August 2017 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

Construction of two Project 11356 frigates, laid down for Russian Navy, to be completed for India
INS Trikand Project 11356 The construction of two Project 11356 frigates, initially laid at the Yantar shipyard for the Black Sea Fleet, will be completed for India, reported to TASS Igor Ponomaryov, the United Shipbuilding Corporation vice-president for defense production.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Completes Overhaul and Modernization of USS Ramage - DDG 61
Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Ramage DDG 61
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division redelivered the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) to the U.S. Navy on Monday, four days ahead of schedule. The ship, originally built by Ingalls and delivered to the Navy in 1995, arrived in Pascagoula last November for overhaul and modernization work.

Krylov Center presents concept corvette Briz at Army-2017
Briz Corvette Krylov center Army 2017 1
The focus in the development of the advanced corvette Briz (Breeze) was placed on the optimization of the corvette’s seaworthiness, including through various ship stabilization means. As a result of the Krylov Center’s efforts, the corvette, with a very moderate displacement, carries extremely powerful weapons for this type of ships consisting of 24 universal vertical launchers for surface-to-surface missiles, as well as 16 vertical launchers for longer-range surface-to-air missiles (SAM) and 32 - for short-range SAMs, the Zvezda TV channel reported.

Military Sealift Command Ships to get L3 WESCAM MX-10MS EO Systems for Situational Awarness
Military Sealift Command Ships L3 WESCAM MX 10MS EO Systems
L3 WESCAM announced that it has recently been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract worth up to $49 million from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) for its MX-10MS electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging turrets. The systems will be integrated by NSWC Crane into a larger system solution in support of the situational awareness system requirement for the Military Sealift Command Electro-Optical System (MSC-EOS) program.

HII Selected to Repair Guided Missile Destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62)
HII to Repair Guided Missile Destroyer USS Fitzgerald DDG 62
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been selected to repair the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) when it returns to the United States. The ship will be brought to Ingalls’ facilities in Pascagoula for the repairs.

Royal Malaysian Navy Launched its First LCS Gowind Frigate KD Maharaja Lela
LCS Gowind Frigate Malaysia TLDM RMN Boustead Naval Group 001 The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN or Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia; TLDM) launched and named today its first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Gowind frigate. The ceremony took place at Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) Lumut shipyard (Western Malaysia) on August 24th. The first of class vessel is now known as KD Maharaja Lela.

French Navy Aquitaine-class Frigate Auvergne Begins First Operational Deployment

The French Navy (Marine Nationale) announced that the FREMM multi-mission frigate Auvergne set sail for its first operational deployment. This fourth frigate of the Aquitaine-class is deploying to the Indian Ocean for over four months. This deployment is part of the verification of the unit's military capabilities before entering "active duty".


Sonardyne Sonars Installed to Protect New Middle East Energy Facility
Sonardyne Sentinel CNI
Maritime security company, Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, has announced that its underwater intruder detection sonar technology, Sentinel, has been installed on the site of a new Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) facility in the Middle East to monitor unauthorised access from the sea. The programme of work included the supply of multiple in-water sonars and redundant control room equipment in order to provide uninterrupted situational awareness over a large waterfront.

SEA CORP Wins Contract for U.S. Navy & Royal Australian Navy Submarine Platform Engineering
Australia's Future Submarine Program reaches major international milestone
On 20 July 2017, Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown was awarded a new $21.5 Million contract to provide engineering services for the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy’s current and future submarine platforms. SEA CORP and its team of subcontractors will provide services and materials to the Undersea Warfare Combat Systems Department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport.

USS Coronado LCS 4 Hits Target With Harpoon Missile during Training near Guam
USS Coronado LCS 4 hits target with Harpoon 1
The Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) conducted a successful live-fire of the harpoon block 1C missile off the coast of Guam Aug 22 striking a surface target at significant distance beyond the ship’s visual range. Coronado’s successful firing of the harpoon over-the-horizon missile system demonstrates the lethality of LCS while deployed overseas.

HII Successfully Completes Acceptance Sea Trials For Amphibious Transport Dock Portland LPD 27
Portland LPD 27 Completes Acceptance Sea Trials
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced the successful completion of acceptance sea trials for the amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27). The San Antonio-class ship, built at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, spent last week with the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), performing more than 200 trial events that included both in-port and underway portions.

Indian Navy Commissions 2nd GRSE-built Mk IV Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Vessel
Indian Navy 2nd LCU MkIV
Dr. Jagdish Mukhi, Lieutenant Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, commissioned IN LCU L52 into the Indian Navy on August 21st at Port Blair. IN LCU L52 is the second Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV class to be inducted into the Indian Navy. The ship has been indigenously designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata. The commissioning of L-52 is yet another manifestation of the potential of the country’s indigenous design and ship building capability.

Russian Navy Udaloy I-class ASW Destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov to Receive Kalibr Missiles
Russian Navy Udaloy I class ASW Destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov
The 'Marshal Shaposhnikov' Project 1155 large anti-submarine warfare (ASW) ship being upgraded at JSC Dalzavod Ship Repairing Center will get the ability to use Kalibr cruise, anti-ship and anti-submarine guided missiles, the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) writes in its official blog quoting the Dalzavod`s acquisition plan for 2017 published online.

Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship Little Rock - LCS 9 - Completes Builder's Trials
Littoral Combat Ship Little Rock LCS 9 The Lockheed Martin-led industry team successfully completed the future USS Little Rock's (LCS 9) Builder's Trials on Aug. 17. The ship's sea trials were completed in Lake Michigan after a successful set of demonstrations which saw the fifth LCS 9 hit speeds over 40 knots.

First LCS Gowind Frigate for Royal Malaysian Navy set for August 24th Launch
LCS Gowind Frigate Malaysia TLDM RMN Boustead Naval Group 1 The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN or Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia; TLDM) announced last week that the first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Gowind frigate will be launched by Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) at the Lumut shipyard (Western Malaysia) on August 24th.

Russian Navy Special Forces to Receive P-650 Midget Submarines
P 650 special purpose midget submarine 1
The Russian Navy’s special operations forces (SOF) will receive the newest P-650 special-purpose midget submarines. These ships display just 720 tons and will be able to covertly deliver special-purpose and SOF groups to the shore and retrieve them. The submarine was designed by the Malakhit Special Marine Engineering Design Bureau. According to experts, it will be a response to the introduction of submarines converted by the U.S. Navy into SOF platforms, the newspaper Izvestia reported.

Raytheon AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar - AMDR - Aces 2nd Ballistic Missile Test
Raytheon begins AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar - AMDR - production Raytheon Company's AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar successfully searched for, acquired and tracked a ballistic missile test target during its second live-target flight test at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii. This test event featured a more complex, threat-representative ballistic missile target than prior tests, intended to challenge the detection and tracking capabilities of the new radar. AN/SPY-6 acquired and maintained the long-range missile target track, from launch through flight.

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