April 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

During the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the PLA Navy that are taking place in Qingdao, China decided to show off its new stealth destroyer, the Type 055 destroyer, whose name is Nanchang (DDG-101). The main purpose of the Type 055 destroyers is scheduled to be the protection of the Chinese aircraft carriers.

Russia`s naval shipbuilding industry has launched a Belgorod nuclear-powered special submarine of Project 09852, laid down several surfaced combatants, and linked the sections of a Corvette, according to the country`s officials.

Naval Group has just joined b<>com (or IRT b-com), a European innovation centre based in France. This partnership brings together the European leader in naval defence and the researchers and engineers of the innovation centre with a wide range of expertise. It will help to accelerate technological advances in the field of new digital and communication technologies. The two partners will work together on breakthrough solutions and innovations to reinvent digital solutions for naval defence solutions.

The Russian Black Sea fleet received the Ivan Khurs reconnaissance ship of project 18280 in 2018. It was built by Severnaya verf Shipyard in St. Petersburg. The St. Andrew’s flag was hoisted on it on June 25, 2018, the Zvezda weekly writes. The Ivan Khurs medium scout ship is the second reconnaissance warship of project 18280 designed by Iceberg Bureau.

The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut, a $US 269 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-17-C-2117 for the manufacturing of 42 missile tubes and missile tube outfitting material in support of the Columbia class fleet ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), the Block V Virginia-class submarine, and the United Kingdom (UK) Dreadnought ballistic missile submarine.

Today, on April 23, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for concerted efforts to safeguard maritime peace and build a maritime community with a shared future. This took place during a group meeting with the heads of foreign delegations invited to the multinational naval events marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy.

The Russian Defense Ministry wants to change the status of the united strategic Northern fleet command. It will develop into an independent military-administrative entity in December and will equal a military district. The fleet will be in charge of four regions: Komi, Nenets district, Arkhangelsk and Murmansk regions. A draft presidential decree on the new status has been prepared, the Izvestia daily said.

Il-38 aircraft of an anti-submarine squadron have trained to search for and track the conditional adversary’s submarines in the Arctic zone of the Pacific Fleet responsibility during a flight tactical exercise of the fleet’s naval aviation. The drills took place in Kamchatka, the information support department of the Primorye region said.

A mine-laying group of the Russian Northern Fleet has sailed into the Barents Sea to drill mine-laying operations at the fleet’s see ranges. The group comprises the Alexander Otrakovsky and the Georgy Pobedonosets large landing ships of the Kola Flotilla of all-arms forces of the Northern Fleet. A load of dummy mines was loaded in Severomorsk, the Northern Fleet’s main base, the Northern Fleet said.

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