December 2012 Maritime Defense Industry and Naval Forces News
 
 

Austal delivers first Joint High Speed Vessel - USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1)
 
The first Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), was officially delivered by Austal to the United States Navy on 5 December. The signing event was attended Craig Perciavalle, Sr. Vice President of Austal USA, representing the builder. The USNS Spearhead successfully completed Acceptance Trials in September and will sail away later this year.

The first Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), was officially delivered by Austal to the United States Navy on 5 December. The signing event was attended Craig Perciavalle, Sr. Vice President of Austal USA, representing the builder. The USNS Spearhead successfully completed Acceptance Trials in September and will sail away later this year.

 

U.S. Navy sends two guided missile destroyers to monitor North Korea rocket launch
 
The United States is moving navy ships into position to track a North Korean rocket due to launch later this month. The United States is deploying ships to monitor and potentially shoot down a rocket North Korea plans to fire as soon as next week, as Japan readied its military to destroy any possible debris.
The United States is moving navy ships into position to track a North Korean rocket due to launch later this month. The United States is deploying ships to monitor and potentially shoot down a rocket North Korea plans to fire as soon as next week, as Japan readied its military to destroy any possible debris.
 

CNIM delivers 4th L-CAT/EDA-R landing catamaran to the French Defense Procurement Agency
 
As part of the contract awarded to CNIM by the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) in 2009, EDA-R (Fast Amphibious Landing Craft) no. 4 was delivered on Monday 26 November 2012, one year after the first vessel. After arriving at the CNIM site in La Seyne-sur-Mer in October, EDA-R #04 (L9095) successfully completed the tests stipulated in the contract and was therefore accepted by the DGA.

As part of the contract awarded to CNIM by the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) in 2009, EDA-R (Fast Amphibious Landing Craft) no. 4 was delivered on Monday 26 November 2012, one year after the first vessel. After arriving at the CNIM site in La Seyne-sur-Mer in October, EDA-R #04 (L9095) successfully completed the tests stipulated in the contract and was therefore accepted by the DGA.

 

First JSM (joint strike missile) fuselage unveiled, signalling development milestone
 
This is truly a milestone event, and it marks an important step forward in ensuring both our future military capability and industrial opportunities for the Norwegian defence industry, said State Secretary of Defence Eirik Øwre Thorshaug after he Thursday officially unveiled the first completed fuselage for the new Joint Strike Missile, developed by Kongsberg for the F-35.
This is truly a milestone event, and it marks an important step forward in ensuring both our future military capability and industrial opportunities for the Norwegian defence industry, said State Secretary of Defence Eirik Øwre Thorshaug after he Thursday officially unveiled the first completed fuselage for the new Joint Strike Missile, developed by Kongsberg for the F-35.
 

Norwegian Navy Takes Delivery of New NH90 NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopter)
 
NHIndustries is proud to announce the delivery of the second NH90 NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopter) helicopter to the Norwegian Armed Forces. The delivery ceremony took place on November 28 at AgustaWestland’s Tessera facility where it was assembled.
NHIndustries is proud to announce the delivery of the second NH90 NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopter) helicopter to the Norwegian Armed Forces. The delivery ceremony took place on November 28 at AgustaWestland’s Tessera facility where it was assembled. “We are extremely pleased to deliver this helicopter because we know how important this new helicopter is for the Norwegian Armed Forces” declared Xavier Poupardin Delegated Managing Director of NHIndustries.
 

DCNS at Exponaval 2012 International Maritime & Naval Exhibition & Conference for Latin America
 
DCNS is a major player in the European and world markets for value-added naval defence systems. As a naval prime contractor, shipbuilder and systems integrator, DCNS combines resources and expertise spanning the naval defence value chain and entire system lifecycles. DCNS delivers innovative solutions from integrated warships to strategic systems, equipment, services and new energy solutions.
DCNS is a major player in the European and world markets for value-added naval defence systems. As a naval prime contractor, shipbuilder and systems integrator, DCNS combines resources and expertise spanning the naval defence value chain and entire system lifecycles. DCNS delivers innovative solutions from integrated warships to strategic systems, equipment, services and new energy solutions.
 

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