January 2012 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

Indonesian Navy to procure 24 fast boats to patrol shallow waters
 
The Indonesian Navy plans to acquire 24 guided-missile fast boats to be deployed in shallow waters in the western part of the country, a top Navy officer said on Wednesday. Assistant for planning to the Navy chief of staff, Rear Adm. Sumartono, said the Navy had confirmed the order for the 24 patrol boats.

The Indonesian Navy plans to acquire 24 guided-missile fast boats to be deployed in shallow waters in the western part of the country, a top Navy officer said on Wednesday. Assistant for planning to the Navy chief of staff, Rear Adm. Sumartono, said the Navy had confirmed the order for the 24 patrol boats.

 

Colombian Navy takes delivery of first FS-1500 frigate updated by Thales
 
Thales Group has delivered the first of the FS-1500 frigate to the Colombian Navy, after concluding renovation and modernization works as per Orion program. The Orion is a program plan to modernize the frigate FS-1500 passed by Cotecmar, which includes the installation of various modern equipment.

Thales Group has delivered the first of the FS-1500 frigate to the Colombian Navy, after concluding renovation and modernization works as per Orion program. The Orion is a program plan to modernize the frigate FS-1500 passed by Cotecmar, which includes the installation of various modern equipment.

 

Britain sends its New Type 45 AAW Destroyer HMS Daring to the Persian Gulf
 
The BBC has reported that the Royal Navy’s newest and most advanced ship is being sent to the Persian Gulf for her first mission. That comes amid heightened tensions with Iran over threats by that country to block the main oil shipping lane in the region.

The BBC has reported that the Royal Navy’s newest and most advanced ship is being sent to the Persian Gulf for her first mission. That comes amid heightened tensions with Iran over threats by that country to block the main oil shipping lane in the region.

 

Russian task force, led by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, visits Syrian port
 
Syrian authorities have called the visit of a Russian naval task force to the port of Tartus a “show of solidarity with the Syrian people,” the official SANA news agency reported. A Russian task force, led by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, arrived in Tartus on Sunday to replenish water and food supplies during a long-term training mission in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Syrian authorities have called the visit of a Russian naval task force to the port of Tartus a “show of solidarity with the Syrian people,” the official SANA news agency reported. A Russian task force, led by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, arrived in Tartus on Sunday to replenish water and food supplies during a long-term training mission in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

 

Indian Navy future Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) INS Vikrant out of Dry Dock
 
The Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15), the newest and most modern frigate of the Philippine Navy, arrived this weekend in Palawan to provide a much needed boost in the maritime defense capabilities in the West Philippine Sea.

The first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) of the Navy was floated out at the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), at a low-key event attended by senior shipping and naval officers in late December. Among those present were Union Shipping Secretary K. Mohandas; Rear Admiral K.N. Vaidyanathan, Director General, Naval Design; and Commodore K. Subramaniam, Chairman and Managing Director of CSL.

 

Thales upgrades seventh Royal Navy frigate with Captas-4 S2087 towed Variable Depth Sonar (VDS)
 
HMS Kent, one of the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) most advanced Type 23 frigates, has been fitted with Thales UK’s Sonar 2087 system as part of a multi-million pound upgrade to her systems and operational capability. Kent now becomes the seventh Type 23 frigate to be upgraded with the Sonar 2087 system.

HMS Kent, one of the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) most advanced Type 23 frigates, has been fitted with Thales UK’s Sonar 2087 system as part of a multi-million pound upgrade to her systems and operational capability. Kent now becomes the seventh Type 23 frigate to be upgraded with the Sonar 2087 system.

 

US Navy Remote Minehunting Systems (RMS) Passes First Test
 
Mines can wreak havoc on naval vessels and bring maritime commerce to a full stop. To keep the sea lanes open, the U.S. Navy is developing a Remote Minehunting System (RMS) for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) centered on Lockheed Martin’s Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV). The RMS recently achieved a major milestone, completing the first phase of reliability testing that included 500 hours of mission testing during 33 missions over a five-month period.

Mines can wreak havoc on naval vessels and bring maritime commerce to a full stop. To keep the sea lanes open, the U.S. Navy is developing a Remote Minehunting System (RMS) for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) centered on Lockheed Martin’s Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV). The RMS recently achieved a major milestone, completing the first phase of reliability testing that included 500 hours of mission testing during 33 missions over a five-month period.

 

Foreign Warships Will Need Iran's Permission to Pass through Strait of Hormuz
 
All foreign warships will soon be unable to pass through the Strait of Hormuz unless they first receive a permission from the Iranian Navy ships deployed in the region, an Iranian parliamentarian said, adding that the country's lawmakers are now working on a relevant plan as the strategic waterway is part of the Iranian territories.

All foreign warships will soon be unable to pass through the Strait of Hormuz unless they first receive a permission from the Iranian Navy ships deployed in the region, an Iranian parliamentarian said, adding that the country's lawmakers are now working on a relevant plan as the strategic waterway is part of the Iranian territories.

 

Brazil buys 3 BAE System's Ocean Patrol Vessels
 
The Brazilian Navy has signed a contract worth £133 million with BAE Systems for the supply of three Ocean Patrol Vessels and ancillary support services. The contract also contains a Manufacturing Licence to enable further vessels of the same class to be constructed in Brazil.

The Brazilian Navy has signed a contract worth £133 million with BAE Systems for the supply of three Ocean Patrol Vessels and ancillary support services. The contract also contains a Manufacturing Licence to enable further vessels of the same class to be constructed in Brazil.

 

Iran tests Ghader anti-ship missile during navy war games near strait of Hormuz
 
Iran on Monday successfully tested a Ghader ground-to-ship cruise missile on the last day of navy war games near the Strait of Hormuz, the official news agency IRNA quoted a navy spokesman as saying. "This missile built by Iranian experts successfully hit its target and destroyed it," Commodore Mahmoud Mousavi was quoted as saying. He said it was "the first time" a Ghader missile had been tested.

Iran on Monday successfully tested a Ghader ground-to-ship cruise missile on the last day of navy war games near the Strait of Hormuz, the official news agency IRNA quoted a navy spokesman as saying. "This missile built by Iranian experts successfully hit its target and destroyed it," Commodore Mahmoud Mousavi was quoted as saying. He said it was "the first time" a Ghader missile had been tested.

 

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