March 2012 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

Sagem to supply EOMS-NG optronic system for French navy frigates
 
Sagem (Safran group) has signed a contract with French naval shipyard DCNS, under French defense procurement agency DGA as contracting authority, for the modernization of fire control systems on six Floréal class surveillance frigates. The modernization will be based on Sagem's new-generation Electro-Optical Multifunction System (EOMS-NG).

Sagem (Safran group) has signed a contract with French naval shipyard DCNS, under French defense procurement agency DGA as contracting authority, for the modernization of fire control systems on six Floréal class surveillance frigates. The modernization will be based on Sagem's new-generation Electro-Optical Multifunction System (EOMS-NG).

 

Royal Australian Navy HMAS Choules passes first capability test
 
The Royal Australian Navy’s new amphibious ship HMAS Choules has successfully completed its first major amphibious training tasks. Navy and Army have come together during the last three weeks for the amphibious exercises SQUADEX and SEA LION. Exercise SQUADEX provided practice for drivers of Army and Navy landing craft along with a variety of vehicle types as they drive on and off HMAS Choules.

The Royal Australian Navy’s new amphibious ship HMAS Choules has successfully completed its first major amphibious training tasks. Navy and Army have come together during the last three weeks for the amphibious exercises SQUADEX and SEA LION. Exercise SQUADEX provided practice for drivers of Army and Navy landing craft along with a variety of vehicle types as they drive on and off HMAS Choules.

 

BMT Fleet Technology Continues Development of the Contract for Canada’s Joint Support Ship
 
BMT Fleet Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 12-month, $9.8M design project to further develop the Contract Design as one possible option for the Canadian Forces' (CF) new Joint Support Ship (JSS).

BMT Fleet Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 12-month, $9.8M design project to further develop the Contract Design as one possible option for the Canadian Forces' (CF) new Joint Support Ship (JSS).

 

Myanmar gets two former PLAN (chinese) Jianghu II-class (Type 053H1) frigates
 
The Myanmar Navy recently received two Jianghu II-class (Type 053H1) frigates declared surplus to requirement by China's naval command. Pictures from the chinese internet taken in early March 2012 in Shanghai show the two frigates already flying the Myanmar flag with new hull numbers from the Myanmar Navy.

The Myanmar Navy recently received two Jianghu II-class (Type 053H1) frigates declared surplus to requirement by China's naval command. Pictures from the chinese internet taken in early March 2012 in Shanghai show the two frigates already flying the Myanmar flag with new hull numbers from the Myanmar Navy.

 

NATO flagship executes multi-threat live firing scenario successfully
 
HNLMS De Ruyter recently tested her capabilities in a training scenario which offered similarities with the threats warships have to be prepared to deal with in the current security climate - a mix of low and high spectrum violence.

HNLMS De Ruyter recently tested her capabilities in a training scenario which offered similarities with the threats warships have to be prepared to deal with in the current security climate - a mix of low and high spectrum violence.

 

ADIK amphibious ship "C-151 LCT" put into Turkish Navy service
 
Turkey put a fast amphibious military ship into service as a part of the "Landing Craft Tank" ( LCT) project, according to a report on Saturday. The semi-official Anatolia news agency reported that the C-151 was put to sea at the shipyard of Anadolu Tersanesi on March 9.

Turkey put a fast amphibious military ship into service as a part of the "Landing Craft Tank" ( LCT) project, according to a report on Saturday. The semi-official Anatolia news agency reported that the C-151 was put to sea at the shipyard of Anadolu Tersanesi on March 9.

 

China's refitted aircraft carrier will officialy serve in the Chinese Navy (PLAN) in the coming months
 
CHINA'S refitted aircraft carrier will begin serving in the navy officially this year, senior military officials said yesterday. Fighter jets will soon be involved in sea trials that have been running smoothly so far, Xu Hongmeng, deputy commander of Chinese navy, said.

CHINA'S refitted aircraft carrier will begin serving in the navy officially this year, senior military officials said yesterday. Fighter jets will soon be involved in sea trials that have been running smoothly so far, Xu Hongmeng, deputy commander of Chinese navy, said.

 

DCNS conducts first deck landing of new Caiman Marine helicopter on board FREMM Aquitaine
 
A few weeks after the first helicopter landing trials on board the FREMM Aquitaine frigate, DCNS, the French Navy and the French defence procurement agency (DGA) have successfully completed a new series of deck landing trials, this time with new Caiman Marine (NH90) heavy lift helicopter which recently entered operational service with the French Navy.

A few weeks after the first helicopter landing trials on board the FREMM Aquitaine frigate, DCNS, the French Navy and the French defence procurement agency (DGA) have successfully completed a new series of deck landing trials, this time with new Caiman Marine (NH90) heavy lift helicopter which recently entered operational service with the French Navy.

 

INS Vikramaditya (ex-Russian Carrier "Admiral Gorshkov") getting ready for sea trials
 
A Former Russian aircraft carrier (Soviet-built Admiral Gorshkov) which was being refurbished for the Indian Navy is being prepared to begin its first set of sea trials. These trials are expected to last through the spring and end with a delivery to the Indian Navy planned for late 2012.

A Former Russian aircraft carrier (Soviet-built Admiral Gorshkov) which was being refurbished for the Indian Navy is being prepared to begin its first set of sea trials. These trials are expected to last through the spring and end with a delivery to the Indian Navy planned for late 2012.

 

Boeing Delivers 1st P-8A Poseidon Production Aircraft to US Navy
 
Boeing on March 4 officially delivered the first production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy in Seattle. The P-8A is the first of 13 anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft Boeing will deliver as part of a low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract awarded in 2011.

Boeing on March 4 officially delivered the first production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy in Seattle. The P-8A is the first of 13 anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft Boeing will deliver as part of a low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract awarded in 2011.

 

Austal Awarded Construction Contract for JHSV 8 and 9
 
The U.S. Navy has exercised contract options funding the construction of the eighth and ninth Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), as part of a ten-ship program potentially worth over US$1.6 billion. The construction contract for these vessels is valued at approximately US$321.7 million.

The U.S. Navy has exercised contract options funding the construction of the eighth and ninth Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), as part of a ten-ship program potentially worth over US$1.6 billion. The construction contract for these vessels is valued at approximately US$321.7 million.

 

Russian Navy buying Icelandic Gavia Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
 
The Russian Navy is buying eight AUVs from Teledyne Gavia for a total of €19 millions. Three of the autonomous underwater vehicles will be delivered this. The remaining five will be delivered in 2013 and 2014 according to russian paper Nezavisimaya Gazeta reports.

The Russian Navy is buying eight AUVs from Teledyne Gavia for a total of €19 millions. Three of the autonomous underwater vehicles will be delivered this. The remaining five will be delivered in 2013 and 2014 according to russian paper Nezavisimaya Gazeta reports.

 

IRGC Commander: Iran to Show Naval Power to World
 
A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that the Iranian Navy is showing its might and power to the world by developing and upgrading its equipment, tools and weapons.

A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that the Iranian Navy is showing its might and power to the world by developing and upgrading its equipment, tools and weapons.

 

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