September 2012 Maritime Defense Industry and Naval Forces News
 
 

Fire destroys brand new North Sea Boats 63m Stealth Fast Missile Patrol Vessel
 
A fire destroyed the Indonesian Navy's KRI Klewang-625 at the naval port in Banyuwangi, East Java on Friday just weeks after its official launch ceremony. The Fast Missile Patrol Vessel (FMPV) was officialy launched on Friday 31st August, 2012 at PT Lundin’s shipyard facility in Banyuwangi, East Java.

A fire destroyed the Indonesian Navy's KRI Klewang-625 at the naval port in Banyuwangi, East Java on Friday just weeks after its official launch ceremony. The Fast Missile Patrol Vessel (FMPV) was officialy launched on Friday 31st August, 2012 at PT Lundin’s shipyard facility in Banyuwangi, East Java.

 

Algeria looking to procure two additional Improved Kilo Project 636M Diesel Submarines from Russia
 
Algeria may order two additional diesel electric submarines of project 636M considered one of the best selling products of the Russian defense industry from Russia. A source in the Russian Defense Ministry reported that Rosoboronexport received an application from Algeria for purchase of two diesel electric submarines of project 636M (Kilo according to NATO classification).

Algeria may order two additional diesel electric submarines of project 636M considered one of the best selling products of the Russian defense industry from Russia. A source in the Russian Defense Ministry reported that Rosoboronexport received an application from Algeria for purchase of two diesel electric submarines of project 636M (Kilo according to NATO classification).

 

U.S Navy awards boeing a $1.9 Billion Contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft
 
The U.S. Navy on Sept. 21 awarded Boeing a $1.9 billion contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon aircraft, which will take the total fleet to 24 and bolster the service's anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

The U.S. Navy on Sept. 21 awarded Boeing a $1.9 billion contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon aircraft, which will take the total fleet to 24 and bolster the service's anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

 

French Navy Rafale M test fires a live AM39 Block2 Mod2 Exocet Anti-ship missile for the first time
 
On September 19, 2012, a French Navy (Marine Nationale) Rafale M was launched from the nuclear powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulles (R91) and fired an Exocet anti-ship missile according to the French aerospace magazine Air & Cosmos.

On September 19, 2012, a French Navy (Marine Nationale) Rafale M was launched from the nuclear powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91) and fired an Exocet anti-ship missile according to the French aerospace magazine Air & Cosmos.

 

Raytheon's JLENS Aerostat, SM-6 Missile Work Together to Protect Ships
 
On Sept. 21, 2012, on an isolated test range in New Mexico, Raytheon’s Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System JLENS aerostat provided targeting information to a Standard Missile-6, enabling the weapon to successfully engage an anti-ship cruise missile target.

On Sept. 21, 2012, on an isolated test range in New Mexico, Raytheon’s Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System JLENS aerostat provided targeting information to a Standard Missile-6, enabling the weapon to successfully engage an anti-ship cruise missile target.

 

Bath Iron Works Awarded $39 Million for DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Services
 
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a business unit of General Dynamics (GD), a $38.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract to perform class and engineering services associated with the detail design and construction of DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class ships.

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a business unit of General Dynamics (GD), a $38.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract to perform class and engineering services associated with the detail design and construction of DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class ships.

 

Vigor Industrial introduces its new Offshore Patrol Cutter with Ulstein X-BOW
 
In response to the U.S. Coast Guard's demanding Offshore Patrol Cutter requirements, Vigor Industrial looked beyond the conventional. With the Ulstein X-BOW®, the Vigor OPC delivers unmatched seakeeping and endurance. The Ulstein X-BOW is an inverted bow designed by Ulstein Group to improve handling in rough sea, and to lower fuel consumption by causing less hydrodynamic drag.

In response to the U.S. Coast Guard's demanding Offshore Patrol Cutter requirements, Vigor Industrial looked beyond the conventional. With the Ulstein X-BOW®, the Vigor OPC delivers unmatched seakeeping and endurance. The Ulstein X-BOW is an inverted bow designed by Ulstein Group to improve handling in rough sea, and to lower fuel consumption by causing less hydrodynamic drag.

 

Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded Modernization Contract for Ticonderoga-Class Cruisers
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered the amphibious transport dock Anchorage (LPD 23) to the U.S. Navy. It is the seventh ship of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class built at Ingalls.

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded an $83.3 million cost-plus-award-fee contract from the U.S. Navy for continued life-cycle engineering, modernization and support services on the U.S. Navy's fleet of USS Ticonderoga-class (CG 47) Aegis guided missile cruisers. The contract is the first of five options which, if exercised, would place the total value of the contract at $468.2 million.

 

APKWS® semi- active laser-guided rocket to be integrated on MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV
 
For the first time, the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS®) will be integrated onto an unmanned aerial vehicle, BAE Systems announced today. The company, which designed and manufactures the guidance section of the laser-guided rocket, was recently awarded a U.S. Navy contract to add the APKWS onto the MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV.

For the first time, the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS®) will be integrated onto an unmanned aerial vehicle, BAE Systems announced today. The company, which designed and manufactures the guidance section of the laser-guided rocket, was recently awarded a U.S. Navy contract to add the APKWS onto the MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV.

 

General Dynamics Electric Boat awarded contract for USS Miami (SSN 755) fire restoration
 
General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $94 Million cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order for level-of-effort man-hours and material for advance planning and preliminary execution efforts for the USS Miami (SSN 755) fire restoration.

General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $94 Million cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order for level-of-effort man-hours and material for advance planning and preliminary execution efforts for the USS Miami (SSN 755) fire restoration.

 

Second Astute class submarine (HMS Ambush) sets sail on sea trials
 
The 7,400 tonne attack submarine left the site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria this morning for Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde, Faslane, which will become its operational base. This major milestone in the submarine programme is the point at which Ambush will begin to test its range of capabilities, under the control of Ambush Commanding Officer, Commander Peter Green and his crew.

The 7,400 tonne attack submarine left the site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria Saturday 15 September for Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde, Faslane, which will become its operational base. This major milestone in the submarine programme is the point at which Ambush will begin to test its range of capabilities, under the control of Ambush Commanding Officer, Commander Peter Green and his crew.

 

DCNS & TERMA combine their expertise to multiply the operational capabilities of L'Adroit OPV
 
Designed and built by DCNS in less than 24 months, if the Gowind® OPV L’Adroit is a major industrial and technological achievement, Terma also made a commitment to deliver an affordable but highly capable radar package to DCNS within a very short timeframe.

Designed and built by DCNS in less than 24 months, if the Gowind® OPV L’Adroit is a major industrial and technological achievement, Terma also made a commitment to deliver an affordable but highly capable radar package to DCNS within a very short timeframe.

 

Ingalls Shipbuilding Starts Fabrication on Aegis Destroyer John Finn (DDG 113)
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries has started fabrication on the U.S. Navy's next Aegis guided missile destroyer, John Finn (DDG 113). The ship will be built at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division and will be the 29th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built at Ingalls.

Huntington Ingalls Industries has started fabrication on the U.S. Navy's next Aegis guided missile destroyer, John Finn (DDG 113). The ship will be built at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division and will be the 29th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built at Ingalls.

 

US Navy tests New expeditionary RQ-21 Tactical UAV at China Lake
 
The US Navy successfully launched its newest small unmanned aircraft without using a runway Sept. 10 at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif. A little more than two years into its engineering, manufacturing and development phase, the RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Air System (STUAS) entered developmental test at China Lake, beginning with a 66-minute flight Monday.

The US Navy successfully launched its newest small unmanned aircraft without using a runway Sept. 10 at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif. A little more than two years into its engineering, manufacturing and development phase, the RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Air System (STUAS) entered developmental test at China Lake, beginning with a 66-minute flight Monday.

 

General Dynamics NASSCO Completes First Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) Hull Ahead of Schedule
 
The shipbuilders of General Dynamics NASSCO have completed the structural assembly and weld-out of 26,241 metric tons of steel to erect the entire structure of the first Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) for the U.S. Navy. Construction of the ship is progressing on schedule and under budget, with delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2013.

The shipbuilders of General Dynamics NASSCO have completed the structural assembly and weld-out of 26,241 metric tons of steel to erect the entire structure of the first Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) for the U.S. Navy. Construction of the ship is progressing on schedule and under budget, with delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2013.

 

Transfer and Commissioning of the Third SIGMA Frigate for the Royal Moroccan Navy
 
On 8 September 2012, the SIGMA Class Frigate, Allal Ben Abdellah, built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, was transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy. For this occasion DSNS had the unique opportunity to let the ceremony take place in Rotterdam, during the 35th edition of the “World Port Days”.

On 8 September 2012, the SIGMA Class Frigate, Allal Ben Abdellah, built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, was transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy. For this occasion DSNS had the unique opportunity to let the ceremony take place in Rotterdam, during the 35th edition of the “World Port Days”.

 

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