December 2015 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security
 
 

TKMS Details Bid for Australia's SEA1000 Submarine Program
 
A big step forward was taken today (December 14th) in the future of digital shipbuilding with the unveiling of a submarine hull section designed in Germany with the plans digitally transmitted to a factory in Western Australia and constructed by a local engineering company.
A big step forward was taken today (December 14th) in the future of digital shipbuilding with the unveiling of a submarine hull section designed in Germany with the plans digitally transmitted to a factory in Western Australia and constructed by a local engineering company.
 

Indra & Alcatel-Lucent conclude the modernization of Poland's national maritime security system
 
Indra, in consortium with the company Alcatel-Lucent, has completed the implementation of an advanced system in Poland that will allow the country's Maritime Authority to effectively and securely manage vessel traffic in its 12 ports, over 440 km. of coastline and 60 km. of navigable channel in the River Oder.
Indra, in consortium with the company Alcatel-Lucent, has completed the implementation of an advanced system in Poland that will allow the country's Maritime Authority to effectively and securely manage vessel traffic in its 12 ports, over 440 km. of coastline and 60 km. of navigable channel in the River Oder.
 

Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer HMS Defender Joined French Carrier Strike Group on IS Operations
 
The Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer HMS Defender has joined the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle ready to support operations against the Islamic State (IS). The Type 45 air defence destroyer met the aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean to strengthen the French ship’s ability to conduct air strikes against the terrorist organisation in Iraq and Syria.
The Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer HMS Defender has joined the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle ready to support operations against the Islamic State (IS). The Type 45 air defence destroyer met the aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean to strengthen the French ship’s ability to conduct air strikes against the terrorist organisation in Iraq and Syria.
 

Russian Navy Third Project 11356 Frigate Admiral Makarov to Start Docking Trials in February 2016
 
The frigate Admiral Makarov currently under construction at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in west Russia for the Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet will start docking trials in February 2016, shipyard spokeswoman Tamara Kadanova told TASS on Tuesday.
The frigate Admiral Makarov currently under construction at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in west Russia for the Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet will start docking trials in February 2016, shipyard spokeswoman Tamara Kadanova told TASS on Tuesday.
 

Delegation from Russia to Discuss Possible Supply of Second Akula-class SSN to Indian Navy
 
The Russian delegation will discuss the possible supply to the Indian Navy of an SSN with missile/torpedo armament similar the Project 971 (Akula class) nuclear-powered attack submarine Nerpa (renamed INS Chakra) handed over in 2012, said Victor Ozerov, chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security.
The Russian delegation will discuss the possible supply to the Indian Navy of an SSN with missile/torpedo armament similar the Project 971 (Akula class) nuclear-powered attack submarine Nerpa (renamed INS Chakra) handed over in 2012, said Victor Ozerov, chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security.
 

Bluefin Robotics Awarded Five Delivery Orders from the U.S. Navy for Ship Hull Inspection Vehicles
 
The U.S. Navy recently awarded five delivery orders to Bluefin Robotics for vehicles that will increase the Navy's capability to remotely search and investigate ship hulls, harbor sea floors, and other underwater infrastructure for limpet mines, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other objects of interest.
The U.S. Navy recently awarded five delivery orders to Bluefin Robotics for vehicles that will increase the Navy's capability to remotely search and investigate ship hulls, harbor sea floors, and other underwater infrastructure for limpet mines, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other objects of interest.
 

Northrop Grumman Selected to Provide Replacement Inertial Navigation System INS-R to US Navy
 
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a base year contract valued at $19.8 million, with a total potential value of $47.8 million over five years, to develop the replacement inertial navigation system (INS-R) deployed on most Navy combat and support ships.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a base year contract valued at $19.8 million, with a total potential value of $47.8 million over five years, to develop the replacement inertial navigation system (INS-R) deployed on most Navy combat and support ships.
 

Ingalls Shipbuilding Launched Future Burke Class Flight IIA Restart Destroyer USS Ralph Johnson
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), the company’s 30th Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer, on Saturday. The Future USS Ralph Johnson is the second of three Areligh Burke-class Flight IIA: Restrat destroyers. DDG 51 Flight IIA Restart ships will provide increased capabilities over previous flights of Arleigh Burke destroyers, including advances in anti-submarine warfare, command and control, and anti-surface warfare.
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), the company’s 30th Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer, on Saturday. The Future USS Ralph Johnson is the second of three Areligh Burke-class Flight IIA: Restrat destroyers. DDG 51 Flight IIA Restart ships will provide increased capabilities over previous flights of Arleigh Burke destroyers, including advances in anti-submarine warfare, command and control, and anti-surface warfare.
 

Final Two H135 Advanced Training Helicopters Delivered to JMSDF by Airbus Helicopters
 
Airbus Helicopters has successfully handed over the 14th and 15th H135 training helicopters to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). This marks the delivery completion of 15 H135s over the last six years. Designated as TH-135 by JMSDF, the 13 units delivered prior have been in operation since 2011.
Airbus Helicopters has successfully handed over the 14th and 15th H135 training helicopters to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). This marks the delivery completion of 15 H135s over the last six years. Designated as TH-135 by JMSDF, the 13 units delivered prior have been in operation since 2011.
 

Third Astute Class Nuclear-Powered Submarine HMS Artful Handed Over to the Royal Navy
 
The third of the new Astute Class attack submarines built by BAE Systems, Artful, has officially been handed over to the Royal Navy. Until now the submarine was owned by Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), the MOD’s body responsible for procuring and supporting equipment for the armed forces.
The third of the new Astute Class attack submarines built by BAE Systems, Artful, has officially been handed over to the Royal Navy. Until now the submarine was owned by Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), the MOD’s body responsible for procuring and supporting equipment for the armed forces.
 

Royal Navy Orders 60 Pacific 24 Mark-4 RIBs from BAE Systems
 
The Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP has announced a £13.5m contract to BAE Systems for 60 new Pacific 24 Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) during a visit to Portsmouth Naval Base. This next generation Pacific 24 Mark-4 will be deployed on Royal Navy ships such as the Off Shore Patrol Vessels, as well as the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers due to arrive in Portsmouth in 2017. The RIBs are the workhorse of the Royal Navy, deploying from ship or shore at speeds of up to 38 knots (44mph) as a rapid response craft to perform fast rescue, anti-piracy and counter-narcotics missions.
The Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP has announced a £13.5m contract to BAE Systems for 60 new Pacific 24 Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) during a visit to Portsmouth Naval Base. This next generation Pacific 24 Mark-4 will be deployed on Royal Navy ships such as the Off Shore Patrol Vessels, as well as the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers due to arrive in Portsmouth in 2017. The RIBs are the workhorse of the Royal Navy...
 

Keel of 7th Russian Navy Borei class SSBN Emperor Alexander III to be Laid Down on December 18
 
The Seventh Borei-class nuclear-powered missile submarine (Project 955A) - the Emperor Alexander III, for the Russian Navy, will be laid down at the Severodvinsk shipyard on December 18, Russian Defence Ministry’s spokesman for the Navy Igor Dygalo said on Monday.
The Seventh Borei-class nuclear-powered missile submarine (Project 955A/Borei-A) - the Emperor Alexander III, for the Russian Navy, will be laid down at the Severodvinsk shipyard on December 18, Russian Defence Ministry’s spokesman for the Navy Igor Dygalo said on Monday.
 

L-3 to Provide Integrated Platform Management System for UK Type 26 Global Combat Ship
 
L-3 Marine Systems UK announced today that it has been awarded a design development agreement from BAE Systems for the initial design and development activities to support ship integration of its Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for the UK Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship.
L-3 Marine Systems UK announced today that it has been awarded a design development agreement from BAE Systems for the initial design and development activities to support ship integration of its Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for the UK Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship.
 

Austal to Build Two More Cape Class Patrol Boat for Australian Customs and Border Protection
 
Austal Limited (Austal) is pleased to announce it has entered into a shipbuilding contract with the National Australia Bank to construct two further Cape Class Patrol Boats. The contract value is $63 million. The two vessels will be delivered to the National Australia Bank in mid-CY2017 and subsequently chartered to the Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Defence) for a minimum term of three years.
Austal Limited (Austal) is pleased to announce it has entered into a shipbuilding contract with the National Australia Bank to construct two further Cape Class Patrol Boats. The contract value is $63 million. The two vessels will be delivered to the National Australia Bank in mid-CY2017 and subsequently chartered to the Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Defence) for a minimum term of three years.
 

Royal Moroccan Navy Orders Five Interceptor 1503 Vessels from Damen
 
In a third recent construction contract with Damen Shipyards Group, the Royal Moroccan Navy has ordered five Interceptor 1503 vessels. The vessels will be mobilised to combat illegal activities such as terrorism and smuggling in Moroccan waters. Designed for ultra-fast operations, the Interceptor 1503 can reach speeds of up to 60 knots. This impressive figure is achieved by combining an outstanding propulsion system with cutting edge lightweight composite materials.
In a third recent construction contract with Damen Shipyards Group, the Royal Moroccan Navy has ordered five Interceptor 1503 vessels. The vessels will be mobilised to combat illegal activities such as terrorism and smuggling in Moroccan waters. Designed for ultra-fast operations, the Interceptor 1503 can reach speeds of up to 60 knots. This impressive figure is achieved by combining an outstanding propulsion system with cutting edge lightweight composite materials.
 

Two C13B Corvettes Delivered to Bangladesh Navy by Chinese Shipyard
 
Two C13B Corvettes, BNS Shadhinota (F111) and BNS Prottoy (F112), were delivered to the Bangladesh Navy at the China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Company (CSOC)'s Wuchang Shipyard in Wuhan, China. CSOC is part of the part of the State Shipbuilding Corporation, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC). The C13B-class of corvette is based on the Type 056 Jiangdao class in use with the PLAN.
Two C13B Corvettes, BNS Shadhinota (F111) and BNS Prottoy (F112), were delivered to the Bangladesh Navy at the China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Company (CSOC)'s Wuchang Shipyard in Wuhan, China. CSOC is part of the part of the State Shipbuilding Corporation, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC). The C13B-class of corvette is based on the Type 056 Jiangdao class in use with the PLAN.
 

Two More Project 21631 Buyan-M Class Corvettes With Kalibr Missiles for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet
 
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has received two Project 21631 Buyan-M-class small missile ships Serpukhov and Zelyony Dol with Kalibr cruise missiles, Fleet Commander Admiral Alexander Vitko said on Monday. A consecration and flag-raising ceremony was held on December 12, he added.
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has received two Project 21631 Buyan-M-class small missile ships (corvettes) Serpukhov and Zelyony Dol with Kalibr cruise missiles, Fleet Commander Admiral Alexander Vitko said on Monday. A consecration and flag-raising ceremony was held on December 12, he added.
 

Russian Navy Project 667BDRM Delfin Delta-IV Verkhoturye SSBN Launched Sineva Ballistic Missile
 
The Project 667BDRM Verkhoturye nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN, NATO reporting name: Delta IV-class) launched a Sineva missile from the Barents Sea to the Kura missile range in Kamchatka, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a press release.
The Project 667BDRM Verkhoturye nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN, NATO reporting name: Delta IV-class) launched a Sineva missile from the Barents Sea to the Kura missile range in Kamchatka, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a press release.
 

French Navy Horizon-Class Destroyer Forbin Integrated to US Navy CSG 8 with USS Harry S. Truman
 
Recently, the French Navy (Marine Nationale) Horizon class Destroyer Forbin was integrated to the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) carrier strike group 8 (CSG-8) during its transit in the Mediterranean Sea. This was, in way, an initiation for the U.S. Navy CSG ahead of a joint deployement with the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its CSG in the Gulf.
Recently, the French Navy (Marine Nationale) Horizon class Destroyer Forbin (classified as Frigate in French Navy) was integrated to the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) carrier strike group 8 (CSG-8) during its transit in the Mediterranean Sea. This was, in way, an initiation for the U.S. Navy CSG ahead of a joint deployement with the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its CSG in the Gulf.
 

U.S. Navy Funds University to Develop "Naviator" Drone Equally Adept at Flying and Swimming
 
The Office of Naval Research (a U.S. Navy office that coordinates, executes, and promotes the science and technology programs of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps) has awarded Rutgers University (the state university of New Jersey) a grant to develop a drone – equally adept at flying through the air and navigating underwater – that could speed search-and-rescue operations, monitor the spread of oil spills and even help the Navy rapidly defuse threats from underwater mines.
The Office of Naval Research (a U.S. Navy office that coordinates, executes, and promotes the science and technology programs of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps) has awarded Rutgers University (the state university of New Jersey) a grant to develop a drone – equally adept at flying through the air and navigating underwater – that could speed search-and-rescue operations, monitor the spread of oil spills and even help the Navy rapidly defuse threats from underwater mines.
 

Chinese Navy (PLAN) Commissioned its Third Type 052D Kunming-class Destroyer "Hefei"
 
According to the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) the third Type 052D (NATO reporting name Luyang III class) destroyer Hefei (hull number 174), was just commissioned on December 12 with China's South Sea Fleet. The vessel is now homeported at Yulin Naval Base located in the Yalong Bay (city of Sanya) on Hainan island.
According to the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) the third Type 052D (NATO reporting name Luyang III class) destroyer Hefei (hull number 174), was just commissioned on December 12 with China's South Sea Fleet. The vessel is now homeported at Yulin Naval Base located in the Yalong Bay (city of Sanya) on Hainan island.
 

German Navy Frigate Augsburg & Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Defender Joined French CSG
 
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) has announced that the Chales de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group (CSG) has been joined by German Navy (Deutsche Marine) F122 Bremen-class frigate Augsburg and by Royal Navy Type 45 Daring-class destroyer HMS Defender. The French Navy also announced that the CSG crossed the Suez canal and is underway towards the Persian Gulf.
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) has announced that the Chales de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group (CSG) has been joined by German Navy (Deutsche Marine) F122 Bremen-class frigate Augsburg and by Royal Navy Type 45 Daring-class destroyer HMS Defender. The French Navy also announced that the CSG crossed the Suez canal and is underway towards the Persian Gulf.
 

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