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

Third Lockheed Martin-Built MUOS Secure Communications Satellite Launched
 
The third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy is now responding to commands after being launched here today. An initialization team, led by the company, is operating the MUOS-3 satellite from the Naval Satellite Operations Center located at the Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California.
The third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy is now responding to commands after being launched yesterday. An initialization team, led by the company, is operating the MUOS-3 satellite from the Naval Satellite Operations Center located at the Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California.
 

Successful RBS15 Mk3 Sea Acceptance Test for Polish Navy Orkan Fast Attack Craft
 
Defence and security company Saab and the Polish Navy have conducted a successful commissioning and sea acceptance test of the RBS15 Mk3 onboard the Orkan-class fast attack craft. The tests were part of Saab’s 2006 contract with Poland for the delivery of RBS15 Mk3 missiles, and their installation on the Orkan-class ships.
Defence and security company Saab and the Polish Navy have conducted a successful commissioning and sea acceptance test of the RBS15 Mk3 onboard the Orkan-class fast attack craft. The tests were part of Saab’s 2006 contract with Poland for the delivery of RBS15 Mk3 missiles, and their installation on the Orkan-class ships.
 

French Shipyard OCEA Launched the OSV 190 Offshore Survey Vessel for Indonesian Navy
 
In December 2014, OCEA, based in Les Sables d'Olonne on the Western coast of France, launched the first of two "OSV 190 SC-WB" Offshore Survey Vessels ordered by Indonesia for the navy (TNI-AL). OCEA won the contract among 9 bidders (3 from South Korea, 1 from Germany, 4 from France including OCEA and 1 from the Netherlands) following an international tender launched in 2011.
In December 2014, OCEA, based in Les Sables d'Olonne on the Western coast of France, launched the first of two "OSV 190 SC-WB" Offshore Survey Vessels ordered by Indonesia for the navy (TNI-AL). OCEA won the contract among 9 bidders (3 from South Korea, 1 from Germany, 4 from France including OCEA and 1 from the Netherlands) following an international tender launched in 2011.
 

GRSE Launched Indian Navy's Third Mk IV Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Vessel
 
The third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk IV project, Yard 2094, for the Indian Navy was launched at an impressive ceremony at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata, in the presence of Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff and Smt. Reena Lanba.
The third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk IV project, Yard 2094, for the Indian Navy was launched at an impressive ceremony at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata, in the presence of Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff and Smt. Reena Lanba.
 

BAE Systems awarded contract for engineering, integration & testing for Aegis Combat System
 
Swedish defence and security company Saab is teaming with Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group to explore future opportunities in the international submarine market. The companies have signed an exclusive teaming agreement to work together in pursuit of the potential Walrus-class submarine replacement programme for the Netherlands. In addition to this project, Saab and Damen will also explore ways in which they might bid jointly on other submarine procurement programmes.
The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract to provide critical system engineering, integration, and testing expertise for the Aegis Combat System on board surface ships. The initial award is valued at $23 million with the total value of the five-year contract estimated at $120 million.
 

Saab and Damen Team for Walrus Future Submarine Replacement Programme
 
Swedish defence and security company Saab is teaming with Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group to explore future opportunities in the international submarine market. The companies have signed an exclusive teaming agreement to work together in pursuit of the potential Walrus-class submarine replacement programme for the Netherlands. In addition to this project, Saab and Damen will also explore ways in which they might bid jointly on other submarine procurement programmes.
Swedish defence and security company Saab is teaming with Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group to explore future opportunities in the international submarine market. The companies have signed an exclusive teaming agreement to work together in pursuit of the potential Walrus-class submarine replacement programme for the Netherlands. In addition to this project, Saab and Damen will also explore ways in which they might bid jointly on other submarine procurement programmes.
 

Chinese Navy (PLAN) Commissioned its First Upgraded Type 054A Frigate with new H/PJ-11 CIWS
 
A commissioning, naming and flag-presenting ceremony of the new "Huanggang" Frigate of the Chinese Navy (PLAN) was held was held at a naval port in Zhoushan city in east China’s Zhejiang province on the morning of January 16, 2015, marking the ship has been officially commissioned to the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN). "Huanggang" is the seventeenth Type 054A Guided Missile Frigate (NATO designation: Jiangkai II class FFG).
A commissioning, naming and flag-presenting ceremony of the new "Huanggang" Frigate of the Chinese Navy (PLAN) was held was held at a naval port in Zhoushan city in east China’s Zhejiang province on the morning of January 16, 2015, marking the ship has been officially commissioned to the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN). "Huanggang" is the seventeenth Type 054A Guided Missile Frigate (NATO designation: Jiangkai II class FFG).
 

Japan Selects Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye to Improve Intel Gathering Capabilities
 
The Japan Ministry of Defense has selected two Northrop Grumman Corporation systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Under a process known as type selection, the Japanese government chose the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft and the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system to help maintain the country's sovereignty.
The Japan Ministry of Defense has selected two Northrop Grumman Corporation systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Under a process known as type selection, the Japanese government chose the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft and the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system to help maintain the country's sovereignty.
 

U.S. Navy Poised to Launch Lockheed Martin-Built MUOS-3 Secure Communications Satellite
 
The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite, MUOS-3, from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday, Jan. 20 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The launch window is between 7:43 p.m. and 8:27 p.m. EST.
The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite, MUOS-3, from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday, Jan. 20 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The launch window is between 7:43 p.m. and 8:27 p.m. EST.
 

U.S. Navy Deploys Guided-Missile Cruiser with Latest Aegis CMS Upgrade to Japan
 
The U.S. Navy announced that the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) will join the Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Yokosuka, Japan. As part of the U.S. Navy's long-range plan to send the most advanced and capable units to the Asia-Pacific, Chancellorsville will leave her homeport of San Diego and deploy to Yokosuka in the summer of 2015.
The U.S. Navy announced that the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) will join the Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Yokosuka, Japan. As part of the U.S. Navy's long-range plan to send the most advanced and capable units to the Asia-Pacific, Chancellorsville will leave her homeport of San Diego and deploy to Yokosuka in the summer of 2015.
 

French Navy Horizon Class Destroyer Chevalier Paul Succeeds in Complex Air Defense Test
 
The "missile test" division of the French procurement agency (DGA) and the French Navy conducted on 13 January 2015 a complex firing test: The scenario consisted in the launch of an Aster 30 surface-to-air missile from the Horizon class air defense destroyer Chevalier Pau" (D621) against an air target pursuing a friendly aircraft. The objective was to confirm the discrimination and intercept ability of the Aster 30 missile when faced with two very interlinked radar tracks.
The "missile test" division of the French procurement agency (DGA) and the French Navy conducted on 13 January 2015 a complex firing test: The scenario consisted in the launch of an Aster 30 surface-to-air missile from the Horizon class air defense destroyer Chevalier Paul (D621) against an air target pursuing a friendly aircraft. The objective was to confirm the discrimination and intercept ability of the Aster 30 missile when faced with two very interlinked radar tracks.
 

Analysis Shows That Rising Maritime Security Threats Sustain Naval Defense Market Globally
 
Deteriorating international relations across the world have caused countries to authorize extensive naval modernisation and re-armament programmes in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Russia, according to a new report by industry analysts Frost & Sullivan.
Deteriorating international relations across the world have caused countries to authorize extensive naval modernisation and re-armament programmes in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Russia, according to a new report by industry analysts Frost & Sullivan.
 

Boeing & Liquid Robotics Demonstrating their SHARCs Wave & Solar Powered USV/UUV
 
A joint Boeing Defense and Liquid Robotics team recently demonstrated the (SHARCs, or Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft) wave and solar powered autonomous craft. The SHARCs is based on Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider SV3, a unique wave and solar propelled 2 parts system (one on the surface, the other under water).
A joint Boeing Defense and Liquid Robotics team recently demonstrated the (SHARCs, or Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft) wave and solar powered autonomous craft. The SHARCs is based on Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider SV3, a unique wave and solar propelled 2 parts system (one on the surface, the other under water).
 

U.S. Navy approves Raytheon multi-role SM-6 Missile for use on more ships
 
The U.S. Navy authorized ships in the Aegis Combat Weapon System baselines 5.3 and 3.A.0 series to carry the Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 (SM-6). The authorization expands the missile's use from five ships to more than 35 ships.
The U.S. Navy authorized ships in the Aegis Combat Weapon System baselines 5.3 and 3.A.0 series to carry the Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 (SM-6). The authorization expands the missile's use from five ships to more than 35 ships.
 

U.S. Navy May Have Selected Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey for COD Carrier On-Board Delivery Missions
 
The U.S. Navy has probably selected the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor made by Bell-Boeing to replace the Northrop Grumman C-2A Greyhound for carrier onboard delivery (COD) missions. Breaking Defense was the first to mention a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on January 5th by Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations and Marine Corps Commandant stipulating that the U.S. Navy will buy four V-22s each year from 2018 to 2020.
The U.S. Navy has probably selected the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor made by Bell-Boeing to replace the Northrop Grumman C-2A Greyhound for carrier onboard delivery (COD) missions. Breaking Defense was the first to mention a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on January 5th by Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations and Marine Corps Commandant stipulating that the U.S. Navy will buy four V-22s each year from 2018 to 2020.
 

Chinese Navy (PLAN) Continues to Qualify J-15 Pilots on board Liaoning Aircraft Carrier
 
According to the Global Times, an English-language Chinese newspaper under the People's Daily, citing People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) sources, a second series of at sea carrier qualifications for J-15 pilots was conducted in November 2014.
According to the Global Times, an English-language Chinese newspaper under the People's Daily, citing People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) sources, a second series of at sea carrier qualifications for J-15 pilots was conducted in November 2014.
 

Exelis to supply Sweden with ES-3701 maritime electronic warfare systems for Gotland class SSK
 
Exelis has been awarded a contract valued at more than $17 million to provide electronic support measures (ESM) technology and services to Sweden through a subcontract with shipbuilder Saab, in Sweden. Under the contract, Exelis will provide Swedish submarines with the latest model of the sophisticated ES-3701 electronic warfare (EW) system, offering a significant capability boost in the areas of situational awareness, targeting, self-protection and surveillance.
Exelis has been awarded a contract valued at more than $17 million to provide electronic support measures (ESM) technology and services to Sweden through a subcontract with shipbuilder Saab, in Sweden. Under the contract, Exelis will provide Swedish submarines with the latest model of the sophisticated ES-3701 electronic warfare (EW) system, offering a significant capability boost in the areas of situational awareness, targeting, self-protection and surveillance.
 

Russian Navy Commissions New Intellingence Ship Yury Ivanov (Project 18280)
 
Just one month after its trials at sea, the first Project 18280 intelligence ship Yury Ivanov has been commissionned in the Russian Navy, spokesman for the St. Petersburg-based Severnaya Verf shipyard told Russian news agency TASS on Wednesday.
Just one month after its trials at sea, the first Project 18280 intelligence ship Yury Ivanov has been commissionned in the Russian Navy, spokesman for the St. Petersburg-based Severnaya Verf shipyard told Russian news agency TASS on Wednesday.
 

General Dynamics Awarded Contract for MK46 Gun Systems Production for LCS and DDG 1000
 
General Dynamics Land Systems is being awarded a $25,692,736 modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option for the production of MK46 MOD 2 Gun Weapon Systems, including associated spares and shore based parts.
The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $26.2 million contract for the production of MK46 Modification (Mod) 2 Gun Weapon Systems (GWS) for use on Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), and Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) ships. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics.
 

French Navy Carrier Strike Group Deploys, Will Be Joined by Royal Navy ASW Frigate HMS Kent
 
The French Navy issued a statement to announce that the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) left Toulon naval base (Southern France) this morning for a deployement nammed "Arromanches". Planned months ago, the CSG deployment in the north of the Indian Ocean is intended to ensure an operational presence mission and pre-positioning in this strategic area for France...
The French Navy issued a statement to announce that the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) left Toulon naval base (Southern France) this morning for a deployment named "Arromanches". Planned months ago, the CSG deployment in the north of the Indian Ocean is intended to ensure an operational presence mission and pre-positioning in this strategic area for France...
 

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