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

Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) Completes South China Sea Patrol
 
Freedom class Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived here to resupply May 13 after a weeklong routine patrol in international waters and airspace of the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands. While Fort Worth has transited the South China Sea many times, this patrol marks the first time an LCS has operated in international waters near the Spratlys.
Freedom class Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived here to resupply May 13 after a weeklong routine patrol in international waters and airspace of the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands. While Fort Worth has transited the South China Sea many times, this patrol marks the first time an LCS has operated in international waters near the Spratlys.

 

Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard contracts Damen for fleet of 12x coastal patrol craft
 
Following a 4-year acquisition programme, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has agreed to purchase twelve vessels for the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force from Damen Shipyards. The Signing Ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of National Security, Temple Court 1 Building, was attended by Permanent Secretary Carl A. Francison behalf of the Ministry of National Security andDamen Sales Director AmericasSander van Oord.
Following a 4-year acquisition programme, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has agreed to purchase twelve vessels for the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force from Damen Shipyards. The Signing Ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of National Security, Temple Court 1 Building, was attended by Permanent Secretary Carl A. Francison behalf of the Ministry of National Security andDamen Sales Director AmericasSander van Oord.
 

Russia - China Joint Naval Group Moving to Dardanelles and the Bosphorus straits
 
Type 054A Jiangkai II frigates Linyi (547) and Weifang (550) of the Navy of China (PLAN) and missile hovercraft Samum (616) of the Black Sea Fleet are passing the central part of the Black Sea. On May 14, they will pass through the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles. The first phase of the Russian-Chinese naval exercise Maritime Cooperation-2015 is over and it was a success, the chief of the Black Sea Fleet’s staff, Vice-Admiral Alexander Nosatov, has told the media.
Type 054A Jiangkai II frigates Linyi (547) and Weifang (550) of the Navy of China (PLAN) and missile hovercraft Samum (616) of the Black Sea Fleet are passing the central part of the Black Sea. On May 14, they will pass through the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles. The first phase of the Russian-Chinese naval exercise Maritime Cooperation-2015 is over and it was a success, the chief of the Black Sea Fleet’s staff, Vice-Admiral Alexander Nosatov, has told the media.
 

At IDEF 2015 WASS Showcased the Black Scorpion and Black Arrow torpedoes
 
According to Azeri Defence News, Turkish shipyard Dearsan (Dearsan Gemi Insaat Sanayili) will deliver first fast attack craft for Turkmenistan. The manufacturer's designation of the vessel type is "33 meter Attack Boat". Azeri Defence News learned during IDEF 2015 exhibition that the first vessel will be delivered in July this year and the last one is expected to be delivered by 2017.
Italian company WASS (member of Finmeccanica) was showcasing two of its latest toperdo systems during IDEF 2015 (the International Defence Industry Fair currently held in Istanbul, Turkey). The Black Scorpion mini torpedo designed to support the contact classification process and the Black Arrow new generation lightweight torpedo.
 

Turkish Shipyard Dearsan Will Deliver Six 33 meters Fast Attack Craft to Turkmenistan
 
According to Azeri Defence News, Turkish shipyard Dearsan (Dearsan Gemi Insaat Sanayili) will deliver first fast attack craft for Turkmenistan. The manufacturer's designation of the vessel type is "33 meter Attack Boat". Azeri Defence News learned during IDEF 2015 exhibition that the first vessel will be delivered in July this year and the last one is expected to be delivered by 2017.
According to Azeri Defence News, Turkish shipyard Dearsan (Dearsan Gemi Insaat Sanayili) will deliver six fast attack craft for Turkmenistan. The manufacturer's designation of the vessel type is "33 meter Attack Boat". Azeri Defence News learned during IDEF 2015 exhibition that the first vessel will be delivered in July this year and the last one is expected to be delivered by 2017.
 

Raytheon AN/SPY-6(V) AMDR sails through Critical Design Review
 
The U.S. Navy and Raytheon Company have completed the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) critical design review. The outcome confirms Raytheon's design and technologies as mature, producible and low risk; on track to meet all radar performance requirements, on schedule and within cost.
The U.S. Navy and Raytheon Company have completed the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) critical design review. The outcome confirms Raytheon's design and technologies as mature, producible and low risk; on track to meet all radar performance requirements, on schedule and within cost.
 

Israel Signed a 430 Million Euros Contract with Germany for 4 TKMS MEKO Patrol Vessels
 
Speaking during the Israel Air Force ceremony on December 25th, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel ordered four new patrol vessels from Germany: "Today, I am pleased to announce that three days ago, we added an important component to our defensive force. We purchased four new Saar vessels from Germany" .
The Israeli Ministry of Defense, through the Procurement Administration and in cooperation with the Navy completed on Monday the negotiations for purchase of four patrol boats. The main goal of this new procurement is the protection of Israel's Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ) where oil and gas production is booming in the sea off west coast of the country. The volume of the transaction is estimated at approximately 430 million euros.
 

DIMDEX 2016, 5th Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference, Officially Launched
 
DIMDEX 2016, the fifth Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference, held under the patronage of His Highness, The Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, was officially launched during a press conference held at IDEF 2015, the International Defence Industry Fair in Turkey.
DIMDEX 2016, the fifth Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference, held under the patronage of His Highness, The Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, was officially launched during a press conference held at IDEF 2015, the International Defence Industry Fair in Turkey.
 

Austal hosts christening of new Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) USNS Brunswick
 
Austal celebrated the christening of USNS Brunswick (JHSV 6) with a ceremony this morning at its state-of-the-art shipyard in Mobile, Ala. USNS Brunswick is the sixth of ten Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) that Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as part of an overall 10-ship block-buy contract worth over $1.6 billion.
Austal celebrated the christening of USNS Brunswick (JHSV 6) with a ceremony this morning at its state-of-the-art shipyard in Mobile, Ala. USNS Brunswick is the sixth of ten Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) that Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as part of an overall 10-ship block-buy contract worth over $1.6 billion.
 

Carl Vinson Strike Group Conducts Exercises With Royal Malaysian Military
 
Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, and Destroyer Squadron 1 participated in various bi-lateral training events May 10 in the South China Sea with Malaysian air and surface units in support of Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet theater security cooperation objectives.
Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, and Destroyer Squadron 1 participated in various bi-lateral training events May 10 in the South China Sea with Malaysian air and surface units in support of Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet theater security cooperation objectives.
 

Brazilian Minister of Defence Jaques Wagner Visited the DCNS Cherbourg Submarine Yard
 
During his official visit to France, Jaques Wagner, Brazilian Defence Minister, visited the DCNS Cherbourg site on the 11thof May 2015. He took the opportunity of seeing for himself the installations of one of the major French industries presently working on Brazilian defence contracts. After being welcomed by HervéGuillou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DCNS, Jaques Wagner visited the workshops where part of this important strategic programme aimed at strengthening the Brazilian navy is taking place. The visit also included meeting the Brazilian teams participating in this programme at Cherbourg, and who benefit from training given by DCNS in the framework of the contract.
During his official visit to France, Jaques Wagner, Brazilian Defence Minister, visited the DCNS Cherbourg site on the 11thof May 2015. He took the opportunity of seeing for himself the installations of one of the major French industries presently working on Brazilian defence contracts. After being welcomed by HervéGuillou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DCNS, Jaques Wagner visited the workshops where part of this important strategic programme aimed at strengthening the Brazilian navy...
 

Vector Aerospace demonstrates flexibility in Portuguese Navy Mk.95 Lynx programme
 
Vector Aerospace UK, a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced the agreement of a long term contract to provide structural maintenance and technical support for the French Navy’s Lynx Mk.4 helicopter fleet. The company’s Fleetlands facility in Gosport, Hampshire, has the only main build/repair jig for this aircraft type in the world, making Vector the leading supplier of deep structural repairs on the Lynx platform.
Vector Aerospace's world leading position for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the Lynx military helicopter has been further underlined by a programme conducted at the company's Fleetlands facility in Gosport, Hampshire and the Portuguese Navy Squadron based in Lisbon.
 

North Korea Test Launched a Ballistic Missile From its New Sinpo-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine
 
North Korea officially announced (and released pictures showing) the first SLBM test (Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile) from its new Sinpo class SSBN (Ballistic Missile Submarine). North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un personally oversaw the launch, according to state-run KCNA agency. The report detailed how the launcher submarine dived at the sound of a combat alarm to test fire the missile.
North Korea officially announced (and released pictures showing) the first SLBM test (Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile) from its new Sinpo class SSB (Ballistic Missile Submarine). North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un personally oversaw the launch, according to state-run KCNA agency. The report detailed how the launcher submarine dived at the sound of a combat alarm to test fire the missile.
 

DARPA SideArm and TALONS Concepts Show Potential for New UAS Capabilities at Sea
 
Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), seeks to give forward-deployed small ships the unprecedented capacity to serve as mobile launch and recovery platforms for medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), seeks to give forward-deployed small ships the unprecedented capacity to serve as mobile launch and recovery platforms for medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
 

Turkey Officialy Signed the Contract For Design & Construction of its Future LHD during IDEF 2015
 
On 7th. May, during IDEF 2015, the Defence exhibiton in Istanbul, the Turkish shipyard SEDEF has signed a contract with the SSM for the design and construction of one LPD ship for the Turkish Navy. Navantia participates in this contract as a technological partner.
On 7th. May, during IDEF 2015, the Defence exhibiton in Istanbul, the Turkish shipyard SEDEF has signed a contract with the SSM for the design and construction of one LPD ship for the Turkish Navy. Navantia participates in this contract as a technological partner.
 

Boeing To Provide P-8A Poseidon MPA Training System to Australia
 
Boeing will provide the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with a complete training system for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft under a contract that also includes the sale of four P-8A training systems for the U.S. Navy. This combined domestic and foreign military sale further strengthens the growing partnership between the U.S. Navy and the RAAF on the P-8 program.
Boeing will provide the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with a complete training system for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft under a contract that also includes the sale of four P-8A training systems for the U.S. Navy. This combined domestic and foreign military sale further strengthens the growing partnership between the U.S. Navy and the RAAF on the P-8 program.
 

Indra to implement its satellite communications system in German Navy K-130 Corvettes
 
Indra, in partnership with the company Atlas Elektronik, will be responsible for providing the German Navy's Braunschweig class (K-130) corvettes with five satellite communications (satcom) terminals. The three-year project covers manufacturing, integration and testing, electronic documentation, and training for crews.
Indra, in partnership with the company Atlas Elektronik, will be responsible for providing the German Navy's Braunschweig class (K-130) corvettes with five satellite communications (satcom) terminals. The three-year project covers manufacturing, integration and testing, electronic documentation, and training for crews.
 

Airbus Helicopters and Brazilian Navy Tested the H145 Helicopter for Naval Missions
 
The H145 continued to be a regular site in the skies above Brazil in April with stops in Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian Navy’s air base in São Pedro da Aldeia. In total, 28 flights were performed for operators such as the Brazilian Navy; Rio de Janeiro’s civil police and fire brigade; oil and gas operators such as Petrobras, Omni and Erickson; the Argentinian Ministry of Security; and several private customers, among others.
The H145 continued to be a regular site in the skies above Brazil in April with stops in Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian Navy’s air base in São Pedro da Aldeia. In total, 28 flights were performed for operators such as the Brazilian Navy; Rio de Janeiro’s civil police and fire brigade; oil and gas operators such as Petrobras, Omni and Erickson; the Argentinian Ministry of Security; and several private customers, among others.
 

Fincantieri and Finmeccanica will renew the Italian Navy's fleet with PPA, LSS and LHD
 
Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and reference player in the naval shipbuilding industry, and Finmeccanica, Italy’s leading manufacturer in the high technology sector, will build and equip the units set out in the renewal plan of the Italian Navy’s fleet.
Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and reference player in the naval shipbuilding industry, and Finmeccanica, Italy’s leading manufacturer in the high technology sector, will build and equip the units set out in the renewal plan of the Italian Navy’s fleet.
 

Raytheon Surveillance Technologies, Analytics Proven Aboard Navy Stiletto Experimental Vessel
 
The U.S. Navy has successfully tested Raytheon's advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) technologies aboard the experimental ship known as the M80 Stiletto, while the vessel was underway. The test took place during operations at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia.
The U.S. Navy has successfully tested Raytheon's advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) technologies aboard the experimental ship known as the M80 Stiletto, while the vessel was underway. The test took place during operations at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia.
 

Russian Helicopters delivers first batch of repaired Ka-31 AEW Helicopters to Indian Navy
 
Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has delivered the first two repaired Ka-31 helicopters, produced by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (a Russian Helicopters company), to India. In 2004, Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise supplied nine Ka-31 helicopters to the Indian Navy. Six needed comprehensive repairs before their first scheduled overhaul, and were sent to Kumertau for this work to be completed. The first two have been returned to India for continued operation. The remaining helicopters are due to be delivered in the near future.
Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has delivered the first two repaired Ka-31 helicopters, produced by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (a Russian Helicopters company), to India. In 2004, Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise supplied nine Ka-31 helicopters to the Indian Navy. Six needed comprehensive repairs before their first scheduled overhaul...
 

IDEF 2015: GE Marine Signs contract with STM for Turkish Navy MILGEM class Corvettes Gas Turbine
 
GE Marine announced during IDEF 2015 (the International Defence Industry Fair currently held in Istanbul, Turkey) it has signed a contract with local shipyard STM for the delivery of LM2500 gas turbines. The engines will power the Turkish Navy’s third and fourth MILGEM multi-purpose corvettes.
GE Marine announced during IDEF 2015 (the International Defence Industry Fair currently held in Istanbul, Turkey) it has signed a contract with local shipyard STM for the delivery of LM2500 gas turbines. The engines will power the Turkish Navy’s third and fourth MILGEM multi-purpose corvettes.
 

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