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June 2017 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security
 
 

Future US Navy Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy CVN 79 Reaches 50 Percent Structural Completion

Future US Navy Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy CVN 79 Reaches 50 Percent Structural Completion
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HII aircraft carrier john f kennedy 50 percent complete
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) grew about 70 feet in length with the addition of the lower stern. The lower stern was lifted into place at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, where the second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier is now 50 percent structurally complete.
 

Thales Previewed its Force Multiplier Connected Mission Aircraft at Paris Air Show 2017

Thales Previewed its Force Multiplier Connected Mission Aircraft at Paris Air Show 2017
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THALES Force Multiplier PAL PAS2017 1
At Paris Air Show 2017 held last week, Thales gave Navy Recognition a preview of the future multi-mission aircraft solution the French company is working on with PAL Aerospace: The Force Multiplier based on a Dash-8 Q 300 turboprop aircraft.
 

Russian Navy Victor III-class SSN Obninsk Practices Torpedo Attack in Drills

 

Russian Navy Victor III-class SSN Obninsk Practices Torpedo Attack in Drills
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Russian Navy Victor III-class SSN Obninsk Practices Torpedo Attack in Drills
The crew of Russia’s Project 671RTMK (NATO reporting name: Victor-III class) nuclear-powered attack submarine Obninsk has practiced attacking a simulated enemy’s ships with torpedoes in the Barents Sea, the Russian Northern Fleet’s press office said.
 

FLIR Systems to Provide Star SAFIRE 380-HD Systems for USCG HC-27J Surveillance Aircraft Fleet

 

FLIR Systems to Provide Star SAFIRE 380-HD Systems for USCG HC-27J Surveillance Aircraft Fleet
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FLIR Systems, Inc. announced an award of $17.9 million for anindefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of a maximum of 19 FLIR Star SAFIRE 380-HD (high-definition) systems, in support of the United States Coast Guard HC-27J surveillance aircraft fleet. FLIR will provide the Star SAFIRE 380-HD systems, cabling, controller units, software, mounting hardware, technical engineering services, and logistics support.
 

Austal Wins Contract to Build Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship LCS 28 for the US Navy

Austal Wins Contract to Build Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship LCS 28 for the US Navy
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LCS Independence Austal US navy
In a banner announcement for the Australian defence industry, WA based Austal has won a contract worth up to A$779 million (US$584m) to build the Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 28) for the United States Navy.
 

China's 24th Type 054A Frigate Commissioned with PLAN South Sea Fleet

China's 24th Type 054A Frigate Commissioned with PLAN South Sea Fleet
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Type 054A Frigate Xuchang PLAN China 1
The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) commissioned its 24th Type 054A Frigate (Jiangkai II-class) "Xuchang" (hull number 536). The Commissioning ceremony took place on June 23rd at Zhanjiang naval base, headquarter of the PLAN South Sea Fleet. The frigate joins the PLAN East Sea Fleet.
 

Metal Shark Wins $54 Million US Navy Contract to Build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels

Metal Shark Wins $54 Million US Navy Contract to Build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels
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Metal Shark 85 Defiant NCPV US Navy
Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been selected by the US Navy to build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels (NCPVs) for United States partner nations through the Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
 

ECA Group tests multi-simultaneous MCM drone operation with the Belgian Navy

ECA Group tests multi-simultaneous MCM drone operation with the Belgian Navy
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ECA Group, in the framework of the Belgian Navy evaluation of Unmanned Maritime Systems 2017, demonstrated the capability to deploy simultaneously its AUVs, USV and ROVs to perform parallel and collaborative Detection to Identification MCM operation.
 

Video: Russian Navy Frigates & Submarine Launch 3M-14 Kalibr Missiles Against IS

Video: Russian Navy Frigates & Submarine Launch 3M-14 Kalibr Missiles Against IS
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Russian Navy Kalibr Syria
The Russian Navy`s Project 11356 'Admiral Essen' and 'Admiral Grigorovich' guided missile frigates and the Project 636.3 'Krasnodar' diesel-electric submarine have destroyed the Islamic State (IS) terrorist grouping`s large weapon and munition depots in Syria using the 3M-14 Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles (SLCM), according to Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD).
 

Rosatom and Russian Shipyards Welcome Project 10510 Leader Icebreaker Project

Rosatom and Russian Shipyards Welcome Project 10510 Leader Icebreaker Project
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Project 10510 Leader class
Shipyards and Rosatom are optimistic about the program to create nuclear icebreaker of project 10510 with a capacity of 120 MW, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at a meeting of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with his deputies.
 

DCNS's F21 Heavyweight Torpedo has Entered its Final Development Phase

DCNS's F21 Heavyweight Torpedo has Entered its Final Development Phase
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F21 Heavyweight Torpedo DCNS
DCNS has just performed a qualification firing of the F21 torpedo as part of the Artémis programme led by the DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement). The DGA aims to equip all French Navy nuclear submarines with this heavy torpedo, the highest performing one of its generation.
 

First Project 22220 Nuclear Icebreaker Arctika for Russian Navy to be Commissioned in June 2019

First Project 22220 Nuclear Icebreaker Arctika for Russian Navy to be Commissioned in June 2019
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nuclear icebreaker project 22220 rosatom russia
The Arctika lead icebreaker of project 22220 will be commissioned in June 2019. Another two vessels will follow in 2020 and 2021, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at a meeting of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with his deputies.
 

Raytheon Restarts SM-2 Production for the Netherlands Japan Australia and South Korea

Raytheon Restarts SM-2 Production for the Netherlands Japan Australia and South Korea
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Raytheon Restarts SM-2 Production for the Netherlands Japan Australia and South Korea
Due to global demand, Raytheon Company has restarted its Standard Missile-2 production line to meet the needs of four international customers who aligned requirements and pooled resources to make a 'bundle' purchase through foreign military sales.
 

Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 VTOL UAV Completes Qualification with French Navy Mistral-class LHD

Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 VTOL UAV Completes Qualification with French Navy Mistral-class LHD
 
Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 VTOL UAV Completes Qualification Aboard French Navy Mistral-class LHD Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) once again convinced with its outstanding maritime capability when successfully completing qualification flights for the French Navy from 29 May to 3 June 2017.
 

Raytheon, Kongsberg to offer Naval Strike Missile for US Navy over-the-horizon requirement

Raytheon, Kongsberg to offer Naval Strike Missile for US Navy over-the-horizon requirement
 
Raytheon, Kongsberg to offer Naval Strike Missile for US Navy over-the-horizon requirement
Raytheon Company and Kongsberg Gruppen will offer the Naval Strike Missile to meet the U.S. Navy's over-the-horizon requirement for its littoral combat ships and future frigates. The team will meet the U.S. Navy's June 23 proposal deadline.
 

European Maritime Safety Agency Selects SKELDAR V-200 VTOL UAV

European Maritime Safety Agency Selects SKELDAR V-200 VTOL UAV
 
European Maritime Safety Agency Selects SKELDAR V-200 VTOL UAV UMS SKELDAR, Europe’s only provider of both rotary and fixed-wing UAVs wins multi-million Euro contract with Martek for multi-role operations with the European Maritime Safety Agency – the largest ever civilian maritime UAV programme.
 

Japan Coast Guard orders three additional H225 helicopters

Japan Coast Guard orders three additional H225 helicopters
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Japan Coast Guard orders three additional H225 helicopters
Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of three additional H225s. This new order will bring the JCG’s total H225 fleet to nine units by February 2020. The JCG already placed an order for a sixth H225 in 2016, which will be delivered in 2018.
 

Navantia Cuts Steel on First of Two AOR Vessels for Royal Australian Navy

Navantia Cuts Steel on First of Two AOR Vessels for Royal Australian Navy
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NGC Demonstrates Unmanned Mine-hunting Capabilities During Belgium North Sea Unmanned MCM Trials
The first cut of the steel being used to build the Royal Australian Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment ships (AORs) has been undertaken June 19th following the successful completion of the critical design review. Navantia was awarded the contract to construct the ships which will replace the Navy’s current supply ships HMA Ships Success and Sirius. The new AORs are scheduled to be delivered by 2019 and 2020.
 

Russian Project 677 submarines to be able to conduct missile salvo launches against sea targets

Russian Project 677 submarines to be able to conduct missile salvo launches against sea targets
 
Russian Project 677 submarines to be able to conduct missile salvo launches against sea targets The Russian Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric submarine will be able to perform missile salvo launches against sea targets, Russian Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief for Armament Vice-Admiral Viktor Bursuk said.
 

US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet Shot Down a Syrian Regime Su-22

US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet Shot Down a Syrian Regime Su-22
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US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet Shot Down a Syrian Regime Su-22
A US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet multi-role from Carrier Air Wing 8 (aircraft carrer USS Georges Bush) shot down a Pro-Syrian Regime Su-22 fighter bomber near Raqqa, Syria.
 

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