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November 2018 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security


Future USS Michael Monsoor and HMS Queen Elizabeth Conduct PHOTOEX

Two of the world’s most technologically sophisticated warships, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) and the British Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), conducted a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) and RFA Tidespring (A136), a Tide-class replenishment tanker of the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), Nov. 11.

US Navy CSG in Intense Live Fire Exercise to Increase Fleet Lethality and Tactical Proficiency

Warships from the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (CSG), along with other Norfolk-based cruiser-destroyer (CRUDES) units, participated Nov. 5 in a Live Fire With A Purpose (LFWAP) missile exercise (MSLEX) off the East Coast of the U.S. demonstrating enhanced lethality, capability and readiness.

U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 11 'Sioux City'

The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Sioux City (LCS 11) – the nation’s sixth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – at the United States Naval Academy today. This milestone places the ship, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), into active service.

Construction of First 'Russian LCS' Project 20386 Corvette Delayed

The supply of the superstructure for the Derzky lead corvette of project 20386 is delayed because of untimely financing, FlotProm online publication said quoting Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard which has to produce the superstructure for Severnaya verf Shipyard.

Nuclear reactors loaded onto project 22220 Ural atomic icebreaker

Experts of the Joint Stock Company Baltic Shipyard, an affiliate of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, and GK Spetstyazhavtotrans enterprise have loaded two Ritm-200 nuclear reactors onto the second project 22220 serial atomic icebreaker Ural, the USC press service said.

Naval Group and Dutch Company Atmos UAV sign LoI for VTOL UAV

The Dutch company Atmos UAV has been selected by Naval Group for the testing of its innovative fixed-wing VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) UAV solution for evaluation purposes. With this agreement, Naval Group deepens its existing commitments to the Dutch innovative industry building and expanding existing relationships with more than 70 companies and knowledge centers.

Successful First Launch for MBDA Marte ER Anti-Ship Missile

MBDA’s Marte ER anti-ship missile has completed its first firing, successfully passing a major phase in its development. The firing trial was carried out on 9 November in an Italian test range. The Marte ER missile flew for more than 100 km on a planned trajectory that included several waypoints and sea skimming flight, successfully testing all flying phases.

Luerssen Australia and ASC Started Construction of Future RAN OPVs

Australia’s historic shift to continuous naval shipbuilding begins today with construction starting on a new modern fleet of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). In a major boost for local jobs and advanced manufacturing, Luerssen Australia and ASC today welded the first steel for the first of 12 OPVs for the Royal Australian Navy.

Naval Group showcases innovative submarine solutions showcased at NIDV in Rotterdam

On November 15th 2018, Naval Group participates in the 30th edition of NIDV, the Netherlands Industries for Defence & Security exhibition held at Rotterdam AHOY. At NIDV, Naval Group showcases its capabilites and vision to the Dutch industrial partners in the context of the Walrus replacement program as well as cutting-edge concept products.

Belgium Naval & Robotics joins forces with Flanders Ship Repair for MCM Program

Belgium Naval & Robotics has launched an industrial offer anchored in Belgium to respond to a call for tenders issued by the Belgian and Dutch navies for the supply of twelve mine hunters.

DSME Awarded Contract to Build FFX Batch II Daegu-class Frigate 5 & 6 for ROK Navy

South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) announced today that it has concluded a contract to build the fifth and sixth Frigates of the Incheon FFX Batch II class (FFG-II also known as Daegu-class) for the Republic of Korea Navy. The contract amount is W631.5bn, and DSME will complete construction by the end of 2022. The company also won orders worth W26.6bn for submarines on Feb 2nd.

ARES Shipyard to supply 14 Fast Patrol Vessels to Oman

ARES Shipyard from Turkey announced it signed a new contract to supply 14-off ARES 85 HERCULES Fast Patrol Vessels to Royal Oman Police (ROP). This marks the first Turkish naval export program to the Sultanate of Oman.

Naval Group Opens Subsidiary in the Netherlands

Naval Group has launched its subsidiary in the Netherlands, Naval Group Netherlands, led by Mark van Rooij, to serve the group’s commitment to establish long-term industrial activities. This Netherlands subsidiary strengthens Naval Group’s global footprint and constitutes a strategic step in the context of future international naval programs.

Rolls-Royce to deliver design and ship equipment for Belgium’s new research vessel

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by the Spanish ship builder Freire to deliver ship design and equipment systems for a new oceanographic research vessel for Belgium. The IMO polar code compliant vessel will be designed to carry out research and survey tasks in the North Sea and its adjacent sea areas, but also in the Mediterranean and more northern areas.

Royal Australian Navy awards major bridge simulator contract to Kongsberg Digital

Kongsberg Digital has been selected to deliver and support a suite of sophisticated K-Sim Navigation ready ship’s bridge simulators for the Royal Austalian Navy. The contract will enable the Royal Australian to significantly increase its training capacity and reduce costs associated with qualifying bridge watch keepers and other staff before going to sea.

IndoDefence 2018: TNI AL First Customer of ECA Group's STERNA System

At IndoDefence 2018, the tri service defense exposition currently held in Jakarta, Indonesia, ECA Group confirmed that the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) recently became the launch customer for STERNA.

IndoDefence 2018: BMC Shipyard Showcases Latest Tanker for TNI AL

At IndoDefence 2018, the tri service defense exposition currently held in Jakarta, Indonesia, local shipyard BMC (PT. Batamec) is showcasing the latest Replenishment at Sea (RAS) Tanker design built for the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL).

Naval Group Completes Mid-Life Refit of the Charles de Gaulle CVN

The sole prime contractor for the entire mid-life refit of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, Naval Group has returned the vessel to the French Navy. The vessel will now start ramping up its systems before returning to its operational cycle.

IndoDefence 2018: Damen Unveils 6000 Tons 'Omega' Frigate

At IndoDefence 2018, the tri service defense exposition currently held in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dutch shipbuilding group Damen unveiled the new 6,000 tons class 'Omega' Frigate design.

IndoDefence 2018: Lacroix Ready to Provide Next Gen Decoy Systems to TNI AL

At IndoDefence 2018, Lacroix Defense from France is showcasing for the first time in Indonesia, its cutting-edge, compact SYLENA MK2 decoy launching system.

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