JULY 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security


The future USS Oakland (LCS 24) launched July 21 at Austal USA's ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. This event marked the first time the ship floated in the water as it is prepared for delivery next year.

The Navy's newest America-class amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), successfully completed Builder's Trials July 19. The ship returned to the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)-Ingalls Shipbuilding Division's shipyard following four days underway in the Gulf of Mexico.

Upgraded Ovod-class small missile ships of project 1234 will be able to detect the adversary by the electronic trace. They will detect them by radar emission, radio signals and emissions of other onboard systems. The unique capabilities are provided by a new passive electronic intelligence station, the Izvestia daily writes.

Leonardo announced that its TH-119 helicopter received IFR supplemental type certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The TH-119 is the only single engine helicopter in decades to meet current IFR requirements, allowing pilots to operate the aircraft safely in low visibility and challenging weather conditions, thanks to advanced avionics by Genesys Aerosystems and redundant helicopter flight systems.

General Dynamics Missions Systems was awarded a $9.2 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N61331-11-C-0017 for engineering services in support of ongoing development, test, and production of the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) program, also known as Knifefish.

The U.S. Navy released a request for proposals (RFP) to industry for the development of the Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MUSV), July 16. The U.S. Navy wants to develop and procure three new types of unmanned vehicles (UVs) in FY2020 and beyond—Large Unmanned Surface Vehicles (LUSVs), Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicles (MUSVs), and Extra-Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUVs).

GE Marine's LM2500+G4 gas turbine will soon power the Italian Navy’s new Paolo Thaon di Revel Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura (PPA) multipurpose offshore patrol ship. This efficient hybrid-electric powered ship was launched at a June 15 ceremony at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Muggiano - La Spezia, Italy, and will be delivered to the Italian Navy in 2021.

The Sevmash Shipbuilding Company based in Severodvinsk will lay down two Yasen-M nuclear-powered submarines of project 885M at its shipyards in 2020-2021 under a contract which was concluded at the Army-2019 International Military-Technical Forum, the company’s Head Mikhail Budnichenko told TASS on the sidelines of the International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS-2019).

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