This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

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

Damen introduces the new "2nd Generation OPV" to meet demand for multi-mission platforms

Damen introduces the new "2nd Generation OPV" to meet demand for multi-mission platforms
 
On 20 April, Damen gave a sneak preview of their newly designed 2nd generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) during the annual OPVs&Corvettes Asia Pacific conference in Singapore. Damen’s Design & Proposal Manager Piet van Rooij explained how this new OPV has been configured for various missions.
On 20 April, Damen gave a sneak preview of their newly designed 2nd generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) during the annual OPVs&Corvettes Asia Pacific conference in Singapore. Damen’s Design & Proposal Manager Piet van Rooij explained how this new OPV has been configured for various missions.
 

French Navy Test Launched a MU90 Torpedo from its ATL2 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

French Navy Test Launched a MU90 Torpedo from its ATL2 Maritime Patrol Aircraft
 
The French Navy released a picture showing one of its ATL2 (Breguet/Dassault Atlantique 2) Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) launching a MU90 torpedo. The MPA belongs to the Flotille 21F based in Lann-Bihoué (Britanny) and the trial was conducted at the French procurement agency (DGA) maritime test field in the Mediterranean Sea. The first even MU90 torpedo launch from an ATL2 took place in April 2011.
The French Navy released a picture showing one of its ATL2 (Breguet/Dassault Atlantique 2) Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) launching a MU90 torpedo. The MPA belongs to the Flotille 21F based in Lann-Bihoué (Britanny) and the trial was conducted at the French procurement agency (DGA) maritime test field in the Mediterranean Sea. The first even MU90 torpedo launch from an ATL2 took place in April 2011.
 

Navantia Launched The Last LCM-1E LLC Fast Landing Craft for The Royal Australian Navy

Navantia Launched The Last LCM-1E LLC Fast Landing Craft for The Royal Australian Navy
 
Navantia has launched on 27th. April 2015 the twelfth and last LLC fast landing craft being built for the Royal Australian Navy. The design of these ships is based in the fast landing crafts built also by Navantia for the Spanish Navy between 2006 and 2008.
Navantia has launched on 27th. April 2015 the twelfth and last LLC fast landing craft being built for the Royal Australian Navy. The design of these ships is based in the fast landing crafts built also by Navantia for the Spanish Navy between 2006 and 2008.
 

Russian Navy Northern Fleet’s Su-33 Flanker D Fighters Conducted Missile Drills over Barents Sea

Russian Navy Northern Fleet’s Su-33 Flanker D Fighters Conducted Missile Drills over Barents Sea
 
Russian Government official news agency TASS is reporting that deck-based fighter jets of Russia’s Northern Fleet held tactical exercises with air-to-air missile launches over the Barents Sea.
Russian Government official news agency TASS is reporting that deck-based fighter jets of Russia’s Northern Fleet held tactical exercises with air-to-air missile launches over the Barents Sea.
 

Joint Logistic Support Ship Karel Doorman Commissioned Into Royal Netherlands Navy

Joint Logistic Support Ship Karel Doorman Commissioned Into Royal Netherlands Navy
 
The Joint Logistic Support Ship (JSS) Karel Doorman was officially put into service in the Royal Netherlands Navy on 29 April. The largest ship of the Dutch navy is now called His Majesty (Zr. Ms.) Karel Doorman. "The Karel Doorman is impressive in size, but also because of the number of functionalities. This ship is literally a multi-tool, "said Commander of Naval Forces lieutenant-general Rob Verkerk at commissioning.
The Joint Logistic Support Ship (JSS) Karel Doorman was officially put into service in the Royal Netherlands Navy on 29 April. The largest ship of the Dutch navy is now called His Majesty (Zr. Ms.) Karel Doorman. "The Karel Doorman is impressive in size, but also because of the number of functionalities. This ship is literally a multi-tool, "said Commander of Naval Forces lieutenant-general Rob Verkerk at commissioning.
 

Sagem's BlueNaute navigation system chosen by US Coast Guard for the Juniper WLB class ships

Sagem's BlueNaute navigation system chosen by US Coast Guard for the Juniper WLB class ships
 
After issuing an international request for proposals (RFP), the US Coast Guard has chosen Sagem (Safran)'s new attitude and heading reference system, BlueNaute®, to modernize a dozen of its ocean-going ships. About a dozen Juniper WLB class ships will be fitted with the BlueNaute system.
After issuing an international request for proposals (RFP), the US Coast Guard has chosen Sagem (Safran)'s new attitude and heading reference system, BlueNaute®, to modernize a dozen of its ocean-going ships. About a dozen Juniper WLB class ships will be fitted with the BlueNaute system.
 

Russian Navy Pacific Fleet Received and Tested Its First "BAL" Coastal Missile System

Russian Navy Pacific Fleet Received and Tested Its First "BAL" Coastal Missile System
 
The Russian Navy just announced that the Pacific Fleet (PF) Coastal Troops’ formation held the first launch from the new missile system ‘Bal’, which came into the brigade’service at the end of last year. The Coastal Troop Division, having made a 200-kilometer march from its home station, deployed on the move on an unequipped position and conducted a missile launch against waterborne target.
The Russian Navy just announced that the Pacific Fleet (PF) Coastal Troops’ formation held the first launch from the new missile system ‘Bal’, which came into the brigade’service at the end of last year. The Coastal Troop Division, having made a 200-kilometer march from its home station, deployed on the move on an unequipped position and conducted a missile launch against waterborne target.
 

MDA to Provide Upgrades To Radar Surveillance Systems On Board Canadian CP-140 Aurora MPAs

MDA to Provide Upgrades To Radar Surveillance Systems On Board Canadian CP-140 Aurora MPAs
 
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed two contract amendments, with a combined total of CA$7 million, with Canada's Department of National Defence to provide software upgrades to the radar surveillance systems for Canada's fleet of CP-140 Aurora aircraft.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed two contract amendments, with a combined total of CA$7 million, with Canada's Department of National Defence to provide software upgrades to the radar surveillance systems for Canada's fleet of CP-140 Aurora aircraft.
 

Fincantieri Delivered the fourth FREMM Frigate “Carabiniere” to the Italian Navy

Fincantieri Delivered the fourth FREMM Frigate “Carabiniere” to the Italian Navy
 
The frigate “Carabiniere” was delivered today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. It is the fourth vessel of the FREMM program – Multi Mission European Frigates - commissioned to Fincantieri within the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). Orizzonte Sistemi Navali (51% Fincantieri and 49% Finmeccanica) is the prime contractor for Italy in the FREMM program, which envisions the building of 10 units, all already ordered.
The frigate “Carabiniere” was delivered today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. It is the fourth vessel of the FREMM program – Multi Mission European Frigates - commissioned to Fincantieri within the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). Orizzonte Sistemi Navali (51% Fincantieri and 49% Finmeccanica) is the prime contractor for Italy in the FREMM program, which envisions the building of 10 units, all already ordered.
 

US Navy Tested the MAGIC CARPET Software to Assist F/A-18E/F/G Landing on Aircraft Carriers

US Navy Tested the MAGIC CARPET Software to Assist F/A-18E/F/G Landing on Aircraft Carriers
 
The US Navy recently field-tested its new Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies (MAGIC CARPET) software. The goal of the software is to automatically assist F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and E/A-18G Growlers during their carrier landing phase.
The US Navy recently field-tested its new Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies (MAGIC CARPET) software. The goal of the software is to automatically assist F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and E/A-18G Growlers during their carrier landing phase.
 

Indian Navy Orders 7 New Project 17A Stealth Frigates From Local Shipyards MDL And GRSE

Indian Navy Orders 7 New Project 17A Stealth Frigates From Local Shipyards MDL And GRSE
 
Under project P-17A, Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL), Mumbai, will make four stealth frigates while Kolkata shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) will make three such frigates, all of which will be of the same design.
Under project P-17A, Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL), Mumbai, will make four stealth frigates while Kolkata shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) will make three such frigates, all of which will be of the same design.
 

Philippines Orders Ten Multi-Role Response Vessels from Japan for the Coast Guard

Philippines Orders Ten Multi-Role Response Vessels from Japan for the Coast Guard
 
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has awarded a project to enhance the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) ability to protect our seas, particularly the construction of ten (10) 40-meter multi-role response vessels or MRRVs and their staggered delivery from the third quarter of 2016 up to the third quarter of 2018.
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has awarded a project to enhance the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) ability to protect our seas, particularly the construction of ten (10) 40-meter multi-role response vessels or MRRVs and their staggered delivery from the third quarter of 2016 up to the third quarter of 2018.
 

MacArtney Connectivity Selected for Thales Bow Sonar System On Board FREMM Frigates

MacArtney Connectivity Selected for Thales Bow Sonar System On Board FREMM Frigates
 
MacArtney Underwater Technology is delighted to supply SubConn underwater connectivity solutions for the cutting-edge, bow mounted sonar systems that are essential to the impressive undersea threat detection and response capability of the advanced FREMM frigates currently operated by the French, Italian and Moroccan navies. In close cooperation with leading naval defence technology contractors; Thales (France) and WASS* (Italy), MacArtney has designed and delivered the ‘outboard’ and ‘inboard’ cable and connector solutions that interface all sonar elements and connect these to the on board communications and power network.
MacArtney Underwater Technology is delighted to supply SubConn underwater connectivity solutions for the cutting-edge, bow mounted sonar systems that are essential to the impressive undersea threat detection and response capability of the advanced FREMM frigates currently operated by the French, Italian and Moroccan navies. In close cooperation with leading naval defence technology contractors; Thales (France) and WASS (Italy), MacArtney has designed...
 

Fourth Project 636.3 Varshavyanka class SSK Launched by Russia's JSC "Admiralty Shipyards"

Fourth Project 636.3 Varshavyanka class SSK Launched by Russia's JSC "Admiralty Shipyards"
 
"Krasnodar" (B-265), the fourth Project 636.3 (or Varshavyanka class) diesel-electric submarine (SSK) was launched by Russian shipyard JSC "Admirality Shipyards" in St. Petersburg on April 25, 2015. The submarine was laid down in February last year and should be commissioned into the Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet this year.
"Krasnodar" (B-265), the fourth Project 636.3 (or Varshavyanka class) diesel-electric submarine (SSK) was launched by Russian shipyard JSC "Admirality Shipyards" in St. Petersburg on April 25, 2015. The submarine was laid down in February last year and should be commissioned into the Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet this year.
 

Russia started construction of new Project 21180 Icebreaker for Russian Navy Northern Fleet

Russia started construction of new Project 21180 Icebreaker for Russian Navy Northern Fleet
 
The head icebreaker of Project 21180, the Ilya Muromets, was laid down for Russia’s Navy at St. Petersburg’s Admiralteiskiye Verfi shipyard. The diesel-and electric-powered icebreaker is being built for the Northern Fleet to provide support for coastal and island bases and airfields in the Arctic and to escort vessels through ice up to 80 cm thick. It is to be commissioned in 2017.
The head icebreaker of Project 21180, the Ilya Muromets, was laid down for Russia’s Navy at St. Petersburg’s Admiralteiskiye Verfi shipyard. The diesel-and electric-powered icebreaker is being built for the Northern Fleet to provide support for coastal and island bases and airfields in the Arctic and to escort vessels through ice up to 80 cm thick. It is to be commissioned in 2017.
 

French SSBN Le Triomphant returns to its operational base in Brittany after maintenance program

French SSBN Le Triomphant returns to its operational base in Brittany after maintenance program
 
French SSBN Le Triomphant returns to its operational base in Brittany after maintenance program
After 20 months of maintenance and upgrading in dock no. 8 at the Brest naval base, the nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Le Triomphant was transferred to the operational base at Ile Longue, Brittany, on Tuesday 14 April 2015. Work on the vessel is continuing for DCNS and its partners. Le Triomphant is the third French SSBN reconfigured for the M51 in the operational cycle.
 

OCCAR Announces Last batch of the Italian FREMM Frigates Ordered

OCCAR Announces Last batch of the Italian FREMM Frigates Ordered
 
On 16 April 2015, Italy formally placed its order for two further Italian FREMM frigates, exercising an option under the OCCAR FREMM contract. Both frigates will be in the general purpose configuration and will bring to ten the total number of vessels ordered by Italy under this highly successful contract.
On 16 April 2015, Italy formally placed its order for two further Italian FREMM frigates, exercising an option under the OCCAR FREMM contract. Both frigates will be in the general purpose configuration and will bring to ten the total number of vessels ordered by Italy under this highly successful contract.
 

General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded $24 Million for Littoral Combat Ships Sustainment

General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded $24 Million for Littoral Combat Ships Sustainment
 
General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $24.1 million contract by the U.S. Navy for Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) sustainment execution in support of LCS’ home-ported in or visiting San Diego. General Dynamics NASSCO is a business unit of General Dynamics.
General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $24.1 million contract by the U.S. Navy for Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) sustainment execution in support of LCS’ home-ported in or visiting San Diego. General Dynamics NASSCO is a business unit of General Dynamics.
 

NGC, US Navy X-47B Unmanned Aircraft Demonstrates the First Autonomous Aerial Refueling

NGC, US Navy X-47B Unmanned Aircraft Demonstrates the First Autonomous Aerial Refueling
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated fully autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) with the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) aircraft today, marking the first time in history that an unmanned aircraft has refueled in-flight.
Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated fully autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) with the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) aircraft today, marking the first time in history that an unmanned aircraft has refueled in-flight.
 

Official: France Will Pay Russia Back if Mistral class LHDs Are Not Delivered

Official: France Will Pay Russia Back if Mistral class LHDs Are Not Delivered
 
According to French President François Hollande, "all hypotheses" regarding the delivery of the Mistral vessels would be discussed during his meeting with Putin in Yerevan scheduled for Friday.
According to French President François Hollande, "all hypotheses" regarding the delivery of the Mistral vessels would be discussed during his meeting with Putin in Yerevan scheduled for Friday.
 

Netherlands Ministry of Defence partners with Thales for air defence systems and services

Netherlands Ministry of Defence partners with Thales for air defence systems and services
 
The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Thales announce their partnership for the service of four SMART-L Early Warning Capability (EWC) radars for the Royal Netherlands Navy, as well as service and delivery of two SMART-L EWC Ground Based systems (GB) for the Royal Netherlands Airforce.
The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Thales announce their partnership for the service of four SMART-L Early Warning Capability (EWC) radars for the Royal Netherlands Navy, as well as service and delivery of two SMART-L EWC Ground Based systems (GB) for the Royal Netherlands Airforce.
 

Japan Coast Guard Selects Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 2000 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

Japan Coast Guard Selects Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 2000 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft
 
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has selected the Falcon 2000 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) proposed by Dassault Aviation to enhance its operational fleet. The Falcon 2000 MSA, based on a Falcon 2000 LXS (range 4000 NM), is designed for a broad range of missions including maritime surveillance, piracy control, drug interdiction, fishery patrol, law enforcement, search and rescue, intelligence and reconnaissance. It offers the best combination of size, payload, speed, range and acquisition and operating costs on the market.
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has selected the Falcon 2000 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) proposed by Dassault Aviation to enhance its operational fleet. The Falcon 2000 MSA, based on a Falcon 2000 LXS (range 4000 NM), is designed for a broad range of missions including maritime surveillance, piracy control, drug interdiction, fishery patrol, law enforcement, search and rescue, intelligence and reconnaissance.
 

Austal Delivered the Fifth Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) USNS Trenton

Austal Delivered the Fifth Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) USNS Trenton
 
Austal Limited (Austal) successfully delivered Joint High Speed Vessel 5 (JHSV 5), USNS Trenton, to the US Navy. USNS Trenton is the fifth JHSV built by Austal at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, under a 10 ship, US$1.6 billion contract.
Austal Limited (Austal) successfully delivered Joint High Speed Vessel 5 (JHSV 5), USNS Trenton, to the US Navy. USNS Trenton is the fifth JHSV built by Austal at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, under a 10 ship, US$1.6 billion contract.
 

BAE Systems Receives $53 Million U.S. Navy Contract for Vertical Launching System Canisters

BAE Systems Receives $53 Million U.S. Navy Contract for Vertical Launching System Canisters
 
BAE Systems has received a $52.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide additional canisters for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS). The VLS canisters are used to ship, store, and launch various types of missiles from Navy ships.
BAE Systems has received a $52.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide additional canisters for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS). The VLS canisters are used to ship, store, and launch various types of missiles from Navy ships.
 

Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and Cruiser sent off Yemen to Block Iranian Arms Shipment

Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and Cruiser sent off Yemen to Block Iranian Arms Shipment
 
The U.S. Navy has sent the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and its escort USS Normandy, a Ticonderoga class cruiser, from the Gulf into the Arabian Sea off Yemen on April 19. The ships will join seven other U.S. vessels (including the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, which includes a complement of more than 2,000 U.S. Marines) where Iranian-backed Huthi rebels are battling forces loyal to the Western-backed president.
The U.S. Navy has sent the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and its escort USS Normandy, a Ticonderoga class cruiser, from the Gulf into the Arabian Sea off Yemen on April 19. The ships will join seven other U.S. vessels (including the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, which includes a complement of more than 2,000 U.S. Marines) where Iranian-backed Huthi rebels are battling forces loyal to the Western-backed president.
 

Video: CMN's HSI 32 Interceptor Demonstrating its Thrilling Speed of 53 Knots in Sea Trials

Video: CMN's HSI32 Interceptor Demonstrating its Thrilling Speed of 53 Knots in Sea Trials
 
French shipyard CMN has just released a video showing its HSI32 Interceptor reaching a maximum speed of 53 knots. This is an amazing and rare achievement for a military vessel since it translates into 61 Mph or 98 Km/h ! We reported a couple weeks ago that the HSI32 already reached the speed of 47 Knots during its initial sea trials.
French shipyard CMN has just released a video showing its HSI32 Interceptor reaching a maximum speed of 53 knots. This is an amazing and rare achievement for a military vessel since it translates into 61 Mph or 98 Km/h ! We reported a couple weeks ago that the HSI32 already reached the speed of 47 Knots during its initial sea trials.
 

Page 1 of 3