April 2016 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security
 
 

Raytheon's SeaRAM System Bringing Enhanced Improvements to Ships Layered Self-Defense
 
Last month , the US Navy successfully tested the SeaRAM weapon system from an Arleigh Burke class (DDG 51) destroyer for the first time. During DIMDEX 2016 maritime defense exhibition held in Qatar last week, Navy Recognition sat down with the Program Director at Raytheon to learn more about SeaRAM.
Last month , the US Navy successfully tested the SeaRAM weapon system from an Arleigh Burke class (DDG 51) destroyer for the first time. During DIMDEX 2016 maritime defense exhibition held in Qatar last week, Navy Recognition sat down with the Program Director at Raytheon to learn more about SeaRAM.
 

Russian Large Amphibious Assault Ship Ivan Gren to Start Shipbuilders Sea Trials in Late April
 
The Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren being built at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in west Russia for the Navy will start undergoing shipbuilders sea trials in late April, shipyard chief shipbuilder Igor Leonov said on Monday.
The Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren being built at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in west Russia for the Navy will start undergoing shipbuilders sea trials in late April, shipyard chief shipbuilder Igor Leonov said on Monday.
 

Vympel Shipyard in Central Russia to Complete, Upgrade 2 Unfinished Molniya-class Missile Boats
 
The Vympel Shipyard in Rybinsk in central Russia will complete, repair and upgrade two Project 12418 Molniya-class missile boats for the Russian Navy, the shipyard’s press office said on Friday. "The Vympel Shipyard has signed a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry to upgrade and repair two Project 12418 Molniya-class missile boats," the press office said.
The Vympel Shipyard in Rybinsk in central Russia will complete, repair and upgrade two Project 12418 Molniya-class missile boats for the Russian Navy, the shipyard’s press office said on Friday. "The Vympel Shipyard has signed a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry to upgrade and repair two Project 12418 Molniya-class missile boats," the press office said.
 

Brazilian Navy Inducted Into Service NDM Bahia former French LPD Siroco
 
On 6 April, the Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil) inducted in service the former French Navy Landing Platform Dock Siroco (L9012). President Dilma Roussef and the Governor of Bahia attended the ceremony of the vessel now named Bahia. It is planned to be operational in the second semester.
On 6 April, the Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil) inducted in service the former French Navy Landing Platform Dock Siroco (L9012). President Dilma Roussef and the Governor of Bahia attended the ceremony of the vessel now named Bahia. It is planned to be operational in the second semester.
 

Russian Navy Black Sea & Baltic Fleet to receive 2 Project 20360M Armament Support Ships by 2020
 
The Vympel Shipyard in Rybinsk in central Russia will build two Project 20360M armament support ships for the Russian Defense Ministry before 2020, shipyard spokeswoman Tatyana Gerasimova told TASS on Friday. "Two Project 20360M armament support ships have received factory numbers No. 01551 and 01552. They are expected to be delivered to the customer in 2019 and 2020, respectively," the spokeswoman said.
The Vympel Shipyard in Rybinsk in central Russia will build two Project 20360M armament support ships for the Russian Defense Ministry before 2020, shipyard spokeswoman Tatyana Gerasimova told TASS on Friday. "Two Project 20360M armament support ships have received factory numbers No. 01551 and 01552. They are expected to be delivered to the customer in 2019 and 2020, respectively," the spokeswoman said.
 

Admiral Sir Philip Jones takes over as UK Royal Navy First Sea Lord
 
The torch of Royal Navy leadership changed hands on April 8 as Admiral Sir Philip Jones took over as Britain’s senior sailor and his predecessor, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, stepped down after 35 years' serving his nation.
The torch of Royal Navy leadership changed hands on April 8 as Admiral Sir Philip Jones took over as Britain’s senior sailor and his predecessor, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, stepped down after 35 years' serving his nation.
 

DARPA Christened "Sea Hunter" ACTUV Prototype Vessel for Persistent Anti-Submarine Warfare
 
DARPA held a christening ceremony for the technology demonstration vessel it has developed and built through the Agency’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program. Taking place in Portland, Oregon, the event marks the vessel’s formal transition from a DARPA-led design and construction project to a new stage of open-water testing to be conducted jointly with the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
DARPA held a christening ceremony for the technology demonstration vessel it has developed and built through the Agency’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program. Taking place in Portland, Oregon, the event marks the vessel’s formal transition from a DARPA-led design and construction project to a new stage of open-water testing to be conducted jointly with the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
 

DCNS shortlisted as a potential strategic partner for Norway’s future submarines
 
The Norwegian Ministry of Defence yesterday announced that DCNS was identified as one of the two potential candidates for the replacement of its submarine fleet. A historical partner of Norway, DCNS proposes the design of its Scorpene submarine as a possible option to replace the in-service Ula-class submarines of the Norwegian Navy. The Group benefits from the strong support of French authorities.
The Norwegian Ministry of Defence yesterday announced that DCNS was identified as one of the two potential candidates for the replacement of its submarine fleet. A historical partner of Norway, DCNS proposes the design of its Scorpene submarine as a possible option to replace the in-service Ula-class submarines of the Norwegian Navy. The Group benefits from the strong support of French authorities.
 

Q&A with NAVAIR on the Gulfstream G-550 AEW Aircraft Procurement by the U.S. Navy
 
It was announced last month that Gulfstream Aerospace had won a $91million U.S. Navy contract to supply one Gulfstream G-550 Green aircraft with Airborne Early Warning air vehicle modifications. Navy Recognition contacted the U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to learn more about this procurement and the platform.
It was announced last month that Gulfstream Aerospace had won a $91million U.S. Navy contract to supply one Gulfstream G-550 Green aircraft with Airborne Early Warning air vehicle modifications. Navy Recognition contacted the U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to learn more about this procurement and the platform.
 

DCNS Opens Subsidiary in Singapore to Better Serve South East Asia Market
 
Set up in the heart of the Strait of Malacca, in an environment with a strong maritime traffic component, Singapore-based "DCNS Far East" is a wholly owned subsidiary of the DCNS group. It is one of the international outposts for the activities of the Services department, and illustrates the Group’s development on different international markets by developing local skills and capacities in a region with strong potential.
Set up in the heart of the Strait of Malacca, in an environment with a strong maritime traffic component, Singapore-based "DCNS Far East" is a wholly owned subsidiary of the DCNS group. It is one of the international outposts for the activities of the Services department, and illustrates the Group’s development on different international markets by developing local skills and capacities in a region with strong potential.
 

Bulgarian Navy Plans to Acquire Two Multipurpose Patrol Vessels
 
The Bulgarian Navy is planning to procure two combat, multipurpose patrol vessels according to the Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev. The government has allocated USD 477.8 mil. for this programme. The patrol ships are expected to enter service by 2022.
The Bulgarian Navy is planning to procure two combat, multipurpose patrol vessels according to the Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev. The government has allocated USD 477.8 mil. for this programme. The patrol ships are expected to enter service by 2022.
 

Pictures: German Navy’s First F125 Frigate Baden-Württemberg Begins Sea Trials
 
German Navy’s (Deutsche Marine) first F125 frigate has begun sea trials on 6 April. The “Baden-Württemberg” has sailed from the shipyard in Hamburg to Cuxhaven. With a crew of 60 men and women, the vessel will assume a series of tests for the systems, subsystems and weapons of the platform.
German Navy’s (Deutsche Marine) first F125 frigate has begun sea trials on 6 April. The “Baden-Württemberg” has sailed from the shipyard in Hamburg to Cuxhaven. With a crew of 60 men and women, the vessel will assume a series of tests for the systems, subsystems and weapons of the platform.
 

Russian Defense Ministry Appoints Admiral Vladimir Korolyov as New Navy Commander-in-Chief
 
Admiral Vladimir Korolyov, the commander of Russia’s Northern Fleet since 2011, has been appointed as Russian Navy commander-in-chief, according to the information posted on the Russian Defense Ministry’s website on Thursday. "He [Korolyov] was appointed as Russian Navy commander-in-chief in April 2016," the ministry’s website said.
Admiral Vladimir Korolyov, the commander of Russia’s Northern Fleet since 2011, has been appointed as Russian Navy commander-in-chief, according to the information posted on the Russian Defense Ministry’s website on Thursday. "He [Korolyov] was appointed as Russian Navy commander-in-chief in April 2016," the ministry’s website said.
 

Norway MoD Shortlisted TKMS and DCNS for Ula-class SSK Submarine Replacement
 
Based on economic, industrial and military assessments, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence has concluded that the French company Direction des Constructions Navales Services (DCNS) and the German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) are the strongest candidates if Norway decides to procure new submarines. The Ministry of Defence has decided to focus our future efforts towards these two companies and their respective national authorities.
Based on economic, industrial and military assessments, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence has concluded that the French company Direction des Constructions Navales Services (DCNS) and the German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) are the strongest candidates if Norway decides to procure new submarines. The Ministry of Defence has decided to focus our future efforts towards these two companies and their respective national authorities.
 

Pictures: The Italian Navy San Marco Marine Brigade Trains in Special Operations From Submarines
 
The Italian Navy (Marina Militare) announced that from January to March, a team of Parachute Swimmers of the San Marco Marine Brigade and the Submarine Component conducted the first of their 2016 joint training activities, in the waters of the Ionian Sea.
The Italian Navy (Marina Militare) announced that from January to March, a team of Parachute Swimmers of the San Marco Marine Brigade and the Submarine Component conducted the first of their 2016 joint training activities, in the waters of the Ionian Sea.
 

DCNS Maintained the Royal Moroccan Navy FREMM Mohammed VI
 
In the frame of the through-life support contract signed with the Royal Moroccan Navy, the frigate Mohammed VI sailed to the dedicated Vauban shipyard in the Toulon naval base at the start of 2016. “I am very satisfied with this preventive-maintenance operation, which included a period in the drydock followed by quayside and sea trials”, underlined the frigate’s Commander before its departure. The DCNS teams performed the regular maintenance of the weapons systems, the propulsion and the electrical power distribution networks. They also performed the inspection of the shaftline while the CMS teams from Ollioules and Lorient were installing the final version of the combat-system software. This through-life support period not only mobilised the teams from Toulon, but also other employees from different Group sites (Brest, Bagneux, Nantes-Indret, Lorient, Ruelle).
In the frame of the through-life support contract signed with the Royal Moroccan Navy, the frigate Mohammed VI sailed to the dedicated Vauban shipyard in the Toulon naval base at the start of 2016. “I am very satisfied with this preventive-maintenance operation, which included a period in the drydock followed by quayside and sea trials”, underlined the frigate’s Commander before its departure. The DCNS teams performed the regular maintenance of the weapons systems...
 

HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded $618 Million Contract to Build DDG 123 for the U.S. Navy
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $618 million contract modification to fund construction of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer DDG 123 for the U.S. Navy. The ship is the fourth of five destroyers the company was awarded in June 2013. Ingalls previously was awarded $55 million in advance procurement for DDG 123, making the full contract $673 million.
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $618 million contract modification to fund construction of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer DDG 123 for the U.S. Navy. The ship is the fourth of five destroyers the company was awarded in June 2013. Ingalls previously was awarded $55 million in advance procurement for DDG 123, making the full contract $673 million.
 

BAE Systems Lands $38 Million U.S. Navy Contract for Vertical Launching System Canisters
 
BAE Systems has received a $38.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide additional missile canisters for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS). The company will supply more than 300 canisters of various configurations that will be used to store, transport, and launch different kinds of guided missiles from ships.
BAE Systems has received a $38.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide additional missile canisters for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS). The company will supply more than 300 canisters of various configurations that will be used to store, transport, and launch different kinds of guided missiles from ships.
 

Russia's Next Gen Husky-class SSN to combine multipurpose, strategic submarine characteristics
 
The fifth-generation Husky-class nuclear-powered submarine will be maximally standardized to combine the qualities of multipurpose and strategic submarines, United Ship-Building Corporation President Alexei Rakhmanov said in an interview with Echo Moskvy radio station on Tuesday.
The fifth-generation Husky-class nuclear-powered submarine will be maximally standardized to combine the qualities of multipurpose and strategic submarines, United Ship-Building Corporation President Alexei Rakhmanov said in an interview with Echo Moskvy radio station on Tuesday.
 

Cubic’s Advanced Data Link Solutions Integrated into Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8C Fire Scout UAV
 
Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, announced that a Cubic designed and produced Wide Band Line of Sight (WBLOS) data link system integrated into Northrop Grumman Corporation MQ-8C Fire Scout recently completed a successful operational assessment.
Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, announced that a Cubic designed and produced Wide Band Line of Sight (WBLOS) data link system integrated into Northrop Grumman Corporation MQ-8C Fire Scout recently completed a successful operational assessment.
 

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