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

Almaz Shipyard launched Rubin-class Patrol Boat (Project 22460) Provorny for Russia Border Guards
 
On May 6, 2016, the Almaz Shipyard in St. Petersburg launched the Severnoye Design Bureau-developed Project 22460 Okhotnik-class escort ship (serial number 506) it has been building for the Border Guard of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSS).
On May 6, 2016, the Almaz Shipyard in St. Petersburg launched the Severnoye Design Bureau-developed Project 22460 Rubin-class patrol boat (serial number 506) it has been building for the Border Guard of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSS).
 

San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) Completes 1st Deployment
 
The amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) returned to its homeport of Norfolk, May 3, following completion of the ship's historic maiden deployment. During the seven-month deployment, the ship completed missions in both the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations, supporting national security interests and maritime security operations.

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) returned to its homeport of Norfolk, May 3, following completion of the ship's historic maiden deployment. During the seven-month deployment, the ship completed missions in both the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations, supporting national security interests and maritime security operations.

 

Two Russian shipyards may build Six More Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines for Navy
 
The sixth Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine Kolpino designed for the Russian Black Sea Fleet will be put afloat in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia on May 31, a source in the Russian Navy Main Command told TASS on Thursday. "The submarine Kolpino is planned to be floated out on May 31," the source said.
The Amur Shipyard in Russia’s Far East and the Admiralty Wharves Shipyard in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia may accomplish an order for six Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines, Head of the Navy’s Ship-Building Department Captain 1st Rank Vladimir Tryapichnikov said on Tuesday.
 

Morye Shipyard Lays Down 3rd Project 22800 Shtorm Missile Craft in Crimean City of Feodosiya
 
The third Project 22800 guided missile corvette has been laid down by the Federal State Unitary Enterprise «Shipyard «Morye» in Feodosiya, Crimea, according to a TASS correspondent. This has been the shipyard’s first order placed by the Russian Defense Ministry after Crimea acceded to Russia.
The third Project 22800 guided missile corvette has been laid down by the Federal State Unitary Enterprise «Shipyard «Morye» in Feodosiya, Crimea, according to a TASS correspondent. This has been the shipyard’s first order placed by the Russian Defense Ministry after Crimea acceded to Russia.
 

Manufacturing Contract Awarded For Type 26 Global Combat Ship Diesel Generators
 
BAE Systems has awarded an equipment contract to Rolls-Royce to manufacture diesel generators for the first three Type 26 anti-submarine warfare ships for the Royal Navy. This marks the first Type 26 manufacturing contract to be agreed since the UK Ministry of Defence announced a £472 million contract extension in March 2016 to progress the Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme.
BAE Systems has awarded an equipment contract to Rolls-Royce to manufacture diesel generators for the first three Type 26 anti-submarine warfare ships for the Royal Navy. This marks the first Type 26 manufacturing contract to be agreed since the UK Ministry of Defence announced a £472 million contract extension in March 2016 to progress the Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme.
 

Royal Navy Unmanned Warrior: demonstration of unmanned systems in maritime environment
 
The Royal Navy has hosted more than 40 organisations responsible for the latest in unmanned maritime systems. The main planning conference for October’s Unmanned Warrior saw representatives from defence, industry and academia discuss how to deliver the largest unmanned systems event of its kind.
The Royal Navy has hosted more than 40 organisations responsible for the latest in unmanned maritime systems. The main planning conference for October’s Unmanned Warrior saw representatives from defence, industry and academia discuss how to deliver the largest unmanned systems event of its kind.
 

Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar installed and commissioned on SAS Drakensberg
 
Kelvin Hughes is pleased to announce the successful installation and commissioning of a SharpEye™ radar system on the South African Navy’s fleet replenishment ship, SAS Drakensberg. In addition to X and S Band SharpEye™ radars the system includes IMO compliant displays and a dedicated tactical display with Kelvin Hughes Advanced Agile Tracker for helicopter approach and control.
Kelvin Hughes is pleased to announce the successful installation and commissioning of a SharpEye™ radar system on the South African Navy’s fleet replenishment ship, SAS Drakensberg. In addition to X and S Band SharpEye™ radars the system includes IMO compliant displays and a dedicated tactical display with Kelvin Hughes Advanced Agile Tracker for helicopter approach and control.
 

US Navy to train as it fights through... augmented reality
 
The US Navy will train as they will fight in virtual reality, thanks to the ONR’s new training system. The ONR presented its latest development at FIST2FAC or Fleet Integrated Simulation Technology Testing Facility, in Hawaii. A system that combines real-action scenarios in a virtual environment.
The US Navy will train as they will fight in virtual reality, thanks to the ONR’s new training system. The ONR presented its latest development at FIST2FAC or Fleet Integrated Simulation Technology Testing Facility, in Hawaii. A system that combines real-action scenarios in a virtual environment.
 

Successful Maiden Deployment for French Navy Aquitaine-class FREMM Provence
 
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) FREMM (multi-mission frigate) Provence reached its homeport in Brest on April 21 after five months of distant deployment. Newly received by the French Navy in the summer of 2015, FREMM Provence sailed from Brest on November 15, 2015 for its first deployment. This was a long and demanding journey that took the vessel and its crew all the way to the South China Sea.
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) FREMM (multi-mission frigate) Provence reached its homeport in Brest on April 21 after five months of distant deployment. Newly received by the French Navy in the summer of 2015, FREMM Provence sailed from Brest on November 15, 2015 for its first deployment. This was a long and demanding journey that took the vessel and its crew all the way to the South China Sea.
 

Large Force Exercise Tests New Software Configuration for F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft
 
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, POINT MUGU, California - For two weeks, the skies over the Point Mugu Sea Range echoed with the sound of jets as Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 took over the airspace with a Large Force Exercise intended to test and validate new software configuration sets for the F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft series April 18-29.
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, POINT MUGU, California - For two weeks, the skies over the Point Mugu Sea Range echoed with the sound of jets as Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 took over the airspace with a Large Force Exercise intended to test and validate new software configuration sets for the F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft series April 18-29.
 

Russian Navy Project 537 Osminog-class Alagez Rescue Vessel to be Upgraded
 
The Russian Defense Ministry will have the unique Alagez rescue vessel upgraded in 2016. The Alagez barely escaped scrapping in the 1990s, according to the Gazeta.ru news portal. The Project 537 Osminog-class Alagez rescue vessel was built for the Soviet Navy in the Ukrainian city of Nikolayev. The vessel was designed to rescue the crews of ships in distress, search for and rescue sunken submarines, and conduct deep-water tests and other important missions.
The Russian Defense Ministry will have the unique Alagez rescue vessel upgraded in 2016. The Alagez barely escaped scrapping in the 1990s, according to the Gazeta.ru news portal. The Project 537 Osminog-class Alagez rescue vessel was built for the Soviet Navy in the Ukrainian city of Nikolayev. The vessel was designed to rescue the crews of ships in distress, search for and rescue sunken submarines, and conduct deep-water tests and other important missions.
 

Saab to Upgrade CEROS 200 FCR Aboard Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class Frigates
 
Defence and security company Saab has received an order from Lockheed Martin Canada to add optronic sensors to the Canadian navy’s Ceros 200 fire control directors. Manufactured by Saab, the Ceros 200 equips all of Canada’s Halifax-class frigates along with a land-based test site.
Defence and security company Saab has received an order from Lockheed Martin Canada to add optronic sensors to the Canadian navy’s Ceros 200 fire control directors. Manufactured by Saab, the Ceros 200 equips all of Canada’s Halifax-class frigates along with a land-based test site.
 

Video: Australian Icebreaker operated by DMS Maritime to be constructed by Damen
 
On April 28 at a ceremony in Hobart Tasmania, the Australian Government signed a contract with DMS Maritime, a wholly owned subsidiary of Serco, for the delivery, operation and maintenance of an Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) with icebreaking capabilities. The vessel will be built by the Damen Shipyards Group and will form an integral part of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) programme in the coming years. The ceremony was attended by Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julia Bishop and Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt.
On April 28 at a ceremony in Hobart Tasmania, the Australian Government signed a contract with DMS Maritime, a wholly owned subsidiary of Serco, for the delivery, operation and maintenance of an Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) with icebreaking capabilities. The vessel will be built by the Damen Shipyards Group and will form an integral part of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) programme in the coming years.
 

Navantia Selected To Supply Two AOR Vessels To Royal Australian Navy
 
The Commonwealth of Australia and Navantia have signed a contract to supply two AORs (auxiliary oiler replenishment). These two ships are based on the Spanish Navy ship “Cantabria” which will be tailored to fulfil specific Australian standards and requirements. The agreement with the Commonwealth of Australia also includes the sustainment of the two AOR ships for a period of five years.
The Commonwealth of Australia and Navantia have signed a contract to supply two AORs (auxiliary oiler replenishment). These two ships are based on the Spanish Navy ship “Cantabria” which will be tailored to fulfil specific Australian standards and requirements. The agreement with the Commonwealth of Australia also includes the sustainment of the two AOR ships for a period of five years.
 

Elbit Systems to Modify NAVAIR Test Pilot School C-26 for ASTARS III Test and Evaluation Training
 
Elbit Systems of America, LLC, through its subsidiary M7 Aerospace, LLC, was awarded a $7.5 million Firm, Fixed Price contract by the US Navy to perform modifications on United States Naval Test Pilot School's (USNTPS) C-26 aircraft. Upgrades will be completed by September 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.
Elbit Systems of America, LLC, through its subsidiary M7 Aerospace, LLC, was awarded a $7.5 million Firm, Fixed Price contract by the US Navy to perform modifications on United States Naval Test Pilot School's (USNTPS) C-26 aircraft. Upgrades will be completed by September 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.
 

BAE Systems Awarded $29 Million Maintenance Contract for USS Gettysburg CG64
 
BAE Systems has received a $29.4 million competitively awarded contract from the U.S. Navy to maintain the USS Gettysburg (CG 64), a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser. The contract includes options that if exercised would raise the total value to $31.8 million.
BAE Systems has received a $29.4 million competitively awarded contract from the U.S. Navy to maintain the USS Gettysburg (CG 64), a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser. The contract includes options that if exercised would raise the total value to $31.8 million.
 

Denmark CL-604 Challenger MPA Support NATO's Counter Piracy Operation Ocean Shield
 
Flying low over the waters near Somalia, Danish crews hunt for indicators of illegal activities across a wide stretch of ocean near the east African coast. While pirate attacks have been few in the last couple of years, the conditions which lead to piracy are still present and, as such, interested nations must remain vigilant. The Danish detachment is participating in part of a NATO effort that has been on going since 2008 to deter and disrupt pirate attacks, while at the same time protecting vessels and helping increase the stability and security in the region.
Flying low over the waters near Somalia, Danish crews hunt for indicators of illegal activities across a wide stretch of ocean near the east African coast. While pirate attacks have been few in the last couple of years, the conditions which lead to piracy are still present and, as such, interested nations must remain vigilant. The Danish detachment is participating in part of a NATO effort that has been on going since 2008 to deter and disrupt pirate attacks...
 

First Egyptian Navy Mistral Class LHD Sailed Out to Sea for Initial Crew Formation
 
The first Mistral-class LHD Gamal Abdel Nasser (hull number L1010, the former Vladivostok initially intended for the Russian Navy), purchased by Egypt after the cancellation of the contract with Russia went out to sea for the first time with an Egyptian crew for a week of training.
The first Mistral-class LHD Gamal Abdel Nasser (hull number L1010, the former Vladivostok initially intended for the Russian Navy), purchased by Egypt after the cancellation of the contract with Russia went out to sea for the first time with an Egyptian crew for a week of training.
 

Russian Shipbuilders to Launch Sixth Project 636.3 Submarine Kolpino on May 31st
 
The sixth Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine Kolpino designed for the Russian Black Sea Fleet will be put afloat in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia on May 31, a source in the Russian Navy Main Command told TASS on Thursday. "The submarine Kolpino is planned to be floated out on May 31," the source said.
The sixth Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine Kolpino designed for the Russian Black Sea Fleet will be put afloat in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia on May 31, a source in the Russian Navy Main Command told TASS on Thursday. "The submarine Kolpino is planned to be floated out on May 31," the source said.
 

Royal Australian Navy Final ANZAC class Frigate Readies for ASM Defence Upgrade
 
HMAS Stuart recently became the last of the Anzac class frigates to enter the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade. Stuart docked at the BAE Systems Australia Henderson shipyard in Western Australia on 3 May and will remain out of the water until early March 2017.
HMAS Stuart recently became the last of the Anzac class frigates to enter the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade. Stuart docked at the BAE Systems Australia Henderson shipyard in Western Australia on 3 May and will remain out of the water until early March 2017.
 

Russian Navy to Receive Six Project 22350 Frigates of Gorshkov Class by 2025
 
A series of six Project 22350 frigates is expected to join the Russian Navy by 2025, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during a conference call on Wednesday. "Six ships of this type are expected to join the Navy by 2025. They will be furnished with modern armament and advanced control systems," Shoigu said.
A series of six Project 22350 frigates is expected to join the Russian Navy by 2025, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during a conference call on Wednesday. "Six ships of this type are expected to join the Navy by 2025. They will be furnished with modern armament and advanced control systems," Shoigu said.
 

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