December 2017 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

Morye shipyard lays down Project 22800 Karakurt-class corvette Vikhr
Karakurt class corvette small missile boat project 22800 2 The Morye shipyard in Feodosiya laid down another serial Karakurt-class guided missile corvette (small missile boat) of project 22800. The order of Navy Commander-in-chief Admiral Vladimir Korolev was read out at the ceremony which named the vessel Vikhr (Whirlwind), the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Royal Navy Completes MBDA Sea Ceptor Missile Firing Trials
Sea Ceptor firing CAMM MBDA Royal Navy 1
The Royal Navy has successfully conducted the final First of Class firing trials of the new Sea Ceptor air defence system – completing the qualification firings of this cutting-edge new capability for the Royal Navy.

ROK Navy Future ASR-II Submarine Rescue Vessel Passes Capability Test
South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced that the design of the ASR-II project passed the military's required operational capability (ROC) test last month. ASR-II is a new generation Auxiliary Submarine Rescue vessel intended to strengthen the existing Cheonghaejin Class ASR submarine rescue ship as the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy has commissioned nine KSS-II class submarines (Type 214) as well as building the new class of large submarine, the KSS-III.

Delivery of Project 667BDRM - Delta IV class SSBN Submarine K-114 Tula Delayed to 2018
Project 667BDRM Tula SSBN submarine The handover to the fleet of Project 667BDRM (NATO reporting name: Delta IV-class) Tula nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) is rescheduled from the fourth quarter of 2017 to March of 2018. The schedule is disrupted by faulty products of one supplier of the Zvyozdochka shipyard in Severodvinsk where the boat is repaired. This has been revealed to the FlotProm Internet publication by Yevgeny Gladyshev, the spokesman of the enterprise.

HII Awarded Contract For Columbia-Class Integrated Product & Process Development
GDEB Receives US Navy Contract for Continued Columbia-Class SSBN Submarine Development
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division was awarded a contract from General Dynamics Electric Boat worth up to $468 million to begin work on integrated product and process development for the U.S. Navy’s new Columbia-class submarines.

Boeing Shares Sneak Peek of Aerial Refueler for MQ-25 Competition
MQ 25 boeing
Boeing for the first time is showing what it believes is the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) best suited for refueling U.S. Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers. Through its MQ-25 competition, the Navy is seeking unmanned refueling capabilities that would extend the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C fighters. The MQ-25 will also have to seamlessly integrate with a carrier’s catapult and launch and recovery systems.

India Launched its Second Arihant-class SSBN Ballistic Missile Submarine Arighat
INS Arihant updated
As reported by Indian English-language fortnightly news magazine and news television channel India Today, the second Arihant-class SSBN was launched in a very low key (some would say secret) ceremony on November 19, 2017 at the Ship Building Centre (SBC) in Visakhapatnam.

Russian Navy Ka-29 Helicopter Tested Aboard Project 11711 Landing Ship Ivan Gren
Ka 29 Ivan Gren LST 1
The Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship (LST landing ship tank) Ivan Gren built by the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in west Russia continues its final sea trials in the Baltic Sea. Recent pictures show that air operations have been tested with a Kamov Ka-29 helicopter belonging to the Baltic Fleet.

BAE Systems wins JSS 2 fleet-wide CMS support contract for Royal Navy
BAE Systems Joint Support Solution 2 JSS 2 Royal Navy Fleet
BAE Systems has been contracted by the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) team to ensure the combat management systems, tactical networks and shared infrastructures aboard 38 Royal Navy platforms will remain available, coherent, safe and secure.

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