August 2013 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

South Korea's DSME wins contract for design and build of a new logistics support vessel for Norway
 
DSME received an order for a combat support ship from the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization. The value of this contract is approximately 230 million USD. The warship is scheduled to be delivered to the Norwegian Navy in September 2016.
DSME received an order for a combat support ship from the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization. The value of this contract is approximately 230 million USD. The warship is scheduled to be delivered to the Norwegian Navy in September 2016.
 

DSME Launches 4th Type 214 1,800-ton SSK Submarine for ROK Navy
 
South Korea's Navy held a ceremony Tuesday to launch its fourth 1,800-ton, 214-type submarine to boost its underwater warfare capabilities. The fourth submersible of 214-type, which represents the size of the warship, was launched in the afternoon at a shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in Geoje Island, southeast of Seoul, the Navy said in a statement.
South Korea's Navy held a ceremony Tuesday to launch its fourth 1,800-ton, 214-type submarine to boost its underwater warfare capabilities. The fourth submersible of 214-type, which represents the size of the warship, was launched in the afternoon at a shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in Geoje Island, southeast of Seoul, the Navy said in a statement.
 

“Vikramaditya” Aircraft Carrier Started Air Operation Trials
 
It is worth reminding that “Vikramaditya” left shores of Severodvinsk on 03 Jul 2013. As scheduled, the sea trials of the ship are progressing well in the White Sea. “Just a couple of hours after undocking, the engine and boilers were started and the ship moved to the trials area of the White Sea,” said Mr Sergey Novoselov, Head of Foreign Military Cooperation Department.
It is worth reminding that “Vikramaditya” left shores of Severodvinsk on 03 Jul 2013. As scheduled, the sea trials of the ship are progressing well in the White Sea. “Just a couple of hours after undocking, the engine and boilers were started and the ship moved to the trials area of the White Sea,” said Mr Sergey Novoselov, Head of Foreign Military Cooperation Department.
 

Ingalls Shipbuilding Launches Fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the company's fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC), Hamilton (WMSL 753), on Saturday. "Launching a ship involves quite a bit of logistics, and our team pulled this off in a very safe and efficient manner," said Ingalls' NSC Program Manager Jim French. "It's a weeklong process to first translate the ship across land into our floating drydock and then going through an extensive ship-wide check-out process to launch.
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the company's fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC), Hamilton (WMSL 753), on Saturday. "Launching a ship involves quite a bit of logistics, and our team pulled this off in a very safe and efficient manner," said Ingalls' NSC Program Manager Jim French. "It's a weeklong process to first translate the ship across land into our floating drydock and then going through an extensive ship-wide check-out process to launch.
 

CTruk’s new multi-role force protection craft: THOR – Twin Hulled Offshore Raider
 
THOR is the brain-child of CTruk’s Military and Security team, who between them have amassed approximately 200 years of military experience, skills and knowledge. Realising that new designs must be right first time, the company has established a Military Design Advisory Panel (MDAP), which acts as an advisory body, steering design to ensure that vessels are fit for task.
THOR is the brain-child of CTruk’s Military and Security team, who between them have amassed approximately 200 years of military experience, skills and knowledge. Realising that new designs must be right first time, the company has established a Military Design Advisory Panel (MDAP), which acts as an advisory body, steering design to ensure that vessels are fit for task.
 

Northrop Grumman Awarded $617 Million for Full-Rate Production E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes
 
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $617 million contract for five full-rate production Lot 1 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. "Moving from low-rate production into full-rate production is a significant milestone for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye program," said Bart LaGrone, vice president, E-2/C-2 programs, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "We look forward to manufacturing and delivering a mature and effective airborne early warning, battle management, command and control system."
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $617 million contract for five full-rate production Lot 1 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. "Moving from low-rate production into full-rate production is a significant milestone for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye program," said Bart LaGrone, vice president, E-2/C-2 programs, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "We look forward to manufacturing and delivering a mature and effective airborne early warning, battle management, command and control system."
 

INS Vikrant, India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, officially launched
 
India on Monday launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, at Cochin Shipyard in the South West of the country. Minister of Defence, Arakkaparambil Kurian Anthony said the Navy's capabilities must be enhanced to ensure that it maintains "high operational preparedness to thwart any likely misadventure against our national interest."
India on Monday launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, at Cochin Shipyard in the South West of the country. Minister of Defence, Arakkaparambil Kurian Anthony said the Navy's capabilities must be enhanced to ensure that it maintains "high operational preparedness to thwart any likely misadventure against our national interest."
 

Arleigh Burke class Destroyer USS John Paul Jones completes Aegis testing
 
USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) completed the second of three combat systems testing and sea trials, in support of the first-ever integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) destroyer Aegis baseline nine combat systems upgrade, July 19. The upgrade, part of the Navy's destroyer modernization program, began in April 2012 and will be completed following the third combat systems testing and sea trials, scheduled for September.
USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) completed the second of three combat systems testing and sea trials, in support of the first-ever integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) destroyer Aegis baseline nine combat systems upgrade, July 19. The upgrade, part of the Navy's destroyer modernization program, began in April 2012 and will be completed following the third combat systems testing and sea trials, scheduled for September.
 

Boeing, US Navy Demo New Targeting and Data Systems on EA-18G Growler
 
The U.S. Navy recently flew Boeing EA-18G Growler aircraft with sensor system upgrades and its newest data network, demonstrating how the enhanced technologies would allow aircrews to locate threats more quickly and accurately.

The U.S. Navy recently flew Boeing EA-18G Growler aircraft with sensor system upgrades and its newest data network, demonstrating how the enhanced technologies would allow aircrews to locate threats more quickly and accurately.

 

EvoLogics underwater modems connected a fleet of AUVs into an acoustic network during trials
 
In late July 2013, partners of the Marine Robotic System of Self-Organizing, Logically Linked Physical Nodes (MORPH) European Project concluded five-day sea trials in Toulon (FR), having successfully integrated several AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) and ASVs (Autonomous Surface Vehicles) into a coordinated multi-node MORPH system using EvoLogics underwater acoustic communication devices.
In late July 2013, partners of the Marine Robotic System of Self-Organizing, Logically Linked Physical Nodes (MORPH) European Project concluded five-day sea trials in Toulon (FR), having successfully integrated several AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) and ASVs (Autonomous Surface Vehicles) into a coordinated multi-node MORPH system using EvoLogics underwater acoustic communication devices.
 

Raytheon's new SM-3 Block IB missile on track for operational deployment in 2015
 
Raytheon Company was awarded a $218,530,196 contract by the Missile Defense Agency to complete the assembly and delivery of 29 Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles. Launched off U.S. Navy ships, SM-3 interceptors protect the U.S. and its allies by destroying incoming short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missile threats by colliding with them in space.
Raytheon Company was awarded a $218,530,196 contract by the Missile Defense Agency to complete the assembly and delivery of 29 Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles. Launched off U.S. Navy ships, SM-3 interceptors protect the U.S. and its allies by destroying incoming short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missile threats by colliding with them in space.
 

DCNS SEPIA: The first submarine R&D project with a focus on ecodesign and the environment
 
SEPIA (standing for Submarine with Environmental Performance Improvement Along-life) constitutes a world's first in terms of environmental analysis and ecodesign applied to a submarine. This new R&D project self-funded by DCNS started by an analysis of the life cycle of an existing DCNS submarine (Scorpène SSK). The goal being to evaluate the environmental impacts of each step of the submarine's life cycle: Construction, active duty, maintenance, dismantling...
SEPIA (standing for Submarine with Environmental Performance Improvement Along-life) constitutes a world's first in terms of environmental analysis and ecodesign applied to a submarine. This new R&D project self-funded by DCNS started by an analysis of the life cycle of an existing DCNS submarine (Scorpène SSK). The goal being to evaluate the environmental impacts of each step of the submarine's life cycle: Construction, active duty, maintenance, dismantling...
 

U.S. Navy one step closer to first Australian MH-60R Seahawk delivery
 
The MH-60R Seahawk, which will soon become the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) first, arrived July 24 at Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training in Owego, N.Y.  This Seahawk will be mission ready and transferred to the RAN in December this year.
The MH-60R Seahawk, which will soon become the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) first, arrived July 24 at Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training in Owego, N.Y. This Seahawk will be mission ready and transferred to the RAN in December this year.
 

X-47B UCAS returns to NAS Patuxent River concluding historic carrier demonstration phase
 
The US Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator safely returned to Naval Air Station Patuxent River Aug. 8 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia after recently completing a number of historic firsts for carrier-based unmanned aviation.
The US Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator safely returned to Naval Air Station Patuxent River Aug. 8 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia after recently completing a number of historic firsts for carrier-based unmanned aviation.
 

General Dynamics Completes Comprehensive Risk Reduction Program for Knifefish UUV
 
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has successfully completed the comprehensive risk reduction program for the U.S. Navy's Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) program. Designed to discover any potential systems defect early on in the program's development phase, the configuration item test (CIT) successfully verified key components within the UUV system including the hardware architecture and critical areas of hardware and software integration.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has successfully completed the comprehensive risk reduction program for the U.S. Navy's Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) program. Designed to discover any potential systems defect early on in the program's development phase, the configuration item test (CIT) successfully verified key components within the UUV system including the hardware architecture and critical areas of hardware and software integration.
 

Grad Sviyazhsk missile corvette (Project 21631 Buyan-M) Starts Trials in Caspian Sea
 
A new attack missile boat has started sea trials with Russia’s Caspian Flotilla, the Southern Military District said Monday. The Grad Sviyazhsk missile corvette is due to join the flotilla after completing all trials and state tests before the end of the year, the district's press service said.
A new attack missile boat has started sea trials with Russia’s Caspian Flotilla, the Southern Military District said Monday. The Grad Sviyazhsk missile corvette is due to join the flotilla after completing all trials and state tests before the end of the year, the district's press service said.
 

Raytheon, US Navy complete initial fleet firing of Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2
 
The U.S. Navy completed the first fleet firing of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 as part of its ongoing developmental and operational testing (DT/OT). In an at-sea test conducted from the USS Arlington (LPD 24), two RAM Block 2 missiles engaged a subsonic target in a scenario designed to demonstrate the advanced missile's defensive capabilities.
The U.S. Navy completed the first fleet firing of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 as part of its ongoing developmental and operational testing (DT/OT). In an at-sea test conducted from the USS Arlington (LPD 24), two RAM Block 2 missiles engaged a subsonic target in a scenario designed to demonstrate the advanced missile's defensive capabilities.
 

Ready For Sea Trials; F-35B Completes 500th Vertical Landing
 
The Lockheed Martin F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft completed its 500th vertical landing August 3. BF-1, the aircraft which completed this achievement, also accomplished the variant’s first vertical landing in March 2010 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
The Lockheed Martin F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft completed its 500th vertical landing August 3. BF-1, the aircraft which completed this achievement, also accomplished the variant’s first vertical landing in March 2010 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
 

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Unveils Newest, Largest Helicopter Destroyer DDH183 Izumo
 
Japan showed for the first time on Tuesday the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) future helicopter carrier which will become the flagship of its fleet and is the largest warship built by Japan since World War II. The 248-meter-long and 19,500-ton helicopter carrier named Izumo is still under construction in Yokohama and is set to be commissioned into service in 2015.
Japan showed for the first time on Tuesday the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) future helicopter carrier which will become the flagship of its fleet and is the largest warship built by Japan since World War II. The 248-meter-long and 19,500-ton helicopter carrier named Izumo is still under construction in Yokohama and is set to be commissioned into service in 2015.
 

Bath Iron Works Awarded $212 Million for DDG 1002 Deckhouse, Hangar and Launch-System Modules
 
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works $212 million for the design and construction of a steel deckhouse and hangar and construction of aft Peripheral Vertical Launching System (PVLS) modules for integration into Lyndon B Johnson (DDG 1002), the third ship of the U.S. Navy’s Zumwalt-class of guided missile destroyers. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics.
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works $212 million for the design and construction of a steel deckhouse and hangar and construction of aft Peripheral Vertical Launching System (PVLS) modules for integration into Lyndon B Johnson (DDG 1002), the third ship of the U.S. Navy’s Zumwalt-class of guided missile destroyers. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics.
 

San Antonio class Landing Platform Dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) Completes Final Contract Trials
 
USS Anchorage (LPD 23) successfully completed final contract trials and returned to San Diego July 18. Final contract trials serve as the final review of a newly constructed ship, with the ship's crew operating the vessel while still under warranty from the shipbuilder. The trial, run by the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), is part of a series of post-delivery test and trials during which the ship and its major systems are exercised, tested and corrected as required.
USS Anchorage (LPD 23) successfully completed final contract trials and returned to San Diego July 18. Final contract trials serve as the final review of a newly constructed ship, with the ship's crew operating the vessel while still under warranty from the shipbuilder. The trial, run by the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), is part of a series of post-delivery test and trials during which the ship and its major systems are exercised, tested and corrected as required.
 

AdvanFort to aid USCG Amver Program keep watch over maritime emergencies in piracy HRA
 
Maritime security leader the AdvanFort Company announced Wednesday August 1st that it has volunteered for service in the piracy-infested waters in and around the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean as part of the U.S. Coast Guard-coordinated Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (Amver), whose members assist any nearby vessel in distress.
Maritime security leader the AdvanFort Company announced Wednesday August 1st that it has volunteered for service in the piracy-infested waters in and around the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean as part of the U.S. Coast Guard-coordinated Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (Amver), whose members assist any nearby vessel in distress.
 

Navantia, Blas de Lezo Frigate visited by the Turkish Navy in Istanbul
 
The Spanish Navy and NAVANTIA have shown in Istanbul the capabilities of our company as designer and builder of the technologically advanced F-100 class frigates. The F-103 frigate “Blas de Lezo” arrived in the Turkish city on the 25th of July 2013.
The Spanish Navy and NAVANTIA have shown in Istanbul the capabilities of our company as designer and builder of the technologically advanced F-100 class frigates. The F-103 frigate “Blas de Lezo” arrived in the Turkish city on the 25th of July 2013.
 

Belgium Armed Forces receive first NH90 NFH Naval Helicopter
 
Eurocopter on August 1st delivered the first NH90 NFH (NATO Frigate Helicopter) to the Belgium Armed Forces, providing an advanced, highly capable and fully-qualified rotary-wing aircraft for this nation’s multi-role mission requirements. In addition to being the no. 1 NH90 NFH received by Belgium, it also is the first built at Eurocopter’s Donauwörth, Germany industrial site – demonstrating this facility’s capability to assemble and deliver these new-generation twin-engine helicopters.
Eurocopter on August 1st delivered the first NH90 NFH (NATO Frigate Helicopter) to the Belgium Armed Forces, providing an advanced, highly capable and fully-qualified rotary-wing aircraft for this nation’s multi-role mission requirements. In addition to being the no. 1 NH90 NFH received by Belgium, it also is the first built at Eurocopter’s Donauwörth, Germany industrial site – demonstrating this facility’s capability to assemble and deliver these new-generation twin-engine helicopters.
 

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