March 2013 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

Canada launches design phase of future Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) with Irving Shipbuilding
 
Irving Shipbuilding welcomed the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence to Halifax Shipyard today to mark the start of the Definition (Design) phase of work for the first set of new naval combat vessels for Canada, the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).
Irving Shipbuilding welcomed the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence to Halifax Shipyard today to mark the start of the Definition (Design) phase of work for the first set of new naval combat vessels for Canada, the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).
 

HMS Ambush attack submarine (SSN) officially welcomed into the Royal Navy
 
HMS Ambush has officially joined the Royal Navy fleet following a ceremony. The nuclear-powered submarine arrived at her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde in September last year where she has been undergoing sea trials before entering operational service later this year.
HMS Ambush, the Royal Navy’s most advanced attack submarine was commissioned into the Royal Navy to become “Her Majesty’s Ship” during a ceremony overseen by the submarine’s crew, Naval Base, workers and around 500 invited guests. MS Ambush has officially joined the Royal Navy fleet following a ceremony. The nuclear-powered submarine arrived at her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde in September last year where she has been undergoing sea trials before entering operational service later this year.
 

Fincantieri’s shipyard in Riva Trigoso starts work on the sixth vessel in the FREMM program
 
Yesterday, at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Riva Trigoso (Sestri Levante, Genoa), there was the ceremony to mark the cutting of the first sheeting for the sixth Fremm vessel. This is a further step in the European Multi Mission Frigate construction program, the most important joint initiative to date among European industries in the Naval Defence field.
Yesterday, at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Riva Trigoso (Sestri Levante, Genoa), there was the ceremony to mark the cutting of the first sheeting for the sixth Fremm vessel. This is a further step in the European Multi Mission Frigate construction program, the most important joint initiative to date among European industries in the Naval Defence field.
 

US Navy funds Austal LCS Team to build two more Independence class Littoral Combat Ships
 
Austal USA’s order backlog has grown by approximately US$681.7 million as a result of two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract options being exercised by the United States Navy. The contract options fund construction of the LCS 14 and LCS 16, the fifth and sixth ships in the 10-ship block buy award made to an Austal-led team in December 2010. That 10-ship program is potentially worth over US$3.5 billion.
Austal USA’s order backlog has grown by approximately US$681.7 million as a result of two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract options being exercised by the United States Navy. The contract options fund construction of the LCS 14 and LCS 16, the fifth and sixth ships in the 10-ship block buy award made to an Austal-led team in December 2010. That 10-ship program is potentially worth over US$3.5 billion.
 

DARPA’s New TERN Program aims to enable small ships to serve as mobile bases for UAVs
 
Effective 21st-century warfare requires the ability to conduct airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike mobile targets anywhere, around the clock. Current technologies, however, have their limitations. Helicopters are relatively limited in the distance and flight time. Fixed-wing manned and unmanned aircraft can fly farther and longer but require either aircraft carriers or large, fixed land bases with runways often longer than a mile.
Effective 21st-century warfare requires the ability to conduct airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike mobile targets anywhere, around the clock. Current technologies, however, have their limitations. Helicopters are relatively limited in the distance and flight time. Fixed-wing manned and unmanned aircraft can fly farther and longer but require either aircraft carriers or large, fixed land bases with runways often longer than a mile.
 

HMS Ambush officially joins the Royal Navy fleet following a ceremony
 
HMS Ambush has officially joined the Royal Navy fleet following a ceremony. The nuclear-powered submarine arrived at her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde in September last year where she has been undergoing sea trials before entering operational service later this year.
HMS Ambush has officially joined the Royal Navy fleet following a ceremony. The nuclear-powered submarine arrived at her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde in September last year where she has been undergoing sea trials before entering operational service later this year.
 

USNS Montford Point mobile landing platform ship (T-MLP 1) Christened in San Diego
 
The US Navy's first mobile landing platform ship, USNS Montford Point (T-MLP 1), was christened at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, March 2. Owned and operated by Military Sealift Command, Montford Point was christened by its sponsor, Alexis "Jackie" Bolden, the wife of current NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.
The US Navy's first mobile landing platform ship, USNS Montford Point (T-MLP 1), was christened at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, March 2. Owned and operated by Military Sealift Command, Montford Point was christened by its sponsor, Alexis "Jackie" Bolden, the wife of current NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.
 

Chinese Shipbuilder CSOC unveiled new Frigate, LHD and Submarine designs at IDEX 2013
 
Beijing based China Shipbuilding & Offshore International (CSOC) unveiled several new designs during IDEX 2013, the international defense exhibition held in the United Arab Emirates. Navyrecognition took the opportunity to get some details about these new designs during the event, including a new LHD design, the S20 submarine and a new stealth frigate design.
Beijing based China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co. (CSOC) unveiled several new designs during IDEX 2013, the international defense exhibition held in the United Arab Emirates. Navyrecognition took the opportunity to get some details about these new designs during the event, including a new LHD design, the S20 submarine and a new stealth frigate design.
 

ThyssenKrupp strengthens presence in Asia/Pacific by acquiring Australian Marine Technology
 
With its technical expertise and numerous innovations, ThyssenKrupp is one of the leading global system suppliers for submarines and surface naval vessels, with a shipbuilding tradition that stretches back centuries. To strengthen the company’s presence in the Asia/Pacific region it is now acquiring the Melbourne-based Australian engineering firm Australian Marine Technologies.
With its technical expertise and numerous innovations, ThyssenKrupp is one of the leading global system suppliers for submarines and surface naval vessels, with a shipbuilding tradition that stretches back centuries. To strengthen the company’s presence in the Asia/Pacific region it is now acquiring the Melbourne-based Australian engineering firm Australian Marine Technologies.
 

DCNS and Odebrecht celebrate inauguration of Brazilian Navy submarine construction facility
 
On 1 March 2013, Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, officially inaugurated the Metal Structures Manufacturing Unit (UFEM), which comprises all the industrial facilities and special tooling needed to manufacture the outfitted hull sections of Scorpene submarines under the PROSUB programme (PROgrama de SUBmarinos).
On 1 March 2013, Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, officially inaugurated the Metal Structures Manufacturing Unit (UFEM), which comprises all the industrial facilities and special tooling needed to manufacture the outfitted hull sections of Scorpene submarines under the PROSUB programme (PROgrama de SUBmarinos).
 

Sagem wins new French order: EOMS-NG shipborne optronic systems to be fitted on LHDs and LPD
 
Sagem (Safran) has signed a new contract with French naval shipyard DCNS, main contractor, for EOMS-NG (Electro-Optical Multifunction System – New Generation) systems that will be installed in 2014 on four large French navy amphibious & projection vessels: three Mistral class BPC ships and the Siroco TCD*.
Sagem (Safran) has signed a new contract with French naval shipyard DCNS, main contractor, for EOMS-NG (Electro-Optical Multifunction System – New Generation) systems that will be installed in 2014 on four large French navy amphibious & projection vessels: three Mistral class BPC ships and the Siroco TCD*.
 

DCI wins maritime security project : CRIMSON
 
DCI has been awarded with a European Union service contract worth of one million euro regarding maritime security. The CRIMSON (Critical Maritime Routes Programme Monitoring, Support and Evaluation Mechanism) project will last for two years.
DCI has been awarded with a European Union service contract worth of one million euro regarding maritime security. The CRIMSON (Critical Maritime Routes Programme Monitoring, Support and Evaluation Mechanism) project will last for two years.
 

First Type 056 Corvette delivered to Chinese Navy (PLAN)
 
The handover ceremony for China’s first type-056 new-type corvette with hull number 582 was held on the afternoon of February 25, 2013 in Shanghai. Wu Shengli, member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and commander of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), attended and addressed the ceremony.
The handover ceremony for China’s first type-056 new-type corvette with hull number 582 was held on the afternoon of February 25, 2013 in Shanghai. Wu Shengli, member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and commander of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), attended and addressed the ceremony.
 

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