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

China to Deliver Eight S20 Submarines to Pakistan Navy based on PLAN's Type 039A SSK

China to Deliver Eight S20 Submarines to Pakistan Navy based on PLAN's Type 039A SSK
 
According to various media, China will provide eight submarines to Pakistan for securing the coastal areas. This was disclosed in a briefing to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence by Pakistan Navy chaired by Sheikh Rohale Asghar in Islamabad on Friday.
According to various media, China will provide eight submarines to Pakistan for securing the coastal areas. This was disclosed in a briefing to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence by Pakistan Navy chaired by Sheikh Rohale Asghar in Islamabad on Friday.
 

Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) Returning to Pearl Harbor Following Engine Problems

Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) Returning to Pearl Harbor Following Engine Problems
 
The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) experienced an engineering casualty today while transiting to the Western Pacific. The crew took precautionary measures, and the ship is currently returning to Pearl Harbor to determine the extent of the problem and conduct repairs. Coronado is operating under her own power and is being escorted by USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187).
The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) experienced an engineering casualty today while transiting to the Western Pacific. The crew took precautionary measures, and the ship is currently returning to Pearl Harbor to determine the extent of the problem and conduct repairs. Coronado is operating under her own power and is being escorted by USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187).
 

F-35C Completes developmental test phase (DT-III) Ahead of Schedule

F-35C Completes developmental test phase (DT-III) Ahead of Schedule
 
The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) completed the third and final shipboard developmental test phase (DT-III) for the F-35C Lightning II aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) Aug. 25 - one week earlier than scheduled.
The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) completed the third and final shipboard developmental test phase (DT-III) for the F-35C Lightning II aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) Aug. 25 - one week earlier than scheduled.
 

US Navy and Royal Thai Navy Procuring Additional MK 54 torpedoes from Raytheon

US Navy and Royal Thai Navy Procuring Additional MK 54 torpedoes from Raytheon
 
Raytheon Company has been awarded a $37,723,774 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, cost and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of MK 54 lightweight torpedo common parts kits; MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedo kits; and MK 54 exercise fuel tanks, spares, production support material, engineering support, and hardware repair support.
Raytheon Company has been awarded a $37,723,774 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, cost and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of MK 54 lightweight torpedo common parts kits; MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedo kits; and MK 54 exercise fuel tanks, spares, production support material, engineering support, and hardware repair support.
 

Project 636.3 submarines cover amphibious landing on Crimean beach during snap inspection

Project 636.3 submarines cover amphibious landing on Crimean beach during snap inspection
 
Two Project 636.3 (NATO reporting name: Improved Kilo-class) diesel-electric submarines of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet have covered an amphibious landing operation in Crimea as part of the ongoing snap inspection of the Russian Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry’s press office told journalists.

Two Project 636.3 (NATO reporting name: Improved Kilo-class) diesel-electric submarines of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet have covered an amphibious landing operation in Crimea as part of the ongoing snap inspection of the Russian Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry’s press office told journalists.

 

Virginia-class Block III attack submarine Illinois (SSN 786) Delivered Early to the US Navy

Virginia-class Block III attack submarine Illinois (SSN 786) Delivered Early to the US Navy
 
The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of PCU Illinois (SSN 786), the 13th submarine of the Virginia-class, on Aug. 27, early to its contract delivery date. Illinois is the ninth consecutive Virginia-class submarine to deliver early to the U.S. Navy. Illinois is the third Block III submarine of the series, featuring a revised bow with a Large Aperture Bow (LAB) sonar array, as well as technology from Ohio-class SSGNs (the Virginia Payload Module: 2 VLS tubes each containing 6 missiles)
The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of PCU Illinois (SSN 786), the 13th submarine of the Virginia-class, on Aug. 27, early to its contract delivery date. Illinois is the ninth consecutive Virginia-class submarine to deliver early to the U.S. Navy. Illinois is the third Block III submarine of the series, featuring a revised bow with a Large Aperture Bow (LAB) sonar array, as well as technology from Ohio-class SSGNs (the Virginia Payload Module: 2 VLS tubes each containing 6 missiles)
 

Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Design Work For LX(R) Class Of Amphibious Ships

Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Design Work For LX(R) Class Of Amphibious Ships
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $13.7 million contract (with incremental funding) to perform contract design effort for the U.S. Navy’s amphibious warfare ship replacement, known as LX(R).
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $13.7 million contract (with incremental funding) to perform contract design effort for the U.S. Navy’s amphibious warfare ship replacement, known as LX(R).
 

U.S. Navy Awards Lockheed Martin Contract for Nuclear-Submarine AN/BVY-1 Imaging System

U.S. Navy Awards Lockheed Martin Contract for Nuclear-Submarine AN/BVY-1 Imaging System
 
The US Department of Defence announced Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training is being awarded a $126,292,178 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-6247) to exercise an option for engineering services and support of the AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging System (ISIS) program.

The US Department of Defence announced Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training is being awarded a $126,292,178 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-6247) to exercise an option for engineering services and support of the AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging System (ISIS) program.

 

Harpoon-Fitted Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado Deploys for Western Pacific

Harpoon-Fitted Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado Deploys for Western Pacific
 
The Independence-class Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Aug. 26 to continue its independent deployment to the Western Pacific. The ship's departure follows participation in exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016, in which the ship successfully completed a Harpoon Block 1C missile LCS-based launch.
The Independence-class Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Aug. 26 to continue its independent deployment to the Western Pacific. The ship's departure follows participation in exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016, in which the ship successfully completed a Harpoon Block 1C missile LCS-based launch.
 

Navantia signs the Future Frigate Participant Services Contract for Australia's SEA 5000 Program

Navantia signs the Future Frigate Participant Services Contract for Australia's SEA 5000 Program
 
The Commonwealth of Australia and Navantia have signed an agreement for the Risk Reduction and Design Study (RRDS) Phase for the SEA 5000 Future Frigate Program. This is part of the Competitive Evaluation Process (CEP) being conducted by the Australian Department of Defence for the SEA5000 Future Frigate Program. The Commonwealth has also entered into similar agreements with each of Fincantieri and BAE Systems.
The Commonwealth of Australia and Navantia have signed an agreement for the Risk Reduction and Design Study (RRDS) Phase for the SEA 5000 Future Frigate Program. This is part of the Competitive Evaluation Process (CEP) being conducted by the Australian Department of Defence for the SEA5000 Future Frigate Program. The Commonwealth has also entered into similar agreements with each of Fincantieri and BAE Systems.
 

Littoral Combat Ship USS Freedom Suffers Main Propulsion Diesel Engine Problem

Littoral Combat Ship USS Freedom Suffers Main Propulsion Diesel Engine Problem
 
The U.S. Navy's first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) experienced a casualty to one of the ship's main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) on July 11 caused by a leak from the attached seawater pump mechanical seal that resulted in seawater entering the engine lube oil system.
The U.S. Navy's first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) experienced a casualty to one of the ship's main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) on July 11 caused by a leak from the attached seawater pump mechanical seal that resulted in seawater entering the engine lube oil system.
 

U.S. Navy's F-35C Continues Carrier Qualifications and At-Sea Testing with USS George Washington

U.S. Navy's F-35C Continues Carrier Qualifications and At-Sea Testing with USS George Washington
 
The jet blast from seven F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft only added to the already intense summer heat and humidity on the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 73), Aug. 15, where the third and final round of at-sea developmental testing, or DT-III, was underway about 100 miles offshore from Virginia.
The jet blast from seven F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft only added to the already intense summer heat and humidity on the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 73), Aug. 15, where the third and final round of at-sea developmental testing, or DT-III, was underway about 100 miles offshore from Virginia.
 

Video: Fifth batch of PLAN pilots qualify for Liaoning aircraft carrier flight certification

Video: Fifth batch of PLAN pilots qualify for Liaoning aircraft carrier flight certification
 
According to an official statement by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) released this morning, a new batch of naval aviation pilots achieved their first landings and takeoffs aboard aircraft carrier Liaoning. These young J-15 pilots obtained their flight certification that allows them to conduct operation from and to the Chinese aircraft carrier.
According to an official statement by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) released last week, a new batch of naval aviation pilots achieved their first landings and takeoffs aboard aircraft carrier Liaoning. These young J-15 pilots obtained their flight certification that allows them to conduct operation from and to the Chinese aircraft carrier.
 

Russia to Activate a Coastal Defense Division Across from Alaska in 2018

Russia to Activate a Coastal Defense Division Across from Alaska in 2018
 
The Russian Defense Ministry is planning the activation of a coastal defense division in Chukotka in 2018, the minister, Sergei Shoigu, has told journalists. "A coastal defense division is planned for activation in the Chukotka area of operations in 2018," he said.
The Russian Defense Ministry is planning the activation of a coastal defense division in Chukotka in 2018, the minister, Sergei Shoigu, has told journalists. "A coastal defense division is planned for activation in the Chukotka area of operations in 2018," he said.
 

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates New Maritime Capabilities at US Navy Technology Exercise

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates New Maritime Capabilities at US Navy Technology Exercise
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation demonstrated new cross domain approaches for autonomous undersea, surface and air vehicles to advance the Anti-Submarine Warfare mission during this year’s Annual Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) at Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport.
Northrop Grumman Corporation demonstrated new cross domain approaches for autonomous undersea, surface and air vehicles to advance the Anti-Submarine Warfare mission during this year’s Annual Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) at Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport.
 

Sixth Project 21631 Buyan M-class Corvette Launched by Gorky Shipyard

Sixth Project 21631 Buyan M-class Corvette Launched by Gorky Shipyard
 
The Gorky Shipyard in Zelenodolsk floated the sixth small missile boat of project 21631 (Buyan-M code) named Vyshni Volochek, a source in the military-defense complex said.
The Gorky Shipyard in Zelenodolsk floated the sixth small missile boat of project 21631 (Buyan-M code) named Vyshni Volochek, a source in the military-defense complex said.
 

New Zealand Signed Contract with Boeing for P-3K2 Orion MPA Modernisation

New Zealand Signed Contract with Boeing for P-3K2 Orion MPA Modernisation
 
New Zealand Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee welcomed the signing of a contract to upgrade the Royal New Zealand Air Force Underwater, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability: Six P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft with Boeing for a total of $36 million.
New Zealand Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee welcomed the signing of a contract to upgrade the Royal New Zealand Air Force Underwater, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability: Six P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft with Boeing for a total of $36 million.
 

German Navy Bremen-class Frigate Augsburg to Join French Navy CSG Against Daesh

German Navy Bremen-class Frigate Augsburg to Join French Navy CSG Against Daesh
 
The German Navy (Marine) announced that it is deploying its Bremen-class frigate "Augsburg" again to participate to the escort of French Navy (Marine Nationale) aircraft carrier "Charles de Gaulle" strike group (CSG). The ASW Frigate will leave its home port to join the CSG in the Mediterranean.
The German Navy (Marine) announced that it is deploying its Bremen-class frigate "Augsburg" again to participate to the escort of French Navy (Marine Nationale) aircraft carrier "Charles de Gaulle" strike group (CSG). The ASW Frigate will leave its home port to join the CSG in the Mediterranean.
 

DCNS and University of New South Wales to collaborate on submarine research and development

DCNS and University of New South Wales to collaborate on submarine research and development
 
DCNS and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have signed an agreement to collaborate more closely on engineering and marine technologies for Australia’s Future Submarine Program.
DCNS and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have signed an agreement to collaborate more closely on engineering and marine technologies for Australia’s Future Submarine Program.
 

Next Gen Kh-32 ant-ship cruise missile tests drawing to a close in Russia

Next Gen Kh-32 ant-ship cruise missile tests drawing to a close in Russia
 
Russia is finalizing the trials of a sophisticated cruise missile designated as Kh-32 and intended to equip the Tupolev Tu-22M3 supersonic long-range bomber fleet, according to the Izvestia daily. The cutting-edge missile is virtually invulnerable to ground-based air defenses and interceptors of a potential adversary. Once launched, the product of the Raduga Design Bureau climbs to an altitude of 40 km, to the stratosphere, to dive on the target at a steep angle.
Russia is finalizing the trials of a sophisticated cruise missile designated as Kh-32 and intended to equip the Tupolev Tu-22M3 supersonic long-range bomber fleet, according to the Izvestia daily. The cutting-edge missile is virtually invulnerable to ground-based air defenses and interceptors of a potential adversary. Once launched, the product of the Raduga Design Bureau climbs to an altitude of 40 km, to the stratosphere, to dive on the target at a steep angle.
 

Russian-built Project 10750E MCM Vessel for Kazakhstan Started Sea Trials

Russian-built Project 10750E MCM Vessel for Kazakhstan Started Sea Trials
 
The Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (Russian acronym: SNSZ, a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, OSK) has commenced the trials of the first Project 10750E (E stands for export-oriented, Eksportny) mine countermeasures (MCM) vessel intended for Kazakhstan, according to the company`s press department.
The Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (Russian acronym: SNSZ, a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, OSK) has commenced the trials of the first Project 10750E (E stands for export-oriented, Eksportny) mine countermeasures (MCM) vessel intended for Kazakhstan, according to the company`s press department.
 

Future Minoga ship-based helicopter (Ka-27 Replacement) to enter production in 10 years

Future Minoga ship-based helicopter (Ka-27 Replacement) to enter production in 10 years
 
The future ship-borne helicopter being developed under the Minoga program will enter production in 10 years, Sergei Mikheyev, general designer, Kamov JSC (a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters), has told TASS.
The future ship-borne helicopter being developed under the Minoga program will enter production in 10 years, Sergei Mikheyev, general designer, Kamov JSC (a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters), has told TASS.
 

U.S. Navy Selects Lockheed Martin's COMBATSS-21 Open Architecture CMS for LCS Frigates

U.S. Navy Selects Lockheed Martin's COMBATSS-21 Open Architecture CMS for LCS Frigates
 
The U.S. Navy selected Lockheed Martin's COMBATSS-21 as the combat management system for the Navy's frigate ship program. COMBATSS-21 is the combat management system in operation on the Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The five-year contract, which is worth up to $79.5 million, covers fiscal years 2016-2021.
The U.S. Navy selected Lockheed Martin's COMBATSS-21 as the combat management system for the Navy's frigate ship program. COMBATSS-21 is the combat management system in operation on the Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The five-year contract, which is worth up to $79.5 million, covers fiscal years 2016-2021.
 

North Korea Again Test-Fired a KN-11 SLBM From its Sinpo-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine

North Korea Again Test-Fired a KN-11 SLBM From its Sinpo-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine
 
North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off its east coast on Wednesday, off its east coast following the start of an annual South Korea-U.S. military exercise. This launch follows one that took place on July 9th this year. The missile was launched from waters near the port city of Sinpo at around 5:30 a.m., according to Yonhap news agency citing South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off its east coast on Wednesday, off its east coast following the start of an annual South Korea-U.S. military exercise. This launch follows one that took place on July 9th this year. The missile was launched from waters near the port city of Sinpo at around 5:30 a.m., according to Yonhap news agency citing South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
 

Delivery of First Project 885M SSGN (Upgraded Yasen class) Kazan Submarine Delayed by One Year

Delivery of First Project 885M SSGN (Upgraded Yasen class) Kazan Submarine Delayed by One Year
 
The first nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine (SSGN) of the upgraded project 885M (code Yasen-M), the Kazan, will be handed over to the Russian Navy not in 2017 as was initially reported, but in 2018, the press service of Sevmash Shipyard which builds the submarine told TASS.
The first nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine (SSGN) of the upgraded project 885M (code Yasen-M), the Kazan, will be handed over to the Russian Navy not in 2017 as was initially reported, but in 2018, the press service of Sevmash Shipyard which builds the submarine told TASS.
 

Qatar may be procuring MK V Patrol Boats from US Shipbuilder USMI

Qatar may be procuring MK V Patrol Boats from US Shipbuilder USMI
 
According to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) release, The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar for Mk-V Fast Patrol Boats, equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $124.02 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 19, 2016.
According to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) release, The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar for Mk-V Fast Patrol Boats, equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $124.02 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 19, 2016.
 

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