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

Russian Navy Akula-class submarine Kuzbass (K-419) Re-Enters Service with Pacific Fleet

Russian Navy Akula-class submarine Kuzbass (K-419) Re-Enters Service with Pacific Fleet
 
Russia’s Pacific Fleet has received the Project 971 (Akula-class) nuclear-powered submarine Kuzbass (K-419) that underwent repairs at the Zvezda Shipyard in the Primorye Territory in the Russian Far East, the regional administration said on Monday. The nuclear-powered submarine Kuzbass is armed with missiles and torpedoes.
Russia’s Pacific Fleet has received the Project 971 (Akula-class) nuclear-powered submarine Kuzbass (K-419) that underwent repairs at the Zvezda Shipyard in the Primorye Territory in the Russian Far East, the regional administration said on Monday. The nuclear-powered submarine Kuzbass is armed with missiles and torpedoes.
 

GD NASSCO Awarded Contract for Repair and Modernization of Amphibious and Combatant Ships

GD NASSCO Awarded Contract for Repair and Modernization of Amphibious and Combatant Ships
 
General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to support amphibious warfare and surface combatant ships home-ported in the Port of San Diego. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a total potential value of $1.32 billion among three awardees.
General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to support amphibious warfare and surface combatant ships home-ported in the Port of San Diego. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a total potential value of $1.32 billion among three awardees.
 

Indian Navy Deploys P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Seychelles for EEZ Surveillance

Indian Navy Deploys P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Seychelles for EEZ Surveillance
 
The Indian Navy has deployed a P 8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft to Seychelles since 20 Mar 16, for surveillance in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Seychelles, in accordance with the MoU between the Governments of India and Seychelles. The Indian Navy has, in the past, undertaken surveillance missions in the Seychellois EEZ twice a year, by deploying IN ships. The last such deployment was undertaken by ships of the 1st Training Squadron of the Indian Navy, in Oct 15. This is the first time that the P8I aircraft has been deployed to Seychelles.
The Indian Navy has deployed a P 8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft to Seychelles since 20 Mar 16, for surveillance in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Seychelles, in accordance with the MoU between the Governments of India and Seychelles. The Indian Navy has, in the past, undertaken surveillance missions in the Seychellois EEZ twice a year, by deploying IN ships. The last such deployment was undertaken by ships of the 1st Training Squadron of the Indian Navy...
 

Shipyard in west Russia to lay down 1st serial Project 22010 vessel in summer 2016

Shipyard in west Russia to lay down 1st serial Project 22010 vessel in summer 2016
 
Russia’s Project 885 Yasen-class lead submarine Severodvinsk has completed operational trials, Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief Vice-Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov said on Friday.
The Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in west Russia will lay down the first serial Project 22010 vessel Almaz for the Russian Defense Ministry in the summer of 2016, Main Deepwater Research Department Head Vice-Admiral Alexei Burilichev said on Monday.
 

Video: US Navy Submarine Breaks Through Artic Circle Ice during Ice Exercise ICEX 2016

Video: US Navy Submarine Breaks Through Artic Circle Ice during Ice Exercise ICEX 2016
 
Two Los Angeles-class submarines arrived at U.S. Navy Ice Camp Sargo, a temporary station on top of a floating ice sheet in the Arctic, March 14, as part of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016. USS Hartford (SSN 768) from Groton, Connecticut, and USS Hampton (SSN 767) from San Diego will conduct multiple arctic transits, a North Pole surfacing, scientific data collection and other training evolutions during their time in the region.
Two Los Angeles-class submarines arrived at U.S. Navy Ice Camp Sargo, a temporary station on top of a floating ice sheet in the Arctic, March 14, as part of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016. USS Hartford (SSN 768) from Groton, Connecticut, and USS Hampton (SSN 767) from San Diego will conduct multiple arctic transits, a North Pole surfacing, scientific data collection and other training evolutions during their time in the region.
 

Russian Navy Project 885 SSGN Severodvinsk Submarine Completes Operational Trials

Russian Navy Project 885 SSGN Severodvinsk Submarine Completes Operational Trials
 
Russia’s Project 885 Yasen-class lead submarine Severodvinsk has completed operational trials, Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief Vice-Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov said on Friday.
Russia’s Project 885 Yasen-class lead submarine Severodvinsk has completed operational trials, Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief Vice-Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov said on Friday.
 

Kelvin Hughes to supply 60+ SharpEye radars for UK Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Kelvin Hughes to supply 60+ SharpEye radars for UK Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary
 
The UK MOD announced that over the next five years, the MOD’s Navigation Radar Programme will replace existing radars fitted across the Royal Navy fleet and shore facilities with solid-state SharpEye™ radar transceivers designed and developed in the UK by Kelvin Hughes in Enfield North London. The new radars are the result of a £44 million contract award by the Ministry of Defence.
Kelvin Hughes is delighted to announce that its SharpEye™ radars are to be fitted to more than 60 Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ships, submarines and shore facilities. Working in association with Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems UK who have signed a £44 million contract with the Ministry of Defence (MOD), Kelvin Hughes will be supplying SharpEye™ systems for the RN’s Type 23 frigates, Hunt and Sandown class Mine Counter Measure Vessels...
 

China's PLAN Received about 200 Kh-59MK Anti-Ship Missiles for Su-30MK2 by end-2015

China's PLAN Received about 200 Kh-59MK Anti-Ship Missiles for Su-30MK2 by end-2015
 
China had received about 200 Kh-59MK (NATO reporting name: AS-13 Kingbolt) anti-ship missiles (ASM) by end-2015, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute`s (SIPRI) arms trasnfer database.
China had received about 200 Kh-59MK (NATO reporting name: AS-13 Kingbolt) anti-ship missiles (ASM) by end-2015, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute`s (SIPRI) arms trasnfer database.
 

3rd Astute Class SSN Submarine HMS Artful Commissioned with Royal Navy

3rd Astute Class SSN Submarine HMS Artful Commissioned with Royal Navy
 
Astute Class submarine HMS Artful has officially become a Commissioned Warship of the Royal Navy at a ceremony at HM Naval Base Clyde on March 18 2016. Guest of honour at the ceremony was the submarine's sponsor Lady Zambellas, who had named Artful in September 2013, before her launch in May 2014, in Barrow in Furness.
Astute Class submarine HMS Artful has officially become a Commissioned Warship of the Royal Navy at a ceremony at HM Naval Base Clyde on March 18 2016. Guest of honour at the ceremony was the submarine's sponsor Lady Zambellas, who had named Artful in September 2013, before her launch in May 2014, in Barrow in Furness.
 

Russian Navy to Receive Project 22350 Frigate Admiral Gorshkov in December 2016

Russian Navy to Receive Project 22350 Frigate Admiral Gorshkov in December 2016
 
The Russian Navy is planning to receive the Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov in late 2016, Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief Vice-Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov said on Friday. When asked about whether the frigate would be delivered to the Russian Navy in December, Fedotenkov said: "Yes, of course."
The Russian Navy is planning to receive the Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov in late 2016, Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief Vice-Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov said on Friday. When asked about whether the frigate would be delivered to the Russian Navy in December, Fedotenkov said: "Yes, of course."
 

Austal receives $14 Million Littoral Combat Ship Special Studies and Analyses modification

Austal receives $14 Million Littoral Combat Ship Special Studies and Analyses modification
 
Austal USA was awarded a $14 million Littoral Combat Ship contract modification by the U.S. Navy to conduct special studies and analyses, the Navy announced this week. This is the second $14 million LCS modification contract for Austal USA this month.
Austal USA was awarded a $14 million Littoral Combat Ship contract modification by the U.S. Navy to conduct special studies and analyses, the Navy announced this week. This is the second $14 million LCS modification contract for Austal USA this month.
 

Pictures: Indonesia's First Type 209/1200 Submarine Out of Construction Hall at DSME

Pictures: Indonesia's First Type 209/1200 Submarine Out of Construction Hall at DSME
 
Pictures have emerged showing Indonesian Navy's (TNI AL) first Type 209/1200 Chang Bogo Class diesel electric submarine (SSK) derivative out of the construction hall at DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd) shipyard in South Korea.
Pictures have emerged showing Indonesian Navy's (TNI AL) first Type 209/1200 Chang Bogo Class diesel electric submarine (SSK) derivative out of the construction hall at DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd) shipyard in South Korea.
 

Russia's Black Sea Fleet Fifth Project 636.3 Submarine Veliky Novgorod Launched

Russia's Black Sea Fleet Fifth Project 636.3 Submarine Veliky Novgorod Launched
 
The fifth Project 636.3 (NATO reporting name: Improved Kilo) diesel-electric submarine, the Veliky Novgorod, built for the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet, has been set afloat by the Admiralty Wharfs Shipyard in St. Petersburg, according to a TASS reporter on site.
The fifth Project 636.3 (NATO reporting name: Improved Kilo) diesel-electric submarine, the Veliky Novgorod, built for the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet, has been set afloat by the Admiralty Wharfs Shipyard in St. Petersburg, according to a TASS reporter on site.
 

US Navy Cruiser Conducts 1st Test of AN/SPQ-9B Periscope Detection & Discrimination Capability

US Navy Cruiser Conducts 1st Test of AN/SPQ-9B Periscope Detection & Discrimination Capability
 
The U.S. Navy concluded a successful light-off test of its upgraded Periscope Detection and Discrimination (PDD) capability for the AN/SPQ-9B Anti-Ship Missile Defense Radar onboard USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) March 12. The upgraded PDD capability represents a noteworthy improvement in submarine detection in support of the Navy's overall anti-surface warfare efforts.
The U.S. Navy concluded a successful light-off test of its upgraded Periscope Detection and Discrimination (PDD) capability for the AN/SPQ-9B Anti-Ship Missile Defense Radar onboard USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) March 12. The upgraded PDD capability represents a noteworthy improvement in submarine detection in support of the Navy's overall anti-surface warfare efforts.
 

US Navy Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Launched 3 Trident II D5 missiles in Test

US Navy Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Launched 3 Trident II D5 missiles in Test
 
On March 16, an Ohio class ballistic missile submarine assigned to Submarine Group 10, completed a Follow-on Commander's Evaluation Test (FCET) with the launch of three Trident II D5 missiles.
On March 16, an Ohio class ballistic missile submarine assigned to Submarine Group 10, completed a Follow-on Commander's Evaluation Test (FCET) with the launch of three Trident II D5 missiles.
 

Video: A Group of Six US Navy AEGIS Vessels Fire SM-2 Surface to Air Missiles During Exercise

Video: A Group of Six US Navy AEGIS Vessels Fire SM-2 Surface to Air Missiles During Exercise
 
Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKECSG) completed a multi-ship, live-fire exercise with the Standard Missile (SM-2), March 15. The dynamic exercise was part of the strike group's final preparation for the composition training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) that certifies all strike groups prior to deployment.
Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKECSG) completed a multi-ship, live-fire exercise with the Standard Missile (SM-2), March 15. The dynamic exercise was part of the strike group's final preparation for the composition training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) that certifies all strike groups prior to deployment.

 

3M22 Zirkon Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missiles to Give Russian Navy Pivotal Advantage

3M22 Zirkon Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missiles to Give Russian Navy Pivotal Advantage
 
The Project 11442 heavy nuclear missile cruiser 'Petr Veliky' (NATO reporting name: Kirov-class) will have been armed with the latest hypersonic Zirkon anti-ship missiles (ASMs) by 2020. Military experts whose assessments were published in Russian media believe that Russia has considerably outplayed the United States, China and other countries in this area. They say it is a breakthrough which will give Russian Navy a pivotal advantage in the military stand-off in the world ocean.
The Project 11442 heavy nuclear missile cruiser 'Petr Veliky' (NATO reporting name: Kirov-class) will have been armed with the latest hypersonic Zirkon anti-ship missiles (ASMs) by 2020. Military experts whose assessments were published in Russian media believe that Russia has considerably outplayed the United States, China and other countries in this area. They say it is a breakthrough which will give Russian Navy a pivotal advantage in the military stand-off in the world ocean.
 

Italian Navy Type U212A Submarine Romeo Romei Starts Sea Trials

Italian Navy Type U212A Submarine Romeo Romei Starts Sea Trials
 
Having successfully completed shore tests and acceptance trials during the construction and outfitting phase, the submarine Romeo Romei started a series of sea trials in the Gulf of La Spezia on March 2.
Having successfully completed shore tests and acceptance trials during the construction and outfitting phase, the submarine Romeo Romei started a series of sea trials in the Gulf of La Spezia on March 2.
 

L-3 to Provide Power Node Control Center PNCC for U.S. Navy Burke-class Destroyer Program

L-3 to Provide Power Node Control Center PNCC for U.S. Navy Burke-class Destroyer Program
 
L-3 Communications announced today that it has received an initial contract from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works to deliver its innovative Power Node Control Center® (PNCC) to support the U.S. Navy’s Destroyer Program. Funded delivery orders are currently in process, with the first production units scheduled for delivery in December 2017. Eight PNCC units will be initially installed on each DDG 51, beginning with DDGs 121 and 122.
L-3 Communications announced today that it has received an initial contract from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works to deliver its innovative Power Node Control Center® (PNCC) to support the U.S. Navy’s Destroyer Program. Funded delivery orders are currently in process, with the first production units scheduled for delivery in December 2017. Eight PNCC units will be initially installed on each DDG 51, beginning with DDGs 121 and 122.
 

Russia Kicks Off 3M22 Zircon Next Generation Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missile Trials

Russia Kicks Off 3M22 Zircon Next Generation Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missile Trials
 
Russia has launched the testing of the 3M22 hypersonic missile organic to the 3K22 Zircon missile system designed for use by future and upgraded surface ships and submarines, a source in defense industry told journalists on Thursday.
Russia has launched the testing of the 3M22 hypersonic missile organic to the 3K22 Zircon missile system designed for use by future and upgraded surface ships and submarines, a source in defense industry told journalists on Thursday.
 

Rolls-Royce MT30 Gas Turbine for Italian Navy & Fincantieri Landing Helicopter Deck

Rolls-Royce MT30 Gas Turbine for Italian Navy & Fincantieri Landing Helicopter Deck
 
Rolls-Royce has been selected to provide MT30 gas turbines to power a prestigious new multi-purpose amphibious vessel for the Italian Navy, which is an important element of the country’s fleet renewal programme. Two MT30 gas turbines will power the new 20,000 tonne displacement Landing Helicopter Deck (LHD) multi-purpose amphibious vessel.
Rolls-Royce has been selected to provide MT30 gas turbines to power a prestigious new multi-purpose amphibious vessel for the Italian Navy, which is an important element of the country’s fleet renewal programme. Two MT30 gas turbines will power the new 20,000 tonne displacement Landing Helicopter Deck (LHD) multi-purpose amphibious vessel.
 

MBDA Announces SIMBAD RC Final Trials before First Deliveries

MBDA Announces SIMBAD RC Final Trials before First Deliveries
 
MBDA has successfully completed two Mistral firings using a SIMBAD-RC firing post. These trials represent the last technical milestone before delivery to its first customer. They served to validate the interface between the missile and the new twin-launcher , confirming the correct departure of the missile from the firing post, as well as the system's ability to carry out salvo firings.
MBDA has successfully completed two Mistral firings using a SIMBAD-RC firing post. These trials represent the last technical milestone before delivery to its first customer. They served to validate the interface between the missile and the new twin-launcher , confirming the correct departure of the missile from the firing post, as well as the system's ability to carry out salvo firings.
 

Video: Last Operational Catapult Launch for French Navy Super Etendard Modernisé Fighter

Video: Last Operational Catapult Launch for French Navy Super Etendard Modernisé Fighter
 
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) released a video showing the last operational catapult launch for the Super Etendard Modernisé (SEM) from aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. The event which took place March 16 2016 as Charles de Gaulle was coming back to Toulon naval base from its deployment in the Middle East marks the end of an era for the SEM.
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) released a video showing the last operational catapult launch for the Super Etendard Modernisé (SEM) from aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. The event which took place March 16 2016 as Charles de Gaulle was coming back to Toulon naval base from its deployment in the Middle East marks the end of an era for the SEM.
 

Nexter NARWAHL 20mm RWS Fitted on French Navy Mistral Class LHD Dixmude

Nexter NARWAHL 20mm RWS Fitted on French Navy Mistral Class LHD Dixmude
 
Spotted by Navy Recognition and French naval news website Mer et Marine during a visit in Toulon naval base: The Mistral class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Dixmude (the third in the series) has received its NARWAHL remote weapon stations (RWS). Dixmude is the first of the mistral class to receive the weapon upgrade.
Spotted by Navy Recognition and French naval news website Mer et Marine during a visit in Toulon naval base: The Mistral class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Dixmude (the third in the series) has received its NARWAHL remote weapon stations (RWS). Dixmude is the first of the mistral class to receive the weapon upgrade.
 

Germany's P-3C Orion reached Djibouti to support Operation Atalanta

Germany's P-3C Orion reached Djibouti to support Operation Atalanta
 
On 11 March, Operation Atalanta’s Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) capability was doubled with the arrival of the German P-3C aircraft in Djibouti. The German team join the Spanish P-3 Detachment already in situ, the European Union Naval Force announced today on its website.
On 11 March, Operation Atalanta’s Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) capability was doubled with the arrival of the German P-3C aircraft in Djibouti. The German team join the Spanish P-3 Detachment already in situ, the European Union Naval Force announced today on its website.
 

Japan Coast Guard orders additional Airbus H225 helicopter for SAR missions

Japan Coast Guard orders additional Airbus H225 helicopter for SAR missions
 
Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of an additional H225. JCG, which already operates five H225s, has ordered this additional aircraft as part of its fleet renewal plans. The helicopter is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2018.
Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of an additional H225. JCG, which already operates five H225s, has ordered this additional aircraft as part of its fleet renewal plans. The helicopter is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2018.
 

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