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

Newport News Shipbuilding Christens 14th Virginia-Class Submarine, Washington (SSN 787)

Newport News Shipbuilding Christens 14th Virginia-Class Submarine, Washington (SSN 787)
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division today celebrated the christening of the future USS Washington (SSN 787), the 14th Virginia-class submarine. Ship sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, smashed a bottle of sparkling wine, dipped in the waters of Washington’s Puget Sound, across the bow to mark the christening of the submarine named for the Evergreen State.
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division today celebrated the christening of the future USS Washington (SSN 787), the 14th Virginia-class submarine. Ship sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, smashed a bottle of sparkling wine, dipped in the waters of Washington’s Puget Sound, across the bow to mark the christening of the submarine named for the Evergreen State.
 

Boustead & Royal Malaysian Navy Held the Gowind Frigate LCS - SGPV Keel Laying Ceremony

Boustead & Royal Malaysian Navy Held the Gowind Frigate LCS - SGPV Keel Laying Ceremony
 
Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) and the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) held the keel laying ceremony of the first Gowind frigate Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as part of the Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV) program.
Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) and the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN or Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia; TLDM) held today the keel laying ceremony of the first Gowind frigate Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as part of the Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV) program.
 

Vietnamese Navy Discussed Effective Employment of Kilo Submarine Force

Vietnamese Navy Discussed Effective Employment of Kilo Submarine Force
 
According to People's Army Newspaper, the official media of the Vietnamese armed forces, Vice Admiral Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, on March 4th chaired a session of the Scientific Check and Admission Board of the Ministry of National Defence to approve the research project on the employment of the submarine force in national protection wars. Rear Admiral Ngo Quang Tien, Director of the Vietnam Naval Academy, is in charge of the project.
According to People's Army Newspaper, the official media of the Vietnamese armed forces, Vice Admiral Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, on March 4th chaired a session of the Scientific Check and Admission Board of the Ministry of National Defence to approve the research project on the employment of the submarine force in national protection wars. Rear Admiral Ngo Quang Tien, Director of the Vietnam Naval Academy, is in charge of the project.
 

Ingalls-built John P. Murtha (LPD 26) Successfully Completes Builder’s Sea Trials

Ingalls-built John P. Murtha (LPD 26) Successfully Completes Builder’s Sea Trials
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today the successful sea trials of the company’s 10th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26). The ship, built at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, spent four days in the Gulf of Mexico last week with Ingalls’ test and trials team operating the ship and performing more than 200 test events.
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today the successful sea trials of the company’s 10th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26). The ship, built at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, spent four days in the Gulf of Mexico last week with Ingalls’ test and trials team operating the ship and performing more than 200 test events.
 

Japan's MHI Delivers 7th Soryu-Class Submarine "Jinryu" to JMSDF

Japan's MHI Delivers 7th Soryu-Class Submarine "Jinryu" to JMSDF
 
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) delivered the "Jinryu" submarine to the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MOD) today in a ceremony held at the MHI Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works' No.3 pier in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. The Jinryu is the seventh Soryu-class submarine supplied to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and the fourth built by MHI. MHI also built the first Soryu-class submarine, and has produced a total of 26 submarines at the MHI Kobe Shipyard over the last 70 years.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) delivered the "Jinryu" submarine to the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MOD) today in a ceremony held at the MHI Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works' No.3 pier in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. The Jinryu is the seventh Soryu-class submarine supplied to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and the fourth built by MHI. MHI also built the first Soryu-class submarine, and has produced a total of 26 submarines...
 

Raytheon's SM-6 Surface-to-Air Missile Shatters Engagement Distance Record

Raytheon's SM-6 Surface-to-Air Missile Shatters Engagement Distance Record
 
Raytheon's Standard Missile-6, successfully engaged five targets and shattered its previous maximum engagement range record, set in June of 2014. This test series, supported by the Cooperative Engagement Capability, validated the tactical warfighting capability of SM-6, by demonstrating both maximum down range and a maximum cross range intercepts in over-the-horizon, engage-on-remote missions.
Raytheon's Standard Missile-6, successfully engaged five targets and shattered its previous maximum engagement range record, set in June of 2014. This test series, supported by the Cooperative Engagement Capability, validated the tactical warfighting capability of SM-6, by demonstrating both maximum down range and a maximum cross range intercepts in over-the-horizon, engage-on-remote missions.
 

Raytheon SM-6 Successfully Hits Frigate in US Navy Test Demonstration of Distributed Lethality

Raytheon SM-6 Successfully Hits Frigate in US Navy Test Demonstration of Distributed Lethality
 
Raytheon Company's Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) successfully engaged a surface target -- the decommissioned USS Reuben James (FFG 57) -- in a recent flight test. The test was a demonstration of the U.S. Navy's concept of "distributed lethality," employing ships in dispersed formations to increase the offensive might of the surface force and enabling future options for the joint force commander. The USS John Paul Jones fired the SM-6 during the test; another Air Defense Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer was on station as the assist ship.
Raytheon Company's Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) successfully engaged a surface target -- the decommissioned USS Reuben James (FFG 57) -- in a recent flight test. The test was a demonstration of the U.S. Navy's concept of "distributed lethality," employing ships in dispersed formations to increase the offensive might of the surface force and enabling future options for the joint force commander. The USS John Paul Jones fired the SM-6 during the test...
 

The MIRAK training ship has been delivered to DCI during a ceremonial

The MIRAK training ship has been delivered to DCI during a ceremonial
 
Mirak, a training ship built by Littoral shipyard in Marseillan, has just been delivered to DCI during a ceremonial launch held in Saint Mandrier. This ship, with a 10 meter length, will be used by DCI International Military Diving Training Centre (CIF-PM) in charge of transferring French Navy know-how in the field of military diving.
 

Airbus Defence & Space to connect French Navy vessels to Comcept satellite communication system

Airbus Defence & Space to connect French Navy vessels to Comcept satellite communication system
 
The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has awarded Airbus Defence and Space and Actia Telecom a contract to equip 17 French Navy vessels with the capability to connect up to the Comcept broadband communication system.
The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has awarded Airbus Defence and Space and Actia Telecom a contract to equip 17 French Navy vessels with the capability to connect up to the Comcept broadband communication system.
 

Royal Navy Deploying RFA Mounts Bay to Patrol Aegean Sea Against Migrant Traffickers

Royal Navy Deploying RFA Mounts Bay to Patrol Aegean Sea Against Migrant Traffickers
 
British Prime Minister has announced that naval ship Mounts Bay will support the international response to the migrant crisis in the Aegean Sea. As the Prime Minister attends an EU summit on the migration crisis, the Royal Navy is deploying amphibious landing ship royal fleet auxiliary (RFA) Mounts Bay alongside 2 border force cutters to join the NATO mission in the Aegean Sea that aims to reduce the flow of migrants from Turkey to Europe.
British Prime Minister has announced that naval ship Mounts Bay will support the international response to the migrant crisis in the Aegean Sea. As the Prime Minister attends an EU summit on the migration crisis, the Royal Navy is deploying amphibious landing ship royal fleet auxiliary (RFA) Mounts Bay alongside 2 border force cutters to join the NATO mission in the Aegean Sea that aims to reduce the flow of migrants from Turkey to Europe.
 

Japan to Lease ex-JMSDF Beechcraft TC-90 King Air to the Philippine Navy for Maritime Patrol

Japan to Lease ex-JMSDF Beechcraft TC-90 King Air to the Philippine Navy for Maritime Patrol
 
According to Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, the Japanese government plans to lease retired Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) TC-90 training aircraft to the Philippine Navy who will use the aircraft for air patrol missions related to China’s maritime expansion in the South China Sea.
According to Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, the Japanese government plans to lease retired Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) TC-90 training aircraft to the Philippine Navy who will use the aircraft for air patrol missions related to China’s maritime expansion in the South China Sea.
 

Joint Egyptian-French Military Exercise "Ramsis 2016" Kicked Off with Aircraft Carrier and FREMM

Joint Egyptian-French Military Exercise "Ramsis 2016" Kicked Off with Aircraft Carrier and FREMM
 
Units from Egyptian and French air force and navy started on Sunday the military exercises "Ramsis 2016" hosted by Egypt. The several-day maneuvers will be held off the coast of Alexandria city and in Egypt's airspace.
Units from Egyptian and French air force and navy started on Sunday the military exercise "Ramsis 2016" hosted by Egypt. The several-day maneuvers will be held off the coast of Alexandria city and in Egypt's airspace.
 

US Navy Carrier Strike Group in South China Sea Shadowed by PLAN Vessels

US Navy Carrier Strike Group in South China Sea Shadowed by PLAN Vessels
 
The John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG) is conducting routine operations in the South China Sea. The ships transited the Luzon Strait March 1 and have maintained a location in the eastern half of these international waters for four days. USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) all conducted a replenishment at sea March 4, receiving advanced biofuel, aviation fuel and supplies from USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). Flight operations have occurred daily with Carrier Airwing (CVW) 9 conducting 266 sorties.
The John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG) is conducting routine operations in the South China Sea. The ships transited the Luzon Strait March 1 and have maintained a location in the eastern half of these international waters for four days. USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) all conducted a replenishment at sea March 4, receiving advanced biofuel, aviation fuel...
 

TEKEVER’s AR3 NET RAY: The Smallest UAV on the Market Carrying a Maritime Radar

TEKEVER’s AR3 NET RAY: The Smallest UAV on the Market Carrying a Maritime Radar
 
The TEKEVER Group is launching a new version of the shipborne UAS AR3 NET RAY, now with 8Kg payload capacity, at UMEX 2016 (4B1 STAND). The new version of AR3 NET RAY increases its payload capacity by 33%, with the main purpose of proving customers with the option to carry a 25Nm range maritime radar.
The TEKEVER Group is launching a new version of the shipborne UAS AR3 NET RAY, now with 8Kg payload capacity, at UMEX 2016 (4B1 STAND). The new version of AR3 NET RAY increases its payload capacity by 33%, with the main purpose of proving customers with the option to carry a 25Nm range maritime radar.
 

4th Project 11356M Frigate Admiral Butakov for Russia's Black Sea Fleet Launched in Kaliningrad

4th Project 11356M Frigate Admiral Butakov for Russia's Black Sea Fleet Launched in Kaliningrad
 
Russia's Yantar Shipyard, located in Kaliningrad, launched the fourth Project 11356 frigate (NATO reporting name: Krivak V/Admiral Grigorovich-class) on March 1st. Named Admiral Butakov, the vessel is intended for the Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet.
Russia's Yantar Shipyard, located in Kaliningrad, launched the fourth Project 11356 frigate (NATO reporting name: Krivak V/Admiral Grigorovich-class) on March 1st. Named Admiral Butakov, the vessel is intended for the Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet.
 

Third of TKMS built F125 class Frigate “Sachsen-Anhalt” Christened for the German Navy

Third of TKMS built F125 class Frigate “Sachsen-Anhalt” Christened for the German Navy
 
The third of a total of four 125 class frigates for the German Navy was christened “Sachsen-Anhalt” today at the Hamburg site of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. Following the christening of the first two frigates “Baden-Württemberg” in December 2013 and “Nordrhein-Westfalen” in April 2015 this is a further important milestone in the shipbuilding program for this frigate class. Dr. Gabriele Haseloff, wife of the premier of the state of Saxony-Anhalt after which the frigate has been named, performed the christening ceremony in the presence of high-level representatives from government, the German Navy and the companies involved.
The third of a total of four 125 class frigates for the German Navy was christened “Sachsen-Anhalt” today at the Hamburg site of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. Following the christening of the first two frigates “Baden-Württemberg” in December 2013 and “Nordrhein-Westfalen” in April 2015 this is a further important milestone in the shipbuilding program for this frigate class. Dr. Gabriele Haseloff, wife of the premier of the state of Saxony-Anhalt...
 

China's J-20 & J-31 Stealth Fighters Likely to Be Deployed on PLAN Aircraft Carriers

China's J-20 & J-31 Stealth Fighters Likely to Be Deployed on PLAN Aircraft Carriers
 
China's fourth generation fighters like J-20 and J-31 are likely to be deployed on aircraft carriers, according to a military expert. In an interview with China National Radio (CNR), Yin Zhuo said China's aircraft carriers are capable to project firepower, troops and information. Yin said the ability of China aircraft carrier's fleet will experience great improvement.
China's fourth generation fighters like J-20 and J-31 are likely to be deployed on aircraft carriers, according to a military expert. In an interview with China National Radio (CNR), Yin Zhuo said China's aircraft carriers are capable to project firepower, troops and information. Yin said the ability of China aircraft carrier's fleet will experience great improvement.
 

Russia’s Pacific Fleet Receives Bastion Coastal Defense Missile Systems

Russia’s Pacific Fleet Receives Bastion Coastal Defense Missile Systems
 
The Russian Pacific Fleet’s missile and artillery brigade has formed a battalion armed with the Bastion (NATO reporting name: SSC-5 Stooge) coastal defense missile system, fleet spokesman Roman Martov said on Friday. The battalion has undergone special training with Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to operate Bastion coastal defense missile systems, the spokesman added.
The Russian Pacific Fleet’s missile and artillery brigade has formed a battalion armed with the Bastion (NATO reporting name: SSC-5 Stooge) coastal defense missile system, fleet spokesman Roman Martov said on Friday. The battalion has undergone special training with Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to operate Bastion coastal defense missile systems, the spokesman added.
 

GE to Provide Gas Turbines for Italian Navy PPA Hybrid Drive

GE to Provide Gas Turbines for Italian Navy PPA Hybrid Drive
 
GE’s Marine Solutions will provide the LM2500+G4 gas turbine that will power the Italian Navy’s new Pattugliatori Polivalenti d’Altura (PPA) multipurpose offshore patrol ships. The ships’ hybrid electric propulsion system also will use GE’s shock-proof MV3000 drives and a GE-designed electrical network of motors as part of the propulsion system.
GE’s Marine Solutions will provide the LM2500+G4 gas turbine that will power the Italian Navy’s new Pattugliatori Polivalenti d’Altura (PPA) multipurpose offshore patrol ships. The ships’ hybrid electric propulsion system also will use GE’s shock-proof MV3000 drives and a GE-designed electrical network of motors as part of the propulsion system.
 

Pictures: Two PLAN Type 052D Destroyers in Live Fire Exercise

Pictures: Two PLAN Type 052D Destroyers in Live Fire Exercise
 
The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) Type 052D Destroyers (NATO reporting name Luyang III class) Kunming and the Hefei sailed to high sea and conducted live-ammunition training recently.
The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) Type 052D Destroyers (NATO reporting name Luyang III class) Kunming and the Hefei sailed to high sea and conducted live-ammunition training recently.
 

French Navy LHD and Frigate Deploy to South China Sea and Australia for Training Mission

French Navy LHD and Frigate Deploy to South China Sea and Australia for Training Mission
 
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) 2016 "Jeanne d'Arc Mission" left Toulon naval base on March 3 2016. Consisting (this year) of Mistral class LHD Tonnerre and La Fayette class Frigate Guépratte, the mission will be deployed in the eastern Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, South China Sea and Australia for several months. It will host a new cohort of Navy officer cadets for instruction and exercises at sea as well as a detachment of French Army amphibous personnel.
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) 2016 "Jeanne d'Arc Mission" left Toulon naval base on March 3 2016. Consisting (this year) of Mistral class LHD Tonnerre and La Fayette class Frigate Guépratte, the mission will be deployed in the eastern Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, South China Sea and Australia for several months. It will host a new cohort of Navy officer cadets for instruction and exercises at sea as well as a detachment of French Army amphibous personnel.
 

Russian Navy Taking Steps to Fulfill its Global Blue Navy Ambitions

Russian Navy Taking Steps to Fulfill its Global Blue Navy Ambitions
 
The Russian Defense Ministry’s board has discussed establishing a new system for the Navy’s overall support to enhance its efficiency during long autonomous missions. The Defense Ministry’s board has also discussed the construction of modern comprehensive support ships. As Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said, the Defense Ministry is setting up a new system to provide logistical support for the Navy.
The Russian Defense Ministry’s board has discussed establishing a new system for the Navy’s overall support to enhance its efficiency during long autonomous missions. The Defense Ministry’s board has also discussed the construction of modern comprehensive support ships. As Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said, the Defense Ministry is setting up a new system to provide logistical support for the Navy.
 

Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet Naval Aviation Forms Su-30SM Squadron in Crimea

Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet Naval Aviation Forms Su-30SM Squadron in Crimea
 
The naval aviation of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has received an air squadron of eight advanced Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) multipurpose fighter jets, fleet spokesman Vyacheslav Trukhachyov said on Thursday.
The naval aviation of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has received an air squadron of eight advanced Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) multipurpose fighter jets, fleet spokesman Vyacheslav Trukhachyov said on Thursday.
 

UK Defence Secretary Announces £642 million Investment in Next Gen Successor SSBN

UK Defence Secretary Announces £642 million Investment in Next Gen Successor SSBN
 
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has today announced £642 million of investment for the Successor submarine programme. The funding will help to progress work on the four new submarines that will begin replacing the Vanguard class, from the 2030s. The funding will go towards new parts and facilities, as well as further design work. The investment will include £225 million of investment for new facilities, at BAE Systems at Barrow-in-Furness, where the submarines will be assembled. That investment will ensure the submarines are built with maximum efficiency.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has today announced £642 million of investment for the Successor submarine programme. The funding will help to progress work on the four new submarines that will begin replacing the Vanguard class, from the 2030s. The funding will go towards new parts and facilities, as well as further design work. The investment will include £225 million of investment for new facilities, at BAE Systems at Barrow-in-Furness...
 

India's Goa Shipyard Launches First Fast Patrol Vessel for Mauritius Coastguard

India's Goa Shipyard Launches First Fast Patrol Vessel for Mauritius Coastguard
 
In a new chapter in Indo-Mauritian Defence Co-operation, Mrs Smita Parsekar, wife of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar launched the First Fast Patrol Vessel, MCGS VICTORY (50 meter length) designed and built in house by Goa Shipyard Limited for Mauritius Coast Guard on 29th Feb 2016 at GSL in an impressive ceremony.
In a new chapter in Indo-Mauritian Defence Co-operation, Mrs Smita Parsekar, wife of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar launched the First Fast Patrol Vessel, MCGS VICTORY (50 meter length) designed and built in house by Goa Shipyard Limited for Mauritius Coast Guard on 29th Feb 2016 at GSL in an impressive ceremony.
 

Noske-Kaeser Products Are Now Available on the Canadian Market

Noske-Kaeser Products Are Now Available on the Canadian Market
 
On the 27th of January, 2016, Noske-Kaeser GmbH and Patlon Aircraft & Industries Limited signed an exclusive distributor agreement. By that Noske-Kaeser has gained an experienced partner in Canada to provide customers in the shipbuilding industry with their turnkey solutions for HVAC incl. CBRN systems, refrigeration systems as well as all kind of fire fighting and piping systems. The partnership also guarantees to deliver this scope of supply with a high part of Canadian content.
On the 27th of January, 2016, Noske-Kaeser GmbH and Patlon Aircraft & Industries Limited signed an exclusive distributor agreement. By that Noske-Kaeser has gained an experienced partner in Canada to provide customers in the shipbuilding industry with their turnkey solutions for HVAC incl. CBRN systems, refrigeration systems as well as all kind of fire fighting and piping systems. The partnership also guarantees to deliver this scope of supply with a high part of Canadian content.
 

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