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February 2017 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security
 
 

BrahMos-A missile to be test-launched from Su-30MKI aircraft in two-three months

BrahMos-A missile to be test-launched from Su-30MKI aircraft in two-three months
 
Charles de Gaulle mid life refit Routine launches of airborne BRAHMOS-A missiles from Su-30MKI fighter jets are scheduled to be held in two-three months, CEO of the Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace Joint Venture Sudhir Kumar Mishra told reporters in the headquarters of the company.
 

Fincantieri CNIM & Oshkosh Defense Submit Army MSV-L Proposal

Fincantieri CNIM & Oshkosh Defense Submit US Army Maneuver Support Vessel - Light Proposal
 
Charles de Gaulle mid life refit Fincantieri Marine Group announced on February 7th the submission of its proposal for the United States Army Maneuver Support Vessel - Light (MSV-L). Fincantieri leads an elite industry team comprised of CNIM, the designer of the Catamaran Landing Craft (L-CAT); Oshkosh Defense, a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life sustainment services; and other specialist partners...
 

Pictures: Indian Navy Major Theatre Readiness Operational Exercise TROPEX 17 Underway

Pictures: Indian Navy Major Theatre Readiness Operational Exercise TROPEX 17 Underway
 
Indian Navy TROPEX 17 5 The Indian Navy’s Annual Theatre Readiness Operational Exercise (TROPEX) got underway on 24 Jan 17. The month long exercise will have ships and aircraft of both the Western and Eastern Naval Commands, as also assets from the Indian Air Force, Indian Army and the Indian Coast Guard exercising together. The exercise is being conducted off the Western Seaboard. The last edition of the exercise was conducted in January 2015.
 

Austal's Expeditionary Fast Transport 8 (EPF 8) Completes Acceptance Trials

Austal's Expeditionary Fast Transport 8 (EPF 8) Completes Acceptance Trials
 
Austal Expeditionary Fast Transport EPF vessel US Navy USNS Yuma Austal Limited (Austal) is pleased to announce that Expeditionary Fast Transport 8 (EPF 8), USNS Yuma has successfully completed U.S. Navy acceptance trials. The acceptance trials, conducted by the US Navy in the Gulf of Mexico, are the last significant milestone before delivery and involve comprehensive testing of the vessel’s major systems and equipment.
 

Russian Navy Aircraft Carrier Adm. Kuznetsov Syrian experience to be used in new carrier design

Russian Navy Aircraft Carrier Adm. Kuznetsov Syrian experience to be used in new carrier design
 
Project 23000E Aircraft Carrier Krylov 1 The Syrian experience of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and other warships of the Russian Navy will be used in the design and construction of new warships, Navy Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Korolev told navymen and pilots who returned from Syria.
 

South Korea speeds up delivery of new hovercraft to boost local industry

South Korea speeds up delivery of new hovercraft to boost local industry
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South Korea will push forward the delivery of two landing ships by one year to bolster the Navy's defense capabilities and help the struggling ship building sector, the state defense procurement agency said Thursday.In December, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) placed a US$130 million order with Hanjin Heavy Industries Co. to build two hovercraft landing ships, with a goal of delivering them to the Navy by 2020, not by the originally 2021 date, DAPA said in a statement.
 

French Navy Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle in Dry Dock for Mid-Life Refit & Upgrade

French Navy Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle in Dry Dock for Mid-Life Refit & Upgrade
 
Charles de Gaulle mid life refit Charles de Gaulle, the French Navy's (Marine Nationale) sole nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, entered a dry dock this week at Toulon naval base following 15 years of operational deployments during which it was involved in most of the international conflicts in which France took part (Afghanistan, Libya, Levant) and in particular three times since January 2015.
 

Next Gen Aegis BMD System Successfully Engages Medium Range Ballistic Missile Target

Next Gen Aegis BMD System Successfully Engages Medium Range Ballistic Missile Target
 
The US SM-3 antimissile can intercept ballistic missiles at the initial stage of their flight path, First Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Department Lieutenant-General Viktor Poznikhir said. The USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53), supported by the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin, used the latest evolution of its Aegis Combat System to detect, track, launch a missile and successfully intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile target.
 

Russian Baltic Fleet hovercraft land Marines onto rough terrain in amphibious drills

Russian Baltic Fleet hovercraft land Marines onto rough terrain in amphibious drills
 
Project 21820 Dyugon class hovercraft Russian Baltic Fleet Project 21820 Dyugon-class hovercraft have practiced landing Marines and their military hardware onto rough terrain in an exercise, fleet spokesman Roman Martov said.
 

DARPA's SideArm Prototype successfully captures full-size high-speed UAS

DARPA's SideArm Prototype successfully captures full-size high-speed UAS
 
DARPA SideArm Prototype successfully capture full size high speed UAS 640 001 Few scenes capture the U.S. Navy’s prowess as effectively as the rapid-fire takeoff and recovery of combat jets from the deck of an aircraft carrier. The ability to carry air power anywhere in the world, and both launch those aircraft to flight speed and bring them to a stop over extremely short distances, has been essential to carriers’ decades-long dominance of naval warfare.
 

Russian Navy to Upgrade All Operational Il-38 Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Il-38N by 2025

Russian Navy to Upgrade All Operational Il-38 Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Il-38N by 2025
 
IL 38N MPA Russian Navy Russia’s Navy is planning to upgrade all operational Ilyushin Il-38 (NATO reporting name: May) antisubmarine warfare planes before 2025, Russian Naval Aviation Chief Igor Kozhin said. "The upgrade program runs through 2025. Thus, we are planning to upgrade virtually all Il-38 planes before 2025," Kozhin said.
 

Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 VTOL UAV Wins Contract With Royal Australian Navy

Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 VTOL UAV Wins Contract With Royal Australian Navy
 
CAMCOPTER S 100 RAN Australia The Royal Australian Navy awarded to Schiebel a contract for the supply of its CAMCOPTER® S-100 System and three years of follow-on Contractor Logistics Support.
 

Russian Helicopters ready to upgrade about eight Ka-27s a year for Naval Aviation

Russian Helicopters ready to upgrade about eight Ka-27s a year for Naval Aviation
 
Ka 27M maritime helicopter The Russian Helicopters Corporation (a subsidiary of Rostec) is ready to modernize about eight Kamov Ka-27 (NATO reporting name: Helix) multirole helicopters per annum for the Russian Navy, the firm’s press office has told TASS.
 

GD BIW Delivers 2nd DDG 51 Flight IIA Restart - the Future USS Rafael Peralta - to the US Navy

GD BIW Delivers 2nd DDG 51 Flight IIA Restart - the Future USS Rafael Peralta - to the US Navy
 
USS Rafael Peralta DDG 115 first DDG 51 Flight IIA Restart The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) during a ceremony on Feb. 3. Rafael Peralta is the first Arleigh Burke class destroyer constructed at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard since the program was restarted in 2010. DDG 115 is the second re-start ship to deliver to the Navy, following delivery of the future USS John Finn (DDG 113) from Huntington Ingalls Industries in December 2016.
 

China Started Serial Production of New Type 726A LCAC for PLAN

China Started Serial Production of New Type 726A LCAC for PLAN
 
PLAN Type 726A LCAC China 3 Our partner East Pendulum is reporting that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) is in the process of starting mass production of its equivalent to the US Navy's LCAC, the Type 726A, at the Jiangnan Changxing Shipyard in Shanghai. This observation is based on satellite images from December 9, 2016.
 

US Navy Decommissioned the First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

US Navy Decommissioned the First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65)
 
US Navy Decommissions aircraft carrier USS Enterprise CVN 65 The aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), was decommissioned during a ceremony held in the ship's hangar bay, Feb. 3. The ceremony not only marked the end the ship's nearly 55-year career, it also served as the very first decommissioning of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Capt. Todd Beltz, commanding officer of the Enterprise, addressed the ship's company, former commanding officers and distinguished visitors and spoke of where the true spirit of "The Big E" comes from.
 

Russian Navy to receive about 30 upgraded Il-38 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Russian Navy to receive about 30 upgraded Il-38 Maritime Patrol Aircraft
 
The US SM-3 antimissile can intercept ballistic missiles at the initial stage of their flight path, First Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Department Lieutenant-General Viktor Poznikhir said. Russia’s Navy is planning to receive about 30 upgraded Ilyushin Il-38 (NATO reporting name: May) antisubmarine warfare planes in the imminent future, Russian Naval Aviation Chief Major-General Igor Kozhin said.
 

US MDA & Japan MoD Successfully Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

US MDA & Japan MoD Successfully Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test
 
The US SM-3 antimissile can intercept ballistic missiles at the initial stage of their flight path, First Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Department Lieutenant-General Viktor Poznikhir said. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense (MoD), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 (Hawaii Standard Time), resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA off the west coast of Hawaii.
 

HII Received Contract to Kick Off Advance Fabrication of Aircraft Carrier Enterprise (CVN 80)

HII Received Contract to Kick Off Advance Fabrication of Aircraft Carrier Enterprise (CVN 80)
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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) was awarded a $25.5 million modification to an existing advance planning contract in support of advance fabrication of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80) on Tuesday. The initial structural fabrication and shop work on the third Gerald R. Ford-class carrier will be performed at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division through March 2018.
 

Norway Selects Germany & TKMS as Strategic Partner for Ula-class Submarine Replacement

Norway Selects Germany & TKMS as Strategic Partner for Ula-class Submarine Replacement
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Based on economic, industrial and military assessments, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence has concluded that the French company Direction des Constructions Navales Services (DCNS) and the German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) are the strongest candidates if Norway decides to procure new submarines. The Ministry of Defence has decided to focus our future efforts towards these two companies and their respective national authorities.
After a comprehensive evaluation process, The Norwegian Government decided on Germany as strategic partner for new submarines. The partnership is based on a German-Norwegian common purchase and lifetime management of identical, new submarines.
 

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