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

France to Continue to Assist UK for SSBN Hydrodynamic Testing Despite Brexit

France to Continue to Assist UK for SSBN Hydrodynamic Testing Despite Brexit
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Artist impression of a Dreadnought-class SSBN of the Royal Navy. Image: BAE Systems
French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly said that despite Brexit, France will continue to assist the United Kingdom for the hydrodynamic tests of the Successor SSBN program. The minister made the declaration last week during a visit to French defense procurement agency (DGA) "Techniques Hydrodynamiques", a hydrodynamic test facility in Normandy with the largest towing tank in Europe.
 

Navantia and Carlos III University to Collaborate on F-110 Frigate Combat System Development

Navantia and Carlos III University to Collaborate on F-110 Frigate Combat System Development
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Navantia and Carlos III University to Collaborate on F-110 Frigate Combat System Development
Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has signed a contract with the Carlos III University of Madrid to support the Applied Artificial Intelligence Research Group of the Department of Informatics for the development of the SCOMBA combat management system for the F-110 Frigate. F-110 is a future class of frigate for the Spanish Navy.
 

ASC West facility upgrade boosts Australia’s submarine capability

ASC West facility upgrade boosts Australia’s submarine capability
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ASC West facility upgrade boosts Australia submarine capability
Australia’s sovereign submarine capability was today strengthened with the opening of an innovative major upgrade to ASC’s Western Australian submarine maintenance facility. The upgrade is part of ASC’s continuous improvement of the maintenance of Australia’s Collins Class submarine fleet, as part of the Submarine Enterprise, which has achieved international benchmark performance this year.
 

Austal Lays Keel of First Pacific Patrol Boat PPB-R For Royal Australian Navy

Austal Lays Keel of First Pacific Patrol Boat PPB-R For Royal Australian Navy
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Austal Lays Keel of First Pacific Patrol Boat PPB-R For Royal Australian Navy
Austal today hosted the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry, at the ceremonial keel laying of the first Pacific Patrol Boat vessel for the Australian Government’s Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) Project. Minister Pyne authenticated the keel by committing his signature to a plate that was subsequently welded and placed in the hull of the vessel.
 

Russia starts testing Project 885M Yasen-M nuclear-powered submarine K-561 Kazan

Russia starts testing Project 885M Yasen-M nuclear-powered submarine K-561 Kazan
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Russia starts testing Project 885M Yasen-M nuclear-powered submarine K-561 Kazan
The Project 885M Yasen-M-class (NATO reporting name: Severodvinsk-class) Kazan nuclear-powered attack submarine is currently undergoing trials and will go to sea before the yearend, CEO of Russia’s Sevmash Shipyard Mikhail Budnichenko said.
 

US Navy Commissions its 2nd DDG 51 Flight IIA Restart - USS Rafael Peralta DDG 115

US Navy Commissions its 2nd DDG 51 Flight IIA Restart - USS Rafael Peralta DDG 115
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US Navy Commissions its 2nd DDG 51 Flight IIA Restart - USS Rafael Peralta DDG 115
The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest guided-missile destroyer, the USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), during a ceremony Saturday, July 29, at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. USS Rafael Peralta honors Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael Peralta, who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for actions during combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Peralta is credited with saving the lives of fellow Marines during the second battle of Fallujah in 2004.
 

Russia Lays Keel of First Two of Six Project 636 SSK Submarines for Pacific Fleet

Russia Lays Keel of First Two of Six Project 636 SSK Submarines for Pacific Fleet
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Admiralty Shipyard submarine project 636 Petropavlosk Kamchatsky Volkhov Russia Pacific fleet
The Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg simultaneously laid the keels of two first diesel-electric submarines (SSK) of project 636.3 (Varshavyanka class) - the Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky and the Volkhov for the Pacific fleet.
 

Video: USS Gerald R. Ford CVN 78 Completes First Arrested Landing and Launch

Video: USS Gerald R. Ford CVN 78 Completes First Arrested Landing and Launch
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USS Gerald R Ford CVN 78 Completes First Arrested Landing and Launch 1
Less than one week after Pres. Donald J. Trump commissioned the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) launched and recovered its first fixed-wing aircraft July 28, 2017, off the coast of Virginia. The first arrested landing, or "trap", occurred at 3:10 PM (EST) and the first catapult launch happened at 4:37 PM (EST).
 

Sevmash Shipyard Lays Keel of Project 885M Yasen-M Submarine Ulyanosk - 7th Yasen class SSN

Sevmash Shipyard Lays Keel of Project 885M Yasen-M Submarine Ulyanosk - 7th Yasen class SSN
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Sevmash Shipyard lays seventh Yasen submarine Ulyanovsk 1
The Sevmash Shipyard laid the keel of the Project 885M Yasen-M-class (NATO reporting name: Severodvinsk-class) nuclear-powered attack submarine Ulyanosk. It the the seventh Yasen-class submarine and the sixth improved Yasen-M-class.
 

U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon MPA Sinks Former Chilean Submarine Tender with Harpoon Missile

U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon MPA Sinks Former Chilean Submarine Tender with Harpoon Missile
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p8a mpa harpoon AGM 84D BLK IC Harpoon Missile
In July, the “Mad Foxes” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 participated in Teamwork South 2017 (TWS-17) off the coast of South America. The bi-annual naval exercise hosted by Chile, held extra significance this year due to the centennial anniversary of the establishment of the Chilean submarine force. TWS-17 proved to be an opportunity to strengthen U.S. Naval Forces’ relationship with its Chilean partners, and improve interoperability between two high caliber navies.
 

Sonardyne marks latest delivery of Sentinel diver detection sonars for South East Asia OPVs

Sonardyne marks latest delivery of Sentinel diver detection sonars for South East Asia OPVs
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Sonardyne OPV Vessel
Maritime security company, Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, has reached the latest delivery milestone in a contract to supply a fleet of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) under construction in the Far East, with its diver detection sonar technology, Sentinel.
 

Amur Shipyard Launched Russian Navy's 6th Project 20380 Steregushchiy-class Corvette

Amur Shipyard Launched Russian Navy's 6th Project 20380 Steregushchiy-class Corvette
 
Amur Shipyard launched Gromky corvette project 20380 The Amur Shipyard floated the Gromky corvette of project 20380. "Exactly a week ago we handed over the Sovershenny corvette to the Navy. It passed all test trials and is on combat duty now. Today we launch a new corvette - the Gromky. The process is underway, technologies are mastered, warship production and commissioning rhythm is streamlined," Khabarovsk regional Governor Vyacheslav Shport said.
 

Royal Navy Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine HMS Astute Back in Fleet Following Upgrade

Royal Navy Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine HMS Astute Back in Fleet Following Upgrade
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HMS Astute upgrade SSN Royal Navy
Royal Navy hunter-killer submarine HMS Astute has returned to the Fleet after completing a major capability upgrade and sea training period. HMS Astute’s sea training process tested all aspects of the equipment and crew, ensuring that she is ready to respond to emergency situations while continuing with high intensity operations.
 

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates LRASM Launch Capability from Topside Canister

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates LRASM Launch Capability from Topside Canister
 
LRASM Surface Launch Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the first-ever launch of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) surface-launch variant from a topside canister.
 

First JMSDF 25DD-class Asahi ASW Destroyer Started Sea Trials

First JMSDF 25DD-class Asahi ASW Destroyer Started Sea Trials
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19DD Asahi Destroyer 25DD class JMSDF Japan 1
Based on Japanese ship spotters pictures, the Asahi destroyer (25DD-class), the latest surface combatant designed for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), started sea trials. The images and video show the new first-of-class vessel during its initial sea trials which reportedly started July 6th and ended July 26th off Nagasaki in Southern Japan. The two vessels of the 25DD-class are built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in the Nagasaki shipyard.
 

French Government Announced the Nationalization of STX France Naval Shipyard

French Government Announced the Nationalization of STX France Naval Shipyard
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STX France Fincantieri
French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire announced today a temporary nationalization of STX France shipyards in order to "defend the strategic interests of France", after the failure of discussions with Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri.
 

Goa Shipyard Delivers First Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel to Navy of Sri Lanka

Goa Shipyard Delivers First Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel to Navy of Sri Lanka
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Goa Shipyard built SL Navy AOPV Sayurala
SLNS SAYURALA, the first Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) designed and constructed by GSL for Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) embarked on its maiden voyage to Sri Lanka on 26th July 2017 from MPT/Goa. The delivery of the vessel, 86 days ahead of contractual schedule, added another feather in cap of GSL as Defence vessel Exporter from the country.
 

General Atomics Celebrates US Navy Commissioning of Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford

General Atomics Celebrates US Navy Commissioning of Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford
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General Atomics Celebrates US Navy Commissioning of Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford
General Atomics (GA) attended the U.S. Navy’s commissioning ceremonies of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first of a new class of technologically advanced aircraft carriers joining the Fleet. GA-EMS Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) are installed on CVN 78. In addition to the USS Gerald R. Ford, GA-EMS is the sole source provider of EMALS and AAG for the future John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) and Enterprise (CVN 80).
 

Russian Navy receives over 60 Kalibr cruise missiles over three months

Russian Navy receives over 60 Kalibr cruise missiles over three months
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Russian Navy receives over 60 Kalibr cruise missiles over three months
Russia’s Navy received more than 60 Kalibr (NATO reporting name: SS-N-27 Sizzler) cruise missiles and 42 torpedoes in the second quarter of 2017, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on the single military hardware acceptance day.
 

ESG successfully completes Offshore Patrol Cutter ICDR Milestone for the USCG

ESG successfully completes Offshore Patrol Cutter ICDR Milestone for the USCG
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ESG successfully completes Offshore Patrol Cutter ICDR Milestone for the USCG
Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) has successfully completed its Initial Critical Design Review (ICDR) milestone with the United States Coast Guard on 21 July, 2017 for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Program. ESG’s accomplishment is noteworthy as it occurred on schedule and within the budget constraints set forth by USCG acquisition, and cleared the way to proceed to the next critical milestone known as Final Critical Design Review (FCDR).
 

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