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

HHI & ROK Navy Lay Keel of Third KSS-III (Jangbogo III) Batch I Large diesel-electric Submarine

HHI & ROK Navy Lay Keel of Third KSS-III (Jangbogo III) Batch I Large diesel-electric Submarine
 
Russian Navy: Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier repairs to begin in 2018 South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced that a steel-cutting ceremony for the third submarine in the Jangbogo-III project (KSS-III Batch I) was held today at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan. The submarine is intended for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy).
 

Russian Navy: Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier repairs to begin in 2018

Russian Navy: Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier repairs to begin in 2018
 
Russian Navy: Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier repairs to begin in 2018 The repairs of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier of project 11435 will begin in 2018 and the costs have not been determined yet, Russian Navy Deputy Commander for armaments Vice Admiral Viktor Bursuk said at the naval show in St. Petersburg.
 

US Approves sale of EW Systems & Torpedoes to Taiwan Navy

US Approves sale of EW Systems & Torpedoes to Taiwan Navy
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ROCS Kee Lung DDG 1801 Ma Kong DDG 1805 Taiwan Kidd class
The U.S. State Department announced yesterday it green lighted an arms sale package worth US$1.42 billion to Taiwan. Part of the package includes systems for the Republic of China Navy (ROCN or Taiwan's Navy). According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, possible foreign military sales (FMS) of AN/SLQ-32(V)3 Electronic Warfare Systems, MK54 Lightweight Torpedoes and MK 48 Mod 6AT Heavyweight Torpedoes have been approved.
 

Russia starts design work on Priboy LHD Amphibious Assault Ship

Russia starts design work on Priboy LHD Amphibious Assault Ship
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Russia starts design work on Priboy LHD Amphibious Assault Ship
Work to design the promising Priboy amphibious assault ship has begun in Russia and the shipyards that may build vessels of the type are already known, Vice-President for Warship Construction at the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Igor Ponomaryov told TASS. The Russian Navy hopes to receive at least two perspective universal landing ships by 2025, Deputy Navy Commander for armaments Vice-Admiral Viktor Bursuk said at the VIII International naval show in St. Petersburg.
 

USA UK and Norway Paving the Way for P-8A Poseidon MPA Cooperation

USA UK and Norway Paving the Way for P-8A Poseidon MPA Cooperation
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P 8A poseidon MPA ASW Patrol Squadron VP 45 Pelicans US Navy
On June 29th 2017, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway signed a statement of intent to lay out guiding principles for trilateral partnership with P-8A Aircraft to address the changing security environment in the North Atlantic.
 

Brazil Interested in Russian Project 20382 Tigr-class Corvette Construction

Brazil Interested in Russian Project 20382 Tigr-class Corvette Construction
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Brazil Interested in Russian Project 20382 Tigr-class Corvette Construction
Brazil’s Navy has shown interest in the construction of Russian corvettes, the Russian Northern Shipyard’s press office said. "A delegation of the Brazilian Navy’s command has visited the Northern Shipyard at the invitation of Russia’s Rosoboronexport state arms seller. The officers from the Latin American country are interested in the construction of corvettes," the press office said.
 

Russian Navy to Order Two More Project 677 Lada-class Submarines

Russian Navy to Order Two More Project 677 Lada-class Submarines
 
Russian Navy to Order Two More Project 677 Lada-class Submarines The Russian Navy is set to order another two non-nuclear submarines of project 677 (codename Lada). They will comprise the basis of Russian non-nuclear submarine fleet, Deputy Navy Commander for armaments Vice-Admiral Viktor Bursuk said at the VIII International naval show in St. Petersburg.
 

Royal Navy Frigates Escorting HMS Queen Elizabeth on Maiden Sea Voyage

Royal Navy Frigates Escorting HMS Queen Elizabeth on Maiden Sea Voyage
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Royal Navy Frigates HMS Queen Elizabeth 2
Two Royal Navy frigates have joined HMS Queen Elizabeth to secure the seas around the giant aircraft carrier as she embarks on her maiden sea trials. HMS Sutherland and HMS Iron Duke are escorting the Royal Navy's largest ever warship as she conducts vital system tests off the coast of Scotland.
 

Russian MoD Approves Project 23560 Leader-class Nuclear-Powered Destroyer Preliminary Design

Russian MoD Approves Project 23560 Leader-class Nuclear-Powered Destroyer Preliminary Design
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Russian MoD Approves Project 23560 Leader-class Nuclear-Powered Destroyer Preliminary Design
Russia’s Defense Ministry has approved the preliminary design of a new-generation missile destroyer, Vice-President for Warship Construction at Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Igor Ponomaryov told TASS.
 

BAE Systems and Leonardo to Adapt Vulcano Guided Round for DDG 1000's Advanced Gun System

BAE Systems and Leonardo to Adapt Vulcano Guided Round for DDG 1000's Advanced Gun System
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BAE Systems Leonardo Vulcano AGS
BAE Systems and Leonardo have announced an initiative to pursue collaborations on new precision-guided solutions that will offer U.S. and allied military forces a range of low-risk, cost effective, advanced munitions for advanced, large caliber weapon systems.
 

Handover of Six Project 636.6 Submarines to Russian Navy Pacific Fleet Postponed till 2022

Handover of Six Project 636.6 Submarines to Russian Navy Pacific Fleet Postponed till 2022
 
Handover of Six Project 636.6 Submarines to Russian Navy Pacific Fleet Postponed till 2022 The handover of the series of six diesel-electric submarines of project 636.3 to the Pacific fleet will be postponed to 2022, Director General of the Admiralty Shipyard Alexander Buzakov said at the VIII International naval show in St. Petersburg.
 

Thales successfully completes demo of its exhaustive Mine-Hunting Unmanned Package in Belgium

Thales successfully completes demo of its exhaustive Mine-Hunting Unmanned Package in Belgium
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A27 SAMDIS 2 Thales Mine Hunting Unmanned Package Belgium
In June 2017, on the occasion of the Belgian Defense Technology & Industry Day trials, held at the Naval Base at Zeebrugge, Thales successfully demonstrated the performances of its latest SAMDIS Multi-view Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) system integrated onboard an ECA A27 AUV platform.
 

South Korea's DAPA Orders Additional PKX-B Fast Attack Craft for ROK Navy

South Korea's DAPA Orders Additional PKX-B Fast Attack Craft for ROK Navy
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PKX B fast attack craft ROK Navy 1
South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced that it has entered into a contract with South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) on June 28 for the construction of additional 'B' variants of the Patrol Killer Experimental (PKX) fast attack craft. The value of the contract is 255.9 billion won and calls for the construction of ships 5 to 8 in the series.
 

Sikorsky Delivers Second S-92 Helicopter to South Korea Coast Guard

Sikorsky Delivers Second S-92 Helicopter to South Korea Coast Guard
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Lockheed MartiSouth Korea Coast Guat S 92 Helicopter
The South Korea Coast Guard has accepted delivery of its second S-92® helicopter for search and rescue following a ceremony today. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company. The South Korea Coast Guard has operated a single S-92 helicopter since March 2014. To date, that aircraft has flown more than 850 flight hours, saving more than 30 lives flying search and rescue and emergency medical transport missions.
 

New ALAS-S air coastal defense missile system developed jointly by NIMR and Yugoimport for UAE

New ALAS-S air coastal defense missile system developed jointly by NIMR and Yugoimport for UAE
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nimr alas 640 001
Serbian Company Yugoimport in collaboration with the armoured vehicle manufacturer NIMR from United Arab Emirates (UAE) has developed a new air coastal defense missile using the technology of the ALAS anti-tank missile system mounted on a 6x6 NIMR vehicle.
 

DCNS Becomes Naval Group

DCNS Becomes Naval Group
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DCNS becomes Naval Group 2
DCNS announced today that it is changing its name to "Naval Group". This new identity is a natural step in the French naval shipbuilding group’s history, aimed at supporting its ambitions to guarantee its exposure and credibility in international markets.
 

HII Awarded Contract to Build First Flight III Burke-class Destroyer Jack H. Lucas DDG 125

HII Awarded Contract to Build First Flight III Burke-class Destroyer Jack H. Lucas DDG 125
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ddg flight III Jack H Lucas DDG 125
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a contract modification to incorporate the “Flight III” upgrades to the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). The ship is the fifth of five destroyers the company was originally awarded in June 2013.
 

Shipyard in North Russia to lay down Project 885M attack submarine Ulyanovsk in late July

Shipyard in North Russia to lay down Project 885M attack submarine Ulyanovsk in late July
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Shipyard in north Russia to lay down Project 885M attack submarine Ulyanovsk in late July
The Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk in north Russia will lay down the advanced Project 885M Yasen-M class nuclear-powered attack submarine Ulyanovsk on July 28, 2017, the Defense Ministry’s press office said.
 

Video: Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Sails for the First Time

Video: Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Sails for the First Time
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Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sails for first time Royal Navy UK 1
The Royal Navy’s largest ever warship yesterday put to sea for the first time to commence sea trials off the coast of Scotland. In a delicate operation lasting nearly four hours, HMS Queen Elizabeth moved from the basin at Rosyth where she has been under construction since 2014, and into the Forth estuary.
 

Five More K130 Braunschweig-class Corvettes for the German Navy

Five More K130 Braunschweig-class Corvettes for the German Navy
 
Germany approved the procurement of five additional Braunschweig-class (K130) Corvettes by 2023. This new procurement, worth about 1 Billion Euros is to answer new NATO requirements: NATO expects the German Navy (Marine) to provide a total of four corvettes at the highest readiness level for use in littoral operations from 2018. With the current five K130 class corvettes, the Marine can only provide two vessels.
 

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