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August 2012 Maritime Defense Industry and Naval Forces News
 
 

South Korean Navy takes delivery of third KDX-III class Aegis destroyer

South Korean Navy takes delivery of third KDX-III class Aegis destroyer
 
ROK (Republic of Korea) Navy took delivery of its third Aegis-equipped destroyer from the country's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on August 30 2012. South Korea launched the KDX-III program in 2004 to bolster its defense against North Korea. The first ship of the Sejong the Great ship class, was commissioned in December 2008 and the second ship of the class (Yulgok Yi I) was commissioned in August 2010.

ROK (Republic of Korea) Navy took delivery of its third Aegis-equipped destroyer from the country's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on August 30 2012. South Korea launched the KDX-III program in 2004 to bolster its defense against North Korea. The first ship of the Sejong the Great ship class, was commissioned in December 2008 and the second ship of the class (Yulgok Yi I) was commissioned in August 2010.

 

DCNS and SAGEM, a successful partnership around the "L’Adroit" Offshore Patrol Vessel

DCNS and SAGEM, a successful partnership around the "L’Adroit" Offshore Patrol Vessel
 
More than a technological prowess, the Gowind® OPV L’Adroit is an industrial challenge. Designed and built by DCNS in record time less than 24 months, it also innovates by important partnerships. Many manufacturers – including Sagem (Safran Group) – brought their experience.

More than a technological prowess, the Gowind® OPV L’Adroit is an industrial challenge. Designed and built by DCNS in record time less than 24 months, it also innovates by important partnerships. Many manufacturers – including Sagem (Safran Group) – brought their experience.

 

US Navy approves full rate production for new AARGM anti-radiation missile

US Navy approves full rate production for new AARGM anti-radiation missile
 
The Department of the Navy is investing in a weapon that will transform the effectiveness of military firepower on the battlefield. The service recently authorized Full-Rate Production (FRP) of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM), a medium range, supersonic air-launched tactical missile.

The Department of the Navy is investing in a weapon that will transform the effectiveness of military firepower on the battlefield. The service recently authorized Full-Rate Production (FRP) of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM), a medium range, supersonic air-launched tactical missile.

 

V-22 Osprey supports Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier flight deck certification

V-22 Osprey supports Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier flight deck certification
 
When a V-22 Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22 landed for the first time on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) on July 19, it highlighted another in a series of firsts for the unique tilt-rotor aircraft that has become an integral part of the U.S. naval forces.

When a V-22 Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22 landed for the first time on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) on July 19, it highlighted another in a series of firsts for the unique tilt-rotor aircraft that has become an integral part of the U.S. naval forces.

 

North Sea Boats to Launch New 63m Stealth Fast Missile Patrol Vessel for Indonesian Navy

North Sea Boats to Launch New 63m Stealth Fast Missile Patrol Vessel for Indonesian Navy
 
The new 63 metre long vessel is a cutting edge trimaran design that is considered to be the most advanced naval vessel of its type ever built in South East Asia. It incorporates a radical wave piercing hull form for improved seaworthiness and stability, and has been built from full carbon fibre composite materials, utilising the vacuum infusion process and vinylester resin. This method results in a structure that has increased strength, but also offers the benefits of lower operating, maintenance, and lifecycle costs.

The new 63 metre long vessel is a cutting edge trimaran design that is considered to be the most advanced naval vessel of its type ever built in South East Asia. It incorporates a radical wave piercing hull form for improved seaworthiness and stability, and has been built from full carbon fibre composite materials, utilising the vacuum infusion process and vinylester resin. This method results in a structure that has increased strength, but also offers the benefits of lower operating, maintenance, and lifecycle costs.

 

Fifth Type 056 Chinese Corvette class launched at Shanghai shipyard

Fifth Type 056 Chinese Corvette class launched at Shanghai shipyard
 
On August 19, 2012 the Hudong Shipyard in Shanghai (part of the China state shipbuilding corporation - CSSC) launched its second Type 056 corvette. This is the fifth corvette of this type in a little over 3 months.

On August 19, 2012 the Hudong Shipyard in Shanghai (part of the China state shipbuilding corporation - CSSC) launched its second Type 056 corvette. This is the fifth corvette of this type in a little over 3 months.

 

BAE Systems to provide two Mk 110 naval guns to US Coast Guard and Navy

BAE Systems to provide two Mk 110 naval guns to US Coast Guard and Navy
 
BAE Systems recently received a contract award for more than $20 million to supply two 57mm Mk 110 MOD 0 guns and engineering support to the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. The naval gun systems will be delivered to the fifth National Security Cutter for the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy’s training facility in Dam Neck, Virginia where sailors will benefit from Mk 110 operations and maintenance training.

BAE Systems recently received a contract award for more than $20 million to supply two 57mm Mk 110 MOD 0 guns and engineering support to the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. The naval gun systems will be delivered to the fifth National Security Cutter for the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy’s training facility in Dam Neck, Virginia where sailors will benefit from Mk 110 operations and maintenance training.

 

General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded Contract Modification for USS Comstock LSD 45 Modernization

General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded Contract Modification for USS Comstock LSD 45 Modernization
 
General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $104 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to renovate and modernize the dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45). General Dynamics NASSCO is a business unit of General Dynamics.

General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $104 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to renovate and modernize the dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45). General Dynamics NASSCO is a business unit of General Dynamics.

 

Raytheon, US Navy begin JSOW C-1 integrated testing against large, maneuvering ship

Raytheon, US Navy begin JSOW C-1 integrated testing against large, maneuvering ship
 
The U.S. Navy has begun integrated testing (IT) of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1. During its first flight in IT, the JSOW C-1 was retargeted to strike a large moving ship target.

The U.S. Navy has begun integrated testing (IT) of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1. During its first flight in IT, the JSOW C-1 was retargeted to strike a large moving ship target.

 

British MoD officially unveils latest Type 26 Frigate (Global Combat Ship) Design

British MoD officially unveils latest Type 26 Frigate (Global Combat Ship) Design
 
The latest design of the Royal Navy's next generation of warships has been unveiled today by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Images show the basic specification of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, a significant milestone in the development of this programme.

The latest design of the Royal Navy's next generation of warships has been unveiled today by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Images show the basic specification of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, a significant milestone in the development of this programme.

 

BAE Systems awarded contract to produce MK 45 gun systems for the U.S. Navy

BAE Systems awarded contract to produce MK 45 gun systems for the U.S. Navy
 
BAE Systems recently received a $25.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy to overhaul and upgrade two Mk 45 naval guns bringing them to the 5-inch 62-caliber Mk 45 Mod 4 configuration. The Mod 4 is an upgrade to the Mod 2 design, which significantly enhances overall mission performance.

BAE Systems recently received a $25.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy to overhaul and upgrade two Mk 45 naval guns bringing them to the 5-inch 62-caliber Mk 45 Mod 4 configuration. The Mod 4 is an upgrade to the Mod 2 design, which significantly enhances overall mission performance.

 

Russia to Lay Down New Improved Kilo (Project 636) Diesel Sub for Black Sea Fleet

Russia to Lay Down New Improved Kilo (Project 636) Diesel Sub for Black Sea Fleet
 
The Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg will lay down on Friday a new Varshavyanka class diesel-electric submarine for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the company said. Stary Oskol will be the third in a series of six Varshavyanka class submarines which are expected to join the fleet by 2016. The first sub, the Novorossiisk, was laid down in August 2010, followed by Rostov-on-Don in November 2011.

The Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg will lay down on Friday a new Varshavyanka class diesel-electric submarine for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the company said. Stary Oskol will be the third in a series of six Varshavyanka class submarines which are expected to join the fleet by 2016. The first sub, the Novorossiisk, was laid down in August 2010, followed by Rostov-on-Don in November 2011.

 

Russia to Launch the First of Six Project 636 Improved Kilo Submarines for Vietnamese Navy

Russia to Launch the First of Six Project 636 Improved Kilo Submarines for Vietnamese Navy
 
The first of six Project 636 Improved Kilo SSK submarines ordered by Vietnam will be launched at the shipyard, "Admiralty Shipyards" in St. Petersburg in August this year, a source from the defense industrial complex told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

The first of six Project 636 Improved Kilo SSK submarines ordered by Vietnam will be launched at the shipyard, "Admiralty Shipyards" in St. Petersburg in August this year, a source from the defense industrial complex told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

 

Cassidian equips new Finnish Border Guard Patrol Vessel with high-performance Naval Radar

Cassidian equips new Finnish Border Guard Patrol Vessel with high-performance Naval Radar
 
Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, will equip the new Offshore Patrol Vessel of the Finnish Border Guard with its proven TRS-3D naval radar. The STX Shipyard in Rauma/Finland has awarded Cassidian a contract to deliver the radar by mid-2013 for integration into the new ship.

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, will equip the new Offshore Patrol Vessel of the Finnish Border Guard with its proven TRS-3D naval radar. The STX Shipyard in Rauma/Finland has awarded Cassidian a contract to deliver the radar by mid-2013 for integration into the new ship.

 

Belgian Navy Frigate Léopold I (Karel Doorman class) out of dry dock following refit

Belgian Navy Frigate Léopold I (Karel Doorman class) out of dry dock following refit
 
Belgian Navy frigate Leopold I came out of drydock in Den Helder (Netherlands) this Thursday, August 9, 2012 following modernization and repair work conducted over a few months.

Belgian Navy frigate Leopold I came out of drydock in Den Helder (Netherlands) this Thursday, August 9, 2012 following modernization and repair work conducted over a few months.

 

Saab receives order for RBS15 Mk3 anti-ship missile

Saab receives order for RBS15 Mk3 anti-ship missile
 
Defence and security company Saab has received an order from its German partner Diehl BGT for the Surface-to-Surface Missile RBS15 Mk3.The order value is SEK 168 million, and includes options with a total value of SEK 83 million. Deliveries will take place during the period 2014 to 2016.

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from its German partner Diehl BGT for the Surface-to-Surface Missile RBS15 Mk3.The order value is SEK 168 million, and includes options with a total value of SEK 83 million. Deliveries will take place during the period 2014 to 2016.

 

Russian Navy's Novomoskovsk SSBN (Projet 667BDRM Delfin – Delta-IV) to serve until 2022 after refit

Russian Navy's Novomoskovsk SSBN (Projet 667BDRM Delfin – Delta-IV) to serve until 2022 after refit
 
The Russian Navy's submarine Novomoskovsk has been refitted and returned to service with the Northern Fleet, and will serve another ten years before being decommissioned in 2022, Fleet Spokesman Captain First Rank Vadim Serga said on Monday.

The Russian Navy's submarine Novomoskovsk has been refitted and returned to service with the Northern Fleet, and will serve another ten years before being decommissioned in 2022, Fleet Spokesman Captain First Rank Vadim Serga said on Monday.

 

New delays for Russian Navy first project 855 (Yasen class) SSN

New delays for Russian Navy first project 855 (Yasen class) SSN
 
The Russian nuclear attack submarine Severodvinsk (Yasen class - project 855) will not enter service until 2013, reported the Interfax agency on Monday, citing a source of military-industrial complex. This is the 2nd delay striking the new submarine, the first having occurred during its launch.

The Russian nuclear attack submarine Severodvinsk (Yasen class - project 855) will not enter service until 2013, reported the Interfax agency on Monday, citing a source of military-industrial complex. This is the 2nd delay striking the new submarine, the first having occurred during its launch.

 

Scheldepoort to upgrade Royal Netherlands Navy De Zeven Provinciën class frigates

Scheldepoort to upgrade Royal Netherlands Navy De Zeven Provinciën class frigates
 
Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard has been awarded a substantial Royal Netherlands Navy contract to modernise and upgrade the propeller shaft lines and generator sets of four Air Defence and Command Frigates.

Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard has been awarded a substantial Royal Netherlands Navy contract to modernise and upgrade the propeller shaft lines and generator sets of four Air Defence and Command Frigates.

 

Brazilian Navy Ocean Patrol Vessel "Amazonas" ready for Ocean Voyage

Brazilian Navy Ocean Patrol Vessel "Amazonas" ready for Ocean Voyage
 
Amazonas, the first of three BAE Systems built Ocean Patrol Vessels being delivered the Brazilian Navy, departed the UK for Rio de Janeiro on August 9th after her crew completed a rigorous programme of Flag Officer Sea Training with the Royal Navy off the South coast.

Amazonas, the first of three BAE Systems built Ocean Patrol Vessels being delivered the Brazilian Navy, departed the UK for Rio de Janeiro on August 9th after her crew completed a rigorous programme of Flag Officer Sea Training with the Royal Navy off the South coast.

 

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) damaged following collision with oil tanker in Hormuz

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) damaged following collision with oil tanker in Hormuz
 
One of the U.S. Navy's guided-missile destroyers, USS Porter (DDG 78) suffered some damage after colliding with an oil tanker early Sunday in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured.

One of the U.S. Navy's guided-missile destroyers, USS Porter (DDG 78) suffered some damage after colliding with an oil tanker early Sunday in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured.

 

Russian Navy amphibious ships, frigates, destroyer hold drills in Mediterranean Sea

Russian Navy amphibious ships, frigates, destroyer hold drills in Mediterranean Sea
 
A Russian joint naval task force on a training mission in the Mediterranean has conducted two-day tactical exercises with live-firing drills, the Defense Ministry said. The task force comprises three large amphibious assault ships, two Neustrashimy class frigates, an Udaloy class destroyer and two support ships from Russia’s Northern, Baltic and Black Sea Fleets.

A Russian joint naval task force on a training mission in the Mediterranean has conducted two-day tactical exercises with live-firing drills, the Defense Ministry said. The task force comprises three large amphibious assault ships, two Neustrashimy class frigates, an Udaloy class destroyer and two support ships from Russia’s Northern, Baltic and Black Sea Fleets.

 

Ingalls Shipbuilding Starts Fabrication on LPD 27, Company's 11th Ship in the San Antonio Class

Ingalls Shipbuilding Starts Fabrication on LPD 27, Company's 11th Ship in the San Antonio Class
 
On Monday Huntington Ingalls Industries began construction on the amphibious transport dock LPD 27. The ship, being built at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division, is the 11th ship in the USS San Antonio (LPD 17) class of ships.

On Monday Huntington Ingalls Industries began construction on the amphibious transport dock LPD 27. The ship, being built at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division, is the 11th ship in the USS San Antonio (LPD 17) class of ships.

 

Special version of Ka-52 Helicopter with advanced radar and antiship missiles for Russian Mistrals

Special version of Ka-52 Helicopter with advanced radar and antiship missiles for Russian Mistrals
 
Russian Navy Mistral-class landing ships could see their power projection capabilities greatly improved thanks to a special version of the Kamov Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter. The Russian Navy is designing a special version called "Ka-52K" to equip the four Mistral-class amphibious assault ships ordered from France.

Russian Navy Mistral-class landing ships could see their power projection capabilities greatly improved thanks to a special version of the Kamov Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter. The Russian Navy is designing a special version called "Ka-52K" to equip the four Mistral-class amphibious assault ships ordered from France.

 

Taiwan (Republic of China) Navy Receives Two ex-US Navy Minehunters

Taiwan (Republic of China) Navy Receives Two ex-US Navy Minehunters
 
Two refitted coastal minehunters purchased from the United States were delivered to Taiwan Thursday, beefing up the country's naval defense capabilities, the ROC Navy reported. This is part of a deal valued at $6.4 billion.

Two refitted coastal minehunters purchased from the United States were delivered to Taiwan Thursday, beefing up the country's naval defense capabilities, the ROC Navy reported. This is part of a deal valued at $6.4 billion.

 

Boeing Demonstrates Autonomous Ship-based Capability of H-6U Unmanned Little Bird Rotorcraft

Boeing Demonstrates Autonomous Ship-based Capability of H-6U Unmanned Little Bird Rotorcraft
 
The Boeing Unmanned Little Bird H-6U successfully performed 14 autonomous takeoffs and landings from a ship during flight tests in July, a significant milestone for a medium-size vertical-takeoff-and-landing unmanned airborne system (UAS).

The Boeing Unmanned Little Bird H-6U successfully performed 14 autonomous takeoffs and landings from a ship during flight tests in July, a significant milestone for a medium-size vertical-takeoff-and-landing unmanned airborne system (UAS).

 

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