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May 2012 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

DCNS at CANSEC, Ottawa Canada, 30-31 May 2012 Booth 226

DCNS at CANSEC, Ottawa Canada, 30-31 May 2012 Booth 226
 
DCNS a world leader in naval defence, through the support of its DCNS Canada office in OTTAWA, aims to bring highly interoperable naval solutions to the Canadian marketplace. As a world class naval supplier, DCNS offers a full range of capabilities including maritime coastal defence and security, in-service support, development of highly integrated communications and combat systems to respond to today’s naval defence needs for national and international coalition operations.

DCNS a world leader in naval defence, through the support of its DCNS Canada office in OTTAWA, aims to bring highly interoperable naval solutions to the Canadian marketplace. As a world class naval supplier, DCNS offers a full range of capabilities including maritime coastal defence and security, in-service support, development of highly integrated communications and combat systems to respond to today’s naval defence needs for national and international coalition operations.

 

New Irish Naval Service Patrol Boat Laid down at Babcock Marine’s shipyard in Appledore

New Irish Naval Service Patrol Boat Laid down at Babcock Marine’s shipyard in Appledore
 
STX Marine is pleased to report the keel-laying of the first of two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the Irish Naval Service (INS). The keel was laid by Commodore Mellet, Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service, on May 18th, 2012 at Babcock Marine’s shipyard in Appledore, North Devon. The ceremony was attended by senior representatives of the Department of Defence, the Naval Service and STXM.

STX Marine is pleased to report the keel-laying of the first of two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the Irish Naval Service (INS). The keel was laid by Commodore Mellet, Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service, on May 18th, 2012 at Babcock Marine’s shipyard in Appledore, North Devon. The ceremony was attended by senior representatives of the Department of Defence, the Naval Service and STXM.

 

Zvezdochka Shipyard to Deliver Two SSBN (Projet 667BDRM Delfin – Delta-IV) and One SSK (Kilo) to Russian Navy

Zvezdochka Shipyard to Deliver Two SSBN (Projet 667BDRM Delfin – Delta-IV) and One SSK (Kilo)
 
Zvezdochka Shipyard plans to deliver to the Russian Navy two nuclear-powered submarines and one diesel-electric submarine undergoing overhaul and upgrade at the shipyards by the end of 2012.

Zvezdochka Shipyard plans to deliver to the Russian Navy two nuclear-powered submarines and one diesel-electric submarine undergoing overhaul and upgrade at the shipyards by the end of 2012.

 

DCNS presents latest underwater innovations at UDT 2012

DCNS presents latest underwater innovations at UDT 2012
 
The 2012 edition of the annual UDT Europe show – a leading forum for the international undersea defence community – will be held in Alicante, Spain, from 29 to 31 May. DCNS specialists will present papers and displays on some of the Group’s latest technologies. A consistent innovator thanks to its R&D and engineering programmes, the Group is constantly introducing new products and services in response to customers’ emerging and anticipated needs.

The 2012 edition of the annual UDT Europe show – a leading forum for the international undersea defence community – will be held in Alicante, Spain, from 29 to 31 May. DCNS specialists will present papers and displays on some of the Group’s latest technologies. A consistent innovator thanks to its R&D and engineering programmes, the Group is constantly introducing new products and services in response to customers’ emerging and anticipated needs.

 

Sister ship of of Project 11711 "Ivan Gren" to be ordered by Russian Navy

Sister ship of of Project 11711 "Ivan Gren" to be ordered by Russian Navy
 
May 18, 2012 at JSC "Baltic Shipyard Yantar" in Kaliningrad, a new large landing ship for the Russian Navy was floated out following an official ceremony. Project 11711 large landing ship of the new generation was designed in the late eighties and nineties. Russian Ministry of Defense April 1, 2004 issued the contract to build Project 11711. The ship's completion is expected by 2013. Plans to build three more ships of the same class are under consideration.

Just one week following the launch of Ivan Gren, head of Project 11711 large landing ship, senior officials from the Russian Navy Command confirmed to Daily Izvestia the intention to order a second vessel before deciding the fate of the class.

 

Russian Stealth Frigate "Dagestan" (Project 11661K) Tests New 3M14TE P-900 Missiles in Sea Trials

Russian Stealth Frigate "Dagestan" (Project 11661K) Tests New 3M14TE P-900 Missiles in Sea Trials
 
Russia’s second Gepard class frigate has successfully test-fired missiles from the new Kalibr-NK missile system during the first stage of sea trials in the Black Sea, a spokesman for Russia’s Southern military district said on Thursday.

Russia’s second Gepard class frigate has successfully test-fired missiles from the new Kalibr-NK missile system during the first stage of sea trials in the Black Sea, a spokesman for Russia’s Southern military district said on Thursday.

 

Launch of the head of Type 056 Chinese Corvette class

Launch of the head of Type 056 Chinese Corvette class
 
May 22, 2012 in the night at the Hudong Shipyard in Shanghai (part of the China state shipbuilding corporation - CSSC) the head unit of the Type 056 Corvette for the Chinese Navy was launched. Construction of the ship started in 2010.

May 22, 2012 in the night at the Hudong Shipyard in Shanghai (part of the China state shipbuilding corporation - CSSC) the head unit of the Type 056 Corvette for the Chinese Navy was launched. Construction of the ship started in 2010.

 

New DCNS carrier deck coating process validated on CVN Charles de Gaulle

New DCNS carrier deck coating process validated on CVN Charles de Gaulle
 
Recent tests have demonstrated the effectiveness of new coatings applied to the flight deck of CVN Charles de Gaulle using a process tailored by DCNS. Phase I of this programme involved the application of new coatings to the landing zone, the portion of the flight deck subject to highest stresses.

Recent tests have demonstrated the effectiveness of new coatings applied to the flight deck of CVN Charles de Gaulle using a process tailored by DCNS. Phase I of this programme involved the application of new coatings to the landing zone, the portion of the flight deck subject to highest stresses.

 

Republic of Korea Navy orders Thales minesweeping equipment

Republic of Korea Navy orders Thales minesweeping equipment
 
Thales has been awarded a contract to supply minesweeping equipment for the Republic of Korea Navy’s (ROKN) new Mine Sweeper Hunters. The contract signed with ITT Corporation (now ITT Exelis) is for the supply of three ship sets of Advanced Acoustic Generators (AAGs) from Thales in Australia.

Thales has been awarded a contract to supply minesweeping equipment for the Republic of Korea Navy’s (ROKN) new Mine Sweeper Hunters. The contract signed with ITT Corporation (now ITT Exelis) is for the supply of three ship sets of Advanced Acoustic Generators (AAGs) from Thales in Australia.

 

Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Computer Dev. Approved by US Navy for Australian Warfare Destroyer

Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Computer Dev. Approved by US Navy for Australian Warfare Destroyer
 
Lockheed Martin has completed computer program development and testing for the HOBART class Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), the Royal Australian Navy’s Aegis-equipped ships. The computer programs have been approved by the U.S. Navy.

Lockheed Martin has completed computer program development and testing for the HOBART class Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), the Royal Australian Navy’s Aegis-equipped ships. The computer programs have been approved by the U.S. Navy.

 

Ingalls Shipbuilding's Seventh LPD Successfully Completes Builder's Sea Trials

Ingalls Shipbuilding's Seventh LPD Successfully Completes Builder's Sea Trials
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that the company's seventh amphibious transport dock, Anchorage (LPD 23), returned Friday from successful builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship is currently under construction at Ingalls' Avondale facility.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that the company's seventh amphibious transport dock, Anchorage (LPD 23), returned Friday from successful builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship is currently under construction at Ingalls' Avondale facility.

 

Raytheon awarded $57.8 million Phalanx contract, Agreement includes SeaRAM manufacturing

Raytheon awarded $57.8 million Phalanx contract, Agreement includes SeaRAM manufacturing
 
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a contract totaling $57.8 million to overhaul and upgrade nine Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems, and manufacture two SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense systems. The agreement also includes the purchase of 20 radar upgrade kits.

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a contract totaling $57.8 million to overhaul and upgrade nine Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems, and manufacture two SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense systems. The agreement also includes the purchase of 20 radar upgrade kits.

 

Russian Navy Future Large amphibious assault ship Project 11711 "Ivan Gren" launched in the water

Russian Navy Future Large amphibious assault ship Project 11711 "Ivan Gren" launched in the water
 
May 18, 2012 at JSC "Baltic Shipyard Yantar" in Kaliningrad, a new large landing ship for the Russian Navy was floated out following an official ceremony. Project 11711 large landing ship of the new generation was designed in the late eighties and nineties. Russian Ministry of Defense April 1, 2004 issued the contract to build Project 11711. The ship's completion is expected by 2013. Plans to build three more ships of the same class are under consideration.

May 18, 2012 at JSC "Baltic Shipyard Yantar" in Kaliningrad, a new large landing ship for the Russian Navy was floated out following an official ceremony. Project 11711 large landing ship of the new generation was designed in the late eighties and nineties. Russian Ministry of Defense April 1, 2004 issued the contract to build Project 11711. The ship's completion is expected by 2013. Plans to build three more ships of the same class are under consideration.

 

Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Combat System Showcases Integrated Air & Missile Defense Capabilities

Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Combat System Showcases Integrated Air & Missile Defense Capabilities
 
Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Combat System recently demonstrated simultaneous anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defense capabilities during its first integrated air and missile defense test.

Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Combat System recently demonstrated simultaneous anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defense capabilities during its first integrated air and missile defense test.

 

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK sets new range record for Torpedoes, reaching more than 140 Km

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK sets new range record for Torpedoes, reaching more than 140 Km
 
ATLAS ELEKTRONIK has increased the reach of its torpedoes substantially, setting a new range record for torpedoes. At a test-firing in March 2012, the heavyweight torpedo SeaHake® mod4 ER (Extended Range) achieved a range of over 140 kilometers.

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK has increased the reach of its torpedoes substantially, setting a new range record for torpedoes. At a test-firing in March 2012, the heavyweight torpedo SeaHake® mod4 ER (Extended Range) achieved a range of over 140 kilometres.

 

Iran unveils new "Oghab" Maritime Patrol Aircraft based on Antonov An-140

Iran unveils new "Oghab" Maritime Patrol Aircraft based on Antonov An-140
 
Iranian aircraft manufacturing company HESA in Isfahan has unveiled the first unit of a basic Maritime Patrol Aircraft named "Oghab". The new MPA is based on the locally produced IrAn-140 which is a licensed version of the Antonov An-140.

Iranian aircraft manufacturing company HESA in Isfahan has unveiled the first unit of a basic Maritime Patrol Aircraft named "Oghab". The new MPA is based on the locally produced IrAn-140 which is a licensed version of the Antonov An-140.

 

Cobham Awarded US $39 Million US Navy Contract for AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Transmitters

Cobham Awarded US $39 Million US Navy Contract for AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Transmitters
 
Cobham has been awarded a US $39 million contract from the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to manufacture the AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Transmitter-Antenna Group for US Navy and Marine Corps EA-6B and EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft.

Cobham has been awarded a US $39 million contract from the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to manufacture the AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Transmitter-Antenna Group for US Navy and Marine Corps EA-6B and EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft.