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January 2013 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

Elbit Systems and Windward Team to Introduce Advanced Maritime Surveillance Solution for India

Elbit Systems and Windward Team to Introduce Advanced Maritime Surveillance Solution for India
 
Elbit Systems Ltd. has teamed with Windward Ltd. to offer integrated maritime solutions for the Indian authorities. The joint solution combines Windward’s innovative satellite-based maritime analytics system, MarInt, with Elbit Systems’ wide range of solutions for maritime domain awareness, including Hermes® 900 maritime patrol unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Elbit Systems Ltd. has teamed with Windward Ltd. to offer integrated maritime solutions for the Indian authorities. The joint solution combines Windward’s innovative satellite-based maritime analytics system, MarInt, with Elbit Systems’ wide range of solutions for maritime domain awareness, including Hermes® 900 maritime patrol unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
 

ST Engineering Wins Newbuild Contract for Eight Naval Vessels for the Republic of Singapore Navy

ST Engineering Wins Newbuild Contract for Eight Naval Vessels for the Republic of Singapore Navy
 
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that the Group has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) for the design and build of eight new vessels. This new development attests to the Group’s core strength of providing integrated capabilities and solutions to support its customers.
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that the Group has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) for the design and build of eight new vessels. This new development attests to the Group’s core strength of providing integrated capabilities and solutions to support its customers.
 

H-6U Unmanned Little Bird: Flexible autonomy from land and sea

H-6U Unmanned Little Bird: Flexible autonomy from land and sea
 
The Unmanned Little Bird H-6U is neither your average rotorcraft nor your average unmanned airborne system (UAS). Unlike a traditional helicopter, it can fly without a pilot in the cockpit. And, contrary to its name, Unmanned Little Bird can be flown either fully or partially manned, making it an ideal platform to train users and flight-test UAS technologies.
The Unmanned Little Bird H-6U is neither your average rotorcraft nor your average unmanned airborne system (UAS). Unlike a traditional helicopter, it can fly without a pilot in the cockpit. And, contrary to its name, Unmanned Little Bird can be flown either fully or partially manned, making it an ideal platform to train users and flight-test UAS technologies.
 

Thales delivers first MELTEM II CASA CN-235 maritime surveillance aircraft to Turkey

Thales delivers first MELTEM II CASA CN-235 maritime surveillance aircraft to Turkey
 
Thales has achieved delivery of the first of three maritime surveillance aircraft under the Meltem II programme for Turkey. This aircraft will be operated by the Turkish Coast Guard from Izmir Air Base. Pierre Eric Pommellet, Senior Vice-President of Thales Group, officially handed over the aircraft at a ceremony held at the Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI) facility in Ankara.
Thales has achieved delivery of the first of three maritime surveillance aircraft under the Meltem II programme for Turkey. This aircraft will be operated by the Turkish Coast Guard from Izmir Air Base. Pierre Eric Pommellet, Senior Vice-President of Thales Group, officially handed over the aircraft at a ceremony held at the Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI) facility in Ankara.
 

Indian Navy, DRDO test K-15 (B05) submarine launched medium-range ballistic missile

Indian Navy, DRDO test K-15 (B05) submarine launched medium-range ballistic missile
 
The Indian Navy and DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) conducted a successful fourteenth test of the new submarine launched ballistic missile K-15 (project name B05).
The Indian Navy and DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) conducted a successful fourteenth test of the new submarine launched ballistic missile K-15 (project name B05).
 

555 Tons Island installed on Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier

555 Tons Island installed on Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries celebrated significant progress on January 26, 2013 as the 555-metric ton island was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The island will serve as the command center for flight deck operations aboard the first of the next-generation class of aircraft carriers.
Huntington Ingalls Industries celebrated significant progress on January 26, 2013 as the 555-metric ton island was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The island will serve as the command center for flight deck operations aboard the first of the next-generation class of aircraft carriers.
 

French Navy Dixmude LHD sails off with a full load of reinforcement for Serval operation in Mali

French Navy Dixmude LHD sails off with a full load of reinforcement for Serval operation in Mali
 
Monday, January 21, 2013, French Navy Dixmude LHD (Mistral class) sailed off on alert from Toulon naval base. With a record (for the class) load of French Army troops, vehicles and equipment belonging to a battalion task force (JTF-battle group) the amphibious vessel contributes to the strengthening of the French military deployed in Operation Serval.
Monday, January 21, 2013, French Navy Dixmude LHD (Mistral class) sailed off on alert from Toulon naval base. With a record (for the class) load of French Army troops, vehicles and equipment belonging to a battalion task force (JTF-battle group) the amphibious vessel contributes to the strengthening of the French military deployed in Operation Serval.
 

Rolls-Royce installs world’s most powerful gas turbine into HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier

Rolls-Royce installs world’s most powerful gas turbine into HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier
 
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has this week successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland.
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has this week successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland.
 

Bluefin Robotics to Deliver Knifefish UUV Variant to US Naval Research Laboratory

Bluefin Robotics to Deliver Knifefish UUV Variant to US Naval Research Laboratory
 
Bluefin Robotics, a leading provider of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), announced that they will produce a variation of the Knifefish UUV for the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Knifefish is a specialized Bluefin-21 UUV that is being developed for the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV) program for which Bluefin is under subcontract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.
Bluefin Robotics, a leading provider of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), announced that they will produce a variation of the Knifefish UUV for the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Knifefish is a specialized Bluefin-21 UUV that is being developed for the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV) program for which Bluefin is under subcontract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.
 

Royal Netherlands Navy NH90 NFH Helicopter first operational deployment for Somalia Mission

Royal Netherlands Navy NH90 NFH Helicopter first operational deployment for Somalia Mission
 
The newest helicopter of the Dutch Armed Forces, the NH90 is aboard HNLMS De Ruyter Frigate on its way to Somalia. It is the first overseas mission for the maritime helicopter. The NH90 will provide an important contribution to the EU anti-piracy mission Atalanta.
The newest helicopter of the Dutch Armed Forces, the NH90 is aboard HNLMS De Ruyter Frigate on its way to Somalia. It is the first overseas mission for the maritime helicopter. The NH90 will provide an important contribution to the EU anti-piracy mission Atalanta.
 

Raytheon, US Navy demonstrate new dual targeting capability for JSOW C-1

Raytheon, US Navy demonstrate new dual targeting capability for JSOW C-1
 
The U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated the dual targeting capability of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1. Two recent tests during the program's integrated test phase prove the weapon can engage challenging stationary targets. Previous testing in the integrated test phase demonstrated JSOW C-1's capability against moving maritime targets.
The U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated the dual targeting capability of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1. Two recent tests during the program's integrated test phase prove the weapon can engage challenging stationary targets. Previous testing in the integrated test phase demonstrated JSOW C-1's capability against moving maritime targets.
 

First Underway Replenishment for French Navy's newest Frigate: FREMM Aquitaine

First Underway Replenishment for French Navy's newest Frigate: FREMM Aquitaine
 
On January 22, 2013 French Navy Frigate Aquitaine, first ship in the new class of FREMM Frigates conducted its first Underway Replenishement (UNREP)/Replenishment at Sea (RAS) while participating in a naval exercise involving two more Frigates and a Durance class AOR.
On January 22, 2013 French Navy Frigate Aquitaine, first ship in the new class of FREMM Frigates conducted her first Underway Replenishment (UNREP)/Replenishment at Sea (RAS) while participating in a naval exercise involving two more Frigates and a Durance class AOR.
 

Cassidian's new TRS-4D naval radar passes factory acceptance test for German F125 class Frigates

Cassidian's new TRS-4D naval radar passes factory acceptance test for German F125 class Frigates
 
Indian Navy’s largest Offshore Patrol Vessel INS “Saryu” was formally commissioned into the Indian Navy by Air Marshal P K Roy, AVSM VM VSM Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command on 21st January 2013. This is the first of the New 105 meter class of Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels indigenously designed in-house and built by Goa Shipyard Ltd for the Indian Navy. The commissioning ceremony was held at Goa Shipyard Ltd.
The German Navy's F125 class frigates will be equipped with Cassidian's newly developed TRS-4D naval radar, which will provide them with reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities that are unique worldwide. Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has now successfully passed the first factory acceptance test for the radar system carried out by the customers, the German procurement authority BAAINBw and Blohm + Voss Naval.
 

Sillinger signs a contract of 50 rigid inflatable boats RHIBs for Lybian military

Sillinger signs a contract of 50 rigid inflatable boats RHIBs for Lybian military
 
Paris, January 21st 2013 - Good news for Sillinger, based in Mer (Loir-et-Cher – France), the company starts the year by signing a contract of 50 boats for the Libyan
Paris, January 21st 2013 - Good news for Sillinger, based in Mer (Loir-et-Cher – France), the company starts the year by signing a contract of 50 boats for the Libyan Military Forces. This contract includes rigid inflatable boats from 3.80 meters to 12 meters, offering on-board hightech equipments. A great exporting deal for Sillinger which has just celebrated its 50 years of existence.
 

Royal Malaysian Navy orders Rheinmetall optronics and FCR for its future Gowind Corvettes

Royal Malaysian Navy orders Rheinmetall optronics and FCR for its future Gowind Corvettes
 
Rheinmetall will be equipping Malaysia with a total of twelve fire control radars (TMX/EO Mk2) and six electro-optical systems (TMEO Mk2) for six new patrol boats. This is a breakthrough order for a new generation of high-performance systems whose basic components were all developed by Rheinmetall.
Rheinmetall will be equipping Malaysia with a total of twelve fire control radars (TMX/EO Mk2) and six electro-optical systems (TMEO Mk2) for six new patrol boats. This is a breakthrough order for a new generation of high-performance systems whose basic components were all developed by Rheinmetall.
 

French Navy "Dixmude" LHD to transport French Army's VBCI IFV for deployment in Mali

French Navy "Dixmude" LHD transports French Army's VBCI IFV for deployment in Mali
 
French Army VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicles have been loaded in a French Navy (Marine Nationale) Dixumde LHD Amphibious Assault Ship, Force Projection & Command Vessel at the Toulon naval base. The Dixmude will then sail off to West Africa to deploy the armored vehicles and French Army troops (two companies from 92th Infantry Regiment) in support to the current French operation in Mali named "Serval".
French Army VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicles have been loaded in the French Navy (Marine Nationale) Dixumde LHD Amphibious Assault Ship, Force Projection & Command Vessel at the Toulon naval base. The Dixmude will then sail off to West Africa to deploy the armored vehicles and French Army troops (two companies from 92th Infantry Regiment) in support to the current French operation in Mali named "Serval".
 

Indian Navy Commissions first of class Offshore Patrol Vessel INS “Saryu”

Indian Navy Commissions first of class Offshore Patrol Vessel INS “Saryu”
 
Indian Navy’s largest Offshore Patrol Vessel INS “Saryu” was formally commissioned into the Indian Navy by Air Marshal P K Roy, AVSM VM VSM Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command on 21st January 2013. This is the first of the New 105 meter class of Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels indigenously designed in-house and built by Goa Shipyard Ltd for the Indian Navy. The commissioning ceremony was held at Goa Shipyard Ltd.
Indian Navy’s largest Offshore Patrol Vessel INS “Saryu” was formally commissioned into the Indian Navy by Air Marshal P K Roy, AVSM VM VSM Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command on 21st January 2013. This is the first of the New 105 meter class of Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels indigenously designed in-house and built by Goa Shipyard Ltd for the Indian Navy. The commissioning ceremony was held at Goa Shipyard Ltd.
 

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

Russian Navy amphibious ships, frigates, destroyer hold large drills in Mediterranean Sea
 
Russia has started the largest naval exercises in the past few decades in the Mediterranean and Black Seas as a civil war in Syria continues to gain momentum. The drills involve task forces from Russia’s Black Sea, Northern and Baltic fleets, strategic bombers, tactical aircraft, air defense units, paratroopers and naval infantry.
Russia has started the largest naval exercises in the past few decades in the Mediterranean and Black Seas as a civil war in Syria continues to gain momentum. The drills involve task forces from Russia’s Black Sea, Northern and Baltic fleets, strategic bombers, tactical aircraft, air defense units, paratroopers and naval infantry.
 

Sevmash Starts Tests of Third Borey Class ballistic missile nuclear submarine SSBN

Sevmash Starts Tests of Third Borey Class ballistic missile nuclear submarine SSBN
 
Russian submarine-builder Sevmash has begun moored tests of the third Borey-class (Project 955) ballistic missile submarine Vladimir Monomakh, the shipyard said on Friday.
Russian submarine-builder Sevmash has begun moored tests of the third Borey-class (Project 955) ballistic missile submarine Vladimir Monomakh, the shipyard said on Friday.
 

Republic of Korea Navy commissions First of Class "Incheon" FFX I Frigate

Republic of Korea Navy commissions First of Class "Incheon" FFX I Frigate
 
Republic of Korea Navy commissioned on 17 January 2013 the first of its next next generation FFX I class Frigate. The ship was by Hyundai Heavy Industry and is expected to replace the aging fleet of Pohang class corvettes and Ulsan class frigates, and take over multi-role operations such as coast patrol or anti-submarine warfare.
Republic of Korea Navy commissioned on 17 January 2013 the first of its next next generation FFX I class Frigate. The ship was by Hyundai Heavy Industry and is expected to replace the aging fleet of Pohang class corvettes and Ulsan class frigates, and take over multi-role operations such as coast patrol or anti-submarine warfare.
 

Lockheed Martin Completes Work on U.S. Navy's Second MUOS Satellite

Lockheed Martin Completes Work on U.S. Navy's Second MUOS Satellite
 
Lockheed Martin has successfully completed required system testing on the second satellite in the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), designated MUOS-2. The satellite has been placed in storage to await its scheduled launch date in July 2013.
Lockheed Martin has successfully completed required system testing on the second satellite in the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), designated MUOS-2. The satellite has been placed in storage to await its scheduled launch date in July 2013.
 

Innovative operating and combat systems will support USS Freedom when it deploys later this year

Innovative operating and combat systems will support USS Freedom when it deploys later this year
 
Until recently, the U.S. Navy has focused on getting the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) in the water. With the Lockheed Martin-led team’s LCS Freedom variant in full production, the Navy’s attention is turning toward vessel operations to see what the nation’s newest surface combatant can do on the high seas.
Until recently, the U.S. Navy has focused on getting the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) in the water. With the Lockheed Martin-led team’s LCS Freedom variant in full production, the Navy’s attention is turning toward vessel operations to see what the nation’s newest surface combatant can do on the high seas.
 

Raytheon continues successful performance on DDG 1000 Zumwalt class Destroyers

Raytheon continues successful performance on DDG 1000 Zumwalt class Destroyers
 
Raytheon Company has delivered more than six million lines of software to the U.S. Navy for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program. Part of the Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE) -- the integrated mission system for the DDG 1000 class -- the software delivery supports ship activation and combat system testing, set to commence this year.
Raytheon Company has delivered more than six million lines of software to the U.S. Navy for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program. Part of the Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE) -- the integrated mission system for the DDG 1000 class -- the software delivery supports ship activation and combat system testing, set to commence this year.
 

Republic of Korea Selects The AgustaWestland AW159 for Republic of Korea Navy

Republic of Korea Selects The AgustaWestland AW159 for Republic of Korea Navy
 
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Republic of Korea has selected the AW159 helicopter to meet its Maritime Operational Helicopter requirement. The contract for eight AW159 helicopters for the Republic of Korea Navy is the first export order for this new generation aircraft, known as the AW159 Wildcat in UK service.
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Republic of Korea has selected the AW159 helicopter to meet its Maritime Operational Helicopter requirement. The contract for eight AW159 helicopters for the Republic of Korea Navy is the first export order for this new generation aircraft, known as the AW159 Wildcat in UK service.
 

Austal launches first Cape Class Patrol Boat for Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Austal launches first Cape Class Patrol Boat for Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
 
Austal is pleased to announce the launch of the first-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat during a ceremony with staff and suppliers at the company’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia on January 7.
Austal is pleased to announce the launch of the first-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat during a ceremony with staff and suppliers at the company’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia on January 7.
 

Royal Thai Navy to fit Raytheon's Evolved SeaSparrow Missile on its Naresuan class frigates

Royal Thai Navy to fit Raytheon's Evolved SeaSparrow Missile on its Naresuan class frigates
 
The Royal Thai Navy has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government to purchase nine Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles for its two Naresuan frigates currently undergoing overhauls and upgrades. This LOA increases the total ESSM user community to 13 nations.
The Royal Thai Navy has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government to purchase nine Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles for its two Naresuan frigates currently undergoing overhauls and upgrades. This LOA increases the total ESSM user community to 13 nations.
 

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