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June 2013 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

BAE Systems to Advance Development of U.S. Navy’s Mk 41 Vertical Launching System

BAE Systems to Advance Development of U.S. Navy’s Mk 41 Vertical Launching System
 
BAE Systems has received a $91.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide engineering and technical services in support of the design, manufacturing, installation, testing and product improvements for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS).
BAE Systems has received a $91.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide engineering and technical services in support of the design, manufacturing, installation, testing and product improvements for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS).
 

Aft island of HMS Queen Elizabeth installed on the Aircraft Carrier

Aft island of HMS Queen Elizabeth installed on the Aircraft Carrier
 
THE AFT island of HMS Queen Elizabeth was lowered into place by Aircraft Carrier Alliance workers in a historic ceremony today (June 28). At the sound of airhorns operated by apprentices Gordon Currie (19) and Chris McArthur (22), teams operating the Goliath crane lowered the iconic section, known as Upper Block 14, the final few feet into place.
THE AFT island of HMS Queen Elizabeth was lowered into place by Aircraft Carrier Alliance workers in a historic ceremony today (June 28). At the sound of airhorns operated by apprentices Gordon Currie (19) and Chris McArthur (22), teams operating the Goliath crane lowered the iconic section, known as Upper Block 14, the final few feet into place.
 

First BAE Systems built Khareef class corvette handed over to Royal Navy of Oman

First BAE Systems built Khareef class corvette handed over to Royal Navy of Oman
 
The first warship built by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) as part of Project Khareef for the design, build and delivery of three corvettes, has been formally handed over in a ceremony at HM Naval Base Portsmouth on June 26th.
The first warship built by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) as part of Project Khareef for the design, build and delivery of three corvettes, has been formally handed over in a ceremony at HM Naval Base Portsmouth on June 26th.
 

Baltiisky shipyard Completes Stern for First Mistral Warship "Vladivostok"

Baltiisky shipyard Completes Stern for First Russian Mistral class LHD "Vladivostok"
 
The stern of the Russian Navy's first Mistral-class helicopter carrier was floated out on Wednesday, a Russian shipyard said. The Vladivostok is to enter service with the Russian Navy next year, Baltiisky shipyard chief Alexander Voznesensky said.
The stern of the Russian Navy's first Mistral-class helicopter carrier was floated out on Wednesday, a Russian shipyard said. The Vladivostok is to enter service with the Russian Navy next year, Baltiisky shipyard chief Alexander Voznesensky said.
 

Northrop Grumman Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for LCS Mission Package Integration

Northrop Grumman Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for LCS Mission Package Integration
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $28 million contract from the U.S. Navy for engineering and production planning services for surface warfare and mine countermeasures mission module components that will deploy from, and integrate with, the littoral combat ship (LCS). With this award, Northrop Grumman continues its role as the mission package integrator with expanding roles in systems engineering, mission module production and mission package fleet sustainment, including distance support for the currently deployed USS Freedom (LCS 1).
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $28 million contract from the U.S. Navy for engineering and production planning services for surface warfare and mine countermeasures mission module components that will deploy from, and integrate with, the littoral combat ship (LCS).
 

Littoral Combat Ship Remote Minehunting System Reaches Reliability Milestone

Littoral Combat Ship Remote Minehunting System Reaches Reliability Milestone
 
The U.S. Navy successfully concluded the second and final phase of reliability testing of the littoral combat ship (LCS) remote minehunting system (RMS) off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla., June 14, enabling the service to progress toward developmental testing.
The U.S. Navy successfully concluded the second and final phase of reliability testing of the littoral combat ship (LCS) remote minehunting system (RMS) off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla., June 14, enabling the service to progress toward developmental testing.
 

PLAN J-15 Flying Shark fighters conduct take-off and landing training on Liaoning Aircraft Carrier

PLAN J-15 Flying Shark fighters conduct take-off and landing training on Liaoning Aircraft Carrier
 
Multiple batches of ship-borne J-15 fighters conducted take-off and landing training on China’s first aircraft carrier “Liaoning Ship”, which was first launched for scientific research experiments and training this year, on June 19, 2013 in a sea area of the Bohai Sea. This is another take-off and landing training by ship-borne J-15 fighters on the “Liaoning Ship” after the J-15 fighters successfully landed on and took off from the deck of the aircraft carrier for the first time in November 2012.
Multiple batches of ship-borne J-15 fighters conducted take-off and landing training on China’s first aircraft carrier “Liaoning Ship”, which was first launched for scientific research experiments and training this year, on June 19, 2013 in a sea area of the Bohai Sea. This is another take-off and landing training by ship-borne J-15 fighters on the “Liaoning Ship” after the J-15 fighters successfully landed on and took off from the deck of the aircraft carrier for the first time in November 2012.
 

Success For Kelvin Hughes’ Sharpeye™ Radar In Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program

Success For Kelvin Hughes’ Sharpeye™ Radar In Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program
 
Kelvin Hughes a global supplier of navigation and surveillance systems, can announce the success of its solid-state SharpEye™ radar at a Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) demonstration in Virginia, USA. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program's Capability Demonstrations allow participating industry an opportunity to receive immediate feedback on systems as end-users observed the new technologies in a realistic military maritime environment.
Kelvin Hughes a global supplier of navigation and surveillance systems, can announce the success of its solid-state SharpEye™ radar at a Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) demonstration in Virginia, USA. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program's Capability Demonstrations allow participating industry an opportunity to receive immediate feedback on systems as end-users observed the new technologies in a realistic military maritime environment.
 

Russia’s second Mistral-class amphibious assault ship will be complete in October 2014

Russia’s second Mistral-class amphibious assault ship will be complete in October 2014
 
Russia’s second Mistral-class, amphibious assault ship will be complete in October 2014, a deputy prime minister in charge of the defense industry said Sunday, adding that the first Mistral would enter the nation’s fleet this October.
Russia’s second Mistral-class, amphibious assault ship will be complete in October 2014, a deputy prime minister in charge of the defense industry said Sunday, adding that the first Mistral would enter the nation’s fleet this October.
 

Northrop Grumman Delivers First AQS-24A Airborne Mine-hunting Vehicle to Japan

Northrop Grumman Delivers First AQS-24A Airborne Mine-hunting Vehicle to Japan
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered the first of four AQS-24A airborne mine-hunting vehicles to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) for deployment on Japan's new MCH-101 helicopter platform.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered the first of four AQS-24A airborne mine-hunting vehicles to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) for deployment on Japan's new MCH-101 helicopter platform.
 

U.S. Navy Receives First F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin

U.S. Navy Receives First F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin
 
The U.S. Navy's Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 received the Navy's first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin yesterday at the squadron's home at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
The U.S. Navy's Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 received the Navy's first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin yesterday at the squadron's home at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
 

Third BAE Systems built OPV for Brazilian Navy "ARAGUARI" handed over during ceremony

Third BAE Systems built OPV for Brazilian Navy "ARAGUARI" handed over during ceremony
 
ARAGUARI, the third of three Ocean Patrol Vessels built by BAE Systems, was handed over to the Brazilian Navy in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base today. Employees joined guests from the Brazilian Navy and UK Royal Navy, to watch as members of the ship’s company raised the ensign for the first time, formally marking the handover of the Brazilian Navy’s newest vessel.
ARAGUARI, the third of three Ocean Patrol Vessels built by BAE Systems, was handed over to the Brazilian Navy in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base today. Employees joined guests from the Brazilian Navy and UK Royal Navy, to watch as members of the ship’s company raised the ensign for the first time, formally marking the handover of the Brazilian Navy’s newest vessel.
 

Iconic Section Of HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier Arrives At Rosyth

Iconic Section Of HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier Arrives At Rosyth
 
THE HUGE aft island of HMS Queen Elizabeth passed under the Forth Bridge today (Friday June 21) as it made its way to Rosyth, where the ship is being assembled. The iconic section, known as Upper Block 14, was constructed in 90 weeks by Aircraft Carrier Alliance workers at BAE Systems in Scotstoun. The aft island houses HMS Queen Elizabeth’s air traffic control systems and will be the centre of all on-board flight operations.
THE HUGE aft island of HMS Queen Elizabeth passed under the Forth Bridge today (Friday June 21) as it made its way to Rosyth, where the ship is being assembled. The iconic section, known as Upper Block 14, was constructed in 90 weeks by Aircraft Carrier Alliance workers at BAE Systems in Scotstoun. The aft island houses HMS Queen Elizabeth’s air traffic control systems and will be the centre of all on-board flight operations.
 

FLASH SONICS sonar enters service with French Navy NH90 Caiman helicopters

FLASH SONICS sonar enters service with French Navy NH90 Caiman helicopters
 
Paris Air Show, 19th June 2013 – During the three-month long deployment of the FREMM frigate Aquitaine, the implementation crew for the NH90 helicopter from 33F Squadron had an opportunity to experience the operational capabilities of the FLASH SONICS system.
Paris Air Show, 19th June 2013 – During the three-month long deployment of the FREMM frigate Aquitaine, the implementation crew for the NH90 helicopter from 33F Squadron had an opportunity to experience the operational capabilities of the FLASH SONICS system.
 

Saab 340 Maritime Security Aircraft at Paris Air Show 2013

Saab 340 Maritime Security Aircraft at Paris Air Show 2013
 
Defence and security company Saab is offering the Saab 340 Maritime Security Aircraft to safeguard territorial waters. The aircraft is capable of effectively monitoring large areas and is the key to maritime domain awareness. The Saab 340 MSA will meet the world´s latest demands for maritime security and safety. Piracy, terrorism, smuggling, trafficking, oil pollution and other illegal activities are threats to economic growth, environment and society.
Defence and security company Saab is offering the Saab 340 Maritime Security Aircraft to safeguard territorial waters. The aircraft is capable of effectively monitoring large areas and is the key to maritime domain awareness. The Saab 340 MSA will meet the world´s latest demands for maritime security and safety. Piracy, terrorism, smuggling, trafficking, oil pollution and other illegal activities are threats to economic growth, environment and society.
 

MBDA’S BRIMSTONE Simultaneously Destroys Multiple Attack Craft In Salvo Firing

MBDA’S BRIMSTONE Simultaneously Destroys Multiple Attack Craft In Salvo Firing
 
MBDA’s combat proven, UK developed, Brimstone missile carried out the world’s first surface to surface salvo engagement of multiple Fast In-shore Attack Craft (FIAC) threats with a single button push. The success of the trial has shown Brimstone’s unrivalled ability to swiftly strike numerous individual vessels without the need to laboriously designate each target, thereby demonstrating its prowess as a fire and forget maritime surface attack weapon.
MBDA’s combat proven, UK developed, Brimstone missile carried out the world’s first surface to surface salvo engagement of multiple Fast In-shore Attack Craft (FIAC) threats with a single button push. The success of the trial has shown Brimstone’s unrivalled ability to swiftly strike numerous individual vessels without the need to laboriously designate each target, thereby demonstrating its prowess as a fire and forget maritime surface attack weapon.
 

Thales to supply TMS 2000 sonobuoy processors to Romanian Navy

Thales to supply TMS 2000 sonobuoy processors to Romanian Navy
 
Paris Air Show, 17th June 2013 – Romanian helicopter manufacturer IAR Brasov has chosen Thales to supply TMS 2000 sonobuoy processors to equip IAR-330 Puma helicopters operated by the Romanian Navy. The processors will give the Romanian Navy a decisive anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability to detect submarines in the Black Sea, in particular as part of NATO missions.
Paris Air Show, 17th June 2013 – Romanian helicopter manufacturer IAR Brasov has chosen Thales to supply TMS 2000 sonobuoy processors to equip IAR-330 Puma helicopters operated by the Romanian Navy. The processors will give the Romanian Navy a decisive anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability to detect submarines in the Black Sea, in particular as part of NATO missions.
 

USMC lands MV-22 Osprey on JMSDF helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181) for the first time

USMC lands MV-22 Osprey on JMSDF helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181) for the first time
 
The U.S. Marine Corps marked history by landing an MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft on a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181) for the first time during amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven exercise led by the U.S. 3rd Fleet and 1 Marine Expeditionary Force that will test participants in the planning and execution of amphibious operations through a series of live training events.
The U.S. Marine Corps marked history by landing an MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft on a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181) for the first time during amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven exercise led by the U.S. 3rd Fleet and 1 Marine Expeditionary Force that will test participants in the planning and execution of amphibious operations through a series of live training events.
 

Australia gives green light for Collins class Submarine Update Program

Australia gives green light for Collins class Submarine Update Program
 
Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Mike Kelly today announced further significant initiatives to both maintain the capability of Australia’s Collins Class submarine fleet and further improve Collins Class maintenance, sustainment and availability.
Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Mike Kelly today announced further significant initiatives to both maintain the capability of Australia’s Collins Class submarine fleet and further improve Collins Class maintenance, sustainment and availability.
 

Animation Movie Highlights Air Warfare Capability of Future RAN Hobart Class Destroyers

Animation Movie Highlights Air Warfare Capability of Future RAN Hobart Class Destroyers
 
A computer-generated animation has been released today which highlights the multi-mission capability of the three naval destroyers being built as part of the Air Warfare Destroyer Project. AWD Alliance CEO Rod Equid said the animation will increase understanding of the exceptional capabilities available in the Hobart Class and provide an insight into how the ships can be used in-service.
A computer-generated animation has been released today which highlights the multi-mission capability of the three naval destroyers being built as part of the Air Warfare Destroyer Project. AWD Alliance CEO Rod Equid said the animation will increase understanding of the exceptional capabilities available in the Hobart Class and provide an insight into how the ships can be used in-service.
 

Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Adm. Nakhimov to Rejoin Russian Navy in 2018

Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Adm. Nakhimov to Rejoin Russian Navy in 2018
 
The Admiral Nakhimov, a nuclear-powered missile cruiser currently being overhauled and modernized, will rejoin the Russian Navy in 2018 with the most advanced weapons systems for its vessel type, the Sevmash shipyard said Thursday.
The Admiral Nakhimov, a nuclear-powered missile cruiser currently being overhauled and modernized, will rejoin the Russian Navy in 2018 with the most advanced weapons systems for its vessel type, the Sevmash shipyard said Thursday.
 

Iran Navy launches overhauled and modernized "Bayandor" destroyer

Iran Navy launches overhauled and modernized "Bayandor" destroyer
 
Iran on Tuesday launched its overhauled and modernized destroyer named Bayandor in the Southern waters of the country in the presence of Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.
Iran on Tuesday launched its overhauled and modernized destroyer named Bayandor in the Southern waters of the country in the presence of Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.
 

Chinese Navy Aircraft Carrier Liaoning (CV-16) back to sea for trials

Chinese Navy Aircraft Carrier Liaoning (CV-16) back to sea for trials
 
China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has left its home-port of Qingdao, in East China’s Shandong province, to conduct scientific experiments and sea training, naval authorities said Tuesday.
China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has left its home-port of Qingdao, in East China’s Shandong province, to conduct scientific experiments and sea training, naval authorities said Tuesday.
 

UK MoD seeking additional engineers for its Successor SSBN program

UK MoD seeking additional engineers for its Successor SSBN program
 
The Successor Submarine project has now exited the concept design phase with the broad configuration of the submarine and its systems now understood. Work has now begun on the detailed design which will further develop the conceptual solution into a detailed suite of information ready for manufacture.
The Successor Submarine project has now exited the concept design phase with the broad configuration of the submarine and its systems now understood. Work has now begun on the detailed design which will further develop the conceptual solution into a detailed suite of information ready for manufacture.
 

DIMDEX 2014 Holds A Press Conference and Media Briefing

DIMDEX 2014 Holds A Press Conference and Media Briefing
 
Doha, Qatar - 10 June 2014: DIMDEX 2014, the MENA Region’s leading international maritime defence exhibition and conference held under the patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Qatar Armed Forces, held today a press conference where Brig. Dr. (Eng) Thani A. Al-Kuwari, Assistant Chief of Staff for Financial Affairs, Qatar Armed Forces, updated the media with information on what is to be maritime defence’s largest event.
Doha, Qatar - 10 June 2014: DIMDEX 2014, the MENA Region’s leading international maritime defence exhibition and conference held under the patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Qatar Armed Forces, held today a press conference where Brig. Dr. (Eng) Thani A. Al-Kuwari, Assistant Chief of Staff for Financial Affairs, Qatar Armed Forces, updated the media with information on what is to be maritime defence’s largest event.
 

Kongsberg JSM anti-ship missile fitted in the Internal Bay of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)

Kongsberg JSM anti-ship missile fitted in the Internal Bay of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)
 
Kongsberg and Lockheed Martin have completed a fit check of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) in the internal carriage bay of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. This test follows just four weeks after the JSM conducted a fit check on the external pylons.
Kongsberg and Lockheed Martin have completed a fit check of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) in the internal carriage bay of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. This test follows just four weeks after the JSM conducted a fit check on the external pylons.
 

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