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November 2013 Maritime Defense Industry and Naval Forces News
 
 

Large Patrol Vessel Akitsushima (PLH-32) Enters Japan's Coast Guard Service

Large Patrol Vessel Akitsushima (PLH-32) Enters Japan's Coast Guard Service
 
Japan's Coast Guard (JCG) on Thursday unveiled a new, next-generation patrol ship that will be deployed in anti-piracy, counter-terrorism and regular domestic duties. PLH-32 is a more modern, newer version of PLH 31 Shikishima. With a length of 150m (492 ft) and 9,300 tons full load displacement (the size of a destroyer), these are the largest "Offshore Patrol Vessels" in the world.
Japan's Coast Guard (JCG) on Thursday unveiled a new, next-generation patrol ship that will be deployed in anti-piracy, counter-terrorism and regular domestic duties. PLH-32 is a more modern, newer version of PLH 31 Shikishima. With a length of 150m (492 ft) and 9,300 tons full load displacement (the size of a destroyer), these are the largest "Offshore Patrol Vessels" in the world.
 

Names chosen for the Royal Canadian Navy's new Joint Support Ships

Names chosen for the Royal Canadian Navy's new Joint Support Ships
 
Names have been chosen for the Royal Canadian Navy’s two new Joint Support Ships (JSS), which will be built by Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. in North Vancouver, B.C. The ships will be named Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Queenston and HMCS Chateauguay in recognition of the significant battles of Queenston Heights and Chateauguay during the War of 1812.
Names have been chosen for the Royal Canadian Navy’s two new Joint Support Ships (JSS), which will be built by Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. in North Vancouver, B.C. The ships will be named Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Queenston and HMCS Chateauguay in recognition of the significant battles of Queenston Heights and Chateauguay during the War of 1812.
 

KONGSBERG signs contract for bridging-phase leading to phase three development of JSM

KONGSBERG signs contract for bridging-phase leading to phase three development of JSM
 
KONGSBERG has today signed a bridging-phase contract leading to phase 3 with Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) for further development of the JSM (Joint Strike Missile). The contract is valued at NOK 480 million.
KONGSBERG has today signed a bridging-phase contract leading to phase 3 with Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) for further development of the JSM (Joint Strike Missile). The contract is valued at NOK 480 million.
 

Royal New Zealand Navy selects KONGSBERGs Penguin anti-ship missile for Seasprite helicopters

Royal New Zealand Navy selects KONGSBERGs Penguin anti-ship missile for Seasprite helicopters
 
Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says the government has approved the purchase of an upgraded and expanded Seasprite helicopter fleet for the New Zealand Defence Force. A total of eight Seasprites (plus two spare airframes) will be purchased from the United States company Kaman Aerospace in a $242 million dollar deal, which includes a training simulator, missiles, and additional components.
KONGSBERG has signed a contract with the New Zealand Defence Force for the delivery of Penguin Mk 2 Mod 7 anti-ship missiles and associated equipment. The missiles will be deployed on the Royal New Zealand Navy new Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters.
 

Iran Launched new "Fateh" class Submarine for its Naval Forces

Iran Launched new "Fateh" class Submarine for its Naval Forces
 
Iran launched a semi-heavy submarine in a bid to boost its naval capabilities in the high seas, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced. Iran launched the largest submarine it has ever built into the Gulf & is building a second according to satellite. This is the first time that the Fateh-class submarines that Iran has said it is building have been seen. The first submarine can be seen in the water at the Bostanu shipyard on the Strait of Hormuz in satellite imagery. A second submarine can be seen under construction at the Bandar Anzali Naval Base on the Caspian Sea in Iran in September.

Iran launched a semi-heavy submarine in a bid to boost its naval capabilities in the high seas, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced. Iran launched the largest submarine it has ever built into the Gulf & is building a second according to satellite. This is the first time that the Fateh-class submarines that Iran has said it is building have been seen. The first submarine can be seen in the water at the Bostanu shipyard on the Strait of Hormuz in satellite imagery. A second submarine can be seen under construction at the Bandar Anzali Naval Base on the Caspian Sea in Iran in September.

 

Admiralty Shipyards launched "Novorossiisk" first submarine of project 06363 (Varshavyanka-class)

Admiralty Shipyards launched "Novorossiisk" first submarine of project 06363 (Varshavyanka-class)
 
JSC "Admiralty Shipyards" in St. Petersburg launched the lead submarine of the project 06363 for the Russian Navy on November 28 2013. Novorossiisk is the first of six Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines to be delivered to the Black Sea Fleet in the next two years.
JSC "Admiralty Shipyards" in St. Petersburg launched the lead submarine of the project 06363 for the Russian Navy on November 28 2013. Novorossiisk is the first of six Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines to be delivered to the Black Sea Fleet in the next two years.
 

Royal Netherlands Navy Takes Delivery of a Mission Planning System for the NH90 NFH Fleet

Royal Netherlands Navy Takes Delivery of a Mission Planning System for the NH90 NFH Fleet
 
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has taken delivery of a Mission Planning & Analysis System (MPAS) in the Final Operative Configuration for its fleet of NH90 NFH medium twin naval helicopters. This delivery of MPAS follows the one released into service in 2011 and it is aimed at both supporting new aircraft functionalities and implementing enhancements based on operational feedback from more than one year of RNLN in service experience.
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has taken delivery of a Mission Planning & Analysis System (MPAS) in the Final Operative Configuration for its fleet of NH90 NFH medium twin naval helicopters. This delivery of MPAS follows the one released into service in 2011 and it is aimed at both supporting new aircraft functionalities and implementing enhancements based on operational feedback from more than one year of RNLN in service experience.
 

Raytheon's Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Achieves Initial Operational Capability with USS Kidd

Raytheon's Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Achieves Initial Operational Capability with USS Kidd
 
The SM-6 tactical missile has reached initial operation capability, the Navy announced today, with SM-6s successfully loaded onboard USS Kidd (DDG 100) in San Diego, Calif. The SM-6 is designed to provide naval vessels with extended range protection against cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
The SM-6 tactical missile has reached initial operation capability, the Navy announced today, with SM-6s successfully loaded onboard USS Kidd (DDG 100) in San Diego, Calif. The SM-6 is designed to provide naval vessels with extended range protection against cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
 

Singapore Navy Littoral Mission Vessels to be equipped with MTU Series 4000 engines

Singapore Navy Littoral Mission Vessels to be equipped with MTU Series 4000 engines
 
Tognum has been awarded by Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd to power eight Littoral Mission Vessels for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) with MTU Series 4000 diesel engines. The Littoral Mission Vessels will be installed with state of the art, high efficiency MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel engines, known for their low consumption and long service life, with each unit producing 4300kW (5766bhp).
Tognum has been awarded by Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd to power eight Littoral Mission Vessels for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) with MTU Series 4000 diesel engines. The Littoral Mission Vessels will be installed with state of the art, high efficiency MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel engines, known for their low consumption and long service life, with each unit producing 4300kW (5766bhp).
 

French Minister of Defense Confirms Launch of ANL FASGW(H) anti-ship missile program

French Minister of Defense Confirms Launch of ANL FASGW(H) anti-ship missile program
 
French Defense Minister Jean Yves Le Drian today announced the launch of several new defense programs at the Assemblée Nationale (French Parliament). One of these programs is the ANL (Anti Navire Léger / Light Anti-ship) anti-ship missile made by MBDA. This program is also known as FASGW(H) (Future Anti-Ship Guided Weapon Heavy) in the UK.
French Defense Minister Jean Yves Le Drian today announced the launch of several new defense programs at the Assemblée Nationale (French Parliament). One of these programs is the ANL (Anti Navire Léger / Light Anti-ship) anti-ship missile made by MBDA. This program is also known as FASGW(H) (Future Anti-Ship Guided Weapon Heavy) in the UK.
 

Australian Department of Defence Sign Contrat for Collins class Submarine Update Program

Australian Department of Defence Signs Contrat for Collins class Submarine Update Program
 
Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today announced the Defence Materiel Organisation has signed a multi-million dollar contract with ASC Pty Ltd to update the control management and monitoring system for the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarines.
Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today announced the Defence Materiel Organisation has signed a multi-million dollar contract with ASC Pty Ltd to update the control management and monitoring system for the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarines.
 

Indian Navy Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya set sail from Russia to India

Indian Navy Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya set sail from Russia to India
 
India’s Vikramaditya aircraft carrier left a shipyard in northern Russia on Tuesday, embarking on a long voyage to its permanent base half way across the world, the Sevmash shipbuilder said.
India’s Vikramaditya aircraft carrier left a shipyard in northern Russia on Tuesday, embarking on a long voyage to its permanent base half way across the world, the Sevmash shipbuilder said.
 

U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman Complete Installation of Next-Gen Tactical Afloat Network for DDG

U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman Complete Installation of Next-Gen Tactical Afloat Network for DDG
 
The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Corporation have successfully installed Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) on the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell.
The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Corporation have successfully installed Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) on the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell.
 

Chinese Navy (PLAN) Liaoning Aircraft Carrier Set Sails For Sea Trials

Chinese Navy (PLAN) Liaoning Aircraft Carrier Set Sails For Sea Trials
 
China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, left its homeport of Qingdao in east China's Shandong Province for the South China Sea on Tuesday on a scientific and training mission.
China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, left its homeport of Qingdao in east China's Shandong Province for the South China Sea on Tuesday on a scientific and training mission.
 

Russian Navy Gets New Carrier-Based MiG-29K/KUB Fighter Jets

Russian Navy Gets New Carrier-Based MiG-29K/KUB Fighter Jets
 
The Russian navy has taken delivery of its first four series-produced MiG-29K/KUB carrier based fighter jets, the Defense Ministry said Monday. “The MiG aircraft-manufacturing corporation has handed over two MiG-29K single-seat and two MiG-29KUB twin-seat carrier-based fighter aircraft,” a spokesman said.
The Russian navy has taken delivery of its first four series-produced MiG-29K/KUB carrier based fighter jets, the Defense Ministry said Monday. “The MiG aircraft-manufacturing corporation has handed over two MiG-29K single-seat and two MiG-29KUB twin-seat carrier-based fighter aircraft,” a spokesman said.
 

Future of the Libyan Navy Divers trained by DCI

Future of the Libyan Navy Divers trained by DCI
 
DCI- NAVFCO, the naval branch of DCI, continues to work with the Libyan Navy , as part of minesweeping training , to work underwater and on hyperbaric medicine for more than 70 future divers.
DCI- NAVFCO, the naval branch of DCI, continues to work with the Libyan Navy , as part of minesweeping training , to work underwater and on hyperbaric medicine for more than 70 future divers.
 

U.S. Coast Guard commissions first Sentinel class Fast Response Cutter Homeported in Key West, FL

U.S. Coast Guard commissions first Sentinel class Fast Response Cutter Homeported in Key West, FL
 
The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. was commissioned at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., Nov. 16, 2013. The cutter Charles David Jr. is the first Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter to be homeported in Key West and is capable of conducting missions such as ports, waterways and coastal security, fishery patrols, drug and illegal migrant law enforcement, search and rescue, and national-defense operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.
The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. was commissioned at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., Nov. 16, 2013. The cutter Charles David Jr. is the first Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter to be homeported in Key West and is capable of conducting missions such as ports, waterways and coastal security, fishery patrols, drug and illegal migrant law enforcement, search and rescue, and national-defense operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.
 

Northrop Grumman Delivers Additional MQ-8C Fire Scout VTOL UAV to the U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman Delivers Additional MQ-8C Fire Scout VTOL UAV to the U.S. Navy
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has delivered the second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy after completing final assembly at the company's unmanned systems center in Moss Point, Miss. The aircraft is joining the first one delivered to Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., to conduct flight testing before using the system for operational missions in 2014.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has delivered the second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy after completing final assembly at the company's unmanned systems center in Moss Point, Miss. The aircraft is joining the first one delivered to Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., to conduct flight testing before using the system for operational missions in 2014.
 

India begins training 500 Vietnam sailors in submarine warfare

India begins training 500 Vietnam sailors in submarine warfare
 
India has begun training of some 500 Vietnamese sailors in the art of submarine warfare operations, reported local daily The Times of India Saturday. During talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong last Wednesday, it was decided that India will transfer four naval offshore patral vessels to Vietnam under a 100 million U.S. dollar credit line, said the newspaper.
India has begun training of some 500 Vietnamese sailors in the art of submarine warfare operations, reported local daily The Times of India Saturday. During talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong last Wednesday, it was decided that India will transfer four naval offshore patral vessels to Vietnam under a 100 million U.S. dollar credit line, said the newspaper.
 

U.S. military to deploy latest equipments in Asia-pacific region: U.S. Pacific Fleet chief

U.S. military to deploy latest equipments in Asia-pacific region: U.S. Pacific Fleet chief
 
The U.S. military is deploying the newest and best equipment, weapons and human resources into the Asia-Pacific region to fight against regional security threats, indicating the region's immensely importance to the interests of the United States, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Harry B. Harris said Friday.
The U.S. military is deploying the newest and best equipment, weapons and human resources into the Asia-Pacific region to fight against regional security threats, indicating the region's immensely importance to the interests of the United States, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Harry B. Harris said Friday.
 

Sagem navigation system selected by DSME of South Korea for Indonesian submarines

Sagem navigation system selected by DSME of South Korea for Indonesian submarines
 
Sagem (Safran) beat out an international field to win the contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) of South Korea as prime contractor for the navigation system to be installed on three 1,400 ton ocean-going submarines to be deployed by the Indonesian navy.

Sagem (Safran) beat out an international field to win the contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) of South Korea as prime contractor for the navigation system to be installed on three 1,400 ton ocean-going submarines to be deployed by the Indonesian navy.

 

First Zumwalt-Class Destroyer to Join U.S. Navy Fleet by late 2014

First Zumwalt-Class Destroyer to Join U.S. Navy Fleet by late 2014
 
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the not-yet-launched Zumwalt-class destroyer he toured here today “represents the cutting edge of our naval capabilities.” The ship, now known as the Pre-Commissioning Unit, or PCU, Zumwalt, will become the USS Zumwalt, named for former Navy Adm. Elmo Zumwalt. Officials said the ship is about a year away from joining the fleet.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the not-yet-launched Zumwalt-class destroyer he toured here today “represents the cutting edge of our naval capabilities.” The ship, now known as the Pre-Commissioning Unit, or PCU, Zumwalt, will become the USS Zumwalt, named for former Navy Adm. Elmo Zumwalt. Officials said the ship is about a year away from joining the fleet.
 

The Royal Norwegian Navy is acquiring Navigation Equipment Package for Combat Boat 90

The Royal Norwegian Navy is acquiring Navigation Equipment Package for Combat Boat 90
 
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract for the delivery of a Navigation Equipment Package for the Combat Boat 90s of the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN). The contract is entered between the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) and KONGSBERG, represented by the Naval Systems & Surveillance Division.
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract for the delivery of a Navigation Equipment Package for the Combat Boat 90s of the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN). The contract is entered between the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) and KONGSBERG, represented by the Naval Systems & Surveillance Division.
 

Patriot3 Jetboots Approved for Military Use by the United States Department of Defense

Patriot3 Jetboots Approved for Military Use by the United States Department of Defense
 
Jetboots, by Patriot3 have been Approved for Military Use by the United States Department of Defense. Jetboots are the Hands Free Diver Propulsion System designed and patented by Patriot3. Jetboots are currently employed by Special Navy Units throughout the world. With the AMU Certified stamp from the US Military now on the product, customers can be certain that Jetboots are fully tested through the most comprehensive military evaluation program in the world.
Jetboots, by Patriot3 have been Approved for Military Use by the United States Department of Defense. Jetboots are the Hands Free Diver Propulsion System designed and patented by Patriot3. Jetboots are currently employed by Special Navy Units throughout the world. With the AMU Certified stamp from the US Military now on the product, customers can be certain that Jetboots are fully tested through the most comprehensive military evaluation program in the world.
 

The Royal Norwegian Navy acquires KONGSBERG Sea Protector Remote Weapon Stations

The Royal Norwegian Navy acquires KONGSBERG Sea Protector Remote Weapon Stations
 
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract for the delivery of Sea PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) for the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) combat vessels. The contract is entered between the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) and KONGSBERG, represented by the Naval Systems & Surveillance Division.
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract for the delivery of Sea PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) for the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) combat vessels. The contract is entered between the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) and KONGSBERG, represented by the Naval Systems & Surveillance Division.
 

U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $17 Million for Support Services at Groton Submarine Base

U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $17 Million for Support Services at Groton Submarine Base
 
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat two contract modifications worth a total value of $16.8 million to perform nuclear and non-nuclear maintenance work for submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat two contract modifications worth a total value of $16.8 million to perform nuclear and non-nuclear maintenance work for submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
 

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