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July 2013 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

Royal Australian Navy MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter fires AGM-114 Hellfire missile for the 1st time

Royal Australian Navy MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter fires AGM-114 Hellfire missile for the 1st time
 
The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, has successfully fired its first ‘Hellfire’ missile in the United States. The AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile was fired by Navy’s 725 Squadron from aircraft currently deployed to the United States Navy’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre off the Florida coast.
The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, has successfully fired its first ‘Hellfire’ missile in the United States. The AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile was fired by Navy’s 725 Squadron from aircraft currently deployed to the United States Navy’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre off the Florida coast.
 

Airbus Defence and Space completes Brazilian P-3 Orion MPA modernisation programme

Airbus Defence and Space completes Brazilian P-3 Orion MPA modernisation programme
 
Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the last of nine P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft modernised with new systems and avionics for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The aircraft has been ferried from Seville, Spain to Salvador de Bahi´a, Brazil, where it will be based.
Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the last of nine P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft modernised with new systems and avionics for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The aircraft has been ferried from Seville, Spain to Salvador de Bahi´a, Brazil, where it will be based.
 

US Army AH-64E Apache Guardians started qualifications with Amphibious Assault Ship USS Peleliu

US Army AH-64E Apache Guardians started qualifications with Amphibious Assault Ship USS Peleliu
 
AH-64E Apache Guardians from 1st Armed Reconnaissance Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, conducted deck landing qualifications aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) off the coast of Hawaii, July 19, as part of the Navy’s Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014.
AH-64E Apache Guardians from 1st Armed Reconnaissance Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, conducted deck landing qualifications aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) off the coast of Hawaii, July 19, as part of the Navy’s Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014.
 

Russia’s Sevmash shipyard lays down 5th Borey class SSBN and 4th Yasen class SSN

Russia’s Sevmash shipyard lays down 5th Borey class SSBN and 4th Yasen class SSN
 
Russia’s Sevmash Shipyard announced it has laid down "Knyaz Oleg", the fifth Borey class SSBN project (and the first series submarine of the modernised 955A project) and the fourth multi-purpose attack submarine "Krasnoyarsk" (Yasen class). According to the shipyard, Russia’s second Borey class SSBN "Vladimir Monomakh" (Project 955) will join the Russian Navy before the end of the year.
Russia’s Sevmash Shipyard announced it has laid down "Knyaz Oleg", the fifth Borey class SSBN project (and the first series submarine of the modernised 955A project) and the fourth multi-purpose attack submarine "Krasnoyarsk" (Yasen M class). According to the shipyard, Russia’s second Borey class SSBN "Vladimir Monomakh" (Project 955) will join the Russian Navy before the end of the year.
 

Raytheon completes key Air & Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) reviews

Raytheon completes key Air & Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) reviews
 
Raytheon Company completed two critical program reviews for the new Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), the U.S. Navy's next generation integrated air and ballistic missile defense radar. Successful completion of the hardware Preliminary Design Review and the Integrated Baseline Review are both key milestones of the Navy's acquisition plan & highlight the maturity of the design, validity of the plan for execution, and keep the program on track to deliver a much needed capability to the fleet.
Raytheon Company completed two critical program reviews for the new Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), the U.S. Navy's next generation integrated air and ballistic missile defense radar. Successful completion of the hardware Preliminary Design Review and the Integrated Baseline Review are both key milestones of the Navy's acquisition plan & highlight the maturity of the design, validity of the plan for execution, and keep the program on track to deliver a much needed capability to the fleet.
 

Iran to Launch New Home-Made Destroyer Soon

Iran to Launch New Home-Made Destroyer Soon
 
According to the Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Islamic Republic of Iran's Navy will take delivery of the domestically manufactured Damavand destroyer in a near future. The advanced and well-equipped warship, which is a destroyer of the Jamaran class, was currently undergoing final tests.

According to the Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Islamic Republic of Iran's Navy will take delivery of the domestically manufactured Damavand destroyer in a near future. The advanced and well-equipped warship, which is a destroyer of the Jamaran class, was currently undergoing final tests.

 

Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Forces to get 2 more Aegis Destroyers

Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Forces to get 2 more Aegis Destroyers
 
According to Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun, the Japanese government will start building two Aegis-equipped destroyers with the latest missile defense systems starting next fiscal year, in light of the progress seen in missile development by North Koreathe. The two new vessel will join an exisiting fleet of 6 Aegis vessels in the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF): 4 Kongo class Destroyers and 2 Atago class Destroyers.
According to Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun, the Japanese government will start building two Aegis-equipped destroyers with the latest missile defense systems starting next fiscal year, in light of the progress seen in missile development by North Koreathe. The two new vessel will join an exisiting fleet of 6 Aegis vessels in the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF): 4 Kongo class Destroyers and 2 Atago class Destroyers.
 

BMT Partners with Ares Shipyard to Deliver 17 Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard

BMT Partners with Ares Shipyard to Deliver 17 Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard
 
BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, is pleased to announce its latest partnership with Ares Shipyard (Ares) to design and build seventeen patrol boats from advanced composites, for the Qatar Coastguard. This order comprises three different vessel sizes: five of 23 metres capable of speed in excess of 37 knots, 10 of 33 metres capable of achieving 30 knots and two of 46 metres also capable of 30 knots.
BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, is pleased to announce its latest partnership with Ares Shipyard (Ares) to design and build seventeen patrol boats from advanced composites, for the Qatar Coastguard. This order comprises three different vessel sizes: five of 23 metres capable of speed in excess of 37 knots, 10 of 33 metres capable of achieving 30 knots and two of 46 metres also capable of 30 knots.
 

Saab completes acquisition of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (Kockums)

Saab completes acquisition of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (Kockums)
 
Defence and security company Saab's acquisition of the Swedish shipyard Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems AB (TKMS AB formerly Kockums) has now been completed. The acquisition strengthens Saab's position as a comprehensive supplier of naval military systems.
Defence and security company Saab's acquisition of the Swedish shipyard Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems AB (TKMS AB formerly Kockums) has now been completed. The acquisition strengthens Saab's position as a comprehensive supplier of naval military systems.
 

MBDA SPEAR 3 missile would bring true anti-ship capabilities to RAF and FAA F-35s

MBDA SPEAR 3 missile would bring true anti-ship capabilities to RAF and FAA F-35s
 
MBDA was showcasing its SPEAR 3 missile at the Farnborough International Air Show 2014. SPEAR is MBDA’s response to a component of the UK’s Selective Precision Effects At Range air launched requirement. The weapon will maximise the potential of the UK’s future combat air capability, matching the weapon to the aircraft: “a 5th generation weapon for a 5th generation fast jet”.
MBDA was showcasing its SPEAR 3 missile at the Farnborough International Air Show 2014. SPEAR is MBDA’s response to a component of the UK’s Selective Precision Effects At Range air launched requirement. The weapon will maximize the potential of the UK’s future combat air capability, matching the weapon to the aircraft: “a 5th generation weapon for a 5th generation fast jet”.
 

French President : Delivery of second Mistral class LHD depends on Russia’s behavior

French President : Delivery of second Mistral class LHD depends on Russia’s behavior
 
A decision on whether to deliver the second Mistral class LHD (amphibious vessel) to Russia will depend on Moscow's attitude over the Ukraine crisis, French President François Hollande said on July 21st, speaking during a dinner with the presidential press.
A decision on whether to deliver the second Mistral class LHD (amphibious vessel) to Russia will depend on Moscow's behavior over the Ukraine crisis, French President François Hollande said on July 21st, speaking during a dinner with the presidential press.
 

Indian Government approves extra purchase of 32 Dhruv helicopters for Navy & Coast Guard

Indian Government approves extra purchase of 32 Dhruv helicopters for Navy & Coast Guard
 
The Indian Government yesterday approved INR 7000 crore ($1.1 billion) valued contract for procurement of 32 new HAL Dhruvs for Indian Navy and Coast Guard. The first ALH (Dhruv) Squadron was commissioned in the Indian Navy in November 2013. Dhruv is the first indigenously designed and manufactured helicopter at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and with its multi role capabilities has proven her mettle in all the three services of the Armed Forces, Indian Coast Guard, BSF and in the inventory of foreign countries.
The Indian Government yesterday approved INR 7000 crore ($1.1 billion) valued contract for procurement of 32 new HAL Dhruvs for Indian Navy and Coast Guard. The first ALH (Dhruv) Squadron was commissioned in the Indian Navy in November 2013. Dhruv is the first indigenously designed and manufactured helicopter at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and with its multi role capabilities has proven her mettle in all the three services of the Armed Forces, Indian Coast Guard, BSF and in the inventory of foreign countries.
 

Ingalls Shipbuilding Completes Successful Builder’s Sea Trials on Fourth National Security Cutter

Ingalls Shipbuilding Completes Successful Builder’s Sea Trials on Fourth National Security Cutter
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced the successful completion of builder’s sea trials for the company’s fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753). The ship, built by HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, spent three full days at sea testing all of the ship’s systems.
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced the successful completion of builder’s sea trials for the company’s fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753). The ship, built by HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, spent three full days at sea testing all of the ship’s systems.
 

U.S. Navy is evaluating MBDA’s Dual Mode Brimstone for its F/A-18 Super Hornet jets

U.S. Navy is evaluating MBDA’s Dual Mode Brimstone for its F/A-18 Super Hornet jets
 
Navy Recognition has learned that the U.S. Navy is beginning environmental and integration analysis of the UK’s combat proven Dual Mode Brimstone missile for F/A-18 Super Hornets. This activity is funded and being managed by the US Navy. Additionally, two recent positive reports from committees of the U.S Congress have expanded the funding in Fiscal Year 2015 by $10M for Dual Mode Brimstone on F/A-18s...
Navy Recognition has learned that the U.S. Navy is beginning environmental and integration analysis of the UK’s combat proven Dual Mode Brimstone missile for F/A-18 Super Hornets. This activity is funded and being managed by the US Navy. Additionally, two recent positive reports from committees of the U.S Congress have expanded the funding in Fiscal Year 2015 by $10M for Dual Mode Brimstone on F/A-18s...
 

Raytheon and Kongsberg team to provide air-launched Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare solutions

Raytheon and Kongsberg team to provide air-launched Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare solutions
 
Raytheon Company and Kongsberg Gruppen have formed a teaming agreement to provide new solutions for the Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASuW) mission. As a centerpiece of the agreement, the companies will develop the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) for air-launched OASuW applications.
Raytheon Company and Kongsberg Gruppen have formed a teaming agreement to provide new solutions for the Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASuW) mission. As a centerpiece of the agreement, the companies will develop the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) for air-launched OASuW applications.
 

Mexican Navy takes delivery of first of four Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft

Mexican Navy takes delivery of first of four Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft
 
Beechcraft Corporation announced during the Farnborough International Airshow that it has delivered the first of four Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft ordered by the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR). In addition to the aircraft, Beechcraft will support SEMAR with on-the-ground service, support and training through its Global Mission Support organization.
Beechcraft Corporation announced during the Farnborough International Airshow that it has delivered the first of four Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft ordered by the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR). In addition to the aircraft, Beechcraft will support SEMAR with on-the-ground service, support and training through its Global Mission Support organization.
 

NHIndustries and MBDA started integration of MARTE ER missile on NH90 maritime helicopter

NHIndustries and MBDA started integration of MARTE ER missile on NH90 maritime helicopter
 
Navy Recognition learned during the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 that NHIndustries and MBDA started integration of the MARTE ER (Extended Range) anti-ship missile on the NH90 NFH maritime helicopter. NHI and MBDA representatives explained that fitting trials already occured in June 2014 while flight and separation tests were planned for the fall of 2014.
Navy Recognition learned during the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 that NHIndustries and MBDA started integration of the MARTE ER (Extended Range) anti-ship missile on the NH90 NFH maritime helicopter. NHI and MBDA representatives explained that fitting trials already occured in June 2014 while flight and separation tests were planned for the fall of 2014.
 

Royal Brunei Navy Darussalam Class OPVs fired their MM40 block II missiles during RIMPAC 2014

Royal Brunei Navy Darussalam Class OPVs fired their MM40 block II missiles during RIMPAC 2014
 
For the first time, Royal Brunei Navy Darussalam class offshore patrol vessels, KDB Darussalam and KDB Darulaman fired their MBDA built Exocet MM40 block II anti-ship missiles in the pacific missile range facility (PMRF), 80 nautical miles north of Kaua’i Island as part of the RIMPAC 2014 naval exercise organized by the U.S. Navy.
For the first time, Royal Brunei Navy Darussalam class offshore patrol vessels, KDB Darussalam and KDB Darulaman fired their MBDA built Exocet MM40 block II anti-ship missiles in the pacific missile range facility (PMRF), 80 nautical miles north of Kaua’i Island as part of the RIMPAC 2014 naval exercise organized by the U.S. Navy.
 

Royal Australian Navy MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter crew Successfully launches first Mk 54 torpedo

Royal Australian Navy MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter crew Successfully launches first Mk 54 torpedo
 
Aircrew from Royal Australian Navy NUSQN 725 continue to build warfare skills in the MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter, taking full advantage of their US based operations and deploying to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) in order to complete weapon firings and complex warfare training events.
Aircrew from Royal Australian Navy NUSQN 725 continue to build warfare skills in the MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter, taking full advantage of their US based operations and deploying to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) in order to complete weapon firings and complex warfare training events.
 

Naval officers' diplomas awarded by DCI to Kuwaiti and Libyan cadets

Naval officers' diplomas awarded by DCI to Kuwaiti and Libyan cadets
 
A new batch of CENOE cadets from the Kuwait Naval Forces and the Libyan Navy received their first officers' stripes. This military ceremony, placed under the presidency of Rear Admiral Philippe HELLO, commanding the Naval Academy and the Poulmic school group, is the occasion to award the trainees their officers' epaulettes.
A new batch of CENOE cadets from the Kuwait Naval Forces and the Libyan Navy received their first officers' stripes. This military ceremony, placed under the presidency of Rear Admiral Philippe HELLO, commanding the Naval Academy and the Poulmic school group, is the occasion to award the trainees their officers' epaulettes.
 

Raytheon to provide torpedo integration for Turkish Navy ATR-72-600ASW maritime patrol aircraft

Raytheon to provide torpedo integration for Turkish Navy ATR-72-600ASW maritime patrol aircraft
 
Raytheon Company will serve as weapons integrator for Italian aircraft manufacturer Alenia Aermacchi, providing 31 months of engineering services support for integration of MK 54 and MK 46 torpedoes onto the Alenia Aermacchi ATR-72-600ASW maritime patrol aircraft.
Raytheon Company will serve as weapons integrator for Italian aircraft manufacturer Alenia Aermacchi, providing 31 months of engineering services support for integration of MK 54 and MK 46 torpedoes onto the Alenia Aermacchi ATR-72-600ASW maritime patrol aircraft.
 

Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) showcased for the first time at Farnborough 2014

Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) showcased for the first time at Farnborough 2014
 
Boeing is showcasing its Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) for the first time at the Farnborough 2014 International Airshow currently held near London in the UK. It is a fully integrated, modular, open architecture solution, built using a combination of military and off the shelf technologies. The MSA concept was first unveiled by Boeing at the previous edition of Farnborough in 2012.
Boeing is showcasing its Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) for the first time at the Farnborough 2014 International Airshow currently held near London in the UK. It is a fully integrated, modular, open architecture solution, built using a combination of military and off the shelf technologies. The MSA concept was first unveiled by Boeing at the previous edition of Farnborough in 2012.
 

Thales I-Master radar gets new Maritime Moving Target Indication (MMTI) mode

Thales I-Master radar gets new Maritime Moving Target Indication (MMTI) mode
 
Thales announced today at Farnborough International Airshow 2014 that its I-Master radar is now available with a Maritime Moving Target Indication (MMTI) mode. The new maritime capability, enabled through a software package, can be used simultaneously with the existing Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) modes.
Thales announced today at Farnborough International Airshow 2014 that its I-Master radar is now available with a Maritime Moving Target Indication (MMTI) mode. The new maritime capability, enabled through a software package, can be used simultaneously with the existing Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) modes.
 

DCNS floats the FREMM multi-mission frigate Languedoc, fourth FREMM for the French Navy

DCNS floats the FREMM multi-mission frigate Languedoc, fourth FREMM for the French Navy
 
On 12 July 2014, DCNS floated the FREMM multi-mission frigate Languedoc in Lorient, France. The achievement of this industrial milestone marks an important step in the construction of the vessel. It once again underlines the industrial dynamism of DCNS: five multi-mission frigates are under simultaneous construction, at different stages of advancement.
On 12 July 2014, DCNS floated the FREMM multi-mission frigate Languedoc in Lorient, France. The achievement of this industrial milestone marks an important step in the construction of the vessel. It once again underlines the industrial dynamism of DCNS: five multi-mission frigates are under simultaneous construction, at different stages of advancement.
 

Royal Australian Navy MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter crew sharpens warfare skills in Florida

Royal Australian Navy MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter crew sharpens warfare skills in Florida
 
Aircrew from Royal Australian Navy NUSQN 725 continue to build warfare skills in the MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter, taking full advantage of their US based operations and deploying to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) in order to complete weapon firings and complex warfare training events.
Aircrew from Royal Australian Navy NUSQN 725 continue to build warfare skills in the MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter, taking full advantage of their US based operations and deploying to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) in order to complete weapon firings and complex warfare training events.
 

SAFE Boats International awarded contract for additional US Navy Mk VI Patrol Boats

SAFE Boats International awarded contract for additional US Navy Mk VI Patrol Boats
 
SAFE Boats International (SBI) has been awarded a contract to provide the United States Navy four (4) additional Mk VI Patrol Boats (Mk VI PB); with options for an additional two (2) boats. The Mk VI PB is the Navy’s next generation Patrol Boat and will become a part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s (NECC) fleet of combatant craft.
SAFE Boats International (SBI) has been awarded a contract to provide the United States Navy four (4) additional Mk VI Patrol Boats (Mk VI PB); with options for an additional two (2) boats. The Mk VI PB is the Navy’s next generation Patrol Boat and will become a part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s (NECC) fleet of combatant craft.
 

Raytheon SM-6 Missiles Make History in Long-Range, Supersonic Tests

Raytheon SM-6 Missiles Make History in Long-Range, Supersonic Tests
 
In a milestone series of three tests in June, the destroyer U.S.S. John Paul Jones used Standard Missile-6 interceptors to destroy cruise missile targets flying 'over the horizon' -- part of a Navy exercise that utilized a networked system of sensors, aircraft, and ship-borne weapons. Separately, the John Paul Jones used another Raytheon SM-6 to intercept a target traveling at supersonic speeds.
In a milestone series of three tests in June, the destroyer U.S.S. John Paul Jones used Standard Missile-6 interceptors to destroy cruise missile targets flying 'over the horizon' -- part of a Navy exercise that utilized a networked system of sensors, aircraft, and ship-borne weapons. Separately, the John Paul Jones used another Raytheon SM-6 to intercept a target traveling at supersonic speeds.
 

Austal contract for two 72m High Speed Support Vessels is for the Royal Navy of Oman

Austal contract for two 72m High Speed Support Vessels is for the Royal Navy of Oman
 
Austal announced earlier this year that it has been awarded a contract from a naval customer in the Middle East for the design, construction and integrated logistics support of two new 72 metre High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs) based on the U.S. Navy's Joint High Speed Vessels design. It now appears that this customer is the Royal Navy of Oman.
Austal announced earlier this year that it has been awarded a contract from a naval customer in the Middle East for the design, construction and integrated logistics support of two new 72 metre High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs) based on the U.S. Navy's Joint High Speed Vessels design. It now appears that this customer is the Royal Navy of Oman.
 

Aegis Newest Baseline Demonstrates Over the Horizon Capability in Series of Three Tests

Aegis Newest Baseline Demonstrates Over the Horizon Capability in Series of Three Tests
 
The Lockheed Martin and U.S. Navy team’s Baseline 9 Aegis Combat System recently completed multiple exercises including the longest-range engagement ever tested with a Standard Missile-6 (SM-6). This is the first major series of tests for the integrated air and missile defense (IAMD)-equipped USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), and highlights the system’s accuracy in identifying and destroying threats from beyond the radar horizon.
The Lockheed Martin and U.S. Navy team’s Baseline 9 Aegis Combat System recently completed multiple exercises including the longest-range engagement ever tested with a Standard Missile-6 (SM-6). This is the first major series of tests for the integrated air and missile defense (IAMD)-equipped USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), and highlights the system’s accuracy in identifying and destroying threats from beyond the radar horizon.
 

Royal New Zealand Navy seeking new tanker to support Pacific Defense Operations

Royal New Zealand Navy seeking new tanker to support Pacific Defense Operations
 
The Royal New Zealand Navy is to buy a new tanker vessel that will enable the New Zealand Defence Force ( NZDF) to expand the scope of its operations in the South Pacific, Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman said Wednesday. The new vessel would replace the navy's current tanker, HMNZS Endeavour, which would reach the end of its service life in 2018 and would fail to comply with new international maritime regulations, Coleman said in a statement.
The Royal New Zealand Navy is to buy a new tanker vessel that will enable the New Zealand Defence Force ( NZDF) to expand the scope of its operations in the South Pacific, Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman said Wednesday. The new vessel would replace the navy's current tanker, HMNZS Endeavour, which would reach the end of its service life in 2018 and would fail to comply with new international maritime regulations, Coleman said in a statement.
 

Indonesian Shipyard PT PAL launched the third 60m Fast Missile Craft KCR-60M for TNI AL

Indonesian Shipyard PT PAL launched the third 60m Fast Missile Craft KCR-60M for TNI AL
 
Indonesian shipyard PT PAL launched the third and final KCR-60 Fast Attack Missile Craft for the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL). The first KCR-60 have already been handed over to the Indonesian Navy on 28th June and was given the name KRI Sampari.
Indonesian shipyard PT PAL launched the third and final KCR-60 Fast Attack Missile Craft for the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL). The first KCR-60 have already been handed over to the Indonesian Navy on 28th June and was given the name KRI Sampari.
 

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