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July 2013 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

Thales Australia wins RAN Adelaide Class Frigate Maintenance Contract

Thales Australia wins RAN Adelaide Class Frigate Maintenance Contract
 
Australia Minister for Defence David Johnston announced July 6th that Thales Australia Ltd has been awarded the Navy’s Adelaide Class guided missile frigate’s (FFG) Group Maintenance Contract.
Australia Minister for Defence David Johnston announced July 6th that Thales Australia Ltd has been awarded the Navy’s Adelaide Class guided missile frigate’s (FFG) Group Maintenance Contract.
 

DCNS opens new platform following Royal Saudi Navy Fleet Modernization contract

DCNS opens new platform following Royal Saudi Navy Fleet Modernization contract
 
Nathalie Smirnov, director of the DCNS Services division, inaugurated the premises housing the teams dedicated to the maintenance and modernization programmes for part of the Saudi Arabian military fleet. These programmes correspond to the different Service contracts, of which the most recent LEX (Life Extension) was initiated in the fall 2013.
Nathalie Smirnov, director of the DCNS Services division, inaugurated the premises housing the teams dedicated to the maintenance and modernization programmes for part of the Saudi Arabian military fleet. These programmes correspond to the different Service contracts, of which the most recent LEX (Life Extension) was initiated in the fall 2013.
 

Russian shipbuilders Capable of Servicing Mistral-class LHDs according to Defense Ministry

Russian shipbuilders Capable of Servicing Mistral-class LHDs according to Defense Ministry
 
Russian shipbuilders are capable of servicing Mistral-class helicopter carriers, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said Thursday to Ria Novosti. “I believe shipbuilders and engineers will be able to organize the full servicing and maintenance of these docking-ships,” Borisov said.
Russian shipbuilders are capable of servicing Mistral-class LHDs, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said Thursday to Ria Novosti. “I believe shipbuilders and engineers will be able to organize the full servicing and maintenance of these docking-ships,” Borisov said.
 

First Sea Trial for Italian Navy FREMM Frigate Carabiniere

First Sea Trial for Italian Navy FREMM Frigate Carabiniere
 
On 25 June 2014, the Italian FREMM frigate “Carabiniere” had her first sea going, successfully reaching this important milestone three months earlier than her predecessor the “Carlo Margottini”. Carabiniere will be specialize for anti-submarine warfare, like FREMM Virginio Fasan and Carlo Margottini. The first ship of the class Carlo Bergamini is in "general purpose" configuration.
On 25 June 2014, the Italian FREMM frigate “Carabiniere” had her first sea going, successfully reaching this important milestone three months earlier than her predecessor the “Carlo Margottini”. Carabiniere will be specialize for anti-submarine warfare, like FREMM Virginio Fasan and Carlo Margottini. The first ship of the class Carlo Bergamini is in "general purpose" configuration.
 

MBDA's First Sea Ceptor/Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) Firings Are A Double Success

MBDA's First Sea Ceptor/Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) Firings Are A Double Success
 
MBDA carried out two successful guided firings by the Sea Ceptor air defence system on 29th May and 5th June at the land-based Vidsel range facilities in Sweden. These firings were the first seeker guided firings for the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM), including using its two-way data link to communicate with the Sea Ceptor system.
MBDA carried out two successful guided firings by the Sea Ceptor air defence system on 29th May and 5th June at the land-based Vidsel range facilities in Sweden. These firings were the first seeker guided firings for the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM), including using its two-way data link to communicate with the Sea Ceptor system.
 

HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier, future flagship of the Royal Navy fleet, nammed by the Queen

HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier, future flagship of the Royal Navy fleet, nammed by the Queen
 
Her Majesty the Queen has officially named the UK’s newest aircraft carrier today at Rosyth, near Edinburgh, in a spectacular ceremony celebrating British naval capability. Recognising the strategic importance of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, the Prime Minister, Secretary of State for Defence and First Sea Lord joined the celebrations, along with allies from around the world and more than 3,500 people involved in the design and construction of the largest warship ever built in the UK.

Her Majesty the Queen has officially named the UK’s newest aircraft carrier today at Rosyth, near Edinburgh, in a spectacular ceremony celebrating British naval capability. Recognising the strategic importance of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, the Prime Minister, Secretary of State for Defence and First Sea Lord joined the celebrations, along with allies from around the world and more than 3,500 people involved in the design and construction of the largest warship ever built in the UK.

 

Lockheed Martin wins $200M for LRASM next generation ant-ship missile

Lockheed Martin wins $200M for LRASM next generation ant-ship missile
 
The US Department of Defense announced July 2nd that Lockheed Martin Corporation in Orlando, Florida, was awarded a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for an amount not to exceed $200,000,000 for the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile Accelerated Acquisition program.
The US Department of Defense announced July 2nd that Lockheed Martin Corporation in Orlando, Florida, was awarded a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for an amount not to exceed $200,000,000 for the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile Accelerated Acquisition program.
 

Brazilian Navy Signs Contract for Lynx Mk21A Maritime Helicopters Upgrade

Brazilian Navy Signs Contract for Lynx Mk21A Maritime Helicopters Upgrade
 
AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Brazilian Navy’s Naval Aviation has signed a contract for a major midlife upgrade of eight Lynx Mk21A helicopters. The contract, valued in excess of US$160 million (€117 million), includes replacement of the aircraft’s engines with the CTS800-4N product from LHTEC, navigation, displays suite and mission avionics. A comprehensive support and training package that includes a Flight Training Device is also included in the contract.
AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Brazilian Navy’s Naval Aviation has signed a contract for a major midlife upgrade of eight Lynx Mk21A helicopters. The contract, valued in excess of US$160 million (€117 million), includes replacement of the aircraft’s engines with the CTS800-4N product from LHTEC, navigation, displays suite and mission avionics. A comprehensive support and training package that includes a Flight Training Device is also included in the contract.
 

Saab Receives Order from FMV to Design New Lightweight Torpedo

Saab Receives Order from FMV to Design New Lightweight Torpedo
 
Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) regarding design plans for a New Lightweight Torpedo (NLT). The order refers to the period 2014-2015 and amounts to the value of MSEK 43. The order is part of the Letter of Intent regarding the Swedish armed forces’ underwater capability which was announced on June 9, 2014.
Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) regarding design plans for a New Lightweight Torpedo (NLT). The order refers to the period 2014-2015 and amounts to the value of MSEK 43. The order is part of the Letter of Intent regarding the Swedish armed forces’ underwater capability which was announced on June 9, 2014.
 

Boeing, U.S. Navy Expand P-8A Maritime Patrol Fleet with 14th Delivery

Boeing, U.S. Navy Expand P-8A Maritime Patrol Fleet with 14th Delivery
 
Boeing recently helped expand the U.S. Navy’s maritime patrol capabilities with delivery of the 14th P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The P-8A, delivered on schedule, is now with its squadron at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. Boeing will deliver seven more of the maritime patrol aircraft this year.
Boeing recently helped expand the U.S. Navy’s maritime patrol capabilities with delivery of the 14th P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The P-8A, delivered on schedule, is now with its squadron at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. Boeing will deliver seven more of the maritime patrol aircraft this year.
 

Simultaneous Double Anti-Ship Missile Test for French Navy Indian Ocean Fleet Light Frigates

Simultaneous Double Anti-Ship Missile Test for French Navy Indian Ocean Fleet Light Frigates
 
On June 24th, 2014, two Floreal class surveillance frigates (the Floréal F-730 and the Nivôse F-732) based in Reunion island and belonging to the French Navy Indian Ocean fleet, conducted a simultaneous firing exercise with their MM38 Exocet anti-ship missiles.
On June 24th, 2014, two Floreal class surveillance frigates (the Floréal F-730 and the Nivôse F-732) based in Reunion island and belonging to the French Navy Indian Ocean fleet, conducted a simultaneous firing exercise with their MM38 Exocet anti-ship missiles.
 

Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Enhance U.S. Navy C4ISR Collection & Dissemination Capabilities

Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Enhance U.S. Navy C4ISR Collection & Dissemination Capabilities
 
Lockheed Martin will work to enhance how the Navy exchanges C4ISR data throughout the space, air, surface, subsurface, and unmanned sensor domains under a contract with Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific. This IDIQ contract has a ceiling value of $35 million over five years.
Lockheed Martin will work to enhance how the Navy exchanges C4ISR data throughout the space, air, surface, subsurface, and unmanned sensor domains under a contract with Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific. This IDIQ contract has a ceiling value of $35 million over five years.
 

GE to Power and Propel Type 26 Frigates with High-Efficiency, Low-Noise Electrical Drive Systems

GE to Power and Propel Type 26 Frigates with High-Efficiency, Low-Noise Electrical Drive Systems
 
Today's frigates operate in the most challenging of circumstances. Whether they are fending off enemy submarines, thwarting pirates or carrying out disaster relief and humanitarian missions, these ships need to be effective, efficient, safe and sustainable. The U.K. Ministry of Defence has engaged in a major program to update and upgrade its current fleet of frigates. In the next decade, Type 26 Global Combat Ships will become the backbone of the Royal Navy, replacing its existing Type 23 Frigates.
Today's frigates operate in the most challenging of circumstances. Whether they are fending off enemy submarines, thwarting pirates or carrying out disaster relief and humanitarian missions, these ships need to be effective, efficient, safe and sustainable. The U.K. Ministry of Defence has engaged in a major program to update and upgrade its current fleet of frigates. In the next decade, Type 26 Global Combat Ships will become the backbone of the Royal Navy, replacing its existing Type 23 Frigates.
 

KONGSBERG signs NOK 1.1 billion JSM contract with the Norwegian Armed Forces

KONGSBERG signs NOK 1.1 billion JSM contract with the Norwegian Armed Forces
 
Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG) has signed a Phase III contract with the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) to complete the development of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) and prepare it for integration on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). This contract is valued at NOK 1.1 billion, and comes on the heels of a bridge phase contract signed on 29 November 2013, bringing the total scope of JSM development Phase III to some NOK 1.5 billion.
Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG) has signed a Phase III contract with the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) to complete the development of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) and prepare it for integration on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). This contract is valued at NOK 1.1 billion, and comes on the heels of a bridge phase contract signed on 29 November 2013, bringing the total scope of JSM development Phase III to some NOK 1.5 billion.
 

U.S. Navy awards contract to Northrop Grumman for 25 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft

U.S. Navy awards contract to Northrop Grumman for 25 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft
 
In a decision that will save the federal government about $369 million, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded a $3.643 billion multi-year procurement contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. on June 30 for 25 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.
In a decision that will save the federal government about $369 million, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded a $3.643 billion multi-year procurement contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. on June 30 for 25 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.
 

U.S. Navy awards contract to Boeing to produce 44 F/A-18 Super Hornets & EA-18G Growlers

U.S. Navy awards contract to Boeing to produce 44 F/A-18 Super Hornets & EA-18G Growlers
 
The F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) announced today a contract award to Boeing for 44 F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft over the next two years. “The F/A-18 and EA-18G program continues to thrive, and it is by far the predominant tactical force for naval aviation – both U.S. Navy and Marine Corps,” said Capt. Frank Morley, PMA-265 program manager.
The F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) announced today a contract award to Boeing for 44 F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft over the next two years. “The F/A-18 and EA-18G program continues to thrive, and it is by far the predominant tactical force for naval aviation – both U.S. Navy and Marine Corps,” said Capt. Frank Morley, PMA-265 program manager.
 

First unit of Russian Navy new mine countermeasures vessel class "Alexander Obukhov" launched

First unit of Russian Navy new mine countermeasures vessel class "Alexander Obukhov" launched
 
The lead mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV) of the new project 12700, the Alexander Obukhov (named after a famed Soviet fleet boat commander and hero) was launched during a ceremony at Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard in St Petersburg. The hull of this new class is made of composite materials in order to reduce electromagnetic interference (which could trigger the mines) and eases maintenance of the ship's structure.
The lead mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV) of the new project 12700, the Alexander Obukhov (named after a famed Soviet fleet boat commander and hero) was launched during a ceremony at Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard in St Petersburg. The hull of this new class is made of composite materials in order to reduce electromagnetic interference (which could trigger the mines) and eases maintenance of the ship's structure.
 

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