November 2016 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

Bangladesh Navy Took Delivery of Two Type 035G Diesel-Electric Submarines from China
Bangladesh Type 035G Submarine China 2
The Bangladesh Navy on Monday (14-11-2016) received two Chinese submarines during a ceremony held at Liao Nan Shipyard in Liaoning province’s Dalian city. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed received the submarines. On behalf of Chinese government, Rear Admiral Liu Zizhu said that PLA Navy and Bangladesh Navy are trusted partners and the submarines transfer will strengthen and deepen the friendship between the two countries.

Two Russian Baltic Fleet Steregushchy-class Corvettes Conduct AAW & ASuW Missile Launches
Project 20380 corvette russian navy
The Project 20380 (NATO reporting name: Steregushchy-class) Soobrazitelny and Stoiky corvettes have conducted antiship and air defense missile launches against sea targets in the Baltic as part of a tactical exercise, Baltic Fleet spokesman Roman Martov told TASS.

Video: Russian Cruise Missile Strikes Against Terrorists from Project 11356 Frigate & 3K55 Bastion
Russia strike syria Project 11356 Kalibr
On November 15, Russia`s Armed Forces have launched massive attacks against the terrorists in the Syrian provinces of Idlib and Homs. The military is intensively using several pieces of military hardware, including the Project 11435 'Admiral Kuznetsov' heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser (NATO reporting name: Kuznetsov-class) and the Project 11356 'Admiral Grigorovich' frigate (Krivak V/Grigorovich-class), the Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu said during a meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and defense industry being conducted by the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.

China declares first aircraft carrier Liaoning now "combat ready"
PLAN aircraft carrier Liaoning 1
A few days after welcoming the commander-in-chief of Russian naval forces to his home base, China's sole aircraft carrier Liaoning set sail for a new training mission. During this mission, still ongoing, the Liaoning's political commissar, Senior Captain Li Dongyou, said in an interview with Global Times newspaper that the ship is "constantly prepared to fight against enemies".

Russian Navy second project 23120 combat logistics ship floated in Petersburg
Project 23120 logistic ship Elbrus The Vsevolod Bobrov combat logistics ship became the second vessel of project 23120 to be floated by the Northern Shipyard in St. Petersburg, TASS correspondent reported. "We made a present to ourselves today by completing one of the construction stages of the Vsevolood Bobrov for the Russian Navy. I would like on behalf of the Northern Shipyard assure the customer that the vessel will be commissioned on time with excellent quality," said Director General of the shipyard Alexei Seleznev.

Video: Australia's First P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft Touches Down
1st RAAF P 8A Poseidon MPA Australia Australia’s newest maritime surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, has been welcomed into the Air Force. The P-8A Poseidon is a cutting edge maritime surveillance and anti-submarine aircraft which will dominate the skies around the nation’s coastline. It will greatly enhance Australia’s ability to keep our borders secure and guard our maritime approaches.

DCNS Installed the Panoramic Sensors & Intelligence Module (PSIM) Aboard its 1st Gowind Corvette
Egyptian Gowind 2500 corvette El Fateh 971 On October 28, French naval shipbuilding group DCNS installed a Panoramic Sensors and Intelligence Module (PSIM) on a vessel for the first time. This innovative mast designed and produced by DCNS integrates the SETIS combat management system as well as most sensors of the Gowind corvette. According to DCNS, the PSIM brings increased operational performance and better control of costs and lead times. This important milestone confirms DCNS capacity for innovation and operational agility.

Myanmar Navy Latest Corvette UMS Tabinshwehti Likely Operational
UMS Tabinshwehti Myanmar A rare picture surfaced showing Myanmar's navy latest surface combattant, UMS Tabinshwehti (hull number 773) fully completed. The vessel is named after the Burmese king Tabinshveti, who ruled in 1531 - 1550 years, the founder of the dynasty of Tonga. It was built at the Myanmar Navy Yard in Sinmalaike and launched in November 2014. It is likely operational and commissioned as of today.

Northrop Grumman to Provide C4ISR & Machinery Control Systems for USCG New OPC
USCG OPC ESG Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) for the design of C4ISR and machinery control systems (MCS) for the U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC). The U.S. Coast Guard plans to build as many as 25 OPCs to replace its fleet of medium endurance cutters.

MiG-29K fighter crashes near Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in Mediterranean - Russia`s MoD
Mig 29K crash Kuz Russia A Mikoyan MiG-29K (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum-D) shipborne multirole fighter jet has crashed during an attempt to land at the deck of the Project 11435 ‘Admiral Kuznetsov’ heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser (Kuznetsov-class) in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the press department of Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD).

German Navy to Get Five More K130 Braunschweig-class Corvettes
Germany approved the procurement of five additional Braunschweig-class (K130) Corvettes on Friday. This new procurement, worth about 1.5 Billion Euros is to answer new NATO requirements: NATO expects the German Navy (Marine) to provide a total of four corvettes at the highest readiness level for use in littoral operations from 2018. With the current five K130 class corvettes, the Marine can only provide two vessels.

Russian Navy to get its Seventh Upgraded Il-38N Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Il 38N antisubmarine aircraft ASW MPA Russia The flight tests of the seventh upgraded Ilyushin Il-38N (NATO reporting name: May) antisubmarine warfare (ASW) aircraft are drawing to an end at the airfield of the Gromov Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky (Moscow Region), according to sources on the Internet.

Airbus DS, Inc. Continues Providing TRS-4D AESA Radars to the Freedom Variant LCS
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced the completion of the first round of sea trials for the guided missile destroyer John Finn (DDG 113). The Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) ship, built at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, spent three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing the ship’s main propulsion system and other ship systems.
Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. is under contract with its affiliate, Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security GmbH, to provide TRS-4D naval radars for the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program through Freedom-variant LCS prime contractor, Lockheed Martin. A factory acceptance test was recently completed for the radar planned to go aboard LCS 21. This follows the already planned installations of TRS-4D aboard LCS 17 and LCS 19.

Zvyozdochka Shipyard Upgrading Russian Navy Project 971 Akula-class Submarines
The Northern Fleet’s K-157 Project 971 nuclear-powered submarine Vepr will join Russia’s Navy in 2016 after repairs, the Zvyozdochka Shipyard said in an annual report published on the Corporate Information Disclosure Center’s website.
The Zvyozdochka Shipyard has been upgrading the Project 971 Shchuka-B-class (NATO reporting name: Akula I-class) nuclear-powered attack submarines, according to its press office. The Leopard nuclear attack submarine’s arrival to Zvyozdochka for repair in 2011 marked the era of the repair and modernization of the Project 971 boats. Today, the Volk, another ship of the class, operated by the Northern Fleet...

Future USS John Finn (DDG 113) 1st Restart Arleigh Burke Destroyer Completes Acceptance Trials
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced the completion of the first round of sea trials for the guided missile destroyer John Finn (DDG 113). The Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) ship, built at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, spent three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing the ship’s main propulsion system and other ship systems.
The future USS John Finn (DDG 113) successfully completed acceptance trials and returned to Pascagoula, Miss. Nov. 3. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy later this year. During acceptance trials, the ship and its crew performed a series of demonstrations for review by the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)....

Russian Navy Marshal Ustinov Cruiser Undergoes Final Tests in White Sea
Marshal Ustinov cruiser The Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser of project 1164 is undergoing final test trials in the White Sea and will be handed over to the Northern fleet, spokesman of the fleet Captain 1st rank Vadim Serga told reporters. The press service of the Severodvinsk-based Zvezdochka Shipyard which modernized the cruiser earlier said the warship sailed out for seagoing tests on October 30. The Marshal Ustinov is scheduled to sail to its home port of call in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Intermarine Handed Over 3rd Katanpää class mine counter-measure vessel to the Finnish Navy
Katanpaa class mine counter measure vessel The third Katanpää class mine counter-measure vessel was handed over to the Finnish Navy in Italy. MHC (Mine Hunter Coastal) Vahterpää of the Katanpää class has now been handed over to the Finnish Navy. The vessel was formally handed over to the Commander of the Finnish Navy, Rear Admiral Veijo Taipalus,at the Intermarine Shipyard in La Spezia, Italy.

Russia's Almaz design bureau develops Project 23420 small antisubmarine warfare ship
Russia's Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau (member of United Shipbuilding Corporation OCK) unveiled the new Project 23420 small anti submarine warfare (ASW) ship. The vessel features a futuristic design with very sleek lines.
The Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau in northwest Russia has developed a small antisubmarine warfare ship for foreign customers, the Flotprom online media organization reported with reference to Head of the Design Bureau’s Marketing and Scientific and Technical Information Department Dmitry Tsygankov.

Shipyard in North Russia to lay down 8th Project 955 Borey-class Submarine on December 23
Borey Borei class ballistic missile nuclear submarine Yury Dolgoruky The eighth Project 955 Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine will be laid down at the Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk in north Russia on December 23, a source in the Russian defense and industrial sector told TASS. The submarine will be designated as Knyaz Pozharsky, the source added.

DCNS to deconstruct Redoutable-class ballistic-missile nuclear submarines
Redoutable class SSBN DCNS DCNS has just been awarded the contract for the deconstruction of the hulls of five first-generation Redoutable-class ballistic-missile nuclear submarines (SSBNs), based in Cherbourg, by the DGA (French Defence Procurement Agency). This contract will proceed in two steps.

ECA Group A9 AUV successfully demonstrates the efficency of its interferometric side-looking sonar
ECA Group A9 AUV SWARM The SWARMs project goals is to expand the use of underwater and surface vehicles in order to facilitate the conception, planning and execution of maritime and offshore operations and missions. During the early trials for this project, ECA Group successfully deployed the AUV A9-E equipped with interferometric side-looking sonar in a shallow water environment.

Delivery Date of 1st Project 22350 Frigate Admiral Gorshkov to Russian Navy Still Uncertain
The Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov is planned to be delivered to Russia’s Navy in November 2016, Chief of the Russian Armed Forces’ Armament Department Lieutenant-General Anatoly Gulyayev said on the single military hardware acceptance day.
The Project 22350 (NATO reporting name: Admiral Gorshkov-class) frigate family’s lead ship, the Admiral Gorshkov, has passed the official tests, but a decision on its delivery will be taken after a revision of all of its systems, according to a source in the defense industry.

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