May 2017 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security
 
 

Russian Design Bureau Offers Project 22800E Corvette with Western Systems
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Russian Design Bureau Offers Project 22800E Corvette with Western Systems
Russia’s Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau has offered foreign customers a version of the Project 22800E corvette with Italy’s OTO Melara 76mm gun, MTU diesel engines and Thales radio technical equipment, the design bureau’s press office told the Flotprom online media organization.
 

UDT 2017: OSI Maritime Systems Showcasing its ECPINS
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UDT 2017: OSI Maritime Systems Showcasing its ECPINS
OSI Maritime Systems is showcasing its ECPINS ECDIS and TDNS at the Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) 2017 exhibition currently held in Bremen, Germany. Over 20 years of engineering expertise in military electronic navigation has solidified OSI’s position as the world leader in the production of Warship and Submarine Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS) – a proven accomplishment with 20 NATO and Allied Navies operating OSI solutions aboard more than 600 platforms, including nine classes of submarines.
 

UDT 2017: JFD Showcasing its Torpedo SEAL Swimmer Delivery Vehicle
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UDT 2017: JFD Showcasing its Torpedo SEAL Swimmer Delivery Vehicle
British company JDF is showcasing its Torpedo SEAL swimmer delivery vehicle (SDV) at the Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) Conference in Bremen, Germany. Torpedo SEAL is controlled by a single pilot and is able to accommodate an additional passenger, plus equipment.
 

UDT 2017: Saab Rolls Out its MCMV 80 Mine Counter Measure Vessel Design
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UDT 2017: Saab Rolls Out its MCMV 80 Scale Model
Defence and security company Saab unveiled today a scale model of its new MCMV 80 vessel at the Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) 2017 exhibition currently held in Bremen, Germany. According to Saab, the "mine counter measure vessel 80" is a next generation MCM vessel featuring operational flexibility and adaptable configuration, designed to meet current and future challenges.
 

UDT 2017: Saab Unveils its New Lightweight Torpedo
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UDT 2017: Saab Unveils its New Lightweight Torpedo
Defence and security company Saab rolled out its New Lightweight Torpedo at the Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) 2017 exhibition currently held in Bremen, Germany. It is the first time Saab demonstrates the system, ordered by the Swedish Defence Material Administration in 2016, to the global defence market.
 

UDT 2017: KONGSBERG Highlights Compact Acoustic Solutions and AUVs
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UDT 2017: KONGSBERG Highlights Compact Acoustic Solutions and AUVs
A core focus for UDT 2017 is compact sonars for Littorals. The KONGSBERG product portfolio consists of several solutions for this purpose, suitable for installation on a wide variety of Littoral platforms including Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and AUVs, in addition to other small remote operated platforms.
 

UDT 2017: DCNS Showcasing its F21, MU90 Torpedoes and CANTO Decoy
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UDT 2017: DCNS Showcasing its F21, MU90 Torpedoes and CANTO Decoy
DCNS is exhibiting at the Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) Conference in Bremen, Germany. The French company is showcasing the F21 heavyweight torpedo, the MU90 lightweight torpedo and its CANTO torpedo countermeasures.
 

Russian MoD: First LHD Amphibious Assault Ship to be Built in Russia by 2022
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Russian MoD: First LHD Amphibious Assault Ship to be Built in Russia by 2022
The Russian Ministry of Defense informed that the first domestic general purpose landing ship will be built in 2022, while a new high-speed military helicopter will have to make its first flight by 2025. The performance requirements for the helicopter have already been determined, and now the project details are being specified in conjunction with the Russian Helicopters Company. As early as 1980, Chiefs of the General Staff, led by Deputy Chief of the Navy Admiral Nikolai Amelko, appealed to the country's leadership for the construction of domestic helicopter carriers, the online newspaper Gazeta.ru writes.
 

Metal Shark Delivers Patrol Boats to the Vietnam Coast Guard
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Metal Shark Delivers Patrol Boats to the Vietnam Coast Guard
Six new military patrol boats built by Louisiana, USA-based shipbuilder Metal Shark have been delivered to the Vietnam Coast Guard. The welded-aluminum Metal Shark 45-foot Defiant pilothouse patrol vessels were provided to Vietnam by the United States in a historic move that underscores the increased security cooperation between the two nations. The vessels were officially handed over by US Ambassador Ted Osius to the Vietnam Coast Guard on Monday in the province of Quang Nam.
 

Fourth & Final German Navy F125-class Frigate Rheinland-Pfalz Christened in Hamburg
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Fourth & Final Germany Navy F125-class Frigate Rheinland-Pfalz Christened in Hamburg
The fourth and final 125 class frigate (F125) for the German Navy was christened “Rheinland-Pfalz” today at the Hamburg site of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. Following the christening of the first three frigates “Baden-Württemberg”, “Nordrhein-Westfalen” and “Sachsen-Anhalt” this is a further important step toward completing the F125 shipbuilding program...
 

Austal Delivers Second Cape-class Patrol Boat to Royal Australian Navy
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Austal Delivers Second Cape-class Patrol Boat to Royal Australian Navy
Austal is pleased to advise that it has delivered Cape Inscription, the second Cape-class Patrol Boat for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Inscription is the tenth Cape-class designed and constructed by Austal. Cape Inscription joins Cape Fourcroy, which was delivered to the Navy in April 2017 and a further 8 Capes delivered to the Australian Border Force between 2013 and 2015.
 

US Navy Future Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials
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US Navy Future Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials
The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully completed acceptance trials conducted by the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) in the Atlantic Ocean May 24-26 and is in final preparations for delivery. Acceptance trials are primarily aimed at demonstrating to INSURV the ability of the ship's crew to conduct operations at sea, and that the ship is constructed in accordance with contract specifications.
 

HII Delivers Block III Virginia-Class Submarine Washington - SSN 787 - to the US Navy
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Future Independence-class LCS USS Omaha Completes Acceptance Trials
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division has delivered the submarine Washington (SSN 787) to the U.S. Navy after successfully completing its final round of sea trials. The boat earned the highest Figure of Merit score to date on any new construction Virginia-class submarine.
 

Future Independence-class LCS USS Omaha Completes Acceptance Trials
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Future Independence-class LCS USS Omaha Completes Acceptance Trials
Austal Limited (Austal) is pleased to announce that the Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship 12 (LCS 12), the future USS Omaha, has successfully completed United States Navy (USN) acceptance trials. Omaha is the 6th Independence variant LCS to be designed and built by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama under a current contract with the USN for 11 LCS vessels, valued at over US$3.5 billion.
 

Albanian Naval Force to Fit Nexter's Narwhal RWS on its Damen Stan 4207 Patrol Vessels
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Albanian Naval Force to Fit Nexter's Narwhal RWS on its Damen Stan 4207 Patrol Vessels
Nexter, a KNDS (KMW+NEXTER Defense Systems) company, has signed a contract with the Albanian Navy to supply remotely operated 20mm NARWHAL® naval turrets. Albania has been a member of NATO since 2009 and will be the fourth country to equip its navy with NARWHAL® turrets, which already provide short-range self-defence to French and Egyptian FREMM frigates, French Mistral class vessels and Lebanese navy patrol boats. It will be also fitted to the French Navy's patrol boats (Guyanese PLG light patrol craft) and on the HORIZON class frigates.
 

Saudi Arabia Procures Four MMSC based on Lockheed Martin's Freedom LCS
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Saudi Arabia Procures Four MMSC based on Lockheed Martin's Freedom LCS
On May 22nd, the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) took major steps to enhance global security and stimulate economic progress in the United States and the Middle East. KSA has expressed its intent to procure more than $28 billion worth of Lockheed Martin integrated air and missile defense, combat ship, tactical aircraft and rotary wing technologies and programs. The agreement includes four Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) based on the Freedom-class LCS Lockheed Martin’s industry team is building for the U.S. Navy.
 

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