December 2014 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

Russia started Construction of Second Landing Ship Project 11711 "Pyotr Morgunov"
 
Yantar Shipyard based in Kaliningrad announced December 4th the start of construction work on the second Ivan Gren class Landing Ship (Project 11711) for the Russian Navy: The Pyotr Morgunov. According to a Yantar spokesman, the first ship of the class is due to be completed by the end of next year.
Yantar Shipyard based in Kaliningrad announced December 4th the start of construction work on the second Ivan Gren class Landing Ship (Project 11711) for the Russian Navy: The Pyotr Morgunov. According to a Yantar spokesman, the first ship of the class is due to be completed by the end of next year.
 

Indian Navy Selects Sikorsky’s S-70B SEAHAWK for Multi-role Helicopter Requirement
 
India’s Navy has selected Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. to fulfill the service’s Multi-Role Helicopter requirement for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare (ASW/ASuW), among other maritime roles. Negotiations will now begin to procure 16 S-70B SEAHAWK helicopters, with an option for eight additional aircraft, along with a complete logistics support and training program.
India’s Navy has selected Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. to fulfill the service’s Multi-Role Helicopter requirement for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare (ASW/ASuW), among other maritime roles. Negotiations will now begin to procure 16 S-70B SEAHAWK helicopters, with an option for eight additional aircraft, along with a complete logistics support and training program.
 

Infrared Search and Track for US Navy Super Hornets to enter Low-Rate Initial Production
 
The Navy’s infrared search and track (IRST) system received Milestone C acquisition approval Dec. 2, authorizing low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the sensor pod. Boeing and Lockheed Martin are developing and integrating IRST, an essential upgrade to the combat capability of the U.S. Navy’s Super Hornets.
The Navy’s infrared search and track (IRST) system received Milestone C acquisition approval Dec. 2, authorizing low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the sensor pod. Boeing and Lockheed Martin are developing and integrating IRST, an essential upgrade to the combat capability of the U.S. Navy’s Super Hornets.
 

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK ACTAS Towed Sonar System selected by Indian Navy for Frigates & Destroyers
 
ATLAS ELEKTRONIK and the Indian Ministry of Defense have signed a contract for the delivery of six active towed array sonar systems (ACTAS) for the Indian Navy. The total contract volume is approximately 40 million Euros. Delivery of the first system is planned for 2016.
ATLAS ELEKTRONIK and the Indian Ministry of Defense have signed a contract for the delivery of six active towed array sonar systems (ACTAS) for the Indian Navy. The total contract volume is approximately 40 million Euros. Delivery of the first system is planned for 2016.
 

RoC Navy tested its new Hsiung Feng III/HF-3 Anti-Ship Missile with several live launches
 
Taiwan's main weapons research and development unit released a video and several photos of the test launch of its Hsiung Feng III missile for the first time on December 2nd. The HF-3 missile is seen launched from a land based test platform as well as from a ROC Navy (Republic of China - Taiwan) Cheng Kung-class frigate.
Taiwan's main weapons research and development unit released a video and several photos of the test launch of its Hsiung Feng III missile for the first time on December 2nd. The HF-3 missile is seen launched from a land based test platform as well as from a ROC Navy (Republic of China - Taiwan) Cheng Kung-class frigate.
 

Norway MOD To Evaluate An Acquisition Of New Submarines To Replace The Existing Ula class
 
A project led by the Ministry of Defence has since 2007 studied Norway’s future submarine capability. Several options have been looked at in the process. The Government has now decided that the project will enter a definition phase and evaluate an acquisition of new submarines to replace the existing Ula class when it becomes obsolete.
A project led by the Ministry of Defence has since 2007 studied Norway’s future submarine capability. Several options have been looked at in the process. The Government has now decided that the project will enter a definition phase and evaluate an acquisition of new submarines to replace the existing Ula class when it becomes obsolete.
 

Kaman to Support the Upgrade of SH-2G Super Seasprite Helicopters ordered by Peruvian Navy
 
Kaman Corp. announced on November 20th that it has entered into a contract with General Dynamics Canada to remanufacture and upgrade four Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite aircraft and provide support for the operation of a fifth aircraft for the Peruvian Navy. The program value to Kaman is expected to exceed $40 million.
Kaman Corp. announced on November 20th that it has entered into a contract with General Dynamics Canada to remanufacture and upgrade four Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite aircraft and provide support for the operation of a fifth aircraft for the Peruvian Navy. The program value to Kaman is expected to exceed $40 million.
 

Hovercraft, Maritime Helicopters and Patrol Aircraft Delivered to Iranian Navy
 
According to Fars News Agency, an SRN6 hovercraft, an anti-surface AB212 helicopter, two ASW SH-3D helicopters and a Fokker F27 maritime patrol aircraft were delivered to the Iranian Navy on December 1st during a ceremony held in the presence of Iranian Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi in Bandar Abbas port city in Southern Iran. All these equipment were existing ones that went through an overhaul process. Future naval defense projects were also unveiled.
According to Fars News Agency, an SRN6 hovercraft, an anti-surface AB212 helicopter, two ASW SH-3D helicopters and a Fokker F27 maritime patrol aircraft were delivered to the Iranian Navy on December 1st during a ceremony held in the presence of Iranian Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi in Bandar Abbas port city in Southern Iran. All these equipment were existing ones that went through an overhaul process. Future naval defense projects were also unveiled.
 

U.S. Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific receives new Riverine Command Boats
 
Sailors assigned to Commander, Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific (CTF-75), Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 aided in off-loading two Riverine Command Boats (RCBs) from USNS Soderman (T-AKR 317) and transported to Naval Base Guam, Nov 24. The new boats will bring added versatility to CTF-75, increasing capabilities and readiness in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
Sailors assigned to Commander, Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific (CTF-75), Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 aided in off-loading two Riverine Command Boats (RCBs) from USNS Soderman (T-AKR 317) and transported to Naval Base Guam, Nov 24. The new boats will bring added versatility to CTF-75, increasing capabilities and readiness in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
 

New Corvette for Bangladesh Navy launched by China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation
 
A new corvette ordered by the Bangladesh Navy was delivered on November 30th at the China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Company (CSOC)'s Wuchang Shipyard in Wuhan, China. CSOC is part of the part of the State Shipbuilding Corporation, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC). The corvette nammed Shadhinota (meaning "Independent") with hull number F111 is based on the Chinese Navy Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao class).
A new corvette ordered by the Bangladesh Navy was launched on November 30th at the China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Company (CSOC)'s Wuchang Shipyard in Wuhan, China. CSOC is part of the part of the State Shipbuilding Corporation, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC). The corvette nammed Shadhinota (meaning "Independent") with hull number F111 is based on the Chinese Navy Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao class).
 

New Capabilities & New Customer for Rheinmetall MASS Ship Protection System
 
Rheinmetall continues to expand its range of ship protection products. The Düsseldorf-based system supplier has added to the capabilities of its tried-and-tested Multi Ammunition Softkill System, or MASS. Since space and weight always present a limiting factor on any platform, Rheinmetall has integrated an anti-torpedo capability into MASS. The current concept offers the possibility of launching up to four anti-torpedo decoys from a single MASS launcher.
Rheinmetall continues to expand its range of ship protection products. The Düsseldorf-based system supplier has added to the capabilities of its tried-and-tested Multi Ammunition Softkill System, or MASS. Since space and weight always present a limiting factor on any platform, Rheinmetall has integrated an anti-torpedo capability into MASS. The current concept offers the possibility of launching up to four anti-torpedo decoys from a single MASS launcher.
 

Russian Navy Borey-class nuclear missile submarine Alexander Nevsky Test-fired Bulava missile
 
Russia's second Borey-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, the Alexander Nevsky, successfully launched a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, Russia's Ministry of Defense said in a Friday statement. The test launch was made from the Barents Sea firing range Kura, located on the Kamchatka Peninsula, from an underwater position. The test completes this year's launch series.
Russia's second Borey-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, the Alexander Nevsky, successfully launched a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, Russia's Ministry of Defense said in a Friday statement. The test launch was made from the Barents Sea firing range Kura, located on the Kamchatka Peninsula, from an underwater position. The test completes this year's launch series.
 

Coalition Assigns French Navy ATL 2 Maritime Patrol Aircraft Broader Tasks over Iraq
 
On 21 November 2014, a French Navy Atlantique 2 (ATL2) Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) conducted its first SCAR-C (Strike and Reconnaissance Coordination - Coordinator) flight over Iraq. The ATL2 with its FCC-A (Forward Air Controller Airborne) was appointed commander of an Air Interdiction mission consisting in two patrols (US Air Froce and Danish Air Force F-16s). This capability was already proven in combat during Harmattan and Serval operations.
On 21 November 2014, a French Navy Atlantique 2 (ATL2) Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) conducted its first SCAR-C (Strike and Reconnaissance Coordination - Coordinator) flight over Iraq. The ATL2 with its FCC-A (Forward Air Controller Airborne) was appointed commander of an Air Interdiction mission consisting in two patrols (US Air Froce and Danish Air Force F-16s). This capability was already proven in combat during Harmattan and Serval operations.
 

Louisiana based Boat Manufacturer Metal Shark Announces Partnership with Damen Shipyards
 
Boat manufacturer Metal Shark has reached an agreement with Damen Shipyards to market Damen designs, which the company will construct at its Franklin, Louisiana shipyard. “We are proud to offer globally proven Damen designs as we expand our footprint in new markets,” said Metal Shark president Chris Allard.
Boat manufacturer Metal Shark has reached an agreement with Damen Shipyards to market Damen designs, which the company will construct at its Franklin, Louisiana shipyard. “We are proud to offer globally proven Damen designs as we expand our footprint in new markets,” said Metal Shark president Chris Allard.
 

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