March 2014 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

Brazil planning to build an Aircraft Carrier with a foreign partner
 
According to Bloomberg citing Brazil Defense Minister Celso Amorim, the country plans to build an aircraft carrier with a foreign partner as part of an effort to enhance the military readiness of the Marinha do Brasil (Brazilian Navy).
According to Bloomberg citing Brazil Defense Minister Celso Amorim, the country plans to build an aircraft carrier with a foreign partner as part of an effort to enhance the military readiness of the Marinha do Brasil (Brazilian Navy).
 

U.S. Navy announces Fiscal Year 2014 Littoral Combat Ship Contract Awards
 
Today, contract modifications were issued to Lockheed Martin Corporation and Austal USA under their respective Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) block buy contracts to add funding for construction of two fiscal year 2014 Littoral Combat Ships each.
Today, contract modifications were issued to Lockheed Martin Corporation and Austal USA under their respective Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) block buy contracts to add funding for construction of two fiscal year 2014 Littoral Combat Ships each.

 

Indian Navy Commissions third Saryu class Offshore Patrol Vessel INS “SUMEDHA”
 
The maritime security of India got a significant boost today with the induction of state-of-the-art new generation Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV), INS ‘SUMEDHA’, indigenously designed in-house and built by Goa Shipyard Limited. The Vessel was formally commissioned into the Indian Navy by VAdm Anil Chopra, PVSM, AVSM, FO C-IN-C East on 7th March 2014 at an impressive ceremony held at the Goa Shipyard Ltd.
The maritime security of India got a significant boost today with the induction of state-of-the-art new generation Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV), INS ‘SUMEDHA’, indigenously designed in-house and built by Goa Shipyard Limited. The Vessel was formally commissioned into the Indian Navy by VAdm Anil Chopra, PVSM, AVSM, FO C-IN-C East on 7th March 2014 at an impressive ceremony held at the Goa Shipyard Ltd.
 

Iran to Unveil New Home-Made Fateh 500 tons Submarine Soon
 
According to Fars News quoting Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Iran's new home-made submarine, Fateh, will be unveiled in the next few months. “Following the construction of Qadir (class) submarine by the Iranian Navy experts, Fateh submarine will be unveiled early next (Iranian) year (to start on March 20),” Sayyari said in the Southern city of Bushehr on Sunday.
According to Fars News quoting Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Iran's new home-made submarine, Fateh, will be unveiled in the next few months. “Following the construction of Qadir (class) submarine by the Iranian Navy experts, Fateh submarine will be unveiled early next (Iranian) year (to start on March 20),” Sayyari said in the Southern city of Bushehr on Sunday.
 

USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Greece, close to Black Sea
 
More than 5,000 Sailors serving in the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWB CSG) arrived in Piraeus, Greece on March 4. This visit to Greece was planned but the GHWB CSG is now as close as possible to the Black Sea where there are ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
More than 5,000 Sailors serving in the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWB CSG) arrived in Piraeus, Greece on March 4. This visit to Greece was planned but the GHWB CSG is now as close as possible to the Black Sea where there are ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
 

Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Demonstrator Completes 1st Flight
 
Boeing’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) demonstrator recently completed its first flight to verify airworthiness, an important milestone toward providing a low-risk and cost-effective maritime surveillance solution designed for search and rescue, anti-piracy patrols and coastal and border security.
Boeing’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) demonstrator recently completed its first flight to verify airworthiness, an important milestone toward providing a low-risk and cost-effective maritime surveillance solution designed for search and rescue, anti-piracy patrols and coastal and border security.
 

Egyptian Navy would be about to order 4 to 6 Gowind Combat Corvettes from DCNS
 
According to French financial newspaper La Tribune, the Egyptian Navy is about to order 2 Gowind class corvettes plus two in option. The corvettes selected by Egypt would be of the "Combat" type as the vessels are set to be fitted by MBDA's VL Mica surface to air and Exocet anti-ship missiles. The Royal Malaysian Navy already selected the Gowind Combat and will get 6 vessels of the type starting around 2020.
According to French financial newspaper La Tribune, the Egyptian Navy is about to order 4 Gowind class corvettes plus two in option. The corvettes selected by Egypt would be of the "Combat" type as the vessels are set to be fitted by MBDA's VL Mica surface to air and Exocet anti-ship missiles. The Royal Malaysian Navy already selected the Gowind Combat and will get 6 vessels of the type starting around 2020.
 

Camberra, Royal Australian Navy new Landing Helicopter Dock starts sea trials
 
NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, sailed yesterday for the first time under her own propulsion as part of the sea trials and testing program. Canberra departed the BAE Systems dockyard at Williamstown where the ship will undergo a series of tests to prove systems and equipment prior to being handed over to Navy.
NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, sailed yesterday for the first time under her own propulsion as part of the sea trials and testing program. Canberra departed the BAE Systems dockyard at Williamstown where the ship will undergo a series of tests to prove systems and equipment prior to being handed over to Navy.
 

Italian Navy Receives its Third FREMM Frigate “Carlo Margottini”
 
Today, two months after the final acceptance of the FoC ASW Virginio Fasan, the Italian Navy has enlarged the existing fleet with the third FREMM Frigate, Carlo MARGOTTINI. The ceremony was held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia (Italy). The FREMM Margottini is in Anti Submarine Warfare configuration as well as Fasan.
Today, two months after the final acceptance of the FoC ASW Virginio Fasan, the Italian Navy has enlarged the existing fleet with the third FREMM Frigate, Carlo MARGOTTINI. The ceremony was held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia (Italy). The FREMM Margottini is in Anti Submarine Warfare configuration as well as Fasan.
 

Second made in Ukraine Zubr class LCAC for Chinese Navy rushed for delivery following crisis
 
According to eyewitnesses and pictures, on March 1st, 2014 in Feodosiya, Crimea, the second Zubr (project 1232.2) amphibious hovercraft for the Chinese Navy (PLAN) was rushed on its way to China ahead of schedule (before all trials were conducted). The obivous reason of this sudden move was to avoid any damage to the vessel in case the situation in Crimea deteriorated.
According to eyewitnesses and pictures, on March 1st, 2014 in Feodosiya, Crimea, the second Zubr (project 1232.2) amphibious hovercraft for the Chinese Navy (PLAN) was rushed on its way to China ahead of schedule (before all trials were conducted). The obivous reason of this sudden move was to avoid any damage to the vessel in case the situation in Crimea deteriorated.
 

USS Somerset (LPD 25) amphibious transport dock Commissioned in Philadelphia
 
USS Somerset (LPD 25), the Navy's newest amphibious transport dock ship, commissioned during a formal ceremony at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, March 1. USS Somerset represents the heroic actions of the 40 crew and passengers of United Flight 93, honoring their collective sacrifice and the tremendous courage displayed in the face of overwhelming adversity. Had it not been for their brave actions, the terrorists would have likely reached their intended target and countless more lives may have been lost.
USS Somerset (LPD 25), the Navy's newest amphibious transport dock ship, commissioned during a formal ceremony at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, March 1. USS Somerset represents the heroic actions of the 40 crew and passengers of United Flight 93, honoring their collective sacrifice and the tremendous courage displayed in the face of overwhelming adversity. Had it not been for their brave actions, the terrorists would have likely reached their intended target and countless more lives may have been lost.
 

Design of future Damen SIGMA 9814 Corvettes for Vietnamese Navy revealed
 
During Vietship 2014 Nava Exhibition in Vietnam, Dutch shipyard Damen unveiled for the first time the design of the Sigma 9814 Corvette ordered by Vietnam. It was announced in October 2011 that Damen shipyard in Vlissingen, Netherlands will build four Sigma corvettes for the Vietnamese Navy. The first two ships will be built in Vlissingen (Netherlands), and the last two (options) will be built in Vietnam, under Dutch supervision.
During Vietship 2014 Nava Exhibition in Vietnam, Dutch shipyard Damen unveiled for the first time the design of the Sigma 9814 Corvette ordered by Vietnam. It was announced in October 2011 that Damen shipyard in Vlissingen, Netherlands will build four Sigma corvettes for the Vietnamese Navy. The first two ships will be built in Vlissingen (Netherlands), and the last two (options) will be built in Vietnam, under Dutch supervision.
 

Raytheon, U.S. Navy test Tomahawk Block IV's latest communications upgrades
 
Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy have successfully tested communications advancements to the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile. During a Feb. 19 flight test, a Raytheon-built Tomahawk Block IV missile, launched from the USS Sterett, flew a preprogrammed route while receiving updates from a simulated maritime operations center and from advanced off-board sensors updating the missile's target location. Throughout the flight, the missile maintained communications with all the command and control assets and provided updates on its location before hitting the target.
Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy have successfully tested communications advancements to the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile. During a Feb. 19 flight test, a Raytheon-built Tomahawk Block IV missile, launched from the USS Sterett, flew a preprogrammed route while receiving updates from a simulated maritime operations center and from advanced off-board sensors updating the missile's target location.
 

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