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

Airbus Helicopters recognizes USCG for reaching 1.5 million flight hours in MH-65 Dolphins

Airbus Helicopters recognizes USCG for reaching 1.5 million flight hours in MH-65 Dolphins
 
USCG MH 65 Airbus Helicopters Inc. saluted the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday for its recent milestone achievement of reaching 1.5 million flight hours with the service’s fleet of MH-65 Dolphin patrol and search-and-rescue helicopters. From patrolling the skies over Lake Michigan to performing life-saving rescues in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard’s MH-65 Dolphin has become the most recognizable search and rescue aircraft in the world.
 

BRAHMOS Extended Range (ER) missile successfully test-fired

BRAHMOS Extended Range (ER) missile successfully test-fired
 
BRAHMOS Extended Range missile successfully test fired  As part of capability enhancement endeavour, a major milestone was achieved on 11th March 2017 when an enhanced version of the BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile with an Extended Range (ER) was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur at sea in Balasore, off the coast of Odisha.
 

Russian Navy to receive Project 667BDRM - Delta IV class SSBN Submarine K-114 Tula in Q4/2017

Russian Navy to receive Project 667BDRM - Delta IV class SSBN Submarine K-114 Tula in Q4/2017
 
Project 667BDRM Tula SSBN submarine The Project 667BDRM (NATO reporting name: Delta IV-class) Tula nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) was moved out of the covered slipway of the Zvyozdochka Shipyard on February 26, according to the press office of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).
 

Video: Rafael Fires Spike Missile from Protector Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Video: Rafael Fires Spike Missile from Protector Unmanned Surface Vehicle
 
Rafael Protector USV Spike missile test Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. recently completed the development of an additional mission module for its Protector Unmanned surface Vehicle (USV), in use by a number of naval fleets around the world, including the Israeli Navy.
 

Russia Navy to Receive 2 Project 22350 Gorshkov-class Frigates with Advanced AD Systems by 2021

Russia Navy to Receive 2 Project 22350 Gorshkov-class Frigates with Advanced AD Systems by 2021
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Project 22350 Admiral Kasatonov Frigate Russia 1
The Russian Navy will have received two Project 22350 (NATO reporting name: Admiral Gorshkov-class) frigates equipped with an advanced air defense missile and gun system featuring several types of surface-to-air missiles (SAM), including a long-range one, before year-end 2020, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during a teleconference call.
 

First of five new Royal Navy River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels named HMS FORTH

First of five new Royal Navy River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels named HMS FORTH
 
HMS Forth Royal Navy UK BAE Systems HMS FORTH, the first of the five new River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV), was officially named today during a ceremony at BAE Systems’ site at Scotstoun in Glasgow in this important year for the Royal Navy.
 

Russia to Upgrade and Overhaul Sole Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov by July

Russia to Upgrade and Overhaul Sole Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov by July
 
Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov dry dock The Zvyozdochka Shipyard in Severodvinsk in north Russia will start repairing and upgrading the heavy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in the first quarter of 2017, a source in Russia’s defense industry told TASS. The repair will last 2.5 years, the source added.
 

KONGSBERG, TKMS & Atlas Elektronik in teaming agreement for submarines

KONGSBERG, TKMS & Atlas Elektronik in teaming agreement for submarines
 
KONGSBERG TKMS Atlas Elektronik teaming agreement Submarine 1 The companies join resources and establish a joint venture company in Norway that will be the international strategic and exclusive supplier of combat systems for thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ submarines. On February 3rd 2017, the Norwegian Government announced that Germany was chosen as strategic partner for new submarines, and that Norway enters into negotiation with prime contractor thyssenkrupp Marine Systems.
 

DCNS Opens Office in Bogota, Pitches Gowind Corvette and Belh@rra Frigate to Colombia

DCNS Opens Office in Bogota, Pitches Gowind Corvette and Belh@rra Frigate to Colombia
 
DCNS Gowind Corvette Colombia Olivier Michel, DCNS Latin America Vice President, opened the new DCNS Representative Office in Bogota, Colombia, on Wednesday, March 8th, in the presence of His Excellency Ambassador of France in Colombia, Jean-Marc Laforêt. This inauguration will be followed by DCNS participation in Colombiamar, the Colombian Naval Defence Exhibition which will be held in Cartagena from 15th to 17th March.
 

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Develops Light & Field Repairable Transparent Armor

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Develops Light & Field Repairable Transparent Armor
 
NRL Multi Poly Polymer transparent armor Research chemists at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed and patented a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor to reduce weight, inherent in most bullet-resistant glass, while maintaining superior ballistic properties.
 

Russia’s Project 949A Oscar-II Submarines to be Modified for Kalibr Missile Systems

Russia’s Project 949A Oscar-II Submarines to be Modified for Kalibr Missile Systems
 
The Russian Navy is planning to upgrade only a part of operational Project 949A (Antey-class, NATO reporting name: Oscar II) nuclear-powered submarines armed with cruise missiles (SSGN), CEO of Russia’s Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering Igor Vilnit told TASS. Project 949A Antey nuclear-powered submarines will be rearmed with Kalibr missile systems after a profound upgrade at the Zvezda shipyard in the Russian Far East, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Tuesday.
 

Japan Coast Guard Ordered a 3rd Falcon 2000 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft from Dassault Aviation

Japan Coast Guard Ordered a 3rd Falcon 2000 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft from Dassault Aviation
 
National Security Cutter Kimball WMSL 756 French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation announced today during its annual results the order of a third Maritime Surveillance FALCON 2000 by the Japanese coast guards.
 

Video: US Navy Conducts 1st Hellfire Surface to Surface Missile Test from Freedom-class LCS

Video: US Navy Conducts 1st Hellfire Surface to Surface Missile Test from Freedom-class LCS
 
US Navy Hellfire SSM Test Freedom class LCS 2 The U.S. Navy conducted a successful structural test firing of the Surface to Surface Missile Module (SSMM) from Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Detroit (LCS 7) Feb. 28 off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia.
 

Russia to Launch Second Project 18280 Intelligence Ship Ivan Khurs in April

Russia to Launch Second Project 18280 Intelligence Ship Ivan Khurs in April
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Project 18280 intelligence ship Yury Ivanov AGI
The second Project 18280 (NATO reporting name: Yuriy Ivanov-class) vessel, the Ivan Khurs, is slated for launch in late April, according to the press office of the Severnaya Verf Shipyard.
 

Germany to Procure Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton UAS to Replace Cancelled Euro Hawk

Germany to Procure Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton UAS to Replace Cancelled Euro Hawk
 
MQ 4C Triton UAS US Navy According to Reuters citing ministry sources, Germany's defence ministry has decided to buy Northrop Grumman-built MQ-4C Triton unmanned air systems (UAS) to replace the RQ-4C-based Euro Hawk, which Berlin cancelled in May 2013. Sensors for the new aircraft are to be built by Airbus, as planned under the previous programme, the sources said. The number of planes to be procured has not been disclosed yet but Germany had planned to buy five Euro Hawk aircraft.
 

ADIK Shipyard to Deliver New Landing Ship Tank LST-class TCG Bayraktar to Turkish Navy

ADIK Shipyard to Deliver New Landing Ship Tank LST-class TCG Bayraktar to Turkish Navy
 
TCG Bayraktar LST Turkish Navy ADIK Anadolu Shipyard ADIK Shipyard will deliver the first ship of a new class of landing ships (LST), TCG Bayraktar, this month following successful trials. Navy Recognition learned this information from a company representative during NAVDEX 2017, the international naval defense exhibition held from 19th to 23rd February in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
 

HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding Christens National Security Cutter Kimball WMSL 756

HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding Christens National Security Cutter Kimball WMSL 756
 
National Security Cutter Kimball WMSL 756 Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the seventh Legend-class National Security Cutter, Kimball (WMSL 756), today in front of approximately 1,000 guests.
 

Russian Navy Received Four Repaired & Upgraded Priz-class Deep-Submergence Rescue Vehicles

Russian Navy Received Four Repaired & Upgraded Priz-class Deep-Submergence Rescue Vehicles
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Priz class Project 1855 rescue submarine Russia
The upgrade of four Project 1855 Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicles (DSRV) for the Russian Navy has been completed, according to Navy SAR Service Chief Damir Shaikhutdinov.
 

US Navy Ohio-class SSBN Test Launched Four Trident II D5 Ballistic Missiles

US Navy Ohio-class SSBN Test Launched Four Trident II D5 Ballistic Missiles
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Ohio class trident II D 5 ballistic missile
An Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine assigned to Submarine Group 9 completed a Follow-on Commander's Evaluation Test (FCET) Feb. 16, resulting in four successful test flights of Trident II D5 missiles. Designated FCET-53, the operation spanned a three-day period.
 

First Air Warfare Destroyer for Royal Australian Navy Successfully Completes Sea Acceptance Trials

First Air Warfare Destroyer for Royal Australian Navy Successfully Completes Sea Acceptance Trials
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RAN AWD Hobart successfully completes Sea Acceptance Trials 1
Today, the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance celebrated the successful completion of Sea Acceptance Trials by the first destroyer Hobart following 21 days at sea off the coast of South Australia. AWD Alliance General Manager Paul Evans remarked that sea trials were a significant achievement for the Air Warfare Destroyer project in proving the advanced platform and combat systems on-board the ship.
 

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