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September 2011 Naval Defense Industry and Military Navy News
 
 

Russian aircraft carrier "Adm. Kuznetsov" to deploy for exercises in Mediterranean Sea

Russian aircraft carrier "Adm. Kuznetsov" to deploy for exercises in Mediterranean Sea
 
Russia is sending its northern fleet led by the country's only aircraft carrier, the "Admiral Kuznetsov," to the Mediterranean Sea for exercises, daily Hürriyet reported on its website Thursday.

Russia is sending its northern fleet led by the country's only aircraft carrier, the "Admiral Kuznetsov," to the Mediterranean Sea for exercises, daily Hürriyet reported on its website Thursday.
The Kuznetsov will sail the waters in the Barents Sea for a week and carry out drills there first, the report said.

 

Indian Navy Boeing P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft completes first flight

Indian Navy Boeing P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft completes first flight
 
The first P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy completed its initial flight on September 28, taking off from Renton Field at 12:02 p.m. Pacific time and landing two hours and 31 minutes later at Boeing Field in Seattle.

The first P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy completed its initial flight on September 28, taking off from Renton Field at 12:02 p.m. Pacific time and landing two hours and 31 minutes later at Boeing Field in Seattle.

 

Benin, Nigeria launch joint patrols to stop piracy surge

Benin, Nigeria launch joint patrols to stop piracy surge
 
COTONOU — Benin and Nigeria launched joint sea patrols Wednesday to tackle a surge in piracy that has raised alarm in the shipping industry, with attacks seeing crews held hostage and fuel stolen. About 100 military members from the two West African countries at the naval base in the Benin economic capital Cotonou embarked on three patrol boats and four fast-attack craft from the Nigerian army for the patrols.

COTONOU — Benin and Nigeria launched joint sea patrols Wednesday to tackle a surge in piracy that has raised alarm in the shipping industry, with attacks seeing crews held hostage and fuel stolen. About 100 military members from the two West African countries at the naval base in the Benin economic capital Cotonou embarked on three patrol boats and four fast-attack craft from the Nigerian army for the patrols.

 

Commander: Iran Plans to Build Aircraft Carriers

Commander: Iran Plans to Build Aircraft Carriers
 
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Navy plans to start designing and building heavy vessels such as aircraft carriers, a senior Iranian Navy commander announced on Wednesday.

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Navy plans to start designing and building heavy vessels such as aircraft carriers, a senior Iranian Navy commander announced on Wednesday.

 

Suffren SSN, first of Baracuda class will begin sea trials in spring 2016

Suffren SSN, first of Baracuda class will begin sea trials in spring 2016
 
Suffren, first of the new Baracuda class of nuclear powered submarine, will begin its sea trials in the spring of 2016 for delivery to the French Navy in 2017. Assembled in the arsenal of DCNS Cherbourg, the 99.5 meters hull is almost finished, but there is still over four years of work to complete the first ship.

Suffren, first of the new Barracuda class of nuclear powered submarine, will begin its sea trials in the spring of 2016 for delivery to the French Navy in 2017. Assembled in the arsenal of DCNS Cherbourg, the 99.5 meters hull is almost finished, but there is still over four years of work to complete the first ship.

 

US Navy orders more Destroyers

US Navy orders more Destroyers
 
The restart of the U.S. Navy's DDG 51 Arleigh Burke destroyer building program swung in to a higher gear Sept. 26 with the award of two construction contracts and an option for a third.

The restart of the U.S. Navy's DDG 51 Arleigh Burke destroyer building program swung in to a higher gear Sept. 26 with the award of two construction contracts and an option for a third.

 

Iran planning to send vessels near US coastlines

Iran planning to send vessels near US coastlines
 
Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that the country plans to move vessels into the Atlantic Ocean to start a naval buildup "near maritime borders of the United States"

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that the country plans to move vessels into the Atlantic Ocean to start a naval buildup "near maritime borders of the United States"

 

French Navy ATL2 flying Libyan reconnaissance missions over Libya

French Navy ATL2 flying Libyan reconnaissance missions over Libya
 
Since July 27, 2011, French Navy Atlantique 2 joined the air detachment of Suda (Crete) as part of Operation Harmattan. Usually deployed for anti-submarine warfare and anti-ship missions, the maritime patrol aircraft proves to be a valuable asset by conducting reconnaissance missions over the Libyan territory.

Since July 27, 2011, French Navy Atlantique 2 joined the air detachment of Suda (Crete) as part of Operation Harmattan. Usually deployed for anti-submarine warfare and anti-ship missions, the maritime patrol aircraft proves to be a valuable asset by conducting reconnaissance missions over the Libyan territory.

 

Qatari Emiri Navy selects MBDA's MM40 Blk III antiship missile

Qatari Emiri Navy selects MBDA's MM40 Blk III antiship missile
 
The Qatari Emiri Navy will procure a batch of Exocet MM40 Block 3 missiles to equip its fleet of four Vita class Patrol Boats, missile developer MBDA has said.

The Qatari Emiri Navy will procure a batch of Exocet MM40 Block 3 missiles to equip its fleet of four Vita class Patrol Boats, missile developer MBDA has said.

 

Iranian Destroyer's New Radar System Under Test

Iranian Destroyer's New Radar System Under Test
 
Triple tests are underway on a highly advanced radar system which Iran announced last week would be mounted on its Jamaran destroyer, and senior Iranian Navy officials announced that other Iranian vessels will also be equipped with the same radar system in the near future.

Triple tests are underway on a highly advanced radar system which Iran announced last week would be mounted on its Jamaran destroyer, and senior Iranian Navy officials announced that other Iranian vessels will also be equipped with the same radar system in the near future.

 

Sagem to modernize navigation system on South Korea's KSS-1 submarines

Sagem to modernize navigation system on South Korea's KSS-1 submarines
 
After a hard-fought international competition, Sagem (Safran group) was chosen by

After a hard-fought international competition, Sagem (Safran group) was chosen by
the South Korean Defense Ministry's Defense Acquisition Program Administration
(DAPA) to modernize the navigation system on the navy's KSS-1 class Chang Bogo
submarines. Each KSS-1 will be fitted with two Sigma 40XP inertial navigation
systems, integrated in the ship's combat system.

 

German Navy receives new anti-ship missile

German Navy receives new anti-ship missile
 
The official roll-out of the RBS15 Mk3 heavy anti-ship missile for the German Navy took place at a ceremony of the Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement. High-ranking representatives of the Federal Ministry of Defence, the Federal Office of Technology and Procurement, the German Navy as well as the industrial partners Diehl Defence and Saab Dynamics participated in the event at the naval base Kiel on September 22, 2011.

The official roll-out of the RBS15 Mk3 heavy anti-ship missile for the German Navy took place at a ceremony of the Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement. High-ranking representatives of the Federal Ministry of Defence, the Federal Office of Technology and Procurement, the German Navy as well as the industrial partners Diehl Defence and Saab Dynamics participated in the event at the naval base Kiel on September 22, 2011.

 

Launching ceremony in China for the first fast attack missile vessel AZMAT for Pakistan Navy 2409111

Launching ceremony in China for the first fast attack missile vessel AZMAT for Pakistan Navy
 
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir was the Chief Guest at the launching ceremony of the 1st Fast Attack Craft (Missile) vessel being built for Pakistan Navy here at Xingang Shipyard, Tianjin, China.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir was the Chief Guest at the launching ceremony of the 1st Fast Attack Craft (Missile) vessel being built for Pakistan Navy here at Xingang Shipyard, Tianjin, China.

 

United States Navy successfully conducts Zumwalt class destroyer DDG 1000 rockets round testing 2309111

United States Navy successfully conducts Zumwalt class destroyer DDG 1000 rockets round testing
 
The long range land attack projectile (LRLAP), designed for the DDG 1000 Advanced Gun System, successfully completed two live-fire tests at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the Navy announced Sept. 22..

The long range land attack projectile (LRLAP), designed for the DDG 1000 Advanced Gun System, successfully completed two live-fire tests at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the Navy announced Sept. 22..

 

Official start of the assembly of first of the two British vessels Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers 2209111

Official start of the assembly of first of the two British vessels Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers
 
Preparations for the assembly of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers got off to a flying start today as Goliath, one of Europe's largest cranes, swung into action under the watchful eye of Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Peter Luff.

Preparations for the assembly of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers got off to a flying start today as Goliath, one of Europe's largest cranes, swung into action under the watchful eye of Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Peter Luff.

 

Malaysia orders French Offshore Patrol Vessels

Malaysia orders French Offshore Patrol Vessels
 
French naval shipbuilder DCNS and Malaysian Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS), announced that they have received a contract to build patrol vessels worth RM10 billion, according to a former law minister.

French naval shipbuilder DCNS and Malaysian Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS), announced that they have received a contract to build patrol vessels worth RM10 billion, according to a former law minister.

 

Taiwan planning to build its own submarines

Taiwan planning to build its own submarines
 
Taiwan is studying the feasibility of building diesel-electric submarines itself after the United States shelved its procurement request for many years, a local newspaper reported Monday.

Taiwan is studying the feasibility of building diesel-electric submarines itself after the United States shelved its procurement request for many years, a local newspaper reported Monday.
The United Daily News cited unidentified military sources as saying that research on submarine building has been launched and that the military is trying to acquire production know-how from abroad.

 

French Navy Flotille 11F switches to Rafale M

French Navy Flotille 11F switches to Rafale M
 
The French Navy Flotille 11F has officially switched from the Super Etendard to the Rafale M. This second Rafale M unit should be operational next summer. Capitaine de Fregate Bertrand Lepoutre is the new commander of the 11F.

The French Navy Flotille 11F has officially switched from the Super Etendard to the Rafale M. This second Rafale M unit should be operational next summer. Capitaine de Fregate Bertrand Lepoutre is the new commander of the 11F.

 

Navy's newest Astute Class submarine named

Navy's newest Astute Class submarine named
 
HMS Anson is the fifth in her class, and is being named after Admiral of the Fleet George Anson (1697-1762) who is noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War.

HMS Anson is the fifth in her class, and is being named after Admiral of the Fleet George Anson (1697-1762) who is noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War.

 

NK submarine exercises in Yellow Sea becoming more frequent

NK submarine exercises in Yellow Sea becoming more frequent
 
North Korea has stepped up its submarine drills this year, but the South Korean Navy hasn't been able to detect the vessels, an opposition lawmaker claimed Monday. Shin Hak-yong, a member of the main opposition Democratic Party who serves on the parliamentary committee on national defense, said there were 50 North Korean submarine drills in the Yellow Sea through the end of August this year, up from 28 drills over the first eight months of 2010.

North Korea has stepped up its submarine drills this year, but the South Korean Navy hasn't been able to detect the vessels, an opposition lawmaker claimed Monday. Shin Hak-yong, a member of the main opposition Democratic Party who serves on the parliamentary committee on national defense, said there were 50 North Korean submarine drills in the Yellow Sea through the end of August this year, up from 28 drills over the first eight months of 2010.

 

Japan to Build New Helicopter Carrier

Japan to Build New Helicopter Carrier
 
Japan plans to build a 19,500-ton aircraft carrier capable of housing helicopters after China launched its first own aircraft carrier, Chinese media reported on Wednesday. Japan already has two helicopter carriers -- the Hyuga deployed in March 2009 and the Ise deployed in March 2011 -- but the planned new vessel will be bigger.

Japan plans to build a 19,500-ton aircraft carrier capable of housing helicopters after China launched its first own aircraft carrier, Chinese media reported on Wednesday. Japan already has two helicopter carriers -- the Hyuga deployed in March 2009 and the Ise deployed in March 2011 -- but the planned new vessel will be bigger.

 

DCNS launches Morocco’s FREMM frigate

DCNS launches Morocco’s FREMM frigate
 
French shipbuilder DCNS has launched Morocco’s first and only FREMM frigate. The FREMM vessel will be delivered in 2013.The launch took place at DCNS’s Lorient shipyard yesterday in the presence of senior Moroccan and French officials, including Admiral Laghmari, Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Navy, Admiral Verwaerde of the French Navy and Patrick Boissier, Chairman & CEO of DCNS.

French shipbuilder DCNS has launched Morocco’s first and only FREMM frigate. The FREMM vessel will be delivered in 2013.The launch took place at DCNS’s Lorient shipyard yesterday in the presence of senior Moroccan and French officials, including Admiral Laghmari, Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Navy, Admiral Verwaerde of the French Navy and Patrick Boissier, Chairman & CEO of DCNS.

 

General Dynamics Awarded $1.8 Billion for Construction of Two Zumwalt-class DDG-1000 Destroyer 1701111

General Dynamics Awarded $1.8 Billion for Construction of Two Zumwalt-class DDG-1000 Destroyer
 
The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $1.8 billion contract for the construction of DDG 1001 and DDG 1002, the next two ships in the Zumwalt-class program. DDG 1001 is scheduled to be delivered in December 2015 and DDG 1002 is scheduled to be delivered in February 2018.

The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $1.8 billion contract for the construction of DDG 1001 and DDG 1002, the next two ships in the Zumwalt-class program. DDG 1001 is scheduled to be delivered in December 2015 and DDG 1002 is scheduled to be delivered in February 2018.

 

London Calling for HMS Dauntless

London Calling for HMS Dauntless
 
HMS Dauntless has today become the first of the Royal Navy’s new Type 45 Destroyers to visit the capital as she sailed up the Thames to dock outside the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands, which is hosting the Defence and Security Equipment International (DESi) event next week.

HMS Dauntless has today become the first of the Royal Navy’s new Type 45 Destroyers to visit the capital as she sailed up the Thames to dock outside the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands, which is hosting the Defence and Security Equipment International (DESi) event next week.

 

Russian Navy conducts Sea Operations for Ka-52 Helicopters

Russian Navy conducts Sea Operations for Ka-52 Helicopters
 
The Russian Navy is conducting trials to clear the Ka-52 for shipborne operations. Several Ka-52 helicopters will be procured in the near future by Russian Navy in order to place them on the future Mistral class vessels.

The Russian Navy is conducting trials to clear the Ka-52 for shipborne operations. Several Ka-52 helicopters will be procured in the near future by Russian Navy in order to place them on the future Mistral class vessels.

 

Second Holland Class Patrol Vessel for the Royal Netherlands Navy Begins Sea Acceptance Trials 0309111

Second Holland Class Patrol Vessel for the Royal Netherlands Navy Begins Sea Acceptance Trials
 
On Wednesday 31 August, the second of four Holland Class Oceangoing Patrol Vessels, "Zeeland" built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for the Royal Netherlands Navy, left Vlissingen, The Netherlands, for her sea acceptance trials (SAT).

On Wednesday 31 August, the second of four Holland Class Oceangoing Patrol Vessels, "Zeeland" built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for the Royal Netherlands Navy, left Vlissingen, The Netherlands, for her sea acceptance trials (SAT).

 

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