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July 2013 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

U.S. Navy's P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft passes Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

U.S. Navy's P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft passes Initial Operational Test and Evaluation
 
After an extensive testing period, the U.S. Navy announced July 1 in an Initial Operational Test and Evaluation report that its new patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, P-8A Poseidon, was found “operationally effective, operationally suitable, and ready for fleet introduction.”
After an extensive testing period, the U.S. Navy announced July 1 in an Initial Operational Test and Evaluation report that its new patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, P-8A Poseidon, was found “operationally effective, operationally suitable, and ready for fleet introduction.”
 

Estonian Defence Forces sign new Thales naval support contract

Estonian Defence Forces sign new Thales naval support contract
 
Thales UK has signed a contract with the Estonian Defence Forces to provide an additional four years of technical support and maintenance to two former Royal Navy (RN) mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs) now serving with the Estonian fleet.
Thales UK has signed a contract with the Estonian Defence Forces to provide an additional four years of technical support and maintenance to two former Royal Navy (RN) mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs) now serving with the Estonian fleet.
 

DCNS pursues sea trials with FREMM frigate for Royal Moroccan Navy

DCNS pursues sea trials with FREMM frigate for Royal Moroccan Navy
 
The FREMM multimission frigate on order for the Royal Moroccan Navy is pursuing sea trials off the French coast in preparation for delivery later this year. In June, French naval shipbuilder DCNS successfully completed a third series of trials to test the performance of the ship’s combat system.
The FREMM multimission frigate on order for the Royal Moroccan Navy is pursuing sea trials off the French coast in preparation for delivery later this year. In June, French naval shipbuilder DCNS successfully completed a third series of trials to test the performance of the ship’s combat system.
 

U.S. Navy Successfully Tests Long Range Land Attack Projectile from Advanced Gun System (AGS)

U.S. Navy Successfully Tests Long Range Land Attack Projectile from Advanced Gun System (AGS)
 
The US Navy announced that it successfully conducted four Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) guided flight tests at White Sands Missile Range. All four missions accurately guided the projectile to the target approximately 45 nautical miles from the launch site. These flights, conducted in June, demonstrated successful gun launch, GPS acquisition, navigation and guidance, height of burst fuzing, accuracy and warhead function.

The US Navy announced that it successfully conducted four Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) guided flight tests at White Sands Missile Range. All four missions accurately guided the projectile to the target approximately 45 nautical miles from the launch site. These flights, conducted in June, demonstrated successful gun launch, GPS acquisition, navigation and guidance, height of burst fuzing, accuracy and warhead function.

 

First qualification test of French Navy's future Naval Cruise Missile (SCALP Naval) a Success

First qualification test of French Navy's future Naval Cruise Missile (SCALP Naval) a Success
 
French Procurement Agency (DGA) on July 1, 2013 successfully completed the first qualification firing (from launch to target) of a SCALP Naval, French Navy's future naval cruise missile. This firing, from the DGA missile test range in Biscarrosse (South Western France), is representative of a launch from a frigate.
French Procurement Agency (DGA) on July 1, 2013 successfully completed the first qualification firing (from launch to target) of a SCALP Naval, French Navy's future naval cruise missile. This firing, from the DGA missile test range in Biscarrosse (South Western France), is representative of a launch from a frigate.
 

General Dynamics Awarded $209 Million for Future Virginia-class Submarines

General Dynamics Awarded $209 Million for Future Virginia-class Submarines
 
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $208.6 million contract modification to buy long lead-time material for three Virginia-class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $208.6 million contract modification to buy long lead-time material for three Virginia-class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
 

Fincantieri launches “Carlo Margottini” Third Multipurpose FREMM Frigate for Italian Navy

Fincantieri launches “Carlo Margottini” Third Multipurpose FREMM Frigate for Italian Navy
 
Today Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard celebrated the launch of the frigate “Carlo Margottini”, the third of a series of Fremm vessels - Multi Mission European Frigates - ordered from Fincantieri by the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French program of cooperation.
On June 29th Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard celebrated the launch of the frigate “Carlo Margottini”, the third of a series of Fremm vessels - Multi Mission European Frigates - ordered from Fincantieri by the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French program of cooperation.
 

USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) Demonstrates New Underway Replenishment System

USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) Demonstrates New Underway Replenishment System
 
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Port Hueneme successfully completed the in-port and at-sea technical evaluation of the new underway replenishment (UNREP) system aboard USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8), June 13.
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Port Hueneme successfully completed the in-port and at-sea technical evaluation of the new underway replenishment (UNREP) system aboard USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8), June 13.
 

Lockheed Martin-Led Team Lays Keel on future USS Little Rock, the Ninth Littoral Combat Ship

Lockheed Martin-Led Team Lays Keel on future USS Little Rock, the Ninth Littoral Combat Ship
 
A Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s ninth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Little Rock, in a ceremony held at Marinette Marine Corporation. The industry team is building the Freedom-variant LCS for the U.S. Navy on budget, has delivered two ships with four others under construction and two in the early material procurement stages.
A Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s ninth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Little Rock, in a ceremony held at Marinette Marine Corporation. The industry team is building the Freedom-variant LCS for the U.S. Navy on budget, has delivered two ships with four others under construction and two in the early material procurement stages.
 

Iran Building New Warships and "Destroyers"

Iran Building New Warships and "Destroyers"
 
"We have built Mowdge-2 class destroyer, also known as Damavand, which was launched in the Northern waters of the country and we have more destroyers under construction now," Deputy Commander of the Navy for Technical Affairs Rear Admiral Abbas Zamini said on Saturday.
"We have built Mowdge-2 class destroyer, also known as Damavand, which was launched in the Northern waters of the country and we have more destroyers under construction now," Deputy Commander of the Navy for Technical Affairs Rear Admiral Abbas Zamini said on Saturday.
 

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