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

Servowatch to supply IPMS capability for two HHI-built Frigates for Philippines Navy
Servowatch IPMS Philippines Frigates Servowatch, a leading supplier of advanced integrated ship control systems, is very proud to announce they have again been selected by Hyundaito supply theirIntegrated Platform Management System (IPMS). This down select will see Servowatch partnering with Hyundai Electric to provide its IPMS for installation into the Philippine Navy’s Future Frigate programme to be built in Hyundai’s Ulsan facility; the largest shipyard in the world.

Russian Navy to get new unified submarine weapon containers
Kalibr cruise missile Kilo SSK loading The Russian Navy will get specialized transportation and launching containers for torpedoes and missiles. They are installed either between the hulls or loaded into the torpedo launcher of a submarine. It allows considerably expanding the types of munitions without changing warship construction and combat control systems. The first to get the containers are the latest Russian submarines of project 885, the Izvestia daily reported.

Latest Aegis Combat System & SM-6 Missile Intercept Medium Range Ballistic Missile
MRBM Intercept Target launch
The USS JOHN PAUL JONES, supported by the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin, successfully fired two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual I missiles against a medium-range ballistic missile target from the Aegis Combat System. During the test, the system detected, tracked, engaged and launched both missiles to intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile target.

Russia Baltic Fleet`s Naval Aviation Received Three more Su-30SM Fighter Jets
Su 30SM Baltic Fleet The aircraft inventory of an airbase of the Baltic Fleet`s Naval Aviation deployed in Kaliningrad Region has been shored up with three more Su-30SM newest multirole fighter jets, the official spokesperson for the fleet Roman Martov told journalists.

Naval Group Starts Master Planning Studies for Australia's Future Submarine Shipyard
Australia's Future Submarine Program reaches major international milestone
Naval Group has marked the official opening of its new Australian headquarters with the commencement of master planning studies to inform the design and build of the Future Submarine Construction yard in Adelaide. The new Naval Group office at Richmond Road in Keswick, Adelaide was officially opened by The Hon. Minister Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry and Herve Guillou, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Naval Group.

U.S. Navy Scientists Develop Underwater Wireless Charger for UUVs
US Navy Scientists Develop Underwater Wireless Charger
Having trouble finding a charging station for your hybrid or electric car on a long road trip? Try tasking an unmanned undersea vehicle to recharge itself at an underwater gas station. The UUVs the US Navy uses for underwater surveillance to detect mines and map the ocean floor must rely on operators to recharge batteries at a land base or a surface ship. Both methods expose the warfighter and impose limitations on remote autonomous operations.

3M-14 Kalibr strikes in Syria confirmed Russian Navy`s ability to engage remote targets
Russian Navy task group Syria
The trials of long-range high-precision weapons during the counter-terror operation in Syria have confirmed the ability of the Russian Navy to provide presence in the remote areas of the World`s water in full combat readiness, according to the Chairman of the Russian Armed Forces` Military Scientific Committee, the Deputy Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Igor Makushev.

Royal Navy unveils radical future submarine concepts
Royal Navy Nautilus 3
The Royal Navy has unveiled a series of futuristic submarine concepts which mimic real marine lifeforms and radically change the way underwater warfare could look in 50 years. With a crewed mothership shaped like a manta ray, unmanned eel-like vessels equipped with sensor pods which dissolve on demand to avoid enemy detection, and fish-shaped torpedoes sent to swarm against enemy targets, these concepts aim to inspire the world's future underwater combat environment.

ECA Group’s USV INSPECTOR MK2 goes wireless
Inspector USV MK2 ECA Group
ECA Group extends capabilities of its Unmanned Surface Vehicle INSPECTOR MK2 to provide faster data transfer linked to other unmanned systems. Premium equipment has been selected and tested in real user conditions to complete and qualify ECA Group radio communication solutions for its USV range.

Orbital ATK is Delivering AARGM Anti-Radiation Missile Block 1 Upgrade to U.S. Navy
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, in conjunction with the U.S. Navy, is rolling out the Block 1 software upgrade to the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). Earlier this year, Orbital ATK and the U.S. Navy completed testing, demonstrating the effectiveness of the software upgrade.

Russian Helicopters to test Ka-52K for Resistance to Electromagnetic Interference
Ka52K Kuznecov 003
The experts of the "Russian Helicopters" holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) will, within the framework of testing the Ka-52K ship reconnaissance and combat helicopter, test the airborne equipment of the machine for resistance to electromagnetic interference. Currently, one of the preproduction samples of the Ka-52K is being prepared for testing external electromagnetic field resistance of airborne avionics and chains with aerial weapons. The second sample is undergoing preliminary tests in the airfield-based conditions; and another one is used for testing the new inertial navigation system.

Second Water Jet Fast Patrol Vessel supplied by India to Mauritius
Mauritius patrol vessel
Mauritius Coast Guard Ship Valiant was commissioned by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of Mauritius at Port Louis on 16 August 2017. The ship, built by M/s Goa Shipyard Limited, is the second Water Jet Fast Patrol Vessel supplied by India to Mauritius.

Names of Project 636.3 Submarines for Russian Pacific Fleet Revealed
Project 636.3 ssk russia
The third, fourth, and fifth Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines for the Russian Pacific Fleet will be named Magadan, Ufa, and Mozhaisk, revealed Igor Ponomaryov, the United Shipbuilding Corporation vice-president for defense production.

HII Cuts First Steel for Aircraft Carrier Enterprise (CVN 80) at Newport News Shipbuilding
Unified trident US Navy
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) cut a 35-ton steel plate at its Newport News Shipbuilding division to kick off advance construction of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80). The steel plate will become part of the foundation of Enterprise, the ninth U.S. Navy ship to bear the legendary name.

Japan's Minister of Defence Visits JMSDF AEGIS Destroyer Deployed Against North Korean Missiles
Kongo class guided missile destroyer JS Chokai DDG 176
Japan's Minister of Defense, Itsunori Onodera, visited a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) AEGIS in the Sea of Japan on on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The Kongo-class guided missile destroyer JS Chokai (DDG 176) is currently deployed to provide anti-ballistic protection against North Korea's missile threat. It is the first time that a Japanese Minister of Defense inspects a JMSDF vessel while underway at sea.

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