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

Rolls-Royce Completes 1st MT30 Gas Turbine FAT for Italian Navy’s Future 20000 Tons LHD
Italian Navy new LHD 20000 tons Fincantieri 1
Rolls-Royce has achieved a significant milestone for the Italian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) multi-purpose amphibious vessel, to be built by Fincantieri one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, by successfully completing the factory acceptance test for the vessel’s first MT30 Gas Turbine.

Unified Trident Exercise Wraps Up with US Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Australian Navy, French Navy
Unified trident US Navy
The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard along with the Royal navy, Royal Australian navy and French Marine Nationale successfully concluded exercise Unified Trident, Feb. 2. More than 15 ships, plus numerous aircraft from the four navies completed many different evolutions achiveing an increased level of integration through adaptive and proactive problem solving.

Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Reviews Latest Submarine C3 Systems by Inteltech
Russian Navy Commander in Chief Review Latest Submarine Communications Systems Inteltech 1
Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Korolyov has visited one of the eldest Russian manufacturers of command, control and communication (C3) equipment for the Navy, Inteltech JSC (a subsidiary of the United Instrument Corporation), and personally checked up on the development and production of submarine and surface ship communications systems under the defense procurement program, Russian Navy Spokesman Captain 1st Rank Igor Dygalo told journalists.

5 US Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Arrive in Japan to Support USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) CSG
5 US Navy E 2D Advanced Hawkeye Arrive in Japan 1
Five E-2D Advanced Hawkeye carrier-capable tactical airborne early warning aircraft, assigned to the "Tigertails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Japan. VAW-125 will support the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group in the region.

Pictures: ROK Navy First Four AW-159 Wildcat Naval Helicopters Now Operational
ROK Navy AW159 Wildcat helicopter ASW exercise frigate Gwangju 1
The Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy) announced that four of its newly acquired AW159 Wildcat maritime helicopters are now operational. The ROK Navy is currently conducting an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training South of Geoje Island in Gyeongsangnam-do. One of the Wildcats is attached to the new Incheon-class frigate Gwangju (the last unit in the FFX-I series) for the drills.

First Steregushchiy-class Corvette for Russian Pacific Fleet Started Sea Trials
Project 20380 corvette Sovershenny
The Project 20380 (NATO reporting name: Steregushchy-class) Sovershenny corvette built by the Amur Shipyard for Russia’s Pacific Fleet has launched its running trials, the fleet’s spokesman, Navy Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveyev, has told TASS.

AAG Remains US Navy’s Choice for Ford-class Aircraft Carrier Next-Gen Recovery System
General Atomics emals
On the heels of continued progress of the Advanced Arresting Gear’s test program, to include completion of the 350th trap of an F/A-18E Super Hornet in December, senior Navy officials announced the decision to continue with AAG as its choice of recovery system aboard the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).

US Navy NAWCWD Shoots Down UAV with Spike Lightweigth Missile During Tests
US Navy NAVAIR Spike Test UAV Impact
From its first guided shot just over a decade ago to a 2015 folding fin demonstration, the homegrown Spike missile program at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division continues to use in-house developments and warfighter input to make improvements to get the missile into the hands of Sailors and Marines in the face of growing unmanned aerial vehicle concerns.

USS Coronado completes maintenance, prepares for joint exercises & maritime security operations
Littoral combat ship USS Coronado LCS 4
Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) headed out to sea from Changi Naval Base, Jan. 31, after completing a maintenance availability in port. While at sea, Coronado Sailors will conduct flight operations, small-caliber action team training and engineering operational testing. The underway follows a successful in-port maintenance availability where the ship conducted corrective maintenance as well as more than 900 preventive maintenance checks throughout the ship.

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