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

ST Marine celebrates the launch of the 4th Littoral Mission Vessel for Republic of Singapore Navy
RSN fourth Littoral Mission Vessel RSS Justice Singapore
Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), successfully launched the fourth Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Justice, designed and built for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).

Nigeria Company "Homeland" Orders a 3rd FCS 3307 Patrol vessel from Damen
Damen FCS 3307 Patrol Guardian Nigeria
Just over a year after it took delivery of the second of two FCS 3307 Patrol vessels, Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited (Homeland) of Nigeria has ordered one more of the same class with an option on a second, to be named Guardian 3 and Guardian 4. Like their two predecessors, the two vessels are being supplied as a turnkey solution. The Damen Group is taking care of delivery and crew training, as well as the design and build. Damen’s Local Service Hub in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, will ensure that maintenance, repairs and any additional support is handled by Damen engineers.

NAPIC to supply advanced prototype EO systems for US Navy next generation submarine masts
Virginia class masts
APIC Corporation of Culver City, CA was awarded a contract with Sea Corp. of Middleton, RI to supply advanced prototype electro-optic transmitters and receivers for an analog, RF over fiber link. The RF over fiber link is a critical component for next generation submarine masts being developed by the Navy Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island.

NATO's advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise Dynamic Manta 2017 begun in Italy
NATO Dynamic Manta ASW 1
NATO’s Submarine Warfare Exercise Dynamic Manta 2017 (DYMA 17) began this week off the Sicilian coast, with ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 10 Allied nations converging on the Central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare training.

Russian Navy Borey-class SSBN & Victor III-class SSN Practiced Dueling Each Other with Torpedoes
SSBN Yuri Dolgoruky project 955 Russia
The Project 955 (NATO reporting name: Dolgorukiy-class) K-535 Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) and Project 671RTMK (Victor III-class) K-138 Obninsk nuclear-powered attack submarine of the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet have practiced dueling and launching torpedoes, according to the fleet’s press office.

U.S., Japan and Korea navies conducted trilateral missile defense informational link exercise
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer JS Kirishima DD 174
Vessels from the United States Navy, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy, and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) conducted a trilateral missile warning informational link exercise (LINKEX) Mar. 14-15 in seas east of the Korean peninsula and north of Japan to promote communications, interoperability, and partnership in the 7th Fleet area of operations.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Delivers the 8th Soryu-class SSK SS-508 Sekiryu to the JMSDF
Sekiryu Soryu class SSK JMSDF Japan KHI
Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivered the "Sekiryu" submarine to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during a hand over ceremony held at the Kobe shipyard. The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Minister of Defense and the Chief of Staff of the Defense Agency.

Malaysia Coast Guard MMEA Commissions its first New Generation Patrol Craft "KM Bagan Datuk"
KM Bagan Datuk NGPC MMEA 1
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) commissioned today its first New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC), named "KM Bagan Datuk". Local company Destini Shipbuilding is currently fulfilling an order to construct 6x 44.25m NGPC for the Malaysian Government. The patrol craft is manufactured under liscence using a Fassmer design. It has been designed to provide flexibility in performing a wide range of operational duties and missions.

Bangladesh Navy Commissions Two Type 035G Diesel-Electric Submarines from China
Bangladesh Type 035G Diesel Electric Submarines from China 1
First ever in history Bangladesh Navy has inducted two submarines `BNS Nobojatra’ and `BNS Joyjatra’ to its fleet. Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over commissioning warrants to the Commanding Officers of the two submarines and unveiled the name of plaques, Sunday (12-3-2017) through a ceremony as per naval tradition at the Naval Base BNS Issa khan in Chittagong.

Lockheed Martin Canada Delivers High Fidelity Combat System Trainer to Royal New Zealand Navy
Completing the first major delivery under the New Zealand ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade Project, prime systems integrator Lockheed Martin Canada and Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin have officially opened the New Zealand ANZAC combat system trainer. The combat system trainer was delivered ahead of schedule to the Maritime Warfare Training Centre at the Royal New Zealand Navy base in Devonport on February 16, 2017.

Jetty for Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth-class Aircraft Carriers Ready at Portsmouth Naval Base
Jetty for New Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers Ready at Portsmouth Naval Base 1
Work to ready a historic jetty at Her Majesty's Naval Dockyard Portsmouth for the arrival of the largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy has been completed. This is a major milestone in preparations at the naval base where £100m has been invested by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Raytheon Anschütz advances with the Type 26 GCS Integrated Navigation and Bridge System
BAE Systems has received a $245 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide the gun system, known as the Maritime Indirect Fires System (MIFS), for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship. This award follows the MOD’s announcement of BAE Systems as the preferred bidder last year after a competitive process.
Raytheon Anschütz, a German-based leader in naval bridge system integration, has achieved several key milestones toward the Integrated Navigation and Bridge System (INBS) for the UK Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ships. Under the current contract, Raytheon Anschütz will deliver the INBS, including customer-specific design and development, a land-based integration facility, and a wide range of services through completion of sea trials.

Video: Submarine Escape Training for Italian Navy Submariners
Submarine Escape Training Italian Navy Upon completion of their basic shore-based training at the Italian Navy Submarine Training Centre, where they familiarized with the fundamental "dry" escape techniques and procedures, twenty Italian Navy submariners went to the Netherlands in order to complete their training and learn pressurized submarine escape training.

Battelle to Help U.S. Navy Synchronize Aircraft Capabilities with Naval Synchronization Toolset
FA 18F Super Hornet FA 18C Hornet USS John Paul Jones US Navy Data analytics are finding their way into more diverse industries to handle complex logistics and operational planning. The Navy’s fleet of F/A-18 Hornet aircraft certainly qualifies and has been the beneficiary of the Naval Synchronization Toolset (NST), a forecast analytic system that helps synchronize aircraft capability sets with the reality of availability. Soon, NST will be improved and made available for the migration of other Navy weapon platforms.

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