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

Major Naval Air and Missile Defence Exercise Formidable Shield 2017 Started Off Scotland
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A NATO air and missile defence exercise got underway at the Hebrides Range in the Western Isles off Scotland on Sunday (24 September 2018) with the aim of fostering cooperation between NATO Allies in the face of possible missile threats. Exercise "Formidable Shield", which runs until 18 October, involves ships and aircraft from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. 14 ships, 10 aircraft and around 3,300 personnel will be involved in the exercise.

Pictures: Russian Navy Baltic Fleet Firing with 3K60 Bal Coastal Missile System during Zapad 2017
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The Russian Ministry of Defense released pictures showing the live firing of 3K60 Bal coastal defense system during Zapad 2017 military exercise. Zapad 2017 was a joint strategic military exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and Belarus (the Union State) that formally began on 14 September 2017 and ended on 20 September 2017, in Belarus as well as in Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast and Russia's other north-western areas.

First Air Warfare Destroyer HMAS Hobart commissioned in to the Royal Australian Navy
First Air Warfare Destroyer HMAS Hobart Handed Over to Royal Australian Navy
Australia's first Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) HMAS Hobart was commissioned in to the Royal Australian Navy fleet in a formal ceremony at Garden Island in Sydney on September 23rd. The Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull joined with other dignitaries, ship’s company and family and friends to welcome the newest ship to the Australian Fleet.

Video: Russian Navy Submarine Launched 3M-14 Kalibr SLCM against IS targets in Syria
Velikiy Novgorod submarine launch Kalibr cruise missile russia syria
The Project 636.3 'Velikiy Novgorod' submarine of the Black Sea Fleet destroyed critical objects of the terrorists in Syria by the 3M-14 Kalibr cruise missiles this morning, according to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD).

Video: Naval Group delivers the first Gowind 2500 corvette, ENS EL FATEH, to the Egyptian Navy
ENS El Fateh Gowind Corvette Egypt Naval Group 1
Naval Group is proud to have delivered on Friday 22 September 2017 its first Gowind® 2500 corvette to the Egyptian Navy. The ceremony took place in Lorient in the presence of Admiral Ahmed Khaled, commander in chief of the Egyptian Navy, Hervé Guillou, President and CEO of Naval Group and senior officials of the French Navy and the French armament procurement agency. This vessel, ten units ordered so far, complements the group's extensive range of surface ships and submarines.

Curtiss-Wright Selected By Raytheon to Provide Sonar Handling System for US Navy LCS
Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced that it has been selected by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to provide its innovative winch system technology for use in a new Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) for the U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class.

Damen displays leading position in global OPV market
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Damen Shipyards Group has compiled a comprehensive summary of its worldwide shipbuilding activities regarding Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). The information shows that, with five vessels delivered in the last year and 15 currently under construction, Damen has unrivalled experience in serving the naval industry with its OPV portfolio. Moreover, the companyis just as capable of completing complex naval projects in cooperation with local shipyards as it is in constructing vessels at its own yards.

GDEB Receives $5 Billion US Navy Contract for Design of Columbia-Class SSBN
GDEB Receives US Navy Contract for Continued Columbia-Class SSBN Submarine Development
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $5.1 billion Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) contract to complete the design of the lead Columbia-class submarine, the nation’s next-generation sea-based strategic deterrent.

Underwater Catamaran Under Development by Russia's Rubin Central Design Bureau
Rubin underwater catamaran submarine Russia
A fundamentally new technical facility for transporting goods under water in the Arctic is being developed by the Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering (CDB ME) and the Advanced Research Foundation (ARF), Rubin’s Chief Designer Yevgeny Toropov told in an interview with TASS.

P-72A Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Replaces Italy's P1150 Atlantic MPA
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The Italian Air Force phased out its last P1150 Breguet Atlantic maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and introduced the new P-72A (Leonardo ATR 72MP) during a ceremony held today in Sigonella. The Atlantic was used in Italian Air Force service for 45 years and flew over 250,000 hours combined.

Quick learning, ‘deployed mentality’ lead to AGM-158C LRASM successful launch
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No test at Edwards can be considered simple, but when you add in numerous organizations with their own language and procedures, along with a test aircraft with engine problems, then that makes accomplishing the mission all that more challenging. But, those obstacles were overcome by the test professionals and maintainers of the 419th Flight Test Squadron who helped the U.S. Navy successfully test launch a new missile over the Point Mugu Sea Range Aug. 17.

Counter Measures Specialist Lacroix Opens ASEAN Pacific Office
Lacroix Asia Pacific Office
French counter measures specialist Lacroix announced the opening of their new Kuala Lumpumr (Malaysia) office to cover the ASEAN and Pacific area. With this new regional office, Lacroix aims to get closer and serve its partners in the Asia Pacific region even better. Lacroix already opened regional offices in Seoul (South Korea) in 2014 and Abu Dhabi (UAE) in 2012.

Israel Shipyards Launched a New Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Cyprus Navy
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Israel Shipyards Ltd., a leading shipbuilding and repair company for the naval and commercial marine markets, launched a new OPV for the Cypriot Navy. The OPV was unveiled and launched at a ceremony held last week at Israel Shipyards' facility at Haifa Bay in Israel – in the presence of senior members of the Cypriot Ministry of Defence, representatives of SIBAT (Israel MOD), and the management and employees of the company...

Kronstadt completes first tests of Unmanned Surface Vessel
Kronstadt USV Russia The Kronstadt Group successfully held test trials of an unmanned boat in the water range in Kurortny district of St. Petersburg, the press service of the company said. The robotized boat is designated for operations close to the coastline and is a super-small self-propelled catamaran with an electric power plant and autonomous computer system, the Kronstadt said.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Christens Amphibious Assault Ship Tripoli (LHA 7)
USS Tripoli LHA 7
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) today with approximately 2,000 guests in attendance. Lynne Mabus, wife of former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, is the ship’s sponsor and officially christened Tripoli after successfully breaking a bottle of sparkling wine across its bow.

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