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

Shipyard in Volga area to build six Project 22160 patrol ships for Russia’s Navy
Russian Chinese drills Naval Interaction 2017 Baltic Sea Russia’s Navy is planning to receive six Project 22160 patrol ships, Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Korolyov said. "A series of Project 22160 patrol ships designed for the Russian Navy is currently under construction at the Zelenodolsk Shipyard [in the Volga area]. As of today, a contract for six patrol ships of the type has been signed," Korolyov said.

Indian Navy’s Submarine Sindhuraj arrived in Russia for Refit
Indian Navy submarine Sindhuraj The Project 877EKM (Kilo-class) diesel-electric submarine Sindhuraj has arrived at the Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) aboard the heavy-lift vessel Rolldock Storm, Zvezdochka’s press service reported.

HII Delivers Amphibious Transport Dock Portland (LPD 27) to U.S. Navy
Portland LPD 27 Completes Acceptance Sea Trials
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27) to the U.S. Navy today. “Today is a great day for this collective industry and customer team,” said Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls’ vice president, program management. “For many of the shipbuilders, Supervisor of Shipbuilding representatives and members of the Navy program office, this is the 11th ship they have built and delivered together. Their personal commitment to excellence has become the hallmark of the LPD program, and we are positioned to continue that tradition on future ships.”

Bangladesh Navy to receive Leonardo’s AESA surveillance radars for new MPA
Leonardo Seaspray 5000E
Leonardo has signed a contract with RUAG Aviation, original equipment manufacturer and type certificate holder of the Dornier 228 aircraft, to provide its Seaspray 5000E Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars for the two new production model Dornier 228 multirole aircraft, recently ordered by the Bangladesh Navy. The new aircraft will be used to help monitor and protect Bangladesh’s 120,000 square kilometres of maritime territorial area and exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The radars will be delivered in 2018.

U.S. Navy Intends to Heavy Lift USS John S McCain (DDG 56) to Yokosuka
USS John S McCain DDG 56
The U.S. Navy intends to issue a task order on an existing contract, for the salvage patching and transport via heavy lift of USS John S McCain (DDG 56) from Changi Naval Base in Singapore to the U.S. Navy's Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center in Yokosuka, Japan.

Kratos wins Training Contract To Support Royal Saudi Naval Forces
Yemen crisis Saudi blocus on Bab El Mandab strait and Egyptian vessels en route to Yemen 640 001
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it received a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) sole-source, three-year, single award indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide training-related products and services in a variety of disciplines to Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), the Naval Force of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Australian Joint Task Group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 Deploys for Key Military Exercises
Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017 1
An Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, has departed Sydney to participate in a series of key military exercises throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Running from 4 September to 26 November, Indo-Pacific Endeavour will focus on enhancing military cooperation with some of Australia’s key regional partners including Brunei, Cambodia, the Federated States of Micronesia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Timor-Leste.

BAE Systems to Support Design & Deployment of U.S. Navy Communications & Electronics
US Navy Communicatons Electronics NAWCAD US Navy BAE Systems
The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a 22-month, $76 million contract to help develop vital communications and electronics. The company will support the rapid design, development, fabrication, customization, and life-cycle maintenance of new and existing communication and electronic platforms for the Naval Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD).

Video: Russian Frigate Admiral Essen Launched 3M-14 Kalibr Cruies Missiles Against ISIS Targets
Admiral Essen Project 11356 frigate 3M 14 Kalibr The 'Admiral Essen' Project 11356 frigate of Russia`s Black Sea Fleet launched 3M-14 Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles (SLCM) against the objects of the Islamic State (IS, forbidden in Russia) terroristic grouping near Deir ez-Zor in Syria. The area held by the terrorists from Russia and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries was engaged, according to Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD).

Naval Group is Present at MSPO 2017 in Poland
Naval Group MSPO 2017 1
Naval Group participates to MSPO 2017 currently held in Kielce, Poland. As a leader in naval defence, Naval Group is willing to develop a long term and strategic partnership with Poland and to provide the best naval solutions necessary to significantly strengthen sovereignty and autonomy for Polish forces.

Lockheed Martin's Helicopter-based Missile Detection System Passes U.S. Navy Review Milestone
AOEW pod system for MH 60
The Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system, developed by Lockheed Martin, passed Preliminary Design Review on schedule, demonstrating outstanding sustained performance. The AOEW system will provide MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats.

Airbus Helicopters H160 Makes Strong Appearance on French Navy LHD during MoD Event
French Navy H160 HIL
An Airbus Helicopters H160 helicopter landed aboard French Navy LHD Mistral for the first time during the "Summer University of Defense". Organized by the French Ministry of Armed Forces, the event held in this year in Toulon naval base gathers French defence officials, lawmakers, the military as well as the industry.

Royal Canadian Navy Unveils Interim Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment AOR Ship
MV Asterix interim AOR RCN Canada 1
The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) unveiled its future interim Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship during an open house at Davie Shipbuilding’s Quebec shipyard on July 21, 2017. Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander of the RCN, was at the unveiling, along with a number of representatives from industry and the federal government. He said it was a privilege for both himself and RCN Chief Petty Officer, Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Michel Vigneault, to be some of the first people to see the converted container ship in its new, freshly painted state.

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