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

Italian Navy Future Landing Helicopter Dock LHD Likely to be Named Thaon di Revel
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The multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD or Landing Helicopter Dock) currently being built at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia for the Italian Navy (Marina Militare) is likely to be named as "Thaon di Revel". The information comes from well connected sources (with the Palazzo Marine - the Navy's general staff) at Forum Difesa.

USS Wasp to Become First Ship to Deploy with an Embarked F-35B Squadron
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You’ve probably heard that F-35B Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft will someday be coming to an amphibious ship near you, but did you know that some ships have already made the improvements to accept F-35’s? In August USS Essex (LHD 2) welcomed the F-35B on board during sea trials and flight deck certifications off the coast of Southern California.

First LRSAM Missile Delivered to India's Minister of Defense for Use by Indian Navy
At a ceremony held on Sunday, August 27 in Hyderabad, India, the first LRSAM Missile manufactured in India was delivered to India's Minister of Defense Mr. Arun Jaitley, who awarded it to the Indian Navy. The missile is part of the LRSAM air & missile defense system of India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), to be installed in India's operational missile ships whose construction has been completed recently.

Video: Royal Navy' Successful First Firings of MBDA Sea Ceptor Missile
Sea Ceptor firing CAMM MBDA Royal Navy 1
The first firings of the new Sea Ceptor air defence system have been successfully conducted in a major milestone for the Royal Navy, Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin announced today. The Minister visited defence company MBDA’s site in Filton, near Bristol, meeting with local graduates, apprentices and other employees working on the Sea Ceptor system.

Russian MoD Developing the 'Ten' Blue Water USV/UUV
Ten Shadow USV UUV Russia
The "Ten" (Shadow) unmanned surface/underwater vehicle (USV/UUV) is being developed in Russia. The mockup of the USV/UUV was unveiled at the Army-2017 international military-technical forum held near Moscow from August 22-27, the Main Scientific and Research Test Center for Robotic of the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) told TASS.

BMT Introduces VENARI-85 Revolutionary MCM Concept Design
Venari 85 MCM vessel BMT 1
BMT has launched VENARI®-85, a new mine countermeasure (MCM) concept design capable of clearing mines faster over a greater area and with less risk to the crew, whilst simultaneously providing broader utility to navies around the world. VENARI®-85 offers a flexible platform that is capable of a spectrum of roles which is future-proofed and able to evolve as technology advances in the unmanned and offboard systems markets take shape.

China First Type 901 Replenishment Oiler Hulun Lake Commissioned with PLAN North Sea Fleet
Type 901 Replenishment Oiler PLAN China 1
China's first Type 901 large replenishment oiler was commissioned into the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) today during a ceremony held at Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited (GSI) in Guangzhou, Southern China. The 240 meters long vessel displacing 48,000 tons is named "Hulun Lake" (or Hulunhun in Chinese, with hull number 965). It was launched December 15th 2015 by GSI.

Kalashnikov Group Showcased new BK-16 FAC and BK-10 RHIB at Army-2017
Kalashnikov BK 16 FAC Army 2017
Russia`s Kalashnikov Group (a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) has developed new fast attack craft (FAC). They were demonstrated at the Army-2017 international military-technical forum held outside Moscow from August 22-27.

Future USS Little Rock (LCS 9) Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials
USS Little Rock LCS 9 Lockheed Martin sea trials
Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine successfully completed acceptance trials on the future USS Little Rock (LCS 9), on Aug. 25. The future USS Little Rock, the fifth Freedom-variant LCS built by Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine, completed acceptance trials with the highest score of any Freedom-variant LCS to date, earning the right to fly brooms atop its mast signifying a clean sweep of the ship's sea trials.

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