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September 2018 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

Rolls-Royce engines have been selected by Boeing to power the US Navy’s new MQ-25 Stingray aircraft, which will provide unmanned, carrier-based air-to-air refueling. Each MQ-25 aircraft will be powered by a single Rolls-Royce AE 3007N engine, manufactured in Indianapolis, US. The AE 3007N, the latest variant of the Rolls-Royce AE family of engines, will provide more than 10,000 lbs of thrust and additional electrical power to the aircraft.

The Russian Navy will start receiving new electric torpedoes of improved quality for submarines and surface ships as of 2019, Vladimir Yarmolyuk, first deputy-director general of the Tactical Missiles Corporation, told TASS.

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) will launch the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy's first 3,000 tons submarine this Friday, September 14, 2018, Navy Recognition has learned from a company representative. South Korea's president Moon Jae-in is expected to attend the launch of the locally designed KSS-III (Jangbogo–III-class) large diesel-electric submarine at DSME's Geoje shipyard.

The launching ceremony of the Port-Said Gowind corvette, the first warship built in Egypt, took place on September 6th, 2018 in Alexandria. This launching constitutes a success for Alexandria Shipyard team. It also reflects the effectiveness of Naval Group’s industrial cooperation schemes. This industrial achievement demonstrates the strength of the strategic partnership between Naval Group and Egypt.

Thales is helping the Brazilian and Indonesian navies to modernise their underwater capabilities at every decisive moment thanks to the outstanding performance of the Kingklip sonar. Kingklip Mk2 is a medium-frequency active and passive hull-mounted sonar for multi-purpose corvettes and frigates. It performs permanent torpedo and underwater obstacle avoidance functions and offers multi-static interoperability with the Thales’CAPTAS and FLASH sonars.

Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) has selected Optimarin to supply the BWTS for nine Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC) to be built at their Panama City, FL shipyard. The agreement with ESG will see the Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) fitted in the new OPCs, designed to support the nation's maritime security and undertake vital border protection duties.

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