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RE: Naval and Defense News - 7/20/2019 7:45:57 AM   
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U.S. Navy Releases RFP for Medium USV

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The MUSV will be a pier-launched, self-deploying modular, open architecture surface vehicle capable of autonomous navigation and mission execution. The development RFP contains options for additional USVs. A full and open competitive procurement will take place in fiscal year (FY) 2019.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/u-s-navy-releases-rfp-for-medium-usv/

Picture shows one of Austal USA's designs

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Thales on Track with FASGW(L) / LMM / Martlet Program for Royal Navy’s Wildcat Helicopters

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Thales recently conducted firing trials at Royal Artillery Air Defence Range at Manorbier as part of the Integration testing phase of the Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Light), (FASGW(L) programme.

The FASGW(L) programme includes testing of all parts of the weapon system including the Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM), the launcher system and all key equipment of the Wildcat helicopter.

The LMM, which the Royal Navy will call Martlet when it enters service in 2020, will provide an enhanced level of protection for both service personnel in the Royal Navy and vital assets at sea, such as the Queen Elizabeth Carrier.

The trials consisted of 6 LMMs being fired from the Thales designed Launcher system at a small boat target at sea at a distance of 4.5kms. All missiles were test rounds with no warhead, but were fitted with telemetry software enabling data to be gathered to analyse the launcher, the guidance system and missile performance.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/thales-on-track-with-fasgwl-lmm-martlet-program-for-royal-navys-wildcat-helicopters/

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Naval Group Ready to Produce CANTO Anti-Torpedo System in Australia

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Naval Group, Europe's leading naval shipbuilder, has submitted a proposal to partner with Australian businesses and industry to locally produce the latest generation torpedo countermeasure technology, CANTO.
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Existing customers for CANTO include the French Navy (launch customer for the Contralto S for the Barracuda type SSN), Brazil (for the Scorpene class SSK), Egypt (for its Gowind corvette) and two more undisclosed customers.

Besides supplying the CANTO counter-torpedo system for the Attack-class submarine (SEA1000 program), Naval Group is eyeing Royal Australian Navy’s surface ships as well: The Type 26 Hunter-class frigate (SEA5000 program) and the Hobart-class AWD (SEA4000 program) upgrade program.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/naval-group-ready-to-produce-canto-anti-torpedo-system-in-australia/

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German Navy NH90 Sea Lion Completes Mission Demo

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The NH90 Sea Lion for the German Navy successfully completed mission demonstrations for relevant roles, including SAR missions, in July.
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Delivery of the first Sea Lion helicopters is scheduled for the end of 2019. Altogether 18 helicopters are on order.

The NH90 Sea Lion will take on a range of roles including search and rescue (SAR) missions, maritime reconnaissance, special forces missions as well as personnel and materiel transportation tasks.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/german-navy-nh90-sea-lion-completes-mission-demo/

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OCEA Launched Largest Aluminum OPV in the World for Philippine Coast Guard

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French shipyard OCEA launched its largest vessel to date, the OPV 270, on July 17 2019 at its shipyard in Les Sables d’Olonne.

Entirely designed and built by OCEA, the 84 meters long OPV 270 was selected by the Coast Guard of the Philippines and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) further to an international competition in which OCEA was able to highlight its solutions for efficient reduction of the costs of ownership and CO2 emissions.

She is the largest ship built at Les Sables d’Olonne as well as being the largest aluminum OPV built in the world.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/ocea-launched-largest-aluminum-opv-in-the-world-for-philippines-coast-guard/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 7/23/2019 12:37:32 PM   
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Warning shots fired at Russian a/c ...

https://www.apnews.com/a7b5969087e7408baaa65a0e4f16968c

Interesting to think about what SK would used this for ...

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/07/22/south-korea-to-build-ship-for-short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing-aircraft/

Can't wait for these guys to be in the DB ...

https://defence-blog.com/news/raytheon-unveils-interceptor-that-would-defeat-chinese-anti-ship-missiles.html


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RE: Naval and Defense News - 7/23/2019 9:01:57 PM   
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Today Russian and Chinese strategic bombers and AWACS planes fly in formation in Japan and East Chinese seas. Looks like the fact of joint fly is main reason of South Korean AF statements.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 7/24/2019 7:47:36 AM   
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North Korea Reveals New Ballistic Missile Submarine Based on Romeo-class

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North Korean state media KCNA released footage showing the communist leader inspecting a new submarine under construction at a shipyard. This new submarine appears to be based on the late 50ies Romeo-class, a Soviet design, and is likely able to deploy a limited number of submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBM).

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/north-korea-reveals-new-ballistic-missile-submarine-based-on-romeo-class/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 7/24/2019 10:29:09 AM   
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To North Korean submarine
http://www.hisutton.com/ROMEO-Mod_Submarine.html




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RE: Naval and Defense News - 7/24/2019 10:34:30 AM   
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https://news.cgtn.com/news/2019-07-24/Full-Text-China-s-National-Defense-in-the-New-Era-IAxjjPXof6/share_amp.html

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The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China released a white paper titled "China's National Defense in the New Era" on Wednesday.

Please see the attachment for the document.

Document link: https://news.cgtn.com/news/whitepaper/whitepaperonnationaldefenseinnewera.doc

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 7/24/2019 8:21:18 PM   
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ORIGINAL: kevinkins

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Can't wait for these guys to be in the DB ...

https://defence-blog.com/news/raytheon-unveils-interceptor-that-would-defeat-chinese-anti-ship-missiles.html



That round looks...impressive (in the company-produced cartoon ;) ). I'm very interested in range, and hit probability, as well as mundane aspects such as ammo selection, feed, cost, and depth of magazine. It blurs the line between self-defense missiles and Phoenix-style CIWS.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 7/25/2019 1:31:01 AM   
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An interesting read:

https://wavellroom.com/2019/06/18/chinese-power-projection-arsenal-ships/

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The ‘All-round Ship’

Rear Admiral Ma Weiming has described what he terms the ‘all-round ship’. This is an advanced surface combatant incorporating all-electric technology to power directed energy weapons, electromagnetic railguns and missile launch systems, enabling the ship to provide area air and missile defence, anti-submarine, and long-range strike (using ballistic and cruise missiles) capabilities at ranges of up to 1,000 km. Long-range air defence would be provided by missile interceptors launched via ‘a universal electromagnetic launcher that can be re-automatically loaded to achieve point-to-point defense’, with an electromagnetic railgun providing defence at ranges between 10 and 200 km; terminal defence would be provide by a laser. The universal electromagnetic launcher would also launch ballistic and cruise missiles for land attack and anti-ship operations at ranges of up to 1,000 km; ‘electromagnetic rockets’ for operations between 200 and 600 km; and the electromagnetic railgun would prosecute land and sea targets within a range of 200 km. The ‘all-round ship’ concept is intended to reduce the cost of acquiring and maintaining advanced warships and weapon systems and enable a single ship to provide air defence, anti-submarine and precision strike capabilities more effectively than current platforms.

-more at link-

https://wavellroom.com/2019/06/18/chinese-power-projection-arsenal-ships/

This author had listed over 30 examples and references about Chinese future “all-round warship” in the potential future. Also, if arsenal ship is a feasibility in today’s tech, then it’s also sidely addresses the existence of CEC datalink within Chinese new warships.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 7/25/2019 6:59:08 AM   
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Video: DARPA MAD-FIRES Anti-Ship Missile Self Defense for LCS & FFG(X)

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Raytheon unveiled a video illustrating what MAD-FIRES is and how it works. MAD-FIRES is the round the company is currently developing with DARPA for the U.S. Navy surface combatants fitted with 57mm main guns.

The Multi-Azimuth Defense Fast Intercept Round Engagement System, or MAD-FIRES, is a missile but it comes out of a 57 mm caliber gun according to Raytheon (who is working on the project with DARPA). It is designed to combine the guidance, precision and accuracy generally afforded by missiles with the speed, rapid-fire capability and large ammunition capacity afforded by bullets.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/video-darpa-mad-fires-anti-ship-missile-self-defense-for-lcs-ffgx/



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6th Roussen-class FACM for the Hellenic Navy Started Sea Trials

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The Hellenic Navy's sixth of seven Super Vita / Roussen-class fast attack craft missile (FACM) started sea trials.
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The vessel, with hull number P 78, was launched on 1 June 2018 at Elefsis Shipyard.

The story of the Hellenic Navy’s Super Vita is complex and spans across many years:

A contract for the construction of three modern missile boats was signed in January 2000. The construction took place at the Elefsis Shipyards, while Vosper Thornycroft (now BAE Systems Maritime) provided the design, logistical support and equipment for the ships. On August, 2003 and September, 2008 options that provided the acquisition of four more vessels were activated with the last ship to be commissioned in 2015...

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/6th-roussen-class-facm-for-the-hellenic-navy-started-sea-trials/

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Italy’s Cavour aircraft carrier starts F-35B modification work

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The Italian Navy « Cavour » aircraft carrier yesterday entered the « Edgardo Ferrati » basin at the Maritime Military Arsenal in Taranto, the Italian MoD stated.

The maneuver represents a turning point in the maintenance and adaptation work that will, after ten years of active service, allow the ship to adapt to the standards for the F-35B fighter jet which will replace the current fleet of AV-8B Harrier II SVTOL aircraft.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/italys-cavour-aircraft-carrier-starts-f-35b-modification-work/

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HII Completes Builder’s Trials for Amphibious Assault Ship Tripoli (LHA 7)

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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced the successful completion of builder’s trials on the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7).

The second ship in the America class spent four days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico, testing the ship’s main propulsion, combat and other systems before returning to HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/hii-completes-builders-trials-for-amphibious-assault-ship-tripoli-lha-7/

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Austal Launched its 12th Independence-class LCS – The Future USS Oakland

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The future USS Oakland (LCS 24) was launched July 21 at Austal USA's shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. This event marked the first time the ship floated in the water as it is prepared for delivery to the US Navy next year.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/austal-launched-its-12th-independence-class-lcs-the-future-uss-oakland/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 7/25/2019 2:53:57 PM   
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This might have been posted before re: fourth-generation fighters:

https://www.insider.com/f-35-long-range-missile-to-blind-enemy-air-defenses-2019-7

Sounds like a potent combination.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 7/26/2019 8:42:07 AM   
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France & Greece Working on G-to-G Agreement for Multi-Mission Frigates

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France and Greece are actively working on a Government-to-Government agreement for the procurement of two Belharra / FDI frigates for the Hellenic Navy, Naval News learned from Naval Group.
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The government to government talks consist in much more than the mere procurement of vessels. Naval News learned that what is being offered to Greece is a partnership in which the Hellenic Navy would effectively join the French FTI program
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Naval Cruise Missile for Greece: A deciding factor
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The introduction of NCM in the Hellenic Navy would provide it with increased deterrent and deep-strike capabilities, which seems of great interest to Greece. Therefore, the ships shall be regarded as a strategic asset in the Greek defense force structure.
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In addition to FDI frigates, Naval Group is looking to supply its F21 heavyweight torpedo to the Hellenic Navy, which has a requirement to equip its fleet of four Type 214 and one Type 209 submarines. The need is for 36x 21-inch (533 mm) heavyweight torpedoes to replace the ageing SUT Mod0 and SST-4.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/france-greece-working-on-g-to-g-agreement-for-multi-mission-frigates/

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U.S. Navy Using BAE Systems Payload Tubes to Increase Virginia-class Strike Capability

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BAE Systems has received a follow-on contract to produce 28 more payload tubes for the U.S. Navy’s Block V Virginia-class attack submarines. Under the contract with General Dynamics Electric Boat, a builder of the Virginia class, BAE Systems will deliver seven sets of four tubes each for the Virginia Payload Modules (VPM).

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/u-s-navy-using-bae-systems-payload-tubes-to-increase-virginia-class-strike-capability/

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US Navy Selects Northrop Grumman as Design Agent for AN/SPQ-9B Radar

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As design agent, Northrop Grumman provides support to existing and future systems, troubleshoots issues, performs redesign efforts as parts go obsolete and adds new capabilities to the baseline system. This follow-on engineering services contract will continue to support the installed base of 50 AN/SPQ-9B radar systems on ships and at six land sites, as well as future systems as they are delivered to the fleet. It will provide the Navy with uninterrupted technical assistance in their system installations, upgrades and follow-on production efforts.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/us-navy-selects-northrop-grumman-as-design-agent-for-an-spq-9b-radar/

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Sea Skua+Lynx combo still going strong despite the years...

RMN Tests Readiness, Capabilities with Multiple Anti-Ship Missile Firings
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The Royal Malaysian Navy (Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia; TLDM or RMN) recently conducted live firings with a surface-launched Exocet MM40 and two air-launched Sea Skua anti-ship missiles in a move to test both its readiness and capabilities.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/rmn-tests-readiness-capabilities-with-multiple-anti-ship-missile-firings/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 7/27/2019 3:35:24 AM   
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Only a bit related to defence; interesting in passing anyway:

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1154399755075751936

Sort of highlights where economic activity exists and how it flows around the Earth. Might be interesting to overlay Marine Traffic with the aerial traffic provided by the link above. Or even with under sea cables etc..

Kevin

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 7/30/2019 12:48:36 PM   
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https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/china%E2%80%99s-giant-spy-drone-just-tailed-us-navy-cruiser-69881

Looks like the EA-03 Soaring Dragon UAV was used to observe the USS Antietam while it was cruising the Taiwan strait.

I wonder if the "ELINT-only" mission and sensor package of the EA-03 as depicted in the database is all there is...

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/1/2019 6:11:19 AM   
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Episode 6 - July 2019 is out!

In this video, coverage of:

- French Navy’s New Generation SSN ‘Suffren’ Launched by Naval Group
- JMU Launches ‘Haguro’ – Second Maya-class AEGIS Destroyer for the JMSDF
- OCEA Launched Largest Aluminum OPV in the World for Philippine Coast Guard
- U.S. Navy Releases RFP for Medium USV
- Italy’s Cavour aircraft carrier starts F-35B modification work
- RMN Tests Readiness, Capabilities with Multiple Anti-Ship Missile Firings :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rScpsllhYzY


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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/1/2019 2:23:59 PM   
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Bit of news on Arctic shipping:

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/arctic/2019/07/ships-sail-down-great-siberian-river-deliver-shipments-grain-japan-arctic-route

Heck of a long route.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/2/2019 6:56:11 AM   
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U.S. Navy Tests SSMM From Independence-class LCS

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The U.S. Navy test fired a Longbow Hellfire missile from an Independence-class LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) for the first time on June 11 2019.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/u-s-navy-tests-ssmm-from-independence-class-lcs/

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U.S. Navy Commissioned 67th Burke-class destroyer USS Paul Ignatius – DDG 117

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The U.S. Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Paul Ignatus (DDG 117), was commissioned on July 27, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Built by Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division, DDG 117 is the second (of nine) Arleigh Burke-class, “Flight IIA: Technology Insertion” variant. “Technology Insertion” ships are fitted with elements from the future DDG 51 Flight III.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/u-s-navy-commissioned-67th-burke-class-destroyer-uss-paul-ignatius-ddg-117/

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U.S. Navy Testing EPF as Drone Mother Ship

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The U.S. Navy tested expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) as a mother ship for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV).

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/u-s-navy-testing-epf-as-drone-mother-ship/


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French Navy Aiming for 1200 Unmanned Systems by 2030

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There will be 1200 drones in the French Navy in 2030, Marine Nationale's Chief-of-Staff admiral Christophe Prazuck recently declared to the Commission of National Defence and Armed Forces of the French Assemblée Nationale.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/french-navy-aiming-for-1200-unmanned-systems-by-2030/


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Babcock Secures Tomahawk LACM Contract for UK MoD

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Babcock International, the Aerospace and Defence company, has secured a 3.5 year Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) contract. Working in collaboration with Lockheed Martin UK – Integrated Solutions, this programme will deliver in-service support for Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control systems (TTWCS) and associated auxiliaries for the UK Ministry of Defence (Defence Equipment & Support).

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/babcock-secures-tomahawk-lacm-contract-for-uk-mod/


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German Navy Selects NH90 NFH as Lynx ASW Helicopter Replacement

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The German Navy announced yesterday the selection of the NH90 NFH maritime helicopter as the replacement for its ageing Lynx anti-submarine warfare helicopters.

According to a German Navy statement, this decision ensures a smooth transition and synergies in later operations. The service already selected the NH90 “Sea Lion” as a SeaKing replacement, mostly for Search and Rescue (SAR) tasks. Delivery of the first Sea Lion helicopters is scheduled for the end of 2019. Altogether 18 helicopters are on order.

The German Navy is expected to receive their new ASW helicopters from 2025. Its special designation is “multi-role frigate helicopter” (MRFH). It will be the German version of the NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter (NH90 NFH) and closest to the French variant of the NFH (NFRS) known as Caiman. The NH90 NFH variant is already in service with the navies of Italy, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands, and has been selected by Qatar.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/german-navy-selects-nh90-nfh-as-lynx-asw-helicopter-replacement/


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Will the French-British FC/ASW Missile Program Survive a Hard Brexit ?

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In March, MBDA announced the end of the Key Review on the Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon program. In June, the company unveiled scale models of different multipurpose missiles that could be linked to the FC/ASW.

Europe’s leading missile producer, however, will be facing challenges in the coming months and years, casting shadows on the future of the entire program.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/will-the-french-british-fc-asw-missile-program-survive-a-hard-brexit/

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French Navy SSN ‘Suffren’ Now in the Water at Naval Group Shipyard

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The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) announced that France's new generation nuclear-powered attack submarine 'Suffren' entered the water for the first time today, at the Naval Group shipyard in Cherbourg, Normandie.

The next steps for the next generation submarine of the submarine will be the fueling of its nuclear core at the INBS (installation nucléaire de base secrète) Cachin in Cherbourg: The loading of Suffren‘s nuclear core with fuel rods is set for September 2019. The first divergence of the nuclear reactor will take place in November after a set of dock-side tests and after a gradual increase in power of the nuclear boiler module of the submarine. The divergence marks the first operational startup of the reactor.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/french-navy-ssn-suffren-now-in-the-water-at-naval-group-shipyard/

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French Navy Commissions 3rd Loire-class BSAM Support & Assistance Vessel ‘Seine’

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The French Navy (Marine Nationale) commissioned its third Metropolitan Offshore Support & Assistance Vessel (BSAM) on July 24, 2019. The BSAM 'Seine' is the third of four ships of a class designed and built by Kership.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/french-navy-commissions-3rd-loire-class-bsam-support-assistance-vessel-seine/

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Naval Group Achieves Breakthrough with its FC2G AIP System

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Naval Group announced that they achieved a breakthrough with their proprietary FC2G AIP system for submarine: The company demonstrated an 18 days submerged patrol representative of operational conditions.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/naval-group-achieves-breakthrough-with-its-fc2g-aip-system/

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Australian LHD HMAS Canberra in First Amphibious Exercise with M1A1 MBT

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As the Australian Defence Force draws closer to achieving Final Operational Capability for the Amphibious Task Group, Talisman Sabre 2019 marked the first time LHD HMAS Canberra embarked and deployed an Australian Army M1A1 Main Battle Tank.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/australian-lhd-hmas-canberra-in-first-amphibious-exercise-with-m1a1-mbt/

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Faster and bigger: German Navy details future Type 707 oiler
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On July 17, the Bundeswehr Inspector General announced the procurement of the future Type 707 replenishment oilers for the German Navy. In 2018, Germany announced that the two existing Type 704 Rhön-class tankers will be decommissioned in 2025. The future vessels will be significantly more efficient than the previous ones, the Navy press office announced.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/faster-and-bigger-german-navy-details-future-type-707-oiler/

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RFA Tideforce Joins Royal Fleet Auxiliary Completing UK’s new tanker fleet
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RFA Tideforce was commissioned with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary on July 30, joining her sister ships Tidespring, Tiderace and Tidesurge in providing fuel at sea to Royal Navy, NATO and allied warships.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/07/rfa-tideforce-joins/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/5/2019 10:11:03 AM   
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China: End of the Type 071 LPD Program, Start of the Type 075 LHD One ?

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17 years after the start of the program, the construction of the 20,000 tons Type 071 landing platform dock (LPD) seems to be reaching its end after two lots of orders, 8 units in total. Construction of the Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) and the design of a larger version (known as Type 075A), however, are just starting.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/china-end-of-the-type-071-lpd-program-start-of-the-type-075-lhd-one/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/6/2019 2:50:58 AM   
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I was reluctant to post news about Type 075 under construction because the detail about it was vague. Now it’s getting clear and I am appreciated to have someone wrote a serious article about it.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/6/2019 7:47:20 AM   
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Russia’s Nanuchka III-class Corvette ‘Smerch’ Upgraded with new Missiles & Gun

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A high-quality aerial photograph of the Russian Navy corvette 'Smerch' shows the vessel with new 3M24 Uran (SS-N-25 'Switchblade') anti-ship missiles.

The Nanuchka III vessel (designated Project 12341 Small Missile Ship/FFL Малый Ракетный Корабль/МРК in Russia) belongs to the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy. It was launched in 1984.

The 16x Uran anti-ship missiles replaced the previously installed 6x P-120 Malakhit (SS-N-9 Siren) missiles.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/russias-nanuchka-iii-class-corvette-smerch-upgraded-with-new-missiles-gun/


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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/6/2019 3:40:17 PM   
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http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1160495.shtml

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China's H-6K bomber expected to be armed with hypersonic weapons


Might need a more compact hypersonic missile compared to the existing DF-ZF.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/7/2019 3:37:23 AM   
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Bad news for Russian defence industry:

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2019/07/31/russias_defense_industry_in_increasing_disarray_as_more_plants_set_to_close_114628.html

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/7/2019 10:31:12 AM   
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Indonesian Navy Commissions its 4th KCR-60M – PT Pal Cuts Steel for 2 More

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The Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) commissioned its fourth KCR-60M (Kapal Cepat Rudal 60 Meter) fast attack craft (FAC) on July 27, 2019. On August 2nd, PT PAL cut steel for two more vessels.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/indonesian-navy-commissions-its-4th-kcr-60m-pt-pal-cuts-steel-for-2-more/

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Video: Colombian Navy Conducts SINKEX with Torpedo & C-Star Missile

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The Colombian Navy (Armada Nacional de la República de Colombia) recently conducted a sinking exercise (SINKEX) as part of the Neptune III large scale exercise.

The video shows two decommissioned Lüneburg-class (Type 701) logistics vessels were used as target and both were sunk. ARC Cartagena de Indias (pennant 161) was sunk by a torpedo launched from one of the two Type 209/1200 diesel electric submarines in the Colombian fleet. ARC Buenaventura (pennant 162) was sunk by a C-Star anti-ship missile launched by an Almirante Padilla-class frigate.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/video-colombian-navy-conducts-sinkex-with-torpedo-c-star-missile/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/7/2019 1:55:02 PM   
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'Okhotnik-B' UCAV performed its maiden flight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boUaHTI6JxE

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/7/2019 2:38:58 PM   
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Couple of articles today that analyze LCS capabilities:

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2019/08/07/verifying_the_littoral_combat_ship_114648.html

https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019/august/7-myths-about-lcs

Carriers, hypersonics and oversight collide.

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/08/06/with-mounting-questions-about-cost-and-survivability-a-shifting-political-landscape-for-us-aircraft-carriers/

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An interesting pro-wargame article from the USMC War Collage:

https://paxsims.wordpress.com/2019/08/06/lacey-teaching-operational-maneuver/



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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/8/2019 6:18:55 AM   
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Dstl, Royal Navy Turn to Commercial Gaming Industry for Training

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The Royal Navy will be using a professional version of naval warfare video game Command (Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations) as a training tool as part of a UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) £1.5m deal.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/dstl-royal-navy-turn-to-commercial-gaming-industry-for-training/

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RoK Navy MOH Batch 2 Procurement: U.S. Approves Possible FMS of MH-60R

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The United States' State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to South Korea of 12 MH-60R Multi-Mission helicopters for an estimated cost of $800 million. This is for the MOH Batch 2 requirement of the RoK Navy in which the AW159 and NH90 NFH are competing as well.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/rok-navy-moh-batch-2-procurement-u-s-approves-possible-fms-of-mh-60r/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/8/2019 5:11:18 PM   
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ORIGINAL: xavierv

Dstl, Royal Navy Turn to Commercial Gaming Industry for Training

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The Royal Navy will be using a professional version of naval warfare video game Command (Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations) as a training tool as part of a UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) £1.5m deal.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/dstl-royal-navy-turn-to-commercial-gaming-industry-for-training/

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Meh. Those are post-Brexit £, right..?

Congrats, guys!

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/9/2019 11:57:26 AM   
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First Indonesian-Built Submarine to Soon Reinforce TNI AL Fleet

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Indonesian National Armed Forces Joint Chief of Staff, Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, declared this week that KRI Alugoro (405) will soon reinforce the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) fleet.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/first-indonesian-built-submarine-to-soon-reinforce-tni-al-fleet/

3 more on the way for a total of 6

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U.S. Coast Guard Exercises Option for Six More Sentinel-class FRC

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The United States Coast Guard exercised a contract option for production of six more Sentinel-class FRCs and associated deliverables worth just over $297.4 million with Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, Louisiana, July 31.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/u-s-coast-guard-exercises-option-for-six-more-sentinel-class-frc/

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USMC F-35B Lightning II Fighters Complete GAU-22 Cannon, Ordnance Hot Reload Training

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F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (REIN), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, used the GAU-22 cannon against a simulated target and executed the first shipboard hot reload of ordnance in the Indo-Pacific region while underway in the Solomon Sea from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), August 4.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/usmc-f-35b-lightning-ii-fighters-complete-gau-22-cannon-ordnance-hot-reload-training/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/9/2019 3:11:37 PM   
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Speculation on what happened in Russia:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7340445/Putins-6-000-mph-hypersonic-missile-exploded-test-causing-radiation-spike-north-Russia.html

The country lost an ammo dump just a few days ago too:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a28611108/russian-ammo-dump-explosion/

A bit more on the accident; reporting deaths;

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29356/russia-admits-mysterious-missile-engine-explosion-involved-nuclear-isotope-power-source

Talks about the kill chain; dismissed subs as a means of detection:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2019/08/09/why-china-cant-target-u-s-aircraft-carriers/#71024df1716a

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/12/2019 9:29:05 AM   
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Video: French Navy’s SLAMF Unmanned Mine Warfare System to be Qualified in December

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The unmanned surface vessel of the SLAMF/MMCM program carried out a demonstration of its capabilities in Brest harbor in June 2019. Testing with teams from the French Navy, French Armament General Directorate (DGA) and Thales is ongoing while qualification for the whole system (USV + payload) is set for December this year.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/french-navys-slamf-unmanned-mine-warfare-system-to-be-qualified-in-december/

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Six New Icebreakers to be Built for Canadian Coast Guard

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The Canadian Coast Guard will be procuring six new program icebreakers to replace its current ageing fleet of icebreakers.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/six-new-icebreakers-to-be-built-for-canadian-coast-guard/

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Russia’s ATOMFLOT Orders 4th & 5th Project 22220 Nuclear-Powered Icebreakers

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Russia's Baltic Shipyard (Baltiysky Zavod) announced they have won a 100 Billion Rubles ($1.5 Billion USD) contract from ATOMFLOT for the construction of the 4th and 5th Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreakers.
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Once in service, the Project 22220 (also referred to as LK-60Ya) will be the largest and most powerful icebreakers ever constructed. They have a displacement of 33,450 tons and a length of 173 meters.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/russias-atomflot-orders-4th-5th-project-22220-nuclear-powered-icebreakers/

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Atmaca Anti-Ship Missile Fitted Aboard Turkish Navy’s 4th Ada-class Corvette

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Pictures posted on social media show the quad launcher(s) have been fitted aboard Kinaliada ( F-514), the fourth and final Ada-class corvette (MILGEM Project) of the Turkish Navy. The vessel was launched in July 2017 at Istanbul naval shipyard and is set to be commissioned later this year. It is the first vessel ever seen with the brand new missile system.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/atmaca-anti-ship-missile-fitted-aboard-turkish-navys-4th-ada-class-corvette/



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