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RE: Naval and Defense News - 10/28/2019 7:56:37 AM   
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Naval Group Starts Construction of Amiral Ronarc’h – French Navy’s 1st FDI Frigate

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On October 24, the steel-cutting ceremony of the first FDI (Defense and Intervention Frigate) took place at the Naval Group shipyard in Lorient, in the presence of the Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly and the Chief of the Hellenic Navy Nikolaos Tsounis.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/naval-group-starts-construction-of-amiral-ronarch-french-navys-1st-fdi-frigate/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 10/29/2019 5:38:19 AM   
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Some of our coverage at MADEX 2019 in South Korea last week.

I got to say I was very impressed by the technological level of their latest naval defense systems

MADEX 2019 Day 1 - DSME, KSS III, LIG Nex1 USV, Poongsan

Day 1 at MADEX 2019, the maritime defense exhibition held in Busan, South Korea. In this video we focus on the South Korean naval defense industry:

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1:05 - DSME new 2000 tons submarine design
2:38 - DSME new light frigate
4:09 - DSME KDDX
5:06 - DSME KSS III Batch 2
5:44 - Hanwha Defense Li-Ion batteries for KSS III Batch 2
7:27 - LIG Nex1 C Sword II combat USV
11:08 Poongsan GGRM-5

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWIBOmw9VRQ

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MADEX 2019 Day 2 - HHI, HCX-19, LPX-II, KDDX, Lacroix, Hanwha

Day 2 at MADEX 2019, the maritime defense exhibition held in Busan, South Korea. In this video we focus on:

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0:48 - Hyundai Heavy Industries new HCX-19 concept ship
3:00 - LPX-II aircraft carrier design for ROK Navy
4:01 - Hyundai Heavy Industries new KDDX design
5:11 - Lacroix Defense Sylenna MK2
6:30 - TS TECH K-RBOC NG
8:18 - Hanwha Systems I-MAST for KDDX
9:38 - Hanwha Systems large displacement UUV ASWUUV
10:23 - Hanwha Systems upgrade program for Philippines Navy frigate

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y0OmO2UcXU

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MADEX 2019 Day 3 - Naval Defense Technologies by LIG Nex1

Day 3 at MADEX 2019, the maritime defense exhibition held in Busan, South Korea. In this video we focus on LIG Nex1 who is showcasing current and future technologies for modern navies:

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1:03 - 75mm Poniard and 130 mm Biryong guided rockets system to counter swarming surface targets
1:47 - SSM-700K C-Star Anti-Ship Missile
2:15 - Red Shark Hong Sang Eo ASROC anti-submarine rocket
2:39 - Red Dragon TSLM tactical ship to land missile
2:55 - K-SAAM Sea Bow surface to air missile
3:20 - Blue Shark lightweight torpedo
3:46 - Tiger Shark heavyweight torpedo
4:10 - Torpedo decoys
4:58 - PIP Performance Improvement Program for Type 209 KSS I submarine of ROK Navy
5:54 - LIG Nex1 Future Combat Management System (CMS) and CIC for KDDX destroyer
7:14 - LIG Nex1 I-MAST proposal for KDDX destroyer of ROK Navy

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8kLThU6ew4


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MADEX 2019: LIG Nex1 Proposes Futuristic CIC with Holograms for ROK Navy KDDX Destroyer

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EXCLUSIVE: At MADEX 2019, the naval defense show held in South Korea, local defense company LIG Nex1 unveiled its CIC and CMS proposal for the future KDDX destroyer of the ROK Navy.

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/madex-2019/2019/10/madex-2019-lig-nex1-proposes-futuristic-cic-with-holograms-for-rok-navy-kddx-destroyer/


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MADEX 2019: DSME On Track with KSS III Batch 2 Submarine Program for ROK Navy

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At MADEX 2019, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is showcasing a scale model of the KSS III large conventional submarine of the ROK Navy. The company gave us an update on the program, specifically the Batch II variant.

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/madex-2019/2019/10/madex-2019-dsme-on-track-with-kss-iii-batch-2-submarine-program-for-rok-navy/

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MADEX 2019: New 2,000 tons attack submarine joins DSME portfolio

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At MADEX 2019 naval exhibition in Busan (South Korea), local shipyard DSME launched a new attack submarine design dedicated to the export market based on technologies developed for the ROK Navy KSS III submarine.

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/madex-2019/2019/10/madex-2019-new-2000-tons-attack-submarine-joins-dsme-portfolio/

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MADEX 2019: DSME Continues Work on KDDX Design

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The scale model on display at MADEX 2019 is not new. It was unveiled many years ago and is well known. What’s new however are the various hull forms that DSME has been studying in the past years in order to optimize its KDDX design.

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/madex-2019/2019/10/madex-2019-dsme-continues-work-on-kddx-design/

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MADEX 2019: DSME lifts veil on new DW2000L Light Frigate design

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DSME’s new multipurpose light frigate project features a unique flexible modularity design which allows the customer to easily build a tailor-made solution. « In the rapidly changing naval environment, it is only when you can cope with every tasks that you can win, » explains DSME. The Korean shipmaker is proposing four optimized models to meet the customer specifications in term of speed, range, length, crew and mission:

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/madex-2019/2019/10/madex-2019-dsme-lifts-veil-on-new-dw2000l-light-frigate-design/

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MADEX 2019: Sea Sword II combat USV unveiled by LIG Nex1

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At MADEX 2019 naval exhibition in Busan, South Korea, LIG Nex1 is showcasing for the first time a longer and more capable version of the Sea Sword combat Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV).

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/madex-2019/2019/10/madex-2019-sea-sword-ii-combat-usv-unveiled-by-lig-nex1/

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MADEX 2019: KAI’ Surion gets claws with Marine Attack variant

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The weapons package includes a 20 mm Gatling gun with 1,400 rounds, 2.75 inch rocket pods, two quad-launchers for antitank guided missile and two dual-launchers for the MBDA’s Mistral ATAM air-to-air missile. South Korea has been using the ground-based Mistral variant for a while.

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/madex-2019/2019/10/madex-2019-kai-surion-gets-claws-with-marine-attack-variant/

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MADEX 2019: KAI pitching new Surion Mine Countermeasures Helicopter variant to ROK Navy

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At MADEX 2019 in Busan (South Korea), a new Mine Countermeasures Helicopter (MCH) variant is being pitched by Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) to answer the ROK Navy requirement for a new airborne countermeasures capability - Naval News.

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/madex-2019/2019/10/madex-2019-kai-pitching-new-surion-mine-countermeasures-helicopter-variant-to-rok-navy/

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MADEX 2019: HHI Unveils HCX-19 Concept Ship

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HCX-19 stands for Hyundai Combatant eXperimental 2019. It was created to show HHI’s vision of what surface combatants will look like in the 2030ies and its design relies on two concepts.

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/madex-2019/2019/10/madex-2019-hhi-unveils-hcx-19-concept-ship/

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MADEX 2019: HHI Unveils KDDX Design Concept for ROK Navy Future DDG Requirement

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HHI’s KDDX is 156 meters in length with a beam of 19 meters and a displacement of 6,500 tons. As far as weapon systems are concerned, HHI told us the design is fitted with 8x anti-ship missiles, 48x K-VLS forward and 16x K-VLS II aft. K-VLS II by Hanwha will be able to deploy new generation of missiles such as a new land attack cruise missile in development. On top of the helicopter hangar is a next generation CIWS currently in development with South Korea’s Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and which will be called “K-CIWS”.

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/madex-2019/2019/10/madex-2019-hhi-unveils-kddx-design-concept-for-rok-navy-future-ddg-requirement/

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MADEX 2019: Hanwha Defense Unveils ASWUUV for Anti-Submarine Missions

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ASWUUV stand for anti-submarine warfare unmanned underwater vehicle. According to Hanwha Systems, it is a large displacement UUV dedicated to anti-submarine warfare missions. It is fitted with a fuel cell system as energy source, providing it with long range and endurance.

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/madex-2019/2019/10/madex-2019-hanwha-defense-unveils-aswuuv-for-anti-submarine-missions/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 10/29/2019 12:47:03 PM   
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"Armed with a portable anti-aircraft missile system, the ship named after a prominent Soviet explorer, possesses Kalibr cruise missiles, an electronic warfare system and a helicopter launch pad."

https://www.newsweek.com/russia-arctic-ivan-papanin-icebreaker-1468057

Interesting debate that just scratches the "surface"

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/10/28/submarines-are-poised-to-take-on-a-major-role-in-strike-warfare-but-is-that-a-good-idea/


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RE: Naval and Defense News - 11/1/2019 9:01:19 AM   
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SEWIP Block 3 on Track to Deliver Critical Electronic Warfare Improvement to the U.S. Navy

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As Electronic Warfare (EW) continues to shape the future battlespace, Northrop Grumman is advancing a critical capability for the U.S. Navy. The Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) protects surface ships from anti-ship missiles, providing early detection, signal analysis and threat warning.

Three SEWIP block upgrades have been established and a fourth is planned. SEWIP Block 3, being developed by Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), adds electronic attack to the SLQ-32(V) EW system, and is a cornerstone capability that will meet the urgent operational needs of the Fleet. The timing couldn’t be more important, as the pace and complexity of emerging threats continues to escalate.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/sewip-block-3-on-track-to-deliver-critical-electronic-warfare-improvement-to-the-u-s-navy/

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U.S. Navy Experimenting Ressuply of Submarine via Quad Rotor Drone

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Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) in partnership with the University of Hawaii, tested their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capabilities by delivering supplies onto a submarine off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, Oct. 10.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/u-s-navy-experimenting-ressuply-of-submarine-via-quad-rotor-drone/

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BAE Systems to develop next generation towed decoy for US Navy aircraft

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BAE Systems announced on a $36.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy to develop and demonstrate a next-generation, dual band Fiber-Optic Towed Decoy (FOTD) to protect aircraft and pilots from advanced threats.


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US Navy receives 17th and final C-40 transport aircraft
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The US Navy’s C-40 fleet has undergone some major changes in the last few months - adding two airplanes, one squadron and completing its current planned aircraft procurements, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) press office said on October 22.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/us-navy-receives-17th-and-final-c-40-transport-aircraft/

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U.S. Navy Destroyer USS John S. McCain Starting Post-Repairs Sea Trials

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The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) completed her necessary repairs and is underway to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing.

John S. McCain completed repairs and extensive, accelerated upgrades over the last two years, following a collision in August 2017.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/bae-systems-to-develop-next-generation-towed-decoy-for-us-navy-aircraft/

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Newport News Shipbuilding Delivers Final Block III Virginia-Class Submarine to U.S. Navy

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Delaware (SSN 791) is the last and final of eight Block III Virginia-class submarines. The Block III submarines are fitted with the new Virginia Payload Tubes designed to lower costs and increase missile-firing payload possibilities. The first 10 Block I and Block II Virginia-class submarines have 12 individual 21-inch diameter vertical launch tubes able to fire Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMS). The Block III submarines are built with two-larger 87-inch diameter tubes able to house six TLAMS each.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/newport-news-shipbuilding-delivers-final-block-iii-virginia-class-submarine-to-u-s-navy/

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HII Floods Dry Dock in Preparation for Christening Of Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) began flooding the dry dock at its Newport News Shipbuilding division on October 29, where the keel of aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) was laid in 2015.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/hii-floods-dry-dock-in-preparation-for-christening-of-aircraft-carrier-john-f-kennedy-cvn-79/

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USS Gerald R. Ford Returns to Sea Following Long Maintenance Period

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USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) got underway October 25, 2019, for sea trials from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) division following a 15-month pierside maintenance period.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/uss-gerald-r-ford-returns-to-sea-following-long-maintenance-period/

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Australia’s Hobart-class Destroyer HMAS Brisbane Demonstrates CEC with U.S. Navy

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Using remote sensor data from U.S Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stockdale, HMAS Brisbane completed a live missile engagement via the CEC off California. This was a first for the RAN. The event tested the combat system against a range of challenging targets and tactical situations.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/australias-hobart-class-destroyer-hmas-brisbane-demonstrates-cec-with-u-s-navy/

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Russian Navy Icebreaker Ivan Papanin Floated in St. Petersburg

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The Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg floated the Ivan Papanin lead ice-class patrol ship of project 23550.

In terms of weapon systems and equipment, Project 23550 vessels are fitted with a 76-mm AK-176MA main gun; portable air defense systems; helipad and helicopter hangar able to accommodate a Ka-27 class helicopter and unmanned aerial vehicles; two Raptor high-speed assault boats of the Raptor type and one Project 23321 hovercraft. Last but certainly not least, the vessel can be fitted with a containerized version of the Kalibr-NK missile system.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/russian-navy-icebreaker-ivan-papanin-floated-in-st-petersburg/

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Video: Borey-A-class SSBN Knyaz Vladimir Test Fires Bulava Missile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU6NzJNUhDE
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The Knyaz Vladimir Borey-A-class SSBN for the first time test fired Bulava missile in the White Sea, the Defense Ministry said.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/video-borey-a-class-ssbn-knyaz-vladimir-test-fires-bulava-missile/

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India’s AIP system gets boost with operation of land-based prototype

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India's fuel cell-based Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system has crossed several milestones in technology maturity, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has announced.
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As previously reported, Naval Group India engineers are already working with the DRDO for the integration of an Indian designed AIP module. Initially, the 5th and 6th submarine should have received an AIP plug. But due to delays in the propulsion module design at DRDO, it was later decided that the AIP plug will be retrofitted to each Kalvari-class submarine during their first normal refit that occurs every 7 years.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/indias-aip-system-gets-boost-with-operation-of-land-based-prototype/

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U.S. Trying to Counter France’s Frigate Offer to Greece with 4 MMSC

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The United States is seemingly proposing four MMSC vessels to the Hellenic Navy as an alternative to the two FDI frigates deal proposed by France, a local media is reporting.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/u-s-trying-to-counter-frances-frigate-offer-to-greece-with-4-mmsc/

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Lockheed Martin & Fincantieri Start Construction on Royal Saudi Navy 1st MMSC

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A steel cutting ceremony took place yesterday at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Wisconsin for HMS Saud, the first of four Multi Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) on order for the Royal Saudi Navy (RSN).

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/lockheed-martin-fincantieri-start-construction-on-royal-saudi-navy-1st-mmsc/

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French Navy Received First Two Upgraded ATL2s Maritime Patrol Aircraft

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The first two ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) upgraded by Dassault Aviation were delivered to the French Navy (Marine Nationale) at the Lann-Bihoué naval air base.

The contract for the upgraded (standard 6) ATL2 combat system was awarded by the defense procurement agency DGA on October 4, 2013. The program covers a fleet of 18 aircraft. Dassault Aviation will deliver a further five upgraded ATL2s in the period 2020-2023. In parallel, the SIAé aeronautical maintenance center will upgrade 11 aircraft.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/french-navy-received-first-two-upgraded-atl2s-maritime-patrol-aircraft/

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Fincantieri to Build Forward Sections of 4 Future French Navy Logistics Ships

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Fincantieri has been awarded an order from Chantiers de l’Atlantique (CdA) for the construction of the forward sections of four vessels based on the Italian “Vulcano” design.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/10/fincantieri-to-build-forward-sections-of-4-future-french-navy-logistics-ships/



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RE: Naval and Defense News - 11/1/2019 5:58:58 PM   
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We just published our Naval News Monthly Report Episode 9 - October 2019 !

0:54 - USS Gabrielle Giffords LCS 10 Launches 1st Integrated RGM-184A Naval Strike Missile

1:47 - Successful first sea trials for Philippine Coast Guard OCEA OPV 270

2:18 - First British F-35B lands onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth

3:15 - Naval Group Starts Construction of Amiral Ronarc’h – French Navy’s 1st FDI Frigate

4:33 - USS Gerald R. Ford Returns to Sea Following Long Maintenance Period

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>>>>>>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW6AC5W13WY

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 11/4/2019 7:32:45 AM   
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Gulf Island Shipyard Laid Keel of First-in-Class T-ATS for U.S. Navy

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Gulf Island Shipyard held a keel laying ceremony on Oct. 30 for the future USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6), the lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s new class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue vessels.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/gulf-island-shipyard-laid-keel-of-first-in-class-t-ats-for-u-s-navy/

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Some LCS starting operational deployment (at last)

U.S Navy LCS USS Detroit Set Sails for Maiden Deployment

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The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) departed its homeport of Mayport, Florida, for the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility on its maiden deployment Oct. 31.
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USS Detroit is the fourth Freedom-class LCS built by Lockheed Martin at Fincantieri’s Marinette Marine shipyard. It is the first LCS to deploy with the Longbow Hellfire missile as part of its Surface to Surface Mission Module.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/u-s-navy-lcs-uss-detroit-set-sails-for-maiden-deployment/

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Another "idea" that makes sense

U.S. Navy Tested TALONS Elevated Sensor Mast System from a Destroyer during NATO Exercise

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The U.S. Navy recently tested the TALONS system from Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Porter during Exercise Recognised Environmental Picture by Maritime Unmanned Systems REP (MUS) 2019.

TALONS stands for Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems. It is a large, tethered parafoil kite that can carry payloads from a host vessel to 1,000 feet in elevation or more. During REP (MUS), TALONS carried a radar and radio-relay system provided by the United Kingdom in order to extend communication ranges between unmanned vehicles, ships and shore points.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/u-s-navy-tested-talons-elevated-sensor-mast-system-from-a-destroyer-during-nato-exercise/

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China’s CSTC Starts Construction of 3nd & 4th Type 054 A/P Frigate for Pakistan

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A steel cutting ceremony for the final two Type 054 A/P Frigates for Pakistan Navy was held at Hudong Zhonghua shipyard in China on November 1st.

Naval News understands that this steel cutting was for the third and fourth Type 054A/P frigates on order by Pakistan. A similar ceremony for the second frigate was held in December 2018 at Hudong Zhonghua shipyard.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/chinas-cstc-starts-construction-of-3nd-4th-type-054-a-p-frigate-for-pakistan/

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Myanmar Navy’s new LPD ‘Moattama’ in Vladivostok

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The latest addition to the Myanmar Navy fleet, a Landing Platform Dock (LPD) named Moattama, made a port of call in Vladivostok, Russia according to a local media.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/myanmar-navys-new-lpd-moattama-in-vladivostok/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 11/4/2019 1:00:42 PM   
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The Rand Corporation have published a report entitled Trends in Russia's Armed Forces - An Overview of Budgets and Capabilities.

It can be downloaded as a free ebook or read online (pdf format)

https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2573.html?

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 11/4/2019 1:45:34 PM   
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quote:

The Rand Corporation have published a report entitled Trends in Russia's Armed Forces - An Overview of Budgets and Capabilities.


Thanks for this reference. I've added it to CMANO's unofficial Dropbox reference library.

Unofficial - i.e. not sponsored by WarefareSims, MatrixGames, Slitherine, their employees, relatives, pets or ancestors.

As always, any forum member can have access to this Dropbox resource. Just PM me with your email address.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 11/5/2019 12:25:13 PM   
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Looks like the USAF will be testing the Arsenal Plane concept in some way:

http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pages/2019/November%202019/USAF-Leaders-Considering-Arsenal-Plane-Options.aspx

"The concept has been around for years under the Defense Department’s Strategic Capabilities Office."

And work continues on a new jammer:

https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-warfare/2019/11/04/what-makes-the-navys-next-generation-jammer-so-powerful/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 11/5/2019 4:51:24 PM   
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J-11B MLU unveiled. Dubbed J-11BG, equipped with the J-16's multirole AESA.
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RE: Naval and Defense News - 11/6/2019 6:35:05 AM   
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B-52 upgraded with LRASM... P-8A is (likely) next

LRASM Gets Funding for B-52 Integration – Could Find its Way to the P-8A Eventually

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Lockheed Martin, NAVAIR and the U.S. Air Force will start working on the integration of LRASM on the B-52 following a budget allocation in FY 2019. In addition, fit checks of LRASM aboard the P-8A Poseidon MPA were carried out about a year ago.
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Contacted by Naval News, Capt. Will Hargreaves, LRASM program director at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), said “Integration of LRASM on the B-52 will include work by both services [ed. note U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force] in a manner similar to the highly successful B-1 integration program […] This is not a new program. Integration of existing weapons on new aircraft provides flexibility to our warfighter as they continue to pace the threat.”

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/lrasm-gets-funding-for-b-52-integration-could-find-its-way-to-the-p-8a-eventually/


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Kawasaki Launched the 12th & Final Sōryū-class SSK JS Tōryū とうりゅう – 2nd Li-Ion Submarine for JMSDF

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Japan's shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) launched the 12th and final Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). JS Tōryū (とうりゅう) SS-512 is the second submarine of the class to feature Li-Ion batteries.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/kawasaki-launched-the-12th-soryu-class-ssk-ss-512-js-toryu-%e3%81%a8%e3%81%86%e3%82%8a%e3%82%85%e3%81%86-1st-li-ion-submarine-for-jmsdf/

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Mine warfare in the news:

https://news.usni.org/2019/11/05/u-s-naval-offensive-mining-updates-will-focus-on-sub-community-tactics-smart-mines

And an interesting article on F/A-18 training and operations:

https://warontherocks.com/2019/11/improve-super-hornet-training-and-readiness-with-more-missiles-and-fewer-missions/

"Naval aviation should stop strike operations ashore in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan; increase missile-firing allowances; and specialize each FA-18 squadron for either the fighter or attack role."

This one might bring back memories from the 90's

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2019/11/06/the-corps-authorized-marines-to-play-a-special-version-of-doom-in-the-late-90s-to-help-train-for-combat/

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Norway declares IOC for F-35A

https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/major-milestone-norway-declares-ioc-for-f-35a/id2676740/




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Interesting analysis:

https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/11/article/chinas-amphibious-force-emerges/

"And at the end of the day, there’s a big difference between an amphibious force that shows up wanting to be your friend, and one that demands your friendship – or else.

But the US and its key Asian partners had better get to work if they want to keep their friends “rightly influenced.”

It will also be good practice for the day the Chinese MEU/ARGs show up in the Caribbean and Latin America – as they will."

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The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) have published a report entitled The Gulf Military Balance in 2019: A Graphic Analysis.

https://csis-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/publication/191107_Gulf_Military_Balance_0.pdf

111 pages (pdf format)

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The Gulf Military Balance in 2019: A Graphic Analysis.

Thanks for this. I've added it to CMANO's unofficial Dropbox reference library.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 11/9/2019 7:24:13 AM   
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Russia to Develop ASW Variant of Project 22800 Corvette to Secure SSBN Deployments

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Project 22800 Karakurt-class corvettes will become the basis for the development of small antisubmarine warfare ships. They will reliably defend the Russian coast from adversary submarines. The small ships will make it difficult to track Russian nuclear ballistic missile submarines close to the naval bases where they are the most vulnerable, the Izvestia daily writes.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/russian-navy-to-develop-asw-variant-of-project-22800-corvette-to-secure-russian-navy-ssbn-deployments/

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Russia Laid Keel of Project 636.3 Submarines Ufa & Magadan for the Pacific fleet

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The Admiralty Shipyard laid two diesel-electric submarines of project 636.3 for the Pacific fleet. They are the Ufa and the Magadan. Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Nikolai Yevmenov and Admiralty Shipyard CEO Alexander Buzakov participated in the ceremony, the shipyard said.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/russia-laid-keel-of-project-636-3-submarines-ufa-magadan-for-the-pacific-fleet/

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USMC F-35Bs & USS America shaping the future of amphibious operations

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When more than a dozen F-35B Lightning IIs thundered across the skies of the Eastern Pacific and touched down on the USS America on Oct. 8, 2019, it signaled the birth of the most lethal, aviation-capable amphibious assault ship to date.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/usmc-f-35bs-uss-america-shaping-the-future-of-amphibious-operations/

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iXblue’s DriX USV successfully tested by NOAA scientists

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During the month of October, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ship Thomas Jefferson integrated and operated a DriX, an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) created by the French technology company iXblue.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/ixblues-drix-usv-successfully-tested-by-noaa-scientists/

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French Navy eyes new training system for its VBSS teams

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The French Navy’s VBSS (Visit, Board, Seach and Seizure) teams will soon be able to improve their skills ashore with a new training module the French Armed Forces Ministry plans to build next year at the Toulon naval base (south of France), according to an RFP issued on Tuesday.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/french-navy-eyes-new-training-system-for-its-vbss-teams/

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HHI Launched the 2nd and Final Jose Rizal-class Frigate for the Philippine Navy

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South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries launched BRP Antonio Luna, the Philippine Navy’s (PN) second and final Jose Rizal-class frigate. The event took place today at the Ulsan shipyard.
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The lead ship ‘Jose Rizal’ was launched on May 23, 2019 at the same shipyard. It is scheduled for delivery to the Philippine Navy in April 2020 and the Antonio Luna on September 2020.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/hhi-launched-the-2nd-and-final-jose-rizal-class-frigate-for-the-philippine-navy/

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Another short delay for the Dutch Navy Walrus-class submarine replacement program

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The Dutch Secretary of State Barbara Visser still hopes to make a decision this year on the Walrus-class submarines replacement, she recently confirmed to the country’s House of Representatives.

According to Dutch media AD.nl which first published the information yesterday, the long awaited « B-Letter » will announce which company or companies will be allowed to participate in the definition phase. Some imprecise words that could mean a further delay in this 3.5 billion Euros program.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/another-short-delay-for-the-dutch-navy-walrus-class-submarine-replacement-program/


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RE: Naval and Defense News - 11/10/2019 1:36:19 PM   
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The writer has been providing some interesting thoughts regarding the future of the Australian military:

https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/is-the-b-21-bomber-a-viable-option-for-australia/

Monday's storm clouds:

https://www.usnews.com/news/world-report/articles/2019-11-08/russia-positioning-itself-in-libya-to-unleash-migrant-crisis-into-europe

Tuesday, a bit on the S-500:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russias-f-35-killer-report-claims-s-500-air-defense-system-was-tested-syria-95566

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Halifax Shipyard Launches 2nd AOPS for Royal Canadian Navy

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The Royal Canadian Navy’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was launched today, Nov. 10, 2019, at Halifax Shipyard.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/halifax-shipyard-launches-2nd-aops-for-royal-canadian-navy/

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HHI Launched Third Daegu-class FFX Batch II frigate for ROK Navy

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South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) launched ROKS Seoul, the third Daegu-class FFX Batch II frigate for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy). The event took place on November 11th in presence of the Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and ROK Navy Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Sim Seung-seob.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/hhi-launched-third-daegu-class-ffx-batch-ii-frigate-for-rok-navy/

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HII Laid Keel of 1st Flight III Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer

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The keel of the first Flight III destroyer, the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), was ceremoniously laid at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard in Mississippi on November 7, 2019.

DDG 125 will be the first Arleigh Burke class destroyer built in the Flight III configuration with improved capability and capacity to perform Anti-Air Warfare and Ballistic Missile Defense in support of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense mission.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/hii-laid-keel-of-1st-flight-iii-arleigh-burke-class-destroyer/

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KONGSBERG awarded follow-on JSM contract with Japan

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Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has entered into a follow-on contract with Japan to supply the JSM (Joint Strike Missile) for their fleet of F-35 fighter aircraft. The contract is valued 450 MNOK.

This latest announcement follows an initial contract signed earlier this year between Kongsberg and Japan to supply the initial deliveries of JSM.

The JSM is a 5th generation stealth air-to surface missile that can be carried internally in the F-35 thus ensuring the aircraft’s low-signature capabilities. The JSM has superior performance against well-defended sea- and land targets across long distances.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/kongsberg-awarded-follow-on-jsm-contract-with-japan/

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Russia’s Pacific Fleet Udaloy-class Destroyer & Oscar II-class SSN set for Tsirkon Missile Upgrade

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The Project 1155 large antisubmarine warfare (ASW) ship Marshal Shaposhnikov (NATO reporting name: Udaloy-class) and the Project 949A Antey nuclear-powered submarine Irkutsk (Oscar-II-class) being upgraded for Russia’s Pacific Fleet will be able to launch advanced Tsirkon hypersonic missiles, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/russias-pacific-fleet-udaloy-class-destroyer-oscar-ii-class-ssn-set-for-tsirkon-missile-upgrade/

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Airbus VSR700 VTOL UAV enhanced prototype performed maiden flights

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The Airbus Helicopters VSR700 naval VTOL UAV made its maiden flight on November 8 at the Aix-en-Provence drone test center (south of France). Several test captive-flights were successfully performed on an enhanced version of the UAV.

The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings on Friday 8th of November with the longest flight lasting around ten minutes, the company announced

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/airbus-vsr700-vtol-uav-enhanced-prototype-performed-maiden-flights/

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MMSC for Hellenic Navy: No, the cost is not € 2 billion, it is double the amount

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Since the first announcement of the US position through the so-called P&A (Price and Availability) which reportedly was priced at 2 billion euros for four vessels and follow on support (FOS), we had expressed serious reservations. In keeping with our public information ethics, the issue has been further explored in terms of the cost of those ships as we reiterate that in every respect, the price of 2 billion euros for the vessels, their weapons and their FOS is insanely low.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/mmsc-for-hellenic-navy-no-the-cost-is-not-e-2-billion-it-is-double-the-amount/

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Long article on hypersonic weapons:

https://warontherocks.com/2019/11/hypersonic-weapons-tactical-uses-and-strategic-goals/

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Italian Navy 1st PPA ‘Paolo Thaon di Revel’ Starts Sea Trials

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The Italian Navy's first Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ship (PPA) “Paolo Thaon di Revel” started sea trials, setting sails in the blue waters of the Gulf of La Spezia on 12th Nov 2019.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/italian-navy-1st-ppa-paolo-thaon-di-revel-starts-sea-trials/

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UK MoD Formally Awards Type 31 Frigate Contract to Babcock

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The UK Ministry of Defence today formally awarded Babcock International Group PLC the contract for the Royal Navy's future Type 31e Frigates.

The Type 31 general-purpose frigate programme will provide the UK with a fleet of five ships, at an average production cost of £250 million per ship. The overal program cost is set to be £2 billion (£1.25 billion value to prime contractor Babcock).

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/uk-mod-formally-awards-type-31-frigate-contract-to-babcock/

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EU Launches Two New PESCO Projects in the field of Naval Defense

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The European Council launched 13 new collaborative projects under the Permanent Structured Cooperation on Defence and Security (PESCO) scheme on November 12 2019. Two of these new projects focus on the maritime domain: A European Patrol Corvette (EPC) and a Maritime Unmanned Anti-Submarine System (MUSAS). There is now a total of 6 PESCO projects in the naval defense field.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/eu-launches-two-new-pesco-projects-in-the-field-of-naval-defense/

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MBDA Working on a European Endo-Atmospheric BMD & Hypersonic Missile Interceptor

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Europe's missile leader MBDA announced it is ready to meet the challenge of Europe’s future missile defence and is working on the TWISTER project which calls for a next generation land and sea based interceptor capable of countering current and future missile threats.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/mbda-working-on-a-european-endo-atmospheric-bmd-hypersonic-missile-interceptor/

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Senegal Orders 3 Offshore Patrol Vessels from French Shipyard Piriou

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The Ministry of Armed Forces of Senegal and French shipbuilder PIRIOU signed November 17 a procurement contract for three OPV 58 S for the Navy of Senegal. The vessels will be fitted with missile systems, a first for this African navy.

Length: 62.20 meters

Width: 9.50 meters

Draft: 2.90 meters

Speed: 21 knots

Range / Endurance: 25 days, 4,500 nautical miles @ 12 knots

Hull / Structure: Steel / Aluminum

Accommodations: 48 (24 crew + 24 mission personnel)

Stern ramp for two RHIBs

Based on the images, the OPV 58 S will be fitted with missile systems, a first for both the Senegalese Navy and the Piriou shipyard. The weapons suite of the OPV 58 S appears to consist of:

A 76mm main gun by Leonardo
4x anti-ship missiles placed forward (likely Marte by MBDA)
2x 12.7mm manned manchine guns on the bridge wings
2x 20mm remote weapon stations (Narwhal by Nexter) at the back of the bridge
A SIMBAD-RC surface to air system by MBDA (maybe in its SPIMM containerized variant).

Edit: Contacted by Naval News, MBDA confirmed that the missiles systems are SIMBAD-RC (not SPIMM) and Marte MK2/N. Naval Group will supply the combat management system (POLARIS).

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/senegal-orders-3-offshore-patrol-vessels-from-french-shipyard-piriou/


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Pretty nice summary for those new to the topic:

https://thestrategybridge.org/the-bridge/2019/11/19/the-importance-of-the-tactical-level-the-arab-israeli-war-of-1973

Monday news: A new draft?

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/11/19/rising-costs-dwindling-recruit-numbers-increasing-demands-may-bring-back-the-draft/

and what goes around, comes around:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-usa-military-idUSKBN1XU0UP

while another strategic paper about Australia lately:

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2019/11/20/the_great_game_in_the_south_pacific_114858.html

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Thursday:

Impossible to comment on this one within this Thread without getting political:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7712261/Putin-says-dead-scientists-died-trying-create-weapon-no-equal-world.html

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Just for scenario authors information — no SS-21 Scarab(Tochka-U) in the active service anymore.

Land Forces complete rearmament on Iskander tactical missile system

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ORIGINAL: kevinkins

Thursday:

Impossible to comment on this one within this Thread without getting political:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7712261/Putin-says-dead-scientists-died-trying-create-weapon-no-equal-world.html

Why? Because no scientist in the West has ever died trying to create any weapon?

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 11/23/2019 12:27:35 PM   
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Just thinking to leave Putin (a head of state) out of the discussion.

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https://zen.yandex.ru/media/greatrussia/sobianin-sluchaino-rassekretil-noveishuiu-raketu-dlia-su57-5dd57352f7b0f702d253e0a7

Supposedly an inadvertent disclosure of the new AAM for the Su-57 Felon. No details provided of what the missile on the top shelf is.
Like a short R-77-1 aft which makes me a bit suspect, and the nose and thus sensor is obscured by the red cap?
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I found this (Slovak) commentary about the mythical K30 dating from 2002!.
Its intriguing in that the description of the dynamic layout is much like the missile on the top shelf.

The Russian press recently reported that Vympel NPO is working hard on a new type of missile K-30, which is to compete with its predecessor, the world famous R-73 (AA-11 ARCHER). It is not customary for one company to develop two competing types. It is assumed that the K-30 could be introduced into the arms of the Russian Air Force as early as 2002. It is possible that the K-30 is referred to only as a designation for another improved version of the PLØS R-73. The K-30 is likely to be equipped with a specially developed exit nozzle with extreme deflection capability in combination with a gas dynamic control, which, compared to the R-73, gives the K-30 outstanding maneuverability, greater flexibility, reach and stability over a wide speed range. The swing-out nozzle control is so effective that engineers could have abandoned the front stabilization and steerable wings and only equipped it with small rear steerable wings. An interesting feature is the qualitatively new two-mode passive radar / imaging infrared guidance system. Missile K-30 will most likely be armed especially combat aircraft MiG-29, MiG-31, Su-27 and perhaps Su-35.


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RE: Naval and Defense News - 11/24/2019 4:42:34 PM   
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Since the theme of new russian AAMs has emerged, I'm taking the opportunity for asking here:

Has any image of the R-37 (AA-13 Arrow/Axehead?) being operationaly deployed, surfaced at all?

Or does it remains still a paper missile?

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 11/24/2019 4:57:39 PM   
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Since the theme of new russian AAMs has emerged, I'm taking the opportunity for asking here:

Has any image of the R-37 (AA-13 Arrow/Axehead?) being operationaly deployed, surfaced at all?

Or does it remains still a paper missile?

Ancalagon

For my tuppence worth,
Not an operational aircraft that I've come across whilst looking specifically for AAM RUAF stuff, but the usual press releases hinting at it, and from memory manufacturers commenting on being funded to make them.
Being semi recessed carriage and being quite similar to the R-33 I think you could miss it in a distant photo though?

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