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  • Not by Stealth Alone: Russian Corvettes to Get Ability to Shoot Down Enemy Jets

    10/10/2016 10:47:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 10.10.2016
    © Photo: Zelenodolsk Shipyard The Russian small missile ship Buyan-M will be equipped with the naval version of the Pantsir surface-to-air missile and an anti-aircraft artillery weapon system as well as a sophisticated radar, the Russian newspaper Izvestia quoted a Russian Navy source as saying. "The Buyan-M's design, featuring a new radar, has already been agreed. Apart from the radar, the Buyan-M will get the Pantsir-SM system," the source said, adding that the radar is currently being tested on board the Russian small missile ship Molniya. The Pantsir-SM, which is an improved version of the Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense system,...
  • These Little Russian Corvettes Will Turn the Black Sea Into a Fortress

    08/07/2016 11:11:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 07.08.2016
    © Photo: Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau The Black Sea Fleet is expected to receive a batch of five new Project 22800 'Karakut' ('Black Widow') warships, classified as both 'small missile ships' and 'small corvettes'. Commenting on the prospects for the new vessels, military journalist Boris Stepnov suggested that the new ships will allow the Navy to turn the Black Sea into a fortress. The Zelenodolsk Plant shipyard has received another order, this time for five small multipurpose Project 22800 missile ships. The next-generation vessel has a displacement of 800 tons, is 65 meters long, 10 meters wide, and has...
  • Russia Hands Egypt Keys to Brand-New Corvette Warship

    06/27/2016 2:12:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 25.06.2016
    The Russian Project 1241 class R-32 missile corvette has been handed to Egypt, RIA Novosti quoted Russian Navy spokesman Viktor Kochemazov as confirming on Saturday. The warship will help Cairo counter terrorism not only on land but also at sea, Kochemazov said, without elaborating on when the vessel was delivered to Egyptian Navy. In August 2015, it was reported that the Egyptian Defense Ministry said that they received the R-32, equipped with the Moskit missile system.The Ministry said at the time that a group of Egyptian sailors and engineers will be sent to Russia, where they will be trained ahead...
  • Italy’s Fincantieri strikes it rich in Qatar, gets a €4 bn order to supply 5 warships

    06/15/2016 11:21:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    ItalyEurope24 ^ | June 15, 2016 | Gianni Dragoni
    Italian state-controlled ship builder Fincantieri has won a €4 billion contract from Qatar as leader of Italy’s defense industry to supply five warships equipped with radars, systems and missiles, according to trustworthy sources of Il Sole 24 Ore-ItalyEurope24. The official ratification of the agreement will take place tomorrow afternoon in Rome between Italy’s Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti and her counterpart from Doha, Khalid bin Muhammad Al-Attiyar. Fincantieri will supply to Doha four corvette warships and a support vessel. The order is very important also for Leonardo-Finmeccanica, which is bound to receive about half the total amount for the supply of...
  • German Navy K130 Corvettes Ready for Saab RBS-15 Mk3 Anti-Ship Missiles

    06/09/2016 4:45:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 08 June 2016 | Stelios Kanavakis and Xavier Vavasseur
    The German Navy (Marine) has authorized on 3 June 2016 the use of the surface-to-surface Saab RBS-15 Mk3 missiles aboard the Braunschweig class (K-130) corvette. This type of missiles will give the Marine the capability to engage land targets from the sea. German Navy Braunschweig class corvettes (K130) The RBS-15 Mk3 was selected in 2004 through an international tender; with the other two contenders being Kongsberg’s Naval Strike Missile and Boeing’s Harpoon Block II missiles. However, following technical delays and two failed fire-tests in 2013, the missiles were successfully fire-tested in 2015. The German Navy is the second one, after...

    06/04/2016 11:25:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Quwa ^ | June 04 2016 | Bilal Khan
    An Ada-class corvette. Turkey’s new defence minister, Fikri Işık , visited Pakistan on Friday and informed the media that a number big-ticket programs are underway between the two countries. In fact, Turkey and Pakistan committed to enhancing defence and defence industry ties at the beginning of May. The programs on the table include the Pakistan Army’s interest in the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) T-129 ATAK attack helicopter, the sale of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Super Mushshak trainers to Turkey, and two Pakistan Navy programs – the upgrading of the Navy’s three Agosta 90B submarines and the possible purchase of four...
  • Royal Norwegian Navy Skjold-class Corvette Fires NSM against Coastal Land Target

    06/03/2016 12:09:55 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 01 June 2016
    The Norwegian Navy released footage and images showing a Skjold-class corvette launching a Naval Strike Missile (NSM) against a land target. The test took place on Monday, in Andřy is the northernmost municipality in Nordland county. It was a first for the Norwegian Navy. Skjold class corvette Storm hits a simulated control center with an NSM missile The Storm corvette launched the NSM against a simulated enemy control center. The target was located right on the coast but the test demonstrates the Norwegian Navy's new capability to strike land targets (even ones located further inland) with its Skjold-class corvettes or...
  • 'Red' Corvette: Russia Ready to Install Engines in Its New Stealth Warship

    04/30/2016 4:57:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    The Gremyashchy, a sophisticated new Russian naval ship, will be equipped with domestically made engines, according to the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry. The Project 20385 Gremyashchy corvette will get the engines before the end of May 2015, according to the Ministry. The Russian Navy had previously planned to equip the corvette with engines produced by the German company MTU. However, like dozens of other contracts with companies from countries which imposed sanctions against Russia in 2014, these plans were scrapped. With the four engines due to be transported to the Gremyashchy by the end of May, the...
  • ROC Navy to Build Three Air Defense Catamaran Corvettes based on Tuo River-class

    03/15/2016 6:35:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | March 15, 2016
    The ROC Navy (Republic of China - Taiwan) has ordered three air defense catamaran corvettes based on the existing Tuo River-class. It is rumored the corvettes are expected to be fitted with Mk 41 VLS for a new naval variant of the Sky Bow III (Tien Kung III) surface to air missiles. It remains to be seen however if such large missiles can fit on a small platform like this catamaran corvette. Same thing goes for long range radar sensors. The "Tuo River" Catamaran Corvette sailing under its own power. Picture: Internet/Lee Chung Wei Other weapon system should include Sky...
  • France Proposing Four More Vessels (2 Corvettes 1 OPV & 1 Patrol Vessel) to the Egyptian Navy

    12/24/2015 8:12:45 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 24 December 2015
    According to well connected French financial newspaper La Tribune, France is proposing four more vessels to the Egyptian Navy: Two more Gowind class corvettes, one OPV and another patrol vessel. The Egyptian Navy future GOWIND class corvette. They will be fitted with 8x Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missiles, 16x VL MICA surface to air missiles (both by MBDA), Torpedoes, a 76mm main gun (Oto Melara) and 2x 20mm remote weapon stations. Image: DCNS If the proposal is accepted, the Egyptian Navy would have 11 french-built vessels in its fleet. Over the last year DCNS has established strategic relations with...
  • Eye-Catching Photos of State-of-the-Art Russian Corvette Boggle the Mind

    09/07/2015 6:12:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 62 replies
    A spate of eye-catching photos of the most advanced Russian corvette, Boykiy, has been obtained by a correspondent from the Russian website A correspondent from the Russian website has managed to obtain an array of unique photos of the sophisticated Russian corvette Boykiy. This multi-role ship, which is the third corvette built under the Project 20380 program, entered service with the Russian Baltic Fleet in 2013. The 105-meter-long Boykiy has a full displacement of 2,200 metric tons and a maximum speed of 27 knots (about 50 kilometers) per hour. If necessary, the corvette can take on board the...
  • Design of Future TKMS Built Saar 6 MEKO A100 Corvettes for Israeli Navy Unveiled

    08/23/2015 4:57:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 23 August 2015
    Israeli web portal Walla! recently published an interview with the head of the Israeli Navy's equipment division, Moshe Zana, who provided some details on the SAAR 6 vessel project ordered from Germany. Speaking during the Israel Air Force ceremony on December 25th 2014, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel ordered four new patrol vessels from Germany: "Today, I am pleased to announce that three days ago, we added an important component to our defensive force. We purchased four new Saar vessels from Germany". The Israeli Ministry of Defense completed in May 2015 the negotiations for purchase of four...
  • First Chinese-Built C28A Corvette for Algerian Navy Started Sea Trials in East China Sea

    08/14/2015 7:34:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 14 August 2015
    According to pictures taken by Chinese spotters, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, a wholly owned subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC, the largest shipbuilding group in China) started sea trials of the first C28A Corvette on order for the Algerian Navy. Algeria signed a contract with China Shipbuilding Trading Co (CSTC) for construction of three C28A corvettes in March 2012. Chinese spotters took pictures showing the first of three future Algerian Navy C28A Corvette (hull number 920) sailing out of Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard near Shanghai under her own power for builder trials in the East China Sea. CSTC representatives at DSA 2014 explained...
  • Mexican Navy (Armada de México) Looking to Procure Six New Frigates by 2024

    08/10/2015 4:42:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 10 August 2015
    According to Mexican media, the Ministry of Treasury and Public Finance of Mexico announced an official request by the Mexican Ministry of the Navy: Allocation of about US $ 355.7 million to start consutrction of a new Frigate for the Mexican Navy frigate new type in a national shipyard. Gowind 2500 Corvette. Image: DCNS The amount of appropriations should be distributed over three years (2016-2018). It is expected that the frigate will be launched by 2018 and handed over to the Mexican Navy in 2020. According to the same local media, by 2024 the Navy of Mexico expect to get...
  • France in talks with Egypt for new corvette sale: diplomat

    07/26/2015 6:32:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | July 25 2015
    Egypt is in talks with France to buy two more naval corvettes, a French diplomat said Saturday, as Paris's Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited Cairo in an African tour. French shipbuilder DCNS had already signed a contract estimated at one billion euros ($1.1 billion) to supply four Gowind-class corvettes to Egypt, which also became the first country to purchase French Rafale jets. Le Drian, whose government has developed close ties with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, met the leader and his defence minister on Saturday morning. "There is a bid for two more corvettes; the discussions are ongoing," the...
  • Vietnam to Procure 2 more Gepard 3.9 class Frigates & Considering 4 Tarantul-class Corvettes

    07/11/2015 1:15:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 11 July 2015
    Vietnam and Russia are in the final stages of negotiation for the sale of two Gepard-3.9 class (Project 11661) light stealth frigates. The Vietnam People's Navy is also considering the procurement of 4 more Tarantul-class (Project 1241.8). Vietnames People's Navy Gepard 3.9 class (Project 1166.1E) Frigate (picture: Zelenodolsk) Vietnam already has two Russian-made Gepard 3.9 class light frigates, with two more currently undergoing final systems outfitting. The extra procurement of two more frigates would bring the total inventory to 6 vessels of this class in the Vietnam People's Navy fleet. According to its builder, Zelenodolsk shipyard, the Vietnamese Gepard 3.9...
  • Corvette's 60th Birthday June 30th

    06/28/2015 8:02:45 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 34 replies ^ | June 29, 2013 | Diego Rosenberg
    You may want to set your smartphone's alarm for June 30, 2013 to commemorate the anniversary of the first Corvette to roll off the line in Flint, Michigan. That's quite a late introduction for a vehicle (and it explains why only 300 were built until the 1954 model year, when production moved to St. Louis) but it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship between Chevrolet and American. [sic]
  • Germany set to buy four multi-role warships

    06/12/2015 7:08:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 9, 2015
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has a budget of around 4 billion euros (2.9 billion pounds) to buy four new multi-role combat ships and plans to issue a tender open to European firms, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday. The new MKS 180 warships are expected to be delivered from 2023. They are intended to be capable of attacking targets on land and underwater, and providing aerial protection to other vessels in a range of 20 km (12 miles). A ministry source said German firms, notably Luerssen, would be well placed to compete for the contract. The defence...
  • Man and his dog found dead after car malfunctions

    06/11/2015 7:02:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 81 replies
    A U.S. Army veteran and his dog were found dead in his car after an electronic malfunction caused the pair to be trapped inside the man’s Corvette, police say. ... Michael Flash, owner of Corvette Specialists, told NBC News that Corvettes have "a manual release lever safety feature that is next to the driver’s seat closest to the door, but most people are unaware of this feature."
  • Russia to Close Stealth Corvette Project Over Lack of Foreign Components

    05/20/2015 6:23:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The first two vessels of the Project 20385 class, which is a derivative of the Steregushchy class (Project 20380) corvette featuring better electronics, air defenses and extended operational range, are the Gremyashchy and the Provorny corvettes. “Foreign-made equipment was installed on Project 20385 corvettes, and certain problems have emerged due to present-day events,” said Leonid Kuzmin, the marketing director of the Severnaya Verf shipyard. The two vessels are in various stages of completion and will be equipped with domestically-produced substitutes of foreign-made spare parts. According to earlier reports, a German contractor terminated a deal to supply engines...
  • Argentina set to sign deal for Chinese corvettes

    02/05/2015 10:23:21 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2015-02-04
    Visiting Beijing between Feb. 3-5, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina is set to sign an agreement with China to increase the military-to-military cooperation between two nations, according to the UK-based Jane's Defence Weekly. Under the agreement, China North Industries Corporation will help Argentina produce a version of the VN1 wheeled armored personnel carrier, while China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation will help develop various types of naval ship. China is understood to have introduced five of its P18 export corvettes to Argentina. A source from the Argentine government said the vessels are estimated to cost US$50 million each. Known as...
  • New ‘Tuo Jiang’ corvette beefs up naval firepower

    12/27/2014 4:30:19 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Taipei Times ^ | Dec 27, 2014 | Jason Pan
    Senior naval officials hinted earlier this week that the new-generation Tuo Jiang-class corvette (沱江艦) could be dispatched to beef up security measures around the disputed Spratly Islands (Nansha Islands, 南沙群島) in the South China Sea if the need arises. Responding to enquiries from legislators, Navy Chief of Staff Hsiao Wei-min (蕭維民) said the recently commissioned Tuo Jiang stealth missile corvette would able to reach Taiwan’s military outpost on Itu Aba Island (Taiping Island, 太平島) within one day. Taiping, spanning 46 hectares, is the largest island in the Spratlys, and has permanent troops from Coast Guard Administration units stationed there. The...
  • The Kentucky County That Builds the Corvette Is About to Become Right-to-Work

    12/12/2014 8:17:35 PM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies ^ | Dec. 12, 2014 | James Sherk
    The momentum for right-to-work measures at the local level across the country might be gaining steam: Kentucky’s Warren County — which includes Bowling Green — just passed a local right-to-work ordinance. A 5–1 bipartisan majority of the country legislature voted to make union dues voluntary for private-sector workers. The measure comes up for a second and final reading next week. If it passes, then unions will lose the ability to compel workers in Warren County (home to a sizeable GM plant) to pay union dues — at least until the inevitable court challenge. The National Labor Relations Act, which largely...
  • Meet China's Submarine Hunting Frigate

    11/13/2014 8:24:49 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | November 14, 2014 | Ankit Panda
    According to a report earlier this week by IHS Jane’s 360, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned its first Type 056-variant Jingdao-class corvette (Type 056A) with an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) specialization. The Type 056 corvettes entered service in the PLAN in 2012 and are stealth missile corvettes. They primarily specialize in anti-surface ship warfare. Although rumors of an ASW-focused Type 056-variant have been around for at least a year, Jane‘s cites a ” PLA-linked media report on 11 November” as noting that a vessel named the Zhuzhou has been inducted into the PLAN’s South Sea fleet as...
  • DCNS Confirms Sale of 10 Gowind Corvettes, Expects More (French warships)

    11/03/2014 7:15:03 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    PARIS --- France’s DCNS shipyards group has for the first time officially confirmed the sale of 10 Gowind corvettes to Egypt and Malaysia, together worth about 1.5 billion euros, and which have vindicated the company’s investment in this new class of warships. Further sales are anticipated. The Gowind design is derived from L’Adroit, an innovative ship combining certain attributes of frigates and offshore patrol vessels that DCNS developed on its own funds to meet what it believed was a market niche offering significant growth potential and a lack of credible competition. Gowinds are small frigates or large corvettes, rather than...
  • A new stealth corvette from France

    10/28/2014 10:35:20 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Oct 29, 2014
    At Eurosatory 2014 CMS unveiled the latest concept design of its new C Sword 90 stealth corvette, a direct descendant of the Combattante family of compact missile boats that was first introduced in the 1960s. Part of its efficiency results from the inversed stem, contributing for enhanced propulsive efficiency and sea keeping. The round bilge shaped hull also contributes to better endurance in strong wind and rough sea conditions. Image: CMS The distinctive shape of the C Sword 90 depicts an innovative hull formation and superstructure design with sloped surfaces, developed in collaboration with naval architect Thierry Verhaaren, who also...
  • Taiwan's self-designed corvette undergoes testing

    10/27/2014 6:42:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2014/10/27 | Claudia Liu and Lilian Wu
    Taipei, Oct. 27 (CNA) Taiwan's first locally designed stealth missile corvette, the 502-ton Tuo Chiang (Tuo River), began sea trials of its dynamic system Monday. The ship was towed from the Lung Teh Shipbuidling Co. at the port of Nanfangao in Yilan County and sailed to waters south of Kueishan Island and north of Hualien Harbor. Despite heavy seas off the port of Suao, the twin-hull construction of the corvette enabled it to maintain high-speed navigation. The Navy said the tests entailed checking whether the engine can meet the requirements of traveling at high and low speeds. After the tests,...
  • Germany gives Israel deep discount on missile boats

    10/19/2014 6:49:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    i24news ^ | October 19th 2014
    Germany does about-face on refusal to grant 30-percent discount for vessels Germany has agreed to slash about one-third off the price of three fast missile boats, which Israel wants to buy, putting to rest a crisis between the two countries. he vessels, priced at almost $1 billion, are intended to protect the gas rigs off Israel’s shore. According to the daily Haaretz, Israel had asked for a 30-percent discount such as it had received on the purchase of German submarines. But at the beginning of May, German’s national security adviser Christoph Heusgen told his Israeli counterpart Yossi Cohen following the...
  • ROC Navy Catamaran Corvette "Tuo River", first Taiwanese LCS, started Sea Trials

    09/28/2014 10:03:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 28 September 2014
    Taiwan's first vessel in a new class of 12 catamaran corvettes started its trials at sea. The "Tuo River" was going out at sea for the first time from Suao in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan county, where it was christened in March this year. The corvette will undergo a series of sea trials before its commissioning expected in the first half of 2015. The "Tuo River" Catamaran Corvette sailing under its own power. Picture: Internet/Lee Chung Wei This new vessel project was first unveiled during TADTE 2013, the Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition, in August 2013. The corvette was built...
  • Royal Malaysian Navy Releases First Official Image of its LCS-SGPV Corvette

    08/27/2014 11:28:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | August 27, 2014
    The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) unveiled for the first time an official rendering of its future Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) - Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV). The vessel is based on DCNS' Gowind Combat corvette design. DCNS is the warship design authority while local shipyard Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn will be in charge of buidling the vessels locally. The RMN's LCS will have a length of 111 meters and a displacement of 3,100 tons. The 6 vessels will be fitted with 57mm Mark 3 main guns with stealth cupola from BAE Systems Bofors. It was confirmed to us during LIMA...
  • India Shows Off a New Warship as Its Maritime Rivalry With China Deepens

    08/22/2014 12:46:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 22, 2014 | David Stout
    New Delhi needs more firepower to protect its stake in the Indian Ocean, defense experts say The Indian navy will add another warship into its rapidly expanding fleet over the weekend as it seeks to counter China’s growing supremacy on the high seas of the Indo-Pacific. The INS Kamorta, which Indian officials are lauding as the nation’s first domestically built antisubmarine warship, will be unveiled to the public on Saturday during a ceremony at a naval dockyard in the eastern seaboard city of Visakhapatnam. Earlier this month, newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi christened the nation’s newest naval destroyer, the...
  • Russian stealth corvette put British Navy on alert off Danish coast - media

    06/26/2014 6:13:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Russia Today ^ | June 25, 2014
    The Soobrazitelny head corvette (RIA Novosti / Alexei Danichev) A British frigate was dispatched to track a mysterious battleship that covertly sneaked in close to Denmark’s coast. The ship turned out to be Russian stealth corvette conducting a complex checkout of battle systems, according to British media. Russian naval drills in the Baltic Sea drew some heat after British HMS Montrose (a type 23 frigate) had to establish line-of-sight range with an unidentified warship cruising off the territorial waters of NATO-member Denmark on June 19. In harsh conditions of 30 knot winds, British sailors identified the warship as Russia’s 104-metre-long...
  • India's new anti-submarine warfare corvette ready to sail out

    06/24/2014 11:21:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    India's newly-built anti submarine warfare (ASW) corvette Kamorta is now ready to join the Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet. The warship is slated to be commissioned into the Indian Navy in July at Vishakhapatnam, where a nuclear submarine - Arihant - is also being built indigenously. Now docked at the fitting-out jetty (FOJ) of Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE) here, Kamorta - a super-sophisticated frontline warship with stealth features - is readying to sail out to play its role as Indian Navy's newest submarine hunter/killer, a defence ministry statement said Tuesday. It will be the first warship armed with...
  • DCNS Wins €1Bn Egyptian Order for Corvettes

    06/03/2014 11:51:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    PARIS --- Egypt recently awarded French shipyard group DCNS a €1 billion contract for the acquisition of four Gowind corvettes, the French news website La Tribune reported June 3, adding that the French offer had beaten off rival bids from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (Meko A200 corvettes) and the Dutch Damen Schelde group (Sigma corvette). This contract has not been announcement or confirmed. The contract covers two ships with another two on option, of which one would be built in France and the others in Egypt. The Gowind design selected by Egypt is the Gowind 2,400 tonne variant, fitted with...
  • 1967 Corvette with 2,996 miles to be offered at auction

    03/21/2014 10:39:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 83 replies ^ | 2-26-2014 | Jay Ramey
    People generally buy a Chevrolet Corvette planning to drive the wheels off it, but examples with absurdly low mileage have to come from somewhere. Cars suffer a small breakdown and are parked for years, owners suddenly pass away and their children don't know what to do with the cars, vehicles get donated to museums... the list of usual suspects for something like this is pretty limited. But the story of this unrestored and completely original 1967 Chevrolet Corvette with just 2,996 miles on the clock is a new one for us. Here's what we know: Don McNamara turned 30 in...
  • Egypt Navy strikes €1 billion tentative agreement for 4 French corvettes: Report

    03/06/2014 9:32:11 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Ahram Online, Egypt ^ | Thursday 6 Mar 2014
    French newspaper La Tribune reveals Egyptian Navy Forces about to acquire four Gowind corvettes from French DCNS in a €1 billion deal French newspaper La Tribune has revealed that Egyptian Navy Forces have struck a tentative agreement worth €1 billion with French Naval Defence Company DCNS to purchase four Gowind corvettes, three of which will be manufactured in Egypt. According to La Tribune, the four corvettes weigh 2,400 tonnes and are equipped with surface-to-air VL Mica and sea-sea Exocet missiles. The newspaper reported that French DCNS won the bid to provide the corvettes to the Egyptian navy against the Meko...
  • Recent order of Two Oerlikon Millennium 35mm naval guns could be for Ukrainian Corvette

    02/18/2014 12:34:05 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 17 February 2014
    We recently reported that German defense company Rheinmetall received an order for two Oerlikon Millennium automatic cannons from a European navy. According to Russian sources, the unnamed custromer could be Ukraine. Indeed Ukrainian Navy has an ongoing corvette program (Project 58250) with several western equipment onboard including two of the Rheinmetall Close In Weapon System (CIWS). The latest Project 58250 corvette design as shown by Ukrspecexport during International exhibition "Arms and Security-2013". Note the two 35mm guns by the helicopter hangar. The first ship of Project 58250 "Vladimir Veliky" is currently under construction at the Black Sea Shipyard in Nikolaev....
  • Hennessey now selling a 707 hp street-legal Corvette

    02/13/2014 5:49:04 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 63 replies ^ | 2-13-14 | Craig Hlavaty
    Last year, Sealy Texas based automaker Hennessey announced plans to introduce a modified, customer-friendly version of the 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray they modified to be faster than any other production Corvette, including the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. The 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray with the HPE700 Twin Turbo Upgrade is now ready for the public. The 700 stands for the 707 horsepower the car boasts after Hennessey's mechanics are done installing all the bells and whistles. That's a street-legal 707 horsepower car. For comparison, consider that the 2014 Honda Accord comes with 185 horsepower. A Toyota Prius has 134 horsepower. They have...
  • UAE Navy gets sixth Baynunah Corvette Class ship

    02/08/2014 1:03:32 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | 8 February 2014 | WAM
    The Baynunah Corvette Class Programme is one of the biggest warship construction programme implemented by the ADSB for the UAE Navy. The Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company (ADSB) has delivered Al Hili, the sixth and last of the Baynunah Corvette Class Programme, to the UAE Navy in a grand ceremony attended by Rear Admiral Ibrahim Al Musharrakh, Commander of the UAE Naval Forces, top navy officers and Khaled Al Maraikhi, Chief Operating Officer, ADSB, and Chief of Pakistani Naval Staff Admiral Asif Sandila. Baynunah Corvettes are a unique class of warship with multi-mission capabilities, including coastal patrol and surveillance, mine...
  • Type 056 corvette, China's new anti-sub weapon of choice

    01/30/2014 11:29:27 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-01-31
    While most Western military experts focused their attention on the production of the Shenyang J-15, China's first carrier-based fighter and the launch of larger surface combat vessels including two Type 054A frigates and one Type 052D destroyer, the official website of the People's Liberation Army Navy said that the Type 056 Jiangdao-class corvette is in fact the ship class that the nation produced the most of in 2013. The Beijing-based Sina Military Network indicated that ten Type 056 Jiangdao-class corvettes had been launched this year to replace the older Type 037 submarine chasers. Mounted with two triple torpedo tubes, the...
  • 200MPH On A Texas Toll Road, In a C7 Corvette

    12/17/2013 12:51:07 PM PST · by nascarnation · 110 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 12/17/2013 | Jack Baruth
    In what he claims is a first-ever trip to 200mph by a tuned C7, JH “tests” the Ez-Tag system by blowing past it at more than double the already-enthusiastic 80mph toll-road speed limit. Interestingly enough, the factory speedometer in the LCD display appears to be dead-on accurate. “The road is smooth as silk, easy-breezy,” Hennessey indicates, in a phrase that will no doubt launch at least a dozen imitators.
  • What a shock — Corvette sales soar as Tesla stock price plunges

    11/02/2013 8:04:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/2/2013 | Grae Stafford
    Super trendy electric car manufacturer Tesla has seen “it’s biggest one-month loss of market value” according to Bloomberg news.Tesla lost 17 percent of its value in the month of October. This means that the value of the Palo Alto based company has slipped from its peak of $23.5 billion to $19.4 billion. Bloomberg notes that the company’s loss of value in the month of October is higher than its entire market valuation at the beginning of 2013.This slide has been blamed on a readjustment of expectations as the company attempts to come to grips with the challenges facing it now that...
  • Navy wants $600m for ships to protect gas rigs (Israel)

    10/21/2013 10:08:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Globes Online, Israel ^ | 21 October 13 | Yuval Azulai
    The Navy wants four missile corvettes to defend Israel's exclusive economic zone. The Israel Navy is preparing a plan to procure four missile corvettes to protect the gas rigs in Israel's exclusive economic zone in the Mediterranean. The ships cost an estimated $400 million and systems that will be installed on them cost an additional $200 million. A senior Navy officer says that the plan is due to be presented to the government for approval in a few weeks. The corvettes were priced after a long process in which the Navy obtained quotes from several foreign shipyards, including in Germany,...
  • ROC Navy unveils "High Efficiency Wave Piercing Catamaran" at TADTE 2013 show

    08/26/2013 4:06:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 20 August 2013
    ROC Navy unveils "High Efficiency Wave Piercing Catamaran" at TADTE 2013 show At TADTE 2013, the Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition, ROC Navy (Republic of China - Taiwan) unveiled a vessel currently under construction by the Lung-De Shipbuilding Corporation dubbed the "High Efficiency Wave Piercing Catamaran (WPC)" The High Efficiency Wave Piercing Catamaran is Taiwan's Navy future Littoral Combat Ship solution under the Hsun Hai program. With a length of 60.4 meters this corvette size vessel is designed for littoral operations. A sign on display at the show indicated: "In order to face the increasing threat across the Taiwan...
  • Israel Shipyards Introduces the SAAR 72 Mini-Corvette Design

    05/16/2013 11:32:38 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Defense Update ^ | May 16, 2013 | Tamir Eshel
    Israel Shipyards Introduces the SAAR 72 Mini-Corvette Design Israel Shipyards is expanding the SAAR class of missile boats, extending the range from missile boats into ‘Mini Corvette’ class vessels. The new class is addressing the growing requirements of Israel and other nations in extending maritime control and sovereignty far from their territorial waters. Defense-Update reports from IMDEX 2013. Visit IAI at IMDEX 2013 The Israel Navy is required to expand the security and responsibility over much larger area while doing that with an ageing fleet of Saar 4, 4.5 missile boats and 5 corvettes. If only to maintain the numbers...
  • Anyone see "Chasing Tail" last night? Left is all fired up.

    04/12/2013 6:54:44 AM PDT · by envisio · 48 replies
    Chasing Tail ^ | 4/12/13 | DG
    Anyone catch this show last night? It is definetely for a small market of viewers. Like me. I loved it. The content interests me. Of course, this coming from someone who's favorite TV program is Duck Dynasty. This show will never take off like Duck Dynasty, but I thought it was fairly entertaining. One reason I like it is because, as I was watching, I was thinking that the left is going to have a fit about these hunters are 'killing defensless deer". I say they are not killing defensless deer... they are killing delicious meat. Besides, the deer have...
  • Royal Malaysian Navy Gowind class Corvettes for LCS program to be fitted with stealth 57mm Guns

    04/16/2013 2:40:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | Tuesday, 16 April 2013
    Royal Malaysian Navy Gowind class Corvettes for LCS program to be fitted with stealth 57mm Guns At the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition 2013, Navy Recognition exclusively learned that the 6 future Gowind class Corvettes (Littoral Combat Ship program) will be fitted with 57mm Mark 3 main guns with stealth cupola from BAE Systems Bofors. We also took the opportunity to get the latest updates on the Malaysian LCS program from Anuar Murad, Director of Defence and Security at Boustead Heavy Industry Corporation. It was confirmed during LIMA that the combat management system will be the SETIS by DCNS,...
  • Detroit VIDEO: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

    03/20/2013 11:33:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 68 replies ^ | 03-20-13 | By Nat Shirley
    After years of anticipation and speculation, Chevrolet has finally unveiled the all-new, seventh-generation (C7) Corvette. The latest iteration of America’s sports car will launch with more power, an upscale interior and a historic nameplate – the Corvette Stingray. Outside, the new model continues to use the long hood, short rear deck proportions that have characterized Corvettes for decades, but the overall look is crisper and more angular than before. Notable touches include a tapered greenhouse, new rear-quarter windows and closely-grouped, center-mounted quad exhaust pipes. Unlike the first model year of the original Stingray (and the recent Stingray Concept), the C7...
  • China's new frigate delivered to PLA Navy

    02/25/2013 10:35:30 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    XINHUA ^ | 2013-2-26
    China's new frigate delivered to PLA Navy BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- China's first Type 056 stealth frigate was delivered to the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) in Shanghai on Monday afternoon. The new generation of frigate, which is about to be put into service on a large scale, features good stealth performance and electromagnetic compatibility, according to a report released Tuesday by the official PLA Daily. The new frigate requires only one-third of the crew needed by its predecessor, the Type 053, and it is expected to be deployed primarily for escort missions and anti-submarine operations, said...
  • Michelin PS2 Run-Flats vs. Goodyear F1's

    08/14/2012 5:10:16 PM PDT · by Doc Savage · 11 replies
    August 14, 2012 | Doc Savage
    In 2010 I purchased a 2008 Crystal Red Metallic Corvette Convertible. (Yes, I know, it's Government Motors, but it was used and I had always wanted a Corvette since the 'Stingrays') It had 3,500 miles and came with the original Goodyear F1 run-flats. I figured I would run them until the tread wear dictated changing. Well, the Goodyears don't last long even in normal driving conditions so I decided to switch to Michelin PS2 run-flats and get a front-end alignment. It was like owning a new car. If any of you have sports cars and are currently running Goodyears,...switch. You'll...