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  • Germany gives Israel deep discount on missile boats

    10/19/2014 6:49:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 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
    autoweek.com ^ | 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
    chron.com ^ | 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
    www.leftlanenews.com ^ | 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...
  • Swedish Navy's HMS Visby test fires first guided missile

    07/02/2012 9:59:53 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Swedish Navy's HMS Visby test fires first guided missile The Swedish Navy's first Visby-class corvette HMS Visby has successfully test fired a RBS15 anti-ship missile, marking a major milestone in the development of the ship, off dry-dock at Karlskrona, Sweden. Swedish Defence Procurement Agency (FMV) Visby corvettes project manager Anders Nilsson said: "This was perhaps the most important last milestone before the first Visby-class corvette enters full operational service." Third Naval Warfare Flotilla Visby's trials crew head Frank Johnson added: "Both the crew of the HMS Visby and staff have worked extremely hard in recent times to get everything to...
  • China readies new missile corvette

    05/29/2012 8:29:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Taipei Times ^ | May 22, 2012 | J. Michael Cole
    China readies new missile corvette LATEST TYPE:Defense analysts believe that the new missile boats will be perfectly suited to meet the challenges that China is facing in its South China Sea disputes A new type of Chinese missile corvette, the principal role for which might be to project power in the South China Sea, could be launched “within days,” military watchers said on the weekend. Talk of a Type 056 class first emerged in late 2010. So far, little technical information has been released about the corvettes, which are believed to lie in the 1,400-to-1,700-tonne category. Two shipyards, Hudong Shipyard...
  • Turkey Capable of Building Own Navy

    05/08/2012 8:41:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | 7 May 2012 | Ümit Enginsoy
    Turkey capable of building own navy ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News Turkey has the capacity to produce 70 to 80 percent of all of its own naval needs and parts, expect for submarines, says a senior procurement official Turkey’s shipbuilding industry has come to a level where it can produce all of its navy needs or parts – with the exception of submarines and engines – one senior procurement official said at the weekend. “Among our armed forces, probably the most developed is the navy,” the official said. “We can produce 70 or 80 percent of all [naval] needs. The...
  • Neil Armstrong's Corvette lands on eBay

    05/03/2012 8:20:54 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 66 replies
    FOX News ^ | 05-03-12 | FoxNews.com
    It didn’t go to the Moon, but it sure looks like it did. A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette once owned by Neil Armstrong is being auctioned on eBay. The blue coupe sat unused in a garage since 1981, before being purchased by its current owner in February of this year. It’s in barely running condition, but is mostly original. Aside from a new carburetor, water pump, muffler and wheels, the only major modification is a set of poorly done fender flares. The fully-documented ‘Vette has a 390 hp 427 cubic-inch V8 running through a four-speed manual transmission and, fitting of a...
  • South Korean Ships Instead of Trainer Aircraft (Israeli navy?)

    04/01/2012 9:19:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Israel Defense ^ | 1/4/2012 | Arie Egozi
    South Korean Ships Instead of Trainer Aircraft Representatives from the South Korean government and Hyundai shipyards recently visited Israel and offered to construct new surface vessels for the navy Despite South Korea’s loss in the competition for supplying an advanced trainer aircraft to the Israeli Air Force, which caused considerable disappointment in Seoul, South Korea is offering to procure new surface vessels for the Israeli Navy via Hyundai shipyards. South Korean representatives have already visited Israel and met with the Ministry of Defense to discuss a possible deal. While there is no budget to construct the vessels, the Israeli Navy...
  • Abu Dhabi plans to build stealth ships

    03/07/2012 4:17:06 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Khaleej Times, UAE ^ | 7 March 2012 | Haseeb Haider
    Abu Dhabi plans to build stealth ships Haseeb Haider 7 March 2012 ABU DHABI - A new joint venture shipyard in Abu Dhabi will construct stealth vessels and in the future plans to build upgraded marine engines in collaboration with Italy’s Fincantieri, which builds naval and merchant ships. Etihad Ship Building (ESB), in a joint venture deal with Abu Dhabi’s Al Fattan Ship Industries, weapons suppliers Melara Middle East of Dubai and Italy’s Fincantieri, will construct, refit and carry out maintenance of stealth vessels for the UAE Navy and regional navies. Initially, the joint venture shipyard will install the Rolled...
  • Poland Scraps ‘Wasteful’ Warship Project

    02/24/2012 11:38:14 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 24/02/2012
    Poland Scraps ‘Wasteful’ Warship Project The Polish government has terminated a warship building project seen as a drain on the nation’s resources, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Friday. “Vast amounts of money are still being spent on the Polish military that simply have nothing to do with defense,” Polish Radio External Service quoted him as saying. The prime minister said the project will be terminated “despite opposition from the navy” as it was “senseless” to maintain an enterprise that costs 30 million zloty a year (7.2 million euro). Poland launched the project in 2001, under Prime Minister Leszek Miller....
  • Warships made in Abu Dhabi to be sold abroad

    02/22/2012 8:08:09 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies · 2+ views
    The National, UAE ^ | Feb 16, 2012 | David Black
    Warships made in Abu Dhabi to be sold abroad Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) is in advanced talks to secure orders for its new Baynunah class of multipurpose missile corvettes from other regional navies. "The Baynunah class is a unique and very sophisticated warship and it has attracted the attention of a number of navies in the region and around the world," Mohamed Salem Al Junaibi, the ADSB chief executive, said after the launch of the Mezyad, the fourth ship in the class at ADSB's yard yesterday. He declined to name the interested navies, but it is already known that...
  • The Russian Navy Grows from Bottom up

    02/03/2012 9:21:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 03/02/2012 | Konstantin Bogdanov
    The Russian Navy Grows from Bottom up While the nation’s leaders work at overhauling the Navy organization, the Navy itself continues to order new ships. Last year’s persistent scandals over nuclear submarine contracts proved a hard nut to crack when assigning government contracts in 2011. For a time, the submarine scandals confused the process for ordering surface ships. Meanwhile the focus there is being shifted to the production of time tested projects built around today’s armaments. “Due to the lack of funding, the Navy has come close to a numerical minimum required to fulfill its mission,” Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry...
  • Motorist Captures Drag-Racing Corvettes Crashing on Thanksgiving: ‘Knew That Was Coming’

    11/29/2011 12:39:57 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-28-11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    On Thursday, we paused to give thanks. Many of us probably offered up a prayer for our family, friends, and good food to eat. The guys in this video might have offered one up that had something to do with being alive. That’s because an observant Texas motorist noticed that, while stopped at a red light, there were two nearly identical Corvettes waiting to race. He turned on his camera in anticipation of something bad happening. As you’re about to see, he was right
  • Turkey introduces first self-produced warship amidst East Med tension

    09/27/2011 10:59:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    TODAYSZAMAN.COM ^ | 27 September 2011
    Turkey introduces first self-produced warship amidst East Med tension 27 September 2011, Tuesday / TODAYSZAMAN.COM, Turkey on Tuesday announced that its first domestically produced warship, the Heybeliada, is operational in a ceremony held at the İstanbul Naval Shipyard Command amidst ongoing tension over a Greek Cypriot drive to explore gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean. Speaking during the ceremony, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan proudly said Turkey has taken its place among 10 countries that can design and construct warships, as he introduced the warship. Recalling that the Heybeliada, a patrol and anti-submarine warship produced by the İstanbul Naval Shipyard...
  • One-time fastest woman on Earth - who flew planes upside down - dies aged 85

    09/14/2011 6:51:50 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9/14/11 | Staff
    Betty Skelton Erde, an aviator and auto racing pioneer who became the fastest woman on Earth in 1965, has died. She was 85. Erde set female speed records at Daytona Beach and Utah's Bonneville salt flats more than half a century ago. In 2008, she was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in suburban Detroit. Dozens of firsts are attached to her name: the auto industry's first female test driver in 1954; the first to set a female world land speed record in 1956 (145 mph at Daytona Beach); and the world land speed record for women...
  • Russia to build two Tiger corvettes for Algerian navy

    06/30/2011 5:41:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | June 30,2011
    Russia to build two Tiger corvettes for Algerian navy ST. PETERSBURG, June 30 (RIA Novosti) Russia's United Shipbuiding Corporation and state arms exporter Rosoboronexport have signed a deal with Algeria to build two new Tiger class corvettes, the corporation said on Thursday. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the ongoing International Maritime Defense Show, IMDS-2011, in St. Petersburg. The biennial naval show offers exhibits from 300 companies, including 30 foreign ones. "We have signed two agreements together with Rosoboronexport to sell two corvettes to Algeria and three light [Molniya missile] corvettes to a former Soviet republic," said Roman...
  • East/West Divide Grows In the International Navy Shipbuilding Business

    05/16/2011 10:20:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 1+ views
    National Defense Magazine ^ | June 2011 | Stew Magnuson
    East/West Divide Grows In the International Navy Shipbuilding Business June 2011 By Stew Magnuson The United Arab Emirates’ new corvette-class ship sat along the dock at a recent trade show. Its manufacturer, Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding, wanted to show off its indigenously built vessel and it was the main attraction at the first ever NAVDEX exhibition, a new section to the Middle East’s largest arms show, IDEX, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. But little of what the company featured came from the UAE. The design of the planned fleet of six Baynunah-class ships originated at Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie of...
  • Taiwan to build new 'stealth' warship

    04/19/2011 7:30:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Taiwan to build new 'stealth' warship TAIPEI - TAIWAN plans to build a new 'stealth' warship armed with guided-missiles next year in response to China's naval build-up, a top military officer and a lawmaker said on Monday. Construction of the prototype of the 500-tonne corvette is due to start in 2012 for completion in 2014, deputy defence minister Lin Yu-pao said in answer to a question by Kuomintang party legislator Lin Yu-fang at parliament. The warship, which the navy says is harder to detect on radar, is expected to emerge after China puts into service its first battle carrier group,...
  • Russia floats out 3rd stealth corvette

    04/15/2011 7:09:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 15/04/2011
    Russia floats out 3rd stealth corvette St. Petersburg's Severnaya Verf shipyard floated out a new corvette for the Russian Navy featuring stealth technology on Friday. The Boiky is the third Steregushchy class (Project 20380) corvette designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau. The first Project 20380 corvette, the Steregushchy, was put into service with Russia's Baltic Fleet in October 2008, and the second ship in the series, the Soobrazitelny, is expected to join the Russian Navy in 2011. The Project 20380 corvette can be deployed to destroy enemy surface ships, submarines and aircraft, and to provide artillery support for...
  • IDF to decide on what type of Navy it wants

    04/13/2011 8:22:31 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/14/2011 | YAAKOV KATZ
    IDF to decide on what type of Navy it wants By YAAKOV KATZ 14/04/2011 IDF has yet to progress with procuring missile ships due to rising costs. The IDF is considering canceling plans to purchase two new missile ships for the Israel Navy, amid a new debate within the General Staff about the future of the navy, and its purpose within a changing Middle East. The Defense Ministry set aside about $330 million in 2007 to purchase two new large missile ships. The navy originally planned to purchase littoral combat ships, under development by Lockheed Martin – but abandoned those...
  • Ukraine Navy to Receive Four Corvettes by 2021

    03/17/2011 5:47:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    naval-technology.com ^ | 17 March 2011
    Ukraine Navy to Receive Four Corvettes by 2021 17 March 2011 The Ukrainian Defence Ministry has plans to spend $2bn on four indigenous corvettes by 2021, Ukraine Defence Minister Mikhail Yesel said. The lead ship is expected to be constructed in 2016 in the Mykolaiv-based Black Sea Shipyard. In order to minimise costs, the project will involve designing and constructing the ships in Ukraine with foreign ship weapons and equipment to eliminate foreign policy risk. The Ukrainian Government had approved a defence programme for building ten ships-class corvettes in March 2009, however, due to budget limits the project has been...
  • UAE-built ship launched

    02/20/2011 7:31:47 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Gulf News, UAE ^ | February 21, 2011 | Samia Badih
    UAE-built ship launched First to be made in the region By Samia Badih, Staff Reporter Published: 00:00 February 21, 2011 Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), the UAE's naval and commercial vessels supplier, launched its second naval ship Baynunah at Idex yesterday, the second of a series of six naval ships, in the presence of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. "It's the first ship ever to be built in this region," Mohammad Salem Al Junaibi, CEO of ADSB, told Gulf News yesterday. "This ship is...
  • First domestically produced warship to be exhibited at defense fair (Turkey)

    02/09/2011 7:31:08 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | 10 February 2011 | ERKAN ACAR
    First domestically produced warship to be exhibited at defense fair 10 February 2011, Thursday / ERKAN ACAR, İSTANBUL Turkey’s first domestically produced warship, the Heybeliada, will be exhibited at Turkey’s 10th biennial International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF 2011), which will be held on May 10-13. Previous IDEFs, which are organized by TÜYAP Fair and Exhibition Organization Inc., were held in Ankara, preventing the exhibition of naval defense products. IDEF 2009 was held in İstanbul and this year the fair will be held in İstanbul’s coastal Büyükçekmece district, allowing for the exhibition of such products. This year’s fair will mark the...
  • US Sought to Discourage Bulgaria from Buying Brand-New Fighter Jets, French Corvettes

    02/02/2011 4:54:38 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Novinite ^ | February 2, 2011
    US Sought to Discourage Bulgaria from Buying Brand-New Fighter Jets, French Corvettes Back in Oct 2009 Bulgarian PM Borisov (right) claimed to have gotten French President Sarkozy to cancel the EUR 1 B deal for French corvettes. A US diplomatic cable reveals Bulgaria was under pressure from France for this deal. EPA/BGNES The US Embassy in Sofia sought to discourage Bulgaria from going for costly armament procurement deals over concerns with the latter's limited funds, a newly released US diplomatic cable provided by Wikileaks shows. The document entitled "Strategy to Shape Bulgaria's Military Modernization" is a US diplomatic cable sent...
  • New Sea Power For Brunei

    01/08/2011 7:06:26 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    BruDirect.com ^ | 08 January 2011 | Waleed PD Mahdini
    New Sea Power For Brunei Last Updated on Saturday, 08 January 2011 09:15 Written by Waleed PD Mahdini MinDef accepts 2 Darussalam-class offshore patrol vessels Bandar Seri Begawan - In a significant bid to realise the goals that were stated in the Defence White Paper 2004, the Ministry of Defence yesterday officially accepted two new Darussalam class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN). According to a press release, issued yesterday, the construction and acceptance of these two new OPVs, bearing the names `KDB Darussalam' and `KDB Darulehsan', "manifested the commitment of His Majesty's government in further...
  • (YouTube) Videos of speeding spur OKC man's arrest (Corvette doing 195mph)

    12/23/2010 7:46:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies · 4+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 12/23/10
    Videos of speeding spur OKC man's arrestThe YouTube postings show a Corvette driver zooming down freeways at nearly 200 mph. By MICHAEL KIMBALL NewsOK.com Last Modified: 12/23/2010 7:08 AM OKLAHOMA CITY - Dee Albert "Cody" Replogle posted YouTube videos of himself speeding down Oklahoma City-area freeways in his high-powered Chevrolet Corvette, reportedly in excess of 195 mph. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol used the videos to find him and arrest him, Patrol Capt. Chris West said Wednesday. Replogle, 30, of Oklahoma City was arrested Monday on two complaints of reckless driving in connection with the pair of YouTube videos, West said.
  • Swedish corvette is engineered for stealth

    12/22/2010 8:40:24 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies · 2+ views
    Maritime Propulsion ^ | December 22, 2010 | Edward Lundquist
    Swedish corvette is engineered for stealth By Edward Lundquist The Swedish corvette Visby is stealthily to the core, right down to the all-composite shaft. From the carbon fiber hull and radar absor­bent coating to the enclosed gun mount, flush antennas and telescoping mast, this ship has extremely low signatures. The camouflaged appearance is hard to see, and the engine exhaust being ducted into the water jets reduces the infrared signature (the engine exhaust mixed with the water does create a visible vapor “exhaust”). The machinery sits on vibration isolation mounts, and non-magnetic materials are used throughout. Despite this unique approach...
  • Oman Corvette Heads to Sea for the First Time

    12/21/2010 10:42:34 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    BAE Systems ^ | December 20, 2010
    Oman Corvette Heads to Sea for the First Time (Source: BAE Systems; issued December 20, 2010) PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom --- Al Shamikh, the first of three ships being built by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), has embarked on her first sea trials in the Solent. Departing from the Company’s Portsmouth facility, a combined BAE Systems and RNO crew is putting the ship through her paces, undertaking extensive platform testing for speed, propulsion and manoeuvrability in the first demonstration of the ship’s capability at sea. Scott Jamieson, International Programmes Director at BAE Systems’ Surface Ships division, said:...
  • Navy asked to explain apparent ship plan delay (Taiwan)

    12/14/2010 7:46:28 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Dec 14, 2010 | Rich Chang
    Navy asked to explain apparent ship plan delay BLAST FROM THE PAST::A KMT legislator wondered whether an apparent lack of determination to complete a project was the result of the Lafayette frigate scandal By Rich Chang / Staff Reporter Tue, Dec 14, 2010 - Page 3 The navy yesterday was asked to justify an apparent decision to delay plans to launch a program to build submarine chasers to increase the nation’s coastal defense capabilities. Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Lin Yu-fang (林郁方) told a Foreign and National Defense Committee meeting at the legislature that while the navy had assigned budgets...
  • Netherlands Threatened by Dutch Weapons? (Venezuela)

    11/24/2010 4:58:54 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Radio Netherlands ^ | Nov. 23, 2010
    Netherlands Threatened by Dutch Weapons? (Source: Radio Netherlands; issued Nov. 23, 2010) Four Italian-made frigates set out from the Venezuelan port city of Puerto Cabello in the middle of the night. They lead a fleet including amphibious landing craft and service ships, on their way to invade Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, three Caribbean islands forming part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. A Dutch 'Falklands war' has begun. This is a nightmare scenario that Dutch military planners must nonetheless take into account, given Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez's repeated threats over the last two years. Political leaders on the three islands...