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  • PLA constructing more Type 054A frigates

    06/29/2014 5:27:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    WantChinaTimes ^ | 2014-06-29
    The Yueyang, a Type 054A guided-missile frigate of the People's Liberation Army Navy, is participating in the ongoing RIMPAC 2014 joint naval exercise held in Hawaii, and the country is already underway constructing more frigates of the same class, reports the state-run China News Service. The Yueyang is in fact the 14th vessel among its other sister ships. With 575 as its hull number, the vessel was launched on May 10, 2012, and began its sea trials in September of that year before eventually entering the PLA Navy in March, 2013. The Yueyang, like other ships of its class, is...
  • Future Frigates today’s challenge (Australia)

    05/30/2014 8:25:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Australian ^ | MAY 31, 2014 | JULIAN KERR
    THE notoriously long gestation period of a major military capability means considerable effort has already been directed at the so-called Future Frigate that will replace the RAN’s eight Anzac-class workhorses sometime in the next decade. Although the Sea 5000 program has yet to complete the ­requirements definition phase, there has been no shortage of ­debate on capability and construction issues within both Defence and industry — until recently. One-on-one discussions in Sydney last year between ­Defence’s Capability Development Group and major industry players were to have been followed by a strong Defence team visiting ship designers in Europe and possibly...
  • Bring on the Frigate: LCS Is Outgunned, Outclassed

    03/06/2014 6:14:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | March 6, 2014 | William A. Price
    The future of the littoral combat ship is anything but certain. In January, Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine Fox issued a classified memo ordering the Navy to reduce planned purchases of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) from 52 to 32. In a preview of the FY15 defense budget proposal, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel backed that decision saying he was “concerned that the Navy is relying too heavily on the LCS to achieve its long-term goals for ship numbers.” Hagel directed that the Navy begin studying “alternative proposals to procure a capable and lethal small surface combatant, consistent with the...
  • Defence system could earn billions (Australian radar)

    02/16/2014 9:33:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Australian ^ | February 15, 2014 | BRENDAN NICHOLSON
    LAST year, during a naval exercise off California, a dummy missile fired at an American warship roared through the cruiser’s defences and slammed into its superstructure, starting a fire and injuring two sailors. The dummy missile, with no warhead fitted, punched a hole half a metre wide in the port side of the guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorville, which returned to port for repairs. When a similar American missile was fired at the Australian frigate HMAS Perth in an exercise off Hawaii, the Australian crew shot it down using technology developed in the suburbs of Canberra and Adelaide. The Australian...
  • Morocco set to receive new frigate

    01/30/2014 11:27:44 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    IHS Jane's Defence Weekly ^ | 23 January 2014 | Victor Barreira
    The Royal Moroccan Navy will take possession of its FREMM frigate on 30 January. (DCNS) The Royal Moroccan Navy is scheduled to commission its FREMM multimission frigate Mohammad VI (D 601) on 30 January 2014 in a ceremony to be held in Brest, France. The ceremony will be attended by Morocco's Prince Moulay Rachid, Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Navy Vice Admiral Mohamed Laghmari, French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and French Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Bernard Rogel. The ship will sail to Morocco about four weeks after it is commissioned. The ceremony was initially scheduled for 25...
  • La Fayette frigates' missile upgrade set for 2017

    11/04/2013 12:40:31 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2013/11/04 | By Claudia Liu and Jay Chen
    La Fayette frigates' missile upgrade set for 2017 Taipei, Nov. 4 (CNA) The surface-to-air missiles on the Navy's fleet of La Fayette Class frigates will be replaced with a more advanced system starting in 2017, a senior Naval officer said Monday. The U.S.-made RIM-72C Sea Chaparral missiles will be replaced with Taiwan's own Sky Sword IIs, Navy Chief of Staff Kao Tien-chung said when answering questions at the Legislative Yuan's Foreign and National Defense Committee. The ship-based Sky Sword II, or Tien Chien II, is a variant of the radar guided air-to-air missile developed by the Chungshan Institute of Science...
  • Russian Navy to Get New Missile Systems Next Year

    09/24/2013 9:44:52 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 23/09/2013
    Russian Navy to Get New Missile Systems Next Year MOSCOW, September 23 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian navy will receive new advanced surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems next year, a defense industry executive said Monday. Shtil vertical-launch modular air-defense systems are designed for a series of six Project 11356 frigates now under construction, and can effectively engage any existing and future combat aircraft, Maxim Kuzyuk, general director of the Aviatsionnoye Oborudovaniye (Aircraft Equipment) holding, told RIA Novosti. One of the system’s principal features is its high firing rate: It fires missiles every two seconds, he said, adding that each module consists...
  • French Offer FREMM Class Frigate For Canadian Surface Combatant

    04/18/2013 11:01:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | April 18, 2013 | David Pugliese
    French Offer FREMM Class Frigate For Canadian Surface Combatant By David Pugliese Defence Watch Defence Minister Peter MacKay will tour the visiting French Navy frigate Aquitaine at Canadian Forces Base Halifax on Saturday. The French are European shipbuilder DCNS is offering the FREMM Class frigate to Canada as a choice for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program. The ship is at the port until April 23. French Navy representatives will visit with Canadian Naval officials and provide the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian industry with the opportunity to tour the FREMM. The CSC program is part of Canada’s NSPS. Irving...
  • Hamburg First German Ship to Deploy in U.S. Carrier Strike Group

    04/05/2013 12:50:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Navy News Service ^ | 4/3/2013 | Lt. Timothy Gorman
    Hamburg First German Ship to Deploy in U.S. Carrier Strike Group By Lt. Timothy Gorman ABOARD FGS HAMBURG (F220) AT SEA (NNS) -- The German Sachsen-class frigate Hamburg (F220) is the first German ship to fully integrate and deploy with an American carrier strike group, and April 3 marks her second week of operating in the North Arabian Sea with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE). The Hamburg will stay a part of the strike group until the group's completion of operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility. Both Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, commander CSG 8, and...
  • Leaked Navy memo says $440 million LCS lack firepower, need review

    03/28/2013 9:48:22 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    AL.com ^ | March 28, 2013 | Ellen Mitchell
    Leaked Navy memo says $440 million LCS lack firepower, need review The Littoral Combat Ship, a vessel intended to replace aging vessels in the U.S. Navy and be small and speedy for use in shallow waters, lacks the firepower it needs, a top U.S. Navy commander said in a classified memo, according to Bloomberg. Vice Admiral Tom Copeman, the commander of naval surface forces, said the Navy should consider a ship with more offensive capability after the first 24 vessels are built, according to a Navy official who asked not to be identified discussing the confidential document, Bloomberg reported. Admiral...
  • Russian Frigates to Get Advanced Missile Systems

    03/18/2013 2:44:48 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 18/03/2013
    Russian Frigates to Get Advanced Missile Systems ST. PETERSBURG, March 18 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will install Kalibr (SS-N-27 Sizzler) missile systems on three of its Project 11356 frigates, the Baltic shipbuilding plant said on Monday. The plant, affiliated with the United Shipbuilding Corporation, will manufacture the missile systems for the Yantar shipyard before the end of 2014. “Under an existing contract, the Baltic plant will install Kalibr systems on the first troika of frigates,” the plant said, adding that the next three frigates are also expected to be equipped with Kalibr missiles. The Kalibr is capable of effectively engaging...
  • Royal Navy's new radar revealed

    03/06/2013 12:43:24 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Sky News, Australia ^ | March 6, 2013
    Royal Navy's new radar revealed Updated: 06:42, Wednesday March 6, 2013 A new radar that can detect a tennis ball travelling at three times the speed of sound from more than 15 miles away has been fitted to a UK Royal Navy warship. The Artisan system, which was developed by BAE Systems, was installed on HMS Iron Duke, a Type 23 frigate. BAE says the medium range 3D surveillance radar is five times more efficient than any other radar currently used by the fleet. HMS Iron Duke is the first ship in the class to have received the new radar...
  • China offers Type 054 to meet Thai frigate requirement

    02/03/2013 9:39:25 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    IHS Jane's ^ | 1/30/2013 | Jon Grevatt
    China offers Type 054 to meet Thai frigate requirement By Jon Grevatt 1/30/2013 China has offered Thailand its Type 054-class Jiangkai frigate to meet a requirement to procure multipurpose frigates for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), thus potentially putting Beijing and Washington head to head in a large-scale international procurement programme. Sources have confirmed to IHS Jane's that preliminary discussions between Thailand and China have commenced over the potential deal, in which China has said it is prepared to sell to the RTN three Type 054-class vessels at a cost that will meet the programme's budget of USD1 billion. While...
  • USS Curts decommissioned at Naval Base San Diego

    01/26/2013 2:00:55 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    CNS ^ | Jan 25, 2013
    The guided-missile frigate USS Curts was decommissioned Friday in a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego. The vessel, dubbed ".38 Special" by its first crew, served in Operation Desert Storm and deployed on anti-smuggling missions. The nickname is derived from its hull number, FFG 38. In the Persian Gulf War, crew members captured an Iraqi garrison on Qaruh Island, taking 51 Iraqi prisoners. The Curts crew also destroyed mines, sank an Iraqi minelayer and supported combat helicopter operations during the Battle of Bubiyan Island. ... The Navy is gradually paring down the numbers of Oliver Perry-class frigates in favor of...
  • US considers granting missile ships to Turkey

    12/28/2012 10:10:12 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | December/25/2012
    US considers granting missile ships to Turkey WASHINGTON / ANKARA As Turkey plans developing its national naval vehicles, a US bill to the House of Representatives suggests granting guided missile frigates to Turkey. The bill angers a particular Hellenic-US group A recent bill has been submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives that would authorize President Barack Obama to grant the provision of guided missile-firing naval vessels to Turkey, along with several other countries, including Thailand and Mexico. Under the motion, Turkey may receive the USS Halyburton (FFG–40) and the USS Thach (FFG–43) ships. USS Halybutron is the 34th ship...
  • DCNS to unveil new FREMM Frigate variant, updated BRAVE supply ship design at Euronaval 2012

    10/06/2012 2:26:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 04 October 2012
    DCNS to unveil new FREMM Frigate variant, updated BRAVE supply ship design at Euronaval 2012 At the 23rd EURONAVAL show to be held from 22 to 26 October 2012 at the Paris-le Bourget exhibition center, DCNS will unveil several new designs of submarines and surface vessels. Among them are the new FREMM-ER (for Extend Range) Frigate dedicated to Air Defense missions and an updated design for the BRAVE replenishment ship which was first unveiled two years ago at Euronaval 2010. The new FREMM ER (Extended Range) Frigate dedicated to Air Defense missions (Picture: DCNS) The FREMM-ER was designed with a...
  • Russian Border Patrol Ship Opens Fire on Chinese Poachers

    07/17/2012 4:50:38 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 31 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 18 July 2012 | Staff
    A Russian border patrol ship in the Sea of Japan opened fire on a schooner poaching under the Chinese flag, a news report said Tuesday. The crew of the Dzerzhinsky spotted the Chinese vessel Monday within Russia's exclusive economic zone and attempted to contact it, a border patrol spokesman told RIA-Novosti. But the ship did not respond and attempted to escape, prompting a three-hour pursuit in which Russian border guards first fired warning shots, then collided with the vessel and fired on it directly as the crew of the schooner tried to resist being boarded by Russian troops.
  • Pak-China friendship: Pakistan to get four more F-22p Frigates

    05/08/2012 8:46:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The News Tribe ^ | May 8th, 2012 | Abdullah Zafar
    Pak-China friendship: Pakistan to get four more F-22p Frigates Karachi: Pakistan is going to obtain four F-22P Frigates to be built in Pakistan in collaboration with China as part of country’s efforts to strengthen its navy. Recently Pakistan was has got three frigate from China while fourth is being built. Previously, China also handed over four frigates to Pakistan. According to a report, published in Daily Jang, the leading Urdu daily of the country, Pakistan was happy over getting the fighters at low price and got booked orders for four new ships. The report said that the Chinese frigate costs...
  • Taiwan plans to buy 'four warships from US'

    04/22/2012 5:47:52 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Taiwan plans to buy 'four warships from US' Taiwan plans to purchase four warships from the United States as part of the island's efforts to modernise its forces and offset the perceived military threat from China, local media reported on Sunday. The defence ministry briefed President Ma Ying-jeou on the proposed arms deal during a meeting last month and is prepared to set aside the budget next year, the United Daily News said, without specifying the cost. The ministry declined to comment on the report. If finalised, the arms deal will increase to 12 the total number of such warships...
  • Type 26: The future backbone of the Royal Navy

    04/08/2012 9:20:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    defence management ^ | 05 April 2012
    Type 26: The future backbone of the Royal Navy 05 April 2012 Brian Johnson, UK business development director at BAE Systems, answers questions about the Type 26 Global Combat Ship Can you provide some detail on the size and makeup of the team involved, their experience levels and the overall working approach to the design process? The team working on the Type 26 programme is currently around 250 strong. The team is centred in Bristol but a large design team is also based at BAE Systems' facility at Scotstoun in Glasgow. The team is a genuine 'rainbow' team comprising of...
  • Industry view: Why the Navy needs a ‘Patrol Frigate’

    03/29/2012 8:24:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | March 28th, 2012 | Philip Ewing
    Industry view: Why the Navy needs a ‘Patrol Frigate’ In this commentary, Huntington-Ingalls Industries’ corporate director of customer relations, Patrick H. Stadt, makes the case for a U.S. Navy version of the company’s National Security Cutter. The fourth of eight planned National Security Cutters is currently in production at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. The first three cutters have been delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard and are already proving themselves as highly capable, multi-mission ships. The NSC’s capabilities not only support the traditional U.S. Coast Guard missions of search and rescue, fisheries enforcement and counter narcotic...
  • Ingalls Shipbuilding Highlighting Patrol Frigate Derivative of National Security Cutter at DIMDEX

    03/26/2012 8:45:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 69+ views
    Ingalls Shipbuilding Highlighting Patrol Frigate Derivative of National Security Cutter at DIMDEX DOHA, Qatar, Mar 26, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries /quotes/zigman/4475302/quotes/nls/hii HII +1.84% will participate in Doha's International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) this week, highlighting the new patrol frigate derivative of the company's proven U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter. The patrol frigate could be built at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi. "The Ingalls patrol frigate design has already proven its seaworthiness in U.S. Coast Guard service," said Dan Holloway, HII's corporate vice president for customer relations. "Our analysis has shown...
  • France to Sell Frigates to Greece in Controversial Deal

    10/17/2011 4:29:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    France to Sell Frigates to Greece in Controversial Deal Berlin is unhappy about a weapons deal in which France plans to supply warships to highly indebted Greece free of charge for the first five years, and at a big discount when payment comes due. Firms and politicians in Germany say taxpayers may end up paying for part of the deal, and they want Chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene. A huge arms deal is threatening to put French-German relations under strain. According to information obtained by SPIEGEL, France wants to deliver two to four new frigates to the Greek navy and...
  • Spain’s Aegis Frigates Could Join Europe’s Missile Defense Shield

    10/14/2011 8:56:22 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | October 13, 2011 | Lajos F. Szaszdi
    Spain’s Aegis Frigates Could Join Europe’s Missile Defense Shield Lajos F. Szaszdi October 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm A week ago, the Spanish government of Socialist Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero agreed to Spain’s participation in NATO’s European missile defense system by allowing four U.S. Navy Aegis guided-missile destroyers of the Arleigh Burke class to be stationed at the naval base of Rota, in southwestern Spain. These destroyers are armed with the Standard SM-3 surface-to-air missile (SAM) designed to intercept short- and medium-range ballistic missiles. The U.S. Navy destroyers will be based in Rota beginning in 2013, along with...
  • DCNS launches Moroccan FREMM frigate

    09/14/2011 9:27:20 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 1+ views
    DCNS ^ | September 14, 2011
    DCNS launches Moroccan FREMM frigate 18:57 GMT, September 14, 2011 Lorient | On 14 September 2011, DCNS launched the FREMM multimission frigate for the Royal Moroccan Navy. The launch took place at DCNS's Lorient shipyard in the presence of senior Moroccan and French officials and is a major milestone in the construction of the vessel, scheduled for delivery in 2013. DCNS today launched the FREMM multimission frigate for Morocco. The event at the Group's Lorient shipyard was attended by Admiral Laghmari, Inspector General of Royal Moroccan Navy, Admiral Verwaerde of the French Navy and Patrick Boissier, Chairman & CEO of...
  • Russian Navy orders 3 more Krivak IV class frigates

    09/14/2011 11:49:13 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 14/09/2011
    Russian Navy orders 3 more Krivak IV class frigates Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation said on Wednesday it has signed a contract with the Defense Ministry on the construction of another three Krivak IV class frigates for the Russian Navy. The new contract under the 2011 state defense order stipulates the construction of the warships by 2016. The first three Krivak IV class frigates are being built at the Yantar Shipyard in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad. The warships are expected to enter service with Russia's Black Sea Fleet based on the Crimean peninsula. A Krivak IV class frigate is equipped...
  • First SIGMA class frigate transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy

    09/13/2011 11:04:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies · 1+ views
    defence Web, South Africa ^ | 13 September 2011
    First SIGMA class frigate transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy Written by defenceWeb Tuesday, 13 September 2011 The SIGMA class frigate Tarik ben Ziyad was yesterday transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy after completing sea trials and outfitting. The SIGMA (Ship Integrated Geometrical Modularity Approach) frigate, built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, was handed over to Rear Admiral Mohamed Laghmari, the Commander in Chief of the Royal Moroccan Navy on time and on schedule. After commissioning, the crew will continue with another three weeks of Sail Safety Training in Den Helder and the North Sea....
  • Designing the Type 26 frigate (Royal Navy)

    09/05/2011 4:14:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Engineer, UK ^ | 05 September 2011 | Stuart Nathan
    Designing the Type 26 frigate 05 September 2011 | By Stuart Nathan The Royal Navy is going through one of the most tumultuous periods in its entire illustrious, five-century existence. It’s a time of conflicting emotions as the old flagship, Ark Royal, is sent into history before its time, according to some commentators while new Type 45 destroyers take their first trip down the Clyde and into service. The submarine fleet is also being refreshed, with the new Astute-class attack boats on sea trials. And nobody could fail to notice the massive sections of the new flagship, Queen Elizabeth, arriving...
  • Stealth warship INS Satpura joins navy (India)

    08/20/2011 11:44:48 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Business Standard, India ^ | August 21, 2011 | Ajai Shukla
    Stealth warship INS Satpura joins navy Ajai Shukla / Mumbai August 21, 2011, 0:01 IST In a centuries-old naval ritual in Mumbai on Saturday, navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma commissioned into active service Indian Naval Ship (INS) Satpura. “I wish the crew fair winds and following seas”, Verma intoned, in the traditional naval goodwill message, before raising the Indian flag on the Satpura’s helicopter deck and unveiling the ships plaque. The band struck up the national anthem, the tricolour was raised on the helicopter deck and INS Satpura became the 140th warship of the Indian Navy. The INS Satpura, which...
  • UK proposes building future warships with India

    08/10/2011 8:58:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Business Standard, India ^ | August 11, 2011 | Ajai Shukla
    UK proposes building future warships with India Ajai Shukla / New Delhi August 11, 2011, 0:24 IST If deal goes through, one of our new pvt sector shipyards could bag contract With defence ministry shipyards unable to meet the Indian Navy’s growing need for warships, New Delhi had no choice but to look to Russian shipyards. Now, with Britain looking to partner India to cut the UK’s warship building costs, one of India’s new private defence shipyards — which have high-tech facilities but no experience in building large, complex warships — could get the opportunity to build its first line...
  • Top architect proposes new type of frigate for the Navy

    07/27/2011 9:30:14 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Sign On San Diego ^ | July 27, 2011 | Gary Robbins
    Top architect proposes new type of frigate for the Navy The nation’s leading independent naval architectural firm has been quietly gauging whether senior Navy officials are interested in a new class of frigate that would be smaller and lighter replacement for the aging ships now being phased out of service. The new 3,500-ton "light frigates" would be more heavily armed than previous models and be capable of carrying out a variety of missions over a wide area of the world’s oceans. Gibbs & Cox of Arlington, Va., says it has produced concept drawings for a roughly 400-foot steel-hull, twin-propellor, diesel-powered...
  • Italian Navy: tomorrow "Carlo Bergamini" frigate's launch, which can take helicopters on board

    07/16/2011 12:37:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Avio News, Italy ^ | 07/15/2011
    Italian Navy: tomorrow "Carlo Bergamini" frigate's launch, which can take helicopters on board Rome, Italy - Two NH-90 or one of them and a EH-101 (WAPA) - Tomorrow, on Saturday, July 16, at the Fincantieri shipyards in Riva Trigoso (Genoa), will take place the ceremony of launch of the first multi-role frigate "Carlo Bergamini" (F590). The event was attended by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Biagio Abrate and Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy, Team Admiral Bruno Branciforte. The authorities will be received by Fincantieri CEO, Giuseppe Bono. Sponsor of the launch will be Mrs Maria Bergamini Loedler,...
  • Fourth F-22P frigate of Pakistan Navy launched

    06/17/2011 8:58:11 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The News, Pakistan ^ | June 17, 2011
    Fourth F-22P frigate of Pakistan Navy launched our correspondent Friday, June 17, 2011 Karachi The fourth and last frigate of F-22P series for the Pakistan Navy was launched here on Thursday, which has been built at the Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KSEW) with Chinese assistance. The frigate, designated PNS Aslat, was launched at a ceremony held at the KSEW with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir as chief guest. The F-22P frigate would be handed over to Pakistan Navy in December 2012, after complete construction of the ship and equipping it with required armoury and sensors, making it...
  • The Air Defense Frigate Chevalier Paul Cleared for Active Duty

    06/10/2011 6:40:00 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    French Navy ^ | June 10, 2011
    The Air Defense Frigate Chevalier Paul Cleared for Active Duty (Source: French navy; issued June 10, 2011) (Issued in French only; unofficial translation by defense-aerospace.com) Admission to active duty is an essential step in the life of any ship. ‘Chevalier Paul’ will now be able to conduct operational missions and, in the coming days, she will take part in ‘Operation Harmattan,’ France’s share of the U.N. mission in Libya. The frigate Chevalier Paul is the result of the Franco-Italian naval HORIZON program, which included the construction of two new-generation frigates for each country, and thus initiated the renewal of the...
  • Navy enters twilight era of its once famous frigates

    06/09/2011 10:08:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Sign On San Diego ^ | June 8, 2011 | Gary Robbins
    Navy enters twilight era of its once famous frigates By Gary Robbins Originally published 1:22 p.m., June 8, 2011 When it first took to the seas in the late 18th century, the U.S. Navy sailed frigates that became famous for their speed and maneuverability, and for the cunning of their commanders. More than two centuries later, the commanders are just as cunning. But the modern Navy is steadily phasing out the last of its frigates to make room for littoral combat ships, a new type of vessel designed to be faster and more versatile than the ships it will replace....
  • UK says sees wide interest in new Navy frigate

    06/08/2011 9:39:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jun 6, 2011 | Adrian Croft
    UK says sees wide interest in new Navy frigate Mon, Jun 6 2011 * UK in talks with Brazil, Malaysia about project - Fox * UK to use market to keep defence projects on budget By Adrian Croft LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) - Britain has seen very wide interest in a planned collaborative project to build a new Navy frigate and talks are being held with partners including Brazil and Malaysia, Defence Secretary Liam Fox said on Monday. The planned new Type 26 frigate, also known as the "global combat ship", is being developed by British group BAE Systems (BAES.L:...
  • Indonesia Re-Arms Retired Frigates

    05/31/2011 5:43:00 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Suite 101 ^ | May 17, 2011 | Christopher Eger
    Indonesia Re-Arms Retired Frigates May 17, 2011 Thought to be obsolete by NATO standards since 1985, the six retired Ahmad Yani class frigates have been given a new lease on life. The traditional low-tech/high-tech mix of technology throughout time has taken its latest jump. Indonesia, one of the world's largest countries with the most coastlines to protect of almost any maritime country, has long sat on the fence between the technology of the east (Soviet/Warsaw Pact) and the technology of the west (US/NATO). Currently it has taken an old historical warship and added a new twist to its armament to...
  • Start of Production for the First 125 Class Frigate for the Germany Navy at Blohm + Voss

    05/11/2011 5:46:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Start of Production for the First 125 Class Frigate for the Germany Navy at Blohm + Voss (Source: ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems; dated May 9, web-posted May 10, 2011) HAMBURG --- On May 9, a large number of guests and representatives from politics, defense and industry gathered at the Blohm + Voss in Hamburg to mark the start of production for the first 125 Class Frigate (F125) for the German Navy. The invitation had been extended by the F125 Work Group (ARGE F125) consisting of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AG – the client who has entrusted Blohm + Voss Naval GmbH with...
  • DCNS begins sea trials of first-of-class FREMM frigate Aquitaine

    04/19/2011 8:39:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    DCNS ^ | April 18, 2011
    DCNS begins sea trials of first-of-class FREMM frigate Aquitaine 19:08 GMT, April 18, 2011 One month early, DCNS begins the sea trials of the Aquitaine, the first ship built under the FREMM multimission frigate programme. The campaign takes place off the Brittany peninsula and is expected to last several weeks including return trips to DCNS’s shipyard. Delivery to the French Navy is scheduled for 2012. The joint crew comprising French Navy personnel, customer representatives and employees of DCNS and its partners will demonstrate the ship’s seakeeping and other nautical qualities as well as the performance of the propulsion and navigation...
  • The phantom frigate

    04/14/2011 8:43:19 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | April 13th, 2011 | Philip Ewing
    The phantom frigate By Philip Ewing Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 Huntington Ingalls Industries may now be a separate company from its former parent Northrop Grumman, but some things never change: This week, as it has for years, exhibitors used their booth at the Sea Air Space trade show to promote a concept that the new company officials still hope could be a big new moneymaker for the Ingalls yard in Pascagoula, Miss.: A badass naval version of the comparatively tame National Security Cutter now in use with the Coast Guard. The concept used to be called the “National Patrol Frigate,”...
  • Former U.S. Naval Ship Sails to its New Homeport in Pakistan

    03/28/2011 8:14:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Former U.S. Naval Ship Sails to its New Homeport in Pakistan (Source: US Defense Security Cooperation Agency; issued March 25, 2011) The Pakistani warship, the PNS Alamgir, officially departed from Naval Station Mayport after several months of refurbishment and the training of its personnel on 21 March. It is scheduled to arrive at its home port in Karachi, Pakistan 53 days from now. The PNS Alamgir started its life as the USS McInerney (FFG-8), an Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate. Pakistan acquired it from the U.S. under the Department of Defense Excess Defense Articles program because the U.S. Navy planned...
  • Vietnamese Navy Receives First Stealth Frigate

    03/18/2011 9:00:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    Aviation Week ^ | 3/18/2011 | M Pyadushkin
    Vietnamese Navy Receives First Stealth Frigate Posted by M Pyadushkin at 3/18/2011 8:47 AM CDT On March 5 the Vietnamese Navy officially took into service the first Gepard class frigate. The ship named after the first Vietnamese emperor Dinh Tien Hoang is built in Russia by Zelenodolsk shipbuilding plant under the contract for two ships of the class inked in December 2010. The second frigate built for Vietnam has been in sea trials since August 2010. Credit - Zelenodolsk plant Vietnam became the first foreign customer for the Gepard class (Russian project Gepard 3.9), an export version of Russian project...
  • DCNS ramps up FREMM Aquitaine harbour acceptance tests ahead of its first sea going (French ship)

    03/03/2011 7:41:20 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    DCNS ^ | March 3, 2011
    DCNS ramps up FREMM Aquitaine harbour acceptance tests ahead of its first sea going The first-of-class FREMM multi-mission frigate Aquitaine. (Photo: DCNS) 19:27 GMT, March 3, 2011 Lorient | In accordance with the Programme schedule, DCNS is completing equipment integration and harbour acceptance tests on board the first-of-class FREMM multi-mission frigate Aquitaine. All major ship systems must be tested before the major milestone of the first sea going, scheduled next spring. So far 95% of the electrical and hydraulic equipments of the ship have been installed, so teams are ramping up for the harbour acceptance tests of the principal systems:...
  • Successful Launch of Second Multi Mission Frigate for the Royal Moroccan Navy

    02/07/2011 8:30:27 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Successful Launch of Second Multi Mission Frigate for the Royal Moroccan Navy (Source: Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding; issued Feb. 4, 2011) At Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen, on February 2, the second Multi-Mission Frigate under construction for the Royal Moroccan Navy, was rolled out of the assembly hall. The 98 metre-long ship has been constructed entirely on land at the DSNS yard at Vlissingen-East and is now ready, on schedule, to be completed at the Vlissingen-City shipyard. Heavy Lifting and Transport company Mammoet Europe B.V., moved the 1700 ton vessel from the assembly hall to the pontoon after which...
  • Brazil and UK ready to sign huge defence contract, say media reports

    02/06/2011 8:50:15 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Merco Press ^ | February 6th 2011
    Brazil and UK ready to sign huge defence contract, say media reports Brazil with a defence market described as “one of the fastest growing in the world” will be signing a defence agreement with the UK which should open the way for a deal worth “billions of dollars”, according to reports in the Brazilian and UK media. If the agreement finally goes through a first deal could involve £ 2.9 billion which includes the purchase of six patrol vessels (£ 60 to £ 80 million) and five or six frigates Type 26 with a unit cost of £ 300 to...
  • Norwegian Navy Receives Last of Five Fridtjof Nansen-Class Frigates

    01/20/2011 4:49:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Defence.Professionals ^ | January 20, 2011 | Nicolas von Kospoth
    Norwegian Navy Receives Last of Five Fridtjof Nansen-Class Frigates Navantia Delivers HMNS Thor Heyerdahl to the Royal Norwegian Navy 10:42 GMT, January 20, 2011 defpro.com | The delivery of HMNS Thor Heyerdahl to the Royal Norwegian Navy by the Spanish shipbuilder Navantia on 18 January marked a significant milestone for the service: it represents the end of the Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate procurement programme after almost two decades of planning, development and construction. Further, it is Norway’s largest defence acquisition and a key element of the Scandinavian country’s naval capabilities, replacing the Oslo-class frigates, which have been in service with the...
  • Russia lays down new frigate for Black Sea Fleet

    12/17/2010 8:22:38 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 17/12/2010
    Russia lays down new frigate for Black Sea Fleet The Yantar Shipyard in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad will start on Saturday the construction of the first Krivak IV class frigate for Russia's Black Sea Fleet, a Defense Ministry spokesman said. Yantar won a four-year contract on the construction of a total of three frigates for the fleet in October. The shipyard is currently building three frigates of the same class for the Indian Navy under a $1.6 billion contract. "This ship will be named 'Admiral Grigorovich' after the former Russian naval minister [1911- 1917]," the official said. A Krivak...
  • A New and Improved HMCS Fredericton

    12/09/2010 12:28:35 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 11 replies
    The Daily Gleaner (Fredericton, NB) ^ | December 8, 2010 | Michael Staples
    A new and improved HMCS Fredericton Published Wednesday December 8th, 2010 Modernization of Canada's 12 Halifax-class frigates is finally underway. And some would say none too soon. Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton transits the narrows en route to a refuelling stop in St. John's Newfoundland in April. HMCS Fredericton was returning home to Halifax after completing a six-month counter-piracy and counter-terrorism deployment. The ship will undergo a refit next year to bring her in line with modern warfare demands. It's been close to 20 years since the ships, referred to by the military as the "backbone of the navy,"...
  • Russia's new frigates to become one of world's best ships

    11/02/2010 4:38:52 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Pravda-Russia ^ | 02.11.2010 | Sergey Nikolaev
    Russia's new frigates to become one of world's best ships 02.11.2010 First frigate of the new type was launched at the Northern Shipyard in St. Petersburg. The flagship of project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov has been built over a record short period of time - five years. By 2020, it is planned to launch five frigates of the project, whereas the need of the navy makes up 20-30 vessels. The frigate of the project will make the basic class of oceanic zone surface vessels of the Russian Navy in the 21st century. The vessel is capable of executing tasks in both...
  • Russia's new-generation frigate to be floated out on Friday

    10/26/2010 6:36:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 10/26/2010
    Russia's new-generation frigate to be floated out on Friday The Admiral Sergei Gorshkov frigate will be floated out on Friday, a Russian Navy spokesman said. "It is planned that the sea trials of the ship constructed using the latest methods in shipbuilding will begin in 2011," the spokesman said. The warship is part of an upgrade program of Russia's Black Sea Fleet. The Admiral Sergei Gorshkov class frigate is capable of carrying out long-range strikes, anti-submarine warfare and air defense missions in distant maritime zones. The Russian Navy said earlier it plans to build 20-30 frigates of this class in...