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  • Second Russian Stealth Frigate In Works

    12/01/2009 11:38:37 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies · 1,531+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 12/1/2009 | Bill Sweetman
    Second Russian Stealth Frigate In Works Posted by Bill Sweetman at 12/1/2009 4:20 AM CST Maxim Pyadushkin writes: The Severnaya Verf shipyard in St Petersburg officially laid down the second Project 22350 frigate for the Russian Navy on November 26. The ship was named Admiral Flota Kasatonov. The first frigate of the class - Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Gorshkov – has been under construction at Severnaya Verf since 2006. Kasatonov laid down on November 26 (UIC) The Gorshkov class will be the first fully stealthy Russian frigates, with their superstructures shaped to reduce radar cross-section. The 130 m-long frigates will...
  • FIRST F 22-P SHIP Delivered to Pakistan Navy

    07/30/2009 11:42:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies · 1,066+ views
    A Pakistan News ^ | July 30, 2009
    FIRST F 22-P SHIP Delivered to Pakistan Navy Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 3:26 pm ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, First F-22P Frigate constructed for Pakistan Navy at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, China was delivered to Pakistan Navy on 30 July 2009. The delivery ceremony was followed by Commissioning of the ship, in which Pakistani flag was hoisted on the ship with band playing Pakistani National Anthem. The ceremonies were attended by distinguished guests from Chinese Navy, Chinese Govt Authorities and senior officers of Pakistan Navy. Chief guest for the ceremony, Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir NI(M) while addressing...
  • The Yaroslav Mudry: a forerunner of future frigates

    06/23/2009 10:19:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies · 802+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 22/06/2009 | Ilya Kramnik
    The Yaroslav Mudry: a forerunner of future frigates 16:0722/06/2009 MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti military commentator Ilya Kramnik) - On June 19, the escort ship (frigate) Yaroslav Mudry, a long-awaited addition to the Russian Navy, began its maiden cruise on the Baltic Sea. Shortly it is to become an exhibit at the International Naval Show in St. Petersburg. The Project 11540 ship was laid down in 1990, at the same time as the prototype ship of the series, the frigate Neustrashimy, known for its journey to the Gulf of Aden. However, in 1994 work on the Yaroslav Mudry was halted, even though...
  • Front-line (Australian) frigates in $1.4bn upgrade bungle

    01/01/2008 7:00:02 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies · 346+ views
    The Advertiser,Australia ^ | January 01, 2008 | IAN McPHEDRAN
    Front-line frigates in $1.4bn upgrade bungle IAN McPHEDRAN, DEFENCE WRITER January 01, 2008 11:40pm THE navy's front-line fighting ships cannot defend themselves and are unable to be sent into battle, despite a $1.4 billion upgrade. A navy insider close to the 4000-tonne Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigates has revealed the ships' complex electronic systems are not working properly. He told The Advertiser that sending the 1970s ships to war would be like sending a VK Commodore to race at Bathurst. Senior officials now admit that the 1997 frigate upgrade project was a "debacle" created by the Howard Government's decision to...
  • Cdn frigate leaves Halifax harbour for six-month deployment in Persian Gulf

    11/03/2007 5:06:52 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 116+ views
    CanadianPress ^ | Nov. 2, 2007
    Cdn frigate leaves Halifax harbour for six-month deployment in Persian Gulf HALIFAX - A Canadian warship steamed out of Halifax harbour on Thursday to resume patrols in the Persian Gulf and gain intelligence on potential terrorist activity in the volatile region. Hundreds of weeping family members lined the military dock as HMCS Charlottetown made its way out to sea to begin a six-month mission involving surveillance, boarding suspicious vessels and ensuring the safety of a waterway that's key to the international trade of oil. Commander Patrick St-Denis said the ongoing naval presence is vital in the area despite criticisms that...
  • Frigate "Roald Amundsen" Delivered to the Royal Norwegian Navy

    06/01/2007 9:36:19 PM PDT · by NelsTandberg · 5 replies · 690+ views
    World Maritime News ^ | 1 June, 2001
    Navantia Delivers Frigate to Royal Norwegian Navy Friday, June 01, 2007 Navantia has commissioned on May 21, 2007, in the Ferrol shipyard, the F-311 frigate, Roald Amundsen to the Royal Norwegian Navy, presided by the Norwegian Chief of Navy, Admiral Jan E. Finseth, and the President of Navantia, Juan Pedro Gómez Jaén. The delivery protocol has been signed by the Director of the shipyard, Ángel Recamán, and the Director of NDLO, General Trond Karlsen. Previous to the start of the ceremony, a minute of silence has been kept, as honor in memory of 4 workers died on board the frigate...
  • Frigate [HMS Cornwall] Rocked By Lesbian Assault Case

    05/03/2007 2:36:18 PM PDT · by bedolido · 52 replies · 2,016+ views
    skynews ^ | 5-3-2007 | staff writer
    An ex-steward on the Navy frigate at the centre of the Iran kidnap drama is to be court-martialled following a fight involving lesbians, Sky News has learned. The incident involves HMS Cornwall, the ship that saw 15 crew members taken hostage by Iranian forces in March. Although exact details are still unclear, it is known it took place off the ship in Denmark in 2006. It led to the unnamed ex-servicewoman being charged with assaulting two other female crew members. None of those involved is 26-year-old Faye Turney, who was paraded on Iranian TV after being taken hostage on March...
  • Model of USS Bisbee finds home (USCG frigate in WWII [this thread's for you Tonk])

    04/27/2007 5:30:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 1,274+ views
    BISBEE — A replica of the USS Bisbee now rests in the council chambers of Bisbee city hall. Thanks to donations by members of the USS Bisbee Association, the name-sake model frigate is proudly displayed where all the citizens of Bisbee may see it. The 11 surviving crew members, and family, of the 304-foot long Coast Guard frigate arrived in Bisbee Thursday morning to present the hand-crafted ship and a stainless steel plaque to the city in a special ceremony. The men of the ship have always held the City of Bisbee and its copper mines in high regard, said...
  • Russia offers India new export frigate

    03/28/2007 9:22:20 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 311+ views
    Kommersant,Russia ^ | Mar. 29, 2007
    India May Buy Russian Frigate Russia has offered India the export version of its new Project 22 350 frigate as part of a tender for the construction of seven ships. Only one ship of that project has been laid so far. That one was begun in February 2006 at the Northern Wharf. According to the Indian press, proposals to participate in the tender were sent to European, American and Russian wharves at the end of last year. The Indian program is worth $6.6 billion and foresees the construction of one ship in a foreign wharf and six ships in India...
  • Israel's Air Force Accused Of Firing Warning Shots Over (German) Frigate

    10/25/2006 6:59:46 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 982+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-26-2006 | Tim Butcher
    Israel’s air force accused of firing warning shots over frigate Tim Butcher in Jerusalem Last Updated: 12:18am BST 26/10/2006 Two Israeli warplanes fired warning shots over a German frigate patrolling the Lebanese coastline as part of the international peacekeeping force, according to a German newspaper report. The Israeli F-16s buzzed the warship, firing shots and deploying anti-missile defence flares, said the newspaper Tagesspiegel. Christian Schmidt, an official in the German defence ministry, reported the incident, which happened on Monday, to parliament although an official German inquiry into the incident had yet to be concluded, the newspaper said. "I can confirm...
  • France considers rocket launchers for new frigates

    09/21/2006 5:15:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 796+ views
    A multiple rocket launcher on the frigates multi-missions? The ministry for Defense currently thinks of the possibility of installing a new type of material on the future frigates multi-missions. It would be about a navalized version of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS), conceived by American Lockheed Martin and developed in co-operation with Great Britain, France, Italy and Germany. Paris plans the launching of a study plan upstream (PEA) in 2007 to determine the feasibility of the project. This material, successor of the LRU, imposing rocket launcher used on the vehicles of the terrestrial forces, would have, thanks to its...
  • Navy Frigate Intercepts Drug Smugglers, Helps Rescue 26

    08/27/2006 12:52:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 44 replies · 952+ views
    NAPLES, Italy, Aug. 27, 2006 – U.S. Navy frigate USS Boone intercepted a drug-smuggling speedboat Aug. 24 while enroute from Algeria to Spain during a patrol of the Mediterranean Sea south of the Spanish coastline. According to U.S. Navy 6th Fleet officials, the crew abandoned its cargo—five packages of marijuana weighing 90 kilograms--when the USS Boone was sighted and entered Algerian territorial water. The Boone’s crew confiscated the marijuana. A few hours later, near the same location, the USS Boone encountered two small rubber boats in apparent distress, officials said. The ship approached the boats and found 26 people on...
  • "Battle Frigate" Ingraham Returns to Everett

    01/18/2006 4:25:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 596+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Ensign Felicia Cockrell
    NAVAL STATION EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) -- The guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) returned to its homeport of Everett, Wash., after a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations Jan. 16. Ingraham, commanded by Cmdr. Ricks Polk, departed Everett in July as part of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 1. “Our ‘Warriors’ had a great deployment,” Polk said. “Whether it was training with our coalition partners on maritime security operations (MSO) during Exercise Bright Star, or being a force multiplier in the 5th Fleet area of operations, our ship demonstrated the agility that ESG 1...
  • ESG-1 Conducts Maritime Security Operations in Arabian Sea

    11/16/2005 6:27:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 490+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Nov 16, 2005 | Lt. Ron Flanders
    ABOARD USS CLEVELAND, Arabian Sea (NNS) -- Members of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 1 are currently leading a group of six coalition ships conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the North Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman. The strike group’s flagship, USS Tarawa (LHA 1) and the amphibious transport dock USS Cleveland (LPD 7) are joined by the guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79). The French ships Var (FS 608) and Lafayette (FS 710), and the Pakistani frigate Badr (PNS 181) round out the coalition task group. MSO are part of ESG-1’s regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th...
  • Surface Strike Group Returns to Norfolk

    11/16/2005 4:11:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 290+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Nov 16, 2005 | Journalist 3rd Class Maja A. Dyson
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 1,000 Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Mahan (DDG 72) and USS Mitscher (DDG 57), and the frigate USS Hawes (FFG 53), returned to their homeport at Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 15 from supporting the global war on terrorism. Cmdr. Stephen Evans, commanding officer of Mitscher, had many things to say about the ship’s successful time and accomplishments at sea. “This was a fantastic deployment,” he said. “We deployed to the Mediterranean as part of the standing NATO Maritime Forces Group 2, where we operated daily with our NATO allies. We worked on our...
  • Taiwanese frigates monitor Chinese surveillance ship

    05/24/2005 7:38:04 PM PDT · by Paul_Denton · 7 replies · 739+ views
    Last Updated 24/05/2005, 22:38:11 Taiwan has threatened to board a Chinese surveillance ship which it says has ignored repeated demands to leave the island's waters. The coastguard says the vessel, which is affiliated with China's Ministry of Land and Natural Resources, was first noticed Sunday. At the time it was sailing some 176 kilometres southwest of the island's southern city Kaohsiung. The coastguard says the Chinese ship has since refused to leave the waters, prompting Taiwan to send four frigates to monitor the ship. "We tried to approach the ship and force it to leave the area, but the warning...
  • Pakistan to buy four warships from China

    04/04/2005 9:25:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies · 1,335+ views
    AFP ^ | Monday, 04 April , 2005
    Pakistan to buy four warships from China Monday, 04 April , 2005, 18:35 Islamabad: Pakistan is to buy four frigates for its navy from long-time ally China, the defence ministry said on Monday, ahead of a visit by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. "Pakistan and China have signed four contracts for the construction of four F-22P frigate ships for Pakistan Navy," a Pakistani defence ministry statement said. The frigates will be equipped with anti-submarine helicopters, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles and other defence systems, the statement added. "These ships, after construction, will be inducted into Pakistan Navy which would not only enhance...