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  • A brand new 27,000 tonne Australian Navy ship was damaged during maiden sea trials

    06/06/2014 5:44:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies ^ | JUNE 05, 2014
    A CIVILIAN contract crew made two serious errors during sea trials for the navy’s biggest ever ship, damaging its hull and melting down electrical systems. The first of two $1.5 billion 27,000-tonne Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs), to be known as HMAS Canberra, suffered excessive vibration in May during her first “shakedown cruise” between Melbourne and Sydney. The fault was traced to the brand-new vessel’s two German-built Siemens propulsion pods — or azimuth thrusters — which were out of alignment. Each thruster, fitted at the stern of the ship, has two propellers mounted on large electric powered pods that can be...
  • Turkey selects Navantia's Juan Carlos LHD design as winner of its LPD tender

    12/28/2013 11:59:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    Navy Recognition ^ | 28 December 2013
    Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) just announced via press release that it selected Sedef shipyard as winner of its LPD tender and that final contract negotiations with this shipyard can now begin. Sedef shipyard in Turkey offers a design based on Juan Carlos LHD under the collaboration with Spain's Navantia. Spanish Navy Juan Carlos LHD designed and built by Navantia Picture: Spanish Navy Landing Platform Dock Project According to SSM, the Landing Platform Dock Project (LPD)’s main purpose is the acqusition of one Landing Platform Dock in order to meet the operational requirements of Turkish Naval Forces. The scope...
  • Russian Shipbuilders Oppose Domestic Mistral Construction

    03/29/2013 9:32:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Ria Novosti ^ | 03/29/2013
    Russian Shipbuilders Oppose Domestic Mistral Construction LANGKAWI (Malaysia), March 29 (RIA Novosti) – Russia should not build a second pair of French-designed Mistral-class amphibious assault ships, as Russian shipbuilders are capable of designing and building their own vessels of this type, a senior defense industry official said on Friday. “The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) will welcome the decision to limit the construction of Mistral-class ships to two [in France], because it is not a political issue anymore but rather an issue of the future development of domestic [shipbuilding] enterprises,” USC vice president Igor Zakharov said at the LIMA-2013 arms show...
  • French Warship for Russia 'Won't Work in Cold' - Minister

    01/26/2013 8:29:18 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 26/01/2013
    French Warship for Russia 'Won't Work in Cold' - Minister MOSCOW, January 26 (RIA Novosti) - Two amphibious assault ships bought for the Russian Navy from France in a 1.2 billion euro deal will not be able to operate in temperatures below seven degrees centigrade, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin admitted on Saturday, in critical comments about the contract. "It's very odd that ships for offloading a landing force, floating in our latitudes won't work in temperatures below seven degrees," said Rogozin, who has special responsibilities for the defense industry, in a meeting of the Academy of Military Science...
  • DCNS continues BPC (Mistral LHD) design modifications for Russian Navy

    07/22/2012 10:01:56 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | Tuesday, 17 July 2012
    DCNS continues BPC (Mistral LHD) design modifications for Russian Navy DCNS is supplying two BPC-type projection and command vessels to Russia under a contract that came into effect at the end of 2011. Three of these vessels are already in service with the French Navy. The design modifications needed to adapt the BPC concept to Russia's specific requirements are progressing as planned. The design modifications are being conducted in two phases. The first phase ended in April 2012 with the successful completion of the Preliminary Design Review. Detailed design studies were launched immediately afterwards, and this second phase is scheduled...
  • France transfers sensitive warship technology to Russia

    06/23/2011 11:50:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 20/06/2011
    <p>France has transferred to Russia all the technology it asked for under a $1.7-billion deal for two French-built Mistral class amphibious assault ships for the Russian Navy, a Russian arms exporter said on Monday.</p> <p>Under the deal signed on Friday, the first warship will be delivered in 2014 and the second in 2015.</p>
  • Avalon Australia: could Australia's LHDs one day operate F-35Bs?

    02/21/2011 2:03:15 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Flight Global ^ | February 21, 2011 | Greg Waldron
    Avalon Australia: could Australia's LHDs one day operate F-35Bs? By Greg Waldron on February 21, 2011 One likely side conversation at next week's Avalon air show is likely to be about the recent launch of the HMAS Canberra in Spain. The Canberra will be Australia's first LHD (landing helicopter dock) and is likely to become operational in 2014, with a sister ship, the HMAS Adelaide, to follow in 2015. These will be the largest ships the Australian navy has ever operated. With 16-24 helicopters per ship, the pair signals a resurgence of sorts in Australian naval airpower. The helicopters they...
  • Big boats pose big questions for Australian defence contracts

    02/18/2011 8:07:18 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Xinhua ^ | February 19, 2011
    Big boats pose big questions for Australian defence while a new era in Australia's defence may have arrived with the launch in Spain of a unique helicopter carrier, doubts remain over exactly what air-power they will haul. Champagne was broken over the hull of the largest ever ship to be commissioned by the Australian Navy, the HMAS Canberra. Images were broadcast on Friday morning on Australian television of the giant amphibious vessel rolling into the water at the northern Spanish port of Ferrol. But it is the unusual focus on helicopter warfare that should ensure HMAS Canberra and the HMAS...
  • Russian shipbuilders, military in conflict over Mistral deal

    02/07/2011 7:58:30 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    Ria Novosti ^ | 08/02/2011
    Russian shipbuilders, military in conflict over Mistral deal 06:40 08/02/2011MOSCOW, February 8 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has been taken out of the contractual talks with France on the purchase of Mistral class amphibious assault ships, a Russian business daily said Tuesday. The Kommersant newspaper cited anonymous defense industry sources as saying state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport will represent Russia in direct talks with France's DCNS from now on. Kommersant speculates that the removal of the USC from the talks could be the result of the company's aspirations to acquire a status of an "independent dealer" on the...
  • France wins tender to build warships for Russia

    12/24/2010 9:23:32 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 24/12/2010
    France wins tender to build warships for Russia (Update 1) Topic: Russia's purchase of French Mistral-class warship Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy over the phone that France has won a tender to build amphibious assault ships for Russia. The winner is a consortium comprised of French DCNS and Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), the Kremlin press service said. At the initial stage, two Mistral-class helicopter carriers will be built jointly by France and Russia with another two to be constructed later in Russia. Russia will perform 20% of the construction work at the STX shipyard...
  • Italy To Get New Amphibious Ships

    06/26/2010 1:53:52 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 6/25/2010 | By Andy Nativi
    The Italian navy has received the go-ahead to procure two 20,000-ton amphibious assault ships (LHDs), with the possibility of a third ship, configured with extensive aviation facilities (LHA). The preliminary LHD project is funded and will take 12 months for completion. It will be followed by a project definition phase requiring eight months and leading to a contract. Delivery of the first ship comes within 30 months after that. If everything goes to plan, the first LHD arrives in late 2014. LHDs will replace two 8,000-ton San Giorgio-class LPDs, commissioned in 1987 and 1988. The LHA will eventually replace the...
  • Russia-France warship deal not final

    02/27/2010 1:44:29 AM PST · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 330+ views
    UPI ^ | February 26, 2010
    MOSCOW, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A Russian official said plans to purchase a French warship will not be finalized in time for the Russian president's March trip to Paris. The Defense Ministry source said Moscow is seeking to purchase a Mistral-class ship, worth about $540 million to $675 million, from French naval shipbuilder DCNS, but officials have yet to make a final decision despite the approval of the French government, RIA Novosti reported Friday.
  • France's valentine to Russia

    02/15/2010 5:54:52 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 304+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/15/2010 | Editorial
    ON ONE LEVEL, maybe it's not surprising that France would sell an ultramodern helicopter carrier to Russia's navy, even as Russia continues to occupy illegally a sovereign nation that enjoys, at least in theory, good relations with France. After all, times are tough. Three-quarters of a billion dollars is three-quarters of a billion dollars. And France has never hidden its inclination to submerge principle when it comes to maintaining a profitable commercial relationship with the nation that supplies so much of Europe's oil and gas. Still, we do find it surprising -- maybe because we remember French President Nicolas Sarkozy's...
  • French warship to Russia: Risky precedent or a cruise ship painted gray?

    02/12/2010 2:54:26 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies · 477+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 11, 2010 | Robert Marquand
    French warship to Russia: Risky precedent or a cruise ship painted gray? The US and other NATO allies worry that the French sale of a $750 million Mistral warship to Russia will set an arms-trading precedent. But analysts say the ship does not yet represent the transfer of cutting-edge technology to Russia By Robert Marquand Staff writer / February 11, 2010 Paris The sale in principle of a French assault ship to the Russian navy brought a stir this week – as the first military deal by a NATO member to Moscow, one that helps Russia’s ailing fleet, and one...
  • Russia to call tender for foreign helicopter carrier

    09/11/2009 7:39:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies · 702+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 11/09/2009
    Russia to call tender for foreign helicopter carrier 11/09/2009 KALININGRAD, September 11 (RIA Novosti) - Russia plans to hold an international tender for the purchase of a helicopter carrier, involving France, Spain and the Netherlands, the country's Navy chief said on Friday. "I can confirm that negotiations are being held, but there is likely to be a tender," Adm. Vladimir Vysotsky said, adding that other countries could also be involved. He said there were no negotiations with the United States - "for understandable reasons," adding that the U.S. authorities were "highly sensitive" about the transfer of new technology, especially dual-purpose...
  • Russia may order amphibious assault ship from France - media

    08/04/2009 6:18:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies · 1,045+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 04/08/2009
    Russia may order amphibious assault ship from France - media MOSCOW, August 4 (RIA Novosti) - Russia is planning to purchase a Mistral class large amphibious assault ship from France, a French business daily has said. According to La Tribune newspaper, the ongoing talks on the issue may result in an agreement as early as September. The purchase, if successful, would be the first large-scale arms import deal concluded by Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russia first expressed interest in bilateral cooperation with France in the sphere of naval equipment and technologies in 2008 when Navy chief...
  • French Navy validates new amphibious warship in Lebanon

    10/27/2006 7:01:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies · 856+ views
    Sea and Navy ^ | 10/10/2006 | Vincent Groizeleau
    French Navy validates the BPC concept in Lebanon 10/10/2006 Better than a theory or a series of exercises, the deployment of the Mistral during the Lebanon crisis has enabled the Navy Headquarters to validate the new concept for a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD): the Projection and Command Ship (BPC). Captain Frédéric Jubelin, who was the skipper of the ship until 5 September 2006, has accepted to take a look with us at the Baliste Operation and the baptism of fire of the BPC. This officer knows particularly well the ship as he arrived in Brest in September 2004, at a...
  • QUESTION #54

    02/14/2003 2:51:46 PM PST · by Commander8 · 1 replies · 129+ views
    The Answer Book ^ | 1989 | Dr. Samuel C Gipp
    QUESTION: Shouldn't we respect the education of our many "Drs." in the issue of the Bible? ANSWER: Yes. IF there is any education associated with their degree.