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  • Russia Hands Egypt Keys to Brand-New Corvette Warship

    06/27/2016 2:12:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 25.06.2016
    The Russian Project 1241 class R-32 missile corvette has been handed to Egypt, RIA Novosti quoted Russian Navy spokesman Viktor Kochemazov as confirming on Saturday. The warship will help Cairo counter terrorism not only on land but also at sea, Kochemazov said, without elaborating on when the vessel was delivered to Egyptian Navy. In August 2015, it was reported that the Egyptian Defense Ministry said that they received the R-32, equipped with the Moskit missile system.The Ministry said at the time that a group of Egyptian sailors and engineers will be sent to Russia, where they will be trained ahead...
  • Royal Norwegian Navy Skjold-class Corvette Fires NSM against Coastal Land Target

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

    12/24/2015 12:25:47 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Dec 23, 2015 | Kyle Mizokami
    In the early 1970s, with the Vietnam War winding down, the U.S. Navy worried about how to keep its fleet effective during the inevitable budget drawdown at war's end. Their innovative solution: build small, fast ships that could, thanks to new technologies of the time, tackle the missions once performed by much larger ships. The Navy had studied hydrofoil ship concepts for two decades. Hydrofoils were large joined wings that lifted the ship into the air, above the water, at high speeds. Mostly free of the drag imposed by sitting in liquid, a hydrofoil ship could go much faster than...
  • Missile boats: Making waves, causing shock and awe

    11/03/2015 12:52:40 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | 3 November 2015 | RAKESH KRISHNAN SIMHA
    Admiral Sergei Gorshkov was arguably the greatest naval strategist of the 20th century. In his book, ‘The Sea Power of the State’, the man who transformed the Russian Navy into a global force, wrote: “Naval warfare aimed directly against land targets will play an ever greater part in any future major conflict.” On the night of October 5, four Russian missile boats with a displacement of a mere 1000 tons each started raining down cruise missiles down the throats of ISIS and US-backed terror groups. Flying at treetop level over a distance of 2600 km through Iran and Iraq, and...
  • Russia presents Egypt with advanced missile ship

    08/16/2015 4:52:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    ahram online, Egypt ^ | August 15, 2015
    Russia has gifted' Egypt with a new missile corvette that was part of the inauguration of a new Suez Canal expansion project earlier this month, Egypt's army said. The move by the Russian government to "gift" Egypt the Molniya missile boat is "part of military cooperation between the Egyptian and Russian armed forces" as well as indicative of "Russia's support for Egypt and the matching visions of both countries on the war against terrorism," Egyptian military spokesman Mohamed Samir said in a statement Saturday. He added that the highly advanced missile ship will be a new addition to Egypt's "development...
  • Vietnam receives Russian-design missile boats amid maritime tension

    06/03/2015 3:02:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 2, 2015
    HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam took delivery of two new missile boats on Tuesday made locally and modeled on Russian vessels, the latest move by its military to strengthen maritime defenses as tensions simmer over sovereignty in the South China Sea. The two Tarantul-class corvettes, known as Molniyas, are equipped with 16 missiles and automatic weapons and are among six ordered by the navy, two of which were delivered last year. The missiles have a range of 130 kilometers. The announcement was carried on the Vietnamese government's news website and comes amid diplomatic rumblings over land reclamation work by rival claimants...
  • SAAB and PT Lundin introduce their redesigned Stealth Fast Attack Craft Trimaran

    11/17/2014 6:37:53 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 17 November 2014
    During Indodefence 2014, the international defence exhibition held in Jakarta in November, SAAB and local shipyard PT Lundin presented a redesigned Stealth Fast Attack Craft (FAC) trimaran. The first hull of the original project called KRI Klewang 625 (solely designed and built by PT Lundin) was destroyed in a fire in Septembre 2012 shortly after its launch. The new project, presented by SAAB as a turnkey system solution, incorporates many modification and improvements. Compared to the original KRI Klewang, the redesigned stealth FAC includes a raised bridge, modified wave-piercing hull and a higher mast. The new Sea Giraffe 1X 3D...
  • A new stealth corvette from France

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

    10/19/2014 6:49:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    i24news ^ | October 19th 2014
    Germany does about-face on refusal to grant 30-percent discount for vessels Germany has agreed to slash about one-third off the price of three fast missile boats, which Israel wants to buy, putting to rest a crisis between the two countries. he vessels, priced at almost $1 billion, are intended to protect the gas rigs off Israels 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, Germans national security adviser Christoph Heusgen told his Israeli counterpart Yossi Cohen following the...
  • Fast attack craft contract may see $800 million tag (Turkey)

    06/19/2014 8:18:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | June/17/2014 | Burak Bekdil
    Defense procurement authorities are preparing to issue a Request for Proposal (RfP) for the acquisition of indigenous fast attack craft that will cost around $800 million, according to sources, who say some of Turkeys leading shipyards are expected to take part in bidding Turkeys ambitious program for the acquisition of up to 10 indigenous fast attack craft (fast assault boats) may cost Ankara up to $800 million, officials and industry experts say. The contract covers a batch of four boats with an option to buy six more. A defense procurement official said the program, although it will come with a...
  • Egypt to receive Ambassador IV missile craft

    06/01/2014 9:34:24 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    defence Web ^ | 29 May 2014
    Egypt will soon receive the first two of four Ambassador IV fast missile craft from the United States, which are being prepared for delivery. The two vessels were loaded onto a civilian transport ship in Pensacola Bay, Florida, on May 25, according to the Pensacola News Journal. The fast missile craft involved are the first of class S Ezzat and F Zekry. S Ezzat was on November 19, 2013, transferred to the Egyptian Navy at a ceremony in Pensacola, Florida, where the US has an international student programme, reports Defense News. The vessel, launched in October 2011, is named after...
  • North Sea Boats (PT. Lundin) and SAAB working on an improved 63m FMPV Trimaran

    04/17/2014 4:45:52 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 16 April 2014
    At DSA 2014, the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference currently held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Indonesian shipyard North Sea Boats (PT. Lundin) and SAAB are showing an updated model of the 63m FMPV Trimaran design ordered by the Indonesian Navy. The new design of North Sea Boat's 63m FMPV Trimaran as shown on SAAB booth during DSA 2014 Talking to Navy Recognition during DSA 2014, a SAAB representative explained that the Swedish company is planning to fit its new Sea Giraffe 1X 3D radar higher up in the mast for better radar coverage and less limitation because of...
  • Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) orders a new Stealth Fast Missile Patrol Vessel Trimaran

    03/23/2014 9:17:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 19 March 2014
    According to Indonesian media JakartaGreater, citing the Chief of Indonesian Navy, a new 63 meters Stealth Fast Missile Patrol Vessel (FMPV) trimaran will be ordered from shipbuilder North Sea Boats (PT Lundin). The first vessel, KRI Klewang-625, was destroyed in a fire in September 2012 shortly after its launch. The Fast Missile Patrol Vessel (FMPV) was officialy launched on Friday 31st August, 2012 at PT Lundins shipyard facility in Banyuwangi, East Java. In 2009 PT Lundin signed a contract to build a one of the most advanced stealth warships for TNI-AL (Indonesian Navy). This was the result of an intensive...
  • The End of the Missile Boats Era? (Israel)

    02/06/2014 10:29:02 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Israel Defense ^ | 5/2/2014 | Amir Rapaport
    The Israeli Navy is preparing for scenarios in which, using the “Yakhont” missiles, there will be an attempt to hit Israel’s oil rigs. Therefore it tries to convince the members of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that it should be equipped with small and more sophisticated boats rather than the veteran missile boats The Minister of Defense, Moshe Ya'alon, used his visit to the Munich Security Conference last weekend for advanced negotiations with seniors of the German security establishment, including the new Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, for the acquisition of medium-sized destroyers (frigates), which will be used,...
  • Israel Navy to Modernize Hetz Class Missile Boats with a New Radar

    10/16/2012 11:01:49 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Defense Update ^ | October 14, 2012 | Tamir Eshel
    Israel Navy to Modernize Hetz Class Missile Boats with a New Radar The Israel navy has awarded IAI Elta a first contract for the development and integration of the Advanced Lightweight Phased Array (ALPHA) Naval Radar on the Hetz Class Saar 4.5 Missile Boats. The contract is the first step in the next, long anticipated upgrading of the SAAR 4.5 Hetz class missile boats, operational with the Israel Navy since the 1980s. These missile boats currently operate with several mission specific radars, including the IAI/Elta EL/M-2221 naval fire control radar, an area search radar and the Automatic Missile Detection Radar...
  • Taiwan retires 20 fast attack missile boats

    07/01/2012 9:02:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Taiwan retires 20 fast attack missile boats (AFP) 7 hours ago TAIPEI Taiwan on Sunday decommissioned the last 20 of a fleet of ageing missile boats as part of ongoing efforts to modernise its military forces against former rival China, officials said. The navy bid farewell to the 50-tonne Seagull-class missile boats during a ceremony held in the southern Tsoying naval base, more than three decades after they had been put into service. The Taiwanese navy first built the missile boats, reportedly an imitation of Israel's Dvora-class patrol boats, in the late 1970s and later mass produced them...
  • Fast-attack boat efficacy questioned (Taiwan)

    06/14/2012 10:56:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Taipei Times ^ | Tue, Jun 12, 2012 | J. Michael Cole
    Fast-attack boat efficacy questioned ACHILLES’ HEEL::By disabling radar and data links needed to acquire target information, China could blind Taiwan’s fast-attack missile boats and render them practically useless By J. Michael Cole / Staff reporter Tue, Jun 12, 2012 - Page 3 The effectiveness of Taiwan’s fast-attack missile boats to counter the Chinese military will largely depend on the vessels’ ability to acquire targeting information, which might not be guaranteed in a full-scale war scenario, a defense expert said recently. Unable to compete with the People’s Liberation Army Navy on a tonne-for-tonne basis, the Taiwanese Navy has in recent years...
  • Insight: From a ferry, a Chinese fast-attack boat

    05/31/2012 10:50:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 1, 2012 | David Lague
    Insight: From a ferry, a Chinese fast-attack boat (Reuters) - It looked like a textbook win-win deal when Australian high-speed ferry designer AMD Marine Consulting formed a joint venture in 1993 with the engineering arm of a state-owned Chinese shipbuilder. The joint venture partner, Guangzhou Marine Engineering Corporation, a subsidiary of the giant China State Shipbuilding Corporation, gained access to state-of-the-art technology in wave-piercing, aluminum-hull designs. For AMD, a Sydney-based private company, the payoff was a foothold in China's maritime market during a period of rapid growth. The joint venture, Seabus International Co, began designing high-speed aluminum catamaran ferries and...
  • Carrier killer program goes ahead (Taiwan)

    04/27/2012 8:05:48 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Taipei Times ^ | Sat, Apr 28, 2012 | J. Michael Cole
    ‘Carrier killer’ program goes ahead ‘SWIFT SEA’:Between seven and 11 500-tonne stealth corvettes, each equipped with eight anti-ship cruise missiles and designed to sink carriers, are to be built by 2014 Despite hitting a snag in a recent bidding process, the navy is proceeding with the development of a stealth 500-tonne fast attack missile boat that is already being hailed as Taiwan’s “carrier killer.” Plans for the indigenous development of the 500-tonne corvette were first made public in 2009. In April the following year, Deputy Minister of National Defense Lin Yu-pao (林於豹) told the legislature that design work as part...
  • Pakistan navy gets its first fast-attack ship from China

    04/23/2012 9:45:59 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Pakistan navy gets its first fast-attack ship from China BEIJING: Pakistan's navy commissioned its first fast attack craft armed with missiles at a Chinese shipyard on Monday, with its chief admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila saying that the force was fully prepared to counter any elements challenging the country's sovereignty. Sandila was the chief guest at the commissioning of PNS Azmat, Pakistan's first "fast attack craft (missile )" at Xingang shipyard in Tianjin. He said the vessel's induction will supplement the Pakistani navy's combat potential. Describing the commissioning as a milestone in defence and strategic cooperation between Pakistan and China, Sandila...
  • Navy launches second locally made guided-missile boat (Indonesia)

    02/17/2012 4:18:33 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 02/17/2012
    Navy launches second locally made guided-missile boat The Jakarta Post, Batam | Fri, 02/17/2012 The Indonesian Navy accepted delivery of its second locally made KCR-40 guided-missile fast boat at a handover ceremony at Batu Ampar Port in Batam, Riau Islands, on Thursday. The KRI Kujang, made in Indonesia by PT Palindo Marindo, will join the KRI Clurit, the first KCR-40 that the private shipyard made for the Navy. Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Adm. Agus Suhartono, Navy chief Adm. Soeparno and lawmakers Mahfudz Siddiq and Max Sopacua from House Commission I overseeing defense attended the ceremony. The...
  • China pans navys new attack boat (Taiwan)

    01/11/2012 11:47:01 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Taipei Times ^ | Jan 12, 2012 | J. Michael Cole
    China pans navy’s new attack boat SEA SHARKS:Although the domestic program for the stealth missile boats faced typical development issues, a defense reporter believes those have now been fixed By J. Michael Cole / Staff Reporter The Ministry of National Defense yesterday refused to comment on a report in the Chinese Communist Party-run Guangming Daily saying that the Kuang Hua VI (KH-6) fast attack missile boats that have been in service in the Taiwanese navy since 2010 were plagued by deficiencies and were a “fantasy.” Taiwan commissioned its first squadron of 11 KH-6 radar-evading fast-attack craft, produced by China Shipbuilding...
  • More boat trouble for Norway Navy

    11/26/2011 9:47:54 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 42 replies
    The Foreigner, Norway ^ | 17th November, 2011
    More boat trouble for Norway Navy The Norwegian militarys new MTBs have been banned from sailing for safety reasons. KNM Storm during gun exercise, Bergen Photo: Forsvarets mediearkiv Reports suggest the Mandal-produced Motor Torpedo Boats hydraulic systems cannot handle temperatures when at high speed. The latest episode is just one of several in a series of incidents that have beset the project. It was first discovered the vessels were not able to sail at top speed of 60 knots, parts have worn out quicker than anticipated because of gas turbine vibration problems, and there was a change in operational requirements....
  • VT Halter Marine launches first of 4 vessels for Egyptian navy

    10/21/2011 5:09:39 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Mississippi Press ^ | October 21, 2011 | April M. Havens
    VT Halter Marine launches first of 4 vessels for Egyptian navy PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- VT Halter Marine's Pascagoula yard launched the first of four Egyptian navy fast missile craft Thursday, marking a milestone in the ship's construction. The four-vessel contract represents an $807 million deal for the local shipbuilder. "It's clearly a great day," Halter Marine CEO Bill Skinner said. "This is the first of four, and it's been a great program for us, one that's provided hundreds of jobs." Skinner said the first vessel is on track for a fourth-quarter delivery next year. The fast missile craft is designed...
  • China building fast attack craft for Pakistan

    09/21/2011 8:28:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 1+ views
    China building fast attack craft for Pakistan PTI Sep 20, 2011 BEIJING: Launching a fast attack craft being built by China, Pakistan's navy chief Admiral Noman Bashir today said the induction of the vessel equipped with advanced weaponry and sensors will supplement his country's combat potential. "The environment around us warrants Pakistan navy to be prepared to counter the forces challenging our sovereignty as well as regional peace and security," he said at the launch of the missile-armed vessel at Xingang shipyard at Tianjin in China. The missile craft construction project represents a "quantum leap, not only in defence production...
  • Pak Navy making fast attack craft missile boats

    07/12/2011 7:20:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Pak Navy making fast attack craft missile boats Updated 5 hours ago KARACHI: Pakistan Navy has started constructing missile boat in the Karachi Shipyard, Geo News reported. The missile boat would be equipped with ant-surface missile, automatic gun and weapon system. Secretary defence production, Lt. General Shahid Iqbal, attending the keel laying ceremony for the construction of missile boat as guest of honour, expressed his thanks to the Karachi Shipyard and added that it would help build up the defence capability of Pakistan Navy. Following the handing over of two small tanker cum utility ships and launching of 22p-f frigate,...
  • Taiwan in stealth technology breakthrough: Report

    07/04/2011 5:54:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Taiwan in stealth technology breakthrough: Report TAIPEI - TAIWAN has developed a radar-absorbent material in a breakthrough in the island's development of stealth technology, local media reported on Monday. Tests showed that a navy 50-tonne Seagull-class missile boat painted with the material was not spotted on a radar screen until it could be seen with the naked eye, the United Daily News said. It is the first time Taiwan has developed such material. The navy declined to comment on the report. It was not immediately clear if the material would be used in the navy's fleet of 10 locally manufactured...
  • 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...
  • US laser could fend off PRC boats

    04/17/2011 1:15:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | Apr 16, 2011 | William Lowther
    US laser could fend off PRC boats BEAM BREAKTHROUGH:Military sources in Washington said that the new weapon could be used as a defense and deterrent against Chinas new stealth missile boats By William Lowther / Staff Reporter in WASHINGTON The US Navy has made another major breakthrough with laser guns that in theory could be used to defend Taiwan from attack and invasion. For the first time, a solid-state high-energy laser has been used at sea to destroy a small boat moving through turbulent waters. The laser beam about as wide as a baseball skimmed the waves for...
  • Taiwan inaugurates missile ships amid buildup vow

    04/07/2011 9:03:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Taiwan inaugurates missile ships amid buildup vow (AFP) 18 hours ago SUAO, Taiwan Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou inaugurated a squadron of missile boats Thursday as he pledged to continue the island's military buildup to offset the perceived military threat from China. The fleet of 10 locally manufactured missile boats joined the navy following a ceremony presided over by Ma at the northeastern naval base in Suao. Ma, the initiator of detente with the island's giant neighbour, said tensions with the mainland have eased significantly since he came to power in 2008 but insisted Taiwan needed a deterrent against...
  • China begins construction of missile crafts for Pak Navy

    03/01/2011 6:56:57 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | 02/03/2011 | K J M Varma
    China begins construction of missile crafts for Pak Navy K J M Varma Beijing, Mar 1 (PTI) China today formally began the construction of two state-of-the-art fast attack missile crafts for the Pakistan Navy in addition to several naval frigates it is building for its close strategic partner. The keel-laying ceremony of Fast Attack Craft FAC(M) of Pakistan Navy was held at Xinggang Shipyard in China''s Tianjin city today. Pakistan Navy has signed a contact with China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Company Limited (CSOC) for construction of two state-of-the-art missile crafts which will be equipped with latest weapons and sensors....
  • China's Project 022 FAC

    01/26/2011 4:51:46 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Forecast International ^ | January 25, 2011 | Stuart Slade
    China's Project 022 FAC ⋅ NEWTOWN, Conn. - The Chinese Navy's Project 022 class is, despite its innovative hull design, a classic missile-armed fast attack craft. It is designed for the sole purpose of delivering eight anti-ship missiles to a specified naval target and has virtually no capability outside that area. Its design makes it unsuitable for patrol duties, while its short operational radius limits its applicability to maritime policing work. In military roles, it is virtually defenseless against air attack and would have to rely on speed and agility to survive in a hostile environment. Craft in this general...
  • China Deploys New Stealth Missile Speedboat

    01/19/2011 7:53:22 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 37 replies · 1+ views
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | Jan. 20, 2011
    China Deploys New Stealth Missile Speedboat China has developed a stealth missile speedboat and deployed it in the East China Sea, the official People's Daily reported Wednesday. The news comes after China's next-generation stealth fighter jet J-20 saw its first test flight last week. Dubbed the "sword without shadow," the speedboat developed with homegrown technology has successfully passed a dozen tests since 2008, the daily said. But it did not give details of the specifications or deployment. The boat is apparently deployed in the East China Sea or the South China Sea, where Beijing has sovereignty disputes with neighboring countries....
  • Norwegian Navy Receives Fast Patrol Boat

    11/02/2010 9:57:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies ^ | 02 November 2010
    Norwegian Navy Receives Fast Patrol Boat 02 November 2010 The Royal Norwegian Navy has taken the delivery of the second Skjold fast patrol boat (FPB), P962-Skudd, as part of a six-ship programme led by DCNS. The less-than-50m-long Skjold Class FPBs are heavily armed boats that include eight anti-ship missiles and a 76mm gun that can engage several targets at once at ranges exceeding 12km. Skjold FPBs are designed for patrolling Norway's littoral waters and are equipped with communications and sensor suites for participation in international and Nato-led operations. The first boat, P961-Storm, was delivered in September and the next four...
  • Korea's Neighbors Catch Up with U.S. Stealth Technology

    08/09/2010 7:12:54 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | Aug. 09, 2010
    Korea's Neighbors Catch Up with U.S. Stealth Technology China's Navy deployed a new high-speed stealth vessel called DaoDanTing Type 022 during its military drill last month. The vessel is capable of carrying eight missiles with a maximum range of 200 km and traveling at 36 knots per hour while avoiding radar and infrared detection. China has 80 of the ships. In January this year, Russia held its first test flight of the Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter jet in the far eastern region of Komsomolsk-on-Amur. Last month, the second test flight was completed. Moscow plans to deploy the T-50 in active...
  • Taiwan inaugurates 'stealth' missile boat squadron

    05/18/2010 4:42:39 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 450+ views
    AFP via Google News ^ | 5/17/2010 | AFP via Google News
    Taiwan on Tuesday put into service its first missile boats featuring what the navy described as "stealth" technologies, aimed at boosting defence capabilities against rival China. The squadron of 10 guided-missile boats, seen by top brass as a major improvement on Seagull vessels which have been in service for the past 20 years, joined the navy at the Tsuoying naval base in the south of the island. "Its combat capabilities are much superior to the 50-tonne Seagull-class missile boats," the navy said in a statement released ahead of a ceremony in Tsuoying. "The new home-made weapons system is expected to...
  • VT Halter to build fourth Egyptian patrol vessel

    03/31/2010 7:45:11 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies · 245+ views | March 30, 2010 | Harlan Kirgan
    VT Halter to build fourth Egyptian patrol vessel By Harlan Kirgan March 30, 2010, 11:25AM PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- VT Halter Marine has been awarded a contract to build a fourth Fast Missile Craft for the Egyptian Navy, according to a news release from the company. The contract, worth about $165 million, with the U.S. Navy brings the total for the program to approximately $807 million, the company stated. "Halter Marine is proud to partner with the U.S. Navy in the construction of a fourth state-of-the-art FMC vessel, contributing toward the U.S. government's maritime strategy, which helps to secure partners around...
  • Escape from Cherbourg

    01/06/2010 2:47:37 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 1,218+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 24, 2009 | ABRAHAM RABINOVICH
    Escape from Cherbourg Dec. 24, 2009 ABRAHAM RABINOVICH , THE JERUSALEM POST Forty years ago this Christmas eve, five small boats showing almost no lights slipped out of Cherbourg harbor into the teeth of a Force 9 gale which kept even large freighters from venturing out. Built for the Israel Navy, the vessels had been embargoed at the beginning of the year by French president Charles de Gaulle. Their empty berths on Christmas Day and the absence of any announcement about the embargo's termination prompted media inquiries, which failed to elicit convincing explanations. "Where are they?" asked a banner headline...
  • Israeli Navy mulls new missile boats(with possible US help)

    12/21/2004 6:09:03 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 37 replies · 996+ views ^ | 21-12-04
    Navy mulls new missile boats By Amnon Barzilai, Haaretz Correspondent Last Update: 21/12/2004 01:33 The Israel Navy is examining two new missile boats, Saar 5+, and a new Barak 8 sea-to-sea missile system for defending ships over ranges of more than 100 kilometers, after incoming Admiral David Ben Besht decided to cancel a plan to acquire 10,000-ton warships. Also under consideration is joining the U.S. Coast Guard or Navy in the planning of new missile boats. The navy decided to cancel a decision made by outgoing Admiral Yedidya Yaari to buy a large warship some 10 times the size of...