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  • Navy Secretary Says Perry Class Frigates Could Be Brought Back On The Cheap Without Upgrades

    09/20/2017 8:16:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    The Drive ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    On its mission to field a 355 ship fleet, the US Navy has been looking at what it has in storage to help make that goal a reality. Even the carrier USS Kitty Hawk has been put forward as a possible candidate for regeneration, although the reality of what it would take to truly make such an endeavor successful puts it firmly in the unlikely category. But the seven Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates now sitting in mothballs tell another story. Now Secretary of Navy Richard Spencer is saying these ships could be regenerated very cheaply and without any major...
  • CNO: Navy ‘Taking a Hard Look at Bringing Back Oliver Hazard Perry Frigates ...

    06/13/2017 9:21:37 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    USNI News ^ | JUNE 13, 2017 | Sam LaGrone
    Studies are underway to “take a hard look” at putting eight mothballed Oliver Hazard Perry frigates back into service as well as extending the life of existing Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyers to help the Navy reach its goal of a 355-ship fleet, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said on Tuesday. Speaking before an audience at the U.S. Naval War College, Richardson said service leaders were looking at “every trick” to put more platforms into the fleet including bringing back some Perrys into service. “We’re taking a hard look at the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates. There’s seven or eight...
  • Tough Little Ships That Could: Remembering The Perry-Class Frigates

    10/05/2015 7:01:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    In September, the Navy decommissioned USS Simpson (FFG 56), the last Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate in service. This ended 38 years of this service from this class of 51 vessels in the United States Navy, but for those 38 years, the Navy got one heck of a ship. Displacing 4,100 tons, the Perry-class frigates were equipped with a Mk 13 missile launcher that held RIM-66B SM-1 surface-to-air missiles and RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, the Mk 75 76mm gun, a Mk 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon System, two banks that held three 324mm anti-submarine torpedoes, and two helicopters (either SH-2 Sea Sprites...
  • USS Simpson decommissioned after 30 years marking end of an era for America's naval fleet

    10/01/2015 5:37:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    mail Online ^ | 29 September 2015 | MIA DE GRAAF
    The USS Simpson has been decommissioned, marking the end of an era in America's naval fleet. The 30-year-old vessel was the last modern warship to sink an enemy target during battle. Built in 1984, the Simpson down Iran's Joshan gunboat in the Persian Gulf in 1988 - America's only maritime battle since the Second World War. But now, as the Department of Defense grapples for funds to complete the new zumwalt-class fleet, the Simpson's days have come to an end. It will be towed to a port in Philadelphia and possibly sold to a US ally. The ship was built...
  • The American Flag Daily: Don't Give Up The Ship

    06/04/2014 4:09:32 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 4, 2014 | JasonZ
    June 4th is the date of the death of Captain James Lawrence, who died of wounds received on the USS Chesapeake during the battle with HMS Shannon on June 1st, 1813. As the Chesapeake was being attacked, Lawrence gave his final command, "Don't give up the ship." Lawrence's friend, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, had the words stitched into a blue ensign, and flew this flag during his victory at the Battle of Lake Erie. The original is now on display at the Naval Academy Museum.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Officials review military equipment deliveries to Pak

    05/15/2010 1:41:47 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 198+ views
    Brahmand.Com ^ | 5/14/2010 | Brahmand.Com
    A core group of US and Pakistani officials met and reviewed the status of American military equipment deliveries to Pakistan, including the new F-16 fighter aircrafts, aimed at strengthening the country's security capabilities, an official statement has said. The meeting that was held on May 5 in Rawalpindi, was co-chaired by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Thomas M Countryman, Deputy Director of the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency Jeanne Lynn Farmer, and Major General Nasir Mahmood, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defense Production. Among recent developments, the Working Group discussed the April 30 delivery of US P-3C...
  • Pak to get $65 million US warship ‘free of cost’

    04/27/2010 8:47:14 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 21 replies · 639+ views
    Indian ^ | 4/27/2010 | Indian
    The Pakistan Navy has rebuked reports that it is acquiring an over 30-year old guided missile frigate from the United States for a whopping 64.77 million dollars, saying Pakistan would be getting the warship free of cost. A Pakistan Navy spokesman said that the transfer of USS McInerney, a Oliver Perry class frigate, is being done under the Foreign Military Funding, according to which Pakistan would ‘not have to pay a single dollar for the frigate.’ The naval frigate will be handed over to Pakistan on August 31 following which it would be refurbished according to the Pakistan Navy’s requirements...
  • DSCA announces refurbishment of USS McInerney (FFG-8) before Transfer to Pakistan

    02/23/2010 9:22:51 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 288+ views
    Defense Professionals ^ | 2/23/2010 | Defense Professionals
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified US Congress on 18 February of a possible foreign military sale (FMS) to Pakistan for refurbishment of a Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate for a total contract value of approximately $78 million (€57.47 million). As the DSCA announced, the Government of Pakistan has requested support for refurbishment of USS McInerney (FFG-8), the second ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class of US guided-missile frigates, being provided as excess defence articles (EDA). The contract will include onboard spares, spare and repairs parts, support equipment, publications and technical data and related government and contractor services and support....
  • Taiwan plans to buy US frigates despite China thaw

    01/11/2010 8:30:40 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 649+ views
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 01/11/2010 | AFP via Yahoo News
    Taiwan plans to buy eight second-hand Perry-class frigates from the United States despite improved ties with once-bitter foe China, a local newspaper reported Monday. The island hopes to arm them with a version of the advanced Aegis Combat System, which uses computers and radar to take out multiple targets, as well as sophisticated missile launch technology, the Taipei-based China Times said. The defence ministry said in a reaction to the report that ageing frigates now serving the navy needed to be phased out, but that it had not yet decided on the type of vessels that would replace them. "The...
  • Michelle Bachman; A Call To Storm The Capitol On November 5th, 2009 (UPDATED)

    11/02/2009 11:41:29 AM PST · by combat_boots · 101 replies · 4,684+ views ^ | 2 November 2009 | Michele Bachmann
    <p>Would you please post this from in the principal part of the thread/introductory remarks? Or pull the thread. I don’t want to confuse members/readers.</p> <p>1. The House votes on their version of the health care bill Friday, 11/6.</p> <p>2. The Senate votes on their final version on Monday, 11/16.</p>