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  • Inside India's New and Deadliest Warship

    09/29/2015 6:53:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    NDTV ^ | September 28, 2015 | Vishnu Som
    (Vishnu Som was given access to the Kochi. Having examined its features and technology, he presents here a possible naval scenario involving the Rs. 3,900 crore-ship.) On a dark moonlit night, an Indian warship pierced the waters of the South China Sea at a brisk 25 knots. (In pictures) The only sound to be heard was of waves slapping the sides of her sleek hull. To the untrained eye, she was all but invisible. Her sleek silhouette and her grey paint scheme ensured she blended in with the sea around her. And her distinct, angular lines were meant to make...
  • France sells 2 disputed Mistral warships to Egypt after Russia deal derailed

    09/23/2015 5:24:52 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 23, 2015
    PARIS – France says it is selling two Mistral-class warships originally intended for Russia to Egypt instead. In a statement Wednesday, the French president's office said Egypt would buy both ships. No price was given. France agreed to refund 950 million euros ($1 billion) already paid by Russia after Paris canceled the sale, which was supposed to be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to Russia but was detailed by the Ukrainian crisis. Egypt also purchased 24 advanced fighter jets from France earlier this year for nearly $6 billion, as it sought international help to bomb Islamic...
  • An old Indian beef: When Pakistan Navy killed a cow in Dwarka in 1965

    09/08/2015 4:45:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    daily O, India ^ | 07-09-2015 | Sandeep Unnithan
    Shortly after midnight of September 7, 1965, five Pakistani destroyers sailed just 5.8 nautical miles off the Indian temple town of Dwarka and opened fire. Exactly a week ago, the Pakistan Army had launched its military offensive "Operation Grand Slam" across the international border. India and Pakistan were now officially at war and the Pakistan Navy wanted a piece of the action. The flotilla of World War 2 vintage Pakistani warships lined up parallel to the coast, swiveled their gun turrets and fired 50 shells into the night sky towards the shores of Gujarat. "Operation Dwarka" as the Pakistan Navy...
  • Eye-Catching Photos of State-of-the-Art Russian Corvette Boggle the Mind

    09/07/2015 6:12:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 62 replies
    A spate of eye-catching photos of the most advanced Russian corvette, Boykiy, has been obtained by a correspondent from the Russian website A correspondent from the Russian website has managed to obtain an array of unique photos of the sophisticated Russian corvette Boykiy. This multi-role ship, which is the third corvette built under the Project 20380 program, entered service with the Russian Baltic Fleet in 2013. The 105-meter-long Boykiy has a full displacement of 2,200 metric tons and a maximum speed of 27 knots (about 50 kilometers) per hour. If necessary, the corvette can take on board the...
  • Saudi, US near deal for two Lockheed warships

    09/03/2015 6:29:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 03, 2015
    WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia is in advanced discussions with the US government about buying two frigates based on a coastal warship that Lockheed Martin Corp is building for the US Navy, and could reach agreement by the end of the year, according to sources familiar with the talks. The frigate sale, valued at well over $1bn, will be the cornerstone of a long-delayed multibillion dollar modernisation of the Royal Saudi Navy’s Gulf-patroling eastern fleet of ageing US warships and would include smaller patrol boats. It underscores the strong business and military ties between the two countries, despite tensions over the US-led...
  • HMS Hi-tech, the warship of the future: Royal Navy's Dreadnought 2050 has space-age control room

    08/31/2015 2:47:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    mail Online ^ | 31 August 2015 | SEAN POULTER
    Sleek and stealthy, it resembles something from Star Wars. In fact, this is what British warships could look like in as little as 35 years. With RAF jets already being replaced by drones piloted by men sitting at computer screens many miles away, the Royal Navy is now investigating how technology will change the fleet. The answer, it seems, could be a generation of largely remote-controlled seafaring beasts with ‘speed of light weapons’ and a hull that can make them invisible to the naked eye. Glimpse of the future: Engineers have unveiled a series of images of the ground-breaking vessel,...
  • Israel Sends Naval Engineers to Germany to Help in Ship Deal

    08/28/2015 4:29:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | Aug 27, 2015 | Gili Cohen
    The navy has sent engineers to Germany to consult in the construction of ships to protect Israel’s natural gas drilling sites off the Mediterranean coast. In May, the Defense Ministry agreed to buy four ships from Germany to protect the gas platforms, including the Tamar site, which is already in production, and the much larger Leviathan site, which is in development. Germany is expected to deliver the boats, built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, within five years. After a German grant, each ship will cost Israel about $90 million, a senior Israeli naval officer told Haaretz. The engineers were sent last...
  • Uniquely Singapore ship is smarter, faster, sharper

    07/03/2015 11:40:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Ministry of Defence, Singapore ^ | 03 Jul 2015 | Benita Teo
    There's a new ship on the horizon. And its name is Independence. The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) commemorated the launch of its newest ship, the first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Independence. Held at the Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) yard on 3 Jul, the launching ceremony was officiated by Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen. The LMV was launched by Mrs Ivy Ng, wife of Dr Ng. Addressing the guests at the ceremony, Dr Ng reiterated the RSN’s role in protecting Singapore's sea lines of communication, which are vital for the nation's economic well-being. He said: "It was...
  • Russia to Close Stealth Corvette Project Over Lack of Foreign Components

    05/20/2015 6:23:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The first two vessels of the Project 20385 class, which is a derivative of the Steregushchy class (Project 20380) corvette featuring better electronics, air defenses and extended operational range, are the Gremyashchy and the Provorny corvettes. “Foreign-made equipment was installed on Project 20385 corvettes, and certain problems have emerged due to present-day events,” said Leonid Kuzmin, the marketing director of the Severnaya Verf shipyard. The two vessels are in various stages of completion and will be equipped with domestically-produced substitutes of foreign-made spare parts. According to earlier reports, a German contractor terminated a deal to supply engines...
  • 250 Year-Old Shipwreck Could Hold Thousands of Litres of Rum

    05/18/2015 6:26:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 18th May, 2015 | Annie Hayes
    Shipwreck Could Hold Thousands of Litres of Rum • Sunken British warship the Lord Clive could hold “treasure worth millions”, including “vast stocks” of 250-year-old rum which will be recovered later this year. The wreck, which sunk off the coast of Uruguay, was discovered in 2004, but the Uruguyan government has only given permission for its recovery this year. Salvage of the ship, which was sunk by Spanish cannons in 1763, will require cranes, excavators and around 80 workers and is expected to begin within two months. The ship, which was constructed in Hull for the Royal Navy and was...
  • INS Visakhapatnam shows growing Indian ability to build warships economically

    04/21/2015 10:14:20 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Business Standard ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ajai Shukla
    On Monday, eight months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned the first Project 15A guided missile destroyer, INS Kolkata, the first of its successor class vessels - INS Visakhapatnam - was launched into the water at Mazagon Dock Ltd, Mumbai (MDL). INS Visakhapatnam, the first of four stealthy destroyers coming up under Project 15B, began taking shape on January 23, 2013, when MDL started fashioning 2,800 tonnes of Indian-made warship steel into the warship's hull. With this partly-build structure now floating in water, INS Visakhapatnam will be built up by 2017 into a 7,334-tonne behemoth. After trials, it will be...
  • Navy officials: US warship heads to Yemeni waters to intercept Iranian weapons shipments.

    04/20/2015 11:18:33 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 105 replies
    A.P. ^ | April 20 | No Attribution
    Navy officials: US warship heads to Yemeni waters to intercept Iranian weapons shipments.
  • More combat ships on way from European shipyards

    04/17/2015 8:21:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | 04/17/2015 | Richard Tomkins
    TRIESTE, Italy, April 17 (UPI) -- Italian shipbuilder Orizzonte Sistemi Navali and DCNS of France have announced the construction of combat vessels for the navies of Italy and Egypt. Orizzonte Sistemi Navali S.p.A. said that OCCAR, the European Union agency in charge of multinational weapons procurement projects, had notified them that the Italian Navy was exercising a contract option to obtain two FREMM frigates. The frigates would be the ninth and tenth for Italy under the Italian-French FREMM, or Multi Mission European Frigates, program. The value of the option exercise carries a value of about $818.1 million. "Considering the effort...
  • India clears $8 billion warships project to counter Chinese navy

    02/18/2015 5:50:25 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/18/2015 | SANJEEV MIGLANI
    (Reuters) - The government has cleared a $8 billion plan to build India's most advanced warships, defence sources said, just months after ordering new submarines to close the gap with the Chinese navy in the Indian Ocean. Since taking over last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has signalled his resolve to build a strong military after years of neglect that military planners say has left India unable to fight a two-front war against China and Pakistan. India's navy has been rattled in recent months after Chinese submarines docked in Sri Lanka, just off its southern coast, underlining the growing reach...
  • Russia’s Navy to be Fully Modernized by 2050, Get Next-Generation Warships

    12/05/2014 4:41:45 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    December 5 (Sputnik) – Russia has started the implementation of its long-term military shipbuilding program, according to Russia’s parliamentary newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta. The Navy is to get over 600 surface ships, submarines and auxiliary ships by 2050. The key developer of the next-generation warships is Krylov State Research Center in St. Petersburg. The Vladivostok amphibious assault ship of the Mistral class at the STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire. © SPUTNIK. GRIGORIY SISOEV Russia to Stop Purchasing Foreign 'Ready-Made' Military Equipment: Official Russia’s Defense Ministry has already approved the technical design specifications for its Leader class destroyers. The next-generation warships will...
  • Huge new warship to give Navy vast power projection (Australia)

    11/21/2014 7:59:30 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    Daily Telegraph, Australia ^ | 11/22/2014 | Ian McPhedran
    THOUSANDS of mattresses, pillows and doonas, tonnes of food and water and 400 sailors, soldiers and air force personnel have been installed on the navy’s newest and biggest ship — the 27,800-tonne HMAS Canberra. Known as a Landing Helicopter Dock or LHD — the $1.5 billion warship will be commissioned into service with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and handed over to Navy Chief Vice-Admiral Tim Barrett at Garden Island in Sydney on Friday November 28. The crew of Nuship Canberra (she actually becomes HMAS Canberra at commissioning) have spent the past 18 months training on advanced land based simulators...
  • Aboard Danish Frigate, Clean Lines and Room To Grow

    11/20/2014 7:26:35 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    C4ISR & Networks ^ | Nov. 20, 2014
    ABOARD HDMS NILS JUEL IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY — It is striking how the now-familiar smooth, angled architecture of today’s warships, intended to reduce visual, heat and other signatures, is also somehow inherently Danish-modern. And the first thing one notices after boarding this ship is how clean and spotless everything is — almost relentlessly clean. “We clean the ship every day,” said Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Jensen, the ship’s operations officer. “It’s easier to keep a clean ship clean than to clean a dirty ship.” The Nils Juel is the Danish Navy’s newest warship, handed over only in August. It’s the...
  • France faces dilemma as warship deadline nears

    11/07/2014 3:53:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    AFP/The Local ^ | 07 Nov 2014
    France insisted on Thursday that conditions "have not been met" to allow for the controversial delivery of a warship to Russia, but with the deadline approaching, Paris finds itself in a real predicament - lose billions or risk NATO's wrath? As a deadline for the controversial delivery of a warship to Russia nears, France faces a gruelling dilemma: ditch the deal, lose billions and antagonise Moscow - or go ahead and attract NATO's wrath. Until the deadly crisis in Ukraine erupted this year, the €1.2 billion ($1.5-billion) contract to build and sell two mammoth Mistral-class assault ships to the Russian...
  • Laser imaging reveals how far its warships have come since HMS Victory's glory days

    10/22/2014 5:52:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 22 October 2014 | VICTORIA WOOLLASTON
    The British Navy has seen significant changes over the past 200 years, since Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson sailed HMS Victory to glory in the Battle of Trafalgar. And to celebrate 2014 being the 209th anniversary of Trafalgar Day - when Admiral Nelson hoisted the flag in conquest - BAE Systems has revealed just how far naval engineering has evolved. Using laser imaging techniques, experts have been able to get under the skin of HMS Victory - the oldest commissioned warship in the world - allowing them to draw direct comparisons between the vessel, and Type 45 Destroyer HMS Defender. The...
  • China's warships perfect fit for Russian navy, says magazine

    09/30/2014 12:24:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-09-30
    The August issue of Russia's National Defense Magazine has advised the country to buy warships from China to compensate for its own weakness in shipbuilding and to strengthen Russia's power in the Asia-Pacific region. China's Type 054A frigate may be an ideal option for Russia, the report said. With debate sparked by the suspension of a French delivery of two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to Russia, the need to bring in escort ships is all the more pressing. Even if Russia receives the two warships — the Vladivostok and the Sevastopol — and integrates them into the fleet in the...
  • Defying allies, France to deliver first warship to Russia

    07/22/2014 7:22:54 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 22 Jul 2014 | Yann Le Guernigou and Guillaume Frouin
    * Hollande confirms first warship delivery, questions second * Both domestic backers and opposition applaud move * But Russian sailors get lukewarm welcome in port town PARIS/ST NAZAIRE, July 22 (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande won broad domestic applause on Tuesday for defying allies Britain and the United States by confirming plans to deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia, with one backer dismissing their objections as hypocritical. Speaking on the eve of an EU meeting to discuss sanctions on Moscow over the downing of a civilian airliner over Ukraine, Hollande said late on Monday that a first Mistral warship would...
  • Indian Navy refuses Chinese navy chief’s request

    04/24/2014 8:01:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | April 24, 2014 | Sutirtho Patranobis
    The Indian Navy had to politely refuse an unusual request from the Chinese navy chief, Wu Shengli, when he came aboard one of India’s frontline stealth warships, INS Shivalik this week and wanted to be shown the Combat Information Centre (CII) or the all-important tactical room of the frigate. It was learnt that Indian officers declined Wu’s request–considered a major break from established protocol followed by navies around the world -- saying since the ship was in the harbour, the room was locked and was not open to outsiders. But Wu insisted on seeing the room and his aides attempted...
  • US considered 'unilateral' action to stop Iranian ship -'still appropriate' to pursue nuclear deal

    03/06/2014 3:54:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/06/2014
    US considered 'unilateral' action to stop Iranian ship State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed on Wednesday that "the Israeli government interdicted a shipment of illicit Iranian arms." "The White House directed the Department of Defense to monitor the vessel," Psaki said, adding that the US prepared to take "unilateral steps" to stop the shipment. Israel volunteered to handle the ship itself, she added. The transfer of arms would amount to a violation of UN Security Council resolutions, Psaki noted. --------------------- US says 'still appropriate' to pursue nuclear deal despite Iran arms shipment It is entirely appropriate to continue to pursue...
  • Fifth US warship joins cruise missile ships in Mediterranean

    08/29/2013 6:18:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/29/13 | Bill Gertz
    A fifth U.S. warship steamed toward the eastern Mediterranean on Thursday to join four other cruise missile destroyers poised for strikes on Syria, as U.S. and allied military planning continued for a bombing campaign against Syria. U.S. intelligence agencies, meanwhile, continued to put the finishing touches on an assessment the Obama administration expects will conclusively link Syrian government and military leaders to the deadly nerve agent strike near Damascus Aug. 21. A defense official said the fifth destroyer, the USS Stout, would soon arrive in waters near Syria. The warship is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles. Other officials familiar with...
  • US treasure hunters ready to snatch gold from the jaws of Victory

    01/05/2013 9:26:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Jan 5, 2013 | Victoria Ward
    US treasure hunters ready to snatch gold from the jaws of Victory US treasure hunters should be banned from raising the wreck of one of Britain’s greatest warships and taking some of the millions of pounds of gold coins she is believed to contain, leading archaeologists and descendants of the crew demand today. By Victoria Ward 8:00AM GMT 05 Jan 2013 They said that allowing HMS Victory, predecessor to Nelson’s flagship, to be exploited for commercial gain would be a “flagrant breach” of the military covenant and an “appalling betrayal” of more than 1,000 Royal Navy sailors who died. The...
  • Littoral Combat Ship to be commissioned on [Galveston] isle

    09/10/2012 2:12:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Galveston Daily News ^ | September 10, 2012 | Bronwyn Turner
    More photosGALVESTON — Several thousand onlookers will crowd Pier 21 in Galveston next week, eager for a glimpse at a new breed of Navy warship and the crew that will man her. The vessel is a football field in length and so fast designers compare her to a sports car on supersized steroids. She’ll arrive at Port 21 as the Fort Worth and gain the official title of the USS Fort Worth after commissioning ceremonies Sept. 22. Ernie Connor, U.S. Navy retired, director of the Galveston Naval Foundation, described how events will take place during the ceremony. “Congressman Kay...
  • Swede Launches Advanced Stealth Warship in Indonesia

    09/05/2012 8:29:44 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies ^ | 03 September 2012 | Wachiraporn Janrut
    Swede Launches Advanced Stealth Warship in Indonesia Following up on the report by ScandAsia in 2010 about the secretive project of Swedish PT. Lundin Industry Invest (North Sea Boats Ltd.), for the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL), the company has launched the 63m Stealth Fast Missile Patrol Vessel which is claimed to be the most advanced stealth warship ever built in Southeast Asia. The formal launching ceremony took place on 31 August 2012 at PT Lundin’s shipyard facility in Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia. Among those attending were the Chief of the Indonesian Navy, high ranked navy officers, the Regent of Banyuwangi, local...
  • Philippine warship in standoff with China vessels

    04/10/2012 10:31:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/10/12 | Staff
    Manila, Philippines - The Philippines said its largest warship was engaged in a tense standoff with Chinese surveillance vessels Wednesday at a disputed South China Sea shoal, after the ship attempted to arrest Chinese fishermen but was blocked by the surveillance craft. Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario summoned Chinese Ambassador Ma Keqing to resolve the dangerous impasse diplomatically. Del Rosario's office said in a statement that the Scarborough Shoal "is an integral part of Philippine territory" and Filipino authorities would assert sovereignty over the offshore area.
  • Poland Scraps ‘Wasteful’ Warship Project

    02/24/2012 11:38:14 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 24/02/2012
    Poland Scraps ‘Wasteful’ Warship Project The Polish government has terminated a warship building project seen as a drain on the nation’s resources, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Friday. “Vast amounts of money are still being spent on the Polish military that simply have nothing to do with defense,” Polish Radio External Service quoted him as saying. The prime minister said the project will be terminated “despite opposition from the navy” as it was “senseless” to maintain an enterprise that costs 30 million zloty a year (7.2 million euro). Poland launched the project in 2001, under Prime Minister Leszek Miller....
  • Warships made in Abu Dhabi to be sold abroad

    02/22/2012 8:08:09 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies · 2+ views
    The National, UAE ^ | Feb 16, 2012 | David Black
    Warships made in Abu Dhabi to be sold abroad Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) is in advanced talks to secure orders for its new Baynunah class of multipurpose missile corvettes from other regional navies. "The Baynunah class is a unique and very sophisticated warship and it has attracted the attention of a number of navies in the region and around the world," Mohamed Salem Al Junaibi, the ADSB chief executive, said after the launch of the Mezyad, the fourth ship in the class at ADSB's yard yesterday. He declined to name the interested navies, but it is already known that...
  • Pentagon: Iranian Warships Didn't Dock in Syria

    02/21/2012 3:54:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    The Pentagon on Tuesday disputed reports Iranian warships had docked at a Syrian port over the weekend. Iran's state-run Press TV said Saturday that an Iranian navy destroyer and a supply ship had docked in the port of Tartus to "provide training to ally Syria's naval forces." Tartus is located 220 km from the Syrian capital, Damascus. Reuters reported that the two ships — one destroyer and the other, a supply vessel — were headed back towards the Red Sea via the Suez Canal early on Tuesday. According to analysts, Iran carefully timed the visit of its warships to follow...
  • No Royal Navy warships left to guard Britain

    11/01/2011 7:49:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 45 replies
    The News, UK ^ | 1 November 2011 | Michael Powell
    No Royal Navy warships left to guard Britain DEFENCE HMS Portland was the last ship to be guarding British waters By Michael Powell Published on Tuesday 1 November 2011 15:30 DEFENCE cuts and the war in Libya have left the Royal Navy without a ship on emergency stand-by in British waters for the past four weeks, The News can reveal. A frigate or destroyer is usually tasked to be in the UK at high readiness to respond to an emergency at home or abroad at a moment’s notice. But the slashed navy has become so stretched that admirals have been...
  • Turkey introduces first self-produced warship amidst East Med tension

    09/27/2011 10:59:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    TODAYSZAMAN.COM ^ | 27 September 2011
    Turkey introduces first self-produced warship amidst East Med tension 27 September 2011, Tuesday / TODAYSZAMAN.COM, Turkey on Tuesday announced that its first domestically produced warship, the Heybeliada, is operational in a ceremony held at the Ä°stanbul Naval Shipyard Command amidst ongoing tension over a Greek Cypriot drive to explore gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean. Speaking during the ceremony, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan proudly said Turkey has taken its place among 10 countries that can design and construct warships, as he introduced the warship. Recalling that the Heybeliada, a patrol and anti-submarine warship produced by the Ä°stanbul Naval Shipyard...
  • Philippines, Vietnam get warships in China spat

    08/23/2011 9:22:04 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2011 | HRVOJE HRANJSKI
    Philippines, Vietnam get warships in China spat By HRVOJE HRANJSKI, Associated Press The Philippines and Vietnam each received warships Tuesday to beef up their navies as they face tensions with China over disputed islands, raising the prospect of a deepening arms race in the South China Sea. The two Southeast Asian nations also are shopping for additional military assets, including submarines for Vietnam and air defense radars for the Philippines, as the impoverished nations try to gain leverage with their huge northern neighbor while staying within their budgets. The Philippines has turned to second-hand U.S. hardware: A decommissioned U.S. Coast...
  • 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...
  • 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>
  • Manila to send World War II warship into disputed area

    06/18/2011 6:34:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    Manila to send World War II warship into disputed area 04:47 AM Jun 18, 2011 MANILA - With tensions rising over territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the Philippines said yesterday it will send its biggest warship, a World War II vessel, to the area after China deployed one of its largest civilian maritime patrol ships. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III also said his government will continue to seek dialogue but insisted his country will not be bullied by China. "We will not be pushed around because we are a tiny state compared with theirs," Mr Aquino said. "We...
  • Changing Needs Influence Warship Design

    05/09/2011 8:19:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies ^ | May 9, 2011 | Bill Sweetman, Andy Nativi, Francis Tusa, David Eshel
    Changing Needs Influence Warship Design May 9, 2011 By Bill Sweetman, Andy Nativi, Francis Tusa, David Eshel Washington, Genoa, London, Tel Aviv Warship design in much of the world may be entering a new era, with requirements driven less by peer-on-peer sea battles and more by lessons of the past decade, combined with economic constraints. Brazil, Canada, Israel and the U.K. are among the nations looking at new surface combatant programs. The first three represent markets for EuropeÂ’s shipbuilders (and possibly South Korea) while the U.K. is trying to break back into the global warship business. Success will involve anticipating...
  • Russia floats out 3rd stealth corvette

    04/15/2011 7:09:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 15/04/2011
    Russia floats out 3rd stealth corvette St. Petersburg's Severnaya Verf shipyard floated out a new corvette for the Russian Navy featuring stealth technology on Friday. The Boiky is the third Steregushchy class (Project 20380) corvette designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau. The first Project 20380 corvette, the Steregushchy, was put into service with Russia's Baltic Fleet in October 2008, and the second ship in the series, the Soobrazitelny, is expected to join the Russian Navy in 2011. The Project 20380 corvette can be deployed to destroy enemy surface ships, submarines and aircraft, and to provide artillery support for...
  • Saudis ask U.S. for price quotes for warships

    04/08/2011 10:03:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 09, 2011 | Jim Wolf
    Saudis ask U.S. for price quotes for warships Saturday April 09, 2011 By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has asked the United States for prices for surface warships with integrated air and missile defenses, helicopters, patrol craft and shore infrastructure, the U.S. Navy said on Friday. The Navy is preparing a rough cost estimate that would be delivered possibly as soon as May, Navy spokeswoman Captain Cate Mueller told Reuters. Saudi Arabia is the biggest U.S. arms buyer and is expected to remain so despite political upheaval in the Middle East. The request for medium surface...
  • Missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov may reinforce Russian Pacific Fleet in 2013 -Navy

    03/27/2011 6:05:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 27/03/2011
    Missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov may reinforce Russian Pacific Fleet in 2013 -Navy Missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov © RIA Novosti. Sergei Kompaniychenko The Russian missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov may reinforce Russia's Pacific Fleet in 2013 after repairs, a high-placed official of the Russian Navy said on Sunday. "In two years, the cruiser may be transferred from Severomorsk to Vladivostok to reinforce the grouping of the Pacific Fleet's surface ships," the admiral said, adding that the Navy's main headquarters was considering this possibility, although a final decision had not yet been made. The Marshal Ustinov, a Slava-class missile cruiser, was launched in...
  • 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...
  • Libyan Turmoil Prompts Chinese Naval Firsts

    02/25/2011 8:01:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 25, 2011 | Jeremy Page
    Libyan Turmoil Prompts Chinese Naval Firsts. China has sent one of its most modern warships to protect vessels extracting thousands of its citizens from Libya, in the Asian power’s first naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea and its first deployment of military hardware in a civilian evacuation mission. The Chinese navy diverted the Xuzhou, a 4,000 ton missile frigate, from anti-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia and dispatched it to the Libyan coast on Thursday, according to a statement on the Chinese Defense Ministry’s web site. The Chinese government has also sent civilian ships and aircraft to evacuate about...
  • First domestically produced warship to be exhibited at defense fair (Turkey)

    02/09/2011 7:31:08 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | 10 February 2011 | ERKAN ACAR
    First domestically produced warship to be exhibited at defense fair 10 February 2011, Thursday / ERKAN ACAR, İSTANBUL Turkey’s first domestically produced warship, the Heybeliada, will be exhibited at Turkey’s 10th biennial International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF 2011), which will be held on May 10-13. Previous IDEFs, which are organized by TÜYAP Fair and Exhibition Organization Inc., were held in Ankara, preventing the exhibition of naval defense products. IDEF 2009 was held in İstanbul and this year the fair will be held in İstanbul’s coastal Büyükçekmece district, allowing for the exhibition of such products. This year’s fair will mark the...
  • 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...
  • Brazil Re-evaluates Purchase of Warships and Aircraft

    01/28/2011 8:04:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Merco Press ^ | January 26th 2011
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  • The LCS is not expected to be survivable in a hostile combat environment…

    01/09/2011 7:49:09 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 37 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | January, 2011 | USNI
    LCS was designated by the Navy as a Level I survivability combatant ship, but neither design is expected to achieve the degree of shock hardening as required by the CDD [Capabilities Development Document]. Shock hardening (ability to sustain a level of operations following an underwater explosive attack) is required for all mission critical systems, as required by a Level 1 survivability requirement. Only a few selected subsystems will be shock hardened, supporting only mobility to evacuate a threat area following a design-level shock event. Accordingly, the full, traditional rigor of Navy-mandated ship shock trials is not achievable, due to the...
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    01/07/2011 7:20:59 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Delhi seeks Indian Ocean supremacy with warship research AFP (1 hour ago) Today NEW DELHI: India launched a new naval research centre for warships on Tuesday, part of efforts by the South Asian giant to build its sea defences and counter the perceived threat of China in the Indian Ocean. Defence Minister A.K. Antony laid the foundation stone for the National Institute for Research and Development in Shipbuilding (NIRDESH) in the southern state of Kerala, which will be built at a cost of six billion rupees (133 million dollars). The facility, which will be up and running in two years,...
  • Navy aims to please all by splitting ship work

    12/30/2010 8:06:19 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies · 198+ views
    Politico ^ | December 30, 2010 | Philip Ewing
    Navy aims to please all by splitting ship work Politico © December 30, 2010 By Philip Ewing The U.S. Navy on Wednesday announced what its top officials hope will be a Solomonic answer to a thorny problem: How do you execute a major, multi-billion dollar weapons program in today’s climate of deadlock, while at the same time pleasing as many interests as possible in the defense industry and on the Hill? The Navy has tried to do it by halving work on a series of new warships, called littoral combat ships, between two competing vendors, preempting what officials feared might...
  • WA company to build US navy warships (Australia)

    12/23/2010 10:43:05 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News, Australia ^ | Dec 23, 2010 | David Weber
    WA company to build US navy warships By David Weber Updated Thu Dec 23, 2010 United States president Barack Obama has signed off on a deal for a West Australian company to build 10 warships for the US navy. Austal will construct the warships at its yard in Alabama in a contract worth more than $4 billion. The Perth-based company has designed a 127-metre multi-purpose vessel called the Littoral Combat ship. Austal chief operating officer Andrew Bellamy says the aluminium trimaran has been developed for action close to shore where larger ships cannot operate effectively. "Effectively it was invented in...