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Les LST russes Azov et Saratov passent les détroits turcs après la fin du grand exercice en MEDOR

Les LST russes Azov et Saratov passent  les détroits turcs après la fin du grand exercice en MEDOR | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

After the ending of the largest(!) naval exercise of recent history Russian units started to return to their home ports.

Today two large landing ships, Alligator class large landing ship 150 Saratov and Ropucha class large landing ship 151 Azov passed through the Bosphorus on their way back to home. Later during the day the replenishment tanker Ivan Bubnov passed through the Bosphorus too.

I am waiting for the Slava class cruiser Moskva and Kashin class destroyer Smetlivy to pass in a few days

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Consolidations et rachats en vue dans l'industrie navale de défense allemande (TKMS et Atlas) : DCNS en embuscade ?

Consolidations et rachats en vue dans l'industrie navale de défense allemande (TKMS et Atlas) : DCNS en embuscade ? | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Atlas Elektronik et ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems en vente

Airbus Group envisage de vendre sa participation de 49 % dans le spécialiste allemand des systèmes électroniques de sécurité et de défense maritime Atlas Elektronik dans le cadre de la réorganisation de ses activités. Faut-il rappeler qu'Airbus Group (alors EADS) et ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) avaient racheté Atlas Elektronik à BAE Systems en 2005, l'emportant alors sur Thales... qui n'avait à l'époque aucune chance de gagner. Toute la classe politique allemande était alors vent debout contre le projet "Sancerre" (nom de code de l'opération chez Thales)... qui est pourtant un excellent vin de la vallée de la Loire.

A priori, Thales n'ira pas batailler pour acquérir les 49 % d'Atlas Elektronik cédés par Airbus Group, explique-t-on en interne à La Tribune. Pas cette fois-ci en tout cas surtout pour ne pas avoir la majorité. Pourtant une opération globale ferait sens. Si Thales mettait la main sur Atlas Elektronik, qui produit des sonars, des capteurs, des armes marines ainsi que des systèmes de commandement et de contrôle des armes, le groupe d'électronique pourrait devenir un des leaders mondiaux de ce marché avec un chiffre d'affaires d'environ 1 milliards d'euros.

Contrairement à Thales, TKMS a bien plus de chance de s'offrir cette participation, le constructeur des sous-marins détenant un droit de préemption sur une cession d'Airbus. TKMS, qui vient de boucler la cession de sa filiale suédoise TKMS AB (ex-Kockhums) reprise par Saab sur fonds de divergence avec l'Etat suédois, pourrait ensuite revendre 100 % d'Atlas Elektronik. Rheinmetall semble également intéressé par Atlas Elektronik, selon la presse allemande.

DCNS lorgne TKMS

Insatiable, Rheinmetall examinerait également un possible rachat des activités de construction de sous-marins (HDW) notamment de TKMS (1,3 milliard d'euros de chiffre d'affaires). Rheinmetall et ThyssenKrupp ont déjà conduit des "discussions exploratoires", selon le quotidien Handelsblatt. Le conglomérat de Düsseldorf a pourtant cédé ses derniers actifs maritimes il y a une dizaine d'années mais on lui prête l'ambition de vouloir constituer un nouveau géant national de l'armement. Outre Rheinmetall, ThyssenKrupp a contacté plusieurs acheteurs potentiels, dont le groupe naval français DCNS, selon Reuters.

DCNS, qui livre une compétition féroce face à TKMS, regarde effectivement avec beaucoup d'attention une éventuelle cession de la filiale navale du sidérurgiste. D'autant que son PDG Hervé Guillou (ex-Cassidian, ancienne filiale d'Airbus Group) connait bien l'Allemagne ainsi que le patron de TKMS, Hans Christoph Atzpodien, qu'il a côtoyé quand il était au conseil d'administration du groupe naval. C'est même lui qui a apporté la pépite française Sofrelog aux Allemands, qui ont créé Signalis, leader mondial des solutions de sécurité et de sûreté maritimes. Fera-t-il payer cette créance ? Les pressions politiques pour que le groupe naval reste allemand ne sont toutefois pas de nature à encourager les candidats. "DCNS ne fera une offre que dans la mesure où elle passe pour acceptable", a expliqué à Reuters une source française au fait de la situation. A suivre...

Depuis son arrivée aux manettes du fabricant des célèbres canons "Grosses Bertha", le patron du groupe sidérurgique ThyssenKrupp, Heinrich Hiesinger, a soumis l'entreprise à une cure drastique à coups de cessions et de remaniements. Une stratégie qui commence à porter ses fruits. Le conglomérat industriel allemand pourrait être rentable cette année pour la première fois depuis trois ans, après un bon troisième trimestre.

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Sillinger réorganise sa gamme et lance une nouvelle embarcation commando | Mer et Marine

Sillinger réorganise sa gamme et lance une nouvelle embarcation commando | Mer et Marine | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

La société française lance une nouvelle gamme d’embarcations semi-rigides destinées en particulier aux forces spéciales et commandos marine. Cette gamme prend le nom de Rafale, une marque rachetée par Sillinger et qui était utilisée par une ancienne société spécialisée dans les embarcations en aluminium pour la plaisance et le secteur professionnel. Après l’accord de Dassault Aviation, qui a accepté l’utilisation du même nom que son avion de combat, Sillinger a décidé de regrouper sous l'appellation Rafale ses six modèles de 9.5 à 16 mètres. Parmi eux, certains ont déjà été vendus, comme le Rafale 1200 (12 mètres). D’autres sont des nouveautés, à l’image du Rafale 950, le nouveau produit phare de la gamme.


Lire l'intégralité de l'article sur Mer et Marine :

http://www.meretmarine.com/fr/content/sillinger-reorganise-sa-gamme-et-lance-une-nouvelle-embarcation-commando


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Austal USA a livré le 4ème JHSV à l'US Military Sealift Command

Austal USA a livré le 4ème JHSV à l'US Military Sealift Command | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Austal USA has delivered the latest Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) to U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) in a ceremony in Mobile, Ala. on Monday, according to a statement from U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

USNS Fall River (JHSV-4) is the fourth JHSV delivered to to MSC, following the completion of sea trials in July.

“Today the Navy received a tremendous asset,” said Strategic and Theater Sealift Program Manager Capt. Henry Stevens in the statement.
“The addition of Fall River to the fleet will enhance our forward presence and ability to bolster global security from the sea by quickly transporting significant resources to a wide array of geographic regions throughout the world in time of need.”

The fifth JHSV, Trenton (JHSV-5), will launch in the next few weeks, according to NAVSEA.

JHSV began as a joint Army and Navy Program until the Army left the ten-ship $2.5 billion program.

The aluminum catamarans can transport up to 600 tons of troops and gear. The ships displace 1,515-tons, can cruise at 35 knots at a range of 1,200 nautical miles.

The first ship, USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1) was accepted into service last year and has operated in the Mediterranean Sea. USNS Millinocket (JHSV-3) was part of the Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC) exercise.

U.S. Southern Command is also interested in using the platform for drug interception mission.

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Aucun nouveau SNLE russe type Borei ne devrait être transféré à la Flotte du Pacifique en 2014

Aucun nouveau SNLE russe type Borei ne devrait être transféré à la Flotte du Pacifique en 2014 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Despite multiple claims of the transfer of one or more Dolgorukiy-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines to the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet this year, there are serious issues preventing this from happening.

"Aleksandr Nevskiy"
The submarine was accepted into the Navy on December 23, 2013, and it arrived at its new homeport of Gadzhiyevo a week later. The day after its arrival, SevMash (which builds the Dolgorukiy SSBN) reported plans to repair a "damaged shaft" on the submarine sometime in 2014. The estimated repair cost was stated at just under RUB 1.8 million, considerably less than a new shaft. The scope of damage is not known, but it appears it was damaged sometime during the transfer from Severodvinsk to Gadzhiyevo. If it was known that the shaft was damaged before leaving the White Sea, the submarine would have returned to SevMash.
To date there has been no mention of the shaft being repaired. More importantly, there has been no reporting of "Aleksandr Nevskiy" conducting even one day of underway training since arriving at Gadzhiyevo. All news articles mentioning the submarine this year have focused on speculation of an inter-fleet transfer or possible SS-N-32 Bulava SLBM launches.
"Aleksandr Nevskiy" Crew 1, until recently commanded by Captain 1st Rank Vasiliy Tankovid, underwent submarine training at the 270th Training Center (Sosnovyy Bor) in January-April 2014. Following a brief vacation period, Tankovid apparently was replaced by Captain 2nd Rank Aleksandr Nadezhdin, who was the commanding officer of "Vladimir Monomakh". Reporting this year continues to show Nadezhdin on board "Vladimir Monomakh", which could suggest he will not transfer to "Aleksandr Nevskiy" until its repairs are completed.
The window for conducting an under-ice inter-fleet transfer is quickly closing. A review of prior under-ice transfers shows August-September as the optimal period for such an operation. Before such an operation can be undertaken, however, you need to have a fully functional submarine and a highly trained crew, neither of which appears to exist today.

Base infrastructure
Waterfront infrastructure upgrades at Rybachiy Submarine base (Russian Far East - Kamchatka Peninsula) to support Dolgorukiy SSBN basing have been underway for at least two years. In 2013, construction of a new weapons handling pier at Mys Kazak (near Rybachiy Submarine Base) was underway. Contracts related to the pier covered the delivery of Japanese-manufactured sheet piling, 5,000 cubic meters of concrete, and multiple electrical connections to the local power grid, to name a few.
The infrastructure upgrades have been plagued by at least two significant worker accidents. On October 28, 2013, a 28-year-old bulldozer operator from the Monolit construction company was killed when 50 tons of dry cement fell on a shed where he was taking a break. And the source of that cement, which is being used for the Rybachiy Submarine Base infrastructure upgrades, may be imported through shady dealings (business as usual in the Far East) via ITA, according to a Kamchatka local newspaper.
On February 11, 2014, a sling operator was seriously injured after the sling of a wheeled crane broke during the removal of sheet piling. The accident occurred 22 meters from the end of a new deep-water pier under construction at the 3002nd Missile Handling Facility (Mys Kazak).

Complicating the situation was a court case in July of this year in which Mikhail Lunyakov (Chief of Special Construction-Engineering - Federal Special Construction Agency (SpetsStroy)) received an administrative fine of RUB 20,000 by the 289th State Architecture and Construction Oversight Office (headed by Vadim Lapushkin) for failing to receive permission before beginning construction work related to Pier 1 of the missile handling facility. It's never a good thing when government agencies sue each other.
Despite these minor setbacks, SpetsStroy continues to report progress in the infrastructure upgrade project. In June 2014, the agency claimed construction of the "pier zone" was on schedule. In July, SpetsStroy reported renovation of a 400psi high-pressure air compressor station and a personal rescue equipment inspection station also were on schedule.
In late August, General Surovikin, head of the Eastern Military District, stated "Aleksandr Nevskiy" should transfer to the Pacific Fleet by the end of 2014. But reporting during Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov's visit to the submarine base in early September is strikingly different. Instead of the submarine arriving this year, defense ministry reporters stated Dolgorukiy SSBNs would join the Pacific Fleet "in the future."
So, regardless of claims you have already heard and others you may hear later this year, no Dolgorukiy SSBN will be transferring to the Pacific Fleet in 2014.

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La Russie livre un engin de débarquement haute vitesse type Dugon (Projet 21820) au Vietnam

La Russie livre un engin de débarquement haute vitesse type Dugon (Projet 21820) au Vietnam | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Ivan Kartzov landing ship launch on 30/09/2013 in shipyards in the Far East Vladivostok (all photos : militaryrussia.ru)
Amphibious ship Ivan Kartzov high speed (280 tons the amount of water displacement) has completed state testing in the Pacific Ocean, near the military port Vladivostok (Russia) and is about to hand over to the Vietnamese Navy, according to Red Star newspaper (Russia) dated 11.9.
This is a lightweight class amphibious ships of project 21820 (code named Sea Cow), with displacement water volume of 280 tons, 45 meters long, 8.5 meters across, a draft of 1.9 m, maximum speed is 35 knots (65 km / h) in 0.75 m high wave mode. Range of class amphibious assault ship is 930 km. Capacity 4 armored vehicles and 40 soldiers. Ship's cargo compartment can accommodate up to 140 tons.

The vessel was launched at the shipyard Date 30/09/2013 Far East in Vladivostok. Initially the ship was designed and built for the Pacific Fleet, the ship was then exported to Vietnam under the 2010 contract.
Ivan Kartzov ship is a close second in this project 21820 to Russia has closed and is for experiment 4 units, including one unit of Vietnam has completed state testing, and 3 assigned to the Baltic Fleet and the Caspian fleet.
A spokesman for the shipyard's Yaroslav Russia, where their three amphibious ships for the Russian Navy 21820, Red Star told that this class amphibious ship maneuver, running very fast and cheaper than Zubr landing hovercraft (type Ukraine sold to China).

The ship is automatically controlled by a computer, just 6 OS, two machine guns armed and shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles.
The ship is designed for high-speed running on the sea, with amphibious troops fighting vehicles to wheeled or crawler is not the most convenient beach.


Patrick H. 's insight:

La Russie en construit aussi pour sa propre Marine qui pourraient même être embarqués sur les BPC Vladivostok (si livraison...) :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/3995420937/2013/01/24/les-3-premiers-engins-de-debarquement-type-dugon-projet-21820-seront-livres-a-la-marine-russe-en-2013-2014


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Des détails sur le nouveau sous-marin conventionnel chinois testeur de missiles balistiques (Type 032)

Des détails sur le nouveau sous-marin conventionnel chinois testeur de missiles balistiques (Type 032) | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Detailed layout drawing the world's largest non-nuclear submarine - non-nuclear submarine of project 32 Contrary to a number of publications, it is clear that it carries only two ballistic missiles. Also there are four settings for vertical launch cruise missiles, torpedo tubes, space for a new special equipment. Project 32, also known as the "Great Wall 201" is intended for complex testing of various types of weapons and equipment of submarines including ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, torpedoes, anti-submarine missiles, new sonar system and delivery of combat swimmers. The boat was launched in September 2010, has completed the testing program in September 2012 and in October of the same year became part of the PLA Navy.

Patrick H. 's insight:

Il avait été présenté en juin dernier au salon de Zhongshan en Chine du Sud :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4022755238/2014/06/10/la-chine-presente-au-salon-de-zhongshan-un-futur-sous-marin-conventionnel-testeur-de-missiles-balistiques-type-032

Le type 032 classe Qing devrait être un sous-marin testeur de plusieurs armes et équipements pour des sous-marins de série :

http://osimint.com/2013/08/02/chinas-plan-type-032-qing-class/



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Saab fait une offre de dernière minute pour le programme de futurs sous-marins australiens

Saab fait une offre de dernière minute pour le programme de futurs sous-marins australiens | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

HELSINKI — With the clock ticking, Saab has pitched a late-hour proposal to the Australian government that could alter the outcome of that country’s submarine acquisition program, which had up to now been concentrated on bids by German and Japanese firms.

Australia’s Future Submarine project remains in a state of political flux after Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s ruling Liberal Party raised the possibility of the new submarines being built outside Australia. Such a move has been criticized by opposition leaders as a significant policy re-positioning action by the government that favors Japan’s Kawasaki/Mitsubishi’s Soryu-class offering. Germany’s Thyssen­Krupp is offering its Type 214 design.

The Australian government has yet to confirm the exact number of submarines that will be ordered. The figure being discussed by Abbott’s Cabinet ranges from eight to 12.

Saab has informed the Australian government of its “readiness and capability” to deliver the advanced made-to-order next-generation submarines it requires.

Saab CEO Håkan Buskhe emphasized that while the company is not yet presenting a formal bid, it will do so if “the customer is prepared to listen to what we have to offer” and willing to open the competition to a bid from Saab.

The real motivation behind Saab’s “late-hour” declaration of interest in the AUS $20 billion to $30 billion (US $18 billion to $27 billion) Australian Future Submarine project stems from Saab’s $49.6 million acquisition, completed in July, of ThyssenKrupp’s submarine shipyard assets in Sweden. These are centered around the naval vessel design and construction company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS, formerly Kockums).

“It may seem late in the day for Saab to put a fresh offer forward, but I believe the good relations between Saab, and the history that exists between Kockums and the [Australian] Collins-class subs, validates the company’s decision to make this approach to the Australian government,” said Allan Widman, the Swedish Liberal Party’s spokesman on defense.

Saab’s acquisition of TKMS, which was strongly backed by the Swedish government, was partly driven by fears that ThyssenKrupp was not alone planning to dismantle the Swedish operation’s capability to design and produce large-sized submarines, but transfer related core technologies to Germany.

ThyssenKrupp, which owns German submarine maker HDW, acquired Kockums in 2005.

The Swedish government’s loss of confidence in ThyssenKrupp as a long-term partner to lead the Swedish A26-class submarine program was also based on a decision by the German industrial group to downsize TKMS’s export operations and restrict the company from the freedom to independently bid on major ongoing submarine construction projects in Australia, Singapore and Norway.

TKMS, which has been reorganized into Saab Kockums AB, is now on course to design and build Sweden’s new A26-class submarines and modernize part of the Royal Swedish Navy’s Gotland-class submarine fleet.

Patrick H. 's insight:

On avait appris la semaine dernière que l'Australie était sur le point de choisir des sous-marins japonais :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4027636429/2014/09/08/l-australie-va-probablement-choisir-des-sous-marins-japonais-pour-un-montant-de-20-milliards


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Thales est proche du début des essais en vol de son radar AEW proposé pour le système Crowsnest de la Royal Navy

Thales est proche du début des essais en vol de son radar AEW proposé pour le système Crowsnest de la Royal Navy | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Thales UK is gearing up to begin flight tests of the heavily revamped and updated Cerberus airborne early warning system it is pitching for the UK Royal Navy’s Crowsnest competition.

The up-to-£500 million ($806 million) contest will see a total of eight AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin HM2 helicopters equipped with the mission kits, to replace the navy’s current fleet of aged Westland Sea King 7s, which will begin to be retired from 2016.

Lockheed Martin is prime contractor on the effort, with Thales and Lockheed itself competing to supply the radar and operator equipment. Despite this potential conflict of interest, Thales remains confident in the integrity of the contest, says Matt Avison, the manufacturer’s sales director for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and defence mission systems.

“We have no concerns about Lockheed Martin running the competition,” he says.

Thales is proposing to take its Searchwater 2000 radar – which is utilised on the RN’s current Airborne Surveillance and Control (ASaC) Sea Kings – and adapt it for installation on the Merlin platform, as well as updating the radar, software and mission system “to drive out obsolescence”.

Avison declines to specify the performance enhancements Thales has brought to the radar, but points out that it is “not just about increasing range, but also increasing the utility of the radar”. He says: “The advances in processing since [the introduction of] Searchwater 2000 mean that we can do an awful lot more with the received information. That means we are not just compliant with the competition, but over-delivering in certain areas.”

Installation of the system on a test airframe will begin shortly at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility in Somerset, ushering in from the end of September an intensive period of ground evaluations, which will culminate in a first test sortie in mid-November, Avison says.

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Appareillage pour essais à la mer avec l'équipage russe en formation du "Vladivostok", le 1er BPC vendu à la Russie

Appareillage pour essais à la mer avec l'équipage russe en formation du "Vladivostok", le 1er BPC vendu à la Russie | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Le "Vladivostok", premier des deux bâtiments de projection et de commandement (BPC) Mistral commandés par la Russie à la France, dont la livraison est suspendue à la crise ukrainienne, a appareillé tôt samedi matin pour une sortie en mer depuis Saint-Nazaire.

Le navire de guerre a quitté son quai à 03h30 dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi pour des essais en mer, avec pour la première fois à son bord une partie des quelque 400 marins russes en formation à Saint-Nazaire depuis début juillet dans le cadre du contrat signé par DCNS avec la Russie pour cette commande. Le bâtiment militaire a toutefois dû attendre 07h20 et la montée de l'eau dans la forme-écluse Joubert avant de pouvoir prendre la mer, aidé par deux remorqueurs. 

Les marins russes, estimés à plus de 200 à bord, avaient embarqué dès vendredi soir, vers 23 heures, pour cette sortie d'une dizaine de jours, destinée à la réalisation d'exercices pratiques en pleine mer. Initialement prévu mercredi puis reporté de quelques jours, le départ en mer du "Vladivostok" était suivi sur le port de Saint-Nazaire par seulement un peu plus d'une dizaine de curieux, en présence de Bernard Grua, responsable du  collectif "No Mistrals for Putin", hostile à la livraison du navire.

La France a conditionné il y a dix jours la livraison à la Russie du "Vladivostok" à la mise en oeuvre d'un cessez-le-feu dans l'est de l'Ukraine et  d'un "règlement politique" à la crise. Le président de la République, François Hollande, a reporté "à la fin du mois d'octobre" la décision sur la livraison, un délai répété mardi par le ministre de la Défense Jean-Yves Le Drian.


Patrick H. 's insight:

Dans le même temps, le cessez-le-feu est mis à mal :

http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/ukraine-la-revolte/20140913.OBS9096/ukraine-le-cessez-le-feu-mis-a-mal.html


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Accord obtenu par les Etats-Unis pour un site de déploiement d'avions de patrouille maritime P-8 en Malaisie

Accord obtenu par les Etats-Unis pour un site de déploiement d'avions de patrouille maritime P-8 en Malaisie | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

ARLINGTON, Va. — Malaysia has offered the use of a base in East Malaysia on the island of Borneo to the United States as a site for detachments of Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.

Speaking Sept. 8 about the Asia-Pacific strategic rebalance to an audience at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) ADM Jonathan W. Greenert said that “recently, the Malaysians have offered us to fly detachments of P-8s out of East Malaysia. You can see the closeness to the South China Sea. So we have opportunities and we ought to continue to nurture them.”

A staging site in East Malaysia would enable the Navy’s maritime patrol aircraft easier access for operating over the South China Sea and shipping lanes such as the Strait of Malacca and the Sunda Strait, through which much of the world’s commerce passes.

Malaysia allowed Navy P-8A and P-3C aircraft to operate from West Malaysia during the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared on March 8. The Malaysian government expressed appreciation to the United States for its response.

The South China Sea has been a region of increased tensions in recent years because of competing claims over islands and shoals where mineral resources may exist and because of the Chinese naval build-up, particularly the submarine base on Hainan. There have been several incidents at sea involving Chinese coast guard ships and U.S. Navy warships and ocean surveillance ships and aircraft in international waters off China. The most recent involved a Chinese J-11 fighter flying dangerously close to a U.S. Navy P-8A over the South China Sea in late August.

Greenert stressed the “need to build a constructive relationship with China,” but said that the U.S. Navy would not be deterred from exercising international rights of navigation.

“I don’t think this air incident should define the relationship, but it should be noted,” he said. “There is a norm for aircraft entities to operate safely. We will continue to operate in international airspace.” 

Greenert was addressing the importance of partnerships in keeping the sea lanes open and maintaining a strong defense posture in the Asia-Pacific region.

“We’ll be staying in the South China Sea and we’ll be staying in the East China Sea,” he said.
“Our [primary] focus in the region is on improved interoperability. We’ll remain a strong navy to our allies and partners.”

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Sous-marins, pétrole, pêche : les menus problèmes que l'indépendance de l'Écosse poserait à Londres

Sous-marins, pétrole, pêche : les menus problèmes que l'indépendance de l'Écosse poserait à Londres | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

« L’Écosse doit-elle devenir un pays indépendant ? » C’est à cette question que répondront les électeurs écossais, le jeudi 18 septembre.

Rappelons que l’Écosse, rattachée au Royaume-Uni depuis 1707, en comprend un tiers du territoire, 8,4 % de la population et presque 10 % du produit intérieur brut. L’indépendance, réclamée par le parti de centre gauche Scottish National Party (SNP) depuis sa création en 1934 (et désormais majoritaire au Parlement écossais), prend l'avantage  dans les récents sondages, provoquant la panique de David Cameron – à l’origine du réferendum - autant que celle des autres partis anglais, ainsi qu'un trouble certain à la City ou dans la Royal Navy.

La perte de l'Écosse est perçue à Londres comme un danger et une humiliation pour le Royaume-Uni, prolongeant la perte des colonies américaines en 1783, de l’Irlande en 1921, de l’Inde et de l’ensemble des « dominions » après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, puis de Hong Kong en 1997.

Sans compter le reproche qui pourrait être fait au Premier ministre anglais dans certaines capitales étrangères - à commencer par Madrid - d'avoir ravivé le feu autonomiste de certaines régions avec une perspective réelle de parvenir à leurs fins. 

Les enjeux maritimes sont nombreux dans la question écossaise. À commencer par celui de la base navale de Faslane, qui accueille la flotte des sous-marins de type Vanguard et leurs missiles nucléaires (américains) Trident, les seuls au Royaume-Uni, dont le SNP exige le retrait du sol écossais. Un transfert à Plymouth est possible mais complexe et coûteux. Le SNP pourrait chercher à négocier un délai pour ce retrait en échange de certaines de ses revendications dont le maintien de l'Écosse dans la livre britannique. 

Même enjeu en termes de construction navale militaire, avec les chantiers de BAe Systems sur la Clyde, près de Glasgow, où l’attribution du contrat des futures frégates T26 de la Royal Navy est utilisée par Londres comme instrument de pression en faveur du « non ». Mais les indépendantistes rétorquent que puisque Westminster a associé l’Australie à ce programme, rien ne devrait s’opposer à ce qu'il en soit de même pour l’Écosse...

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Grande-Bretagne : le chantier écossais (!) de Rosyth commence l'assemblage des sections de coque du 2ème porte-avions "Prince of Wales"

Grande-Bretagne : le chantier écossais (!) de Rosyth commence l'assemblage des sections de coque du 2ème porte-avions "Prince of Wales" | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI) --The largest hull sections of Britain's second of two new aircraft carriers have been docked in Scotland, marking the beginning of the ship's assembly.

The two hull sections -- one weighing about 6,700 tons and one weighing at nearly 9,000 tons -- were built by BAE Systems at company facilities in Portsmouth, England, and Glasgow, Scotland and are now in dry dock at Rosyth.

"Every milestone in the carrier program is hugely significant and the recent announcement that HMS PRINCE OF WALES will enter service means there is a real sense of excitement as we start to bring the second ship together," said Ian Booth, managing director at the Aircraft Carrier Alliance. "Everyone working across the Alliance is incredibly proud of the work undertaken so far, in what is currently one of the biggest engineering projects in the country, and we remain focused on delivering both ships to the highest standards."

HMS Prince of Wales is the second Queen Elizabeth-class carrier, which will carry F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters. It will be 920 feet long, have a range of 10,000 nautical miles and a speed of more than 29 knots.

The first carrier of the class is currently being outfitted with systems and is expected to begin sea trials in 2016.

The Aircraft Carrier Alliance responsible for the shipbuilding project is a partnership between BAE Systems, Thales UK, Babcock and the Ministry of Defense.

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La Chine présente son nouveau système de défense aérienne embarqué courte portée Hongqi-10 (FL-3000N pour l'export)

La Chine présente son nouveau système de défense aérienne embarqué courte portée Hongqi-10 (FL-3000N pour l'export) | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

China has shown off the People's Liberation Army's latest hardware on primetime state television, an advanced short-range missile defence system said to have a “high success rate” destroying incoming missiles and aircraft.

The Hongqi-10 (Reg Flag 10) surface-to-air missile was shown in China Central Television's evening news bulletin Wednesday being fired from ships and land-based mobile launchers,  and exploding in the sky on impact with its target.

It will protect warships against rockets over a limited area, and will be  used alongside an “area defence system” which covers a larger area but has a  slower response time, the state-run Global Times newspaper said Thursday.

“As a naval point defence missile system, HongQi-10 boasts a particularly  quick response to low-altitude missiles that area defence systems fail to  intercept,” it quoted Lan Yun, deputy chief editor of monthly journal Modern  Ships, as saying.

It cited him adding that it had a high success rate in hitting its targets.

Incoming missiles only 1.5-10 metres above sea level can be targeted with the new system, which takes only 10 seconds to launch, Lan said.

The missiles can also used to protect ground forces from air attacks by ”jets, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles”, the Global Times report  said, citing an expert.

The Hongqi-10, whose export version is known as FL-3000N, has been installed on some of China's most advanced warships including the 1,300-tonne Type 056 frigates and 7,000-tonne Type 052D destroyers, Chinese media have reported. 

Beijing has been increasing its military might and naval reach in recent  years, and President Xi Jinping regularly urges the country to strengthen its  ability to “win battles”.

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Saab au salon Euronaval 2014 : un acteur d'une dimension nouvelle dans le secteur naval de défense

Saab is a world leader in naval systems.The acquisition of Kockums gives Saab an entirely new level of capability across the maritime domain. With Saab, your navy can source a complete range of independent technologies that you control. Visit us at Euronaval to learn about this new era in full-spectrum naval solutions.

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Le Secrétaire d'Etat américain à la Navy Mabus redoute que le remplacement des SNLE Ohio assèche le budget constructions neuves

Le Secrétaire d'Etat américain à la Navy Mabus redoute que le remplacement des SNLE Ohio assèche le budget constructions neuves | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Without extra funding from Congress, the production of 12 new ships to replace the Ohio-class submarines could “gut” the Navy’s shipbuilding budget for more than a decade, Secretary of the Navy Raymond Mabus said Sept. 15.
“It will take half of our normal shipbuilding budget every year for a dozen years to build these … ballistic-missile submarines,” Mabus said during a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. “It has the potential to gut the rest of our shipbuilding programs.”
Navy officials have repeatedly called the replacement program a top priority. However, tight budgets are threatening to make the service choose between the replacement subs and other ships.
“I sort of reject the notion that the only way you pay for a ship is to take it out of another ship, but you’ve got to take it from somewhere,” Mabus said.
The National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund — which would separate the payment of the submarines from the Navy’s regular budget — would allow the service to continue to fund other acquisitions such as the littoral combat ship and destroyers, he said.
Both the House and the Senate Armed Services committees included provisions in their respective fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act bills that would help pay for the program. The Senate committee offered about $100 million toward the fund, with the House committee pledging up to $3.5 billion.
The ships, which will replace the Navy’s fleet of 14 Ohio-class nuclear submarines, are slated to begin production in 2021, Mabus said. The first should be operational by 2028. They have a lifespan of 40 years, a July Congressional Research Service report said.
The lead boat in the program is estimated to cost $12.4 billion in 2014 dollars, according to the report.
While construction is still years away, the Navy is already spending billions of dollars in preliminary work, Mabus said.
“We are working on them now. We are doing the engineering now. We’re doing the R&D now. … It’s a multi-billion dollar bill even today to do this,” Mabus said. “We are spending several billion dollars five years before we even start building these things in 2021.”
The Navy requested $1.2 billion for research and development on the replacement submarines in its fiscal year 2015 budget request, the CRS report said.

The submarine replacement program is of national importance, Mabus said. He doubted that the country would support the paring back of attack submarines and surface ships because of budget restraints.

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La Marine vietnamienne a commencé les essais à la mer du 4ème patrouilleur classe TT400TP

La Marine vietnamienne a commencé les essais à la mer du 4ème patrouilleur classe  TT400TP | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Images published on Vietnamese internet forums suggest that the Hong Ha Shipbuilding Company in Hai Phong has begun builder's sea trials of the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy's fourth TT400TP-class patrol boat.

The vessel (pennant number HQ 275) is reported to have been photographed on the Cam River in early September 2014, with a mix of military and civilian personnel embarked.

According to specifications provided in Vietnamese state media reports on the commissioning of HQ 274, each TT400TP-class vessel is armed with two 14.5 mm air-defence guns, one AK 176 76 mm automatic cannon, and one radar-guided, six-barrelled 30 mm AK 630 close-in weapon system (CIWS) turret.

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Le SNLE russe "Yury Dolgoruky" type Borei effectuera son tir d'essai de missile Bulava en octobre avec son stock opérationnel complet

Le SNLE russe "Yury Dolgoruky" type Borei effectuera son tir d'essai de missile Bulava en octobre avec son stock opérationnel complet | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

“This will be the first launch of Bulava missile from the submerged position by the Project 955 (Borey) missile-carrying nuclear submarine with a full set of 16 Bulava ICBMs on its board,” source says

MOSCOW, September 15. /ITAR-TASS/. The launch of the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from the Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine scheduled for October will mark an important stage in testing the submarine’s missile system, a source in the Russian Navy headquarters said on Monday.

“This will be the first launch of the Bulava missile from the submerged position by the Project 955 (Borey) missile-carrying nuclear submarine with a full set of 16 Bulava ICBMs on its board,” the source said.

“The launch will test the submarine’s operation after the test-firing. Earlier, all Borey-class submarines went into the sea with only one missile aboard, which was launched,” the source said.

The source confirmed plans to conduct one more Bulava launch in November from another Borey-class strategic nuclear-powered submarine, the Alexander Nevsky.

“As of September 13, the plan for November stipulates the launch of this missile from the Alexander Nevsky also with the aim of testing the reliability of the Bulava missile and confirming the stable operation of the submarine’s missile system,” the source said.

As in October, one missile will be launched from an underwater position in Russia’s White Sea to hit a designated target at the Kura test range on the Kamchatka peninsula in the Far East, the source said.

“The Bulava launch in November will be the third and the last this year. Two other launches of this missile are scheduled for 2015,” the source said.

Russian Navy Commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov said on September 10 after the successful first test-firing of the Bulava missile from the same-class Vladimir Monomakh submarine that two more Bulava launches from two strategic Borey-class submarines would be held in autumn.

“In October and November, the Navy will perform two more missile launches from two missile-carrying submarines equipped with ballistic missiles,” the Navy chief said at the time.

Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile

Bulava R-30 is a Russian submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile designed for the new Borey-class submarines, eight of which are expected to enter service by 2020.

The three-stage solid-fuel missile is capable of carrying from six to ten nuclear warheads. The missile's maximum range is up to 9,000km.

The Bulava development began in 1998. Eight of 19 test launches carried out since 2005 were successful. Others failed due to malfunctions of the control system, engines of second and third stages and warhead separation. The missile's commissioning was delayed because of the failures.

After six consecutive successful launches in 2010-2011, Bulava was expected to be commissioned. However, the previous launch from the Alexander Nevsky submarine on September 9, 2013 was unsuccessful. The missile fell in the Arctic Ocean because of failure of the engine control system of the second stage.

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Le Parti indépendantiste écossais revendiquera la cession de 2 frégates Type 23 pour constituer sa force armée en cas de vote favorable

Le Parti indépendantiste écossais revendiquera la cession de 2 frégates Type 23 pour constituer sa force armée en cas de vote favorable | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Plymouth would be asked to hand over two major warships to Scotland in the event of a 'yes' vote on independence, it has been revealed.

The SNP would want the rest of the UK to hand over a number of military assets so Scotland could establish its own armed forces.

According to policy documents that could include Plymouth-based frigates HMS Argyll and HMS Sutherland.

Scotland would also require four anti-mine vessels, two offshore patrol vessels, six patrol boats and a number of auxiliary support ships.

To man the ships the new nation would want 2,000 regular sailors and 200 reservists.

The new Scotland would also demand air force and army personnel and equipment such as tanks, attack helicopters and fighter jets as well as special forces and intelligence operatives.

Former head of the Royal Navy, Lord West, said: "Our capability to defend the British Isles will be diminished and the Scots won’t have the ability either. We’ll all lose out. This is very damaging."

The SNP has said it will not allow nuclear submarines north of the border - which could see that fleet move to Plymouth.

There are fears over safety aspects as Plymouth has a much larger, closer civilian population than the bases in Scotland.





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La Corée du Sud déclare avoir détecté des signes de développement de missiles balistiques pour sous-marins par la Corée du Nord

La Corée du Sud déclare avoir détecté des signes de développement de missiles balistiques pour sous-marins par la Corée du Nord | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

South Korea's military confirmed Sunday it has detected signs of North Korea's development of a submarine-based ballistic missile launch system.
In a report to an opposition lawmaker, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said there is an indication that the North is developing a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).
"There is no intelligence yet that North Korea has an SLBM in operation. But the possibility of a North Korean submarine equipped with an SLBM has been detected recently," the JCS said in the document submitted to Rep. Jin Sung-joon of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy.
South Korea and the U.S. are jointly scrutinizing the North's related move, added the JCS.
A senior South Korean government source also said the South Korean and U.S. intelligence agencies spotted signs that the North has developed a ballistic missile launch tube.
"A missile launch tube for submarine use has been spotted, which appears to have been developed at North Korea's submarine base," the source said on condition of anonymity.
Chances are high that the North will test-fire a SLBM in the foreseeable future, and if it is successful, the communist nation is expected to seek to acquire larger submarines, according to the source.
An annual white paper on warships, Jane's Fighting Ships, said in its 1994 edition that North Korea purchased 40 decommissioned submarines from Russia, including several Golf-class and Romeo-class submarines.
The North has reportedly deployed more than 20 Romeo-class submarines, which are not capable of carrying an SLBM launcher.
It may be modifying 3,000-ton Golf-class submarines for SLBMs, the source said.
In August, a U.S. web magazine, the Washington Free Beacon, quoting unnamed U.S. defense officials, said the U.S. intelligence community has identified at least one North Korean submarine equipped with a ballistic missile launch tube. (Yonhap)

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Le prototype de drone de surveillance maritime MQ-4C Triton est prêt pour son vol d'essai transnational

Le prototype de drone de surveillance maritime MQ-4C Triton est prêt pour son vol d'essai transnational | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

By Captain Jim Hoke
Triton UAS Program Manager

This week, for the first time, we will fly our unmanned MQ-4C Triton cross-country to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, where the “future of naval aviation begins.”

For months, our team, comprised of military, civilian and contractor personnel, has been doing a phenomenal job making sure every detail is in place for this historic day.

As a program manager, it is an extraordinary opportunity to see the team’s hard work come to fruition. Last year, I had the privilege of watching Triton’s first flight. Since then, I’ve observed tremendous success with our initial envelope expansion flight tests and now I’m anticipating its landing here shortly.

For me, my connection to this team and program goes well beyond my three years as program manager.  In January 2006, I was serving as the final commodore at Wing FIVE in Brunswick, Maine. During that time, Wing FIVE executed the first-ever operational deployment of the Navy’s Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration Unmanned Aircraft System, now known as BAMS-Demonstrator (BAMS-D). While providing critical information to warfare commanders, BAMS-D also provided critical lessons learned for a future unmanned platform, then named BAMS. At the time, I didn’t anticipate the stake I’d have in the program someday.

Now, finally five years later, here I am getting ready for the arrival of that ‘future system’, now formally named Triton. I will be eagerly waiting the MQ-4C take off from Northrop Grumman’s California facility. As it makes its way across the country, flying high at altitudes in excess of 50,000 feet while passing through the southern U.S. border, the Gulf of Mexico, across Florida and up the Atlantic Coast and Chesapeake Bay, we will monitor and control the flight from our Navy System Integration Lab here in Pax River. In the early hours of the morning, our team will watch it land on the runway and taxi into its new hangar for the first time.

Triton’s arrival to Pax River marks more than a key milestone on the path to initial operational capability; it represents the tireless work and dedication of a collection of individuals with a common goal in mind: critical capability development and delivery to the warfighter. Teamed with its manned-capability counterpart, the P-8A, Triton will be a key component of the Navy’s family of systems to achieve maritime domain awareness.

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Rheinmetall est intéressé par le rachat de TKMS à ThyssenKrupp

Rheinmetall est intéressé par le rachat de TKMS à ThyssenKrupp | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

(Reuters) - German tank manufacturer Rheinmetall (RHMG.DE) is interested in a takeover of rival Krauss Maffei Wegmann (KMW) [KMGER.UL] and ThyssenKrupp's (TKAG.DE) submarine business, German daily Handelsblatt said on Friday, citing unnamed company sources.

Rheinmetall and ThyssenKrupp declined to comment. Krauss Maffei Wegmann was not immediately available for comment.

Rheinmetall wants to bulk up in response to efforts by KMW to combine with French rival Nexter, a move designed to help them withstand defence-spending cuts, the paper said.

Last month, Germany's economy minister urged the country's arms industry to consolidate with European peers, making clear that years of expansive exports were over.

KMW is standing by plans to merge with Nexter despite reports the German economy minister favours an all-German deal between KMW and Rheinmetall, who together build Puma tanks for Germany's Bundeswehr.

Rheinmetall is also interested in buying ThyssenKrupp's Marine systems business, Handeslblatt said.

To help finance the deal, Rheinmetall could sell its automotive division Kolbenschmidt Pierburg (IPO-KSGP.F) to Thyssen, the paper also said.

An industry source said Thyssen was understood to be ready to talk about selling its Marine Systems unit - which includes submarines and had revenue of 1.3 billion euros (1.03 billion pounds) in 2012/13 - for the right price.

In exchange, Rheinmetall could buy ThyssenKrupp's (TKAG.DE) submarine manufacturing division HDW [HOWA.UL], the paper said, adding Rheinmetall could also buy Airbus (AIR.PA) units Atlas Elektronik or Optronics.

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Singapour met en chantier le 1er futur patrouilleur océanique de type Littoral Mission Ship Vessel (LMV)

Singapour met en chantier le 1er futur patrouilleur océanique de type Littoral Mission Ship Vessel (LMV) | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The keel laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)'s first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) was held at Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) in Jurong today. Permanent Secretary (Defence) Mr Chan Yeng Kit officiated at the ceremony. The keel laying of the first LMV marks another significant milestone for the RSN.

This LMV is the first of eight new LMVs to be built for the RSN by ST Marine, together with ST Electronics and DSO National Laboratories. The Defence Science and Technology Agency is the overall programme manager and systems integrator for the LMV programme.

The LMVs, to be equipped with advanced combat systems, will be highly versatile and capable of embarking on various mission modules to fulfil a full spectrum of operations. To enable enhanced operational efficiency with a leaner crew size, cutting-edge technologies and innovative concepts have been integrated into the design of the LMVs.

The LMVs will replace the existing Fearless-class Patrol Vessels, which have served the RSN well for close to 20 years. The addition of the LMVs to the RSN will enhance the capabilities of the RSN for the seaward defence of Singapore.

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Lancement d'un appel d'offres pour des RHIB pour la Marine des Philippines

Lancement d'un appel d'offres pour des RHIB pour la Marine des Philippines | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City (DWDD) - Bid opening and submission for the Department of National Defense’s rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) project has been reset to Sept. 11 from the earlier date of Sept. 10.

This was announced by the Special Bids and Awards Committee-2 in a supplemental bid bulletin posted at the DND website, where it is worth P 63,159,000 and includes an integrated logistic supports for the craft.

The RHIBs are for the use of the Philippine Navy. The money will be sourced from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Funds) and it will be used for “maritime interdiction and GOPLAT takedown missions.”

The craft must be able to cruise at speeds of 45 knots, withstand and still be functional at Sea State 4, and capable of carrying 14 passengers, including four crewmen.

Interested bidders must have completed a similar project within the last 10 years and must be able to deliver the RHIBs within 180 calendar days from the issuance of the notice to proceed.

Bid opening and submission will be held at the Philippine Veterans Administration Office (PVAO) Conference Room, Andres Bonifacio Hall, PVAO Compound, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

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Taïwan veut construire ses propres sous-marins avec l'aide technologique des Etats-Unis

Taïwan veut construire ses propres sous-marins avec l'aide technologique des Etats-Unis | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

L'État insulaire compte sur un transfert de technologie des États-Unis. Le chef des opérations navales de la marine américaine, Jonathan Greenert, a confirmé lundi que des discussions ont récemment eu lieu entre Taipei et Washington.

Un submersible made in Taïwan naviguera-t-il un jour dans les eaux troubles de la mer de Chine? C'est un vieux serpent de mer pour la marine taïwanaise qui cherche à moderniser sa flotte depuis quinze ans. Sur les quatre sous-marins dont elle dispose, seuls deux d'entre eux, de construction néerlandaise, sont opérationnels. Les deux autres, de classe Guppy II d'origine américaine, datent de la Seconde guerre mondiale et servent uniquement à l'entraînement des troupes.

En 2001, l'administration de George W. Bush proposait de vendre à Taïwan huit sous-marins à propulsion diesel électrique. Jusqu'à présent, cette offre est restée lettre morte. Force est de constater qu'elle a toutefois peu de chance de se concrétiser. Les États-Unis ne construisent plus que des sous-marins nucléaires depuis les années 1960.

Pourtant, au moment où le «basculement» stratégique des États-Unis vers la zone Asie-Pacifique annoncé en 2011 reste «une priorité centrale» de la politique étrangère américaine, le dossier refait surface. Si Taïwan n'a pas renoncé à l'achat de huit sous-marins, l'État insulaire cherche aujourd'hui à acquérir le savoir-faire nécessaire à leur fabrication. Alors que les revendications territoriales de la République populaire en mer de Chine s'affirment de plus en plus, l'île démocratique pourrait trouver auprès de son allié américain une aide providentielle. Le chef des opérations navales de la marine américaine, Jonathan Greenert, a confirmé lundi, lors d'un séminaire, que des discussions ont récemment eu lieu entre Taipei et Washington. Il n'a cependant pas voulu en dévoiler la teneur. Déjà, en mars 2013, le ministère de la Défense taïwanais déclarait qu'il envisageait la construction par ses propres moyens d'une flotte sous-marine, avec si possible l'aide d'un pays tiers.

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La marine indienne choisit la société James Fisher Defence pour deux véhicules de sauvetage de sous-marins

La marine indienne choisit la société James Fisher Defence pour deux véhicules de sauvetage de sous-marins | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The Indian Navy (IN) has shortlisted the UK's James Fisher Defence (JFD) to supply it with two 30-ton deep submergence rescue vehicles (DSRVs) for about INR4 billion (USD66.66 million).

IN officials told IHS Jane's on 9 September that a DSRV offered by JFD was recently selected over a Russian vessel after emerging as L1, or the lowest bidder, after user evaluation and trials. They said the Ministry of Defence would sign a contract over the next 6-8 months following price negotiations with JFD.

The IN operates only one diving support vessel - INS Nireekshak - that also doubles as a submarine rescue vessel and has been seeking two DSRVs for nearly 17 years.

As an interim measure, in 1997 the IN signed a USD734,443 contract with the US Navy for its "global submarine rescue fly-away kit" service.

Acquiring DSRV capability gained impetus after INS Sinshurakshak , a Russian 'Kilo'-class submarine, exploded in the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai in August 2014, killing all 18 IN personnel on board.

JFD has previously sold DSRVs of a similar class to the Indian requirement to Singapore and South Korea. In December 2008 the Republic of Korea Navy's DSRV II - based on JFD's deep search-and-rescue (DSAR) 500-class submersible - achieved a depth of 507 m during sea acceptance tests, the deepest recorded dive in the navy's history.

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Le DSAR-6 ici présenté est opérationnel pour la Marine singapourienne. Le service contractuel de sauvetage de sous-marins fourni à la Marine singapourienne est délivré par l’entreprise First Response Marine (FRM), une joint-venture à 50/50, entre ST Marine et la société britannique James Fischer Defense (JFD). A travers FRM, ST Marine et JFD sont contractualisés pour mettre en œuvre et maintenir un système de soutien aux sous-marins totalement intégré, un navire d’assistance et son SRV intégré, sur une base de 20 ans, pour un montant de SGD400 millions (soit $309,1 millions) selon un partenariat public-privé élaboré en 03/2007.

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Le DSAR-6 ici présenté est opérationnel pour la Marine singapourienne. Le service contractuel de sauvetage de sous-marins fourni à la Marine singapourienne est délivré par l’entreprise First Response Marine (FRM), une joint-venture à 50/50, entre ST Marine et la société britannique James Fischer Defense (JFD). A travers FRM, ST Marine et JFD sont contractualisés pour mettre en œuvre et maintenir un système de soutien aux sous-marins totalement intégré, un navire d’assistance et son SRV intégré, sur une base de 20 ans, pour un montant de SGD400 millions (soit $309,1 millions) selon un partenariat public-privé élaboré en 03/2007.