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Le second patrouilleur hauturier irlandais construit par Babcock mis à l'eau au chantier Appledor

Le second patrouilleur hauturier irlandais construit par Babcock mis à l'eau au chantier Appledor | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The second of the Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) being built by Babcock for the Irish Naval Service, LÉ James Joyce, was floated for the first time yesterday, at Babcock's Appledore shipyard in North Devon, marking a significant milestone in the build programme.

The second of the Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) being built by Babcock for the Irish Naval Service, LÉ James Joyce, was floated for the first time yesterday, at Babcock's Appledore shipyard in North Devon, marking a significant milestone in the build programme.
The propulsion system utilises a diesel electric drive system providing a loiter function of up to 6 knots. A comprehensive command, control and communications package is coupled to the main weapon; a 76mm gun, as well as two 20mm cannons and four general purpose machine guns. The OPV is also equipped with configurable, serviced mission modules, with deck space to operate mission specific equipment, and to act as a mother ship for two fully independent fast pursuit Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats (RIBs). The vessel – which accommodates a crew of 44, plus ten trainee berths, to high comfort and habitability standards – is designed to provide an operational capability for many years of service in the North Atlantic, its main area of operation.
Babcock Shipbuilding Director, Andrew Hamilton, said: “We are delighted to have achieved this important and highly visible milestone to quality, budget and schedule, demonstrating our innovation and capability in this field. We will now be focusing on completion of the programme, ready for sea trials and then handover of a further highly capable OPV to the Irish Naval Service on-time and in-budget in early 2015. Work is also now underway on the third OPV, with first steel cut in September this year and keel laying scheduled for April 2015.”
LÉ James Joyce will join LÉ Samuel Becket, now operational following delivery by Babcock to the Irish Naval Service earlier this year. The OPVs will undertake a range of duties including fishery protection, search and rescue, anti-pollution and maritime security duties, including vessel boardings.
Babcock was awarded the contract to build the two OPVs by Ireland’s Department of Defence in 2010, with the option to build a third being confirmed in June this year for delivery to the Irish Naval Service in summer 2016

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J-8 avant la mise à l'eau du plus grand bâtiment de guerre d’Europe | Mer et Marine

J-8 avant la mise à l'eau du plus grand bâtiment de guerre d’Europe | Mer et Marine | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Pour la première fois depuis le HMS Illustrious, il y a 41 ans, la Royal Navy va mettre à l’eau un nouveau « porte-aéronefs ». Il s’agit du HMS Queen Elizabeth, qui sera baptisé en grande pompe le 4 juillet par la reine Elizabeth II d’Angleterre. La cérémonie se déroulera au chantier Babcock de Rosyth, en Ecosse, où le bâtiment est assemblé depuis la mise sur cale de son premier bloc, en 2010.


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L'Irlande vient de passer commande d'un troisième patrouilleur océanique

L'Irlande vient de passer commande d'un troisième patrouilleur océanique | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

An Taoiseach and Minister for Defence Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D. announced this morning that an order has been placed with Babcock Marine for the 3rd Offshore Patrol Vessel for the Naval Service. A vessel replacement strategy for the Naval Service has been in progress since 2007 to provide for the replacement of existing vessels some of which are over 30 years old. Following completion of a tender competition, Babcock Marine was selected for the purchase of two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) with an option on a third.

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Le 1er de série (LE Samuel Beckett)  vient d'être livré fin avril :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4020481857/2014/04/29/la-marine-irlandaise-prend-livraison-de-son-nouvel-opv-le-samuel-beckett-90m-1900t


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Babcock a achevé le travail de conception du système de manutention armes des futurs sous-marins sud-coréens Jangbogo III

Babcock a achevé le travail de conception du système de manutention armes des futurs sous-marins sud-coréens Jangbogo III | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

LONDON, Sept. 25 (UPI) --Babcock, the British engineering firm, says it has completed design definition for a weapons handling system for a new class of South Korean Navy submarines.

Manufacturing drawings will now be produced as part of the next production definition phase of development, the company said.

"We are delighted to have completed the design of the handling system, marking an important stage in the WHLS (weapon handling and launch system) design and production process, and successfully meeting a challenging tight schedule to help the customer maintain the main build schedule," said Babcock Defense Systems Technology Managing Director Jeff Lewis.

Babcock was awarded a contract by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering to design the weapon handling and launch system for the 3,300 ton Jangbogo III submarine. Babcock will also manufacture the equipment for the first two boats of the class, which will number as many as nine vessels.

The WHLS features an air turbine pump and programmable firing valve launch system. Babcock said it is based on the principles used in the WHLS being supplied by Babcock for submarines of other navies.

Babcock said it has also completed the design of the weapon stowage equipment and centerline lift, which will use hydraulic control and actuation to handle weapons inside the submarine's weapon stowage compartment and load the weapons into the torpedo tubes.

WHLS sub-system designs also completed by Babcock include parts of the torpedo tube and the flood and drain system.

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Grande-Bretagne : Contrat de 5 ans pour Babcock avec son système de manutention d'armes sous-marines (WHLS) et son éjecteur sous-marin (SSE)

Grande-Bretagne : Contrat de 5 ans pour Babcock avec son système de manutention d'armes sous-marines (WHLS) et son éjecteur sous-marin (SSE) | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Babcock has been awarded a five-year contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to support the Weapon Handling and Launch System (WHLS) and Submerged Signal Ejector (SSE) equipment used on all classes of UK in-service submarines and their associated training rigs. Under the firm priced target availability contract, Babcock will assume the role of Technical Authority for WHLS and SSE equipment, and will take responsibility for the provision and management of all capital spares and repairs. The role includes engineering support at any UK port waterfront and overseas support as required, equipment safety management to meet statutory requirements, maintenance of equipment documentation and manuals, and obsolescence and inventory management.


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Le contrat s'étend à tous les WHLS et SSE en service de la flotte du Royaume-Uni.

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Valerie I.'s curator insight, June 20, 2014 3:00 AM

Le contrat s'étend à tous les WHLS et SSE en service de la flotte du Royaume-Uni.