Newsletter navale
831.7K views | +30 today
Follow
Newsletter navale
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

Thales livre le système de mission AMASCOS aux avions de surveillance maritime Beech 200 malaisiens

Thales livre le système de mission AMASCOS aux avions de surveillance maritime Beech 200 malaisiens | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

LANGKAWI, March 18 (Bernama) -- Thales has delivered the first of two further AMASCOS mission systems to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).
In a statement today, Thales said the AMASCOS was to support the conversion of four RMAF's Beech 200 aircraft to a highly-capable maritime surveillance platform, due to enter service next year.
It said the AMASCOS delivered an effective maritime surveillance, airborne maritime patrol and ground surveillance capability.
"Its modular and flexible design can accommodate a number of high-definition sensors (optical, radar, acoustic, electronic support measures) and integrate the data into a comprehensive yet easy to operate maritime situational awareness picture. Users are able to focus on the task in hand and remain one step ahead of the actions of those under their surveillance," Thales said.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

La Marine allemande commande 18 hélicoptères navals NH90 NFH "Sea Lion"

La Marine allemande commande 18 hélicoptères navals NH90 NFH "Sea Lion" | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Germany announced it has ordered 18 NH90 helicopters in "Nato Frigate Helicopter" (NFH) configuration for its navy (Bundesmarine). The helicopters will be called "Sea Lion" and will replace the ageing fleet of Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King. First deliveries of the Sea Lion helicopters are expect to start by 2018.

The German NH90 NFH will be deployed primarily for search and rescue (SAR), transportation, and other specialized missions. The helicopter will be produced in Donauwörth, Germany.

According to NH Industries, the NH90 NFH is the most modern and the best naval helicopter in its class. It has been designed with safety and versatility in mind in order to fulfill the most demanding missions in the harshest weather conditions for the XXIst century.

The NH90 features a redundant fly by wire system, a full composite corrosion free airframe,two powerful engines, a fully integrated weapon system as well as a wide cabin easily reconfigurable. It can operate from a shore base or a Frigate up to sea state 5.

Main Missions
Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW).
Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW).
Search and Rescue.
Maritime Surveillance and Control.
Limited Airborne Early Warning.
Logistic Transport and Utility support.
Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP).
Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC).
Special Operations including Counter Terrorism and Anti-Piracy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

8 hélicoptères Ka-27 ASM modernisés vont être remis en service dans la Marine russe en 2015

8 hélicoptères Ka-27 ASM modernisés vont être remis en service dans la Marine russe en 2015 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Bangalore, February 18th. / TASS /. Eight helicopters Ka-27 Russian Navy this year will overhaul and modernization, received a new radar command and tactical system. It is planned to upgrade the 46 vehicles of this type, told Trend. TASS First Deputy CEO and Chief Designer "Corporation" Fazotron-NIIR "develop a new system, Yuri Guskov.

"In the ranks is a limited number of machines, - said Andrei. - It was therefore decided prior to adopting a" sea "of helicopters on the basis of the Ka-50 / Ka-52 in the short term to upgrade 46 helicopters Ka-27".

The works will be carried out on Arsenyev Aviation Company (part of "Russian Helicopters").

Interlocutor of the agency said that the new system with the working title FHA includes airborne radar and information systems. It will provide a modernized Ka-27M capabilities circular scan, detect all types of ships and submarines, increase the range of detection and destruction of targets. Andrei said that Ka-27M introduced modern forms of transmission of information in real time on the ground or ship command posts and other helicopters.

"The helicopter with the system passed state tests FHA," - said the representative of "Fazotron-NIIR".

"Accordingly, this year the first eight Ka-27M must be received by the Russian Navy," - he added.

Patrick H. 's insight:

Cette modernisation était attendue depuis plus de 10 ans. Voir un historique de cet appareil entré en service pour l'ex-URSS en 1981 :

http://www.aviationsmilitaires.net/v2/base/view/Model/673.html


Les essais du prototype de la version modernisée Ka-27M avaient eu lieu en 2012-2013 :

http://french.ruvr.ru/2013_07_21/Premiere-etape-d-essais-de-l-hecliocptere-modernise-Ka-27-7409/

http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsrussian-navy-begins-flight-trials-of-modified-kamov-ka-27m-helicopter


Le Ka-27M serait doté d'un nouveau radar AESA nommé FH-A :

http://news2.ru/story/386482/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

L'Allemagne propose à la Turquie de participer au programme de missile d'autodéfense pour sous-marins IDAS

L'Allemagne propose à la Turquie de participer au programme de missile d'autodéfense pour sous-marins IDAS | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Germany has offered Turkey the opportunity to participate in the Interactive Defence and Attack System for Submarines (IDAS) missile project, IHS Jane's has learnt.
Berlin's offer to Ankara was made during a meeting held between Major General Benedikt Zimmer, Director-General of Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support at the German Ministry of Defence (MoD), and Brigadier General Saban Umut, Deputy Head of Co-ordination and Technology, at the Turkish Ministry of Defence.
IDAS is a short-range missile intended to defend against anti-submarine aircraft, as well as offering a capability against small surface vessels and land targets. It is designed to be fired from a submerged submarine, with a four-pack of missiles able to fit within a single torpedo tube.
Maj Gen Zimmer also offered Turkey the opportunity to participate in an in-service support arrangement for the Airbus A400M transport aircraft with other participants in the programme. Turkey has so far received two A400Ms of the 10 it has ordered.
Roketsan signed in 2013 a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Diehl under which the Turkish company will develop warheads for IDAS in return for investing money in the project. Around 80% of the IDAS system development has already been developed by Germany's Diehl BGT Defence.
The German government will first approve the qualification of the IDAS programme before Turkey can also take part in the development of the missiles. The missiles are intended to be fitted into Turkey's new Type 214 submarines that the country is planning to co-produce with Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft and Marine Force International (HDW-MFI).
Turkey signed a EUR2.5 billion agreement with HDW-MFI in July 2009 for the co-production of six Type 214 air-independent propulsion (AIP) submarines at the Gölcük naval shipyard in Turkey. At the time it was announced that Turkish industrial participation in the project would be worth around 80% of the total value of the deal.
However, as a result of ongoing political and technical reasons, the construction of the first submarine is scheduled to begin in 2016, with delivery to the Turkish Navy in 2020 or 2021. Earlier schedules were to begin building the first submarine in 2011 for delivery this year.
Speaking to IHS Jane's , a spokesperson for the Turkish Undersecratariat for Defence Industries (SSM) stated: "SSM has to a great extent reached agreement on technical issues with the German company before the start of the construction of submarines." However they noted that "talks on few issues are continuing, as a result of which delivery of some material has [been] delayed. Once technical issues are resolved construction of the [first] submarine will start."
SSM indicated that the German company will be fined as a result of the delays based on timing and performance criteria within the contract.

ANALYSIS

Speaking to IHS Jane's , one senior Turkish procurement official said: "Ankara will weigh the advantages and disadvantages of both offers of Germany. If Turkey, for instance, takes part in the IDAS project this will give it access to knowledge on missile technology and perhaps a say on technical issues in the programme."
Meanwhile, Turkish-German yearly defence co-operation meetings begun in 2010, were not held in 2013. This was as a result of the wave of anti-government protests in Turkey at the time, which the Turkish government accused Germany, alongside with some other countries, of provoking the demonstrators.
Turkish-German relations soured further in 2014 when after reports in August that the German BND intelligence agency had been spying on Turkey since 1976. Turkey at the time summoned Germany's ambassador in Ankara but took the matter no further. This has led to speculations that Ankara did not cancel the submarine project out of a fear that Bonn may retaliate by revealing damaging information about the Turkish government. This speculation was described as absurd however by the SSM to IHS Jane's .

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

Un sous-marin norvégien va effectuer en 2015 un essai du missile allemand d'autodéfense anti-aérienne IDAS

Un sous-marin norvégien va effectuer en 2015 un essai du missile allemand d'autodéfense anti-aérienne IDAS | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it
Key Points
  • An Ula-class submarine will conduct Norway's first IDAS test launch in 2015
  • A German Navy requirement could pitch IDAS against France's A3SM system

The Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) is preparing to conduct its first test-firing of the IDAS (Interactive Defence and Attack System for Submarines) submarine-launched short-range precision missile system.

The planned firing by one of the RNoN's six Ula-class (Type 210) diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) follows on from similar evolutions conducted by the German Navy submarine force in 2008 and 2011.

The Norwegian test will take place in 2015, according to an officer from Germany's naval headquarters, who also told IHS Jane's that the German Federal Ministry of Defence (MoD) is expected to decide soon whether to initiate an acquisition programme for an IDAS-like missile system.

Patrick H. 's insight:

Présentation du missile IDAS à changement de milieu :

http://defense-update.com/20120214_idas-submarine-launched-surface-to-air-missile-system.html#.VMkfHS46gZw


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

Boeing livre un 21ème P-8A Poseidon à l'US Navy

Boeing livre un 21ème P-8A Poseidon à l'US Navy | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Boeing a livré le 21ème avion de patrouille maritime P-8A Poseidon. L’appareil a quitté le site de l’avionneur américain à Seattle le 8 janvier pour rejoindre la base aéronavale de Jacksonville, en Floride. Il y commencera sa carrière avec d’autres P8-A affectés à l’entrainement des équipages appelés à mettre en œuvre ce nouvel aéronef.

Alors que le Poseidon est officiellement en service depuis novembre 2013, Boeing a livré l’an dernier huit avions, conformément au planning fixé par l’US Navy. Celle-ci compte désormais deux escadrons de P-8A. Après un premier déploiement au Japon l’an dernier, au cours duquel le VP 16 a réalisé 600 sorties et 3500 heures de vol, le VP 5 conduit actuellement un second déploiement au pays du soleil levant, où les appareils opèrent en soutien à la 7ème flotte.

Destiné à remplacer la flotte de P-3C Orion, le programme Poseidon a été lancé en 2004, l’USS Navy ayant pour objectif d’acquérir 117 appareils. Pour l’heure, 53 ont été commandés à Boeing.

Conçu à partir de l’avion de ligne 737-800, le P-8A mesure 38.56 mètres de long pour 38.8 mètres d’envergure, sa masse maximale au décollage étant de 83.5 tonnes. Il peut assurer des missions de lutte antinavire et anti-sous-marine, ainsi que la surveillance et le contrôle de grands espaces maritimes. Armé par un équipage de 9 hommes, le nouveau biréacteur de la marine américaine est conçu pour la mise en oeuvre de missiles Harpoon et SLAM-ER, ainsi que de torpilles Mk50 et Mk54. Il est également prévu pour opérer avec les nouveaux drones aériens MQ-4C Triton.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

Le Japon tente de vendre des avions de patrouille maritime nouvelle génération Kawazaki P-1 au Royaume Uni

Le Japon tente de vendre des avions de patrouille maritime nouvelle génération Kawazaki P-1 au Royaume Uni | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Japan is trying to sell Britain submarine-hunting patrol jets to replace the RAF’s axed Nimrod planes, as the country pushes arms exports for the first time in decades.

Officials proposed a sale of P-1 maritime patrol aircraft last year during a visit to the UK, in a deal that could top £600 million.

Britain scrapped its own Nimrod patrol planes after the 2010 cost-cutting defence review and has since had to rely on allies including France, Canada and America to fill the gap.

The Ministry of Defence admitted last month that it had called on allies to send four planes to search for a suspected Russian submarine off the Scottish coast.

Defence chiefs have said the lack of planes is one of the biggest gaps left by the defence cuts and the Government has said it wants to find a replacement, but a decision is unlikely before the General Election.

Defence sources said buying or renting Boeing P-8 submarine-hunting planes, which are already built and operated by the United States, remained the most likely choices as replacement.

Japanese officials raised the prospect of Britain buying the P-1, made by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, at Farnborough Air Show in July, the Reuters news agency reported.

Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister, has eased curbs on military exports and his Defence Ministry has been looking to tap foreign markets, including potential deals to sell subs to Australia and seaplanes to India. Mr Abe hopes that rejuvenating the country’s defence sector could in turn strengthen its military as it faces a new arms race with China.

Even if Britain doesn't buy, the P-1 could benefit from being treated as a genuine contender, Japan hopes.

"If the UK gives it serious consideration, then the P-1 will garner attention internationally," one Japanese source said.

The MoD said it was still able to provide maritime surveillance with a combination of ships, submarines and aircraft, while working with allies.

A spokeswoman said: “We will continue to assess future requirements ahead of a decision in the next Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2015.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

Les livraisons des NH90 néerlandais ont repris

Les livraisons des NH90 néerlandais ont repris | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Le ministère néerlandais de la Défense avait stoppé les livraisons d’hélicoptères NH90. D’après la ministre néerlandaise de la Défense, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, son pays a accepté de reprendre les livraisons des hélicoptères NH90 que l’armée néerlandaises doit percevoir. Un accord passé avec le fabricant, Airbus Helicopters, a permis de régler un problème lié à une corrosion accélérée de l’appareil.

Au mois de juin 2014, les livraisons avaient été suspendues. Une corrosion anormale avait alors été observée par les équipages néerlandais évoluant sur NH90. Finalement, un accord trouvé avec le constructeur a permis que ce dernier finance les réparations nécessaires pour effacer cette corrosion.

Au total, 20 hélicoptères NH90 avaient été commandés par les Pays-Bas dont 12 destinés à équiper la marine néerlandaise. Sept hélicoptères NH90 doivent encore été livrés au ministère néerlandais de la Défense. Deux d’entre eux seront livrés avant la fin du mois de décembre.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

L'hélicoptère multirôle Sikorsky SH-70 Seahawk choisi par la Marine indienne...mais il restait le seul en lice depuis l'élimination du NH-90

L'hélicoptère multirôle Sikorsky SH-70 Seahawk choisi par la Marine indienne...mais il restait le seul en lice depuis l'élimination du NH-90 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

New Delhi, December 5
The Indian Navy has finally selected the US Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk for its shipboard multi-role helicopter (MRH) requirement. Sixteen helicopters will initially be bought for $1 billion.

Sikorsky’s tender was opened December 4 on the Navy Day, soon after the Navy Chief, Admiral Robin Dhowan, said that the government was fast-tracking various programmes for the modernisation of the armed forces, and that some of the Naval projects would be cleared “very soon.” Indeed so, the opening of the commercial bid at the Ministry of  Defence (MoD), where the files have been held up for one reason or another for three years, was a Navy Day gift to the force.

Admiral Dhowan, who hosted a big Navy Day reception, did not say anything on the ceremonial occasion but was visibly in smiles and high spirits. Only a day before, on December 3, he had told this writer that it was “comforting” to the navy brass to know that long-pending requirements were now being procedurally cleared on fast-track.

In an interview with India Strategic (www.indiastrategic.in) before the Navy Day, the admiral indicated that the Navy would likely exercise the option to buy the stipulated 16 helicopters along with an option for another eight. “To address critical shortages, the Indian Navy is progressing a case for acquisition of 16 MRH and I expect the commercial bids to be opened shortly. This project may be expanded through an option clause to buy additional eight helicopters to meet any additional immediate requirements.” 

The Navy is also buying 16 more Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) helicopters from state-run HAL, he disclosed.

The Sikorsky deal is estimated at around $1 billion-plus.

Patrick H. 's insight:

Le NH-90 ayant été éliminé il y a un mois, il n'y avait plus aucune surprise sur ce choix :

http://sco.lt/8QpNh3


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

Nouvelles capacités et nouveau client pour le système d'alerte et de protection multi-luttes MASS de Rheinmetall

Nouvelles capacités et nouveau client pour le système d'alerte et de protection multi-luttes MASS de Rheinmetall | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Rheinmetall continues to expand its range of ship protection products. The Düsseldorf-based system supplier has added to the capabilities of its tried-and-tested Multi Ammunition Softkill System, or MASS. Since space and weight always present a limiting factor on any platform, Rheinmetall has integrated an anti-torpedo capability into MASS. The current concept offers the possibility of launching up to four anti-torpedo decoys from a single MASS launcher. Existing launchers can be easily equipped with the new anti-torpedo upgrade kit without modification.

At Euronaval 2014 Rheinmetall was displaying the MASS system equipped with anti-torpedo technology from French defence contractor DCNS. Basically speaking, though, any anti-torpedo system can be integrated into the upgrade kit.
Rheinmetall also continues to offer the Multi Ammunition Softkill System variant MASS_ISS (ISS stands for “Integrated Sensor Suite”). It features integrated radar ESM systems and laser warning systems. Threat analysis conducted by Rheinmetall and a number of its customers shows that the threat to seagoing vessels in littoral waters from small weapons such as guided missiles (i.e. asymmetric threats) is basically undetectable using current shipboard sensor systems. In order to bridge this capability gap, Rheinmetall is cooperating with the Israeli company Elta to integrate its NavGuard technology into MASS.
NavGuard is a radar-based projectile warning system capable of detecting even small incoming threats.MASS has already undergone successful live-fire testing in combination with NavGuard.

n the meantime another nation has joined the growing list of MASS users. New Zealand has decided to equip two of its MEKO-class frigates (jointly procured with Australia) with MASS. The contract, issued by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence under an ANZAC modernization programme, is worth €4.2 million. In this project, Rheinmetall is acting as subcontractor to Lockheed Martin Canada Ltd.(LMC). LMC has contracted with Rheinmetall Waffe Munition (RMW) to supply two MASS systems in twin-launcher configuration (MASS_2L), including a long-range capability, plus two naval laser warning systems (NLWS).
The fact that MASS is being integrated together with NLWS technology is a reminder of the ever-growing asymmetric threats which navies around the world haveto contend with today in modern combat operations. The MASS systems are being manufactured at Rheinmetall’s Buck Fronau plant in Bavaria.

Rheinmetall is procuring the naval laser warning systems from SAAB Grintek Defence Pty.of South Africa. The subsystems produced in South Africa will be supplied to LMC together with the MASS systems for integration into the ships.

Moreover, New Zealand is not just another MASS user nation, but –following in Canada’s wake –also constitutes another “Five Eyes” customer.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

La Marine indienne va commander 4 avions de patrouille maritime Boeing P-8I supplémentaires après sa 1ère livraison de 8

La Marine indienne va commander 4 avions de patrouille maritime Boeing P-8I supplémentaires après sa 1ère livraison de 8 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy is likely to order four more P-81 long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft from American firm Boeing which delivered the sixth plane today as part of an eight-aircraft contract worth over Rs 12,000 crore.
The sixth aircraft landed at INS Rajali in Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu at about 4 PM today.
The eight-aircraft deal was signed in 2009 and as per the agreement, three each were to be delivered in 2013 and 2014 and two in 2015.
"The delivery schedule has been on time," a navy source said, adding that the force might go in for the option clause in the contract under which it can order four more.
The P-8I, based on the Boeing next-generation 737 commercial airplane, is a variant of the P-8A Poseidon that the US Navy uses.
India was Boeing's first international customer for this aircraft.
The aircraft features open system architecture, advanced sensors and display technologies.
It is equipped with foreign and indigenous sensors for maritime reconnaissance, anti-submarine operations and electronic intelligence missions.
It is integrated with latest sensors and anti-surface and anti-submarine weapons.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

Lockheed Martin livre le 200ème exemplaire de l'hélicoptère naval embarqué multimissions MH-60R à l'US Navy

Lockheed Martin livre le 200ème exemplaire de l'hélicoptère naval embarqué multimissions MH-60R à l'US Navy | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

OWEGO, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2014 – The U.S. Navy received its 200th submarine-hunting MH-60R “Romeo” helicopter from Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] following a patch signing with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven-Two (HSM-72). The cornerstone of the U.S. Navy’s anti-surface and anti-submarine operations, MH-60R helicopters have flown more than 250,000 hours in operation with the Fleet, providing increased surveillance and situational awareness.

Manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp and provided with advanced mission systems and sensors by Lockheed Martin, the MH-60R employs a modular design, which refers to the ability to modify weapon systems to match specific mission requirements. The modularity gives this single platform the agility to provide greater surveillance and flexibility to the Fleet, tailored for the mission. Aboard the MH-60R, sensor data is integrated into actionable information for the three-member crew. The mission systems compile data from onboard and offboard sensors to create an integrated picture that enhances decision-making.

Secondary missions include search and rescue, vertical replenishment, naval surface fire support, logistics support, personnel transport, medical evacuation, and very high frequency, ultra high frequency link communication relay.

The U.S. Navy is projected to acquire 291 MH-60R helicopters. The Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky team has also delivered five of 24 aircraft to the Royal Australian Navy and began production for the Royal Danish Navy, which will acquire nine aircraft.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

Le Seahawk S-70B de Sikorsky va-t-il remporter le contrat d'hélicoptères pour l'Inde dont le NH-90 est écarté

Le Seahawk S-70B de Sikorsky va-t-il remporter le contrat d'hélicoptères pour l'Inde dont le NH-90 est écarté | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

DELHI: The infamous VVIP helicopter scandal has claimed another victim. The defence ministry has ejected the European NH-90 chopper, linked to Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica, out of the race to supply 16 multirole helicopters to the Navy.
The commercial bid of the other contender in fray, American Sikorsky-70B choppers, will now be opened this month after a long delay. "Both NH-90 and Sikorsky-70B choppers had cleared the technical trials held a couple of years ago," said a MoD source.
"But their commercial bids were not opened due to various controversies. Now, the Sikorsky bid will undergo evaluation and final price negotiations will follow. The defence procurement policy permits single-vendor situation if the bids were earlier submitted in a competitive manner," he added.
The long-pending acquisition of the 16 helicopters is critical for the Navy since it is fast running out of choppers that can detect, track and kill enemy submarines at a time when the Chinese navy has stepped up its forays in the Indian Ocean region.

The Navy is also keen to kick-start a much bigger project for manufacturing 124 multi-role helicopters, armed with anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and early-warning capabilities as well as customized for amphibious commando operations, in an indigenous project worth around $3 billion.

The procurement process for the 16 new helicopters, which was initiated several years ago, had been kept on hold since the CBI began investigating the now-scrapped 556 million euro contract for the 12 VVIP AW-101 helicopters of AgustaWestland, the UK-based subsidiary of Finmeccanica.
With the Modi government implementing "a partial ban" on Finmeccanica, under which ongoing contracts will continue but there will be no fresh deals, the European NH-90 chopper has now been eliminated from the naval chopper procurement case.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

Les nouveaux patrouilleurs hauturiers irlandais vont mettre en oeuvre des drones aériens et des mini sous-marins téléopérés

Les nouveaux patrouilleurs hauturiers irlandais vont mettre en oeuvre des drones aériens et des mini sous-marins téléopérés | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The Naval Service will more than halve the age of its eight-vessel fleet when the third ship in a €162m order is delivered by 2016.

The news came as the Navy's second new vessel, LE James Joyce, is now concluding sea trials and will be delivered within weeks for commissioning in May.

A sister ship to the LE Samuel Beckett which was delivered last year, LE James Joyce was built at Babcock Marine's shipyard in north Devon.

A third vessel, the order for which was confirmed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, is now under construction and is scheduled for a late 2016 delivery.

The delivery of the as-yet-unnamed third offshore patrol vessel will dramatically reduce the age profile of the navy's Haulbowline-based fleet.

Literary

The vessel, like its sister ships, is expected to be named after an Irish literary figure.

The third new vessel will see five of the navy's main patrol vessels having entered the fleet since 1999.

At a cost of €54m each, the new vessels are the most hi-tech ever operated by the Naval Service and are capable of handling advanced technology such as drones and robotic submarines.

The LE Samuel Beckett replaced the 35-year-old LE Emer which was sold at auction in October 2013 to an African consortium.

The LE James Joyce will replace the LE Aoife (1979) which was decommissioned last January and has now been donated to the Maltese navy.

Each of the new ships are developments of the original design chosen for the LE Roisin/LE Niamh in 1997.

Naval Service officials confirmed that the new ships will dramatically increase the technological capacity of the Navy both in terms of surveillance and incident response times.

The ability to operate drones, which are already used by the Defence Forces, will also dramatically increase the navy's patrol and surveillance capabilities.

Each ship can similarly operate remotely controlled mini- submarines.

The new vessels are 12m bigger at 90m in overall length than the old LE Roisin/Niamh design. With a top speed of 23 knots, the new ships will also be over 30pc faster than the ageing vessels they replace.

The Government has insisted the deal represented exceptional value for money with shipyards offering cut-price contracts as they battle for orders.

obsolete

Defence minister Simon Coveney warned that Ireland cannot afford to revert to the "bad old days" of the 1940s and '50s when the Naval Service was totally reliant on a fleet of ageing and obsolete former Royal Navy corvettes. It is expected that the third new ship will replace LE Aisling (1980), which will have seen 36 years of service.

When all three are commissioned, the oldest ship in service will then be the LE Eithne (1984).

LE Eithne will also be the only remaining vessel in the fleet which was built in Ireland.

The three craft are the first new ships commissioned for the Naval Service since the LE Roisin (1999) and LE Niamh (2001) which displace 1,500 tonnes.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

Présentation du nouveau radar de surveillance aéroporté AESA Thales SEARCHMASTER au salon IDEX 2015

Il équipera l’avion de patrouille maritime français Atlantique 2 dans le cadre de sa rénovation, tout en étant proposé à l’export. Thales a dévoilé son nouveau radar aéroporté multirôle, le Searchmaster. Prévu pour équiper des avions de surveillance du sol et de patrouille maritime, des hélicoptères mais aussi des drones de type MALE, puisque son poids est inférieur à 80 kg, ce radar s’appuie sur la technologie des antennes actives. Thales a, bien entendu, profité des récents développements réalisés en la matière pour le radar RBE2 AESA, qui équipe le Rafale depuis 2012. Par rapport à un radar classique, l’antenne active apporte des avantages significatifs. En plus de sa portée, de l’ordre de 200 nautiques, le radar présente un temps de rafraîchissement très bref et réalise des fauchées, offrant une vue complète depuis l’aplomb de l’aéronef jusqu’à la limite de la portée du radar. A l’instar de ce qui se pratique avec les sonars à ouverture synthétique, comme le DUBM-44 (T-SAS) de Thales, le Searchmaster, également à ouverture synthétique (SAR), pourra produire une véritable imagerie radar, avec un niveau de résolution extrêmement élevé.  Un atout considérable, notamment pour la détection à grande distance (plusieurs dizaines de kilomètres) de mouvements au sol, provenant par exemple de véhicules ou d’individus. Une fonction GMTI (Ground Moving Target Indicator) qui permet de facto de réaliser aussi une désignation d’objectifs au sol. C’est d’ailleurs l’un des grands besoins exprimés par l’Etat-major des armées françaises, l’Atlantique 2 jouant désormais un rôle important dans ce domaine. En plus de leur emploi maritime, les appareils de la marine sont de plus en plus sollicités sur les théâtres d’opérations terrestres afin d’effectuer des missions de renseignement, de reconnaissance et de repérage de cibles, au profit notamment des avions de combat. On a ainsi vu les ATL 2 intervenir en Libye (2011), au Mali (2012) ou encore en Irak cette année.

Patrick H. 's insight:

En savoir plus sur le SEARCHMASTER :

http://www.meretmarine.com/fr/content/searchmaster-le-nouveau-radar-de-surveillance-aeroporte-de-thales


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

IAI présente au salon Aero India un nouvel avion de patrouille maritime basé sur le jet d'affaires Bombardier Global 5000

IAI présente au salon Aero India un nouvel avion de patrouille maritime basé sur le jet d'affaires Bombardier Global 5000 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) introduces the new generation ELI-3360 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) based on a modified Bombardier Global 5000 business-jetplatform. Designed by IAI's ELTA Group to provide maritime domain situational awareness and maritime superiority, the new MPA provides the most sophisticated surveillance, reconnaissance and armament systems to be installed on a business-jet to date.

The system incorporates the advanced ELTA ELM-2022 Maritime Patrol Radar, an electro-optical sensor, the ELL-8385 ESM/ELINT system, and a comprehensive communications suite comprising radios, broadband SATCOM and data-links as well as advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) and self-protection Suite.
The integrated multi-mission Command & Control Suite includes multi-purpose operator workstations and a weapon and stores management system which controls the under-wing weapons that may include torpedoes and anti-ship missiles for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW) as well as dispensable Search & Rescue (SAR) stores.

The new generation ELI-3360 joins IAI's series of Special Mission Aircraft (SMA), and is based on IAI's 30 years of experiencein supplying advanced maritime domain sensors and integrated systems to leading customers worldwide. IAI's line of business-jet SMA includes the operationally proven Gulfstream G550 Conformal Airborne Early Warning (CAEW), and the G-V Signal Intelligence Aircraft (SEMA) - the world's first business-jet based mission aircraft.
Since IAI's pioneering conception of business-jet SMA, the SMA market has moved steadily over the past decade towards cost-effective business jets. High endurance, speed, range and multi-mission versatility of such SMAs is unmatched by large commercial transport aircraft or turbo-props.


Patrick H. 's insight:

Lire aussi :

http://defense-update.com/20150209_elta_g5000_mpa.html


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

Une maquette grandeur nature de porte-avions implantée en Chine centrale pour effectuer des essais de radar et de télécommunications

Une maquette grandeur nature de porte-avions implantée en Chine centrale pour effectuer des essais de radar et de télécommunications | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Satellite photo of Chinese aircraft carrier taken by Google Map in central China. (Internet photo)

Chang Ching, a researcher from the Society for Strategic Studies, an Republic of China think tank, said the full scale model of an aircraft carrier found in Central China may be used by the People's Liberation Army to test its future communication and radar systems, reports our sister newspaper, Want Daily on Jan. 30.

Chang said that the model of the aircraft carrier and Type 055 destroyers were both designed by the 701st Research Institute of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation located in Hubei province's Wuhan. They are more likely to serve educational purposes, more for research as opposed to military training facilities. He added that the flight deck of the model carrier is too weak for a carried-based fighter like the J-15 to conduct take-off and landing tests.

If the model carrier and destroyer are training facilities, there must be a permanent naval air base close to them. Chang said, however, that the satellite image indicates that there is no airfield around the model ships. The models are unlikely to be used to test the electronic warfare capability of the PLA Navy as well. The researcher added that the most suitable location for the PLA to conduct such tests would be in the desert region of Northwestern China.

Since the two model ships are located too close to the city of Wuhan, Chang said that it is probably inappropriate to say their purpose is for that of electronic warfare exercises. There are simply too many buildings surrounding the site.

He went on to say that there are also many amusement parks in Tianjin and Shenzhen, created inside of old converted Soviet-era aircraft carriers. That is the main reason why there are many satellite photos of carriers taken in China.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

L'Airbus A321LR base du futur avion de patrouille maritime européen ?-TTU

L'Airbus A321LR base du futur avion de patrouille maritime européen ?-TTU | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

A l’occasion de la cérémonie des vœux à la presse, tenue à Toulouse le 13 janvier, Fabrice Brégier, le PDG d’Airbus, a annoncé le lancement imminent d’une version “long range” du biréacteur de ligne A321.

Prévu pour une entrée en service fin 2018 et baptisé A321LR, cet avion biréacteur sera développé à partir de la cellule de l’A321neo et aura un rayon d’action de type transatlantique, supérieur de 100 milles nautiques à celui du Boeing 757-200W utilisé sur ce segment commercial. «De quoi ne pas obliger les passagers à finir le trajet à la nage…» s’est plu à glisser, avec une pointe d’humour, le PDG d’Airbus. L’avion aura un rayon d’action pratique de 3 900 nautiques, ses trois réservoirs supplémentaires bonifiant de 400 à 500 nautiques les performances de l’A321neo standard.

Avec l’A321LR, Airbus sera surtout à même, dans un second temps, de concevoir un successeur crédible et d’un coût raisonnable aux patrouilleurs spécialisés Atlantic et Orion, à moteurs à hélice et déjà fort âgés, des flottes de l’Otan. A l’heure actuelle, il n’existe sur ce créneau que le P-8 Poseidon de Boeing, réalisé sur une base de 737-800 avec les ailes allongées du 737-900 (un avion commandé, pour l’instant, à 130 exemplaires pour remplacer les P-3 Orion de l’US Navy et les Il-18 “May” de l’Indian Navy). Quant au nouveau quadriréacteur Kawasaki P-1 nippon, il n’est pas exportable en raison de son prix.

Dans la droite ligne de feu les A320MPA et A319MPA, étudiés en détails par la branche allemande d’Airbus, il y a dix ans, pour la marine allemande, l’A321LR devrait se révéler la base la plus judicieuse pour un patrouilleur maritime européen du futur. Car les Airbus CN235 et 295, voire les ATR militarisés, sont dépourvus de toutes capacités océaniques et ne disposent que d’une capacité d’emport en armement limitée.

Pour valoriser le futur “A321MPA”, tout existe déjà en Europe afin de réaliser un patrouilleur “ITAR free” susceptible d’intéresser plusieurs pays. L’occasion est belle et Airbus devrait pouvoir la saisir, appuyé par les équipementiers et motoristes européens.

Patrick H. 's insight:

Lire aussi l'article de "Navy Recognition" sur le même sujet :

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/year-2015-news/january-2015-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/2364-airbus-a321neo-lr-could-be-a-perfect-platform-for-a-future-european-maritime-patrol-aircraft.html


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

Lancement réussi en orbite du 3ème satellite de télécommunications MUOS (sur 5 prévus) au profit de l'US Navy

Lancement réussi en orbite du 3ème satellite de télécommunications MUOS (sur 5 prévus) au profit de l'US Navy | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

A Navy next generation communication satellite successfully rode an Atlas V rocket into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. on Tuesday, according to the service.

The Lockheed Martin Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite is the third of a planned constellation of five that promises to bring high-speed voice and data communications to the U.S. military.

“MUOS-3 launched at 8:04 p.m. EST aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and will transition over the next nine days to reach its geosynchronous orbit location 22,000 miles above the Earth,” read a press release from Lockheed Martin.
“The solar arrays and antennas will then be deployed, and on-orbit testing will start for subsequent turn-over to the Navy for test and commissioning to service.”

The $7.3 billion MUOS will replace the 1990s era Ultra High Frequency Follow-On (UFO) radios.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

Les frégates classe Shivalik indiennes dotées d'un équipement COMINT nouvelle génération de l'industriel israélien IAI

Les frégates classe Shivalik indiennes dotées d'un équipement COMINT nouvelle génération de l'industriel israélien IAI | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Analysis of the Indian Navy's new Project 17 Shivalik-class frigates has revealed that the vessels are fitted with a new-generation very high frequency / ultra high frequency (VHF/UHF) communications intelligence/direction finding (COMINT/DF) system supplied by Israel Aerospace Industries' Elta subsidiary.

Built by Mazagon Dock Ltd in Mumbai, INS Shivalik , INS Satpura , and INS Sahyadri were commissioned into the Indian Navy between April 2010 and July 2012. The ships mix weapon and sensor systems acquired from European, Israeli, Russian, and indigenous sources.

A distinctive feature of the Project 17 design is a pole mast, mounted on a platform extending just forward of the EL/M-2038 surveillance radar aft, with a distinctive COMINT/DF antenna.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

La Marine péruvienne rachète 5 hélicoptères d'occasion Seasprite à la Nouvelle-Zélande

La Marine péruvienne rachète 5 hélicoptères d'occasion Seasprite à la Nouvelle-Zélande | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Five Royal New Zealand Navy Seasprite helicopters have been sold to Peru, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

"Our recent purchase of eight new, more sophisticated Seasprite helicopters meant the older model Seasprites were available for sale and a deal has been struck with the Peruvian Government for them to buy them for their Navy," Mr Brownlee says.

As well as the helicopters, Peru is buying spares and the Maverick missiles which are used with the helicopters.

New Zealand has worked closely with a number of parties to make the sale happen, including a Canadian Government entity, the Canadian Commercial Corporation, which is acting as agent for the Peruvian Government, and the United States Government, which has had to approve the export from New Zealand of the American manufactured helicopters and missiles.

Mr Brownlee says a good price of $30 million has been achieved for the helicopters. After the deduction of some costs, the remainder will return to the Defence Capital Plan.

The first of the five Seasprites is scheduled to be shipped from New Zealand after three of the new replacement helicopters arrive in January. Subsequent shipments have been timed to ensure the Navy is able to introduce the new helicopters into service before all the current Seasprite helicopters leave New Zealand.

The five Seasprites have been used on the two frigates, TE KAHA and TE MANA, and the multi-role ship CANTERBURY.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

La Russie semble avoir (enfin) lancé le processus de modernisation de sa flotte d'hélicoptères ASM Ka-27 Helix

La Russie semble avoir (enfin) lancé le processus de modernisation de sa flotte d'hélicoptères ASM Ka-27 Helix | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Until the end, four anti-submarine helicopters Ka-27 aircraft of the Northern Fleet will go to modernization. This is evidenced by the materials posted on the portal of public procurement.

From the documents that "Kumertausskoe Aviation Production Enterprise" (last factory cooperation Kamov design bureau, now - in the corporation "Russian Helicopters") ordered transportation services during December 2014 four Ka-27 from Severomorsk Kumertau.

Earlier it was reported that the modernization of helicopters Ka-27 version of the Ka-27M will begin this year. State tests in the form of a helicopter Ka-27M were successfully completed in the summer of 2013.

During the upgrade to version Ka-27M helicopters changing complex avionics and avionics. In particular, the helicopter receives radar command and tactical system (RKTS) production of "Fazotron-NIIR", which are integrated onboard radar type FHA («Lance-A"), as well as radiogidroakusticheskaya subsystem, a magnetometer, electronic intelligence equipment and other components.

Ka-27 (Ka-27PL) - the main ship ASW helicopter of the Russian Navy aviation. Adopted in April 1981. Maximum take-off weight of 12 tons. The helicopter was equipped with the lowering sonar, radar system with sonobuoys and magnetic. As weapons carried anti-submarine torpedoes or depth charges.

Patrick H. 's insight:

Cette modernisation était attendue depuis plus de 10 ans. Voir un historique de cet appareil entré en service pour l'ex-URSS en 1981 :

http://www.aviationsmilitaires.net/v2/base/view/Model/673.html


Les essais du prototype de la version modernisée Ka-27M avaient eu lieu en 2012-2013 :

http://french.ruvr.ru/2013_07_21/Premiere-etape-d-essais-de-l-hecliocptere-modernise-Ka-27-7409/

http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsrussian-navy-begins-flight-trials-of-modified-kamov-ka-27m-helicopter


Le Ka-27M serait doté d'un nouveau radar AESA nommé FH-A :

http://news2.ru/story/386482/


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

Sagem négocie avec la Marine vénézuelienne pour l'installation de systèmes de navigation inertielle sur les sous-marins 209

Sagem négocie avec la Marine vénézuelienne pour l'installation de systèmes de navigation inertielle sur les sous-marins 209 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

AB Sábalo (S31)


Sagem (part of the Safran group) is currently negotiating with the Venezuelan Navy (Armada Bolivariana de Venezuela) and the country's state-owned shipbuilder DIANCA (Diques y Astilleros Nacionales Compañía Anónima) over the installation of Sagem's Sigma 40XP inertial navigation system on Venezuela's two Type 209/1300 diesel-electric submarines (SSKs), AB Sábalo (S31) and AB Caribe (S32).

IHS Jane's understands that a contract could be signed before the end of 2014.

Produced at the company's Montluçon plant, the Sigma 40XP system develops and transmits heading, roll, and pitch; latitude, longitude, and depth; and horizontal and vertical linear velocities.

The Sigma 40XP system can be found already onboard the submarines of a number of navies, including Australia, Chile, Ecuador, France, India, Norway, South Korea, and Vietnam.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

La Flotte du Pacifique russe recevra en 2015 un 1er avion de patrouille maritime IL-38 N modernisé

La Flotte du Pacifique russe recevra en 2015 un 1er avion de patrouille maritime IL-38 N modernisé | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The first modernized anti-IL-38N Pacific Fleet (PF) will receive in 2015, according to TASS referring to the press service chief of the Pacific Fleet Captain First Rank Roman Martov.

"Next year, the Pacific Fleet ASW aircraft waits for upgraded IL-38N, which will be the first sign of re naval aviation in the Pacific," - he said.

Upgraded anti-IL-38N development of JSC "Aviation Complex named after SV Ilyushin "(JSC" IL ") differs from the basic model of the new search and targeting system" Novella-P-38 ", which significantly expanded the scope of tasks solved by plane and its combat capabilities.

The first such aircraft of "IL" Narrated by the Russian Navy in July of this year. Total contract provides serial modernization of five aircraft I-38 to the level of IL-38N.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Patrick H.
Scoop.it!

La Chine présente au salon Airshow China un nouveau missile de croisière pour sous-marins (CM-708UNA)

La Chine présente au salon Airshow China un nouveau missile de croisière pour sous-marins (CM-708UNA) | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

A cruise missile designed to be launched from attack submarines was unveiled today at Airshow China. The new missile, designated CM-708UNA, was developed by Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC). Company sources confirmed the missile has entered production.

The CM-708UNA is launched by torpedo tube and is therefore adaptable to conventional submarines (not equipped with vertical launchers). The missile employs an inertial navigation and satellite navigation for mid-course guidance, using a radar seeker for terminal homing. The missile is powered by a rocket boosted turbojet engine carrying the missile to a range of 128 km.

Chinese submarines are already equipped with Ying Ji (C-801) submarine launched anti-ship missiles, which have also been exported to Pakistan. These missiles have a range of up to 42 km.

more...
No comment yet.