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Título: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 03, 2004, 06:27:17 pm
"La Opinion"

"INDUSTRIA NAVAL
La orden de ejecución de los S-80 acaba con la incertidumbre en Izar

El programa sitúa al centro de Cartagena como el que más trabajo tiene del grupo para los próximos años

No todo son malas noticias para los astilleros del grupo naval Izar. El grupo de construcción naval y la Armada española ya han firmado la esperada orden de ejecución de los cuatro nuevos submarinos de la serie 80, que se fabricarán en la factoría naval de Cartagena, según confirmaron ayer fuentes oficiales de la compañía.
Este era el único trámite que quedaba por llevar a cabo para la puesta en marcha del proyecto. Además, la firma de este contrato acaba con las especulaciones que surgieron sobre una posible interrupción de este programa tras la victoria del PSOE en las elecciones generales y el cambio de signo en el Gobierno.
La Armada lleva más de un lustro anunciando la renovación de la flotilla de submarinos, que con esta orden de ejecución se convierte en una realidad.
La construcción de la serie 80 sitúa además al astillero de Cartagena como el centro del grupo naval con más carga de trabajo asegurada para los próximos años. Y es que el astillero de la ciudad estará ocupado con este proyecto al menos hasta el año 2015.
La inversión que realizarán en el programa los ministerios de Defensa y de Hacienda conjuntamente supera los mil millones de euros y dará mucho trabajo a las compañías auxiliares que colaboran con la factoría naval cartagenera.
El astillero naval de Cartagena se encuentra además en plena fase de construcción del segundo de los dos submarinos de la clase 'Scorpene' que está fabricando para la Armada de Chile, junto con la compañía francesa DCN, con la que también está construyendo otros dos sumergibles de este modelo para la Marina de Malasia.
El primero de los nuevos sumergibles para la Armada española no se botará hasta después del año 2011, ya que la construcción de este tipo de buque dura en torno a los ocho años. Por otra parte, la Armada ha comenzado a dar de baja los cuatro submarinos de la serie 60 y estará varios años únicamente con los cuatro de la serie 70 hasta que pueda disponer de los nuevos.
La ventaja de los S-80 es que se trata del primer programa de construcción de submarinos exclusivamente español y utiliza un nuevo sistema de propulsión independiente del aire, por lo que Izar confía en poder exportarlo a otros países. "
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 03, 2004, 06:31:34 pm
"La Voz de Galicia"

"Izar Ferrol botará a principios de junio la primera fragata para Noruega

La planta aprovechará el bautismo de mar de la F-311 para colocar la quilla del segundo barco

La Armada nórdica ha propuesto a la ministra de Defensa del país que amadrine el buque

La primera fragata para la Armada noruega recibirá su bautismo de mar a comienzos de junio, según las previsiones que manejan los responsables de Izar Ferrol, astillero adjudicatario de su construcción. La empresa pública carece en estos momentos de confirmación oficial sobre quién amadrinará la fragata. Inicialmente se había barajado la posibilidad de que algún representante de la Casa Real nórdica asumiese este papel, pero finalmente se ha descartado debido a los problemas de salud del rey Harald.

La Armada nórdica ha propuesto a la ministra de Defensa, Kristin Krohn, que sea la madrina de la primera unidad de la serie, que llevará el nombre de Fridtjof Nansen , aunque todavía no ha contestado a esta invitación.

 

El buque será botado con un grado de avance de entre un 70 y un 80%, es decir, prácticamente terminado, ya que el sistema de fabricación empleado por el astillero ferrolano -denominado sistema de construcción integrada- permite este tipo de hitos. El buque se va construyendo por módulos en los talleres -con la consiguiente comodidad para los operarios, que no tienen que hacer frente a las inclemencias meteorológicas que imponía el trabajo al aire libre- e incorporando todo tipo de canalizaciones y sistemas pertenecientes a cada habitáculo. Después, se van montando en la grada, como si de un puzzle se tratara, con lo que se consigue un ahorro significativo de plazos y costes, casi un 25% menor que los sistemas convencionales.

Al igual que ya hizo con el programa de las fragatas F-100 -también en desarrollo en el astillero ferrolano-, la empresa aprovechará la ceremonia de botadura de la primera F-310 para poner la quilla de la segunda unidad de la serie. En la construcción de los buques participa también un astillero nórdico, que se encarga de fabricar módulos en Bergen, que posteriormente traslada -vía marítima- a Izar Ferrol. Está previsto que las dos últimas unidades sean botadas en Noruega. "
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 03, 2004, 07:25:32 pm
11 MARINHEIROS ABANDONAM UM SUBMARINO NUCLEAR POR POSSIVEIS DEFEITOS.

"Las autoridades militares del Reino Unido han permitido que once marineros abandonen el submarino nuclear "HMS Trafalgar", ya que tenían “reservas sobre su seguridad”, según un portavoz del Ministerio de Defensa. Un informe ha detectado hasta 270 posibles defectos en la nave, también en el reactor nuclear.
El submarino iba a comenzar sus primeras pruebas en el mar tras ser recientemente reparado como consecuencia de un accidente ocurrido hace dos años en la costa escocesa mientras realizaba una maniobra militar. Los marineros tenían dudas sobre 270 posibles fallos del aparato, pero el Ministerio de Defensa afirma haber demostrado que muchas de esas dudas no estaban fundadas. Sin embargo, la semana pasada el comandante Mark Williams autorizó el relevo de los once marineros tras expresar su temor sobre la seguridad del aparato y después de que tres militares fuesen tratados por escapes de gas durante un entrenamiento el suroeste de Inglaterra."

Uma situação complicada ainda mais uma potência como a Inglaterra, parece que estão com alguns problemas económicos que se reflecte na manutenção dos meios operacionais.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 03, 2004, 07:28:30 pm
FABRICANTES NAVALES DE EUROPA Y EEUU SE INTERESAN POR EL SUBMARINO “S-80” ESPANHOL.

"La construcción de cuatro submarinos S-80 anunciada por el Ministerio de Defensa el pasado mes de septiembre, cuya fabricación liderarán los astilleros españoles Izar, ha despertado ya el interés de varios fabricantes navales europeos y estadounidenses. Por un lado, los grandes astilleros militares franceses, la DCN, y los alemanes –HDW-, quieren participar en el programa. Por otro lado, la industria naval militar de Estados Unidos ha mostrado su interés por el submarino español. Tal es el caso de Lockheed Martin y Raytheon. La tercera alternativa sería la fabricación de un submarino cien por cien español, en el que Izar se aseguraría el diseño y construcción, y la industria nacional, el protagonismo industrial. Según algunos expertos del sector, el lanzamiento de este submarino podría ser la oportunidad para poner en marcha el consorcio naval europeo."
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Enviado por: papatango em Maio 03, 2004, 09:11:55 pm
Citar
los grandes astilleros militares franceses, la DCN, y los alemanes –HDW-, quieren participar en el programa
:censurado:
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 03, 2004, 11:55:59 pm
Futuro navio da Marinha dinamarquesa.


THE FLEXIBLE SUPPORT SHIP


Two units of this 6.000 tonnes ship are under construction at Odense Steelship Yard for delivery to the Royal Danish Navy in 2004.

The ships will have a role-on/roll-off (RO/RO) capacity of 245 lane-metres for vehicles up to main battle tanks. Alternatively the RO/RO capacity can be used for a containerised hospital, containerised modules for a staff of up to 70, containerised accommodation for emergency evacuations, or for up to 400 mines in modular rails.

The ships will also have facilities for carrying two high-speed insertion craft.

Full helicopter facilities are dimensioned for two medium-size helicopters. Denmark has chosen the EH-101.

A Mk 45 Mod 4 127mm/54 gun will be permanently installed in the fo’c’s’le. Amidships there will be five STANDARD FLEX container positions, primarily intended for anti-air and anti-ship missiles.
A diesel propulsion plant of two MTU 8000 will provide a maximum speed of 23 knots.

A patrol ship/frigate derivative is being designed for inclusion with the first two ships to be included in the Danish 2005-2009 defence plan. Omitting the RO/RO deck it will be one deck lower, will have more STANDARD FLEX container positions, and will have a propulsion plant providing a speed of about 28 knots.

http://www.navalteam.dk/images/st (http://www.navalteam.dk/images/st)øtte_med_skygge_container1.jpg


http://www.navalteam.dk/supportship.htm (http://www.navalteam.dk/supportship.htm)
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 04, 2004, 12:22:08 am
"En los astilleros Govan en la localidad escocesa de Glasgow, se ha botado el segundo de los cuatro buques auxiliares de desembarco (LSD) de la clase "Bay" con los que se equipara la Royal Navy britanica aunque con tripulacion del Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), el buque se llama "Mounts Bay" , desplaza a plena carga 16000 tn y junto a sus tres hermanos ,los dos (LPD) clase "Albion" y el portahelicopteros de asalto (LPH) "Ocean" formaran el nucleo del grupo de asalto amfibio de la RN.
informacion sobre los buques (LSD) clase "Bay";"

http://frn.beedall.com/alsl.htm (http://frn.beedall.com/alsl.htm)
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 04, 2004, 01:25:30 pm
Futuro porta-aviões da "Marine Nationale" será anglo-françês.

Este porta-aviões de apoio ao Charles de Gaulle será resultado da cooperação franco-britânica, de acordo com a a decisão oficial tomada pelo Governo de Paris.
 Seleccionou-se a proposta da Thalés, associada com a firma británica BAE System, que queria um portaaviones de propulsão convencinal derivado dos dois futuros porta-aviões da Royal Navy.
A construção do novo porta-aviões deverá começar em 2005 e concluir dez anos máis tarde.

 Jefatura del Estado frances : "El presidente Chirac siempre ha manifestado que no puede haber una verdadera Defensa europea sino es con el Reino Unido"

 Blair : " esta decisión es particularmente significativa en este año de celebración del centenario de la Entente Cordiale.Contribuirá a reforzar las capacidades de Defensa europea así como la colaboración franco-británica"
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Enviado por: Rui Elias em Maio 05, 2004, 12:48:36 pm
E nós a vê-los passar enquanto nos vamos entretendo com a longuíssima novela da construção para as calendas de 12 patrulhões que não são capazes de meter medo a uma traineira espanhola.

Há: Já me ia esquecendo da incrível compra de dois (!) submarinos que chegarão em, 2009... :cry:
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Enviado por: emarques em Maio 05, 2004, 01:14:32 pm
Ó Rui, pode ter a certeza que o resto do mundo todo junto vai SEMPRE comprar mais material de guerra do que Portugal. Não adianta estar sempre a bater no ceguinho...
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 08, 2004, 12:39:01 am
Submarino canadiense.

O ultimo dos 4 submarinos da classe Upholder da Royal Navy foi entregue á Marinha do Canadá (classe Victoria) . Depois da empresa BAE Systems ter passado os ultimos 5 anos modernizando os 5 subs (retirados em 1994). Espera-se que estejam plenamente operativos em 2005.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 08, 2004, 03:34:23 pm
Submarinos Nucleares para a Coreia do Sul???

"O Ministro da Defesa e a Marinha da Coreia do Sul estão a considerar o desenvolvimento de novos submarinos nucleares. A Coreia do Sul está a considerar submarinos de cerca de 4000 toneladas para o ano 2012 como medida a fortalecer a sua defesa contra a China e Coreia do Norte. A Marinha criou uma comissão este verão para estudar tal possibilidade. O Ministério já confirmou esta possibilidade apesar de que isso vá em contra da intenção do Governo sul-coreano de declarar a península coreana livre de armas nucleares. Os planos sobre como será a propulsão ainda não estão finalizados."

Parece que a possibilidade da Coreia do Norte ter armas nucleares, poderá fazer com que haja nesta zona do globo uma corrida aos armamentos durante os próximos.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 08, 2004, 06:01:22 pm
Novo sistema de control do missil Tomahawk

A US Navy aprovou o Sistema de Control de Armas do missil Tomahawk Táctico (TTWCS) . O TTWCS está integrado nos sistemas de navegação, lançamento e comunicações do navio. Os barcos usarão o sistema para disparar os misseis Tomahawk Block III e os Advanced Tomahawk Block IV.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 09, 2004, 02:35:07 am
CN-235 para a US Coast Guard

"FAM del Mundo"

"As empresas EADS-Casa e Lockheed Martin assinaram um acordo, o passado 18 de Fevereiro, para a venda de dois aviões de patrulha maritima CN-25-300M, que darão o apoio ao programa Integrated Deepwater System do US Coast Guard. O contrato está avaliado em 87.4M $, incluindo o desenvolvimento, fabricação e provas dos aparelhos, mais uma opção de 4.15M $ para peças de reposto e apoio integrado, A integração final dos componentes será feita nos EUA, onde estes aparelhos realizarão missões de patrulha maritima para a US Coast Guard."
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 09, 2004, 02:47:53 am
Novo caça naval indiano.

 Uma versão naval do Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) indio está a ser desenvolvido para que entre em serviço na Marinha em 2010 (2 protótipos já foram ordenados). Esta variante difere da anterior ao ter a fuselagem reforçada, gancho de aterragem e "aletas" canard para poder operar desde porta-aviões quem bem poderia ser o Almirante Gorshkov comprado recentemente.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 10, 2004, 07:35:11 pm
Submarino sueco modernizado.

Suécia voltou a pôr na água o submarino Sodermanland (tipo A17
entregado em 1989), no passado 8 de Dezembro, depois de um extenso
programa de modernização. As obras foram feitas no estaleiro Kockums,
 de Kalkrona. O sub passará um periodo de provas de 6 meses que
começou em Janeiro de 2004.
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Enviado por: Guilherme em Maio 10, 2004, 07:40:56 pm
Citação de: "Fábio G."
Submarinos Nucleares para a Coreia do Sul???

"O Ministro da Defesa e a Marinha da Coreia do Sul estão a considerar o desenvolvimento de novos submarinos nucleares. A Coreia do Sul está a considerar submarinos de cerca de 4000 toneladas para o ano 2012 como medida a fortalecer a sua defesa contra a China e Coreia do Norte. A Marinha criou uma comissão este verão para estudar tal possibilidade. O Ministério já confirmou esta possibilidade apesar de que isso vá em contra da intenção do Governo sul-coreano de declarar a península coreana livre de armas nucleares. Os planos sobre como será a propulsão ainda não estão finalizados."


Uma ótima oportunidade de cooperação entre o Brasil e a Coréia do Sul.
Já temos o protótipo do reator nuclear do submarino pronto.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 10, 2004, 08:02:09 pm
Novo canhão para as Skjold norueguesas.

"FAS de Mundo"

"A empresa Konsberg Defense Aerospace da Noruega e a Oto Melara de
Itália receberam um contrato da Marinha norueguesa para a aquisição
de um novo sistema de canhão avançado. Os seis Oto Melara de 76/62mm
Super Rapid serão instalados nas patrulhas classe Skjold.
Os primeiros sistemas desta arma serão recebidos em 2005."
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 11, 2004, 12:28:42 am
Descubiertas para Uruguay

A Marinha uruguaia está a estudar desde 2003 com a Marinha espanhola
a substituição das fragatas classe Commandant Riviére por pelo menos
2 corvetas "Descubiertas". Para juntar ao petroleiro ROU Presidente
Rivera e substituir o ROU Presidente (1962) estão a fazer gestões
para a aquisição de um navio em 2ª mão.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 11, 2004, 12:42:20 am
Modernização de submarino indonésio.

"FAS del Mundo"

"A companhia Daewoo International Corp. da Coreia do Sul recebeu um
contrato da Marinha Indonésia, no valor de 60M $ para modernizar os
submarinos tipo 209 em serviço. Espera-se que os trabalhos estejam
concluidos em 2006. Corre o rumor que a Indonésia quer adquirir mais
submarinos deste tipo da companhia naval, pelo que se desconhece se
este acordo faz parte de um muito maior."
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 11, 2004, 11:07:27 am
Marinha de Taiwan quer novos navios.

Ao que parece a Marinha de Taiwan planeia adquirir oito novos navios
de guerra para a próxima década para substituir as fragatas Knox.
Ainda não se sabe o tipo de navio será escolhido mas pensa-se que
será do tipo médio e rondará as 2000 toneladas, estará armado com o
missil anti-navio de desenho israelita e fabricação nacional o Hsiung
Feng-II.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 11, 2004, 11:30:29 am
EUA oferece 3 destroyers classe Spruance ao Chile.

Os EUA ofereceram 3 Spruance ao Chile por um total de 17M $ cada navio
numa nova e melhorada oferta (melhor que a de 2003). Os navios seriam
dados de baixa e entregues ao Chile entre 2004 e 2006 e o primeiro
desses navios seria o O'Bannon.

Mesmo assim esta oferta não vai fazer o Chile voltar atrás virão mesmo é as holandesas.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 11, 2004, 12:36:57 pm
P-3 Orion da US Navy equipados co SLAM-ER.

O missil Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) foi
integrado recentemente nos aviões de patrulha P-3C Orion, depois de
um processo de mais de 3 anos de integração e desenvolvimento o
missil. Os primeiros 19 dos 59 P-3C foram já modificados para receber
esta arma.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 11, 2004, 01:02:50 pm
Confirmados prazos de entrega das fragatas ao Chile.

"FAM del Mundo"

"4 fragatas holandesas de entre 10 e 17 anos de uso, que serão
adquiridas pela Armada do Chile começaraão a ser entregues entre
Junho de 2005 e Maio de 2007. Com esta decisão, o Governo disse não á
construção de navios novos e declarou concluida a licitação
internacional convocada para construir uma nave na Europa e duas em
Asmar Talcahuano. O anuncio foi feito pela Ministra de Defesa Michelle
Bachelet, destacando que a decisão obedeceu a uma oportunidade que se
apresentou a 17 de Dezembro e que cumpre em absoluto todos os
requesitos da Marinha. O contrato é de 350M $, e as fragatas estão
em uso actualmente. Duas delas são anti-aéreas da classe Jacob Van
Heemskerck (AAW) e costruidas em 1986 e modernizadas em 2000. As
outras duas são multi-role classe Karel Doorman (ASW), entregues em
1993 á Marinha holandesa. Se a negociação conclui de acordo com o
previsto, a primeira unidade chegaria ao Chile em Junho de 2005, a 2ª
em Dezembro de 2005, a 3ª em Julho de 2006 e a 4ª em Maio de 2007."


E pensar que estes navios poderiam ter sido nossos, mas por culpa dos nossos "magnificos indecisores" politicos  :x . Teriamos 7 fragatas já em 2007.
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Enviado por: Guilherme em Maio 11, 2004, 02:40:37 pm
Namíbia equipa sua Marinha com navios brasileiros

A récem-nascida Marinha da Namíbia, dando continuidade e reafirmando os laços que a unem à Marinha Brasileira, que há anos colabora com a armada do país africano treinando marinheiros e oficiais e prestando assessoria, será equipada inicialmente com navios brasileiros. Além da venda de um Navio-Patrulha Costeiro (baseado nos NPaCo da classe Grajaú da Marinha do Brasil) e de 4 lanchas-patrulha negociadas pela Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais (Engepron), a Marinha do Brasil transferirá para a Marinha da Namíbia a Corveta Purus.
Na foto, concepção artística do navio-patrulha vendido à Namíbia.

(http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/NaPaCo-Namibia.jpg)
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 11, 2004, 08:41:42 pm
Boeing produz radar AESA para o EF-18G

A US Navy assinou um contrato com a Boeing no valor de 61.8M $, para
a fabricação do radar Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) para
ser instalados nos F/A-18 F e G. Inicialmente fabricar-se-ão 12
sistemas de radar APG-79 AESA, esperando-se entregar já instalados
para Dezembro de 2005. O sistema de radar está a ser avaliado
actualmente no Naval Air Systems Commande de China Lake (California).
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 12, 2004, 04:38:29 pm
Uma parceria estratégica coma a Coreia do Sul para a construção de submarinos nucleares seria beneficiosa para o Brasil, poderia compartir os altos custos do programa e acelerar assim este programa. Para quando está previsto ter o programa concluido?
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Enviado por: Guilherme em Maio 12, 2004, 04:43:10 pm
Dizem que estará concluído entre 2015 e 2020, mas um almirante disse que "se o governo federal continuar com o fluxo atual de recursos para o programa do submarino nuclear, ele levará 100 anos para ser concluído". Lógico que é um exagero, mas demonstra bem o interesse do governo federal nessas questões.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 12, 2004, 05:26:11 pm
Isso reforça ainda mais a opção de arranjar um ou mais parceiros para o desenvolvimento do programa, que é um programa bastante caro.
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Enviado por: Guilherme em Maio 12, 2004, 05:41:05 pm
Parece que já gastaram US$ 1 bilhão desde 1980, e precisam de mais US$ 500 milhões para concluí-lo. Não é muito, para um país como o Brasil investir num prazo de 10 anos. O problema é falta de interesse dos políticos mesmo, eles preferem torrar esse dinheiro em trocas de favores: cargos inúteis para seus aliados, dinheiro para obras superfaturadas dos seus aliados, etc.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 12, 2004, 05:51:51 pm
Pode não parecer muito num espaço de dez anos mas com os problemas económicos do Brasil e mais os programas como o F-X (se não for cancelado) podem absorver algumas verbas. Mas com já foi gasto tanto cerca 2/3 do programa mais vale terminá-lo o mais rápido possivel. Tem alguma informação sobre o armamento que está previsto utilizar neste submarino?
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Enviado por: Guilherme em Maio 12, 2004, 05:58:27 pm
Garanto que não é muito, o orçamento total da União é algo em torno de 100 bilhões de dólares.

Sobre o programa do sub. nuclear:

http://www.infomarmb.hpg.ig.com.br/progsna.htm
Título: Adeus ao Tomcat
Enviado por: Luso em Maio 13, 2004, 01:56:50 pm
O Tomcat, avião que preencheu imaginário de muitos (o meu por exemplo) fez a sua última largada de um porta-aviões.
O momento é triste.

Alguém acredita que F18E é capaz de o substituir?
Eu não.

"CVN 76 Launches Last Tomcat
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued May 12, 2004)
 
 
 USS RONALD REAGAN, At Sea --- An F-14 Tomcat from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8’s Fighter Squadron (VF) 213 Black Lions, homeported out of Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., launched from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), May 10, in what was the final Tomcat to leave the deck of the ship.  
 
With a transit date to its new homeport location in San Diego scheduled for late May, Ronald Reagan will be supporting West Coast squadrons, which do not include the F-14 Tomcat.  
 
“Just like Ronald Reagan has a lot of innovations and is the first step to future carriers like CVN 21, our launching of the final Tomcat marks the transition the Navy is making to F/A-18 air wings and eventually the Joint Strike Fighter,” said Capt. Drew Brugal, Ronald Reagan’s executive officer.  
 
Brugal started flying Tomcats in 1984. Despite his personal history with the aircraft, he is not disappointed to see it being transitioned out of the Navy.  
 
“I’m not sad,” said Brugal. “Having gone from flying F-4s to the Tomcat and seeing the benefit of getting into new technology, I view the new transition as a positive stepping stone to the next level.”  
 
After the Tomcat launched off the deck, all hands were invited to the flight deck to watch it make one final flyby. With a tip of the wing, the F-14 shot by Ronald Reagan on its way back to Oceana.  
 
“Being part of a historic moment is an experience I’ll never forget,” said Airman Randall Pugh, a member of air department. “Very few people will have the honor of saying they saw the last Tomcat fly off the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, and I’ll remember it the rest of my career.”  
 
-ends-  "
 


(http://www.mach1collectibles.com/cgi-bin/image/templates/F14-005J.JPG)
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Enviado por: JNSA em Maio 13, 2004, 02:29:00 pm
Realmente é um momento triste para a história naval... :cry:

O Hornet, por muito que ainda dure, nunca conseguirá igualar a mística do Tomcat.

Fica para a história como um dos melhores interceptores alguma vez construídos.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 13, 2004, 02:29:46 pm
O meu também é o primeiro caça que conheci através da tv naquele filme com o Tom Cruise o "Top Gun". Acho que vai cedo este que foi concerteza um dos melhores aviões de combate de sempre e o principal meio da superioridade aérea americana nas ultimas guerras.
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Enviado por: NVF em Maio 13, 2004, 04:52:11 pm
É de facto um dia triste para a história da aviação e, em particular, para a aviação naval.  O Tomcat foi uma vítima dos tempos — designadamente da queda do império soviético e dos cortes do Dick Cheney, no início dos anos 90.

No entanto, não deixa de ser irónico que o caça mais específico da USNavy se tenha adaptado tão bem à mudança dos tempos e se tenha tornado num verdadeiro F/A, bem mais competente que o 'Bug' — talvez até mais competente que o 'Super Bug' que o vai substituir. Sem dúvida que constitui um tributo aos visionários que o conceberam.

Ainda no campo da ironia, não deixa de ter a sua graça que o único operador do F-14 seja um país pertencente ao 'eixo do mal'.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 13, 2004, 09:03:51 pm
O Rei de Espanha visita a F-101

O Rei D. Juan Carlos visitou hoje a fragata F-101 "Álvaro de Bazan",
que se encontra na Escola Naval em Pontevedra. É o primeiro barco dos
4 contratados em 1997 e que estarão operativos em 2006. Esta fragata
é a 1ª europeia a incorporar os sistema AEGIS, o navio custou cerca
de 1686M euros em que 55% dos seus componentes foram fabricados em
Espanha.
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Enviado por: Guilherme em Maio 13, 2004, 09:08:37 pm
Imagino que nesses 1686 milhões de euros estão incluídos os custos do projeto.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 13, 2004, 09:42:03 pm
Foi erro de onde eu tirei esta noticia, porque o custo total do programa é cerca de 1700M euros.
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Enviado por: komet em Maio 13, 2004, 11:39:16 pm
Bem, quanto tempo mais é que o Irão irá operar os seus Tomcat? Sugestões?
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 14, 2004, 12:02:48 am
Se conseguirem continuar a fazer "milagres" para os conseguir pôr a voar pelo menos mais uns 5-8 anos.
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Enviado por: NVF em Maio 14, 2004, 01:40:36 am
Se continuarem a portar-se bem, o tio Sam trata de fazer com que o milagre ocorra...
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Enviado por: FinkenHeinle em Maio 14, 2004, 02:31:30 am
Citação de: "Guilherme"
Citação de: "Fábio G."
Submarinos Nucleares para a Coreia do Sul???

"O Ministro da Defesa e a Marinha da Coreia do Sul estão a considerar o desenvolvimento de novos submarinos nucleares. A Coreia do Sul está a considerar submarinos de cerca de 4000 toneladas para o ano 2012 como medida a fortalecer a sua defesa contra a China e Coreia do Norte. A Marinha criou uma comissão este verão para estudar tal possibilidade. O Ministério já confirmou esta possibilidade apesar de que isso vá em contra da intenção do Governo sul-coreano de declarar a península coreana livre de armas nucleares. Os planos sobre como será a propulsão ainda não estão finalizados."

Uma ótima oportunidade de cooperação entre o Brasil e a Coréia do Sul.
Já temos o protótipo do reator nuclear do submarino pronto.


Concordo, Grande Guilherme...


Outras possibilidades de cooperação seriam a Índia, com seu SNA multifunção, e a China, que deseja iniciar uma nova classe de SNS's, para substituir seus ineficientes subs nucleares atuais...
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Enviado por: Spectral em Maio 14, 2004, 01:36:42 pm
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Se conseguirem continuar a fazer "milagres" para os conseguir pôr a voar pelo menos mais uns 5-8 anos.


Não precisam de fazer milagres. Os iranianos têm ocnseguido manter um número razoável de Tomcats a voar ( acho que originalmente foram entregues 80) o que tendo em conta o embargo americano é um feito nótavel. Adoptaram-lhes inclusivamente novos mísseis como os HAWK !
Tendo em conta que são o melhor que têm, que não devem voar muito devido aos problemas de manutenção ( há limites para tudo, e os Tomcat sempre foram muito difíceis de manter) e que não sofrem o desgate de operações em porta-aviões, devem aguetar mais uns 10 anos.

De notar que eles tiveram uma actuação muito boa na guerra Irão-Iraque, abatendo muitos mig's.

Em http://www.acig.org/ há toneladas de informação sobre isto.

Cumptos
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Enviado por: [PT]HKFlash em Maio 14, 2004, 05:07:27 pm
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Marinha de Taiwan quer novos navios.

Ao que parece a Marinha de Taiwan planeia adquirir oito novos navios
de guerra para a próxima década para substituir as fragatas Knox.
Ainda não se sabe o tipo de navio será escolhido mas pensa-se que
será do tipo médio e rondará as 2000 toneladas, estará armado com o
missil anti-navio de desenho israelita e fabricação nacional o Hsiung
Feng-II.

Ora ai esta uma excelente ideia se quiserem sobreviver a China! :wink: ...

Cumps,
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Enviado por: Spectral em Maio 14, 2004, 05:30:02 pm
O Super Hornet F é a versão de 2 lugares do Super Hornet ( monolugar -- E).

O G será a versão de jamming e guerra electrónica, que irá substituir o EA-6 Prowler.

O super Hornet parece ser um aparelho razoável de ataque ao solo ( um bomb-truck e pouco mais), mas sacrificou muito o aspecto da luta A/A de modo que pode ser inferior a um F18 de anterior geração (descontando radares e essas coisas). Claro que nunca será capaz de efectuar missões de intercepção e defesa de frota do Tomcat.

Cumptos
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Enviado por: [PT]HKFlash em Maio 14, 2004, 05:35:21 pm
Entao o mais provavel e utilizarem 2 versoes do F/A-18 nos Porta-Avioes: a C para combate aereo e a E para missoes de ataque ao solo!

Outra alternativa era desenvolver uma nova versao ( a H) ...
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Entao o mais provavel e utilizarem 2 versoes do F/A-18 nos Porta-Avioes: a C para combate aereo e a E para missoes de ataque ao solo!


Não, [PT]HKFlash, no futuro, a USN utilizará apenas os F-18E/F (e eventualmente os G) e os F-35. Não faria sentido continuar a usar o C, visto que face ao E apenas tem como vantagem a maior manobralidade; de resto, o seu alcance é mínimo, tem muito menos capacidade ar-solo, e está ultrapassado pelo E em termos de electrónica... Por alguma razão eles desenvolveram o Super Hornet :roll:  Mas a verdade é que terão um défice na defesa aérea e ataque em profundidade que só poderia ser resolvido com uma aeronave dedicada (chegou-se a falar numa versão naval do F-22, mas isso não deu em nada...)
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Enviado por: Spectral em Maio 14, 2004, 07:48:50 pm
O Super Hornet é uma anedota como caça AA: a única cosia que o safa é um radar avançado. A sua reduzida velocidade máxima e capacidade de aceleração vão tornar a sua utilização como interceptor muito difícil.

Claro que faria sentido apostar num caça de superioridade aérea para a USN, mas o problema é que até para os americanos o dinheiro não chega para tudo... Eles pretendiam melhorar as suas capacidade de ataque ao solo e conseguiram-no, mas de resto.  :roll:

Efectivamente, no início do progama do F-22 havia uma versão naval, mas foi cancelada devido aos custos ( mais uma vez  8) )

Cumptos
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 14, 2004, 08:42:23 pm
Afinal não têm dinheiro para tudo. :lol:
Realmente parece que estão a mudar um pouco o seu conceito estratégico do tipo de aviões que operem de porta-aviões, eles devem estar a fazer o seu planeamento com base em futuros conflitos que possam intervir contra paises que tenham forças aéreas inferiores ou nulas como o caso do Iraque, ou estão a contar com o F-18E/F para essa tarefa de supremacia aérea que mesmo sendo teóricamente inferior nessa tarefa ao F-14 também não é "cocho" e contar que as futuras guerras aéreas serão a grande distância utilizando radares cada vez mais potentes junto com os misseis BVR ou seja tecnologia e sistemas avançados, a não ser que haja cada vez mais a integração da tecnologia stealth ai a situação pode mudar.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 14, 2004, 10:02:50 pm
Chegou uma nova fragata para o Chile

No dia 25 Janeiro chegou a fragata FFG Almirante Williams a Puerto
Montt. Este navio ex-britânico de 15 anos substituirá os destroyer
DLH Blanco Encalada, que foi dado de baixa em Dezembro. Esta nova
unidade do tipo Broadsword 22 Batch2 construida em Swan hunter de
Tyneside tem um deslocamento de 4205 toneladas e serviu a Armada
britânica com o nome HMS Sheffield.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 14, 2004, 10:31:02 pm
Prazo ampliado para a compra das fragatas Luppo italianas

O Governo de Itália comunicou oficialmente á Marinha de Guerra do Peru
que ampliou até meio deste ano o prazo para a assinatura do contrato
para a compra das fragatas Luppo. Confirma-se que as autoridades
italianas por iniciativa própria ofereceram esta opção antes de
escutar propostas de outros paises. Originalmente a Marinha só tinha
até 31 de Dezembro para concretar o acordo no valor de 30M $. Itália
expressou a vontade de negociar a venda de outras duas fragatas Luppo
 pelas que expressou interesse a Comissão técnica peruana que
inspeccionou os navios no porto de La Spezia. Segundo os planos da
Marinha peruana, estava previsto para 2003 a compra das duas fragatas
e outras duas para 2004. Com a renegociação aberta por Itália a Marinha
está a avaliar adquirir se uma vez as 4 fragatas.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 15, 2004, 01:28:46 am
Noruega moderniza submarinos

O primeiro dos 6 submarinos classe Ula da Marinha Noruega entrou em
serviço em Outubro depois de passar um exyenso periodo de
modernização. O navio foi tropicalizado em Bergen seguindo o desenho
da empresa alemã Nordseewerke. Espera-se que os mesmos equipamento sejam posteriormente instalados nos outros 5 submarinos.
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Estaleiros de Viana recebem 400 milhões



Os Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo (ENVC) deverão beneficiar de perto de 400 milhões de euros em contrapartidas, por parte do consórcio alemão HDW, encarregue da construção de dois submarinos para a Armada. Dentro de dias a empresa deverá, também, assinar com o Ministério da Defesa o acordo para a construção de mais dois navios-patrulha oceânicos (NPO).


A informação foi avançada pelo coordenador da comissão de trabalhadores dos ENVC, António Bastos, dando conta de que nos próximos oito anos existem «encomendas no valor de 250 milhões de euros», por parte do grupo alemão. Contrapartidas que passam, também, pela transferência de equipamento de um outro estaleiro do grupo, na Alemanha, mas que entretanto faliu.

«Serve como ouro sobre azul para a melhoria da produtividade» da empresa, já que vai permitir cobrir uma parte da área de trabalho, nomeadamente a doca principal e «permitirá, independentemente das condições atmosféricas, aos estaleiros continuar a trabalhar».

A 20 de Maio, nas comemorações do dia da Marinha - que este ano decorrem em Viana -, o Ministério da Defesa deverá, também, rubricar o acordo com a empresa para a construção de «pelo menos mais dois» NPO, disse António Bastos. Navios destinados ao combate à poluição marítima, um objectivo há muito definido pelo ministro Paulo Portas como prioritário para salvaguardar a costa portuguesa em caso de tragédias como a do Prestige.

Entretanto, a construção dos dois primeiros NPO está já em curso. Fonte da empresa disse ao DN que a forma dos patrulhões já começa a ser visível, com a colocação dos primeiros blocos. A entrega dos dois navios deverá acontecer em Agosto e Dezembro de 2005.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 16, 2004, 02:43:00 am
Noticias dos Apaches ingleses :

http://www.navynews.co.uk/articles/2004 ... 051101.asp (http://www.navynews.co.uk/articles/2004/0405/0004051101.asp)
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Revista da Armada:

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O ARSENAL DO ALFEITE VAI CONSTRUIR LANCHAS DE FISCALIZAÇÃO PARA A AUTORIDADE MARÍTIMA

No passado dia 9 de Março foi assinado um Memorandum de Entendimento entre a Direcção de Navios e o Arsenal do Alfeite que irá regular a construção, neste estaleiro da Marinha, de duas novas Lanchas de Fiscalização para a Direcção-Geral da Autoridade Marítima.

Testemunhada por Oficiais e engenheiros da DGAM, DN e AA, a breve cerimónia contou com a presença dos Vice-Almirantes Superintendente dos Serviços do Material e Director-Geral da Autoridade Marítima, bem como dos Contra-Almirantes Director de Navios e Administrador do AA, que assinaram o MdE.

As embarcações, cuja construção será concluída num prazo de 14 meses, destinam-se essencialmente à fiscalização de pescas, tendo características adequadas à operação em águas costeiras e à permanência no mar por períodos de alguns dias consecutivos. Para o efeito, serão dotadas do adequado conjunto de equipamentos de vigilância e navegação, bem como de um espaço habitacional com dormitório, sanitário e “kitchenette”. As suas características permitem-lhe ainda a condução de operações de socorro e busca de náufragos em condições de capacidade de permanência no mar muito superiores às das pequenas embarcações para águas interiores frequentemente mobilizadas quando não se encontram disponíveis embarcações salva-vidas.

Prevendo a possibilidade futura de as referidas lanchas virem a ser empenhadas em zonas mais quentes ou terem que desempenhar funções específicas de recolha de redes ilegais, serão dotadas de pré-instalação para receber um sistema de ar condicionado e um alador de redes hidráulico.

As lanchas serão construídas em alumínio, terão 16 m de comprimento e um deslocamento de cerca de 20 toneladas. Um sistema de propulsão constituído por dois motores diesel, accionando jactos de água, proporcionar-lhes-á uma velocidade máxima superior a 23 nós.

As novas unidades auxiliares da Marinha entrarão ao serviço no primeiro semestre de 2005


(http://www.marinha.pt/revista/pag25_2.jpg)

http://www.marinha.pt/revista/pag_25.html (http://www.marinha.pt/revista/pag_25.html)
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Enviado por: Guilherme em Maio 17, 2004, 02:58:47 pm
Notícia um tanto antiga, mas interessante:

MB realiza o primeiro lançamento de um míssil Aspide

Na última semana de março, a Fragata Defensora  (F-41) da Marinha do Brasil realizou com sucesso o primeiro lançamento de um míssil SSM  Aspide. Embora os detalhes do lançamento não tenham sido divulgados até o momento, o êxito no lançamento comprova a eficiência da integração dos novos sistemas de comando e controle do navio. O Aspide é um míssil de defesa de área curta fabricado pela empresa italiana Selenia. O desenvolvimento inicial do Aspide foi todo baseado no míssil norte-americano AIM-7 Sparrow. Atualmente, a semelhança entre o Aspide e o Sparrow resume-se ao aspecto externo do míssil, pois os componentes internos foram todos reprojetados. A versão adotada pela MB - o Aspide 2000 - conta com um motor-foguete SNIA-Viscosa  de propelente sólido, capaz de levar o míssil até uma altitude de 8.000 m e a um alcance máximo de 21 km (alcance efetivo de 15 km). A guiagem é feita por um novo radar de busca monopulso semi-ativo com grande capacidade contra ECM, e capaz de interceptar ameaças tipo "Sea Skimmer".

A perspectiva da MB é instalar o sistema de mísseis Albatros/Aspide em todas as fragatas da classe Niterói (seis unidades) durante o processo de modernização (conhecido como ModFrag). Ao final do programa, cada navio contará com um lançador óctuplo instalado na popa, além de recargas de pronto uso armazenadas num paiol localizado abaixo do convôo.
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Ou será que a substituição dos F-14 pelos F/A-18E/F é uma questão
politica por pressões das empresas interessadas.

A US Navy assinou um contrato com a Boeing, no valor de 8.600M $ para
a fabricação adicional de 210 F/A-18E Super Hornets e outro de 1000M
$ para o desenvolvimento do avião de ataque electrónico EA-18G. A
Marinha comprará 42 aparelhos cada ano até 2009 permitindo-lhe
incrementar a quantidade solicitada em 6 aparelhos ao ano. o programa
EA-18G extende-se até 2009 no qual se realizarão todas as provas de
laboratório, testes de voo e prova de componentes de todos os
sistemas de armas que levará o avião.
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Marinha tem mais dois navios
MANUEL CARLOS FREIRE
O Governo assina hoje ao mais alto nível, em Lisboa, o contrato de construção de dois navios para combate à poluição - com um custo estimado de 76 milhões de euros - nos Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo. A cerimónia vai decorrer no Museu da Marinha e nela participam o primeiro-ministro, Durão Barroso, o ministro da Defesa, Paulo Portas, e o ministro do Ambiente, Amílcar Theias.

O início de construção dos navios está agendado para 2005, estando a entrega do primeiro prevista para finais de 2006 e a do segundo para 2007. O projecto vai ser financiado com verbas comunitárias e daqueles dois ministérios.

Embora a valência do combate aos derrames de crude seja o aspecto a que o Executivo dará maior destaque, até para valorizar o que surge como cumprimento das promessas feitas aquando do desastre com o petroleiro Prestige nas costas da Galiza, a 13 de Novembro de 2002, e face aos perigos que o país então correu de que as manchas de petróleo atingissem o litoral, os navios respeitam a regra da dupla utilização (civil e militar). Assim, as missões de interesse público prioritárias são: patrulhar as águas costeiras e oceânicas, realizar operações de busca e salvamento, socorrer as populações afectadas por catástrofes ou grandes acidentes, proteger e controlar as actividades económicas, científicas e culturais. Quanto às missões militares, os novos navios terão capacidade para acções de minagem táctica, transporte de tropas, manutenção da liberdade de utilização das águas e portos portugueses ou apoio a pequenas forças navais, em tempo de crise ou de guerra, dentro do espaço estratégico de interesse nacional.

CARACTERÍSTICAS Os navios vão ser construídos com base na mesma plataforma dos patrulhas oceânicos (cujo contrato foi assinado em Outubro de 2002). A sua tripulação será normalmente reduzida, com apenas sete militares para actuar na maior área marítima sob tutela de um só país na UE. Terrorismo, pesca ilegal, tráfico de droga, armas e imigrantes são ameaças existentes nessa área que justificam o reequipamento eficaz da Armada portuguesa.

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Programa dia da Marinha:

http://213.58.147.18/web/dia_da_marinha/programa.htm (http://213.58.147.18/web/dia_da_marinha/programa.htm)
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Paulo Portas anuncia abertura de concurso para compra de cinco lanchas

O ministro da Defesa, Paulo Portas, anunciou hoje a abertura de um concurso para a compra de cinco lanchas costeiras, sublinhando que este é um exemplo do esforço do Governo para reequipar a Marinha.



Para Paulo Portas - que assinou a abertura daquele concurso no avião que o transportou para Viana do Castelo, onde presidiu à sessão solene do Dia da Marinha -, a aquisição das lanchas vai reforçar «o combate à droga e ao contrabando e a fiscalização da pesca ilegal».

Além das lanchas, o ministro referiu-se aos submarinos e às corvetas, todos com cerca de 40 anos, e à inexistência em Portugal de navios de combate à poluição para sublinhar que, quando o actual Governo assumiu funções, «a situação da Marinha era muito complicada».

«Apesar das dificuldades orçamentais, nós tomámos as providências necessárias para, passo a passo, renovar meios que são muito antigos», acrescentou.

O primeiro passo foi a substituição das corvetas por navios de patrulha oceânica, estando dois em construção nos Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo, um facto que Paulo Portas sublinhou por estar «a dar trabalho a operários portugueses num projecto que é de inteligência portuguesa».

O ministro de Estado e da Defesa Nacional falou também nos navios de combate à poluição, «que, tal como os patrulhões, tinham sido prometidos, mas nunca foram feitos», e que vão igualmente ser construídos em Viana do Castelo, de acordo com um contrato assinado quarta-feira, em Lisboa.

Portas aludiu ainda à renovação da capacidade submarina de Portugal, com a aquisição de dois submarinos, numa negociação «que ninguém discutiu».

O Chefe de Estado-Maior da Armada, almirante Francisco Vidal Abreu, disse que se trata de «sinais fortíssimos da vontade política em renovar a Marinha», pelo que se manifestou convicto de que, em 2010, «Portugal terá uma nova Marinha».

«Sei que se está a fazer em oito anos o que se deveria fazer em 20. Mas a resistência dos materiais tem limites», referiu o almirante Vidal Abreu, salientando que as actuais fragatas, o reabastecedor de esquadra e os navios de fiscalização costeira não conseguirão chegar a 2010.


Parece que o Governo e o Ministro da Defesa vão trabalhando verdade seja dita. É pena é nos programas mais importantes a velocidade não ser esta, na concretização dos contratos.
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Portas abre concurso para compra de lanchas
PAULO JULIÃO* VIANA DO CASTELO
O ministro da Defesa anunciou ontem, em Viana do Castelo, a abertura do concurso para a compra de cinco lanchas costeiras. Paulo Portas, que falava à margem das comemorações do Dia da Marinha, garantiu que essa aquisição «é muito importante» para «defender a lei e a legalidade no mar», seja na fiscalização da pesca ilegal ou no combate à droga e ao contrabando.

Portas - apupado à chegada - lembrou outros programas da modernização da Armada, como o da substituição das actuais corvetas pelos navios de patrulha oceânica - dois dos quais estão já em construção nos Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo, cidade que dará o nome à primeira a ser entregue (2005).

O chefe do Estado-Maior da Armada, almirante Vidal Abreu, elogiou os «sinais fortíssimos da vontade política em renovar» o ramo e frisou o imperativo de ter até 2010 «uma nova Marinha», pelo «que se está a fazer em oito anos o que se deveria fazer em vinte».

MADEIRA O conflito que envolve o representante da Armada no Funchal levou ontem o líder do Governo Regional a mostrar-se «indiferente» às posições dos militares num conflito entre o Estado e a Região Autónoma para tutela do domínio público marítimo, registos de embarcações dos socorros a náufragos e das bandeiras. O grupo parlamentar do PSD/Madeira voltou a exigir «a remoção» do comandante Figueiredo Robles, acusando Paulo Portas de não tomar medidas nesse sentido - talvez porque «é um ministro do CDS/PP», disse o deputado Filipe Silva.
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Palmas para o governo federal:

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Governo vai acelerar projeto do submarino nuclear

José Maria Tomazela

Sorocaba - O governo federal decidiu acelerar o projeto de construção do submarino nuclear brasileiro que, desde 1979, vem sendo desenvolvido pela Marinha. Uma verba especial, superior a R$ 25 milhões, deverá ser liberada na próxima semana para reduzir o atraso no cronograma das etapas desenvolvidas no Centro Tecnológico de Aramar, em Iperó, região de Sorocaba, interior de São Paulo.

Os recursos serão empregados na instalação do protótipo terrestre do reator nuclear que vai equipar o submarino. As peças que compõem o vaso do equipamento estão prontas, faltando a montagem e a conclusão das instalações civis.

Em mensagem encaminhada quarta-feira à administração do centro, o presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, reafirmou seu apoio ao "pleno desenvolvimento" do programa. Os ministros da Defesa, José Viegas Filho, e da Ciência e Tecnologia, Eduardo Campos, foram portadores da mensagem e visitaram as instalações.

Com a verba adicional prometida pelo governo, a construção do submarino pode ser concluída até 2017. Na tentativa de antecipar o cronograma, o presidente Lula autorizou o Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) a financiar alguns projetos específicos do programa, liberando também verbas a fundo perdido.

Fonte: Agência Estado (http://http)


Senhores Ministros, :G-Ok:
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E nenhuma palavra de apreço p'ró Lula? Vá lá, ele ia adorar que você fizesse um brinde com ele.  :G-beer2:
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E nenhuma palavra de apreço p'ró Lula? Vá lá, ele ia adorar que você fizesse um brinde com ele.  :mrgreen:
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El S-61 «Delfín» ya está en Torrevieja
El submarino S-61 «Delfín», desde el sábado 8 de mayo, ya se encuentra en Torrevieja (Alicante).

Eran las cero horas de ese día cuando dos empujadoras del tren naval de la Armada en Cartagena, las Y-172 e Y-173, que tantas veces le ayudaron a atracar, lo separaban para siempre del muelle de la Base de Submarinos, para llevárselo a la dársena comercial. Allí le esperaba un remolcador civil, el “Sea Nostromo Primero”, que lo tomó a remolque.

Las apenas cuarenta millas que separan Cartagena de Torrevieja, fueron consumidas durante la noche, de modo que al alba estuvieran ambos, remolcador y remolcado, en las inmediaciones del puerto alicantino.

Al llegar a la que será su última morada, el «Delfín» era recibido por varios centenares de residentes, entre los que destacaban los miembros de la Royal Navy Veterans Association of Torrevieja, una singular legión de venerables veteranos de la II Guerra Mundial, entre los que se encontraba algún antiguo submarinista, que residen en este rincón de la costa alicantina.

A su llegada, las primeras autoridades locales con el alcalde y la Reina de la Sal a la cabeza, a quienes acompañaban por parte de la Armada sendos capitanes de navío, a la sazón el jefe Industrial del Arsenal de Cartagena y el Comandante Militar de Marina de la Provincia de Alicante, recibían al «Delfín», que lo hacía a los acordes del conocido «Ganando Barlovento», interpretado como nadie sabe hacerlo por la Banda de Música del Tercio de Levante de la Infantería de Marina.

Tras los discursos de rigor, el alcalde de Torrevieja, visiblemente satisfecho por ser el primer edil de España que consigue un buque de la Armada para su ciudad, “tomó posesión” del «Delfín», subiendo a bordo para hacerle una detenida visita, acompañado del resto de autoridades y de los medios de comunicación que se acercaron a cubrir el evento.

Aunque el submarino –según hemos podido constatar– ya se encuentra perfectamente visitable para el público, aún le falta terminarse de acondicionar en pequeños detalles, lo que se logrará en los próximos días. Será entonces cuando quede abierto a todos aquellos curiosos que quieran ver como es un submarino en sus entrañas, e imaginarse lo que se debe sentir cuando 60 hombres se meten en su interior para tirarse largas campañas en la mar.



Poderiamos fazer o mesmo a um dos nossos subs quando forem retirados.
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El submarino español ‘S-80’ enfrenta a Francia y Alemania con Estados Unidos http://www.iberoamericaempresarial.com/edicion/noticia/0,2458,478734,00.html

El nuevo proyecto de los astilleros públicos Izar ha despertado el interés de fabricantes navales europeos y norteamericanos. La elección de uno u otro socio puede marcar la futura estrategia de la industria de defensa española.

A comienzos del pasado mes de septiembre, el Ministerio de Defensa anunciaba el plan de modernización del Ejército español dando luz verde a una inversión de 4.176 millones de euros. El dinero estaba destinado a fabricar 24 helicópteros de ataque Tigre, un buque de proyección estratégica, 212 vehículos de combate Pizarro y cuatro submarinos S-80.

Casi nueve meses después, y con un nuevo titular en la cartera de Defensa (José Bono ha sustituido a Federico Trillo), el desarrollo de esos submarinos sigue siendo un misterio. La industria naval sólo ha sacado en claro hasta el momento que los astilleros españoles Izar liderarán la fabricación del submarino y que al proyecto le han salido varios pretendientes.

Viejos conocidos
Por un lado, la industria europea. Los grandes astilleros militares franceses, la DCN, y los alemanes, encabezados por HDW, quieren participar en el programa. El grupo naval galo es un viejo conocido de Izar gracias a su acuerdo de colaboración, bautizado como Scorpene, un programa para fabricar submarinos del que ya se han vendido varias unidades para las armadas de países como Chile y Malasia.

En el caso de HDW, Izar nunca ha colaborado con la compañía germana. Fuentes cercanas al grupo alemán aseguran que “los astilleros españoles deberían contar con HDW para el proyecto S-80 porque la mayoría de los países europeos se han decidido por la tecnología alemana”.

Al mismo tiempo, expertos del sector ven el lanzamiento del submarino español como la oportunidad de poner en marcha el consorcio naval europeo. Precisamente, en la última cumbre franco-española celebrada en Carcassone se habló del submarino S-80 como pretexto para crear este grupo que sería para el sector naval lo que EADS está siendo para el negocio aeronáutico en Europa.

Por otro lado, se encuentran los pretendientes del otro lado del Atlántico. La industria naval militar de Estados Unidos es líder en segmentos de negocio como los submarinos nucleares, pero en otros productos como el nuevo S-80 de Izar no cuentan con presencia en el mercado. Colaborar en un proyecto de estas características supondría acceder a un negocio muy estratégico. Hasta el momento, han mostrado su interés por el submarino español dosgrupos como Raytheon y Lockheed Martin, pero es la segunda compañía quien tiene las mayores posibilidades por varios motivos.

El primero es su estrecha colaboración con la industria militar española. Además de proporcionar el sistema de combate Aegis para las fragatas F-100 de Izar, ha comprado a EADS Casa, filial española del consorcio aeronáutico europeo, dos aviones CN-235 para formar parte del Deepwater, el nuevo programa de guardacostas norteamericano.

Este pedido inicial es el paso previo de otro más sustancioso por el que EADS Casa podría vender hasta 35 aparatos. Fuentes de la industria aseguran que esta decisión dependería, en buena medida, de la participación de Lockheed Martin en el S-80.

Pero la futura relación con Estados Unidos es una incógnita. Según fuentes cercanas al Ministerio de Defensa, durante el periodo de transición después de las elecciones de marzo, el nuevo ministro, José Bono, pidió al anterior responsable, Federico Trillo, que no se llegará a ningún acuerdo con un hipotético socio del nuevo programa de submarinos, ya que el Gobierno del PSOE no le daría validez.

Según esas mismas fuentes, la advertencia del nuevo Ejecutivo socialista pretendía evitar un posible principio de acuerdo de Defensa con la empresa norteamericana Lockheed Martin. Después de las elecciones ha habido un distanciamiento con Estados Unidos y el nuevo Ejecutivo tendrá que reflexionar cómo puede compaginar su política internacional con los socios industriales.

Alternativa española
El tercer escenario sería la fabricación de un submarino 100% español. Izar, que se aseguraría el diseño y construcción del producto, tiene miedo de asociarse con otros países europeos, ya que, a la hora de vender los submarinos a otros países, el protagonismo industrial español podría verse mermado. Por otro lado, elegir un socio estadounidense podría volver a tensar las relaciones con los socios europeos de referencia: Francia y Alemania.

Fuentes cercanas a la operación tampoco descartan que el PSOE decida reducir el presupuesto de Defensa en próximos ejercicios, por lo que tanto el programa S-80 como los otros tres anunciados se verían en peligro. En esta hipótesis encajaría también el aviso de José Bono al anterior ministro de Defensa, ya que si el nuevo Ejecutivo decide retirar o retrasar algún programa, cualquier preacuerdo con una empresa dificultaría la paralización de los proyectos.
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Entrega da 2ª corveta MEKO á Malásia

A Marinha malaia recebeu a sua 2ª corveta MEKO de nome Condock V, esta é a 2ª de uma série de 6 encomendadas aos estaleiros alemães Blohm und Voss, a primeira tinha sido entregue a 1 de Abril de 2003.
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Nova Task Force naval de Taiwan

A Marinha de Taiwan planeia uma grande reforma orgazinativa uma vez concluida a recepção dos 4 destroyers classe Kidd provenientes da US Navy. A Marinha planeia criar um segundo grupo táctico operativo designado Task Force 63, e que estará formado por vária unidades, como destroyers classe Kidd, fragata classe La Fayette, classe knox e classe Chengkung, assim como submarinos. A Task Force 62 era, até ao momento o único grupo de batalha operativo da Marinha desde a II GM.
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Taiwan quer novos submarinos.

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MAY 24, 2004
CONTROVERSIAL PLAN
Chen hopes to visit Washington
TAIPEI - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian hopes to visit Washington during his second four-year term, a presidential office statement said yesterday, days after he placated the United States by avoiding provocation of China.

Mr Chen made stopovers in New York in 2001 and 2003, but analysts said a visit to the US capital is certain to rile China, which considers the self-ruled island a wayward province that must be returned to the fold, by force if it formally declares statehood.

'I sincerely hope I can have the opportunity to visit Washington over the next four years...and personally witness the sincere friendship between the peoples of Taiwan and the United States,' the statement quoted Mr Chen as telling a group of pro-independence Taiwanese-American professors in Taipei late on Saturday.

In his inauguration speech last Thursday, Mr Chen did not repeat contentious plans to hold a referendum on a new Constitution, assuaging key ally Washington. But Beijing has lingering doubts about his pro-independence dreams.

Meanwhile, London-based defence journal Jane's Weekly reported that Washington's two arms deals to supply eight diesel-electric submarines and ships equipped with the high-tech Aegis air defence system to Taiwan, which could be worth US$11 billion (S$18.9 billion), are mired in political and financial troubles.

US President George W. Bush approved the sales in April 2001. The submarine deal has progressed slowly as the US has not built conventional submarines for more than 40 years.

They said insistence that the submarines be built in Taiwan 'is very likely going to kill the whole deal', adding that Taiwan lacked the construction and testing infrastructure needed for such a project.

Another key hurdle is that the US has still not secured a modern design that satisfies Taipei.

As for the long-sought Aegis-equipped ships, to date no progress has been made other than a promise that it would be approved 'in principle'.

'With the prospect of US policy towards arms sales to the region shifting dramatically if there is a change in administration following the November presidential election, time for deals could be running out,' the weekly said. Reuters, AFP


The Straits Times
Copyright @ 2004 Singapore Press Holdings.
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Portugal participa em exercicio naval da NATO.

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Bombistas suicidas irão atacar navios da Royal Navy na costa da Escócia. Este é o cenário do joint maritime course, já classificado como o maior exercício militar de treino que alguma vez foi feito no Reino Unido. Portugal, como país membro da NATO também participa, enviando a fragata Álvares Cabral.

Navios, submarinos, militares e meios aéreos de 16 países vão se concentrar ao largo da Escócia entre os próximos dias 21 de Junho e 1 de Julho. Trata-se de mais uma edição do joint maritime course, um exercício militar que o Reino Unido realiza três vezes por ano e que se destina a provir treino aos três ramos das forças armadas de Sua Majestade.
No exercício, navios de guerra que estão a sair do porto de Clyde serão alvo de ataque de terroristas que, usando barcos rápidos, irão ameaçar a frota.

Este exercício vai envolver forças armadas do Reino Unido, EUA, Turquia, Polónia, Holanda, Suécia, Alemanha, França, Espanha, Noruega, Bélgica, Portugal, Nova Zelândia, Canadá e Austrália.
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Israel Plans to Buy Two German Submarines, Bild Zeitung Says
May 26 (Bloomberg) -- Israel is planning to buy two U-212 submarines in Germany, Bild Zeitung said, citing people familiar with an initial inquiry received by the German government.

The submarines, powered by fuel cells, are almost noiseless and are among the most modern of their kind, the newspaper said. The German government is prohibited by law from exporting weapons to regions of conflict, Bild added.

Kiel, Germany-based Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG, the world's biggest builder of non-nuclear submarines, builds the U- 212 submarines.

(Bild Zeitung 5-26 p. 1)
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Israel Plans to Buy Two German Submarines, Bild Zeitung Says
May 26 (Bloomberg) -- Israel is planning to buy two U-212 submarines in Germany, Bild Zeitung said, citing people familiar with an initial inquiry received by the German government.

The submarines, powered by fuel cells, are almost noiseless and are among the most modern of their kind, the newspaper said. The German government is prohibited by law from exporting weapons to regions of conflict, Bild added.

Kiel, Germany-based Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG, the world's biggest builder of non-nuclear submarines, builds the U- 212 submarines.

(Bild Zeitung 5-26 p. 1)


Resta saber se a Alemanha irá concordar em vender. Já não venderam os Leo 2 para a Turquia, porque esta reprime com muita violência os curdos.
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Reportagem sobre o exercicio "Lusiada".

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O arquipélago português dos Açores, no Atlantico Norte, goza de uma posição estratégica de primeira importância, constatada nos vários conflitos e crises internacionais, principalmente nos ultimos 50 anos. Não é de estranhar que tenha sido aqui onde as Forças Armadas Portuguesas levaram a cabo um exercicio, o Lusiada, destinado a preparar acções de combate ao terrorismo.

O exercicio contemplava que um grupo de terroristas tinha conseguido, utilizando um avião comercial que "fingia" encontrar-se em dificuldades, aterrar no aeroporto internacional de Santa Maria neutralizando a sua pequena guarnição militar e ocupando a ilha. Outros elementos infiltram-se simultaneamente na Ilha Terceira, onde se encontra a base aérea das Lajes, obrigando a tomar especiais medidas de segurança. Este foi o cenário eleito pelos responsáveis da "Lusiada" para testar os meios e procedimentos de comando e controlo com que se conta e para projectar, desde as suas bases peninsulares ao arquipélago, a Força de Reacção Imediata (FRI).

Em Marcha

Depois do mencionado cenário, o Comando Operacional dos Açores (COA), directamente dependente do Estado Maior General das Forças Armadas (EMGFA) com sede em Lisboa, advertiu de imediato que não dispunha de tropas nem meios com os que neutralizar por si mesmos os terroristas que ocupavam Santa Maria.
  Consequentemente, o EMGFA decidiu activar a FRI e um Comando de Operações Especiais, colocados á disposição do COA para restabelecer a soberabnia nacional de todo o arquipélago com os seguintes meios navais, terrestres e aéreos :
a fragata Hermenegildo Capelo e a corveta António Enes, nas que embarcaram um destacamento de mergulhadores de combate e uma companhia de fuzileiros; um batalhão de infantaria pára-quedista, um destacamento de percursores aeroterrestres, um destacamento de Transmissões e outro de Saude; 4 F-16 , 2 C-130, 2 C-212, 2 SA-330, 1 P-3,  um Destacamento de Acções Especiais (DAE) do Corpo de Fuzileiros, e um Destacamento de Operações Especiais  (DOE) do Batalhão de Operações Especiais do Exército.

O assalto

Quarenta e oito horas antes do dia D, elementos das Forças Especiais infiltraram-se em Santa Maria utilizando os SA-330 e depois de levar a cabo missões de reconhecimento na noite anterior ao assalto, os homens do DAE e do DOE lançaram uma série de acções ofensivas eliminado terroristas e libertando reféns.
  Ao nascer do dia D um C-212 lançou um destacamento de SOGA, pertencentes á Brigada Aerotransportada. Uma vez em terra tomaram posições junto á pista do aeroporto internacional, verificando se estava em condições de operar e estabelecer comunicação com a força aerotransportada, que já tinha partido da Terceira num C-130.
  Paralelamente, duas vagas de Fuzileiros desembarcaram numa das praias da ilha e depois de vencer alguma resistência dirigiram-se á capital, Vila do Porto, para reunir-se com o Batalhão pára-quedista que estava quase a inicar uma aterragem de assalto no aeroporto.
  Ao cair da tarde, os Fuzileiros atacaram objectivos perto da costa enquanto os para-quedistas, helitransportados, aniquilavam os situados no interior da ilha.

Final

O exercicio Lusiada serviu, principalmente, para pôr á prova os sistemas de Comando e Controlo das Forças Armadas Portuguesas e, a pesar da notória obsolescencia de alguns meios empregados e da carencia de outros (sobretudo de um Navio Polivalente Logistico), contituiu uma excelente oportunidade para treinar as unidades participantes.
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EURO 2004
Marinha duplica vigilantes nas praias
A Marinha vai duplicar o habitual número de militares que vigiam as praias próximas dos estádios que serão palco do Euro 2004, anunciou esta quarta-feira o porta-voz do Estado-Maior da Armada.  

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  O comandante Gouveia e Melo (na foto) escusou-se a adiantar quantos efectivos da Marinha vão ser destacados, alegando razões de defesa nacional.

O responsável referiu que, a partir da próxima terça-feira, quando abre a época balnear, as praias vão ter mais do dobro dos militares a vigiá-las, em comparação com os anos anteriores.

As zonas balneares com vigilância reforçada são as mais próximas das cidades de Braga, Guimarães, Porto, Aveiro, Coimbra, Leiria, Lisboa e Faro-Loulé, onde estão localizados os estádios de futebol que vão receber o Euro 2004.
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Upgraded Raytheon Rolling Airframe Missile Scores Two Hits Against New Target
 
 
(Source: Raytheon Co.; issued May 25, 2004)
 
 
 TUCSON, Ariz. --- The first tests of a Raytheon Company Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) against a surface target resulted in two direct hits in operations at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Test Range in California May 5.  
 
The upgraded RAMs were equipped with a new software package for engaging helicopter, air and surface (HAS) targets. The missiles were flown against a coastal patrol interdiction craft. In two separate firings, a RAM, equipped with a telemetry package in lieu of a warhead, was fired at the target craft. In each instance, the RAM acquired the target and adjusted aimpoint for maximum lethality.  
 
"This success demonstrates an important new RAM capability, to engage the hostile surface threat in the littoral environment. In this flight test, RAM missiles detected, tracked and engaged a surface target in a complex background," said Capt. Albert Lang, the U.S. Navy's RAM program manager.  
 
RAM is the world's premiere lightweight, quick-reaction, ship self-defense missile system. Its mission is to engage and destroy anti-ship threats with no post-launch shipboard support. The Block 1 missile, currently in production, is equipped with a state-of-the-art autonomous infrared seeker, advanced proximity fuze, and RF/IR dual-mode capability allowing it to protect ships against incoming anti-ship missiles. The HAS upgrade retains all of the Block 1 capability against anti-ship missiles and adds advanced signal processing to engage and destroy helicopter, aircraft and surface threats even in high clutter environments.  
 
RAM is developed and produced as a joint effort between Raytheon Company's Missile Systems business unit in Tucson, Ariz., and RAMSYS, a consortium of German companies. RAM is presently deployed in the U. S., German and South Korean Navies. The Greek Navy has accepted delivery of its first RAM Weapon Systems and deployment is scheduled soon.  
 
Raytheon Company, with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 78,000 people worldwide.  
 
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Derrame de óleo simulado pela Marinha
PAULO JULIÃO
O navio mercante Lady Blue sofreu, na manhã de ontem, um acidente à entrada da barra de Viana do Castelo que resultou no derrame de toneladas de fuelóleo. Tudo não passou de uma encenação criada pela Marinha para testar as actuais capacidades de combate a desastres ecológicos no mar.

As operações decorreram durante todo o dia, em plena bacia do rio Lima, com a Corveta Baptista de Andrade a servir de navio acidentado que, ao tentar entrar na barra para descarregar cimento no cais comercial, teve uma avaria no leme, embatendo no molhe. Segundo o simulacro, o navio sofreu, com o choque, um rombo abaixo da linha de água, afectando um tanque de combustível, que acabou por libertar 250 toneladas de fuelóleo.

O falso derrame atingiu as Praias do Coral e Norte e, «face à dimensão», a autoridade marítima estabeleceu o terceiro grau de prontidão do Plano Mar Limpo, activando destacamentos de intervenção local, devido à ameaça do vento e correntes que poderiam afectar as praias circundantes. Nas operações participaram dezenas de elementos da autoridade portuária, Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo (ENVC) - que têm equipas próprias para estes casos -, e do Serviço Municipal de Protecção Civil.

Identificadas as zonas sensíveis - a foz do Lima e praias próximas -, as autoridades avançaram. Elementos dos ENVC fecharam as docas de acostamento, evitando a entrada de material poluente, e a entrada na Marina de Viana foi isolada por barreiras de estuário.

À volta do Lady Blue, o Serviço de Combate à Poluição no Mar por Hidrocarbonetos, da Marinha, instalou uma barreira que permitiu «minimizar» os danos. De seguida uma lancha vazante efectuou a recolha do material derramado. Nas operações foi utilizada ainda uma barreira oceânica e cinco de estuário, para além de equipamento de limpeza disperso pelas praias do Coral e Norte. O simulacro contou também com um Centro de Operações Móvel - recentemente adquirido pela Marinha -, utilizado para a coordenação de toda a actuação.

Para Louro Alves, comandante do Capitania de Viana, o exercício «correu bem» e permitiu «minimizar as consequências do derrame», para além de proporcionar o «treino» às diferentes equipas envolvidas, conjugado com o sistema de comando e controlo das operações.

Ao DN, o Chefe do Departamento Marítimo do Norte assegurou que, em termos de material para combate à poluição, a «Marinha está bem servida», no que toca a incidentes que não tenham grande dimensão. Perante situações de grande dimensão, diz Tavares Meyrelles, não está a «portuguesa como não está Marinha nenhuma do mundo». Para esses casos, lembra, há uma mobilização de meios internacionais. Salientou, ainda, a importância dos Navios de Patrulha Oceânica, a construir em Viana, dotados de capacidade de combate à poluição marítima em situações de «dimensão média e grande». Navios que vão criar condições para «não depender totalmente da ajuda externa», como foi o caso da ameaça do Prestige.
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"Open Society " Severstal " " Admiral Groshkov " more will put on reconstruction TARK than 3 thousand tons of metal rolling

Open Society " Severstal " (Cherepovets, the Vologda region) is going to put on Severodvinsk ON "Sevmashpredprijatie" 3,2 thousand tons of the metal rolling intended for reconstruction heavy avianesushchego of a cruiser " Admiral Groshkov". The question of delivery of metal was discussed on coordination advice in which representatives of Open Society " Severstal " have taken part, FGUP "ON" Sevmashpredprijatie " and OHEE "Prometej" (Saint Petersburg).

A result of session became the plan of the further work of three enterprises - metallurgical, ship-building and scientific institute in the field of development and application of new marks stalej.

So, used now at construction of chisel platform "Prirazlomnaja" cold-resistant marks became mastered and made only on Open Society " Severstal ". In the near future certification of marks of steel such as AK-SV for manufacture of cases of submarines " here will begin.

One more result of work of coordination advice became the decision on application as alloying additives for manufacture sudostalej for "Sevmashpredprijatija" metal rolling from utilized submarines. " It will allow to lower the cost price of made production and to reduce cost of metal rolling for Gosoboronzakaza ", - have noted in the press-service. "
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Fotos do projecto do AOR canadiense:

(http://www.sfu.ca/casr/navalsc-side1.jpg)
(http://www.sfu.ca/casr/navalsc1-1.jpg)
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Enviado por: emarques em Maio 29, 2004, 09:57:38 pm
Sítio estranho para a "ilha" da chaminé... Não será um bocado perigoso para os helis? (também não sei o tamanho do bicho, pode ser que tenha muitíssimo espaço.)
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Caro Fabio

O projecto actual já não é esse. Agora chama-se Joint Suport Ship e é derivado da classe Fort Victoria da Grã-Bretanha. Infelizmente não posso por imagem do projecto porque tenho-o no meu computador e não me lembro qual é o endereço.

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JLRC
Título: Novos AOR (Joint suport ships)
Enviado por: JLRC em Maio 30, 2004, 10:56:57 pm
Caro Fabio G.

Encontrei a notícia sobre os novos AOR, que entretanto já sofreu actualizações. Como vai ver, este projecto é muito interessante para a nossa Marinha. É uma boa oportunidade de colaboramos com os canadianos.

The Future Navy
Future Ships: New AORs

A new class of AOR vessels would provide a much needed sea-lift capability in order to support both the Navy at sea, and the Army ashore. This class would replace the rapidly aging Protecteur Class AORs (HMCS PROTECTEUR and HMCS PRESERVER).

The AOR is proposed to be a modular design combined with storage facilities for the stores needed to keep the Navy at sea, and a large helicopter deck for operating helicopters and storing Army equipment and vehicles. The design may incorporate a RO-RO (Roll On - Roll Off) capability.

Characteristics below were reported by Janes Defence.

Characteristics
Displacement: 26,600 tons full load  
Dimensions: 195 x 28 x 8.5 meters (639.8 x 91.9 x 27.9 feet)  
Propulsion: 2 diesels, 1 shaft, 20 knots  
Crew: 111 + 60 transient  
Cargo: 6,500 tons fuel, 535 tons aviation fuel, 300 tons ammunition, 200 TEU containers, 2,500 square meters vehicle space  
Aviation: 2 Sea King  
Armament: 2 Phalanx CIWS  
Ships:  4 ships, names unknown.  

The Canadian Navy will soon begin a feasability study for the construction of these vessels.

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JLRC
Título: Última tentativa
Enviado por: JLRC em Maio 30, 2004, 11:04:02 pm
Será agora?

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Título: Novos AOR (Joint suport ships)
Enviado por: JLRC em Maio 30, 2004, 11:13:49 pm
O endereço electrónico é:

http://www.readyayeready.com/timeline/2 ... w-aors.htm (http://www.readyayeready.com/timeline/2010s/new-aors.htm)
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Maio 31, 2004, 12:10:39 pm
Fuziiros testam armas ligeiras:

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Modernização: Ministério da Defesa aposta no equipamento de combate

FUZOS TESTAM NOVAS ARMAS

Os fuzileiros estão a testar novas armas, inclusive destinadas a operações especiais, no sentido de substituir material ou complementar o existente, no âmbito da renovação desta força prevista na Lei de Programação Militar.

A 'pequena' MP-7 é uma das armas em testes nos fuzileiros
Uma delas é a HK MP7, uma pistola-metralhadora que é pouco maior do que uma pistola e que dispõe de um calibre especial, de 4,6 mm, que não obstante a reduzida dimensão tem capacidade para perfurar um colete de protecção A4, que apresenta um maior nível de resistência a impactos balísticos.

É a primeira vez que esta arma surge e é testada em Portugal e os fuzileiros estão a analisar as suas reais possibilidades, para eventual atribuição ao DAE - Destacamento de Acções Especiais - uma força que tanto é aplicada em acções militares como de combate ao tráfico de droga e que tem trabalhado frequentemente em conjunto com a Polícia Judiciária. Uma das questões que os fuzileiros mais querem comprovar é o tiro eficaz a 200 metros, um requisito a respeitar no caso de eventual aquisição da arma, que irá complementar a utilização da MP5 (pistola metralhadora) e da G-36 (espingarda automática).

Um outro tipo de armas que está a ser analizado são as metralhadoras ligeiras (LMG - Light Machine Gun), no calibre 5,56 mm, o que poderá colocar em confronto a Minimi, da FN, e a MG-4, também da HK.

A nova metralhadora ligeira está pensada para substituir parcialmente a MG-3, uma arma de calibre 7 62 mm, também da fábrica alemã e que equipa os pelotões do Batalhão Ligeiro de Desembarque (em média duas por pelotão - 30 homens).

A MG-3 deverá, no entanto, continuar a ser mantida, embora já na classificação de metralhadora média, até porque o seu calibre, mais potente que o 5,56 mm, continua a ter justificação em algumas situações, pelas lições que os norte-americanos têm vindo a recolher no conflito no Afeganistão. O número por pelotão das MG-3 será mantido, enquanto as LMG passarão a ser de três a seis - consoante as necessidades - no mesmo tipo de força, o que aumenta significativamente o poder de fogo, garantindo a mesma mobilidade, pela maior leveza das novas armas a equipar os fuzileiros. l

A QUESTÃO DO PROCESSO DE AQUISIÇÃO

Se a eventual aquisição da MP-7 constitui um processo à parte, uma vez que se trata de uma arma destinada a forças especiais, com requisitos específicos, de acordo com a missão, já a recepção de uma nova metralhadora ligeira poderá inserir-se no processo mais vasto da nova arma ligeira, destinado ao conjunto das Forças Armadas. Em todo o caso, a substituição parcial da MG-3 de calibre 7,62 mm é considerada essencial nos fuzileiros, até porque esta força de elite quer ficar pelo menos no mesmo patamar que o de outras forças similares da NATO. É que as LMG de calibre 5,56 mm são suficientes para a maioria das missões e, por outro lado, podem ser operadas apenas por um homem, o que já não acontece com armas como a MG-3, que devido ao peso obrigam ao empenhamento de dois homens.

O mesmo factor dificulta a mobilidade das forças em deslocamento apeado, uma questão essencial, uma vez que estas armas são utilizadas para apoiar o movimento do infante.

HK MG3

Calibre: 7,62 mm

Peso: 11,5 kg com bipé ou 25 kg com tripé

Cadência de tiro: 1200 tiros por minuto

Alcance: mais de mil metros

Guarnição: Dois homens - apontador e municiador

HK MP7

Tipo: pistola-metralhadora

Calibre: 4,6 mm

Peso: 1,30 kg (com carregador de 20 munições)

Velocidade da munição: 725 metros por segundo

Alcance: 200 metros

Selector: segurança, tiro a tiro e rajada.

LMG - 5,56 MM

As metralhadoras ligeiras no calibre 5,56 mm surgiram nos anos 80, através da FN, com a produção da Minimi. Esta arma pode agora começar a sofrer uma forte concorrência através da MG4, a sucessora da MG3, da fábrica alemã HK. O peso não ultrapassa os 8 kg.

Carlos Varela
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Outra noticia do interesse israelita pelos U-212

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Defense Ministry mum on reported submarine sale

By ARIEH O'SULLIVAN

The Defense Ministry has refused to comment on a report that Israel is planning to purchase two more German-made diesel submarines.

According to a report in the German newspaper Bild Zeitung, Israel is planning to buy two U-212 submarines. It quoted "people familiar with an initial inquiry received by the German government." The paper said the submarines were to be built at the Kiel-based Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG, the world's biggest builder of non-nuclear submarines. They built the three Dolphin-class submarines currently in use by the Israel Navy. Officials at HDW have confirmed there was an "Israeli interest" in the submarines, but declined further comment.

Defense Ministry spokeswoman Rachel Niedak-Ashkenazi declined to comment on the report and referred all queries to the Israel Defense Forces. The IDF Spokesman also declined to comment on the report.

Sensitive armaments deliveries need approval from Berlin's secretive security council. Last November, the German government reportedly turned down a request for two more Dolphin-class submarines. The German weekly Focus reported that Berlin was against the sale because of reports Israel was equipping them with nuclear missiles. The report did not name any sources.

The diesel/electric submarines have reportedly been outfitted with Israeli-made sea-launched cruise missiles.

The Los Angeles Times has claimed that Israel had modified a missile to carry nuclear warheads. But Israeli and foreign defense experts dismissed this, saying it was technically impossible.

Furthermore, officials and analysts have said, the prospect of an additional Dolphin submarine sale to Israel appears remote. They cite a steady reduction of German arms sales to Israel because of concerns that they would be deployed in the war against the Palestinians.
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Una avería en una hélice deja en «dique seco» al portaaviones Príncipe de Asturias
El buque insignia de la Armada permanecerá el día de las FAS en Cádiz

Diego Mazón
Madrid- El buque insignia de la Armada, el portaaviones Príncipe de Asturias, pierde aceite. «Son los achaques típicos de un barco como éste», señalan fuentes de la Armada. Lo cierto es que el barco, entregado a la Marina en 1988, sufre una avería en el obturador de una de sus hélices que le hace perder aceite constantemente. Algunas fuentes señalaron a éste periódico que llegaba a verter hasta quinientos litros al día, cantidad que fue desmentida por el Ministerio de Defensa, que no especificó el volumen de la pérdida, pero sí apuntó a que no llegaba a esa cantidad.
El portaaeronaves se encuentra en la base naval de Rota, donde está siendo reparado para tapar la pérdida de aceite, y allí permanecerá el Día de las Fuerzas Armadas, que se celebrará mañana, treinta de mayo. El buque no viajará a Almería, donde se celebrará el desfile en homenaje a los caídos en misiones internacionales y a los miembros de la Legión que han participado en el repliegue del contingente en Iraq. Por el contrario, permanecerá en Cádiz, donde podrá ser visto por los ciudadanos gaditanos. El hecho de que se quede en donde está, según fuentes de la Armada, entra dentro de las previsiones, ya que en ningún momento se pensó en enviarlo a Almería. El portaaviones se quedará junto con otros buques de la Armada en Cádiz y es posible que se pueda visitar dentro de los actos del Día de las Fuerzas Armadas.
El portaaviones Príncipe de Asturias es el único de esta clase que tiene la Armada española, y pertenece al grupo Alfa junto a seis fragatas de la clase Santa María que sirven de escolta al buque insignia.
La avería, por el momento, le permite navegar, aunque desde hace días permanece en Rota ante posibles averías mayores derivadas de la primera.
El «Príncipe de Asturias» tiene 196 metros de eslora por 32 de ancho y tiene una dotación de 572 efectivos. La autonomía del buque le permite navegar hasta diez mil millas a dieciséis nudos propulsado por dos turbinas de gas de 46.000 cv. de potencia total.
Si bien estaba previsto que el buque insignia de la Armada no estuviese presente en los actos que se celebrarán en Almería, ya que la celebración se realiza en todo el país, con días de puertas abiertas en varios puntos, el Ministerio de Defensa si que enviará, como representación de la Marina, al buque de asalto anfibio «Galicia», al buque de desembarco «Pizarro», que recientemente ha viajado a Kosovo para ayudar en el relevo y la fragata «Santamaría».
Las tres embarcaciones han participado en diferentes misiones de ayuda humanitaria, motivo que centrará la celebración del Día de las Fuerzas Armadas, especialmente dedicado a los militares españoles muertos en misiones internacionales
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EL COMANDO NAVAL DE SISTEMAS DEL AIRE ESTADOUNIDENSE (NAVAIR) ADOPTA COMO ESTÁNDAR EL SOFTWARE DE THE MATHWORKS.

NAVAIR implantará los productos MathWorks en toda la organización para análisis de datos y desarrollo de sistemas de control aéreo. Los ingenierosde Navair podrán realizar fácilmente investigaciones conjuntas, reducir significativamente el tiempo necesario para analizar los datos y adaptarse mejor a las necesidades tecnológicas de la flota naval. El Comando Naval de Sistemas del Aire de Estados Unidos (NAVAIR) ha adoptado como estándar la familia de productos de The MathWorks para: análisis de datos, visualización, modelado y simulación. NAVAIR, líder en tecnología de aviación naval, utiliza el software estrella de The MathWorks, MATLAB y Simulink como núcleo central de su plataforma de Cálculo técnico para realizar el análisis de los datos procedentes de las pruebas de vuelo, investigación, desarrollo, proyectos de pruebas y evaluación en todas las disciplinas técnicas. NAVAIR tiene previsto instalar MATLAB y Simulink como su software central común. Esto significa que sus ingenieros podrán realizar fácilmente investigaciones conjuntas, reducir significativamente el tiempo necesario para analizar los datos y adaptarse mejor a las necesidades tecnológicas de la flota naval. A través de su red mundial de expertos en tecnología, NAVAIR desarrolla avanzados sistemas de aviación, desde controles de vuelo hasta fijación precisa de objetivos y comunicaciones en tiempo real. Con la implementación de la familia de productos The MathWorks en toda la organización, NAVAIR estará en disposición de dar soporte a las necesidades de la flota.
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IZAR BOTA EL PRIMERO DE LOS CINCO BUQUES QUE CONSTRUYE PARA LA ARMADA NORUEGA.

El próximo jueves, los ministros de Defensa de España y Noruega, José Bono y Kristin Krohn Devold respectivamente, presidirán la botadura de la fragata Fridjof Nansen, primera de las cinco F-310 adquiridas por la Armada Noruega a la constructora naval española Izar. A partir de septiembre de 2005 –una vez incorporados los sistemas de armas y comunicaciones- se entregarán las cinco fragatas, una por año. El acuerdo recoge la obligación por parte española de compensar con compras y transferencias el cien por cien de la operación, que alcanza los 1.200 millones de euros. El contrato asegura carga de trabajo complete del Astillero Ferrol hasta el 2009.


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La Voz de Galicia

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Izar puja por fabricar para Australia tres destructores por 3.500 millones
El grupo estatal, finalista del concurso junto a una empresa alemana y otra de EE.UU.
Sería el mayor contrato de exportación de material militar jamás logrado por España.

(M. Cheda | ferrol)
El Ministerio de Defensa de Australia ha dado otro paso en el desarrollo de su proyecto Sea 4000, gracias al cual pretende proveerse de tres modernos destructores antiaéreos. El departamento que dirige Robert Hill emitió el pasado 14 de marzo un comunicado titulado: «Competition begins» (empieza el concurso, traducido del inglés). En esa nota anunciaba que ya había seleccionado a tres compañías finalistas para que pujasen por diseñar y construir los buques. Una de las elegidas es Izar.

El Gobierno de Sidney está dispuesto a invertir entre 4.500 y 6.000 millones de dólares de aquel país, o sea, de 2.623,5 a 3.498 millones de euros, al cambio actual. Dicho de otra forma: si los astilleros estatales logran llevarse el gato al agua, firmarán el mayor contrato de exportación de material militar jamás conseguido por España. Las opciones de éxito llegan en un momento crucial, pues la empresa se encuentra sumida en la mayor crisis tras su creación, en diciembre del 2000.

Sobre las características que tendrán esas embarcaciones, la Armada australiana apenas ha avanzado una estimación presupuestaria. Se sabe que entrarán en servicio progresivamente a partir del 2003, que desplazarán entre 6.000 y 8.000 toneladas (la mitad que el portaaviones Príncipe de Asturias), que sus tripulaciones no superarán en número las 200 personas y que estarán dotadas del Aegis, un sistema de combate apto para participar en el desarrollo del escudo antimisiles.

De las tres sociedades finalistas, sólo dos acumulan experiencia en el montaje del Aegis, que es de patente norteamericana: la estadounidense Gibbs & Cox e Izar, que ya lo ha instalado en dos fragatas tipo F-100 y en una de la clase F-310, dentro de su centro de trabajo de Ferrol, en colaboración con Lockheed Martin. La firma alemana Bolhm + Voss no puede alardear de lo mismo, aunque forma parte del potente consorcio ThyssenKrupp, en trámites de fusión con los míticos astilleros germanos HDW.

Tras escuchar sus ofertas, el Ejecutivo de Australia decidirá «a mediados del 2005» con cuál de los aspirantes se queda.
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La Voz de Galicia

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Izar también preseleccionada para construir un megabuque anfibio

La flota de Australia se encuentra en pleno proceso de renovación. Además de los tres destructores, el Ministerio de Defensa quiere comprar al menos un megabuque de proyección estratégica. Dicho proyecto se encuentra ahora en un proceso de tramitación administrativa que va medio año por detrás del Sea 4000. No obstante, para la fabricación de ese gran barco ya se ha realizado una preselección de astilleros: los franceses DCN e Izar. El coste de la nave podría situarse en el entorno de los 400 millones de euros.


Os australianos estão dispostos a gastar muito dinheiro, porque 3500M euros por 3 fragatas é exagerado mais este mega-navio anfibio 400M, total cerca de 800 milhões de contos é muita "massa".
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La Verdad

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CARTAGENA
La SEPI confirma que Izar mantendrá el programa de submarinos para la Armada

Enrique Martínez Robles se reunió con el consejero de Industria, Patricio Valverde El proyecto garantiza carga de trabajo para los próximos diez años
J. A. ELGARRESTA/CARTAGENA

La factoría que la empresa pública de construcción naval Izar tiene en Cartagena recibió ayer el que podría ser espaldarazo definitivo. El presidente de la Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI), Enrique Martínez Robles, garantizó al consejero de Economía, Industria e Innovación, Patricio Valverde, que se mantendrán los actuales proyectos de construcción de submarinos para la Armada española (los S-80) que tiene el astillero de Cartagena, una obra que garantiza carga de trabajo hasta dentro de, por lo menos, diez años.

En la reunión quedó claro, según informó la Comunidad Autónoma, que la factoría cartagenera «es el astillero con mayor capacidad y carga de trabajo de todos los del grupo», por lo que la «especialización de la factoría de Cartagena lo convierte en una de las más rentables del grupo Izar, lo que garantiza el mantenimiento de la plantilla actual y facilita futuras ampliaciones».

El encuentro se inscribe en la ronda que está realizando el presidente de la SEPI con los consejeros de Industria de las comunidades autónomas que acogen factorías de Izar, como paso previo al informe que realice la comisión interministerial encargada de salvar la empresa pública de construcción naval.

Martínez Robles no quiso adelantar nada sobre este particular, salvo que habrá alguna respuesta a lo largo del mes de junio, y que el objetivo que se pretende es dar una salida global a la situación que están atravesando los astilleros públicos.

Yates

En este encuentro no sólo se habló de barcos militares, sino también de los civiles. En este sentido, Patricio Valverde recordó a Martínez Robles el papel que está empezando a jugar la factoría cartagenera dentro del sector de reparación de yates de recreo, con dos naves para pintar y reparar y una dársena específica en proceso de construcción.

Asimismo, el consejero recordó al presidente de la sociedad estatal que Izar participará en el Centro Tecnológico Naval, que se constituirá este año, y que está presente en la Asociación Centro Tecnológico Naval y del Mar, que se puso en marcha en la ciudad portuaria en el mes de noviembre del año pasado.

En cualquier caso, y a pesar de la respuesta altamente positiva del presidente de la SEPI respecto a la situación en la que se encuentra el astillero cartagenero, Patricio Valverde aseguró que el Gobierno regional mantendrá una actitud «vigilante» respecto a este problema.

Además, el responsable regional de Economía e Industria señaló que la crisis por la que atraviesan los astilleros no es extrapolable a Cartagena y aseguró que que «desde el Ejecutivo autonómico sólo cabe esperar nuevas inversiones».

Respecto a las ayudas concedidas por gobiernos del PP a esta empresa pública, que ahora la Comisión Europea obliga a devolver y que ascienden a más de 1.100 millones de euros, Valverde pidió a Martínez Robles que defienda su validez ante la competencia de los países asiáticos.
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Dos militares británicos en misión secreta son detenidos por la Policía local en Málaga
ANTONIO ROCHEMÁLAGA.

El Centro Nacional de Inteligencia (CNI) ha abierto una investigación sobre la presencia en Málaga el pasado 18 de mayo de un comando de las fuerzas especiales británicas cuya misión podría estar relacionada con el atraque en Gibraltar del submarino nuclear «HMS Trenchant». El comando estaba formado por dos militares de la Royal Navy, identificados como Andrew William Harry Smith, de 26 años, y Wayne Gordon Athey, de 28.

Ambos viajaban en una furgoneta Volkswagen, modelo Sprinter, de color blanco, con matrícula de Gibraltar. El vehículo, que circulaba a las dos de la madrugada por la calle Pacífico en dirección a la urbanización Sacaba Beach, levantó sospechas a una patrulla de la Policía Local de Málaga. Por las dimensiones del furgón y la zona donde se encontraba —lugar habitual de desembarco de drogas—, los agentes creyeron que se trataba de una nueva operación de narcotráfico.

A este servicio se unió un vehículo camuflado de la Policía Local. El seguimiento se realizó por Sacaba Beach, continuó por el paseo marítimo Antonio Machado, el centro, la Malagueta, paseo marítimo Pablo Ruiz Picasso y la carreterita en dirección a El Palo. El furgón se desplazaba muy lentamente, como buscando algo en las playas.

Interceptados en el Cuervo

Como el vehículo sospechoso se disponía a abandonar el término municipal de Málaga por la costa oriental, la Policía decidió actuar. Cuatro unidades lo interceptaron en las inmediaciones del Peñón del Cuervo. Los ocupantes fueron identificados por sus pasaportes y conminados a abrir las puertas traseras del vehículo. Y ahí saltó la alarma de los agentes. En el interior se encontró gran cantidad de objetos militares, dos motores fuera borda de gran potencia, una zodiac neumática semirrígida, aparato de inflado automático, sistema elevador para los motores y embarcación, trajes de neopreno, equipo autónomo de buceo y escafandras, así como cajas cerradas con candados con el anagrama de Royal Navy.

Los sospechosos informaron a los agentes municipales de que eran militares británicos —sacaron los carnés que les acreditaban como tales— y que pertenecían a un comando militar de las fuerzas especiales británicas en misión secreta con el objetivo de transportar material bélico desde Inglaterra a Gibraltar. También mostraron una documentación de la OTAN. Fueron trasladados a la Jefatura del Distrito Este para determinar la veracidad de esas afirmaciones.
La Policía Local informó a la Guardia Civil, y el jefe de sala del 062 dijo que no era el modo lógico de transportar material bélico. Los policías intentaron de madrugada ponerse en contacto con las autoridades militares y llamaron a la Comandancia de Marina, pero nadie cogió el teléfono. Decidieron, entonces, llamar a la Base Aérea, y un suboficial en funciones de comandante de guardia mostró su extrañeza por el caso, pero no dio ninguna solución. Los agentes contactaron con la jefa de sala del Cuerpo Nacional de Policía, que se expresó en los mismos términos que los anteriores. Ni los datos personales de los retenidos ni el vehículo aparecían en el programa informático. Los policías intentaron ponerse en contacto con el consulado británico, pero nadie contestó a las llamadas.

Como las horas pasaban y no había motivo legal para seguir reteniéndolos, los británicos fueron informados de que su situación en ese momento era de libertad, aunque debían esperar a que culminaran las gestiones. Uno de ellos realizó una llamada telefónica a unos supuestos mandos en Inglaterra, quienes le manifestaron que colaboraran con la Policía malagueña.

A las cuatro de la madrugada, y a través de la Guardia Civil, los policías pudieron contactar con el inspector Michael Ruiz, jefe de servicio de la Policía del Ministerio de Defensa de Gibraltar, quien se mostró sorprendido por el hecho y dijo a los agentes a que se pusieran en contacto con un responsable militar británico del Peñón. Por fin, lograban hablar con el comandante en jefe de la base militar de la Royal Navy en Gibraltar, señor Coleman. Éste afirmó a los agentes que tenía que confirmar con los propios militares su identidad a través de unas claves de seguridad, por lo que pidió contactar con ellos telefónicamente. Los dos retenidos le dijeron en inglés a su superior una clave alfanumérica y, tras una breve conversación, se cortó la llamada.

Material imprescindible

Poco después llamó Coleman e informó de que, efectivamente, los dos militares eran de la Royal Navy y que formaban parte de un comando con una misión secreta: el transporte de un material desde Inglaterra hasta Gibraltar. Añadió que era imprescindible que ese material llegara a su base a la mayor brevedad posible para unas maniobras tácticas de un submarino nuclear que se iban a realizar el 21 de mayo. Los policías locales no daban crédito a lo que oían y preguntaron por qué se hacía el traslado por tierra. El jefe militar de la Royal Navy contestó que el transporte de material bélico se efectúa normalmente por avión o barco militar, pero debido a que la mayoría de las fuerzas navales y aéreas británicas se encuentran en Irak se decidió realizar la misión por tierra. Sin embargo, no consta que haya sido autorizado por el Ministerio de Defensa español.

Después de la justificación dada por Coleman y de que no había ninguna orden en contra por parte de los demás Cuerpos y Fuerzas de Seguridad del Estado español, la Policía Local dejó a los militares británicos que se marcharan sobre las seis de la mañana. Pero un servicio que al principio parecía rutinario se convirtió en un asunto que ha merecido la atención del CNI.
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Enviado por: Tiger22 em Junho 02, 2004, 01:07:20 am
Bem feito para os espanhóis. Os ingleses brincam com eles. E como já foi dito pelo governador de Gibraltar, enquanto não houver solução para o problema de Olivença, também não haverá para o de Gibraltar. God Save The Queen :G-beer2: .
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Junho 02, 2004, 12:43:12 pm
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Armada tem novos almirantes
M. C. F.
O contra-almirante Lopo Cajaraville está indicado para ocupar o cargo de Superintendente do Serviço de Material da Armada, depois de promovido ao posto de vice-almirante, indicou ao DN fonte conhecedora do processo de promoções e nomeações em curso na Marinha. O militar tem desempenhado as funções de Sub-Chefe do Estado-Maior da Armada (CEMA).

Aguardam também promoção a vice-almirante os contra-almirantes Medeiros Alves, Abrantes Lopes, Viegas Filipe e Álvaro Gaspar, adiantou a fonte, acrescentando que o contra-almirante Lima Bacelar (sub-director do Instituto Superior Naval de Guerra) deverá ser o futuro Sub-CEMA.


Almirantes muitos, meios poucos. :roll:
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Enviado por: ferrol em Junho 02, 2004, 04:43:41 pm
Citação de: "Tiger22"
Bem feito para os espanhóis. Os ingleses brincam com eles.

O raro do caso é que foran detidos pola Policia Local. Eu cría que dous militares en misión secreta eran máis discretos.
Máis raro é que non dixesen o nome do Pub onde foi a detención :Amigos:

Por certo, Tiger22, boa a comparación de Xibraltar con Olivenza. Seguro que Olivenza ten consideración de colonia, como Xibraltar.
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Enviado por: Guilherme em Junho 02, 2004, 04:49:00 pm
Se Gibraltar recebe água, luz, alimentos, etc., da Espanha, seria fácil para o governo espanhol fazer uma represália.
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Enviado por: dremanu em Junho 03, 2004, 01:16:33 am
Citação de: "Tiger22"
Bem feito para os espanhóis. Os ingleses brincam com eles. E como já foi dito pelo governador de Gibraltar, enquanto não houver solução para o problema de Olivença, também não haverá para o de Gibraltar. God Save The Queen :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  

Viva o Tiger!!!!! Quem fala assim não tem "papas na língua"! Subscrevo por inteiro ao que diz aqui....
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Enviado por: ferrol em Junho 03, 2004, 07:31:43 pm
Citação de: "Fábio G."
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Izar también preseleccionada para construir un megabuque anfibio


Como nos toque temos traballo deica polo menos o 2.020. Xa só nos faltarían os subs taiwaneses e medio mundo tería o "Made in Ferrol" escrito.

Por prezos as F-100 están mellor, as alemás custan 800 millóns cada unha, as americanas, 700 millóns e as nosas a metade. Os australianos queren AEGIS, nós podemos poñerllo, queren 8k Tons, nós podemos darllas, queren pouca tripulación, nós podemos automatizalo todo, como nas F-100, logo igual hasta nos toca.

No do "megabuque", se o noso LL sae ben, non me cabe dúbida que se pode vender ben, porque se Australia xa directamente nos da como finalistas, podemos dicir que é moi interesante para eles.
Tamén Alemaña e Holanda teñen preguntado polo concepto do novo LL, que lles parece grande dabondo para o transporte de tropas, pequeno (27k Tons) para non supor un mantemento moi alto e non está suxeito a ningún tipo de aeronave en particular, como sí o está o francés para helicópteros ou os futuros americanos para o JSF naval.

Gracias Fabio por tan boas novas. Agradécese ter medio-compatriotas que se preocupen pola súa medio-Armada.

Saúdos a todos.
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Enviado por: papatango em Junho 03, 2004, 11:18:54 pm
Citação de: "Ferrol"
Por prezos as F-100 están mellor, as alemás custan 800 millóns cada unha, as americanas, 700 millóns e as nosas a metade.


Ó Ferrol, você não está a fazer as F-100 muito baratinhas ... :mrgreen:
Afinal as Naasen para a Noruega ficam mais caras que isso (€ 350 milhões, ou 420 milhões de dolares).

Quanto ao LHD espanhol, eu estou convencido que a marinha, em vez de adquirir um LPD "artilhado" faria melhor em adquirir um LHD.

A possibilidade de operar uma muito maior quantidade de helicopteros é uma vantagem táctica de grande valor.

O LPD, só tem dois pontos de aterragem para os EH-101. Qualquer operação com os EH-101, tem que, por exemplo, encher dois deles, coloca-loa no ar, ás voltas, á espera que os outros dois sejam retirados do hangar, tenham as pás colocadas no lugar, sejam carregados, para depois descolarem.

Enquanto isso, os outros dois já gastaram metade do combustível.

Com um LHD sería possível efectuar uma operação, com todos os helicopteros ao mesmo tempo, coordenando a operação com as lanchas de desembarque.

Além do mais, deixaría a possibilidade de operação de dois ou três Harriers, que poderiam servir como meio de protecção aérea.

Pelos preços indicados, o LPD não é muito mais barato que o LHD.

Um dos problemas é que um LHD parece um porta-aviões, o que para a opinião pública, pode ser algo dificil de explicar.

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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Junho 03, 2004, 11:57:22 pm
As F-100 têm um custo de cerca  420.7M euros por unidade. O projecto LL espanhol parece ser muito bom e o seu preço e capacidade operacional justificam esta opção por parte de Espanha. Eu também preferiria um LL a um LPD até porque a diferença de preços não é muito grande e o LL tem uma capacidade de transporte bastante superior a um LPD.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Junho 05, 2004, 03:01:51 pm
Primeira F-310 posta na água.

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La moderna unidad F-310, buque inicial de la serie de cinco que el grupo público Izar construye para la Marina de Guerra de Noruega, se deslizó por la grada a las 17.14 horas, coincidiendo con la pleamar y tras romper sobre su proa la botella de champán que había liberado la ministra noruega de Defensa, Kristin Kroh Devold, que amadrinó la “Fridtjof Nansen”.
El moderno buque, copia, a reducida escala, de las fragatas de la serie F-100, será entregado, plenamente operativo, en septiembre de 2005. El programa de las F-310, que tiene un presupuesto de 1.320 millones de euros, contempla la construcción y entrega de otras cuatro unidades. Las dos últimas se botarán en Bergen (Noruega) en 2009.
En su conjunto, el encargo representa una ocupación directa de 12 millones de horas de producción y un millón en ingeniería para la factoría ferrolana, que acoge el mayor volumen de contratación de todo el grupo público.
El buque ha salido a flote con un 70% de producción terminada. El método de construcción modular permite acortar tiempos y optimiza los trabajos, lo que deriva en un alto porcentaje de acabado antes de proceder a la botadura.
Tras esta ceremonia, en la que también estuvieron presentes el presidente de Izar, Juan Pedro Gómez Jaén, el alcalde de la ciudad, el “popular” Juan Juncal, ediles y diputados autonómicos y estatales socialistas y una nutrida representación militar de ambos países, se procedió a la puesta de quilla de la segunda fragata de la serie, que lleva por nombre “Roald Amundsen” y que será botada en abril de 2005.
El astillero ferrolano de Izar es el único del mundo que está ejecutando simultáneamente dos programas de fragatas tan avanzadas como las F-100 y las F-310 noruegas. Los responsables de estos proyectos señalaron que “el gran potencial de estas unidades ha llevado a Izar, Lockheed Martin y Bath Iron Works a poner en marcha el consorcio Afcon” que comercializa buques con el sistema de combate Aegis en todo el mundo. Bajo esta nominación, la compañía figura entre las finalistas para el concurso de diseño de fragatas de mayor porte propuesto por la Armada Australiana. Dependiendo de sus requerimientos, el presupuesto final oscilaría entre los 2.715 y los 3.620 millones de euros, el triple que las noruegas.
Las unidades de la serie F-310 están consideradas como unas de las fragatas más avanzadas del mundo por su alto contenido tecnológico y el potencial de su sistema de combate. El Aegis, desarrollado por la compañía tecnológica norteamericana Lockheed Martin constituye una de las principales bazas de la oferta del grupo naval español. En esta ocasión, el concepto desarrollado para el contrato noruego se ha centrado en la acometida de misiones de guerra antisubmarina.

Los nuevos buques son también los primeros de estas características que incorporan el radar SPY-1F, lo que supone un importante hito por las posibilidades óptimas que este tipo de sistema integrado de armas brinda a las flotas de superficie de todo el mundo. El radar es una versión a escala del AN/SPY-1D, de Lockheed Martin, considerado como el sistema de este tipo más avanzado en el mundo para vigilancia naval, guerra antiáerea y defensa contra misiles.
TEXTO: Diario de Ferrol
(http://www.revistanaval.com/imaxes/cubierta_x_16.jpg)
(http://www.revistanaval.com/imaxes/cubierta_x_17.jpg)
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Junho 05, 2004, 03:24:52 pm
O programa F-310 está orçado em 1320M euros em 5 fragatas o que dá cerca de 264M por fragata é um preço bastante bom para uma fragata deste tipo, 2 destas por cerca de 520M até viriam bem já que na LPM vem um orçamento de 300M para 2 fragatas AAW, teria de se fazer um esforço mas era possivel.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Junho 05, 2004, 03:30:09 pm
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A Marinha francesa encomenda o missil "Exotec Block III"

A Direcção Geral de Armamento francesa formalizou com a MBDA um contrato para a nova versão Block III do missil anti-navio superficie-superficie Exotec MM40. Também se supõe que esta firma vá para a frente com a integração do AM39 no novo avião de combate Rafale e transformar os actuais Block 2  na variante avançada.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Junho 05, 2004, 03:42:59 pm
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Destroyer AEGIS no mar do Japão

O Governo japonês por boca do seu porta-voz Yasuo Fakusa e do seu PM Junichiro Koizumi, deram as boas-vindas á decisão da US Navy de colocar desde o mês de Setembro um destroyer equipado com potente sistema AEGIS, perto da costa japonesa, com o fim de dissuadir o Governo norte-coreano de um possivel ataque com misseis balisticos. A Armada japonesa já possui quatro navios com este potente sistema defensivo, tendo mandado um deles para a operação "Liberdade Duradeira".
  O sistema AEGIS é capaz de "seguir" mais de cem alvos aéreos de forma simultânea, e pode guiar os modernissimos misseis SM-3 com capacidade anti-missil.
  Este é considerado o primeiro passo dentro de um sistema global de defesa anti-missil, que tanto o Governo dos EUA como o do Japão, desejam implantar para melhorar a sua segurança contra a cada vez maior proliferação de misseis balisticos e inclusive de cruzeiro.
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Enviado por: papatango em Junho 05, 2004, 06:20:39 pm
Outra curiosidade é que a ministra da defesa (se não me engano) da Noruega já disse que se fosse hoje, não compraría as cinco Nansen.

Outra coisa.
As Naasen são slassificadas como fragatas ASW. Os equipamentos que transportam, fazem dela um meio para a Noruega caçar submarinos na costa. Portanto, não são exactamente o navio que precisamos.

Claro que uma Naasen, é muito superior a uma Perry, mas o seu radar é uma especie de filho mais pequeno do SPY-1 e está preparada (mas não equipada) para misseis anti-aéreos mais modernos, além de já ir utilizar os ESSM. Ou seja, poderiamos operar uma Naasen, mas o seu conceito de utilização e as suas armas principais teriam que ser outros. Se comprassemos este tipo de navio, com o objectivo de suprir a necessidade da marinha para dois navios anti-aéreos, então o armamento sería diferente e logo, o preço do navio, também sería maior.

O que necessitamos é de um navio de defesa de área. Para isso é necessário um bom radar, e uma capacidade de defesa anti-aérea que inclua misseis ESSM e SM-2 ou SM-3, além naturalmente dos Harpoon e torpedos.

A marinha reduzirá a sua quantidade de barcos a cinco. Mas desses, os dois que futuramente substituirão as Perry, devem ser minimamente capazes, se alguma vez quisermos mandar um LPD para algum lado e o tivermos que proteger.

Estas Naasen, (com esta configuração) são muito bonitas, mas seriam um substituto para as Vasco da Gama.

Lembro que as Pereira da Silva (AGORA NÃO ME ENGANEI) foram substituidas pelas Vasco da Gama.

É exactamente este velho e vetusto navio (a versão norueguesa das Pereira da Silva), embora modernizado que as Naasen vêm substituir.

Parece que a marinha da noruega também já chegou á conclusão de que para as guerras assimetricas, contra o terrorismo, trafico de droga etc... o mais lógico é apostar em navios relativamente grandes, mas que não precisam de armas muito sofisticadas, e do pessoal e dinheiro que é necessário gastar nelas.

Cada vez acho que o NPO faz mais sentido.
Só espero que divulguem logo como é que serão as versões do NPO que deverão ser feitas, baseadas no actual projecto.


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Enviado por: FinkenHeinle em Junho 05, 2004, 06:34:48 pm
Citação de: "Fábio G."
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A Marinha francesa encomenda o missil "Exotec Block III"

A Direcção Geral de Armamento francesa formalizou com a MBDA um contrato para a nova versão Block III do missil anti-navio superficie-superficie Exotec MM40. Também se supõe que esta firma vá para a frente com a integração do AM39 no novo avião de combate Rafale e transformar os actuais Block 2  na variante avançada.


Alguém sabe quais serão as caracteristicas técnicas do Exocet Block III???
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Enviado por: Spectral em Junho 05, 2004, 09:54:11 pm
Concordo com o Papatango. Apesar do tamanho e de terem um AEGIS a bordo, as Nansen são fragatas ASW. Aliás parece que todo o seu sistema anti-aéreo foi optimizado para o ESSM, fazendo com que uma possível utilização do SM-2 não compense ( o sitema não teria alcance suficiente para guiar os mísseis).


A questão LPH vs LPD já é velha, e apesar de todos os benefícios que um LPH traz, preferia antes ver 2 LPDs, ou então ver a diferença de dinheiro entre um LPD e um LPH investida noutros projectos.

E, claro parabéns à IZAR. A carteira de encomendas é bem grande, e se conseguirem o contrato australiano então  :wink: Já agora, os australianos também estão interessados em 2 LPH, e muitos falam numa encomenda conjunta.

Os holandeses também têm uns LPH previstos, na continuação da série "Enforcer". Anda para aí um site do constructor com informação sobre todos os projectos dessa série ( que também começa a registar um sucesso assinalável)...

Cumptos
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Junho 06, 2004, 01:56:11 pm
Eu não estou a dizer que se comprassem as F-310 com esta configuração que foi feita para os requisitos da Armada da Noruega. A F-310 é uma fragata bastante capaz é uma derivada da F-100, tem menores prestações claro com o radar SPY-1F mas não deixa de ser bastante capaz e muito mais barata que uma F-100. Para nós o ideal era uma Fragata entre a F-100 e F-310 mas com a capacidade AAW derivada da F-100, ou seja de menores prestções e mais barata, SPY-1F com SM-2 III ou SM-3 e ESSM, para mim é uma boa opção para substituir as OHP. Penso que será dificil termos opções melhores que esta, não estou a ver o nosso Governo nem daqui a 30 anos a comprar fragatas novas como as F-100 ou melhores para não dizer que o Governo tem tensencia a comprar tudo em segunda mão, não me admira nada que as substitutas das VG e OHP sejam fragatas em 2ª mão.
  Quanto ás criticas que ouvi ás F-310 foi de jornais e não de alguem Governo norueguês, ou seja mais parecem criticas politicas e sensionalistas ( o mesmo aconteceria em Portugal).
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F-310 Nansen-class frigate

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Lockheed Martin Delivers First Aegis Weapon System to Norway

The Aegis Missile Ship introduces a new concept in "capital ships"

Lockheed Martin marked the completion of the first Aegis Integrated Weapon System (IWS) with the SPY-1F radar for the Royal Norwegian Navy today with a pull- the-plug ceremony at its Moorestown facility. The system will be packed and shipped to Spanish shipbuilder IZAR for installation on the Fridtjof Nansen, the first ship of the F310 Norwegian frigate program, now under construction in Ferrol, Spain.
The system, which includes Lockheed Martin's SPY-1F radar, successfully completed a full range of acceptance tests during the past several months to verify system performance. Today's pull-the-plug ceremony marks the completion of testing and symbolizes the system is ready for shipboard installation.
"The work done by all parties in connection with the design, construction and testing that has taken place here is amazing," said Capt. Per Erik Goransson of the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization. "Many skeptics declared that the plan was too ambitious when the program started. But you have proved them wrong!"
In all, five Norwegian New Frigates are currently under contract for production.
"The Nansen-class frigate program is a tremendous international partnership that will provide the people of Norway with proven state-of-the- art capabilities at sea," said Fred P. Moosally, president of Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors. "The sailors of the Fridtjof Nansen can operate with the confidence that the SPY-1F and its Integrated Weapons System is ready for all missions."
The SPY-1F system is an important element of Lockheed Martin's responsibilities on the Norwegian Frigate program, which includes integration of the entire IWS encompassing all sensors, weapons, software development, communications, and navigation. The system is based on the Aegis Weapon System, originally developed by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy.
The SPY-1F multi-function radar is a scaled version of Lockheed Martin's SPY-1D radar, which is the most advanced naval surveillance, anti-air warfare and missile defense radar in the world. The SPY-1F is designed to meet the mission needs for a range of ships from corvettes to aircraft carriers.
"This pull-the-plug ceremony will allow the Lockheed Martin and IZAR partnership to safely proceed with the coming F-310 activities, with the common aim to fulfill the Royal Norwegian Navy requirements and expectations," said Jose M. Herranz, IZAR's New Norwegian Frigates director. "This is part of both front-end companies' willingness to succeed in this and future achievements."
The Aegis Weapon System is currently deployed on 71 ships deployed around the world, and 26 more ships are planned. In addition to the U.S. and Norwegian navies, Aegis is aboard Japanese and Spanish warships and the Republic of Korea recently selected Aegis for its newest class of destroyers.


http://www.naval-technology.com/project ... index.html (http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/nansen/index.html)
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Enviado por: Spectral em Junho 06, 2004, 09:34:35 pm
Fábio, acho que não estás a perceber bem a situação.

Uma Nansen é uma fragata ASW. O seu sistema AEGIS SPY-1F, está programado para trabalhar apenas com ESSMs, já que lhe falta o alcance ( principalmente a capacidade de guiar os mísseis a grandes distâncias) para usar o SM-2. Logo não faz sentido falar em SM-2+Spy-1F, quanto mais em SM-3...

Mas e seguindo a sugestão, o que seria necessário para transformar uma Nansen numa fragata AAW ? O mais simples seria colocar um AEGIS SPY-1D ( mais à frente sobre este sistema), mas muito provavelmente a estrutura da Nansen não aguentaria algo tão grande ( basta ver as imagens do Spy-1D). Logo seria necessário um casco maior.

E o que é que é um casco semelhante à Nanse, mas maior ( 1000ton) com um SPY-1D ? Pois é ... Uma F-100!

Ou seja, se quísessemos uma fragata AAW, acabaríamos a comprar uma F-100.

Já agora e sobre estas, não sei se os espanhóis terão feito a melhor opção quanto ao radar/sistema de combate.  O SPY-1D foi introduzido no final dos anos 80 com as Arleigh Burke, e pode começar a ficar um pouco desactualizado. As Arleigh Burke a ser lançadas estão já receber um SPY-1D actualizado (tb não sei exactamente a configuração do Aegis espanhol), e os DD(X) vão receber um radar novo. Além que o SPY-1D é uma evolução directa da combinação originial SPY/AEGIS das Ticonderoga.

Por outro lado, a combinação APAR/Sewaco nas LCF e Sachsen tem cumprido todas as expectativas, revelando ( devido à sua estrutura modular mais moderna) uma grande capacidade para o upgrade no futuro.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Junho 07, 2004, 12:04:33 am
Pelo que tinha lido numa reportagem sobre as F-310 o SPY-1F poderia perfeitamente utilizar os SM-2, ou talvez não.


Navios com AEGIS (falta as Kongo):
http://www.afconships.com/products.html (http://www.afconships.com/products.html)
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Enviado por: Rui Elias em Junho 07, 2004, 12:19:20 pm
Colegas:

Desculpem lá estar sempre a bater no ceguinho, mas não acham que o grau de ameaça de Espanha (que constroi fragatas) e da Noruega (que as compra) é semelhante ao nosso?

Porque é que em Portugal não haverá um gobverno com visão  estratégica de longo prazo, e capacidade de comunicação para convencer a Naçaõ Portuguesa da necessidade de se apostar mais na segurança e defesa, para afectar mais 0,3% do PIB para a Defesa, para que daqui a uns 10 a 15 anos possamos ter uma Marinha à altura da dimensão das nossa águas?

Contentamos-nos com duas ou três  Perry's usadas (e as fotos que se viram não são nada lisongeiras), quando as Vasco da Gama estão a entrar em meio de vida e não há planos para mais? :oops:
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Enviado por: Spectral em Junho 08, 2004, 04:14:28 pm
Rui, mais uam vez a questão é o dinheiro.

Fábio: se calhar até podem, mas :

1-com apenas 8 células ( expansíveis para 16) para os mísseis ( 4 ESSMs por célula, mas apenas UM SM-2 por cada) não se teria um número razoável de Standards ( que justificasse a sua utilização)

2- e principalmente por o SPY-1F ser sempre referido como optimizado para ESSM, ele até poderia suportar os SM-2, mas devido às suas características de alcance e capacidade de guiamento dos mísseis, a perfomance de um SM-2 seria igual.
Um exemplo.

O alcance do ESSM é cerca de 30-40 km ( estimativa generosa). O SPY-1F detecta um aparelho inimigo a 2000m de altitude, 150 km de distância (aqui inventei os números, mas para o que é serve). Como o ESSM apenas alcanca os ditos 30-40 km, o "iluminador de tiro" ( a parte do radar que vai corrigindo o percurso do ESSM até perto do alvo) apenas precisa de ter um alcance máximo de 40-50 km ( alcance máximo dos máximos do ESSM). Ora, se tivéssemos um SM-2 e o lançásse-mos com este radar, o iluminador de tiro apenas o iria conduzir até aos 50km, logo não seria possível tirar partido do maior alcance do SM-2. Neste caso um ESSM serve perfeitamente.

Nota: isto é apenas uma dedução minha. Claro que posso estar enganado e o SPY-1F suportar o SM-2 até uma distância maior ( e a razão da sua não aquisição ser económica) :wink: , mas a insistência na adaptação ao ESSM sugere isto.

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Enviado por: Guilherme em Junho 09, 2004, 05:24:54 pm
CVN 76 no Brasil:

http://www.defesanet.com.br/marinha/passex1/
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Junho 10, 2004, 01:41:40 pm
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IZAR BOTA EL ÚLTIMO DE LOS SEIS CAZAMINAS QUE HACE PARA LA ARMADA.

Hoy se pone a flote el sexto y último cazaminas – denominado Tajo- que Izar está construyendo para la Armada española. Se trata del único buque de la clase Segura que entrará a formar parte de la Flotilla de Medidas Contra Minas de la Armada, que tiene su base en el Arsenal Militar de Cartagena (Murcia). De todas formas, el Tajo no será entregado a la Marina hasta dentro de un año aproximadamente, una vez completado el periodo de pruebas en el mar.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Junho 15, 2004, 02:03:05 pm
Novo submarino U-209 sul-africano.

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Another milestone in South Africa's multi-billion rand arms deal will be reached on Tuesday in Germany, when the SA navy's latest addition to its maritime arsenal is officially launched.

The first of the Type 209-class submarines, S 101, will be launched in Kiel by the chief of the navy, vice-admiral Johan Retief and his wife Helena.

"This is a unique occasion... where on the same day we launch (a vessel) and name another," said navy spokesperson commander Brian Stockton.

Stockton was referring to the official naming of the fourth patrol corvette, SAS Mendi, which will be christened by Helena Retief in the Kiel shipyard where both vessels were under construction.

Defence Minister Mosiua Lekota would not attend either ceremony.

The navy's Project Wills will see the acquisition of three Type 209 submarines to replace the decommissioned Daphne-Class submarines.

The Type 209-1400 SAN submarine is from the widely-used Type 209 stable, and according to a naval publication, the submarine is "a modern, conventionally-powered and highly capable" submarine.

According to Stockton, the strategy is to build and accept complete submarines in Germany and sail the fully operational vessels to South Africa, a "turn-key" approach.

The combat system is mainly of German design, but components would be largely manufactured in South Africa and shipped to Germany for installation and testing.

According to preliminary timeframes, the first submarine is expected to be delivered in 2005, the second in 2006 and the third in 2007.

Asked what would become of the retired Daphne-class submarines, Stockton said the navy was considering as one of several options the possibility of converting the SAS Assegaai and/or the SAS Umkhonto into a museum at Simon's Town.

The first decommissioned submarine, the SAS Spear, was sold as scrap metal.

South Africa is the only African country to effectively operate and maintain submarines.
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1º navio chinês da classe O52C prepara-se para as provas de mar.

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Rumored as a 7,000t class fleet air-defense DDG armed with a Chinese Aegis system to be built at Dalian Shipyard, this new type of DDG (Type 052C or Type 052BK?) is actually being constructed at Jiangnan Shipyard, the same place where two 052B DDGs are still being fitted. This indicates that 052 series have adopted a modular design so that different variants with different primary missions can be built quickly with standardized modules. Even though 052C appears generally similar to 052B, the biggest difference lies with the 4 fixed (active?) phased array antennas embedded in the walls of the foreward superstructure on 4 sides. Among them, two antennas are covering the forward hemisphere while the other two are covering the rear hemisphere. The same arragement can be found onboard the US Arleigh Burke class DDG and Japanese Kongo class DDG. As the result, unlike 052B, two Type 730 CIWS are relocated to the raised platform in front of bridge and on top of the rear helicopter hanger. The installation of 4 phased array antennas indicates that 052C will certainly be the first Chinese DDG equipped with the new vertically launched HHQ-9 long-range SAM system, instead of the Russian RIF-M/S-300F system, which utilizes a single Tombstone phased array radar. The forward VLS station (6 revolver launchers? 6x6) is likely to be between the forward CIWS platform and the main gun, while the rear VLS station (2 revolver launchers? 2x6) likely to be forward of the helicopter hanger. Two quadruple semi-cylindical racks are located between the rear mast and the helicopter hanger which support 8 new YJ-62 (?) long-range (~300km?) SSMs. The missiles are guided by the Band Stand radar installed on top of the bridge and a Light Bulb datalink forward of the hanger. The same guidance package was also found onboard 052B. An old-fashioned metric-wave radar with Yagi antenna has been found at midship, probably for long range detection or ECM. The ship is also expected to have the new generation of Aegis-like C3I system. Currently two 052Cs are being constructed (170 & 171) with the first ship launched on April 29, 2003 and the second on October 30, 2003. The building of two 052Bs and two 052Cs in such a short time frame reflects PLAN's urgent need to upgrade its obsolete air-defense systems of its surface combat ships. There have been rumors suggesting that an even bigger design dubbed 051C (8,000t class) based on 051B is being planned to be built at Dalian Shipyard. This class, possibly featuring the RIF-M/S-300F SAM system acquired from Russia, will further enhance PLAN's air-defense capability of its surface combat ships alongside 052B and 052C.
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Estará Israel a mudar o seu conceito de Forças Navais.

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SURFACE WARSHIPS: Israeli Naval Surprise



June 14, 2004: With no end in sight to the assault of Arab nations and terror groups against Israel, the IDF (Israel Defense Force) is considering plans for a new class of ship, far larger than anything yet operated by the IDF. The state-of-the-art 13,000-ton amphibious assault ship would carry tanks, troops, and both manned and unmanned aircraft. With an un-refueled range of 2,000 miles, the Multi-Mission, Combined Arms Platform would substantially expand the navy’s capabilities.

Tentative specs for the ship include the capacity to carry 600 troops in addition to the crew, affording the option of placing within hours a medium-sized force ashore anywhere along the waters which Israel patrols. The downside would be in floating what one critic said would be a “big, fat target” in a relatively small body of water.

The largest ships now operated by Israel are three Eilat class Sa’ar 5 corvettes. INS (Israel Naval Service) Eilat and INS Lahav were launched in 1993; INS Hanit in 1994. These ships are highly capable. With a crew of 61, plus 10 aircrew, they carry the IAI Unified Combat System which uses El-Op's MSIS electro-optic surveillance and fire control system. They are armed with both an IAI Barak missile system, carried in two 32-cell vertical launch systems, and two four-cell Boeing Harpoon missile launchers. Aside from its Oto Melara 76mm main gun and Phalanx, the class carries Alliant Techsystems Mark 46 torpedoes. The ship can accommodate an H-665A Dauphin, Kaman SH-2F, or Sikorsky S-76N helicopter. Countermeasures include the Sensytech AN/SLQ-25 Nixie towed torpedo decoy system.

Despite this capability, the Sa’ar 5 ships displace 1,230 tons as opposed to the 13,000 tons for the proposed amphib. Older US Navy LPDs, such as the 39-year-old USS Austin (LPD-4), displace 17,000 tons, while the new San Antonio class (LPD-17) displace nearly 25,000. The proposed Israeli ship might support amphibious assault with the VTOL/STOL F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, as well as a variety of helicopters and unmanned vehicles. As ships afloat, the forces aboard would be far more difficult for enemies to destroy than land-based assets.

Until this proposal was revealed, the IDF’s biggest publicly announced project was the Sa’ar 5-II, an improved version of the Sa’ar 5 that would also carry either the AEGIS air defense system or an Israeli-built system. A decision by Israel is expected before the end of summer.
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Fotos do CVN-76 USS Ronald Reagan no Brasil:

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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Junho 15, 2004, 03:29:46 pm
Pela primeira vez Marrocos participa num exercicio da NATO:

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NATO, Morocco to participate exercise NEOTAPON 2004
 
Morocco and 12 member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will participate over June 7-15 in the exercise NEOTAPON 2004 to train soldiers in all types of air, naval and amphibious operations.
The Defense Ministry said Friday the maneuvers will take place in the waters of the Alboran Sea and the zone of the Strait of Gibraltar, in the training fields of Cadiz's Sierra de Retin and in Almeria's Alvarez de Sotomayor.

The ministry also said these maneuvers will be commanded by the Spanish Admiral Antonio Tello Valero.

About 12,000 militaries, marine infants and army soldiers will participate in these exercises.

Of the 41 ships, Spain will provide 22 while the other 19 belong to the other 12 nations, namely Germany, Belgium, Canada, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Morocco, Norway, Portugal and Turkey.

The air-sea contingent will include amphibious attack, logisticand hydrographic ships, along with submarines, frigates, anti-mines ships, airplanes and the artillery unit of the strait's coast.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Junho 15, 2004, 03:37:42 pm
Parece que a Suécia mostrou a sua aptidão na construção deste tipo  de navios através das VISBY e os EUA seguem-lhes os passos.

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UNA NUEVA GENERACION DE BARCOS INVISIBLES

Suecia diseña un buque que no pueden detectar los radares y EEUU trabaja en su propia version de este ingenio .

La marina de EEUU investiga la construccion de unos buques de guerra de avanzada tecnologia, que pueden acercarse a sus objetivos sin ser detectados por el radar. Dos prototipos de una de estas embarcaciones, el buque de combate litoral (LCS) ,fueron en cargados por el departamento de defensa de EEUU. Se trata de una tecnologia similar a la desarrollada en suecia, cuya armada cueta ya con un buque, llamado VISBY , que ha logrado hacerse practicamente invisible a los radares . Para engañar a los sistemas de deteccion del enemigo, ademas, puede aplicarse una pintura que absorbe esas ondas , similar a la que se utiliza para revestir el bombardero fantasma B-2.
Estos barcos de reducido tonelaje seran capaces de aproximarse a la costa enemiga a una velocidad de hasta 100 kilometros por hora , lo que dificulta aun mas su deteccion por los sistemas convecionales de radar .

La Royal Navy evalua adquirir una nueva generacion de barcos de guerra que no detectan los radares. Los dos prototipos que se estan barajando son de Lockheed Martin y General Dynamics.
Las formas angulosas del casco desvian parte de las ondas del radar enemigo.Tambien se aplica una pintura que las absorbe.
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Junho 15, 2004, 03:40:00 pm
Apesar dos EUA também já terem avanços neste campo através do projecto Sea Shadow.

Sea Shadow
Sea Shadow is a test craft developed under a combined program by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the Navy, and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Company. The Sea Shadow program was begun in the mid-1980s. Its purpose is to explore a variety of new technologies for surface ships, including ship control, structures, automation for reduced manning, seakeeping and signature control. In 1993-1994, the craft was revealed to the public and underwent daylight testing. Since 1994, Sea Shadow has been maintained in a lay-up status and is currently homeported at Naval Station San Diego. In anticipation of conducting future ship research and development testing, the U.S. Navy reactivated the Sea Shadow craft in early 1999. Sea Shadow will support risk reduction for future surface ship platforms such as DD 21, the Navy's 21st Century Land Attack Destroyer. The platform will allow the Navy to explore and test, in a realistic at-sea environment, important DD 21 advanced information and automation technologies that support reduced manning and ship survivability.

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Enviado por: NVF em Junho 15, 2004, 03:46:30 pm
Boeing to Develop Navy's Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft
   
   
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued June 14, 2004)
 
   
   The Department of Defense announced today that McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boeing Co., has been awarded a $3,889,979,744 cost-plus-award-fee contract to develop the U.S. Navy’s Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA).  
 
This milestone will launch the MMA program into the system development and demonstration (SDD) phase of the acquisition program.  During the SDD phase, the program will focus on developing a system that will significantly transform how the Navy’s maritime patrol and reconnaissance force will man, train, operate and deploy.  Ultimately, the MMA will replace the U.S. Navy's aging fleet of P-3C Orion aircraft, thereby securing the Navy’s future in long-range maritime patrol.  
 
“Today’s MMA decision represents an important milestone for the warfighter and the acquisition team,” said John Young, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition.  “Our P-3 fleet has made major contributions to operations in Afghanistan and Iraq while also performing their core maritime mission.  It is becoming urgent to replace the P-3 with a new airframe and the enhanced capability offered by MMA.  Both industry teams produced high quality proposals, and the acquisition team has worked with industry to make a good decision, on schedule.”  
 
“MMA offers a modern, highly reliable airframe which will be equipped with improved maritime surveillance and attack capability, allowing a smaller force to provide world-wide responsiveness while potentially on a smaller support infrastructure,” said Young.  
 
MMA will be a key component in the Navy’s Sea Power 21 Sea Shield concept by providing persistent anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare capabilities, supporting Sea Power 21’s Sea Strike doctrine through provisions of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.  The platform will also play a key role in the Navy’s FORCEnet architecture via development of the common undersea picture.  These operational capabilities will be key factors in providing a sustained forward presence, sea domination, and distributed and networked intelligence. (ends)
   
   
   Pentagon Contract Announcement
   
   
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued June 14, 2004)
 
   
   McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., Long Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $3,889,979,744 cost-plus-award-fee contract for the System Development and Demonstration of the Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft.  
 
Work will be performed in Long Beach, Calif. (91 percent); Baltimore, Md. (4 percent); McKinney, Texas (2.5 percent); Grand Rapids, Mich. (1.25 percent); and Cincinnati, Ohio (1.25 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2012.  
 
Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured under a request for proposals, with two proposals solicited and two offers received.  
 
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-04-C-3146).  
 
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Título: Boeing Team Wins $3.89 Billion Multi-Mission Maritime Aircra
Enviado por: NVF em Junho 15, 2004, 03:47:40 pm
Boeing Team Wins $3.89 Billion Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft Program
   
   
(Source: Boeing Co.; issued June 14, 2004)
 
   
   ST. LOUIS --- The U.S. Navy has awarded the Boeing-led industry team a $3.89 billion contract to build the Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA). The total program estimated value is approximately $15 billion over a 10-year production run.  
 
The Boeing-led team, which includes CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and Smiths Aerospace will produce seven test aircraft during the program’s System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase. Plans call for up to 109 aircraft to be purchased by the Navy to replace its aging fleet of 223 P-3 aircraft.  
 
“The 737 MMA will play a critical role in the future of maritime warfare by providing the U.S. with dominance in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare as well as reconnaissance and surveillance missions,” said Jim Albaugh, president and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. “As soon as the the first 737 MMA aircraft are delivered to the Navy our nation’s naval forces will have a dramatic increase in capability and reliability to take them well into the 21st century.”  
 
“For each of our team members and thousands of employees in 37 states where the work will be performed, the selection of the Boeing team means future jobs and economic stability,” Albaugh said. The MMA program will employ about 1,600 people at IDS facilities in St. Louis, Seattle and Patuxent River, Md.  
 
“The Navy looks forward to starting the MMA development effort,” said James Lackey, MMA Deputy Program Manager. “Working as a seamless government and industry team, we are eager to successfully design and develop the MMA on schedule and on cost.”  
 
The CFM56-7 engines that will power the Boeing 737 MMA are produced by CFM International, a 50/50 joint company of Snecma Moteurs and General Electric Company. This is the same engine that powers the Boeing 737 Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft, as well as the Navy’s C-40 transport aircraft. The two CFM56-7B27A engines will each provide 27,300 pounds of takeoff thrust and support MMA’s demanding electrical output requirements to support flight deck and mission system operations. The CFM56-7 is one of the world’s most reliable engines. More than 3,000 units have been delivered to date. This fleet of engines has logged more than 30 million flight hours while maintaining an industry-leading .002 in-flight shut down rate per 1,000 flight hours. This rate translates to one event every 500,000 flight hours.  
 
Northrop Grumman's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector will provide the electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor, the directional infrared countermeasures system, and the electronic support measures system. Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector, based in Reston, Va., will develop data links for MMA. The company's Integrated Systems sector, based in El Segundo, Calif., will support the mission planning effort.  
 
Raytheon will provide an upgraded APS-137 Maritime Surveillance Radar and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) solutions. Raytheon is also offering its revolutionary GPS Anti-Jam, Integrated Friend or Foe, and Towed Decoy Self-Protection Suites, and the aircraft’s Broadcast Info System (BIS) and secure UHF Satcom capability.  
 
Smiths Aerospace supplies both the Flight Management and Stores Management systems on the Boeing 737 MMA. The Flight Management System provides a truly integrated open architecture that is CNS/ATM compliant along with an inherent growth path for upgrades. The Stores Management System provides a comprehensive system for the electronic control of integrated weapons management. This system is designed with standards to accommodate current and future precision weapons.  
 
A unit of The Boeing Company, Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $27 billion business. It provides systems solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; the world's largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world's largest satellite manufacturer and a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA's largest contractor; and a global leader in launch services.  
 
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Título: Rolls-Royce Well Positioned to Power Next Generation
Enviado por: NVF em Junho 15, 2004, 03:49:59 pm
Rolls-Royce Well Positioned to Power Next Generation
   
   
(Source: Rolls-Royce; issued June 14, 2004)
 
   
   Rolls-Royce has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide MT30 gas turbine engines and waterjets for up to two ships of the Littoral Combat Ship program (LCS), the next generation of US Navy warship.  
 
LCS is being designed and built to improve the US Navy’s operational capability in the littorals, or coastal waters. Rolls-Royce’s selection as the engine and waterjet provider for the Lockheed Martin ships leaves it well positioned for the program.  
 
The Lockheed Martin ship design incorporates two Rolls-Royce MT30 marine gas turbines driving four Rolls-Royce high-speed waterjets. The first vessel is due to be launched in December 2006 by Lockheed Martin. General Dynamics will also construct up to two ships for the same class. Both designs will then be subject to further evaluation by the US Navy before production orders are placed. The overall number of ships currently projected for the Class is a total of 57.  
 
“LCS is the next generation warship and we’re delighted to help power the future for the US Navy in its defense of the homeland,” said Patrick J. Marolda, President of the Rolls-Royce naval marine business in North America. “In addition to the MT30 gas turbine, this win introduces large water jets and other advanced technology products in support of US Navy objectives.”  
 
Dr Saul Lanyado, President of the Rolls-Royce marine business, said, “The selection of MT30 represents another important milestone for our business in North America. We are already providing the MT30 for the US Navy’s DD (X) destroyer program demonstrator.  
 
“We are also looking forward to displaying our capabilities as a propulsion system integrator in addition to our ability to manufacture world-class propulsion products.”  
 
The 36MW MT30 is the most powerful, cost-effective and efficient marine gas turbine on the market today. The engine has 80 per cent commonality with the Trent 800 aero engine, and is an example of the Rolls-Royce strategy of investing once in new technologies and using these many times. The Trent 800 has won a market-leading 44 per cent of the Boeing 777 program and has achieved more than five million flying hours since entering service in 1996.  
 
In addition to its gas turbine capabilities, Rolls-Royce is a world-leader in the research, development and manufacture of high-power waterjets. Currently, several hundred Rolls-Royce waterjets are used in North America by commercial and naval vessels including the X-Craft, the US Navy’s experimental high-speed catamaran and the 11 meter Ridged Inflatable Boat used extensively by Special Operations Command.  
 
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Submarinos convencionais para os EUA???

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United States Department of Defense
Monday, June 14, 2004 5:06 p.m. EDT

Presenter: John Young, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition and Tom Laux, Program Executive Officer, Air ASW, Assault and Special Mission Programs


Q: Can you explain to the taxpayer why the Navy needs a $44 billion program to go after diesel submarines? The Soviet Union doesn't exist anymore, as we were reminded all last week. Why do we need this program to go after what a lot of people think are low-tech diesel submarines?
MR. YOUNG: Couple issues. One, the planes that are flying today and being called upon, as I said, by a factor of three or four times their normal monthly allocation of hours to do both maritime and littoral work, is 26 years old. The P-3 fleet's average age today is 26 years. So there's clear demand for the mission and a need to replace it. In the press notes here, and I may get it wrong, but there's something on the order of 40 countries, I think, operating diesel submarines. That may be high. Or maybe it's 40 submarines. Maybe I'll try to get you that.
MR. LAUX: Four hundred submarines, possibly, worldwide.
MR. YOUNG: We'll -- do you know this from this?
MR. LAUX: Yes, sir.
MR. YOUNG: Give him the details. Go ahead.
MR. LAUX: Four hundred submarines around the world. Obviously geography -- three-quarters of the earth covered with water. This continues to be a very serious threat, and currently the P-3, and in the future the MMA, is clearly the best platform for doing wide- area search and doing the localization required to track the diesel submarine. Today's modern diesel is a very, very challenging threat and this is the best platform available to prosecute that threat.
MR. YOUNG: Can I add -- I was right. The press announcement notes that there's 40 countries operating over 400 total submarines today, which approximately are assessed to be -- 75 percent of those are assessed to be modern submarines. That poses a very challenging threat for the Navy, up to and including, as you may know, that the CNO has created Task Force ASW. That threat is daunting in our war plans and it requires a response.
MMA doesn't just respond to those submarines, it also responds to surface threats. Increasingly, as you well know, in the global war on terrorism we find an important need to track vessels, be aware of the content of vessels, and pursue them. And the mission that's probably significantly increased the demand on P-3s is this surveillance and being able to do surveillance work in the littoral. So it's a multi- spectrum mission to both prosecute the surface threats, the undersea submarine threat, as well as contribute to the battle-space picture, including over- land surveillance and visibility.
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Estaleiros recebem até 100 milhões de euros


Os Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo (ENVC) vão receber até 100 milhões de euros pela construção e equipamento dos dois navios de combate à poluição para a Marinha portuguesa.

A resolução do Conselho de Ministros, ontem publicada em Diário da República, que autoriza a compra dos dois navios, prevê uma despesa máxima de 84 milhões de euros, a que acrescem 15,9 milhões de euros de imposto sobre o valor acrescentado (IVA).

O contrato, adjudicado por ajuste directo, prevê a entrega do primeiro dos navios em finais de 2006, e o segundo em 2007. Os navios terão capacidade de contenção e recolha dinâmica de hidrocarbonetos derramados no mar, aplicação de dispersantes sobre mancha flutuantes e trasfegas de hidrocarbonetos para tanques próprios ou flutuantes.

A resolução ontem publicada refere que "além da colaboração na defesa do meio ambiente", os navios podem ser utilizados noutras acções da Marinha, como "apoio ao assinalamento marítimo" e "patrulha e apoio a pequenas forças em tempos de crise ou de guerra".

Os dois navios, a que se juntam outros dois patrulhas já em construção em Viana, fazem parte de um conjunto de 12 previstos no programa de renovação da frota da Armada, que deverá estar concluído em 2012.

Também nos ENVC deverá ser construído o novo navio polivalente logístico da Marinha, com capacidade para transportar 800 fuzileiros, carros de combate e até seis helicópteros.
Título: Submarinos diesel
Enviado por: JLRC em Junho 17, 2004, 08:40:54 pm
Citação de: "Fábio G."
Submarinos convencionais para os EUA???


Caro Fábio
Pelo que depreendi do texto, não se trata de construir submarinos a diesel, mas sim justificar o dinheiro que vai ser gasto na compra do MMA à Boeing. Como sabe o MMA vai substituir o P-3 C e a justificação é a existência de 40 países a operarem 400 submarinos diesel dos quais 75% são recentes, (as contas são deles, estão no texto).
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CAE wins US$38 million contract for U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter simulators

Tampa, Fla., June 16, 2004 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - The United States Navy has awarded CAE USA a contract initially valued at US$38 million (C$52 million) to develop two MH-60S tactical operational flight trainers (TOFTs) and two MH-60S weapons tactics trainers (WTTs). The contract includes options for two additional MH-60S TOFTs and two additional MH-60S WTTs as well as support services that could bring the total value to more than US$75 million (C$103 million).

“This was a highly competitive procurement and a significant win for CAE USA as it represents the first U.S. Navy contract award for CAE’s Military division since re-establishing a U.S. operation in 2001,” said John Lenyo, president and general manager, CAE USA. “The U.S. Navy will be procuring several hundred MH-60 helicopters over the next decade so there is significant upside potential. We’re pleased the Navy recognized CAE’s helicopter and tactical weapons systems simulation experience and technical expertise for this critical program.”

The MH-60S TOFTs will be fixed-based simulators used to train pilots and co-pilots. The MH-60S TOFTs will be integrated with the MH-60S WTTs, which will replicate the back-end of the helicopter and be used to train sensor operators. The fully integrated solution will provide the Navy with a complete MH-60S operator training system for both flight and tactical skills.
Naval Air Station (NAS) Norfolk will be the site for the first two MH-60S TOFTs with the first ready for training in mid-2006 and the second in late 2006. The first MH-60S WTT will also go to NAS Norfolk with the second going to NAS North Island. Both will be ready for training in late 2006.

The MH-60S “Knighthawk” is a multi-mission helicopter used by the Navy for vertical replenishment, airborne mine countermeasures, combat search and rescue, anti-surface warfare, and carrier plane guard. The MH-60S, along with the new MH-60R used primarily for anti-submarine warfare, form the cornerstone of the Navy’s Helicopter Master Plan. The two aircraft share a common cockpit and technology. The Navy plans to procure more than 250 MH-60S and MH-60R helicopters through 2009 and has a total requirement for more than 500 helicopters.

This contract was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command out of Orlando, Florida, (NAVAIR-Orlando) under the U.S Navy Training Systems Contract (TSC II). The TSC II is an omnibus contracting vehicle designed to support the training needs of the Naval Air Systems Command. CAE USA was selected last year as one of the prime contractors eligible to bid for various U.S. Navy training programs over the next eight years.

NAVAIR provides advanced warfare technologies through the efforts of a seamless, integrated, worldwide network of aviation technology experts. From aircraft and weapons development to carrier launch and recovery; from sensors to real-time communications to precision targeting; from aircraft and weapons sustainment to state-of-the-art training; NAVAIR provides dominant combat effects and matchless capabilities to the American warfighter.

CAE is a leading provider of simulation technologies and integrated training services to airlines, aircraft manufacturers, defence forces, and marine customers worldwide. The company has annual revenues in excess of C$1 billion, with manufacturing operations and training facilities in 19 countries on five continents.

Source: CAE Electronics PLC

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SSBN Tula completes retrofit
Retrofitting of the Delfin-class ('Delta 4-class') submarine Tula has been completed at the Zvezdochka shipyard at Severodvinsk in Russia. This is the third vessel of the class to be upgraded by the yard, which has already modified the Verchoture and the Ekaterinburg. Tula arrived at the yard in mid-2000, and a ceremony to mark the completion of work was held on 6 May 2004. According to Russian press reports, the time needed for each retrofit has steadily decreased.

Each Delfin-class submarine carries 16 Makeyev RSM 54 (SS-N-23) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM). These are three-stage liquid-propellant missiles with a launch weight of 40t and a range of 8,300km. The payload of the RSM 54 is believed to be 4-10 multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs), each with a 100kT warhead and a circular error probable (CEP) of 500m. However, Russian reports of the completion of the Tula upgrade describe the missile as carrying only four warheads. Missiles are ready to fire in less than 15 minutes, and can be launched at 20-second intervals.

The readiness of the Russian ballistic-missile submarine (SSBN) fleet has been criticised by Admiral Gennady Suchkov, the former commander of the Northern Fleet. Suspended from duty last year, and blamed for the loss of the submarine K-159, Suchkov has made a number of controversial statements to the Russian press concerning the SSBN force. Of the three Project 941 Akula-class ('Typhoon-class') submarines which make up the 18th Division of nuclear submarines, only the Severstal has been equipped with RSM 52 (SS-N-20 'Sturgeon') SLBMs, he claimed, saying that the launch tubes of the Archangelsk and the Dmitriy Donskoy are empty. Production of the RSM 52 missile used by the Archangelsk has been stopped, while the new Bulava-30 solid-propellant SLBM due to arm the Dmitriy Donskoy has yet to begin flight trials.

Adm Suchkov told reporters that a decision has been taken to scrap the Akula class, saying that Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov, commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, had issued an order for their retirement on 29 April 2004. This claim has been denied by the Russian Navy, which says that the Akula class will remain in service.

The only test launch of the Bulava-30 missile carried out so far was in December 2003, when a full-scale unpowered mock-up of the missile was launched from the Dmitriy Donskoy to test the weapon's underwater characteristics. A first test launch was expected in December 2004, but this date could slip as the result of an explosion at the Votkinsk mechanical engineering plant on 24 May 2004. The accident is reported to have occurred during tests of the missile's solid-propellant booster.

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Enviado por: Guilherme em Junho 23, 2004, 05:58:45 pm
Fragata de guerra indiana Tabar chega ao Brasil:

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Portas atribui seis medalhas no âmbito da OTAN


Paulo Portas condecorou com a medalha da Defesa, seis personalidades que se destacaram pelo trabalho que tiveram na activação do novo Comando de Oeiras da Aliança Atlântica, o "NATO Joint Headquarters (JHQ) Lisbon", a nova estrutura da Aliança Atlântica, activada em Março.

Numa cerimónia, que decorreu no sábado à noite, no Forte de S.Julião da Barra, foram agraciados: o almirante Mendes Cabeçadas ( Chefe do Estado-Maior General das Forças Armadas); Fernando Andresen Guimarães, (ex-embaixador de Portugal na OTAN e actual embaixador em Londres; tenente-general António Fontes Ramos (ex-representante de Portugal na OTAN e actual adjunto do CEMGFA); vice-almirante Américo Silva Santos (ex-comandante do "Regional Headquarters South Atlantic"; tenente-General Pinto Ramalho, (director-geral do Ministério da Defesa); e João Teotónio Pereira (ex-sdjunto diplomático do ministro da Defesa e actual cônsul-geral em Paris).

O ministro aproveitou a cerimónia para elogiar "o desempenho e o papel determinante" de Durão Barroso e do ex-ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros, Martins da Cruz, "numa das mais importantes vitórias da diplomacia".
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In Khabarovsk began building-slip assembling DKVP Of "murena-E" for the republic of Korea

The first section DKVP Of "murena-E" is established on the stock by korabelami of khabarovsk shipbuilding plant. With the participation of representatives of customer (republic ofs Korea) and of government of the Khabarovsk Region on 26 April the solemn ceremony of the laying of ship, which became the beginning of the work on large export order, took place.

According to general the works manager of gennadi koshkarev, the building of several landing ships "murena" will become the order largest in recent years for the enterprise. Vessels of such type were previously constructed only for domestic VMF. Export supply agreement of such landing ships is concluded by enterprise for the first time.

In all in the republic of Korea will be placed three ships on the air cushion "murena-E". Ships will be placed in RK in 2004-2005 on account of the pay-off of gosdolga of Russia. According to contract, all three ships will be built on with Khabarovsk shipbuilding plant.

It is possible that South Korea will increase the purchase of ships of this type, takeing into account the high tactical-technical and combat capabilities Of "mureny-E".

Ship "murena-E" on the air cushion of project 12061 is developed by central sea design bureau "diamond" under the management of design project leader Aleksandr shlyakhtenko. It possesses the large load capacity (to 24 t), it is capable to develop speed to 55 it is main, to reach landing subdivisions with the regular armament up to the distance to 200 nautical miles, to ensure rescuing and evacuation of those suffering calamity. Into the composition of the armament Of "mureny-E" enter surface-to-air missiles, 30- mm the automatic gun AK-E0' and mines.

Russia now develops collaboration in the sphere VTS with South Korea immediately in several directions. Besides naval thematics, Russia actively develops collaboration in the region of the armaments of ground forces. In particular, Tula KBP carried out supply contracts on PTRK "cross-breed" and controlled ammunition for the tanks and BMP. Furthermore, KBP carried out for the republic of Korea several works on the rendering of services, including on the equipment with the thermal imaging systems of the Russian production of the previously party of launchers PTRK presented. For the instruction of personnel the trainers were placed and instruction is carry ouied. Together with the fulfillment of purely supply contracts, KBP it complexly solves all problems with the South Korean side - these are the creation of service maintenance, the instruction of personnel, the delivery of checkout equipment, ZIP, etc.

Now KBP actively works with the administration of the development of armaments and military equipment of the republic of Korea. Person of Ople propose to establish their complexes to the mobile base of Korean production. In the republic of Korea is created good domestic 155- mm howitzer. In the present stage the discussion deals with to it adapting of the controlled ammunition of the type "krasnopol'". NAVY of the republic of Korea appeared the interest in the installation aboard the ships, developed according to the national scale ship-building program, system "chestnut" and other installations.

Most successfully Russia is developed collaboration with RK in the field of the deliveries of helicopter technology. In 2003 10 years from the moment of the delivery of the first helicopters kA -32 into South Korea were carried out. For their maintenance during April 1994 the center of maintenance was created. Provider on the deliveries of helicopter within the framework of the program of liquidation of Russian debt selected corporation "LG International Corp.." (LGIC), which is exclusive distrib'yutorom of Russian helicopters kA -32 Mi-172 in South Korea and countries YUVA.

At present in South Korea are exploited 39 (according to others data 40) helicopters kA -32 in essence in the version for the fire extinguishing even two Mi-172 (in the plans in 2004 it is provided the delivery one more Mi-172). Largest ekspluatantami became the aviation of forestry - 26 kA -32T and the national naval police - 8 kA -32S.

During June 2002 The kumertauskoye aviation production enterprise (KumAPP) concluded contract with the Defense Ministry of South Korea through LGIC to the delivery to seven helicopters kA -32 in the transport version. The deliveries of machines will be completed in 2004. Together with the helicopters Korean side will obtain additional technical equipment, and Korean specialists will pass preparation in the training center To kumertau. Contract is carried out on account of the payment of the national debt to Russia before RK.

During September 2003 the certificate of the type of helicopter Mi-171 was acknowledged in South Korea. This offers additional possibilities also for the export Mi-171 into the republic of Korea.

Now LGIC work at the versions of advance in South Korea and countries YUVA of helicopters Mi-172, kA -50, kA -52, kA -226, "ansat", and also the aircraft of amphibian b -200.

In spite of the loss of corporation "dry" with the aircraft Su-35 in tender VVS RK, Russia it was possible to be fastened on the aviation market of Korea. In particular, during May 2002 was concluded supply agreement 23 light multipurpose aircraft Il-103. Deliveries Il-103 also are achieved on account of the pay-off of gosdolga of Russia. RK uses Il-103 for the initial pilot training of military and civil aviation. The executor of contract is The lukhovitskiy aviation productive- test complex (LAPIK), which forms part of Russian aircraft-construction corporation (RSK)"MiG".

As a whole, the large part of the deliveries of military equipment in RK from Russia was realized on account of the pay-off of gosdolga. The first agreement about the purchase of Russian armaments and military equipment (ViVT) on account of the pay-off of the national debt, which comprised at that moment of 1,47 billion dol. was concluded with the republic of Korea during July 1995. The sum copied from the Russian debt corresponded to 457 million dol.. From this the sum of 240 million dol. it was necessary to the deliveries Of viVT. RK obtained 33 tanks T -80U, 33 BMP-E, 770 PTRK

"Cross-breed- M", PZRK "needle", helicopters kA -32, rocket armament and ammunition. To the scrap metal were sold the aircraft-carrying cruiser "Minsk" and several hundred tanks T -54 and T -55.

Credit in the amount of 1,47 billion dol., in which Russia, until now, pays with RK, Seoul granted to Moscow in 1991 under the government guarantees of ten particular banks. Despite the fact that about third of this sum was subsequently extinguished by the deliveries of military equipment, civil helicopters and by raw material, as of the autumn of 2003 taking into account percentages the debts of Russia grew, according to Korean data, to 2,24 billion dol. (according to Russian data to 1,95 billion dol.). On 15 September, 2003, in Moscow was signed agreement about the restructuring of Russian debt. Seoul copied to Moscow 660 million dol. when the remaining part of the debt will be returned for a period of the subsequent 23 years.

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PHOTO: During the ceremonial launching of the ship.

March 15. A ceremony to launch the minor anti-vessel ship Ternopil, which was built for the Ukrainian Naval Forces, was held at the joint-stock company "Plant Leninskaya Kuznitsa" in Kyiv on Friday. The new combat ship is designated for fighting high-speed submarines and guarding naval bases and the coastal waters. The apparatuses, which are installed on the ship, allow it to detect a submarine at a distance of several dozens kilometers. As experts claim, combat vessels of this class cost an average of $100 million on the world's market.
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Novo conceito para Marinha de Israel gera controvérsias
A decisão tomada pelo comandante da marinha israelense no sentido de interromper o programa para a obtenção de até três corvetas multifunção, e em seu lugar construir um Navio de Desembarque Doca de grande porte está gerando reações controversas entre a oficicialidade da força. O NDD proposto poderia transportar 600 tropas, além de carros de combate pesados, e desembarcá-los a distâncias de até 3.600km -- além, portanto, da atual área operacional da marinha de Israel, que até agora se concentrou em unidades pesadamente armadas, mas de alcance relativamente pequeno.
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Submarino nuclear da Índia poderá estar pronto em 2008
A Índia deu mais alguns passos para a consecução de seu objetivo de construir e operar submarinos nucleares de projeto e construção próprios, conhecidos pela sigla ATV (Advanced Technology Vessel). Aparentemente, os problemas técnicos que estavam atrasando o programa (principalmente referentes ao reator de água pressurizada) foram resolvidos, com auxílio russo, reforçando a possibilidade de que já em 2008-2009 o primeiro ATV esteja pronto para testes de mar. Além disso, a Índia teria fechado contrato para o leasing (com opção de compra) de dois submarinos nucleares de ataque da classe russa "Akula".
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Osprey: Navy Investigating Iwo Jima Precautionary Landing.

Osprey officials at Pax River are investigating a precautionary landing by V-22 Number 22 aboard the USS Iwo Jima on Monday.
 The aircraft was operating in tandem with aircraft number 10 during a series of dual flights designed to evaluate interactions between Ospreys while conducting deck landing operations.
 The Osprey landed following observation of debris coming from the right nacelle area, and a simultaneous bang heard by the pilots.
 Officials said cause of the incident is under investigation, but confirmed there had been extensive damage to the nacelle blower assembly.
Preferred procedure in the event of such a failure is to make a precautionary landing as soon as possible, an official said. If no immediate landing area is available, conversion to wing borne flight – making ram air cooling available – is substituted
 Officials at Pax River say internal damage was contained within the blower assembly, with no damage to other systems in the immediate nacelle area. A crewman was sent for observation when it was thought some of the debris may have struck him. He was immediately released.
Iwo Jima later docked at Norfolk with the Osprey still aboard, but aircraft Number 10 returned to Pax River.
 Officials could not immediately confirm whether there had been earlier failures of the same components.
But production Ospreys – Number 22 is not a production aircraft – have already been retrofitted with an improved blowing fan assembly designed to contain collateral damage in the event of such a failure.
 The two Ospreys were finishing up 10 days of sea-trials to validate deck handling. Tests to that point had been completed ‘very successfully’, according to a spokesman, Ward Carroll.


Mais um pequeno incidente com o V-22.
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Domecq García sendo reativado no reparo de submarinos
Com a chegada do submarino ARA Salta (IKL-209) ao Astillero Ministro de Marina Manuel Domecq García, inicia-se a reativação da capacidade técnica argentina na reparação e manutenção de grande porte desse tipo de navio, que esteve paralisada por mais de dez anos. Será realizado um ciclo de manutenção que incluirá a revisão de seus sistemas principais e a troca das baterias. Os trabalhos se estenderão aproximadamente por seis meses. Com essa obra, o estaleiro reinicia suas atividade como porte do “Proyecto Submarinos” da Dirección General del Material Naval, com vistas ao reparo de meia vida do ARA San Juan (TR-1700). Como se sabe, os trabalhos no ARA Santa Cruz foram realizados pelo Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro. A Argentina planeja retomar a capacidade de construção de submarinos, com vista principalmente à conclusão do ARA Santa Fe (terceiro TR-1700), que se encontra aproximadamente 70% acabado. (Juan Carlos Cicalesi e César del Gaizo).
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Acordo para o novo NAe francês
O futuro navio-aeródromo francês será mesmo construído por uma empresa formada conjuntamente pelo estaleiro estatal DCN (que deterá 65% da mesma) e o poderoso grupo Thales (que ficará com 35%). O navio, de propulsão convencional, deverá entrar em serviço aproximadamente em 2015, e seu custo de construção está estimado em 2 bilhões de Euros. Como forma de diminuir os custos, o governo francês tentará identificar os pontos em comum com o projeto do futuro NAe britânico, dois exemplares dos quais deverão ser construídos (num envolvimento conjunto entrea BAE Systems e a Thales) para a Royal Navy, com expectativa de entrada em serviço em 2012-2015.
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Marinha sem dinheiro para pagar horas extraordinárias

A Marinha está em risco, pela segunda vez em seis meses, de não conseguir pagar, no final de Julho, os emolumentos e horas extraordinárias a mais de um milhar de funcionários. A notícia é avançada na edição desta quarta-feira do jornal Público, que recorda que a dívida ronda, neste momento, os 10 milhões de euros.



Em Dezembro, refere o Público, a dívida ascendia já a cinco milhões de euros, sendo que, daí para cá, apenas foram pagas percentagens entre os dez e os 30%, consoante as capitanias.
Os funcionários afectados por esta situação integram a Autoridade Marítima Nacional (AMN), composta por cerca de 550 efectivos da Polícia Marítima, quase outros tantos civis e algumas dezenas de militares, a desempenharem cargos de chefia nas 28 capitanias do país.

Apesar de ter solicitado já um crédito especial junto de uma entidade bancária, o Banco Totta & Açores, o qual, no entanto, ainda não respondeu ao pedido da Marinha, razão pela qual esta arma das Forças Armadas começou já alertar as capitanias da falta de dinheiro.

Também devido a este problema, a Marinha já havia alertado, em Maio, uns dias antes da abertura da época balnear, as capitanias de que era imperioso reduzir o tempo de utilização dos barcos destinados aos salvamentos, assim como o número de horas extraordinárias.

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Marinha nega problemas orçamentais
A Marinha garante que existe dinheiro para pagar os emolumentos do mês de Julho. O comandante Gouveia e Melo nega a notícia do «Público», mas reconhece que há um atraso nos pagamentos referentes a Dezembro por problemas administrativos.
 
( 11:12 / 07 de Julho 04 )

O comandante Gouveia e Melo, porta-voz da Marinha, desmente a notícia do jornal «Público», que refere que a Marinha estaria de novo com problemas orçamentais. «A Marinha vai pagar os emolumentos de Julho» e justificou que «há um processo administrativo por resolver relativamente a Dezembro».

O porta-voz da Marinha nega ainda que tenha sido pedido ao Banco Totta e Açores um crédito, como refere a notícia. Tal como nega que o valor em divida seja de 10 milhões de euros.
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Dinamarca se retira do programa Viking
O futuro do programa do submarino Viking sofreu mais um duro golpe, e seu futuro é incerto. Originalmente, o programa era tri-nacional (Suécia, Noruega, Dinamarca), com cada um dos parceiros se comprometendo a adquirir quatro unidades. A saída da Noruega, em 2002, levou a uma reformulação, com a Dinamarca se reposicionando para a aquisição de três submarinos, e a Suécia dois. Com esses navios, a Dinamarca tencionava substituir as duas unidades da classe “Tumleren” (classe U-107, construídos na Alemanha) e o Kronborg (da classe “A14, construído na Suécia e arrendado). Autoridades suecas informam que ainda é cedo para avaliar devidamente o impacto que a saída da Dinamarca causará no programa, mas acredita-se que o mais provável é que a Suécia procure um novo parceiro internacional. Os suecos certamente envidarão todos os esforços para manter o programa vivo. O que está em jogo é um grande interesse estratégico: a manutenção de uma capacidade autóctone de construção de submarinos, através da Kockums.
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Tireless já está em Gibraltar
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Tireless chegou mais uma vez a Gibraltar


Osubmarino nuclear Tireless da Armada Real britânica chegou, ontem, a Gibraltar, colónia britânica reivindicada por Espanha, para uma escala de cinco dias, considerada "não amistosa" pelo Governo espanhol.

A chegada do submarino, que, na anterior deslocação a Gibraltar, ficou em reparação durante quase um ano, foi acompanhada de fortes medidas de segurança, incluindo o apoio de pequenas embarcações da Armada britânica.

Esse procedimento é "habitual perante a chegada de navios de guerra ou submarinos deste tipo", assegurou a capitania da base naval de Gibraltar, que negou que as medidas fossem uma reacção a uma ameaça de protestos por parte de grupos ecologistas, que se opõem à visita.

A escala do Tireless na colónia britânica causou um profundo mal-estar no Governo espanhol, que considera "uma provocação" o facto do submarino ter fundeado nas águas de Gibraltar.

O ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros espanhol, Miguel Moratinos, expressou o seu desagrado pela chegada do submarino, apesar de ter dito que, "de momento", o Governo não adoptará medidas contra Londres.

Anteontem, Moratinos advertiu que se vai avaliar os efeitos que podem ter nas relações bilaterais actos "não amistosos" desse tipo e expressou o desejo de que manutenção do Tireless no Penón seja "o mais curta possível" e dure menos de uma semana.

O Executivo de Tony Blair não atendeu à reiterada petição espanhola para que o Reino Unido cancelasse a visita do submarino a Gibraltar, levando Moratinos a sublinhar que o Governo tomará em consideração "essa falta de atenção e sobretudo falta de saber ouvir a petição de um país amigo, como é a Espanha".

Recorde-se que, após a anterior escala, para reparação, do submarino em Gibraltar, Londres prometera que não voltaria a verificar-se uma paragem prolongada do Tireless naquela base.

O Tireless ficou, na altura, quase um ano em Gibraltar, devido a uma fuga no circuito de água pressurizada do seu reactor nuclear.
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Egypt – Fast Missile Craft
 
 
(Source: US Defense Security Cooperation Agency; issued July 8, 2004)
 
 
 On 8 July 2004, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of three Fast Missile Craft as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $565 million.  
 
The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of three (3) Fast Missile Craft; three (3) 76mm/62 caliber MK 75 Dual Purpose guns with Super Rapid Kits; three (3) MK 31 Mod 3 Rolling Airframe Missile Guided Missile Weapons Systems; installation of Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical equipment; communications; operations equipment; spare and repair parts; support equipment; personnel training and training equipment; publications and technical documents; and U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics personnel services and other related elements of logistics services. The estimated cost is $565 million.  
 
This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. This sale is consistent with these U.S. objectives and with the 1950 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.  
 
The Egyptian Navy does not currently have a modern, high speed, ship capable of providing deep and shallow water defensive protection for the approaches to the Suez Canal. Egypt intends to purchase these ships to enhance its overall ability to defend its coastal areas and the approaches to the Suez Canal and will have no difficulty absorbing these crafts into its armed forces.  
 
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region.  
 
The prime contractor will be Vision Technology-Marine of Gulfport Mississippi. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.  
 
Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Egypt.  
 
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.  
 
This notice of a potential sale is required by law; it does not mean that the sale has been concluded.
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Boeing Receives Contract from Marines for ScanEagle UAVs
 
 
(Source: Boeing Co.; issued July 8, 2004)
 
 
 ST. LOUIS --- Boeing last week received a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to provide two ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle “mobile deployment units” for use with the First Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) in Iraq. ScanEagle is a low-cost, long-endurance fully autonomous UAV developed and built by Boeing and The Insitu Group.  
 
Each ScanEagle mobile deployment unit will consist of several UAVs as well as the computers, communication links and ground equipment necessary to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) support for I MEF during operational missions.  
 
“ScanEagle’s ISR capabilities will give the warfighter an immediate, clear picture of the battlefield,” said Kim Michel, Boeing Advanced Unmanned Systems director. “Additionally, its communications relay technology will allow Marines on the ground to more easily receive and share information.”  
 
ScanEagle is four-feet long and has a 10-foot wingspan. For a vehicle of its size, ScanEagle’s endurance/payload combination is unmatched. The ScanEagle “A-15” -- the company’s current model -- can remain on station for more than 15 hours. Future planned variants will have an endurance of more than 30 hours.  
 
Another key design feature of the UAV is its internal avionics bay. The avionics bay allows seamless integration of new payloads and sensors to meet emerging customer requirements, and ensures the vehicle will be able to incorporate the latest technology as it becomes available.  
 
ScanEagle is launched autonomously via a pneumatic wedge catapult launcher and flies pre-programmed or operator-initiated missions. It is retrieved using a “Skyhook” system in which the UAV catches a rope hanging from a 50-foot high pole. The patented system allows ScanEagle to be runway independent with a small footprint for launch and recovery operations.  
 
ScanEagle, which made it first flight in 2002, most recently participated in the U.S. Joint Forces Command Forward Look exercises that concluded in June 2004. Forward Look was a series of demonstrations and experiments that began in December 2003 to improve interoperability and increase data fusion among multiple UAVs in operational scenarios.  
 
Phantom Works, the advanced research and development unit and catalyst of innovation for the Boeing enterprise, is assisting in the development of ScanEagle. Through its Integrated Defense Advanced Systems group, it provides leading edge systems and technology solutions to Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, one the world’s largest space and defense businesses.  
 
Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $27 billion business that provides systems solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; the world’s largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world’s largest satellite manufacturer and a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA’s largest contractor; and a global leader in launch services.  
 
The Insitu Group, located in Bingen, Wash., develops miniature robotic aircraft for commercial and military applications. Insitu, which introduced the first UAV to cross the Atlantic Ocean, developed its Seascan UAV to serve the commercial fishing industry for fish spotting, and is developing vehicles for other commercial applications.
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Marines Testing New Kevlar Shorts In Iraq
 
 
(Source: US Marine Corps; issued July 5, web-posted July 8, 2004)
 
 
 CAMP RAMADI, Iraq --- Marines here from 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment are currently testing lower body armor developed by the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory in Quantico, Va.  
 
The Kevlar shorts were designed to repel razor-sharp shrapnel from improvised explosive devices detonated by anti-Iraqi fighters along transportation routes throughout the country.  
 
According to Lt. Col. Lance A. McDaniel, battalion executive officer, the artillery unit received ten pairs of the shorts from the Warfighting Lab. The shorts arrived nearly a week ago and were distributed amongst the battalion’s batteries.  
 
“The gunners in our vehicles seem to be the most exposed to shrapnel,” McDaniel said.  
 
“We’ve had a lot of Marines receive injuries to their buttocks and upper thighs.”  
 
He said these shorts make the gunners, who man crew-served weapons on top of the vehicles, less vulnerable to serious injury during IED attacks.  
 
“The Marines wear flak jackets which protect their backs and chests,” McDaniel said. “It only makes sense to have protection for the legs,”  
 
The one-size-fits-all shorts are worn over a Marine’s uniform and are held up with built in suspenders. Each pair of shorts weighs close to 5 pounds.  
 
Lance Cpl. Mike C. Suchevich and Pvt. Luis R. Mejia have both tried the shorts a few times.  
 
“The other Marines made fun of me the first I put them on,” Mejia said. “I guess they thought it was a joke. They are really funny looking.”  
 
The shorts have already acquired a few nicknames from the battalion. One Marine referred to them as “lederhosen,” and others call them “fishing shorts.”  
 
Still, the two Marines said they are grateful to have the new gear.  
 
“They’re not very comfortable and they’re hard to move in,” Suchevich explained. “But I do feel a lot more protected than before and that’s definitely more important than comfort.”  
 
So far, the shorts have not been put to the test during any attacks, but the Marines believe it’s just a matter of time.  
 
“I think all gunners should have a pair,” Mejia added. “I feel safer wearing them. They can’t stop bullets, but they can stop shrapnel.”  
 
Several of Mejia’s fellow gunners have been injured during IED attacks and he wants to avoid earning a Purple Heart here.  
 
According to Mejia, the shorts take about a minute and a half to put on and the same to take off. He said if he could, he would make a few modifications.  
 
“They’re not too bad to wear,” he said. “But if I could change anything, I would have quick release straps for the suspenders.”  
 
He also said the pants fit comfortably around his waist, but they are too loose near his knees.  
 
McDaniel said the Warfighting Lab will solicit input from the Marines for an undetermined amount of time.  
 
“If the idea proves to be a success,” McDaniel explained, “I suspect they will be mass produced and sent out throughout the Marine Corps.”
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U.S., Royal Thai Navy Crews Practice Aerial Mine Laying in Gulf of Thailand  
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued July 7, 2004)
 
 
 SATTAHIP, Thailand --- U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) air crews shared shallow water mine laying techniques July 5 in the skies above the Gulf of Thailand during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT).  
 
Both U.S. and Royal Thai Navy crews deployed two MK 62 “Quickstrike” mines apiece, which will be hunted by RTN minesweepers during the at-sea portion of CARAT.  
 
According to Lt. Cmdr. Dennis Callahan, officer in charge of the 23-person P-3C detachment from Patrol Squadron (VP) 46 taking part in the Thailand phase of CARAT, working with the RTN during the exercise event was a great opportunity for air crews, maintainers, planners and tactical support personnel.  
 
“Every bit of interaction is always a great exchange of knowledge when we have the opportunity to work with different countries such as Thailand,” Callahan said before the mine laying mission. “In this particular case, while our aircraft, the P-3 Orion, and Thai F-27 are similar, there’s good sharing of the different types of radar and other equipment being used, as each of the planes flying will have a two-man observance team on board from the other nation.”  
 
The RTN F-27s are a smaller version of the P-3C Orion with twin turbo prop engines vice the four on the American plane.  
 
Although the P-3C Orion crews’ primary mission is normally anti-submarine warfare with the use of sonar buoys, maritime patrol and amphibious raid support, according to Callahan, the mine laying mission is not out of the ordinary for P-3Cs.  
 
Spending only one hour “on deck,” or in the air, the VP-46 crew dropped their mines first at coordinates predetermined by a RTN control ship, HTMS Bangrachan.  
 
As is standard practice by the U.S. Navy, each plane made a total of three passes on the drop site, ensuring sea lanes were open and clear of any maritime vessels.  
 
The crew proceeded with an on-target drop from both the port and starboard wings at an altitude of 500 feet and a speed of 250 knots before returning to the airfield.
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IZAR FABA SUMINISTRARÁ LAS DIRECCIONES DE TIRO DEL LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP DE LA ARMADA NORTEAMERICANA.

IZAR FABA suministrará la dirección de tiro de cañón DORNA del Littoral Combat Ship para la Armada Norteamericana. La decisión de instalar este sistema, el mismo que integran las fragatas F-100 de la Armada Española, ha sido anunciada al término de las reuniones de Revisión Preliminar del Diseño celebradas entre Lockheed Martin, responsable del proyecto del buque, y la US Navy. Se trata de un importante hito para FABA ya que representa entrar con fuerza en el mercado norteamericano de sistemas de defensa con perspectivas de consolidarse en él. En este sentido, IZAR FABA podría ser seleccionada también para suministrar las direcciones de tiro DORNA a los buques del programa Deepwater para el Servicio de Guardacostas de este país. La US Navy podría encargar hasta 60 buques. De momento se construirán dos unidades, la primera de las cuales se entregará en 2005 y la segunda en 2006.
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U.S., Canadian Navies Team Up to Fight Mine Warfare at RIMPAC
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued July 6, 2004)
 
 
 PEARL HARBOR --- The U.S. and Canadian navies’ mine warfare ships have combined their might during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004 exercise to better counter hidden, cheap and powerful explosives that could seriously damage or sink high-tech warships.  
 
USS Avenger (MCM 1), USS Defender (MCM 2) and HMCS Brandon (MCDV 710) have expanded each others’ capabilities to accomplish tasks faster than what one side could alone, naval leaders said.  
 
“Having them here allows us to put more neutralization assets out and clear areas about 40 percent faster,” said Cmdr. Glenn Kuffel, commanding officer of Avenger, based at Naval Station Ingleside, Texas.  
 
The two sides have met before at sea. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, the U.S. and Canadian navies joined forces with U.S. Naval Special Clearance Team 1 and Helicopter Mine Counter Measures Squadron (HM) 14, the “Vanguards,” with its MH-53E Super Stallions to clear mines from the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq. Their work allowed humanitarian aid to flow into the Persian Gulf nation.  
 
“I really like working with those guys,” said Lt. Cmdr. Stephan King, captain of Brandon, homeported in Esquimalt, British Columbia. “They are very professional. They know their stuff. They train as they fight.”  
 
At RIMPAC, USS Dubuque (LPD 8) serves as a command and control ship. When the ships leave Pearl Harbor’s channel to begin the tactical phase of the exercise, the minesweeping force, led by Brandon, will clear the channel of “explosives” as the other warships depart.  
 
To help accomplish that mission, Brandon carries a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that hunts and disables mines. It uses a TV camera and highly detailed photographic imagery that maps the bottom of the ocean, much like a satellite photographs the earth from space.  
 
Once the ROV finds the floating explosive, an operator on the ship can cut the mine’s cable with surgical precision. Divers blow up the mine when it surfaces.  
 
“It’s an area of warfare that’s commonly overlooked,” King said.  
 
U.S. minesweepers, which normally don’t have a diver embarked, will test the Battlespace Preparation Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (BPAUV) during the exercise. The blunt-nosed, oversized torpedo-shaped device identifies mine-like contacts on a pre-programmed course before the ship arrives.  
 
The combined force will also lay mines and participate in a search-and-rescue scenario. Moreover, the crews are expected to work with the twin-hulled catamaran High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) in its first at-sea refueling, and provide support in the evacuation of “residents” during a humanitarian aid mission.  
 
“We have a very clear focus on how we are going to accomplish certain tasks,” King said.  
 
The two navies are part of a task force of seven nations consisting of 40 ships, seven submarines and about 100 aircraft involved in the largest maritime exercise in the Pacific.  
 
“It’s a huge learning experience, no question,” King said.  
 
To learn more about each other, the mine countermeasure ships exchanged crew members during the run-up to RIMPAC. More than 60 sailors crossed decks between the two navies.  
 
“They get to see how another country’s navy accomplishes the same mission,” Kuffel said. “They get to see how ships are driven (and) how ships are fought. This whole trip has been a series of firsts for us.”  
 
“The cross-pollination was a huge success,” King said. “It just pays dividends in the long run.”  
 
The Canadian sailors gained more than knowledge about their allies, King said.  
 
“We have enjoyed immensely working with these guys,” said the commanding officer, who leads a crew made up entirely of Naval Reservists. “The friendships that we’ve made, I’m sure they’ll stand the test of time.”  
 
RIMPAC 2004, the 19th since 1971, ties in with Summer Pulse 04 - a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s ability to surge seven carriers in five theaters to give national leadership the ability to project naval power across the globe. It’s part of the Chief of Naval Operations’ Fleet Response Plan that deploys vessels quickly when needed rather than strictly on a routine deployment schedule.
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Enviado por: Dinivan em Julho 10, 2004, 03:30:29 pm
Defence Minister Robert Hill will visit France and Spain next week to visit shipyards and discuss options for Australia’s two major naval acquisitions projects, the amphibious ships and air warfare destroyers worth $8 billion.  
 
Senator Hill will visit the French shipbuilding group Armaris and the Spanish shipbuilding group IZAR to discuss their candidate designs for Australia’s new amphibious ships.  
 
“Our two new amphibious ships will be capable of performing a range of tasks, including regional disaster relief, delivering humanitarian aid, support for peace operations, and assistance to policing or military operations,” Senator Hill said.  
 
“Defence will be evaluating the designs proposed by Armaris and IZAR later this year, in consultation with four Australian shipbuilding companies.”  
 
Armaris has proposed the Mistral Class design which it is building for the French Navy with delivery planned in May next year. The ship has a length overall of 199 meters and a maximum beam of 32 meters. It is capable of operating six helicopters and up to four amphibious watercraft and will be fitted with medical facilities.  
 
IZAR has proposed its new Strategic Projection Ship to meet the requirements of the Australian Defence Force. The Spanish Navy awarded a contract for the design and construction of the first ship to IZAR in March. IZAR’s naval shipyard at El Ferrol has the lead responsibility for the design and construction work. The capabilities of the new Spanish ship will be similar to those of the French Mistral.  
 
During his visit to the El Ferrol shipyard in Spain, Senator Hill will also see the F-100 Frigate that is one of three candidate designs for the Navy’s new air warfare destroyers. The F-100 Frigate is fitted with the AEGIS Air Warfare System, and the first ship is already in service with the Spanish Navy.  
 
“Our three new air warfare destroyers will be capable of detecting and shooting down aircraft at extended ranges and protecting deployed forces from air and missile attack,” Senator Hill said.
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Finlandia negocia la compra de cazaminas de la serie 'Segura'

La Armada recibió ayer el 'Duero', que es el más moderno de esta clase y está dotado de las últimas tecnologías
La Armada Finlandesa está negociando con Industria la adquisición de cazaminas de la serie 'Segura', según informó ayer el almirante jefe del Estado Mayor de la Armada, Almar, Sebastián Zaragoza. "El interés que están despertando estos buques nos consolida como un país con industria de tecnología punta en este sector", señaló el Almar.
La Armada recibió ayer el cazaminas 'Duero', que es el primero de la segunda serie de este tipo de embarcaciones contra minas que están construyendo los astilleros de Izar en Cartagena para Defensa.
"Los barcos de esta segunda serie tienen mejores prestaciones. Son punteros en Europa", destacó Sebastián Zaragoza. El cazaminas Duero está dotado con nuevos sistemas de identificación, con mejores sistemas de comunicación y radar que sus predecesores, con cartografía digital para el sistema de combate, así como con una planta de tratamiento de aguas negras y residuos con el objetivo de reducir al máximo la contaminación. "Es un barco muy moderno y con una habitabilidad razonable", puntualizó el Almar.
Este tipo de buques está preparado para mantener libres de minas los accesos a puertos, bases navales y las derrotas costeras. Su principal objetivo es la detección, clasificación, localización, identificación y neutralización de las minas de fondo y de orique, que son las que están unidas al lecho marino mediante un cable.
El almirante jefe del Estado Mayor señaló que con este ya son cinco los cazaminas con los que cuenta la Armada, a los que en breve se unirá el Tajo. La primera de estas embarcaciones, que permiten la renovación total de la flotilla de Medidas Contra Minas de la Armada, fue el 'Duero', que se botó el 28 de abril de 2003, al que posteriormente se han unido el 'Segura', el 'Sella', el 'Tambre', el 'Turia', y ayer el 'Duero'.
En un principio estaba previsto que Izar construyera ocho buques de la serie Segura, aunque finalmente se redujo a seis. "De momento seis es un número muy razonable. Con seis embarcaciones se logra hacer una serie. La Armada está razonablemente satisfecha", precisó el Almar.
Esta embarcación participará en los ejercicios de la Fuerza de Medidas contra las Minas que organiza la OTAN en el Mediterráneo. "Además desarrollará los ejercicios normales de adiestramiento", indicó Sebastián Zaragoza.
Al acto de entrega del 'Duero' asistieron el presidente de Izar, Juan Pedro Gómez, que no quiso hacer declaraciones sobre la difícil situación que atraviesa la compañía, la alcaldesa de Cartagena, Pilar Barreiro, los diputados Rosa Juaneda, del PSOE, y Andrés Ayala, del PP, además de otras autoridades.

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IZAR Cartagena opta a construir cazaminas para otros países europeos

El cazaminas Duero, botado el 28 de abril de 2003 fue entregado ayer a la Armada Española en un acto celebrado en el muelle Don Juan de Borbón del Arsenal de Cartagena.


A la ceremonia, presidida por el Almirante General Jefe del Estado Mayor, Sebastián Zaragoza Soto, asistieron numerosas autoridades civiles y militares entre ellas, la alcaldesa Pilar Barreiro y el Presidente de IZAR, Juan Pedro Gómez.

Construido en la factoría de IZAR, el Duero compone junto a los cazaminas Segura, Sella, Tambre y Turia, la serie SEGURA, con la que se inició la renovación de la Flotilla de Medidas Contra Minas de la Armada Española, con base en Cartagena, y que se completará con la entrega del Tajo.

Al igual que la del resto de cazaminas de la primera serie, la estructura del buque es de poliéster y fibra de vidrio. En su diseño se han tenido en cuenta tres factores que activan las minas submarinas: el magnetismo, el ruido y la presión.

Según ha declarado el Jefe del estado Mayor de la Armada, Sebastián Zaragoza, el resultado que se está obteniendo con estos buques es muy positivo. “Estos cazaminas consolidan a España como industria naval de alta tecnología en Europa y con muchas posibilidades de construir este tipo de buques para otros países.

La misión de los cazaminas de la clase Segura es mantener libres de minas los accesos a puertos, bases navales y las derrotas costeras. El buque tiene una eslora de 54 metros y 10,70 de manga. Desplaza un total de 550 toneladas a una velocidad máxima de 14 nudos, con una autonomía propia de hasta 2.000 millas.

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Enviado por: Dinivan em Julho 10, 2004, 07:13:48 pm
Por cierto que, recordaba que hace tiempo se decía que el precio de cada cazaminas no se alejaba mucho del de un LPD Galícia (que ronda los 120 millones de €), he vuelto a preguntar por su precio, y en efecto, mi memoria no erraba, cada barquito de 550 toneladas cuesta entre 70 y 90 millones de euros  :!:
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SATISFACCIÓN EN IZAR POR EL PROGRESO DEL PROGRAMA DE SUBMARINO S-80  
8/07/04  
 
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LA PUESTA EN MARCHA DE UN NUEVO SISTEMA DE SOLDADURA DE ANILLOS PONE DE MANIFIESTO QUE LA INNOVACIÓN SIGUE SIENDO LA CLAVE DE LA COMPETITIVIDAD PARA EL FUTURO

07-07-2004.- El Astillero Cartagena de IZAR ha realizado unas pruebas de soldadura de anillos del submarino S-80 poniendo en marcha nuevos sistemas automatizados que hasta la fecha no habían sido utilizados en submarinos convencionales.



"Si queremos ser competitivos y mantener la ocupación en nuestros astilleros hay que recurrir a la innovación para diferenciarnos de nuestros competidores" ha manifestado el Presidente de IZAR, Juan Pedro Gómez Jaén, durante la evaluación de dichas pruebas.


Gómez Jaén también manifestó que " mi apuesta es una apuesta de futuro y el hecho de que Cartagena sea un astillero con una carga de trabajo asegurada para los próximos años nos debe motivar todavía más para ser pioneros en la innovación y ser más eficientes. Además, este nuevo sistema de soldadura de anillos de submarinos puede contribuir de forma decisiva a la consecución de nuevos contratos ya que nos permite ser más eficientes y por lo tanto más competitivos a la hora de presentar nuevas ofertas"


El nuevo sistema supone la sustitución de la soldadura manual por electrodo por un sistema automático de soldadura con arco sumergido. Este proceso de arco sumergido es mucho más exigente desde la perspectiva de alineación y posicionamiento de los anillos y demanda una mayor cualificación y formación del personal. Este sistema presenta grandes ventajas en calidad y eficacia y ha requerido la puesta en marcha de nuevas inversiones para la adquisición de la maquinaria necesaria y la formación del personal.

El programa de los cuatro submarinos S-80 que IZAR está desarrollando para la Armada Española proporcionará 16 millones de horas de trabajo entre directas e inducidas. Las entregas de estas cuatro unidades, de tecnología puntera y diseño exclusivamente nacional, están previstas para el periodo 2011-2014.
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Royal ‘Stirling’ Navy  
 
 
(Source: Kockums AB; issued July 9, 2004)
 
 
 All Swedish Navy submarines will soon be equipped with Stirling Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) systems, which substantially enhances the operational efficiency of conventional (non-nuclear) submarines.  
 
The Swedish Navy submarine HMS Södermanland has recently undergone a refit and been upgraded with the Stirling propulsion system by Kockums, in Karlskrona. And in the autumn, the next Västergötland class submarine should be ready to put to sea, following the launch and sea trials of HMS Östergötland.  
 
The Stirling propulsion system enables a conventional submarine to remain submerged for several weeks, minimizing the risk of detection and greatly increasing its stealth capabilities.  
 
With the completion of the HMS Södermanland and HMS Östergötland upgrades, all Swedish Navy submarines currently in service will be equipped with Stirling propulsion systems. In naval circles, this has led to the coining of a new concept: the “Royal Stirling Navy”.  
 
The Västergötland class submarines have been lengthened by twelve meters. Some claim that this makes HMS Södermanland Sweden’s longest submarine, making it even longer (if only a few centimeters) than HMS Gotland. Needless to say, this is now the subject of intense internal (partisan!) debate.
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y diseño exclusivamente nacional, están previstas para el periodo 2011-2014.
 


Qual a relação do S-80 com o Scorpéne ( se é que existe) ?
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Julho 13, 2004, 12:23:46 am
Penso que o S-80 é um projecto com base no Scorpéne, é um derivado, é um projecto desenvolvido com base nas necessidades e pretensões da Marinha espanhola. É maior que o Scorpéne tem 71m comprimento, com uma tonelagem na ordem das 2175 tons, com capacidade para lançar misseis de cruzeiro e uma autonomia de 44 dias.
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Qual a relação do S-80 com o Scorpéne ( se é que existe) ?

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Penso que o S-80 é um projecto com base no Scorpéne, é um derivado, é um projecto desenvolvido com base nas necessidades e pretensões da Marinha espanhola. É maior que o Scorpéne tem 71m comprimento, com uma tonelagem na ordem das 2175 tons, com capacidade para lançar misseis de cruzeiro e uma autonomia de 44 dias.


En un principio el S-80 iba, como bien ha dicho Fábio G., a ser un derivado del Scorpene. Sin embargo conforme ha ido pasando el tiempo se ha ido sabiendo que el diseño del submarino es completamente nacional desde la base, pero no hay que olvidar que Izar ha necesitado la experiencia en la construcción de los Scorpene para realizar el S-80. En cuanto a las características, poco se sabe (a parte de lo que ha puesto FábioG.). En septiembre saldrá un buen artículo en la revista Defensa sobre el submarino, espero que hayan sido capaces de recavar mucha información :)  
Aquí unos planos del susodicho submarino (no sé de que etapa) (http://www.iespana.es/forosAE/S-80A.JPG)
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Julho 13, 2004, 12:22:02 pm
Esse é o S-80A.
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Atomic cruiser "Peter velikiy" returns to the northern fleet

At the ship-repair plant "SRZ-82" in Roslyakovo settlement of Murmansk region is completed the repair of heavy atomic rocket cruiser "Peter velikiy", transfers "interfaks".

As reported informagentsvu the chief engineer of plant Aleksandr grachev, the signing of the report of the end of dock repair took place on Friday, and soon ship will be introduced into the nature of forces of northern fleet.

In mart.e of 2004 the cruiser was removed from the combat training and brought out from the composition of the ships of constant alert.
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On the modernized submarine will be established series radio transmitter "Torch-P2" .


On the modernized submarine of navy RF will be established the series radio transmitter "Torch-P2" of development BY NII - SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE "Neptune", they reported "interfaksu-AVN" into the medium in the press- service of federal agency on the industry.

"to the modernized submarine from the composition VMF RF will be established radio transmitter" the Torch-P2 of the "development of scientific research institute" Neptune ". Device in series is produced at the plant the name Of kozitskogo ", reported the representative of press- service.

According to his information, the automated transistor radio transmitting equipment (ATRPU) R -638-2-1 ("Torch-P2") is intended for guaranteeing the automatic connection in the decametric and meter wave bands in the composition of the automatically controlled complexes of the connection of submarines.

Radio transmitting equipment (RPDU) executed on the transistors in the modular structure consists of two counters: the driver amplifier and soglasuyushchey system (SS). In the composition RPDU is used exciter device (VU) R -788-1. The wide-band circuit of power gain ensures work on antenna-feeder circuit with the traveling-wave ratio not less than 0,01.

Control of radio transmitter is local - from the front panel and remote. Intermittent service is ensured by the built-in air ventilation. The small level of acoustic is noise it makes it possible to establish it in the submarines.

The chief for the administration of connection VMF RF accepted the solution about the organization since 2004 of the series production of radio transmitting equipment of a series "Torch", they reported in the press- service. According to its information, in NII - SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE "Neptune" is developed also ATRPU R -638-3-4, intended for guaranteeing the distant automatic character printing, telephone and search-free telegraph communication in the decametric and meter wave bands.

R -638-3-4 is the result of the modernization of articles R -638-3 and is intended for replacing R-632- ML on the ships and the coastal targets. The driver amplifier of transmitter is realized on two amplifer modules. Radio transmitting equipment is executed on the transistors in the modular structure. Radio transmitter is completed by exciter devices R -170-V1 or R -788-1WA.

The wide-band circuit of power gain ensures work with the traveling-wave ratio from 0.2; there is a protection from short circuit and break of antenna-feeder circuit.
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MSSG-24 Enhances MEU Vehicle Capabilities
 
 
(Source: US Marine Corps; issued July 11, web-posted July 12, 2004)
 
 
 KUWAIT --- With the enemy forces in Iraq constantly changing their tactics, some 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines have been using their acclimatization time in Kuwait to make last minute preparations to their seven-ton trucks and humvees.  
 
This is true for the leathernecks of MEU Service Support Group 24, the Combat Service Support Element for the 24th MEU, who have been making their vehicles combat-ready since arriving in Kuwait over the past few weeks.  
 
“Right now we’re modifying our vehicles, attaching “adams-bars”, sandbags and outboard-facing benches to the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement trucks” said 2nd Lt. Peter Bergstrom, 24, a Seneca, Ill., native and Motor Transportation  
 
Platoon commander for Transportation Support Detachment.  
 
“The “adams-bar” is a piece of metal mounted onto the front of the [truck] to protect [gunners] from possible decapitation,” he added. “It has jagged edges to cut wire that [the enemy can hang] from overpasses.”  
 
They are also putting sandbags in the vehicles and installing outward facing benches in the bed of the 7-ton to give Marines an outward view of the area instead of facing the inside on the truck’s benches.  
 
MSSG-24 is also installing M-240G machine guns mounts into the backs of their humvees. These mounts allow the gunner to engage hostile forces from a vehicle not normally equipped with this capability  
 
“The mount will give [a gunner] the ability to fire rounds in a 360 degree angle,” said Lance Cpl. John Pontiff, 21, a Martinsville, Va., native and weapons custodian with Headquarters Detachment. “We’re also installing a cargo strap for [the gunner] to lean against [for support].  
 
Finally, the Marines are installing new door hinges on their humvees that offer more protection to the Marines during convoy operations in the rough terrain of Iraq.  
 
“These hinges are used to hold the doors of the humvees more securely,” said Lance Cpl. Jerry Schultz, 24, a Beach City, Ohio, native and welder with the Maintenance Detachment. “We started making these while we were still at Lejeune, so we used those as prototypes and brought materials to make more here.”  
 
Everyone within the MSSG is doing their part to ensure mission accomplishment, working through the blazing Kuwaiti heat with unwavering focus and determination to prepare for a successful deployment in Iraq.  
 
“I keep my eyes on the mission,” said Pontiff, “And try not to think about anything else.”  
 
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Navy Develops New Shipboard Surgical System
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued July 9, web-posted July 12, 2004)
 
 
 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii --- The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) held an open house July 1 at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, displaying a new shipboard surgical system developed to support Sailors and Marines during maritime interdictions.  
 
“The purpose was to disseminate the knowledge,” said Lt. Cmdr. George Linville, command amphibious task force surgeon, shipboard surgeon system team leader and trauma surgeon for Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 9. “This is a brand new baby. Nobody knows about this.”  
 
The Naval Health Research Center developed the concept of a shipboard surgical team in January after Capt. Chris Hunter, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet surgeon, realized that Sailors and Marines aboard smaller ships were going to be taking casualties during maritime interdictions, shipboard seizures and other operations.  
 
“We are out there to support our own Sailors and Soldiers who take casualties,” said Linville. “The [goal] is to provide surgical support to our Sailors and Marines who are involved in these maritime interdictions.”  
 
The shipboard surgical team will deploy via an MH60 helicopter from a big deck ship to a smaller ship within the expeditionary strike group (ESG). Linville said with split operations, ships within an ESG would be scattered in many different places.  
 
The team constructs a small-scale operating room within the mess decks of a smaller ship, using an authorized minimal medical allowance list (or their equipment) designed by the Naval Health Research Center to support operations in small spaces.  
 
Linville said the biggest hurdle was designing a required operational facility.  
 
“The biggest hurdle was overcoming the austere environment into which we were set,” he said. “We’re taking capability into an environment that’s not supportive of that capability.”  
 
For example, the shipboard surgical team uses a five-pound anesthesia machine as opposed to a 600-pound machine that is used on a big deck ship.  
 
In the initial tests, the team determined that the maximum distance they could deploy would be about 100 miles. However, the helicopter would have to refuel aboard the smaller ship, thereby losing valuable time.  
 
Representatives from the United States, Canada, Chile, Australia, South Korea and Japan all came to view the new system, hoping that the information might help out their ships as well.  
 
“It’s important that our allies also understand that we have this capability and we can support their ships [and] sailors surgically,” said Linville. “When you have such a complex operation in its infancy, we have to keep our mind open, be flexible [and] know that we are going to change our minds about various things to improve upon what we have developed.”  
 
Although the surgical system is fully operational, Linville said various tests would be implemented over the next year to ensure the team reaches its maximum capabilities.  
 
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U.S. Commander Mulls Bosnia-Herzegovina Troop Cut
 
 
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued July 12, 2004)
 
 
 WASHINGTON --- It’s likely time to reduce the number of American troops in Bosnia-Herzegovina, a senior U.S. military officer told members of Congress here today.  
 
“I think that the conditions are right, now, to downsize” the U.S. military presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Army Maj. Gen. Virgil Packett, commander of the Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina, told the U.S. House Armed Services Committee.  
 
Up to 60,000 U.S. troops were deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in the mid-1990s as part of a NATO mission to stabilize the region following a bloody civil war. Today, about 9,000 American troops, Packett noted, are pulling security duty in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  
 
The Dayton Peace Accords, initiated in November 1995 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, provided the framework for cessation of warfare in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  
 
At the recent NATO summit at Istanbul, Turkey, leaders agreed to end the alliance’s nine-year mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina and transfer security responsibilities to the European Union by the end of this year.  
 
Packett acknowledged “significant challenges” remain ahead in that part of the Balkans, such as the removal of land mines and capturing and trying alleged war criminals.  
 
Yet, before any troop cuts are made, “we need an incubation period,” the two- star general pointed out, “to make sure that this level is, in fact, OK, to make sure that it’s going to allow us to meet our objectives, and to ensure we have the right level of force” as the end of the year approaches.  
 
“But,” Packett reiterated, “I think the conditions are right to downsize.”  
 
Packett didn’t offer what numbers of U.S. troops, if any, would remain in Bosnia-Herzegovina after force reductions.  
 
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US Naval Air Systems Command Seeking Firms to Provide Commercial Air Services

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) has been working closely with the United States Navy over the last two years to develop outsourcing opportunities. The following request for information may be of interest to HAI members who desire government contracts.

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, Program Office, PMA-207, is seeking firms capable of providing Commercial Air Services — Helicopter (CAS ? Helo) aircraft, training and transport missions in support of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sands, Kauai. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code applicable to this requirement is 488190 Other Support Activities for Air Transportation with a size standard of $6M. Interested parties should to receive the specific information.

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Defence to Upgrade Ship’s Air Defence Missile System
 
 
(Source: Australian Department of Defence; issued July 15, 2004)
 
 
 Four of Australia’s Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigates will be capable of firing the SM-2 missile after the Government approved a $550 million upgrade of their area air defense missile systems, Defence Minister Robert Hill announced today.  
 
Senator Hill said the upgrade of HMA Ships Darwin, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney by early 2009 would significantly improve the air warfare capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy.  
 
“The SM-2 missile is a member of the Standard Missile family produced by Raytheon and a highly capable modern variant of the ageing SM-1 missile system currently used on the FFGs,” Senator Hill said.  
 
“SM-2 benefits from significant improvements in communication techniques, advanced signal processing and propulsion improvements. The missile has an improved range to more than 50 nautical miles and enhanced performance against modern anti-ship missiles and aircraft.  
 
“The upgrade will significantly extend the range of the area air defense region and provide greater potential for target intercept and destruction – a major capability boost for the Navy and a great asset for potential coalition operations.  
 
“The SM-2 missile, or a derivative of it, will also be incorporated into our future Air Warfare Destroyers.”  
 
Senator Hill said the Government selected the SM-2 missile following a stringent testing and evaluation program with the assistance of the United States Navy.  
 
The project covers the acquisition of SM-2 missiles and their integration into the FFGs. Missiles purchased will be both the training and live variants.  
 
Equipment installation will be carried out in Australia. Australian industry involvement in the repair, maintenance and manufacture of components for the SM-2 missile is also being pursued.  
 
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Japan - SM-2 Block IIIB Tactical Standard Missiles
 
 
(Source: US Defense Security Cooperation Agency; issued July 13, 2004)
 
 
 On 13 July 2004, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of SM-2 Block IIIB Tactical Standard missiles as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $99 million.  
 
The Government of Japan has requested a possible sale of 40 SM-2 Block IIIB Tactical Standard missiles with MK 13 MOD 0 canisters, 14 SM-2 Block IIIB Telemetry Standard missiles with MK 13 MOD 0 canisters and AN/DKT-71A telemeters and conversion kits, 10 SM-2 Block IIIB Telemetry Standard missiles with MK 13 MOD 0 canisters and DKT-71A telemeters; containers, spare and repair parts, supply support, U.S. Government and contractor technical assistance and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $99 million.  
 
Japan is one of the major political and economic powers in East Asia and the Western Pacific, and a key ally of the United States in ensuring the peace and stability of that region. It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist Japan to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability, which will contribute to an acceptable military balance in the area. This proposed sale is consistent with these U.S. objectives and with the 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.  
 
The SM-2 missiles will be used on ships of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force fleet and will provide enhanced capabilities in defense of critical sea-lanes of communication. Japan, which already has Standard missiles in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles.  
 
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region.  
 
The principal contractors will be: Raytheon Missile Systems Company in Tucson, Arizona; Raytheon Company of Camden, Arkansas; United Defense, Limited Partnership (UDLP) of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and UDLP of Aberdeen, South Dakota. There are no offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.  
 
Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Japan.  
 
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.  
 
This notice of a potential sale is required by law; it does not mean that the sale has been concluded.  
 
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Clarification Regarding Potential Sale of Fast Missile Craft to Egypt
 
 
(Source: Singapore Technologies Engineering; issued July 13, 2004)
 
 
 SINGAPORE --- We refer to the news release by the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency dated 8 July 2004 regarding the possible Foreign Military Sale of three Fast Missile Craft to Egypt. The total value, if all options are exercised, could amount to US$565million. Please refer to their website www.dsca.mil (http://www.dsca.mil) for details.  
 
Vision Technologies Marine Inc. has been named as a prime contractor for this potential sale. Vision Technologies Marine is the holding company of VT Halter Marine Inc., the US operations of Singapore Technologies Engineering's (ST Engineering) marine sector, Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine).  
 
ST Engineering wishes to clarify that this announcement by the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency is a notification of a potential sale. Hence, the announcement does not indicate that the contract has been awarded to Vision Technologies Marine / VT Halter Marine.  
 
Should a contract be awarded to Vision Technologies Marine / VT Halter Marine, an announcement will be made by the Company.  
 
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Rússia recebe embarcação baseada na CB 90H
A Rússia recebeu da Suécia o primeiro exemplar da embarcação IC 16MII, destinada a uso em missões de policiamento fluvial. Baseada no “Combat Boat” 90H — que recentemente foi demonstrada na Amazônia —, a embarcação pode atingir velocidade máxima de 50 nós e foi otimizada para perseguições em águas restritas; pode transportar um bote inflável de 3,4m de comprimento, para operações de abordagem.
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Itália muda nome de NAe
O novo Navio-Aeródromo italiano, atualmente em construção e cuja incorporação está prevista para 2007, não mais se chamará Andrea Doria. Seu nome foi mudado para Conte di Cavour, ficando o nome Andrea Doria reservado para o primeiro dos contratorpedeiros da classe “Horizon”, a ser lançado em 2005 (que anteriormente seria denominado Carlo Bergamini, nome que possivelmente ficará para a segunda unidade).


Acho que alguém já tinha falado desse tema.
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Austrália fará upgrade missilístico em quatro fragatas

Quatro das fragatas da classe “Adelaide” da Royal Australian Navy (HMAS Darwin, HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Newcastle e HMAS Sidney) serão submetidas a um program de upgrade até 2009, resultando em significativo aumento em sua capacidade de enfrentar ameaças aéreas. O objetivo é equipar os navios (que são da classe americana “Oliver Hazard Perry”) para utilizar mísseis Standard SM-2, em substituição aos SM-1 que elas atualmente empregam. Em relação ao seu antecessor,o SM-2 inclui importantes melhoramentos nas áreas de comunicação, processamento de sinais e propulsão, tendo alcance superior a 90km e melhor desempenho contra aeronaves e mísseis antinavio. A Austrália já anunciou que pretende usar o SM-2 ou um derivado em seus futuros contratorpedeiros antiaéreos (programa Air Warefare Destroyers). Na foto, a HMAS Sidney (Foto: Royal Australian Navy).

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The heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov" after the completion of repair work will leave to the sea on 5 August The heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser of northern fleet "Admiral Kuznetsov" after the completion of repair work will leave to the sea on 5 August, they reported into the Ministry of Defense RF. At the end of 2003 the cruiser on the completion of road tests was returned to The roslyakovskiy ship-repair plant for the final finishing of systems and mechanisms; however, command VMF stated that in 2004 this ship will enter into the nature of forces of northern fleet and even will complete distant march into Atlantic Ocean for finalizing of combat training tasks. At present, the collocutor of agency reported, the crews of 14 aircraft of carrier-based aviation are prepared on the Crimean training complex. Their overflight to the northern fleet is planned to the end of July. Thus, to sea "Admiral Kuznetsov" will leave with the wing, completed by people and technology to 70 %.
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Secret plans for Trident replacement

Royal Navy experts are preparing secret designs for a new generation of multi-purpose nuclear submarines to replace Britain’s Trident fleet at the end of the next decade.

The Scotsman has learned that work on a replacement for the Royal Navy’s nuclear deterrent is further advanced than had previously been known - despite claims by the government that no decision has been made on a successor for the four Faslane-based Trident submarines.

The aim of the plan is to give ministers the chance to accelerate work on the Trident’s successor immediately after the next election, to allow a replacement for the existing fleet of ballistic-missile-firing submarines to be entered into service around 2020.

About 3,000 sailors and 4,000 civilian workers employed at the Trident’s bases - Faslane and Coulport, on the Clyde - are anxiously awaiting developments.

Naval sources suggest Tony Blair has all but made up his mind to replace the £9billion Trident system to ensure Britain retains its "seat at the top table of nuclear powers".

The government commissioned an opinion poll on a replacement for Trident last year, and just over half the respondents gave it their support, reinforcing views in Downing Street that it should move ahead on the project once the next election is out of the way.

Even if it is popular with the wider public, Mr Blair appears not to want to antagonise Labour activists by raising the Trident replacement issue ahead of the next general election.

In last year’s white paper, the Defence Secretary, Geoff Hoon, said: "Decisions on whether to replace Trident are not needed in this parliament but are likely in the next one," implying that a decision could be put off until the end of the decade.

The head of the Royal Navy, however, has said any decision would be expected in the "next two or three years", because of the need to begin work to have a replacement for Trident ready for when the first of the Vanguard class submarines is due to start retiring in 2020.

The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Alan West, made the comments at a conference on naval warfare held at the Royal United Services last month.

The United States-based publication Defense News has since revealed that the Royal Navy has launched design studies to examine replacing both the service’s existing Trident missile-firing submarines and hunter-killer submarines with a single class of multi-role, nuclear-powered submarine.

The costs of designing a new submarine and then keeping two types in service are described as "astronomical" by Royal Navy officers.

The futuristic submarines, dubbed the "maritime underwater future capability", would be fitted with vertical-launch missile tubes to allow them to fire both nuclear-tipped long-range missiles or conventionally-armed Tomahawk cruise missiles.

This new vessel was originally envisaged as only replacing the Royal Navy’s hunter-killer submarines, but The Scotsman now understands it is becoming multi-role in nature.

Britain recently bought 64 new "smart" versions of the Tomahawk from the US for £70 million, to replenish stocks fired during last year’s Iraq war.

"By making the submarine more versatile, we get more value for our money and don’t have billions of pounds of capital investment tied up in a submarines that can never be used for anything except blowing up the world," an MoD source said.

"It cost more than £9 billion to buy Trident, and there is just no way we can justify that kind of money any more."

Futuristic designs of the new submarine include undersea remotely piloted vehicles to penetrate enemy coastal defences. The key to making the new multi-role - but smaller - submarine work is a new family of miniaturised nuclear warheads. There have been persistent reports that Britain is preparing to design a new warhead at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston, in Berkshire, and is already co-operating with the US on a new family of mini-nuclear warheads, but the MoD has denied any such work is under way.

The huge costs of designing and operating nuclear submarines, however, might derail the plans for a new class. The new Astute class nuclear-attack submarines, currently being built by BAE Systems, are already £800 million over budget and several years late.

The Royal Navy’s shipbuilding programme is under intense pressure from the Treasury, which is balking at the cost of the future aircraft carrier and Type 45 destroyers being built by BAE Systems on the Clyde.

The ministry’s cash shortages have led some to suggest it might be forced to undertake a "life extensive" programme for the four Trident submarines. This would involve replacing key components and modifying the submarines.

Even this might be no longer affordable and the RAF is reported to be pushing to take over responsibility for nuclear deterrence.
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IZAR DISEÑA LA MODERNIZACION DEL GRUPO DE PROYECCIÓN DE LA ARMADA ESPAÑOLA.

Izar y la Armada Española han firmado un contrato de ingeniería para la definición de un proyecto de modernización a media vida de los buques integrados en el Grupo de Proyección de la Armada: el portaaviones “Príncipe de Asturias”, las seis fragatas de la clase “Santa María” y el buque de aprovisionamientos de combate “Patiño”. Estas unidades han alcanzado en la actualidad más de un tercio de su vida activa y necesitan someterse a una modernización de sus sistemas y adecuarse a las nuevas normativas medioambientales y de mejora de la calidad de vida a bordo de los buques. De la misma manera, los centros de apoyo en tierra de estas unidades también han de ser actualizados para el mantenimiento de los nuevos sistemas que serán instalados a bordo de los buques.
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Taiwan President Makes Rare Submarine Dive

Reuters, July 29, 2004

President Chen Shui-bian took part in a rare submarine dive on Thursday to boost military morale days after arch-rival China completed a mock invasion of the island and to assure Washington of Taiwan's commitment to buying U.S. weaponry.

Analysts said Chen's high-profile presence for the exercise would further anger China, which says it will recover the island it sees as a rebel province by force if necessary.

The drill, following China's war games off the island, was intended to boost public support for a huge arms purchase deal with the United States that includes eight diesel-engine submarines, analysts said.

Chen and top military officers joined the navy for the exercises aboard the Dutch-made Zwaardvis class submarine, the Sea Tiger, which left from the southern port city of Kaohsiung.

Unlike his secretive debut dive in 2002, Chen invited media for the two-hour journey, prompting opposition criticism that he was trying to fan tension with China.

Chen said he was firmly committed to peace and blamed Beijing for escalating tensions.

"Continuous arms expansion, increasing military budget and deployment of missiles aimed at Taiwan by Communist China have created the source of instability to peace across the Strait," Chen said after returning from the submarine dive.

"War of words and sabre-rattling as well as diplomatic suppression by Communist China hurt Taiwan people's feelings and cast a dark cloud in cross-Strait relations," he said.

Taiwan must beef up its self-defence capabilities to protect its hard-won democracy and be ready for war, said Chen, adding the submarine is the best weapon to counter China's growing threat.

Chen examined equipment aboard the Sea Tiger, which along with its sister vessel, the Sea Dragon, are Taiwan's only combat-ready submarines.

Scores of naval battle ships, including French-made Lafayette-class frigates, the best in the Taiwan navy, and anti-submarine aircraft took part in the war games simulating an attack by China.

"At a time when both China and Taiwan are holding military exercises, making such a high-profile submarine dive by the president is likely to provoke China," said Chiang Yi-wen, a lawmaker from the main opposition Nationalist Party.

"SEPARATIST ROAD"

China suspects Chen will push for formal statehood after winning a second four-year term in March and is preparing for a possible showdown with the island.

Wang Zaixi, vice-minister of the Tawian Affairs Office of the State Council, has vowed to "fight and contain separatist activities", China Daily reported on Thursday.

"So it is extremely dangerous for the Taiwan authorities to obstinately walk along the separatist road and mistakenly think the mainland will tolerate pro-independence activities for the benefit of its economic development and the 2008 Olympic Games," Wang was quoted by China Daily as saying on Thursday.

Analysts said Chen hopes to show Washington his commitment to push through a T$610 billion (US$18.2 billion) package for a U.S. weapons purchase offered by President George W. Bush in 2001.

The deal, which would be would be the biggest arms sale to Taiwan in a decade, includes eight diesel-engine submarines, six Patriot Advanced Capability-3 anti-missile systems and 12 P-3C Orion anti-submarine aircraft.

"It's more like a show put out for the audience in the United States," said military analyst Chung Chien.

"This is something that will please Washington and enrage Beijing. Since he can't please both sides at the same time, his top priority is to make the United States happy," Chung said.

Taiwan's parliament has asked Washington to cut the prices before lawmakers review the arms deal later this year, but officials have said Washington has agreed to reduce the price by only about T$10 billion-20 billion.

Washington switched diplomatic recognition to Beijing from Taipei, but remains the island's main arms supplier and closest friend.

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Izar Designs the Modernization of the Spanish Navy's Combat Group
 
 
(Source: IZAR; issued July 30, 2004)
 
 
 IZAR and the Spanish Navy have signed an engineering contract for the project definition of the modernisation of the vessels that integrate the Projection Group: aircraft carrier Príncipe de Asturias, the six Santa Maria class frigates and the AOR vessel Patiño.  
 
These units are at the third of their active life and thus their systems need to be updated and they have to go through modernisation to meet the new environment legislation and to improve the life standards of the crew. On land, support centres will also be updated to allow the maintenance of the new systems installed onboard of these vessels.  
 
To carry out this modernisation process, Izar will develop a project that intends to identify, define and integrate all the new systems and equipment, valuing the different works to be executed. The objective is to help the Navy to take a decision on the updating works they want to carry out and to set a schedule.  
 
This project, that will last nine months, will be carried out by a working team integrated by the Technical Department of Izar, Izar Carenas and the Systems factory of Izar.  
 
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Submarine Virginia Completes First Voyage
 
 
(Source: General Dynamics; issued July 30, 2004)
 
 
 GROTON, Conn. --- Virginia (SSN-774), the nation’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, returned to the Electric Boat shipyard here today following the successful completion of its first voyage in open seas, called “alpha sea trials.” Virginia is the lead ship of the most capable class of attack submarines ever built; it will be delivered to the U.S. Navy this fall. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics  
 
Virginia’s alpha sea trials included a range of submarine and propulsion plant operations, submerging for the first time, and high-speed runs on the surface and submerged, to demonstrate that the ship’s propulsion plant is fully mission capable.  
 
Virginia-class submarines have been designed from the ground up to operate as a key element of a fully networked naval force. Unobtrusive, non-provocative and connected with land, air, sea and space-based assets, Virginia-class ships are uniquely equipped to wage multi-dimensional warfare in the farthest reaches of the globe, providing the U.S. Navy with continued dominance in coastal waters or the open ocean. These submarines will transit submerged at high speeds, undetected, independent of sea state or logistic support and arrive on station ready for action.  
 
“Nuclear submarines provide a unique contribution to our nation’s security and will be increasingly important in the decades ahead,” said Electric Boat President John Casey. “The Virginia and the rest of the ships of its class are designed specifically to incorporate emergent technologies that will provide new capabilities to meet new threats.”  
 
Virginia-class missions will include conducting intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, ensuring that U.S. commanders understand the scope and capability of an enemy’s forces. Submarines of the class also will be able to engage enemy submarines, surface ships and critical targets ashore, both through precision strike and the covert insertion of special operations forces. With their stealth and unlimited endurance, they will be flexible assets for Joint Force Commanders, able to maneuver with impunity, even in the most contested forward areas.  
 
Virginia is the Navy’s only major fleet-ready combatant ship that was designed with the post-Cold War security environment in mind. Approved nearly four years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Virginia embodies warfighting and operational capabilities required to dominate the littorals while maintaining undersea dominance in the open ocean.  
 
Electric Boat and Northrop Grumman Newport News are under contract to build the first 10 submarines of a planned 30-ship Virginia class under a teaming agreement that splits the construction workload between the two shipyards. A revolutionary approach to design and construction processes was employed for the Virginia class.  
 
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Governo vai encomendar aos Estaleiros de Viana do Castelo a construção de oito embarcações.

O Governo vai celebrar em breve um novo contrato-programa com os Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo para a construção, até 2010, de oito navios para a Marinha, anunciou ontem o ministro da Defesa, Paulo Portas.
Os oito novos navios – que se integram num pacote de 12, dois em construção e dois já adjudicados – deverão custar entre 250 e 300 milhões de euros.
«Vamos negociar com os Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo a construção de oito navios-patrulha oceânicos para substituir as corvetas que ainda estão ao serviço, mas que estão antiquadas, pois têm quase 40 anos», afirmou Paulo Portas.
Falando aos jornalistas no final de uma visita aos Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo, Paulo Portas classificou o contrato como uma parceria estratégica entre o sector da Defesa e a indústria de construção naval em Portugal.
Em Outubro de 2002, o ex-primeiro-ministro Durão Barroso assinou com os Estaleiros de Viana o contrato de construção de dois navios-patrulha, que estarão prontos em 2006, tendo Paulo Portas rubricado idêntico acordo em Maio deste ano para a construção, a partir de Dezembro, de dois navios de combate à poluição.
Para Portas, o estabelecimento de uma parceria entre o Ministério da Defesa e os Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo «assegura, não só a manutenção dos dois mil postos de trabalho da empresa, como contribui para a criação de um "cluster" de dimensão internacional na indústria naval de defesa».
«É uma aliança entre o cliente-Defesa e os Estaleiros que permite a modernização da Marinha e da própria empresa, ao melhor preço e com o melhor calendário», sublinhou, apontando o caso das indústrias de Defesa que saíram do vermelho e têm novos contratos.
Paulo Portas disse que «o Governo quer ajudar os Estaleiros a ultrapassar a situação financeira difícil que vivem há vários anos, proporcionando-lhe meios para uma boa gestão e de forma calendarizada».
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Korean Navy Test-Fires Ship-to-Air Missile
 
 
(Source: Korean Information Service; issued Aug. 3, 2004)
 
 
 The South Korean Navy successfully test-fired a mid-range ship-to-air guided missile, a senior naval official said on Monday (August 2).  
 
A 4,200-ton KDX-II destroyer launched the SM-2 missile and hit an unmanned target aircraft some 113 kilometers (63 miles) away, Col. Oh Chul-sik of Navy public affairs told a news conference.  
 
The four-meter-wide aircraft was moving at a speed of 450 knots (0.68 Mach) an hour.  
 
The test-firing was conducted in Hawaii on July 29 and 31 during a multi-national naval exercise dubbed “Rim of the Pacific.” Other participants were the United States, Britain, Japan, Australia, Canada and Chile.  
 
The SM-2 missile is the Navy’s first mid-range anti-missile or anti-aircraft missile. Weighing 700 kilograms, it has a range of 148 kilometers, a big improvement on the Seasparrow missile’s 15 kilometers.  
 
“The successful launch of the SM-2 enhances the nation’s mid-range anti-aircraft defense and high-seas operation capability,” said Naval Capt. Oh Se-sung.  
 
The destroyer, the Adm. Yi Sun-sin, is equipped with such high-tech weapons as SM-II vessel-to-air missiles, Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) and anti-submarine helicopters, as well as radar-evading stealth features.  
 
Col. Oh said other South Korean destroyers such as Munmu The Great, missed no targets in ship-to-ship missile test-firing, scoring 34 hits out of 34 and earning the accolades “All Rounds Hitter” and “Excellent Gunnery Shot.”  
 
The Korean-built Munmu, named after the king who unified Korea for the first time in 677, was launched in May 2002.  
 
The Navy commissioned three 3,000 ton-class destroyers in the late 1990s under the KDX-I program, and plans three 7,000 ton-class Aegis-equipped destroyers by 2012 under the KDX-III project.  
 
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CAE’s Marine Division Signs Contracts Worth $19 Million  
 
 
(Source: CAE Inc.; issued Aug. 2, 2004)
 
 
 MONTREAL --- CAE has signed new contracts to provide integrated bridge systems (IBSs) for the United Arab Emirates’ Baynunah-class corvettes, and a land-based test facility for the German navy’s F-124-class frigates.  
 
CAE has also signed a contract amendment for the Indian navy’s landing ship program and finalized the contract for the German navy’s K130 corvette program.  
 
In total, the new agreements and contract amendment are worth about C$19 million, with an option of C$4 million for two additional Baynunah corvette IBSs.  
 
The new contract with the German navy calls for CAE to provide an F-124 land-based test facility to support CAE’s integrated machinery control system (IMCS) already aboard the navy’s new F-124 class frigates.  
 
The F-124 IMCS is a comprehensive platform management system with advanced features, such as an on-board training system, battle damage control system, and an integrated controller for the gas turbine engine.  
 
CAE has concluded the contract with the ARGE K130 consortium (consisting of three shipyards: Blohm+Voss, Nordseewerke, and Friedrich Lürssen Werft) for the supply of IMCS with increased scope for five K130 corvettes, and a contract amendment for the control system for the Indian navy’s landing ships.  
 
For the UAE navy, CAE will provide NaviNet IBSs for four of the navy’s Baynunah-class multipurpose missile corvettes through prime contractor Abu Dhabi Ship Building. First delivery will be in approximately two years and the remaining systems will be delivered in a further two-year period. This represents the first sale of IBSs in the Middle East, further strengthening CAE’s position in the market.  
 
CAE’s NaviNet IBS integrates bridge and navigation functions and provides distributed access to navigation sensor information or command and control from multifunction workstations.  
 
Eighteen navies worldwide use CAE’s advanced automation technology aboard more than 140 warships.  
 
CAE is a leading provider of simulation technologies and integrated training services to airlines, aircraft manufacturers, defence forces, and marine customers worldwide. The company has annual revenues in excess of C$1 billion, with manufacturing operations and training facilities in 19 countries on five continents.  
 
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México adquiere patrulleros israelíes
Hace unas fechas, hacía su entrada en el puerto de Cartagena, en tránsito desde su base de Veracruz hasta Haifa, en Israel, el patrullero «Huasteco» de la Armada de México y de lo que dimos cuenta en su momento por lo inusual que nos resultaba el que un buque de esa nacionalidad recalase en estas aguas.

26/07/2004 · Por Diego Quevedo Carmona

 
 (Diego Quevedo Carmona)
 
 
Pues si aquella escala la consideramos novedosa, creemos que lo es mucho más aún la que han hecho hoy lunes 26 de agosto, las flamantes unidades de esa misma nacionalidad «Huracán» y «Tormenta».

Esta pareja de buques, cuyas imágenes bajo bandera mexicana creemos constituyen una verdadera primicia, han sido adquiridos hace tan solo unas fechas y en estos momentos se encuentran haciendo el tránsito de Haifa a Veracruz, donde llegarán unas fechas antes del 20 de agosto, día en el que está previsto causen Alta Oficial en la Armada de México, en un acto que estará presidido por el propio Presidente de la República, Vicente Fox.

Cuando abandonen Cartagena, puerto al que han llegado tras seis días de mar desde Haifa, pondrán proa a las islas de Cabo Verde, para ya una vez allí dar el salto al continente americano.

El bautizado como A-301 «Huracán», era hasta hace unas fechas el israelita «Aliya», mientras que el ahora A-302 «Tormenta» ostentaba el nombre de «Geoula».

Ambos patrulleros, de 500 toneladas de desplazamiento unitario, fueron construidos en los astilleros Israelí Shipyard de Haifa a lo largo de 1980, año en el que ambos fueron botados y entregados a la Armada.

A pesar de sus proporciones no muy grandes, 61,7 metros de eslora, 7,6 de manga y 2,5 de puntal, son unos buques fuertemente armados, ya que disponen como armamento principal de misiles Harpoon, instalados en el castillo en lanzador cuádruple y un montaje del sistema antimisil Vulcan Phalanx en la misma proa, así como un par de ametralladoras Oerlikon de 20 milímetros y cuatro de 12,7 m/m.

Si al armamento citado le añadimos la posibilidad de llevar un helicóptero embarcado y unos buenos equipos de guerra electrónica, nos encontramos con que son unas excelentes plataformas navales, máxime si tenemos en cuenta su desplazamiento y dimensiones.

Por lo que a la propulsión respecta, cada uno va equipado con cuatro motores diesel MTU 16V, que con 15.000 caballos y cuatro hélices le hacen alcanzar velocidades cercanas a los 30 nudos. La autonomía está cifrada en unas 3.000 millas a la velocidad de crucero de 15 nudos.

El A-301 «Huracán», (ex-«Aliya») ha venido al mando del capitán de corbeta del cuerpo general Luis Othón Suárez González, mientras que el A-302 «Tormenta» (ex–«Geoula») lo ha hecho bajo el del mismo cuerpo y escala Julio Arturo Gorbea Barcelata.

Sin duda unos excelentes buques que se sumarán desde el 20 de agosto a la flotilla de buques auxiliares que la Armada de México tiene disponibles en el Golfo y Mar Caribe.

Diego Quevedo Carmona

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A encomenda alemã para 4 novas fragatas "F-125" aparentemente vai ser adiantada para 2006.

Especula-se que este possa ser MEKO-D, MEKO-X, um projecto "littoral combat ship" da B&V, ou ainda uma participação no projecto FREMM .
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A Revista da Armada nº 378 na secção Ponto ao meio Dia traz um artigo do CALM EMQ F. David e Silva intitulado A Direcção de Navios e os Novos Desafios da Marinha que dá alguma informação útil e passo a transcrever:

"Há exactamente 10 anos atrás, no âmbito da revisão da Lei Orgânica da Marinha, foi definida uma nova arquitectura para a organização da logística do Material deste ramo das Forças Armadas. O factor inovador teve tanto de simples como de significativo, consistindo na integração num único elemento orgânico – a Direcção de Navios (DN) – das responsabilidades integrais pelo Navio, abrangendo também as Unidades Auxiliares de Marinha e os sistemas baseados em terra que possuam afinidades tecnológicas e de sustentação logística com os que operam a bordo.
A DN, então criada, herdou o património material e humano, bem como a não menos importante Cultura detida pelos organismos então extintos: a Direcção-Geral do Material Naval, as Direcções de Serviço de Construções e de Manutenção e o Gabinete de Estudos.
A partir de então cabe à DN ocupar-se da engenharia do Navio ao longo de todo o seu ciclo de vida e da globalidade das tecnologias envolvidas. Não o faz, naturalmente, de uma forma isolada. Com efeito, o modelo utilizado, que persiste há já umas largas dezenas de anos, assenta numa lógica de partilha triangular de tarefas logísticas: a DN ocupa-se da engenharia do Navio e de tudo quanto respeita ao seu primeiro armamento, a Direcção de Abastecimento trata do aprovisionamento de – entre outros bens – tudo quanto se relacione com o suporte de vida do Navio ou a sua manutenção, o Arsenal do Alfeite encarrega-se do projecto – quando necessário – e da manutenção dos meios navais flutuantes, bem como da sua construção nos casos que se ajustem às suas capacidades e às necessidades da Marinha. À DN, nesta especial relação entre três organismos distintos, cabe ainda desempenhar o papel de regulador funcional, contribuindo para o grande objectivo de assegurar que os navios que o país confia à Marinha estão em condições de cumprir as missões que lhes cabem, dentro de critérios aceitáveis de prontidão e custo-eficácia.
Para descrever o ciclo de vida de um Navio (ou mais genericamente de um qualquer bem de equipamento) é usual recorrer-se à metáfora dos organismos vivos: uns como outros passam pelas fases de concepção, de obtenção, construção, de manutenção e de abate. E uns como outros carecem de cuidados e de atenções permanentes, umas vezes de natureza preventiva, outras de natureza correctiva, capazes de repor as condições de funcionamento especificadas. Um Navio é uma estrutura concebida para permanecer e operar no mar durante períodos de tempo mais ou menos longos, mas de uma forma autónoma, independentemente de se encontrar próximo ou afastado das suas bases de apoio ou de simples portos comerciais. Desta singela condição decorre, desde logo, o envolvimento de uma multiplicidade de disciplinas da engenharia: estruturas, mecânica, electrotecnia, electrónica, materiais, aeronáutica, informática e até a engenharia do ambiente, são ciências sempre presentes. A Higiene e Segurança no Trabalho e a Ergonomia são igualmente preocupações da DN, desde cedo incorporadas nas soluções de projecto, como factores da indispensável atenção que se impõe, de modo crescente, prestar ao factor humano a bordo.
O mar é um ambiente hostil, que frequentemente exige às estruturas flu-tuantes esforços extremos. Em paralelo, é necessário atender à natureza agressiva tanto do meio líquido em si como da atmosfera marinha que rodeia o navio, tudo requerendo cuidados de concepção inicial e de manutenção continuada ao longo do ciclo de vida.
Mas um Navio da Marinha é também um activo militar, uma plataforma que transporta as armas e os sensores dedicados à identificação dos alvos e ao guiamento dos projécteis até eles. Determinada categoria de Navios, entre os quais se incluem as fragatas da classe Vasco da Gama, as futuras fragatas a transferir da Marinha dos EUA, os Navios Patrulhas Oceânicos (NPO) presentemente em fase de construção e o Navio Polivalente Logístico, ainda em projecto, constituem também plataformas para operação de helicópteros com capacidade nuns casos, sem ela noutros casos, de transportar e reabastecer o helicóptero com munições e combustível ou apenas de o receber temporariamente.
Os conceitos das operações militares navais estão em permanente evolução, suscitada pelo acelerado ritmo de mudança nas relações entre Estados, nações e grupos em conflito, envolvendo áreas geográficas vastas e dispersas e elementos tão incertos e fluidos como sejam as etnias, os recursos económicos ou as escalas sociais. Emerge, em consequência e entre outros factores, a questão da comunicação entre os agentes humanos e materiais de comando e controlo das plataformas navais, que tem que ser permanente e de banda larga, propiciando a troca em tempo real de voz, dados e imagem, entre plataformas navais, terrestres e aéreas. Esta é uma das áreas de projecto e operação dos navios de maior relevância nos tempos modernos, materializando o conceito de “net-work centric warfare”, em designação popularizada por um teorizador militar americano.
De tudo isto se ocupa a DN, procurando garantir a construção ou aquisição, e a futura sustentação (com o contributo dos dois outros organismos já referidos, com os quais opera na lógica da “logística triangular”) de sistemas de elevada capacidade e complexidade tecno-lógica.
A acção futura da DN terá que ser alinhada pela evolução da tipologia dos meios navais, bem como da doutrina e dos princípios da Logística, ambas determinadas pela mudança verificada nas operações navais, que se adivinha venha a prosseguir em ritmo acelerado.
Um dos novos paradigmas relativos à arquitectura dos navios está associado à incerteza quanto aos ambientes e cenários de utilização dos meios navais, bem como ao seu elevado custo de obtenção: ambos os factores acentuarão a tendência no sentido da sua polivalência, traduzida na acumulação de capacidades antes dispersas por unidades especializadas (v.g. MCM, ASW, AAW, ASUW, de apoio a operações de baixa intensidade). Existem já algumas soluções tecnológicas desta tendência que devem, todavia, ser ainda consideradas em evolução.
As restrições da engenharia do Navio, logística incluída, relacionadas com o factor humano serão – no futuro – ainda mais significativas. Em primeiro lugar, será necessário aproximar o Navio de um local de permanência e de trabalho confortável, por oposição às condições de vida espartanas proporcionadas por grande parte dos navios construídos na segunda metade do séc. XX. A redução das guarnições, resultante de soluções de maior intensidade tecnológica, irá por outro lado impor a revisão dos racionais do apoio logístico que contam com a contribuição significativa daqueles recursos humanos. No mesmo sentido influirá o facto de, na generalidade, os novos sistemas navais serem menos dependentes de manutenção (sobretudo da manutenção puramente preventiva) do que os actualmente disponíveis.
Mas, por outro lado, é essencial não igno-rar que os futuros sistemas exigirão o recurso a pessoal com educação, formação e treino de nível mais elevado bem como a equipamento de apoio e pessoal em terra em maior número e com maior sofisticação.
Um último factor a merecer referência neste âmbito, é o elevado valor patrimonial representado pelos novos navios, que irá determinar uma utilização operacional mais intensiva: o Navio do futuro será solicitado a operar frequentemente em teatros afastados da sua base de apoio fixa por períodos eventualmente prolongados, suscitando a teorização e a emergência de novas soluções logísticas, aliás já visíveis nos escritos dos think-tanks da especialidade.
A logística naval do futuro será, tal como as operações, conduzida com base na rede, em fluxos contínuos de processos de monitorização directa do comportamento dos sistemas, dedução quanto às necessidades de manutenção, identificação e movimentação dos sobressalentes necessários e, finalmente, acompanhamento das intervenções e da reposição das capacidades nominais de funcionamento.
Como noutros domínios, militares e civis, da actividade humana, o paradigma será o da e-Logística.
A Marinha atravessa um período de profunda renovação da Esquadra. Como resultado de sucessivos adiamentos das decisões indispensáveis à substituição de meios navais cujo núcleo data de finais da década de 60 e princípios de 70 do século passado, a Marinha viu-se forçada a prolongar a vida útil de algumas das suas classes de navios, com penalização dos custos e, em alguns casos, da própria qualidade das operações desenvolvidas, mantendo como condição essencial a segurança do pessoal.
Em 15 de Outubro de 2002, firmou-se entre o Estado e os Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo o contrato de construção de dois Navios Patrulhas Oceânicos, primeiras unidades de um programa de 12 navios. Os NPO serão navios robustos, com 80 metros de comprimento, preparados para as missões de serviço público nas águas de responsabilidade e interesse económico nacional. O segundo par de unidades, cujo contrato foi já igualmente assinado, virá dar ao país capacidade de intervenção autónoma em incidentes ambientais no mar, bem como viabilizar a substituição do já antiquado navio-balizador existente. Em estudo, está a tipologia dos restantes NPO que deverão vir, na sua globalidade, a revestir características de pluri-funcionalidades instaladas sobre uma arquitectura de plataforma comum. O Navio Polivalente Logístico, cujo projecto terá início neste terceiro trimestre de 2004, será um meio naval exemplar da conformidade com os paradigmas modernos de múltiplas capacidades: estas irão da projecção de força militar com meios conjuntos dos três ramos, até à condução de operações de apoio à paz e de assistência a catástrofes humanitárias (valendo-se da referida capacidade de transporte e de uma infra-estrutura hospitalar permanente completa).
O programa dos novos submarinos está igualmente lançado. A DN continuará a proporcionar apoio técnico à equipa encarregada de conduzir o acompanhamento da construção e a futura integração destes navios na Marinha.
A substituição das fragatas da classe Comandante João Belo será iniciada através da transferência de navios da marinha americana, dotados de capacidades modernizadas, que assegurarão a transição até que seja possível completar o dispositivo nesta capacidade com navios construídos expressamente para o efeito.
Outros programas têm já a necessidade bem identificada (como é o caso do novo reabastecedor de Esquadra, dos patrulhas costeiros e do completamento da Esquadrilha de helicópteros), para assegurar a construção da Esquadra equilibrada de que Portugal carece. Todos estes programas, após a identificação da necessidade e a aprovação dos requisitos operacionais, são passados à DN para desenvolvimento das fases subsequentes.
Na DN, como no resto da Marinha, o factor humano tem um peso decisivo no desempenho e no produto final da Instituição. É pois indispensável prestar particular atenção à formação de quantos aqui prestam serviço. Para além da formação de carreira, comum a todos quantos escolheram a Marinha como forma de vida, assume especial importância a formação de natureza académica: mais de 40% são detentores de licenciatura e, em numerosos casos, de formação pós-graduada, obtida em Escolas nacionais ou estrangeiras.
A DN, enquanto organismo instrumental da primeira linha das tarefas de edificação da nova Esquadra da Marinha, participa no enorme desafio que este objectivo representa, e está consciente da parcela de responsabilidades que sobre ela recaem, na futura recepção de meios navais capazes de defender os interesses do país e de robustecer a sua voz na comunidade internacional.
Os homens e mulheres, militares e civis, que trabalham na Direcção de Navios, estão motivados, preparados e orgulhosos de lhes ser proporcionada a oportunidade de participarem activamente num dos mais vastos programas de renovação da Marinha Portuguesa que não encontra paralelo na sua história moderna. "
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Mistral BPC force projection & command vessel: Completion-of-work ceremony in Saint-Nazaire
Saint-Nazaire, 15 July 2004

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On Thursday, 15 July 2004, a ceremony was held at the Saint-Nazaire shipyard to mark the completion of work on the forward section of the all-electric force projection & command vessel Mistral for the French Navy. The section, comprising the crew’s living quarters, the joint and allied forces’ command centre and the engine room, was built by Alstom Marine-Chantiers de l’Atlantique in cooperation with prime contractor DCN.
Mr Jean-Michel Labrande, head of DGA/SPN (the French defence procurement agency's naval directorate), the contracting principal for the BPC vessels, symbolically cut the ribbon across the gangplank in the presence of Captain Antoine, representing the Programmes Division of the French Navy Chief of Staff, Mr Bernard Lucas, representing the CEO and Chairman of DCN, and Mr Patrick Boissier, CEO and Chairman of Alstom Marine-Chantiers de l’Atlantique.

The Mistral, the first of two BPC vessels on order, has an overall length of 200 m for a displacement of 21,500 tons. The French procurement agency (DGA) awarded the contract for the design and construction of the two ships to prime contractor DCN, in cooperation with Alstom Marine-Chantiers de l’Atlantique, for a total cost of €560 million.

The aft sections, which are more military, are the responsibility of DCN’s Brest shipyard, whereas the forward sections, which are more like commercial ships, are Alstom Marine-Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s responsibility.
As a result of these contracting arrangements, the BPC programme benefits from the expertise of two leading shipbuilders.

The forward section just completed will be transferred directly to Brest for integration with the aft section between now and the end of the year. DCN will then install and integrate the combat system.

By assembling the forward and aft sections at the same time, the contractors have cut the construction time and reduced costs by some 30% compared with the previous generation of force projection vessels.

The Mistral and Tonnerre will enter service with the French Navy in 2005 and 2006, respectively.
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Navires opérationnels
BPC Mistral L-9013en 2005
BPC TonnerreL-9014 en 2006
Hélicoptères: Hangar pour 16 hélicoptères de type Cougar, NH90 ou Tigre
6 aires d'appontage (5 pour hélicoptères 16 tonnes, 1 pour 35 tonnes type CH53 ou V22)
Chalands: 4 CTM ou 2 LCAC
Equipage: 160 hommes
Troupes: 450 soldats, autonomie en vivres de 45 jours
Hôpital: 19 à 69 lits
Dimensions: 200 m x 32 m
Poids: 21500 tonnes
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(Source: New Zealand Ministry of Defence; issued Aug. 6, 2004)
 
 
 The Ministers of Defence and Finance announced on 30 July that the contract had been signed between the Government and ship builders Tenix Limited for the construction of seven new ships to be operated by the Navy.  
 
At a brief ceremony today held with Tenix, Ministers welcomed this next stage of the project. The Minister of Finance, Dr Michael Cullen, said the $NZ500 million project is part of the approved Long Term Development Plan for the New Zealand Defence Force.  
 
The Minister of Defence, Mark Burton is very pleased that the project is now under way.  
 
“It is planned that the Multi Role Vessel (MRV), two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) and four Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) will enter service over the next 3 years.  
 
“They will represent a significant increase in the Government’s capability to meet military and civilian responsibilities throughout New Zealand’s extensive EEZ, in the South Pacific and in the Southern Ocean.  
 
“They will fulfil a broad range of requirements including personnel and cargo sealift, emergency response, fisheries and customs patrols and at sea training for the Royal New Zealand Navy.”  
 
The Minister of Defence said a whole of government approach had been followed from the inception of the project and during the tender evaluation phase.  
 
“The ships will be operated by the Navy and used for military purposes as well as meeting the needs of a number of other Government agencies.  
 
Each ship will have designated facilities for staff from other agencies who will embark when required for different operations.  
 
The MRV will have accommodation for up to fifty Army and Air Force personnel as part of the ship’s company and further space for up to 250 soldiers together with their vehicles and stores to carry them on operational deployments.  
 
It will have the capability to carry an Infantry Company including its Light Armoured Vehicles and other equipment and will have the capacity to move New Zealand Defence Force equipment for operations like the recent Solomon Islands and East Timor deployments.  
 
The ship will also be fitted out to enable humanitarian and emergency responses involving multi-agency personnel and equipment, in the South Pacific.  
 
Both the MRV and the OPVs will be ice strengthened for operations in the Southern ocean and the Ross Sea and will also have the capability to embark Seasprite helicopters, which will enhance their ability to undertake maritime patrol tasks.  
 
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Risk Reduction and Design Study Called For Amphibious Ship Options
 
 
(Source: Ausytralian Department of Defence; issued Aug. 9, 2004)
 
 
 French shipbuilding group Armaris and Spanish shipbuilding group IZAR will be asked to participate in a funded risk reduction and design study for the Navy's two new amphibious vessels, Defence Minister Robert Hill announced today.  
 
Senator Hill said the study was a further step towards the selection of a new amphibious ship design to replace HMAS Tobruk and one of the Landing Platform Amphibious Ships.  
 
The $2 billion project will equip the Australian Defence Force with two new amphibious ships capable of performing a range of tasks, including regional disaster relief, delivering humanitarian aid, support for peace operations, and assistance to policing or military operations.  
 
"Defence has conducted a preliminary design assessment in consultation with the Australian shipbuilding industry which confirmed the basic designs of Armaris and IZAR broadly meet the ADF's capability requirements for the new amphibious ships," Senator Hill said.  
 
"The study will assist Defence to further assess the suitability of the companies' amphibious ship designs for the ADF's capability requirements, including the capability, cost, schedule, technical risk and industry issues relating to the construction of amphibious ships in Australia."  
 
As part of the study, Armaris will be asked to provide detailed information relating to three variants of its Mistral design: the military off-the-shelf design which is currently in production; a modified design providing for increased troop capacity; and an option based on the original extended Mistral design.  
 
IZAR will be asked to provide detailed information relating to its Strategic Projection Ship design.  
 
The decision to conduct the risk reduction and design study is consistent with the Government's implementation of the Kinnaird Review's recommendation that increased planning and analysis be undertaken during the early stages of Defence projects.  
 
Senator Hill said Defence was expected to issue invitations to contract to Armaris and IZAR for the conduct of the study by the end of the month, with the companies to respond to Defence's request for information in December.  
 
It is anticipated that the outcomes of the study will inform the selection of a preferred designer for the amphibious ships in the first half of next year.  
 
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Rolls-Royce MT30 Completes US Navy Milestone
 
 
(Source: Rolls-Royce plc; dated Aug. 5, web-posted Aug. 6, 2004)
 
 
 The Rolls-Royce MT30 has completed another major development milestone - required for operation by the US Navy. The 36MW marine gas turbine has completed endurance test running for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) certification.  
 
It is already well positioned for two leading-edge US Navy programmes, having been selected for initial production versions of Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and the DD(X) multimission destroyer Engineering Demonstrator Model (EDM).  
 
Patrick J. Marolda, President – Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Inc, said: “This is an excellent achievement which confirms the MT30 can satisfy all US Navy requirements. It puts us in a great position to drive on and deliver for two key national defence programmes. We have translated leading-edge, proven, aero engine technology into a unique marine power system.”  
 
The MT30 is also included in the baseline design for the two proposed Royal Navy aircraft carriers and is being actively considered for the Franco-Italian FREMM frigate programme.  
 
Completion of 1,500 hours endurance testing at 100F (38C), proved its ability to maintain power at high ambient temperatures. Inspection has shown the gas turbine to be in extremely good condition after testing.  
 
This latest milestone follows DNV (Det Norske Veritas) design approval earlier this year, which certified the engine at 36MW to DNV’s rules for classification of High Speed, Light Craft and Naval Surface Vessels.  
 
The gas turbine has 80 percent commonality with the Trent 800 aero engine, which has won a market-leading 44 percent of the Boeing 777 program, achieving more than five million flying hours since entering service in 1996.  
 
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Pakistani Delegation Visits P-3C Orion Squadron  
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued Aug. 9, 2004)
 
 
 MANAMA, Bahrain --- Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 hosted a maritime surveillance familiarization visit of four Pakistani naval aviation experts in Bahrain Aug. 1-5.  
 
The Pakistani delegation consisted of a naval aviator, a tactical officer, a maintenance officer, and an air crew operator, and was given tours of Commander, U.S. Navy Central Command/Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet spaces and VP-9 spaces, briefs on U.S. maritime patrol and surveillance capabilities and procedures in the 5th Fleet area of operations, and taken on two familiarization flights aboard U.S. P-3C Orion aircraft.  
 
“There’s very little difference between the way our countries do business,” said Pakastani Tactical Officer Cmdr. Sajjad Akbar. “The differences are mainly due to differences in the aircraft and the equipment. It’s all very similar.”  
 
One flight was conducted in cooperation with a Pakistani Atlantique maritime patrol aircraft.  
 
“We gained a better understanding of just how proficient the Pakistani maritime patrol forces are,” said Cmdr. Rod Urbano, commanding officer of VP-9. “We worked with the Atlantique and saw that their procedures and tactics are very similar to ours, and that working together we can be very effective in patrolling the areas in and around the North Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.”  
 
However, in addition to their other maritime patrol aircraft, Pakistan has a P-3C squadron of their own. The familiarization visit was a big step toward its operational employment.  
 
“We’ve been able to see how VP-9 operates, and since we’re looking forward to operationalizing our own squadron of P-3Cs very soon, that has been a great help,” said Akbar. “Just seeing how the aircraft and the crew and the squadron operate has been a huge help.  
 
“Secondly, we have been able to clarify coalition requirements, so the opportunities we have to help the coalition, we know what is required of us,” he said. “That is a great advantage, so we can be a big help.”  
 
Pakistan is already a key coalition partner in the global war on terrorism, and the visit only increased confidence between the nations.  
 
“Communications between the aircraft [U.S. P-3C and Pakistani Atlantique] were very smooth,” said Urbano. “The riders were able to see the capabilities of our aircraft, and they saw the ease of operating with U.S. forces. These opportunities just increase the comfort level between our two countries, and we hope to be able to do this more and more in the future,” he added.  
 
As for the future, both parties are optimistic.  
 
“We know that by ourselves, we really cannot cover all of this ocean,” said Urbano. “Only through cooperation with our coalition allies will we be able to do a better job in thwarting all the international terrorist organizations. So for us, it’s a welcome opportunity. We can only grow stronger with these interactions.”  
 
Anti-smuggling, anti-drug trafficking and protection of shipping is a primary concern for us, said Akbar, but like everyone, our focus has shifted now toward the global war on terrorism.  
 
“As soon as our P-3Cs are online, we’ll hopefully be even more active in the coalition,” he added.  
 
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AEGIS Combat System For Air Warfare Destroyers
 
 
(Source: Australian Department of Defence; issued Aug. 11, 2004)
 
 
 The Howard Government has selected the Aegis air warfare system as the core of the combat system for Australia's new air warfare destroyers, Defence Minister Robert Hill announced today.  
 
"The Aegis system is the world's pre-eminent maritime air warfare system and forms the backbone of the United States Navy fleet," Senator Hill said.  
 
"Also currently in-service with the Japanese and Spanish navies and soon to be introduced into the South Korean and Norwegian fleets, the Aegis is capable of detecting and defeating multiple hostile aircraft and missiles at ranges in excess of 150 kilometres.  
 
"This combat system will be a quantum leap in the air warfare capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy. It will provide significantly increased protection from air attack for troops being transported and deployed, long-range area air warfare defence for a Navy task group and a coordinated air picture for the more effective deployment of fighter and surveillance aircraft."  
 
The first of Australia's three new air warfare destroyers will be delivered in 2013. The new ships, including the Aegis combat system, will be constructed at a cost of $4.5 billion - $6 billion.  
 
Defence recommended the Aegis as the best system for its air warfare combat needs based on cost, capability, risk and schedule following analysis by the Defence Science Technology Organisation and support from the US Navy.  
 
Defence will now undertake a combat system integration and risk reduction study to:  
 
-- Refine detailed aspects of the version of the Aegis system to be acquired;  
 
-- Explore the use of Australian designed phased array fire control technology that has significant potential to enhance the air warfare destroyers' capabilities; and  
 
-- Examine options for integrating Australian components and sub-systems into the Aegis combat system.  
 
The decision to conduct the study is consistent with the Government's implementation of the Kinnaird Review's recommendation that increased planning and analysis be undertaken during the early stages of defence projects. Defence will recommend the detail of the total combined combat system and the preferred design for the air warfare destroyers in mid-2005.  
 
"This decision is a good example of the benefits Australia has derived from our close working relationship with the US," Senator Hill said.  
 
"The RAN and US Navy have been working closely on the air warfare destroyer project since signing a Statement of Principles on Surface Warfare earlier this year. This cooperation means the RAN will continue to benefit from the US Navy's wealth of technical and operational experience and knowledge of the Aegis system."  
 
The air warfare destroyers project will provide significant opportunities for Australian industry, including the construction of these ships in Australia and opportunities in sub-systems.  
 
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First Royal Thai Navy Super Lynx 300 Makes Maiden Flight
 
 
(Source: Agusta Westland; issued Aug. 11, 2004)
 
 
 A significant milestone was achieved on July 26th 2004 when the first Super Lynx 300 helicopter for the Royal Thai Navy undertook a successful maiden flight from AgustaWestland’s Yeovil plant in the UK.  
 
Alan Johnston, Chief Operating Officer in the UK, said the maiden flight marked a further chapter in the Lynx success story. “With the Super Lynx 300 already in service with the Royal Malaysian Navy and the Royal Air Force of Oman, we are delighted that Thailand will be the next customer to receive the best aircraft in its class. We developed the Super Lynx 300 to meet customers’ changing requirements, providing greatly increased performance, new cockpit display system and an all new avionics suite, to maintain Super Lynx as the leader in its market.”  
 
The Royal Thai Navy ordered new generation Super Lynx 300 naval helicopters in late 2001 and they will be operated from their frigates performing anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, SAR and maritime surveillance roles.  
 
The Super Lynx 300 helicopters will initially remain at the AgustaWestland plant in Yeovil, while pilots and maintainers are trained. The aircraft will then be delivered to Thailand in late 2004 and enter service with the Royal Thai Navy in early 2005.  
 
The Royal Thai Navy will become the second operator of the Super Lynx 300 in Asia and the third customer to start operations. Super Lynx 300s are already in service with the Royal Malaysian Navy and the Royal Air Force of Oman. The South African National Defence Force has also ordered Super Lynx 300 helicopters to operate from their Valour Class frigates.  
 
AgustaWestland is one of the largest helicopter companies in the world. The company offers an unrivaled range of helicopters designed to satisfy the most diverse requirements of civil and military customers. Committed to delivering outstanding products and services, AgustaWestland is capable of supporting wide-ranging missions in globally competitive markets.  
 
AgustaWestland has its primary operations in Cascina Costa, Italy, and Yeovil, United Kingdom. AgustaWestland has two subsidiaries in the USA: AgustaWestland Inc located in Arlington, Virginia and Agusta Aerospace Corporation located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where helicopters are assembled and customized for the US market.  
 
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Hyundai Heavy Plans To Build Destroyer
 
 
(Source: Korean Information Service; issued Aug. 12, 2004)
 
 
 The South Korean Navy selected Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. as a final bidder to build a destroyer, which marks the first ship out of three vessels developed under a program code-named KDX-III, Navy officials said on Wednesday (August 11).  
 
They said the 7,000-ton vessel is equipped with long and mid-range vessel-to-air missiles, ship-to-ship missiles and torpedoes, and it could also accommodate two mid-sized helicopters against possible North Korean and neighboring threats at sea.  
 
The Navy will sign an official contract with Hyundai, which is expected to deliver the destroyer to the Navy by the end of 2008.  
 
But Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, which failed to garner the bid in the final round of competition, claimed that the government extended a favor to Hyundai.  
 
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Pentagon Contract Announcement
 
 
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Aug. 11, 2004)
 
 
 Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded an $18,545,866 fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-03-C-4031) for the procurement of the Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) Subsystem for integration into the Integrated Electronics Suite (IES) for the Italian Navy’s Multi-Purpose Vessel.  
 
The IES is currently composed of communications and intelligence systems, including Ship Wide Area Network, Communication Intelligence, Data Display and Decision Intelligence, Communications Systems, Small Ship Electronic Warfare Support Measures System, and related technical support, training and documentation.  
 
The ELINT subsystem will be procured, installed, tested and integrated within the IES.  
 
Work will be performed in Concord, Calif. (57.6 percent); Portsmouth, R.I. (38.9 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (2.1 percent); and Annapolis Junction, Md. (1.4 percent); and is expected to be completed in July 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification supports the Government of Italy under the Foreign Military Sales Program.  
 
The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.  
 
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EDO Awarded Torpedo Sonar Contracts
 
 
(Source: EDO Corp.; issued Aug. 12, 2004)
 
 
 NEW YORK --- EDO Corporation has been awarded two contracts worth $1.5 million to produce new torpedo sonar technology. The contracts were awarded by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Newport Division, Newport, R.I. Work under these contracts will continue through 2005.  
 
The effort is part of the ongoing Swampworks torpedo sonar project. Under these contracts, EDO will fabricate sonar arrays consisting of broadband projectors and hydrophones with the associated receive-signal conditioning and digital multiplexing electronics. In addition, EDO will support higher level integration and testing by NUWC.  
 
“Our new advancements in sonar technology will improve the Navy’s ability to conduct anti-submarine warfare in acoustically challenging littoral environments, and defeat torpedo countermeasures,” said James M. Smith, EDO’s chief executive officer. “We will utilize an innovative EDO broadband sensor array with integrated digital electronics, developed in conjunction with NUWC and the University of Rhode Island.”  
 
EDO Corporation provides military and commercial products and professional services, with core competencies in a wide range of critical defense areas.  
 
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Distance Support to be Key Enabler of Future Navy
 
 
(Source: US Naval Sea Systems Command; issued Aug. 13, 2004)
 
 
 WASHINGTON --- Distance Support is a philosophy, a concept for doing business, and an actual capability. It will be the foundation upon which our 21st Century Navy will operate. It will touch everyone of us. It is most important we understand Distance Support and our role in it. This article provides an overview of NAVSEA’s role in Distance Support today and Navy leadership’s expectations for Distance Support in the near future. It also announces an internal shift in NAVSEA oversight and coordination of Distance Support from SEA 04 (Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations) to SEA 03 (Human Systems Integration).  
 
Since 1999, Distance Support, operating by means of a collaborative agreement between NAVSEA, NAVSUP, SPAWAR and the Fleet Commanders, has provided real time technical assistance to afloat Navy units. The initial phase was to provide the warfighter with assistance in resolving technical, logistics, maintenance, and quality of life issues through a single, shore-based coordination point/customer advocate. This initial effort has been successful and will be continued and expanded, but as Navy leadership addresses the challenges of operating reduced and/or optimally manned ships in the 21st Century in a much more dynamic and complex operational environment, he is also looking to make major and dramatic changes to the shore support infrastructure and is relying on Distance Support to be a key enabler of those required changes.  
 
Accordingly, Distance Support is expanding to encompass Personnel, Training, Logistics and Maintenance Support. The vision is that Distance Support will not only provide assistance to all Naval units, both in port and underway, but also help reshape our infrastructure of the future. This will require review and alignment of virtually every aspect of the Navy’s Base/shore infrastructure to identify where Distance Support concepts will increase efficiencies. These efforts should focus on our new classes of ships, including LCS, DDX, CVN-21 and LHA(R), as well as the existing Fleet Forces which we anticipate will be operating with some degree of reduced manning. Distance Support concepts must also assist the shore infrastructure to support the SEA SWAP initiative, which will be a key enabler of the Navy’s ability to maintain forward presence requirements more cost effectively.  
 
Currently, Distance Support provides solid capabilities in support of Fleet readiness. The Distance Support Anchor Help Desk has been web-enabled and expanded to include Collaboration, Tele-Tools and a transformational business process that provides access to a wide spectrum of government and industry support providers.  
 
Under Distance Support, all support requests are documented, tracked and resolved by support providers linked via a common collaborative Customer Relationship Management (CRM) environment. The Distance Support website (i.e. www.Anchordesk.mil (http://www.Anchordesk.mil)) is both a medium for obtaining support and a shared data environment. Support can be obtained via a Web hosted support request or an interactive self help query using the “Ask the Chief” search engine. Ship, system and equipment data and support process efficiency and effectiveness metrics are also available as well as program documentation. I would encourage all of you to visit the website to learn more about the current state of Distance Support.  
 
Initial Distance Support transformation efforts, which focused on maintenance and logistics, are now being expanded via direct links to many of the functional communities within Navy today. In just over three years, Distance Support has become the catalyst for business process transformation to adapt, coordinate, and integrate processes, support infrastructures, and tools of government and industry into one cohesive effort.  
 
Distance Support has now become the Fleet’s primary means by which to obtain assistance from the shore community in support of operational readiness. In the very near future, Distance Support will also be a key enabler for SEA WARRIOR and Task Force Excel, and integral to the success of SEA SWAP, SEA BASE, SEA ENTERPRISE, Optimal Manning and Navy Knowledge on Line initiatives. Distance Support is also described in the CNO’s 2004 guidance as a vital requirement for the Virtual SYSCOM (VS) and the CNO’s efficiency and effectiveness initiative for recapitalization.  
 
Navy’s leadership is relying on Distance Support to be a key enabler of the future in a myriad of arenas.  
 
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Royal Malaysian Navy Super Lynx 300 Ceremonial Handover
 
 
(Source: Agusta Westland; dated July 19, 2004)
 
 
 In a ceremony at Farnborough Airshow the last of six AgustaWestland Super Lynx 300 helicopters ordered by the Royal Malaysian Navy was handed over to Dato’ Zainal, Deputy Defence Minister of Malaysia by Richard Case, Managing Director of AgustaWestland.  
 
The first five Super Lynx 300 were delivered in 2003 with one aircraft remaining at AgustaWestland's Yeovil factory for completion of Sea Skua anti-surface missile system integration and testing. This was completed successfully this month and the aircraft will soon be delivered to Malaysia to join the other five in service with 501 Squadron at Lumut Naval Base. The five other Super Lynx 300 aircraft will have the Sea Skua missile system installed in Malaysia by an AgustaWestland team.  
 
The Super Lynx 300 aircraft operate from Malaysia’s Lekiu Class frigates performing anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, maritime patrol and SAR roles. AgustaWestland’s Customer Training School at Yeovil also provided training for pilots, tactical officers and maintainers prior to delivery of the helicopters, which has been followed up by training in Malaysia to allow a smooth entry into service.  
 
AgustaWestland and the Royal Malaysian Navy have had a close working relationship since the Naval Air Wing was first established with Westland Wasp helicopters at Lumut Naval Base in 1988. In 1999 the Malaysian Defence Ministry announced it had selected the Super Lynx 300 to expand the capabilities of its Naval Air Wing and replace the Wasp helicopter.  
 
The Royal Malaysian Navy was the first customer for the Super Lynx 300, which has now also been ordered by the Royal Air Force of Oman, Royal Thai Navy and the South African National Defence Force.  
 
In the last few years, AgustaWestland has achieved considerable success in Malaysia with its wide range of multi-role civil and military helicopters. Examples of these include the Super Lynx 300 for the Royal Malaysian Navy together with the A109 LOH for the Malaysian Army and the A109 Power for the Malaysian Fire Department (Bomba). The latter are fully equipped to perform not only dedicated fire fighting missions but also search and rescue, land reconnaissance and general support duties for the Department. Deliveries to Malaysia of both A109 Power and Super Lynx 300 helicopters commenced in 2003.  
 
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Vote of Confidence For Australian Expertise in Electronic Warfare
 
 
(Source: BAE Systems; issued Aug. 18, web-posted Aug. 19, 2004)
 
 
 ADELAIDE, South Australia --- BAE Systems Australia has been selected as sole source provider to deliver a cutting edge Australian designed and developed radar identification system to the Royal Australian Navy, under a contract worth over A$12 million.  
 
David Gordon Electronic Warfare Systems Manager of BAE Systems Australia said, “This is great news. BAE Systems was up against some very stiff competition from overseas companies and the fact that we have been appointed by the Navy demonstrates that it is cost-effective to design and develop Electronic Warfare systems here in Australia. The contract win further demonstrates our company’s ability to support military self-reliance in Electronic Warfare systems in Australia.”  
 
PRISM, a Passive Radar Identification SysteM, is an electronic sensor that passively uses the electromagnetic spectrum to gain information about other parties on the battlefield, or in this case, the maritime operating environment. “The Royal Australian Navy’s acquisition of PRISM proves once again Australia’s excellence in electronic warfare design and support,” said David.  
 
PRISM will be installed on the Navy’s new Armidale Class Patrol Boat and used to detect microwave radar frequencies such as those used by marine radars. The systems will help the Navy to know exactly who is in Australian waters. It will also help in tracking down illegal vessels such as fishing boats.  
 
“Importantly for the local economy, the sale of PRISM to the Navy will mean additional manufacturing, maintenance and ongoing support jobs in South Australia,” explains David.  
 
BAE Systems Australia has developed a family of PRISM systems operating on a variety of ship borne and land-based EW applications; a PRISM Air Defence (PRISM-AD) variant is in service with the Royal Australian Air Force, a PRISM 133 variant is installed on the Navy’s Fremantle Class Patrol Boat and the PRISM III variant is on Navy’s the Huon Class Minehunter Coastal vessels. Mr. Gordon said, “The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is able to significantly lower through-life support costs by having the PRISM product line deployed to multiple users across the Services by using common training, maintenance, test equipment and ongoing support systems.”  
 
The PRISM system will greatly enhance the navy’s ability to provide situational awareness and immediate warning of potential threats.  
 
The PRISM III System is the latest generation of the BAE Systems Australia Limited PRISM product line. PRISM III provides the ability to automatically detect, direction find and classify emitters operating in the microwave frequency band and provides area surveillance and warning of potential threat emitters.  
 
The system comprises two main assemblies; the Antenna Unit and Signal Processing Unit, with an optional Operator console Unit for specialist EW operator positions where required. The system also features a radar threat emitter library that can be easily programmed with specific and general radar types and provides the threat data necessary to engage Electronic Countermeasures such as chaff or active decoys.  
 
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Submarines Vital to Navy’s Fleet Response Plan
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued Aug. 19, 2004)
 
 
 NORFOLK, Va. --- The submarine force surged and deployed 17 submarines and a submarine tender in support of Summer Pulse '04, the Navy’s first exercise under the Fleet Response Plan (FRP).  
 
Summer Pulse ’04 tested the full range of skills involved in simultaneously deploying and employing carrier strike groups around the world. Under the FRP, the Navy can provide six Carrier Strike Groups in less than 30 days to support contingency operations around the globe.  
 
According to Vice Adm. Kirkland H. Donald, commander, Naval Submarine Forces, submarines provided a significant portion of the credible combat force during Summer Pulse ‘04, and demonstrated the ability to quickly surge significant combat power across the globe by operating in multiple theaters with other U.S., allied and coalition forces.  
 
“Surge deployments in support of the Fleet Response Plan and Summer Pulse ‘04 are historical demonstrations of the Navy’s ability to efficiently provide combat power to meet any challenge,” Donald said. “Every submariner and those who support submarine operations is contributing to the Navy’s combat force.”  
 
According to Rear Adm. Paul F. Sullivan, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, submarines have proven to be instrumental in implementing the FRP.  
 
“At any given time, roughly eight out of 10 of the Navy's submarines are able to respond to emergent fleet requirements,” Sullivan said. “The increased surge readiness has already been used in multiple cases this year to fulfill vital 7th Fleet operational commitments, including the surge deployments of USS Columbia (SSN 771), USS Salt Lake City (SSN 716) and USS Honolulu (SSN 718), twice in Honolulu’s case.”  
 
In addition to the attack submarines homeported in Hawaii, USS San Francisco (SSN 711) and USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705), stationed in Guam under Submarine Squadron 15, provided added flexibility to the FRP and surge requirements.  
 
In the Atlantic, 10 submarines were deployed to four areas of responsibility, exemplifying the concept of surge readiness. USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) and USS Miami (SSN 755) both deployed during different phases of their Fleet Readiness Training Program. Four months after returning from a six-month deployment with the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) to the Persian Gulf, Miami surged with the Enterprise CSG again during Summer Pulse ’04. Albuquerque was two months into her Pre-Overseas Movement process, preparing for a deployment in the fall, when the surge order came.  
 
“I think the FRP worked fine from a submarine force perspective,” said Albuquerque Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Stuart B. Munsch. “We’re usually ready at any time when they call upon us, and this is a good illustration of the number of boats that are able to get up and go.”  
 
According to Vice Adm. Michael McCabe, commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, the ability to return from a deployment, make necessary repairs, and be ready to go back into harm’s way is something that the Navy, and in particular, attack submarines, are very capable of doing.  
 
“We’ve tightened up our whole approach to rotation of equipment and personnel and training,” McCabe said. “This is to be both more efficient from a financial standpoint and more responsive from a deployability standpoint, to offer the leadership of the country, the president, the opportunity to have forces available to him more rapidly.”  
 
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NAVSEA Warfare Center Dahlgren Teams with DoD, Industry to Test, Vehicle Armor to Protect Troops  
 
 
(Source: US Naval Sea Systems Command; issued Aug. 20, 2004)
 
 
 DAHLGREN, Va. --- American troops in Iraq, facing daily attacks by small arms fire and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), have been modifying their Humvees over the past two months with new bullet-resistant windshields and spray-on armor protection.  
 
The armor upgrade, already protecting warfighters in Iraq, is the product of a fast-response team, including Homeland Defense, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL), and the Naval Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). The team was formed to evaluate and develop new armor concepts.  
 
New Way of Thinking  
 
“Our enemies are dedicated to finding new and effective methods of attacking us,” Chief of Naval Operations Vern Clark has said. “To outpace our adversaries, we must implement a continual process of rapid concept and technology development that will deliver enhanced capabilities to our Sailors as swiftly as possible.”  
 
A new emphasis within the U.S. Navy is on the Sea Power 21 initiative, designed to employ current capabilities in new ways, introduce innovative capabilities as quickly as possible, and achieve unprecedented maritime power.  
 
As a result of this armor initiative, thousands of military vehicles in Iraq are receiving armor enhancements tested at Dahlgren in response to a recent urgent request by MCWL, Quantico, Va., for identification, testing, and selection of alternative materials for bullet resistant windshields and armor upgrades.  
 
The approved armor protection solution rapidly evolved through the fast-response team’s collaboration with industry and utilization of Dahlgren’s test and evaluation facilities.  
 
“Our test and evaluation capabilities are especially well suited for quick-reaction projects of this nature,” said Richard Mason head of the Potomac River Test Range at NSWCDD. “This armor enhancement is a perfect example and it’s having an immediate impact in saving the lives of our troops who are serving in Iraq.”  
 
Technological Answers  
 
The Navy’s capability to provide technological answers such as armor enhancement to improve the warfighter’s safety was a primary topic of briefings to Senator John W. Warner, R-Va., on Aug. 9, 2004, during his visit to the Naval District Washington West Area base in Dahlgren where the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Center Division is located.  
 
“I have seen some absolutely fascinating technology in the minds of the core of civilians and military that operate here, producing things that are saving lives of men and women in our armed forces all over the world,” said Warner at a press conference after his Dahlgren tour. “Everything that can be done is being done here to try and provide the most modern type of technology that can be devised for their protection.”  
 
Doing it for the Corps  
 
The fast-response team consisting of NSWCDD, MCWL and Homeland Defense agencies has been testing windshields and armor concepts to develop quick and effective solutions to protect Marines in Iraq. The spray-on armor coating and specially developed windshields resistant to bullets, for example, were deployed to warfighters within two months. In addition, the team has been developing new higher performance armor using ceramic, polymer, and steel composites that are low cost and very high performance to resist IED attacks.  
 
“We were the Marine Corp’s agent to help them select the right product,” said Dr. Raymond Gamache, the Dahlgren Division scientist responsible for the armor testing, development, and selection. This armor coating, selected as the best overall performer, will enhance the performance of the bare steel armor presently on the vehicles by deflecting most small arms fire and a good percentage of explosive devices,” said Gamache. “Once our new composite material is completed, we expect a much higher performance protection against the IED’s.”  
 
To evaluate both the windshields and armor concepts, Dahlgren has developed a computer controlled gun facility to both quickly and accurately assess the performance of each material tested.  
 
The system designed by Gamache specifically for the project, features a three-beam laser velocimeter and high-speed digital imaging to quickly provide accurate data. His computer-controlled system rapidly accelerated the testing phase of the project and enables the fast response testing required to provide solutions quickly to the warfighter.  
 
“Our recent success on this armor enhancement project has opened the door for a number of additional quick reaction initiatives,” said Mason. “Dahlgren Division looks forward to utilizing its special facilities and capabilities to address these challenges.  
 
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Navy to Transfer Five Coastal Patrol Ships to Coast Guard
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued Aug. 24, 2004)
 
 
 The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard signed a Memorandum of Agreement recently that will transfer the custody and operational control of four 169-foot Cyclone-class coastal patrol ships to the Coast Guard on or about Oct. 1. A fifth will be transferred at a later date.  
 
Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the attacks at the Balsarah and Khawr, Iraq, oil terminals, the mission of the Cyclone-class patrol boats was re-evaluated. It was determined that they are invaluable to homeland defense, as well as to overseas port security. Though designated for naval special operations and special warfare since 2001, Navy patrol coastal ships with Coast Guard law enforcement detachments aboard have patrolled U.S. and foreign coastal waters in support of Operations Noble Eagle and Iraqi Freedom. In light of these considerations, it was deemed appropriate to transfer five of the Navy’s 13 Cyclone-class ships to the Coast Guard for use in carrying out the maritime homeland defense mission.  
 
The Coast Guard plans to homeport three of its five newly acquired ships at Pascagoula, Miss., and two at San Diego. The Navy will retain ownership and all life cycle management maintenance responsibilities, depot management, and casualty corrective service up to $8 million in funding annually through FY08. The Coast Guard will assume responsibility for assignment of each ship’s 30 man crew, ships’ funding, retrofitting, operation and management in FY05.  
 
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Northrop Successfully Integrates LITENING Advanced Targeting Pod on U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Aircraft
 
 
(Source: Northrop Grumman Corp.; issued Aug. 27, 2004)
 
 
 ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. --- Northrop Grumman Corporation today announced the U.S. Marine Corps has successfully integrated and tested the company’s LITENING Advanced Targeting (AT) system on the F/A-18D Hornet aircraft.  
 
The F/A-18D is the eighth U.S. platform with the system.  
 
The Marine Corps fielded the systems following successful integration and flight-testing conducted by a Marine Corps, NAVAIR and Northrop Grumman team at the Naval Air Warfare Center’s China Lake, California range. The test culminated with the release of a laser-guided weapon that scored a direct hit on a target. The initial capability was achieved using LITENING ATs borrowed from Marine AV-8Bs. The Marine Corps intends to procure 60 LITENING AT pods to support its fleet of 72 F/A-18Ds.  
 
“Experience with LITENING-equipped AV-8Bs during Operation Iraqi Freedom has convinced the Corps of the need to quickly enhance the precision attack capabilities of its Hornets, and the LITENING offers combat-proven features to make this possible,” said Mike Lennon, vice president of targeting and surveillance programs for Northrop Grumman. “Marine F/A-18Ds will offer capabilities such as target location and identification during the day or night, laser spot search/track, laser marker and data links for coordinated operations with ground forces, and precision target coordinate generation.”  
 
Based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., Northrop Grumman’s Defensive Systems Division designs, develops and manufactures radio frequency and electro-optic/infrared products that protect military aircraft, ships, satellites and ground vehicles from attack by modern weapons; provide tactical aircraft with 24-hour targeting and navigation capabilities; ensure high-value, complex, electronic and electro-optical weapons systems are mission ready; and evaluate defense electronic performance in complex environments.  
 
The division is a component of Northrop Grumman’s Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector, a world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of defense and commercial electronic systems, including airborne radar, navigation systems, electronic countermeasures, precision weapons, airspace management systems, communications systems, space sensors, marine and naval systems, government systems and logistic services.  
 
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Lockheed Unmanned Remote Minehunting System Installed for USS Momsen Commissioning  
 
 
(Source: Lockheed Martin; issued Aug. 30, 2004)
 
 
 MOORESTOWN, N.J. --- When the U.S. Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, USS Momsen, was commissioned this past Saturday, it became the world’s first warship equipped with Lockheed Martin’s Remote Minehunting System (RMS). The RMS provides the Navy with its first-ever organic mine reconnaissance capability using an unmanned, remotely operated vehicle.  
 
“It is fitting that the first RMS unit has been installed on a ship named for Adm. Swede Momsen,” said Jim Weitzel, Lockheed Martin vice president of Ocean Systems. “Adm. Momsen was a man well-known for his inventiveness and dedication to service, traits reflected in the Remote Minehunting System. Through its creative approach to mine reconnaissance, RMS will allow the Momsen and her crew to carry out their mission with a much higher degree of confidence that mine threats will be detected and avoided. We are proud to provide this unprecedented capability to this ship and her crew.”  
 
Powered by a diesel engine that provides long endurance at sea, the semi-submersible RMS is remotely operated by integrating the vehicle’s software system with the ship’s AN/SQQ-89 (V) 15 Undersea Warfare System. The RMS uses a variable depth sensor and transmits information to the ship using real-time data links. Scheduled to begin shipboard testing in early September, RMS is planned to be installed on six Navy guided missile destroyers and on the Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship.  
 
Each of the Lockheed Martin systems integrated on Momsen, including the 75th Aegis Weapon System, the SQQ-89 (V) 15 Undersea Warfare System, the MK 41 Vertical Launching System and the RMS, incorporates an open architecture designed to enhance capabilities and extend service life. This design philosophy allows the Navy to exploit commercial computing technology as well as install software and other technology upgrades faster and cheaper throughout the life of a ship.  
 
The Aegis Weapon System includes the SPY-1 radar, the Navy’s most advanced computer-controlled radar system. When paired with the MK 41 Vertical Launching System and the AN/SQQ-89 underwater combat system, the Aegis Combat System is capable of delivering ordnance in support of numerous missions and threat environments in naval warfare.  
 
The system is currently deployed on 69 U.S. Navy warships on station around the globe, with 20 more ships planned. Aegis is the primary naval combat weapon system for Japan, and is part of two European ship construction programs - the Spanish F-100 and the Norwegian New Frigate. Additionally, the Republic of Korea is building three Aegis-equipped destroyers, and Australia has recently stated that Aegis is the weapon system of choice for its new Air Warfare Destroyer program.  
 
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Norwegian Defence: Navy Adds New Equipment  
 
 
(Source: Norwegian Armed Forces; issued Aug. 25, 2004)
 
 
 During the summer numerous developments have taken place on the equipment front. Particularly the Royal Norwegian Navy has been strengthened during the summer months.  
 
The first of the new Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen-class frigates was baptised in early June, and is now ready to take to the seas flying the Norwegian flag.  
 
This is the first time in 40 years that Norway acquires new frigates, and the vessels are state of the art when it comes to technology. Norway has commissioned five new vessels, and the purchase is the single largest acquisition project that the Norwegian Defence has ever undertaken.  
 
While the first vessel has finished construction at the Izar docks in Spain, and is ready to sail for Norway, there is still a significant amount of work waiting before the vessel is combat-ready. The weapons as well as most of the technical systems of the frigates are to be installed in Norway, which means that the first of the vessels will not be fully operational for another year.  
 
The Norwegian Navy is also to be reinforced with six new Missile Torpedo Boats (MTBs). The first prototype- trials have now been completed, and after some modifications the remaining five vessels are now ready for construction.  
 
With a top speed of sixty knots, the Norwegian Skiold-class MTBs will become one of the fastest combat vessels in the world.  
 
The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation is now preparing the weapons trials that are to ensure that the rebuilt hull of the vessel is, beyond any doubt, able to take the strain of live weapons firing. The weapons’ tests are scheduled for the beginning of September.  
 
The Norwegian Navy is to have the crew for the first MTB ready in March 2005.  
 
In a test run between civilian industry, the Norwegian Battle-lab and Experimentation (NOBLE) and the Norwegian ground-based personnel-surveillance radars were linked together into a central mapping unit. The trials took place at the Norwegian Army’s border command at GSV in Finnmark, on the Russian-Norwegian border.  
 
During the trials several independent radars transmitted their received information to a distant mapping table where the information was merged to form a complete image of the areas where the radars operated.  
 
While the trials are still at an early stage, the Norwegian Army and NOBLE are encouraged by the progress, and expect that the system will eventually have the ability to incorporate not only a very large number of ground-based radars, but also several other types of sensors.  
 
It is also expected that the new system, when operational, will include the ability to transmit information over large distances, with the object being transmission of live data from Norwegian forces abroad back to operational headquarters in Norway.  
 
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Orbital’s ‘Coyote’ Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target Missile Successfully Launched for U.S. Navy  
 
 
(Source: Orbital Sciences Corp.; issued Aug. 31, 2004)
 
 
 DULLES, Va. --- Orbital Sciences Corporation announced today that it carried out another successful flight test of the GQM-163A Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target (SSST) system for the United States Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on August 27, 2004.  
 
The flight test, conducted at the Navy’s missile test range in southern California, is part of a series of flights Orbital will conduct under the company’s SSST Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract from NAVAIR. Orbital was awarded the EMD contract in 2000 to meet the Navy’s requirement for an affordable SSST to simulate supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles for fleet training and weapon systems research, development, test and evaluation. Orbital is scheduled to conduct several more flight tests of the Coyote target vehicle through the end of the year.  
 
“We are very pleased with the results of the recent flight test of the Coyote target vehicle,” said Mr. Keven Leith, Vice President of Navy Programs for Orbital’s Launch Systems Group. “By meeting all the objectives for the flight test, we believe we are well down the road toward moving the program from its developmental phase to providing the Navy with a robust operational anti-ship target system.”  
 
The GQM-163A “Coyote” target missile design integrates a four-inlet, solid-fuel ducted rocket ramjet propulsion system into a compact missile airframe 18 feet long and 14 inches in diameter. Ramjet supersonic takeover speed is achieved using a decommissioned Navy MK 70 solid rocket motor for the first stage. Rail-launched from Navy test and training ranges, the highly maneuverable GQM-163A Coyote achieves cruise speeds of Mach 2.5+ following the separation of the MK 70 first-stage booster. The range of the target vehicle system is approximately 50 nautical miles at altitudes of less than 20 feet above the sea surface.  
 
This most recent flight test of the GQM-163A Coyote vehicle was the second consecutive success for the program, following a successful flight carried out earlier this year in May. The primary objectives for this test, all of which were achieved, included the verification of booster ignition and stable first stage flight, the verification of the transition of the ducted rocket ramjet from booster separation to inlet start, and verification of the ducted rocket ramjet ignition, navigation to waypoint capability, verification of the laser altimeter performance, and initial horizontal weave and vertical maneuver performance verification. In addition, the test target missile was heavily instrumented in order to collect flight environment data to refine aerodynamic and guidance models for future missions.  
 
Orbital is developing and manufacturing the GQM-163A Coyote at its launch vehicle engineering and production facility in Chandler, Arizona. Orbital’s major subcontractors include Aerojet Corporation in Gainesville, Virginia and Sacramento, California for the solid-fuel ducted rocket motor and CEi in Sacramento, California for the vehicle’s avionics system.  
 
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Pentagon Contract Announcement  
 
 
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Sept. 3, 2004)
 
 
 Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $144,848,826 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-04-C-2100) for Design Agent, Planning Yard and engineering and technical support for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) submarine programs.  
 
The contract provides services for United Kingdom Astute-Class Submarine in the area of design support. The contract will provide for U.S. submarine design and production expertise; assisting with the development of computer aided design (CAD) tools and their use in submarine design and production processes; producing Astute-Class production drawings; and assisting/exchanging of expertise on submarine construction techniques.  
 
Work will be performed in Groton, Conn. (90 percent) and Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria U.K. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification supports the United Kingdom (100%) under the Foreign Military Sale Program.  
 
The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
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U.S. Navy Awards Lockheed $14.8 Million Contract to Begin Next Phase of Mh-60r Helicopter Integration
 
 
(Source: Lockheed Martin; issued Sept. 8, 2004)
 
 
 OWEGO, N.Y. --- Lockheed Martin has received a $14.8 million advance acquisition contract from the U.S. Navy to begin systems integration of eight new MH-60R multimission helicopters.  
 
The eight MH-60R aircraft constitute the third stage of low rate initial production (LRIP III) for the Navy’s new multimission helicopter. As the MH- 60R systems integrator, Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego will equip each aircraft with a cockpit and mission systems that enable each helicopter to conduct anti-surface and undersea warfare.  
 
In March 2006, Lockheed Martin will deliver the first of four LRIP II production aircraft. Four phase two Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD II) test aircraft and five LRIP I aircraft have been delivered to date. As many as 254 aircraft orders are expected through 2015, with production quantities increasing to 30 aircraft per year.  
 
Lockheed Martin is the systems integrator for the MH-60R and provides the cockpit, which is common to all MH-60S and MH-60R helicopters. Sikorsky designs and manufactures the MH-60S and MH-60R aircraft and is responsible for the mechanical and electrical modifications on the airframe.  
 
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Romanian Type 22 Frigate Commissioned
 
 
(Source: BAE Systems; issued Sept. 9, 2004)
 
 
 Regele Ferdinand, the first of two ex-Royal Navy Type 22 frigates being regenerated and modernized by a BAE Systems-led team for the Romanian Navy, was officially named and commissioned at Portsmouth today.  
 
The ceremony was attended by President Ion Iliescu of Romania and Britain’s Minister for Defence Procurement Lord Bach.  
 
The Regele Ferdinand, formerly HMS Coventry, is the first UK-built frigate to be owned by the Romanian Navy. A second frigate, the Regina Maria - previously HMS London - will be delivered in Spring 2005.  
 
The two ships became available for sale in 2001. Agreement was reached for their acquisition following discussions between the UK and Romanian Governments in December 2002.  
 
The reactivation of the ships to operational condition and NATO standards is being undertaken through the MOD’s Defence Logistics Organisation, which placed a £116m contract with BAE Systems Customer Solutions & Support (CS&S) for the work. CS&S has led the reactivation and upgrade project, which has included a wide span of UK industry.  
 
Fleet Support Ltd has carried out the refurbishment work, Rolls Royce is reconditioning the ships’ engines and Flagship is responsible for crew training.  
 
Equipment fitted as part of the upgrade includes an Oto Melara 76mm rapid-fire gun with Radamec electro-optical tracking system; AMS Nautis fire control system; BAE Systems MPS2000 communications system; Inmarsat B global maritime distress and safety system; Terma SKWS decoy system; and Sperry Marine gyro compass and global positioning system.  
 
BAE Systems group marketing director Mike Rouse commented, “The reactivation of these highly-regarded vessels is the latest chapter in BAE Systems’ proud 30-year relationship with Romania. We want to develop this partnership through ongoing support and further upgrade of the vessels with Romanian industry.”  
 
CS&S Naval managing director Rory Fisher commented, “This program has been a real partnership all round and a great success for Portsmouth. We have worked closely with our locally based joint venture partners FSL and Flagship and the rest of the industry team, as well as the UK MOD and the Romanian customer. Together we are delivering our NATO allies two highly-capable naval vessels.”  
 
The handover followed successful sea trials in early August designed to demonstrate the operability of all systems and structures in the ship. These included high-speed trials at speeds of up to 28 knots and testing of sensors and weapon systems, involving gun and dummy torpedo firings. Forty representatives from Romania were on board to witness the demonstrations.  
 
Regele Ferdinand is named after King Ferdinand I of Romania (1865-1927). Its 203-strong crew will undergo preliminary sea training for several weeks before sailing to Romania in November.  
 
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AgustaWestland Hand Over the First Royal Thai Navy Super Lynx 300
 
 
(Source: Agusta Westland; issued Sept. 10, 2004)
 
 
 YEOVIL, England --- In a ceremony today at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil plant, the first Super Lynx 300 was handed over to the Royal Thai Navy by Alan Johnston, Managing Director, Westland Helicopters Ltd. Accepting the aircraft on behalf of the Royal Thai Navy were Captain Taweesak Deerod of the Royal Thai Navy and Captain Pavit Rujites, Defence and Naval Attaché from the Royal Thai Embassy, London.  
 
Speaking at the event Alan Johnston said “We are delighted to hand over the first Super Lynx 300 to the Royal Thai Navy marking the next stage towards the aircraft entering operational service. The exceptional performance, ship operating capabilities and multi-role versatility which have made Super Lynx 300 the world’s best light naval helicopter, will provide the Royal Thai Navy with a new capability in maritime operations.”  
 
The Royal Thai Navy ordered new generation Super Lynx 300 naval helicopters in late 2001 and they will be operated from their frigates performing anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, SAR and maritime surveillance roles. The Super Lynx 300 helicopters will initially remain at the AgustaWestland plant in Yeovil, while pilots and maintainers are trained. The aircraft will then be delivered to Thailand in late 2004 and enter service with the Royal Thai Navy in early 2005.  
 
The Super Lynx 300 is powered by two Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) equipped LHTEC CTS800-4N engines each rated at 1,361 shp (1015 kW) for take-off. The cockpit has a fully integrated flight and mission display system that comprises four LCD Integrated Display Units (IDUs), two Electronic Power System Instrument (EPSI) displays and dual control and display units.  
 
The Royal Thai Navy will become the second operator of the Super Lynx 300 in Asia and the third customer to start operations worldwide. Super Lynx 300s are already in service with the Royal Malaysian Navy and the Royal Air Force of Oman. The South African National Defence Force has also ordered Super Lynx 300 helicopters to operate from their Valour Class frigates.  
 
 
AgustaWestland is one of the largest helicopter companies in the world. The company offers an unrivaled range of helicopters designed to satisfy the most diverse requirements of civil and military customers. Committed to delivering outstanding products and services, AgustaWestland is capable of supporting wide-ranging missions in globally competitive markets. AgustaWestland has its primary operations in Cascina Costa, Italy, and Yeovil, United Kingdom. AgustaWestland has two subsidiaries in the USA: AgustaWestland Inc located in Arlington, Virginia and Agusta Aerospace Corporation located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where helicopters are assembled and customized for the US market.  
 
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AMS Achieves Major Sampson Milestone
 
 
(Source: Alenia Marconi Systems; issued Sept. 13, 2004)
 
 
 The first SAMPSON Multi-Function Radar has been installed on the representative Type 45 foremast at the company’s Cowes site. This achievement marks a significant milestone for the project with the radar having completed an extensive test programme in the SAMPSON antenna test facility prior to the installation on the mast. The system will now begin testing on the tower in readiness for commencement of PAAMS integration next year.  
 
Assembly of the second system is complete and it has now commenced test in the antenna test facility.  
 
The milestone is an important demonstration of the progress of the SAMPSON Multi-Function Radar with test results supporting the transition to this last phase of factory integration. Additionally, the installation on the trials mast is in itself a significant de-risk activity for the Type 45 programme and is the result of close liaison between all parties involved in the programme.  
 
Frank Howe, SAMPSON Project Director said, “This is a major achievement for AMS and an important progress milestone for the SAMPSON Multi-Function Radar, PAAMS and Type 45 programmes. Although there is still much to achieve in this exciting and challenging technical programme I am confident that the system will continue to demonstrate performance in line with the requirements placed upon us.”  
 
AMS is a world leader in the provision of Integrated Defence, Paramilitary and Air Traffic mission critical systems, with an established customer base in over 100 countries. AMS has 7,000 employees worldwide, a turnover of some 1.3bn euros and a healthy order book in excess of 3bn euros, which underpins ambitious growth plans for the next four years.  
 
AMS is a major European company in systems’ integration owned by BAE Systems of the UK and Finmeccanica of Italy, with a combined annual turnover of some 27bn euros.  
 
 
BACKGROUND NOTES:  
 
SAMPSON is the principal sensor on the new Type 45 Destroyer due into service in 2007, and forms part of the PAAMS weapons system.  
 
SAMPSON provides, in a single sensor, the ability to perform surveillance tracking, dedicated tracking and missile uplink, as well as sophisticated anti jamming capability.  
 
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Brand New Maritime Safety and Security Training Environment Against the Greatest Threats at Sea
 
 
(Source: Rheinmetall De Tec; issued Sept. 27, web-posted Sept. 28, 2004)
 
 
 For some years now, besides the classic threats of fire and water inrush, the greatest risks at sea have been, above all, maritime terrorism and piracy. Safety and security issues are thus a high priority, as shown in the regulations of the new ISPS Code with its considerably tightened security requirements.  
 
Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH, one of the worlds leading manufacturers for high-level maritime simulation systems, now presents the first holistic training and education concept for Safety and Security at Sea. Core of this new concept is the brand new Safety and Security Trainer, tailored for the first time especially to safety and security aspects.  
 
The concept will cover all aspects of Safety and Security like fire on board, inrush of water, collision, running aground, person over board, evacuation, damage/destruction of ship, hijacking or seizure, attacks, use of ship to cause incidents or as a weapon and so on.  
 
The system provides the development and combination of simulated catastrophe scenarios, technical malfunctions, chain reactions by for individual or team training possibilities. Access to every deck by a detailed graphical representation, complete functioning systems (electrical systems, engines, ruder, etc), communication possibilities like aboard a real ship and everything in real time characterizes the functionality of the simulator.  
 
The Safety and Security Trainer can be configured for team training or individual student training. In team mode the students are situated on one and the same ship, so communication, interactions and decision making of an emergency situation can effectively be trained. Alternatively to a team, students can individually train his skills in his own exercises on his own ship.  
 
Furthermore the system will be completed by all necessary documentation like corresponding courseware, contingency plans etc.  
 
The new Safety and Security Training Environment comprises amongst other things the following advantages:  
 
--Covers all ISPS required training aspects, from Advanced Fire Fighting to Ship Security / Company Security Officers Training and Crowd and Crisis Management  
--The concept includes all documentation necessary to manage a maritime emergency situation including courseware, contingency plans, train-the trainer courses etc.  
--Safety and Security Trainer can be configured in two different modes: team training and individual student training  
--Own ship model can be tailored to customers requirements  
--For greater intensity of training, debriefing with replay of exercises and assessment is possible.  
 
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Raytheon and Navy Celebrate Tomahawk Block IV Fleet Introduction  
 
 
(Source: Raytheon Company; issued Sept. 29, 2004)
 
 
 TUCSON, Ariz. --- The U.S. Navy today formally welcomed Raytheon Company’s Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile into the Navy’s arsenal at a fleet introduction ceremony at the Pentagon. The Block IV officially achieved initial operating capability (IOC) on May 27, 2004, with the loading of the first missile onboard USS Stethem (DDG-63), a guided missile destroyer.  
 
“The Block IV Tomahawk provides a substantial battlefield edge to our warfighters,” said Navy Capt. Bob Novak, Tomahawk All-Up-Round program manager. “It is a great day for the Navy to formally celebrate the hard work of the Navy-Raytheon team that enabled the fleet introduction of this revolutionary weapon, whose flexible targeting and loitering capabilities build on the tremendous 32-year tradition and success of the legacy Tomahawk program.”  
 
“Raytheon is proud to provide the Navy with this new weapon with expanded warfighting capabilities that position weapons as nodes in the integrated network of the future battlespace,” said Louise L. Francesconi, Raytheon Missile Systems president. “The Block IV Tomahawk is the result of the collective commitment of the Navy and Raytheon to provide affordable, operational capabilities for critical long-range, precision strike missions.”  
 
Block IV Tomahawk is the centerpiece of the Navy’s new Tomahawk Baseline IV Weapons System. The system integrates the Block IV missile with improved mission planning and platform weapons control capabilities. This latest version of the Navy’s surface- and submarine-launched precision strike standoff weapon incorporates innovative technologies to provide unprecedented operational capabilities while dramatically reducing acquisition, operations and support costs. The Block IV costs less than half the price of a newly built Block III missile. Additionally, the Block IV missile will have a 15-year warranty and recertification cycle, compared to the Block III variant’s eight-year recertification cycle.  
 
The new capabilities that Block IV Tomahawk brings to the Navy’s sea strike capability are derived from the missile’s two-way satellite data link that enables the missile to respond to changing battlefield conditions. The strike controller can “flex” the missile in flight to preprogrammed alternate targets or redirect it to a new target. This targeting flexibility includes the capability to loiter over the battlefield awaiting a more critical target. The missile can also transmit battle damage indication imagery and missile health and status messages via the satellite data link. For the first time, firing platforms will have the capability to plan and execute Global Positioning System-only missions. Block IV will also introduce an improved anti-jam GPS receiver for enhanced mission performance.  
 
The Navy and Raytheon have entered into a five-year multi-year procurement contract to replenish Tomahawk inventory at the most affordable cost. The Tomahawk missile is the Navy’s weapon of choice for critical, long-range precision strike missions against high value, heavily defended targets.  
 
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Tomahawk Program Completes First Two Tests of Production Block IV Missiles
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued Sept. 29, 2004)
 
 
 PATUXENT RIVER, Md. --- The U.S. Navy’s Tomahawk program completed two successful tests of the new block IV (Tactical Tomahawk) Tomahawk missile in September.  
 
Sept. 16, the first Production Verification Test was conducted at Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Indian Head Division. The test capability at Indian Head allowed the missile to be launched while secured to a ground test stand and test the entire weapon, including the rocket motor, engine and guidance and navigation systems. A U.S. Navy Tomahawk block IV missile, with an inert warhead, was installed into Indian Head’s Functional Ground Test Facility and “launched,” completing a simulated mission.  
 
A second test was conducted Sept. 21 aboard USS Stethem (DDG 63), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer under way in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern Calif. A U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missile was launched and flew a land-attack mission, launching from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) sea ranges. The test marked the first such use of a new Tomahawk block IV production missile.  
 
Seconds after launch from the ship’s vertical launch system, the Tomahawk missile transitioned to cruise flight, utilizing global positioning satellite navigation to a target site on the NAVAIR land range. The block IV missile flew a fully-guided 674-nautical-mile flight.  
 
“Both of these tests were good indicators of the quality of the Block IV missile being built by Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson,” said Capt. Bob Novak, program manager for the Tomahawk All-Up-Round Programs (PMA-280). “We took two missiles off of our production line and tested them in environments that allow us to learn about our quality and the capability that we are delivering to the fleet. We are very pleased at the initial assessment of the missile test data. It reflects well on the tremendous team effort of the Navy-Raytheon Team.”  
 
Tomahawk missiles are deployed throughout the world’s oceans on numerous surface ships and submarines, including Aegis-class cruisers, guided-missile destroyers, and Seawolf- and Los Angeles-class submarines.  
 
As in all Tomahawk flight tests, air route safety was carefully planned in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration. For safety purposes, the Tomahawk could have been guided by commands from safety chase aircraft.  
 
The Tomahawk program is managed by the Program Executive Office, Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation (PEO(W)) co-located at the NAVAIR complex in Patuxent River, Md. The missile is manufactured by Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Ariz. Tomahawk is a registered trademark of the U.S. Navy.  
 
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New International Submarine Rescue Coordination Center Opens  
 
 
(Source: US Navy; Issued Sept. 29, 2004)
 
 
 NORFOLK, Va. --- The International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office (ISMERLO) was officially activated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Naval Support Activity Norfolk Sept. 27.  
 
Vice Adm. Kirkland H. Donald, commander, Naval Submarine Forces and Allied Submarine Command, and the ISMERLO team did the honors, cutting the ribbon and opening the door to a new approach to submarine rescue.  
 
ISMERLO is the international hub for information and coordination on submarine rescue. Any time a submarine runs into trouble, ISMERLO can quickly post the word on the Internet, find a system capable of rescuing the submarine, and coordinate a rescue effort in support of the country involved.  
 
“What we’re trying to do here is provide some improvement in the international community of submarine escape and rescue capability,” Donald said. “It’s really the culmination of a large amount of hard work on the part of a lot of people to make this come to fruition.”  
 
ISMERLO is a small office with an essential mission.  
 
“When you look at contributions - actual people in-house - it’s Norway, Spain and the U.S. contribution,” said ISMERLO Coordinator William Orr, “but in reality, ISMERLO is something bigger. The knowledge management database requires the updating and input by all the participating nations for the information that’s on the Web site to be valid, and to provide the information exchange that’s necessary in the event of an accident,” he explained.  
 
“ISMERLO is not the group that’s directing everything and having all these rescue systems fly all over the world,” Orr added. “ISMERLO is the facilitation - the liaison office - between the nation that has a disabled submarine and the rest of the submarine escape and rescue community that will be providing rescue assistance.”  
 
Orr said ISMERLO was inspired in part by the tragedy of the Russian submarine Kursk (K-141), which sank in the Atlantic Ocean in 2000.  
 
“What we found was, during the Kursk [incident], there was very little coordination between the nations,” he said. “Each nation had their own plan of the way they would execute a submarine rescue.”  
 
“We hadn’t ever really gotten down to ‘how do we coordinate the whole thing up until the time we start getting the people out of the submarine?’“ Orr added. “Because of the limited amount of survivability, that’s going to become critical.”  
 
ISMERLO will use its Web site, as the primary medium for submarine rescue coordination. Part of the Web site’s function, Orr said, is “to provide a relatively easy format to provide information to decision makers, or people who just need to know where the rescue is and what’s going on.  
 
“So when a disaster occurs, there are faces and names; people know who to call, everything’s going to be quicker,” he said. “And that’s what ISMERLO is supposed to do, is provide the most rapid possible response.”  
 
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South Korean Navy Succeeds in Lightweight Torpedo Test
 
 
(Source: Korean Information Service; issued Sept. 30, 2004)
 
 
 The South Korean Navy has successfully tested an anti-submarine lightweight torpedo called the Cheongsangeo (Blue Shark), which can be launched both at sea and from the air, a researcher at the Agency for Defense Development said.  
 
The Cheongsangeo, developed with Korean technology for the first time, will boost the Navy’s anti-submarine combat capability, said Lee Jae-myung. It can be launched from warships and from the air by P-3C maritime surveillance patrol aircraft.  
 
In eight-shot test-firing sequences between July and September, the torpedoes hit unmanned targets at depths of 40 to 50 meters in the East Sea.  
 
The 280 kilogram, 2.7-meter long torpedo, which can attain a speed of more than 45 knots (83 kilometers per hour), was developed at a cost of about 50 billion won ($43 million) beginning in 1995.  
 
Each torpedo carries an estimated one billion won price tag, almost half that of a similar foreign-made torpedo.  
 
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US Navy Accepts Tactical Tomahawk Missile to Fleet
 
 
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Sept. 29, 2004)
 
 
 WASHINGTON --- The Navy has placed another arrow in its quiver as it celebrated the acceptance of the Tactical Tomahawk cruise missile to the fleet during ceremonies at the Pentagon today.  
 
John Young, Navy assistant secretary, called the missile system "an elegant solution" that adds new capabilities to the fleet while costing taxpayers half of what the current Tomahawk costs.  
 
The system, built by Raytheon Missile Systems, has already been loaded aboard some ships and has new capabilities that make it far more useful to warfighters, said Navy Capt. Robert E. Novak Jr., Tomahawk program manager. The new "Block 4" missile carries a two-way satellite link that allows operators to reprogram the missile in flight.  
 
"This gives commanders targeting flexibility," Novak said. Commanders can switch the missile from one target to another after launch. The missile can also loiter over an area to wait for higher-value targets.  
 
The new missile also delivers messages of its health and accuracy back to operators and can transmit limited battle damage imagery. The system has enhanced anti-jam global positioning system receivers.  
 
The total buy is up to 2,200 missiles over a five-year cycle. The total cost of the program is $1.6 billion. Each missile will cost about $729,000, down from the $1.4 million each for the Block 3 Tomahawks, now in the fleet.  
 
The Tomahawk cruise missiles are the "weapon of choice" for engaging well- defended targets, Young said. Tomahawks were first used at the beginning of Operation Desert Storm in 1990. They have been used in all conflicts since then, including Operation Iraqi Freedom. The missiles are extremely accurate and have a 1,000-mile range. They hug the earth and travel at 550 miles per hour. This makes them extremely difficult to detect and even harder to shoot down.  
 
The missile can be launched from surface ships or submarines and carries a 1,000-pound warhead.  
 
The missile buy is the first multiyear procurement contract to reach this stage. Young said the Navy-Raytheon team effort made this work well and helped drive down the missile price. He said the working relationship can be used as an example for other similar procurements. He specifically mentioned applying the procurement lessons learned in this buy to the Standard missile. Raytheon Vice President Harry Schulte said the company is also applying them to the Joint Stand-off Weapon.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 01, 2004, 10:39:49 pm
Technology Project Brings Innovation to EP-3E Signals Intelligence Aircraft
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued Sept. 30, 2004)
 
 
 PATUXENT RIVER, Md. --- A new technology project called Story Maker will bring critical improvements to the capability of the Navy EP-3E to identify potential hostile targets. The EP-3E is the Navy’s sole land-based signals intelligence reconnaissance aircraft.  
 
In mid-August, the Office of Naval Research Missile Defense, Future Naval Capabilities, transitioned the science and technology of a composite combat identification and data fusion technology development project to Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Program Manager (PMA) 290, Capt. Steven R. Eastburg for use in the EP-3E aircraft.  
 
“The Story Maker project will provide our EP-3 crews with greatly improved information gathering capability,” remarked Eastburg. “We must continue to develop new systems to strengthen the quality and accuracy of this information. This will be critical to ensuring our success in the global war on terror.”  
 
Through the application of newly developed algorithms funded by the Office of Naval Research, Story Maker fuses and reasons with on-board and off-board collected data, building evidence for track identification. The result is faster and improved target identification accuracy, critical in the reduction of missed engagement opportunities and the prevention of fratricide.  
 
In early 2004, comparison testing was conducted with an EP-3E operational crew engaged in a simulated wartime scenario at the EP-3E Systems Integration Lab in China Lake, Calif. The test results found that the addition of Story Maker enabled identification of 10 times as many tracks with 98.6 percent accuracy, a significant improvement over current capabilities. The new technology will be fielded on the EP-3E Joint Airborne SIGINT Architecture Modification Common Configuration aircraft as a systems upgrade in mid-year 2006.  
 
Based on the P-3 Orion airframe, the mission of the EP-3E is to provide national, fleet and theater commanders with near-real-time signals intelligence information. With sensitive receivers and high-gain dish antennas, the platform exploits a wide range of electronic emissions from deep within targeted territory. The Story Maker project will further support this mission.  
 
“We will continue to provide our Sailors and air crew with everything they need to ensure that the U.S. military’s best operational Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft continues to improve,” said Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Special Missions Aircraft Department Head Cmdr. James Baratta.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 04, 2004, 06:14:29 pm
Fourth Submarine Joins Canada's Navy
 
 
(Source: Canadian Department of National Defence; issued Oct. 1, 2004)
 
 
 OTTAWA --- The last of four diesel electric submarines purchased for Canada's Navy will be accepted formally this weekend by the Canadian Forces from the British Ministry of Defence at an official ceremony in Faslane, Scotland.  
 
As part of the acceptance procedure the submarine, HMS UPHOLDER, will be formally renamed HMCS CHICOUTIMI at a ceremony tomorrow involving both Canadian and British officials.  
 
"The acceptance and transfer of this last of four submarines acquired by Canada from the United Kingdom is a hugely significant milestone that underscores the cooperation between our two countries," said Bill Graham, Minister of National Defence. "HMCS CHICOUTIMI's handover to the Canadian Forces illustrates the progress we are making in establishing a modern submarine fleet that will serve Canadians extremely well for the next 25 years."  
 
"Despite the delays in getting all four submarines to Canada they represent a vital national asset. These vessels are cost effective and essential to the Navy and its mandate to defend Canada and its interests," said Vice-Admiral Bruce MacLean, the commander of Canada's Navy. "Two of our submarines, HMCS WINDSOR and HMCS VICTORIA, are already taking on taskings off our East and West Coasts."  
 
The submarine and its Canadian crew are expected to begin their transit to Halifax, NS, next week.  
 
After arriving in Canada, it is expected that CHICOUTIMI will go to sea immediately so that new submariners can receive much-needed practical training at sea.  
 
HMCS CHICOUTIMI is the last of four VICTORIA Class submarines purchased from the UK for Canada's Navy. Extremely quiet and stealthy, these boats are well suited for a range of critical roles including Canadian maritime sovereignty and supporting foreign policy objectives.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 04, 2004, 07:05:21 pm
Navy to Christen New Guided-Missile Destroyer Forrest Sherman
 
 
(Source: US Naval Sea Systems Command; issued Oct. 1, 2004)
 
 
 WASHINGTON --- The newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), will be christened on Saturday, Oct. 2, during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, Miss.  
 
Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Ann Sherman Fitzpatrick will serve as sponsor of the ship named for her father. In the time-honored Navy tradition, she will break the bottle of champagne across the bow to formally christen Forrest Sherman.  
 
DDG 98 honors Adm. Forrest Percival Sherman (1896-1951). Sherman served as Chief of Naval Operations from November 1949 until his death on July 22, 1951. Following World War I service, he was designated a naval aviator and later served on USS Lexington (CV-2) during the carrier’s first year in service.  
 
He twice held squadron commands on USS Saratoga (CV-3) and served as navigator on USS Ranger (CV-4) prior to joining the staff of Commander, U.S. Fleet. When World War II began, he served in the War Plans Division under the Chief of Naval Operations. After assuming command of USS Wasp (CV-7) in May 1942, he attained the rank of Captain and earned the Navy Cross for his leadership during the early phases of the occupation and defense of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.  
 
After a Japanese submarine sank Wasp on Sept. 15, 1942, he became chief of staff to Commander Air Force, Pacific Fleet and served in that capacity until November 1943, when he became deputy chief of staff to Adm. Chester W. Nimitz.  
 
He earned a Distinguished Service Medal for his role in planning the capture of the Gilberts, Marshalls, Marianas, Western Carolines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Following a brief tenure as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Mediterranean, Sherman became the youngest man ever to serve as Chief of Naval Operations on Nov. 2, 1949. One previous ship, USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) (1955-1982) was named in his honor, earned a Navy Unit Commendation and performed distinguished service off Lebanon (1958), Quemoy-Matsu (1958), Cuba (1961), and in the Indian Ocean (1980).  
 
Forrest Sherman is the 48th of 62 Arleigh Burke class destroyers currently authorized by Congress. This highly capable multi-mission ship can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection, in support of the National Military Strategy. Forrest Sherman will be capable of fighting air, surface, and subsurface battles simultaneously. The ship contains myriad offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime defense needs well into the 21st century.  
 
Cmdr. Michael G. Van Durick of Pennsylvania will become the first commanding officer of the ship, which has accommodations for 383 officers and enlisted personnel. The 9,200-ton Forrest Sherman is being built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. It has an overall length of 509.5 feet, a waterline beam of 59 feet and a navigational draft of 32 feet. Four gas turbine engines will power the ship to speeds in excess of 30 knots.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 04, 2004, 07:08:43 pm
San Diego’s Knight & Carver Announces $6 Million Contract to Build M Ship 80 for Testing by U.S. Navy
 
 
(Source: Knight & Carver YachtCenter; issued Oct. 1, 2004)
 
 
 SAN DIEGO --- Knight & Carver YachtCenter, in partnership with M Ship Co. of San Diego, has been awarded a $6 million contract to construct a high-speed 80’ x 40’ transport vessel for the U.S. Navy.  
 
Characterized by its patented, carbon-fiber “double-M” hull -- which provides remarkable stability, maneuverability and a minimal wake at high speeds -- the “M Ship 80” will be built by Knight & Carver in approximately eight months, with work expected to start Nov. 1, 2004.  
 
The vessel -- most accurately described as a large-scale, high-speed test platform -- was designed by the marine design firm of M Ship Co., headed by Charles Robinson and William Burns.  
 
The M Ship 80 project has been sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Force Transformation (OFT) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, headquartered in Newport, R.I.  
 
The vessel will be powered by four Caterpillar engines, with an anticipated cruising speed of 40 to 50 knots. Because of its double M-Hull (given that name because its hull consists of two M-shaped hulls adjacent to each other), M Ship 80 will provide the U.S. Navy with a faster and more efficient way to transport troops, equipment and supplies to combat regions around the world.  
 
“This contract marks a significant step forward for our company,” said Sampson Brown, president/chief executive officer of Knight & Carver. “While we have repaired a wide variety of military vessels in recent years, this is the first major military construction project we have undertaken. We are proud to join in this exciting partnership with M Ship Co. and the U.S. Navy.” Knight & Carver intends to supplement its existing workforce for the project, with initial hires starting immediately.  
 
“We’re thrilled that the Navy has recognized the world-class partnership we’ve put together to build a revolutionary ship design that could transform the way the Navy moves on the water,” said William Burns of M Ship Co.  
 
In M-Hull vessels, as designed and patented by M Ship Co., the compression of the air beneath the hull creates an air cushion and increases propulsion efficiency by converting wave energy to boat lift. The technology is relatively new, dating back only to 1999, when, based on a newly-created design by M Ship Co., Knight & Carver built a 65-foot M-Hull water-taxi for commercial use in the wake-sensitive canals of Venice, Italy. The vessel proved highly effective in minimizing water damage to the canals and promptly led M Ship Co. to consider similar applications of the M-Hull on both larger and smaller vessels.  
 
As part of its partnership with M Ship Co., Knight & Carver has constructed a demo model of a 40-foot M-Hull motoryacht. Production of additional similar vessels is expected soon. A smaller, aluminum-hulled 38 foot prototype, featuring the M Hull with cruising speeds in excess of 40 knots, has been a frequent sight along San Diego Bay in recent months.  
 
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Enviado por: Fábio G. em Outubro 05, 2004, 06:50:51 pm
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Fogo deflagra a bordo de submarino canadiano ao largo da Irlanda

Um submarino militar canadiano enviou esta terça-feira um pedido de socorro após um incêndio ter deflagrado a bordo, noticia a imprensa canadiana.



O «HMCS Chicoutimi», com 56 tripulantes a bordo, encontra-se a cerca de 425 km da costa ocidental da Irlanda.
As chamas já foram extintas e não qualquer registo de ferimentos, mas o submarino enviou uma mensagem pedindo para ser rebocado até um porto.

A Marinha britânica já enviou dois navios para o local para auxiliarem o submarino canadiano.

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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 05, 2004, 10:50:29 pm
BAE Systems Awarded Contract Extension for Victoria Class Submarine Support
 
 
(Source: BAE Systems; issued Oct. 5, 2004)
 
 
 The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has awarded BAE Systems a one-year CDN $10.9M (£4.5M) contract extension to support the Victoria Class submarines by providing in-country engineering and supply management.  
 
The support is managed by a team of 55 Canadian nationals based at Ottawa in Ontario, Halifax in Nova Scotia and Victoria in British Columbia who are employed by BAE Systems' Canadian subsidiary of its Customer Solutions and Support business. By teaming with other companies in the Canadian naval industry, BAE Systems has been supporting the three Victoria Class submarines delivered to the Canadian DND under the terms of a government-to-government contract.  
 
The team will also support HMCS Chicoutimi, the fourth and final submarine, which was handed over to the Canadian DND on 2nd October 2004 at Her Majesty's Naval Base in Faslane, Scotland, UK.  
 
As part of its contractual obligations, BAE Systems has already achieved and exceeded its initial 'offset' obligation, or Industrial Regional Benefits (IRBs) and is maintaining significant and expanding ongoing business relationships with Canadian industry. Examples of this work include: producing platform and signature management systems and simulators for naval ships and submarines designed by BAE Systems; supplying aluminium castings and casings for BAE Systems' land based products and producing machine tools, investment castings and integrated circuits for BAE Systems' military aircraft and avionics businesses.  
 
Dougie Sharp, General Manager of BAE Systems Projects (Canada) Ltd. said, "This contract extension will strengthen our links with the Canadian DND and industry to the benefit of all parties. Our aspiration is for a long-term relationship on submarine support within Canada. Together we can give the Canadian Navy high levels of submarine capability, availability and reliability at the lowest possible cost for the taxpayer. Our aim is to leverage the global strength of BAE Systems to maximise investment into Canada by way of IRBs, continuing to create and maintain jobs within the Canadian industrial market place."  
 
All the submarines have been upgraded from Upholder to Victoria Class under contract from the UK's MoD by BAE Systems at its Barrow-in-Furness facility. In addition to the upgrade work, the company has successfully supplied integrated logistics and spares, plus operator and maintainer training though its joint venture company - Flagship Training Ltd.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 05, 2004, 11:25:13 pm
Benthos and Coda Octopus to Develop Stingray ROV and Echoscope II System for Port, Harbor Security
 
 
(Source: Benthos; issued Oct. 4, 2004)
 
 
 NORTH FALMOUTH, Mass. --- Benthos Inc. and Coda Octopus Group, Inc. jointly announced today that they have signed a letter of intent to enter into a joint development and marketing agreement (JD&M agreement) to develop, manufacture, market and sell an underwater inspection class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that integrates the Stingray ROV and the Echoscope II. The proposed product will be targeted at the Port and Harbor Security Market.  
 
The Benthos Stingray ROV is an inspection class ROV designed to be easily configured for numerous tasks. Stingray is a vehicle that can be deployed and recovered by one person from any stable platform. With its cameras, lights and ancillary sensors, the Stingray provides the perfect tool for underwater video inspection.  
 
The Coda Octopus Echoscope II is a unique, patented technology delivering forward looking, high resolution, 3D images underwater in real time. Echoscope employs a highly innovative multi-element transducer design, high-speed digital signal processing, advanced sonar beam forming techniques and intuitive image display software.  
 
The Stingray ROV and Echoscope II package will provide rapid wide area collection of high-resolution 3D images. Once a suspicious object is identified using the 3D images provided by the Echoscope II, the Stingray ROV video camera could then be used for real-time close-up inspection and classification of the object. This combined system will be easy to operate and provide a fully integrated solution for underwater port and harbor security missions, including ship hull inspections, pier surveys and general harbor security monitoring.  
 
The development of the integrated Stingray ROV and Echoscope II will provide a unique inspection vehicle with high maneuverability and high-resolution detection capabilities, fulfilling a Port and Harbor Security need that has been clearly expressed by numerous agencies such as navies, coast guards, port authorities, and customs services.  
 
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Incident on Board HMCS Chicoutimi
 
 
(Source: Canadian Department of National Defence; issued Oct. 5, 2004)
 
 
 OTTAWA --- HMCS CHICOUTIMI while transiting from the UK to Canada experienced a fire while at sea off the west coast of Ireland earlier today.  
 
The submarine and its Canadian crew of 57 left Faslane, Scotland, on October 4 and was en route to Halifax, NS, when the fire occurred. The cause of the fire has not been determined, but it was contained and is now out. The incident is under investigation.  
 
The crew is safe. Three sailors experienced smoke inhalation but do not require evacuation from the submarine. We are in the process of informing family members.  
 
The submarine is currently without propulsion northwest of Ireland. The Canadian Forces are working in cooperation with the Royal Navy to assist CHICOUTIMI as required.  
 
HMCS CHICOUTIMI is the last of four diesel electric submarines purchased for Canada's Navy and was accepted formally last weekend by the Canadian Forces from the British Ministry of Defence at an official ceremony in Faslane.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 08, 2004, 08:42:14 pm
MMA Completes First Major Review
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued Oct. 6, 2004)
 
 
 PATUXENT RIVER, Md. --- The Navy completed a Systems Requirements Review (SRR) of the Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) program Sept. 30 at a three-day conference in Seattle.  
 
The review was a crucial step that permits the program to continue forward in the Systems Development and Demonstration phase of the acquisition. This was the first major review of the program since the contract was awarded to Boeing June 14.  
 
“I’ve been extremely impressed with the work the MMA Team has produced to date,” remarked Stu Young, technical director, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, and designated MMA SRR review board chairman, during the meeting’s conclusion. “The very few action items generated indicate that this program is on the right track.”  
 
The purpose of the SRR was to ensure understanding of the planned system and contract requirements. Meetings included briefings and discussions that provided a detailed review of documents, such as the technical specifications, statement of work and contract schedule.  
 
“The reason this review is so important is that it is critical we get our requirements right,” said Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Program Manager (PMA 290) Capt. Steven R. Eastburg. “What we’re doing here today is setting a foundation for this program. When you have a strong foundation and you have the requirements right the first time, you’re going to be successful.”  
 
Conducted as an in-depth examination of the program, the SRR meeting was attended by the MMA team from the contractor that will develop the aircraft, Boeing, and the U.S. Navy’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Program Office (PMA 290). Additionally, representatives from the Chief of Naval Operations, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Program Executive Office for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission Programs were present to aid in the analysis.  
 
“Fleet representation in this process is very important,” remarked MMA Deputy Program Manager Cmdr. Joe Rixey. “They need the MMA to be delivered on schedule, and we want to bring them the very best aircraft possible so that they can accomplish their mission.”  
 
During the SRR event, Rixey recognized the contributions of the Fleet Introduction Team (FIT) members who were in attendance. The FIT, a group comprised of servicemembers currently serving in the fleet, provides valuable insight into the needs of the end users of the MMA and acts as a balance to merge warfighter requirements with acquisition resource constrained realities.  
 
“Holding SRR is the first step to systematically transfer warfighter requirements to a functional allocation and ultimate design synthesis," said MMA Lead Systems Engineer for the Navy Mike Gomes. "Throughout this program, we intend to strongly adhere to such rigorous systems engineering principles and practices; it’s the way to really ensure success."  
 
The Navy’s replacement platform for the P-3C Orion, MMA will secure the Navy’s future in long-range maritime patrol, while transforming how the Navy’s Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force will man, train, operate and deploy. The platform will be a modernized air vehicle that will provide more combat capability from a smaller force and less infrastructure, while focusing on worldwide responsiveness and interoperability with traditional manned forces and evolving unmanned sensors.  
 
Built on a modified Boeing 737-800ERX, MMA will bring together a highly reliable airframe and high-bypass turbo fan jet engine with a fully connected, state-of-the-art open architecture mission system. This combination, coupled with next-generation sensors, will dramatically improve anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare capabilities.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 08, 2004, 09:01:21 pm
Help on Hand for Canadian Submarine
 
 
(Source: Royal Navy; issued Oct. 6, 2004)
 
 
 The Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose rendezvoused with the Canadian submarine HMCS Chicoutimi in the Atlantic on 6 October, following a fire aboard the submarine on the afternoon of 5 October. A Royal Air Force Nimrod aircraft had provided search and rescue cover for the submarine overnight, and two more Royal Navy vessels are en route to assist.  
 
Chicoutimi, the former Royal Navy submarine HMS Upholder, was on passage from Faslane to Canada when the fire broke out. The Nimrod was scrambled as a precaution, and Montrose was dispatched to the scene.  
 
Her sister ship HMS Marlborough and the support vessel RFA Wave Knight have also been tasked to assist, along with two salvage tugs.  
 
Three RAF and Royal Navy Sea King and Merlin helicopters deployed to Northern Ireland as a precaution, and three injured crew were evacuated on the evening of 6 October to hospital in the Irish Republic. Sadly, the Canadian Government confirmed that one subsequently died of his injuries.  
 
Chicoutimi is approximately 60 miles off the northwest coast of Ireland, and the weather remains very difficult, but is expected to improve.  
 
There were two fires on board the Canadian diesel powered submarine HMCS Chicoutimi on 5 October. The fires were in the electrical circuits and have caused extensive damage. HMCS Chicoutimi has lost power and propulsion and efforts are currently underway to restore steering. The submarine was on the surface at the time of the fires.  
 
HMS Montrose arrived at the scene at 1300 6 October. A medical team was transferred by boat to the submarine HMS Marlborough and RFA Wave Knight have also now arrived at the scene. Two Search and Rescue Sea King helicopters and a Merlin helicopter are deployed to Northern Ireland on standby to provide assistance if required. RFA Argus is also on route to provide assistance. Argus has the ability to support helicopters for an extended period close to the scene. A specialist tug, the MV Anglian Prince is also en route to provide assistance and a specialist vessel the MV Carolyn Chouest, a US submarine support vessel is en route from Faslane expected to arrive later today.  
 
Following the evacuation by Royal Navy Sea King of three casualties suffering from smoke inhalation last night the Canadian government announced the death of Lt Chris Saunders, as a result of his injuries sustained in fighting the fire on board. Two other casualties are receiving medical treatment in hospital in Northern Ireland.  
 
The Royal Navy’s objective is to support the Canadian submarine and help provide logistics, medical, aviation and moral support to the crew. Efforts are also being made to restore electrical supply to the submarine. The crew has plenty of food and water on the submarine and the ambient temperature remains good. Specialist technical support is being provided on HMS Montrose.  
 
Weather conditions remain difficult with strong winds and wave heights of some 5 metres. It is hoped the weather will moderate by the morning of Friday 8 October to provide an opportunity to take the submarine undertow to safe waters if her propulsion cannot be restored..  
 
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Canadian Submarine HMCS Chicoutimi
 
 
(Source: Canadian Department of National Defence; issued Oct. 10, 2004)
 
 
 HMCS CHICOUTIMI arrived in Faslane, Scotland on 10 October 04. The crew is being accommodated ashore while they rest and undergo medical screening and counselling before returning to Canada.  
 
The Canadian Navy has expressed its appreciation today for the outstanding international effort made in the successful recovery of HMCS CHICOUTIMI.  
 
The Canadian Navy frigate HMCS ST JOHN’S is also in Faslane, to provide support to the submariners.  
 
HMCS WINDSOR is providing qualified submariners to help maintain the technical systems on board HMCS CHICOUTIMI while the crew are repatriated to Canada.  
 
 
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Indonesian Navy Ships to Visit Australia
 
 
(Source: Australian Department of Defence; issued Oct. 9, 2004)
 
 
 The Indonesian Navy will be visiting Darwin and Perth during October, reciprocating Royal Australian Navy ship visits to Indonesian ports and highlighting the strengthening relationship between our two countries’ Navies.  
 
Two Indonesian Navy vessels, the fast patrol boat KRI Hiu and the corvette KRI Tjiptadi will visit Darwin from 10 to 13 October. More than one hundred Indonesian Naval officers and sailors will enjoy a brief period of rest and recreation in Darwin, before returning to Indonesia.  
 
The second visit will occur from 14 to 17 October. Three ships will visit HMAS Stirling in Perth – the frigate KRI Karel Satsuittbun, the corvette KRI Fatahila and the oiler/replenishment tanker KRI Arun. The three ships carry a total crew of more than five hundred officers and sailors. Commodore Agus Suhartono, Commander of the Command Task Group, will lead the ships into HMAS Stirling.  
 
While in Perth, HMAS Melbourne will conduct in-port training with the three Indonesian ships and will conduct a 24 hour training activity with the ships when they depart HMAS Stirling.  
 
Reciprocal ship visits foster maritime cooperation with Australia’s regional neighbors. Combined training activities improve interoperability skills between the Australian and Indonesian Navies.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 12, 2004, 08:11:51 pm
VICTORIA Pre-Acceptance Sea Trials
 
 
(Source: Canadian Department of National Defence; issued Oct. 11, 2004)
 
 
 In 1998 Canada acquired four diesel-electric submarines from the United Kingdom, which the Canadian Navy has formally designated the Victoria Class Long Range Patrol Submarine. These modern submarines replaced three Oberon Class submarines retired in 2000 after more than three decades of service.  
 
Reactivating the submarines and preparing them for Canadian service requires that a comprehensive verification process take place where every system and component on the vessels is examined to ensure each submarine is fully capable and safe. This extensive process took over four years to complete, and was done with the complete cooperation of the Royal Navy. The final portion of this process involved a series of sea trials and confidence checks to test submarine systems, equipment and crews before they are put into service.  
 
On average, each submarine spent approximately 30 days at sea before acceptance by the Canadian Navy. For example, as part of acceptance trials HMCS Chicoutimi spent 37 days conducting extensive sea trials in Barrow-in-Furness, England. This involved a series of short voyages followed by brief periods alongside to validate submarine systems and correct for any anomalies.  
 
These sea trials also confirm crew training and overall safety of the submarine. Sea Readiness Inspections and crew examinations are conducted prior to the submarine’s final workup period, signaling the culmination of months and sometimes years of cautious and deliberate verification of a submarine’s capabilities and safe operation.  
 
Only after completion of these comprehensive trials and examinations does an official handover and naming ceremony take place, and the submarine accepted by the Canadian Navy.  
 
The Victoria Class submarines give the Navy a wide range of capabilities. They are extremely quiet and stealthy and are well suited to work independently or with other maritime forces in a range of critical naval roles including safeguarding our maritime sovereignty as well as supporting Canadian foreign policy overseas.  
 
For a nation like Canada, the potency and stealth capability of submarines makes these warships one of the most effective means of deterring a military or other major challenge to our national security from anyone who would exploit the sovereignty of our maritime economic zone.  
 
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Raytheon to Provide Rolling Airframe Missiles to Korean Navy Under $25 Million Contract
 
 
(Source: Raytheon Co.; issued Oct. 11, 2004)
 
 
 TUCSON, Ariz. --- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $25 million contract by the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) to provide Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Guided Missile Weapon Systems for three KDX-3 Aegis Class destroyers.  
 
This is the fourth direct commercial sale of the RAM weapon system in Korea. Raytheon's RAM weapon system continues to provide the ROK Navy with vital defense against anti-ship missiles and will utilize the RAM Weapon Systems' inherent capability to defend against helicopter, aircraft and surface craft (HAS). The RAM weapon system will strengthen the ROK Navy multi- layer defense capability.  
 
"This most recent Korean procurement demonstrates the ROKN commitment to RAM as a standard in the Korean Navy, which becomes the first navy in the world to integrate RAM within an Aegis platform," said Todd Callahan, Raytheon's RAM program director.  
 
RAM is the world's premiere lightweight, quick-reaction, ship self-defense missile system. The Block 1 missile, in production, is equipped with a state- of-the-art autonomous infrared seeker, advanced proximity fuze, and RF/IR (radio frequency/infrared) dual-mode capability allowing it to protect ships against incoming anti-ship missiles. The HAS upgrade, in development, retains all of the Block 1 capability against anti-ship missiles and adds advanced signal processing to engage and destroy helicopter, aircraft and surface threats even in high clutter environments.  
 
RAM is developed and produced as a joint effort between Raytheon's Missile Systems business in Tucson, Ariz., and RAMSYS, a consortium of German companies. RAM is deployed in the U.S. German and South Korean navies. The Greek Navy has accepted delivery of its first RAM Weapon System and deployment is scheduled soon. More than 53 additional U.S. and German installations are planned, to include amphibious ship classes and aircraft carriers with further expansion into other allied navies.  
 
Raytheon Company, with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 78,000 people worldwide.  
 
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Ericsson Signed Sea Giraffe AMB Contract with United Arab Emirates
 
 
(Source: Ericsson Microwave Systems; issued Oct. 7, 2004)
 
 
 Ericsson Microwave Systems AB has received an order of four Sea Giraffe AMB naval surveillance radar systems from Abu Dhabi Ship Building for deliveries to the United Arab Emirates Navy's BAYNUNHAH program. The order also includes an option for two additional systems, which can be exercised between now and June 2005.  
 
The Sea Giraffe AMB (Agile Multiple Beam) belongs to the new generation of Giraffe radars. The Sea Giraffe AMB has excellent capabilities to rapidly and reliably detect small fast moving targets in all altitudes and small surface targets in severe clutter typical for the naval environment.  
 
The Sea Giraffe AMB is a true 3-dimensional radar featuring fast update, accurate tracking and high elevation coverage, all at the same time. The inherent ECCM capabilities are comprehensive including the stealth radome which is part of the deliveries to the United Arab Emirates navy program. In the Baynunha contract the IFF interrogator will be functionally integrated into the Sea Giraffe AMB for provisioning correlated tracking information to the ships' command and control system.  
 
"The negotiations have been going on for some time after a very comprehensive evaluation by the customer and end user," said Lars Törnquist, Vice President and General Manager Market Operations, Ericsson Microwave Systems AB. "That we now received this contract, in fierce international competition, once again confirms the Sea Giraffe AMB's very strong position in the world market today."  
 
Abu Dhabi Ship Building is the United Arab Emirates government's prime contractor for the BAYNUNAH program, which involves the design, construction and delivery of highly advanced 70-meter naval Corvettes with an impressive suite of state-of-the-art combat system sensors and weapons systems.  
 
Ericsson Microwave Systems is a leading supplier of radar sensors and information networks, creating security solutions for military and government agencies around the world.  
 
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.  
 
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MK 54 Torpedo Headed Towards Full Production
 
 
(Source: US Naval Sea Systems Command; issued Oct. 12, 2004)
 
 
 KEYPORT, Wash. --- The future has arrived for the Navy’s newest Lightweight Torpedo. A concept in the early 1990’s, the MK 54 has been called the “Lightweight Torpedo of the 21st Century,” by its developers. The team that collaborated to design, develop, and test the MK 54 Torpedo includes many members from NAVSEA Warfare Centers (NWC) Keyport and Newport, Raytheon, and the Torpedo Program Office (PMS404). “The MK 54 Torpedo is a highly capable, shallow-water, lightweight torpedo with proven in-water performance. It is cost effective and clearly a win-win for the Fleet!” says Capt. Vernon Hutton.  
 
Starting with re-use of the MK 46 Torpedo propulsion system, engineers at NWC Newport and Raytheon worked together to design the best electronic systems into the MK 54 using proven torpedo subsystems from the MK 50 Lightweight Torpedo. Where advantageous, they also introduced commercial-off-the-shelf digital technologies into new electronics assemblies. Land-based performance testing by the warfare center and Raytheon coupled with weapons simulation testing at NUWC Newport’s Weapons Analysis Facility, resulted in a very efficient development process, where the weapon’s hardware design and tactical software could be extensively tested in simulated environments prior to use in live firings of exercise weapons on tracking ranges and in open ocean tests. The hard work of the design engineers paid off as the number of in-water runs required for MK 54 development, test, and evaluation was less than one-third the number of sea runs required for the MK 50 Torpedo during the same development phase. “The MK 54 designers at NWC Newport and Raytheon did a great job of optimizing the design and tactics to be included in each sea run before the exercise weapons were built by NWC Keyport,” said Pete Greene, Keyport weapons systems engineer.  
 
Further efficiency was gained through NWC Keyport’s in-water test capabilities at the warfare center’s northwest USW ranges and the co-location of Raytheon’s production facility with Keyport’s maintenance and test facilities. Capitalizing on existing capabilities and years of experience supporting Lightweight Torpedoes, NWC Keyport employs the maintenance processes required to support MK 54 Torpedo production, in-service engineering, and logistics required for introduction of this new weapon system in the Fleet.  
 
In July, Rear Adm David Architzel, Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force, found the MK 54 Torpedo suitable for Fleet use, concluding the test and evaluation process. In mid-August, PEO Subs Program Manager for Undersea Weapons (PMS 404), Capt. Vernon Hutton, announced that NWC Keyport is now a certified MK 54 Torpedo maintenance activity. Ten MK 54 Torpedoes required for initial operating capability (a production milestone) were delivered as ready for issue units on August 31, and are in the Fleet. Raytheon is currently in low rate initial production of the MK 54, with full rate production to begin in FY05.  
 
The success of MK 54 development to date is the direct result of the effective teamwork between the dedicated professionals at the Keyport and Newport warfare centers and Raytheon. Future development plans for MK 54 include use as the payload for the Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket and periodic increases in capability through a Spiral Development program.  
 
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Statement: Chief of Maritime Staff Vice-Admiral Bruce MacLean
 
 
(Source: Canadian Department of National Defence; issued Oct. 12, 2004)
 
 
 OTTAWA --- Statement from Vice-Admiral Bruce MacLean, Chief of Maritime Staff and Commander of Canada's Navy:  
 
 
"Earlier today, the President of the military Board of Inquiry into HMCS CHICOUTIMI incident, advised me of preliminary information which caused me to decide that it would be prudent to keep all submarines alongside until more analysis can be done on the possible causes of the fire.  
 
With this information I consulted the Navy's Sub Safe organization and have subsequently ordered the submarines to remain alongside while we analyze this initial information."  
 
 
HMCS VICTORIA is currently alongside in Esquimalt, B.C., while HMCS CORNER BROOK and HMCS WINDSOR are alongside in Halifax, N.S.  
 
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Mistral Launched: First BPC Force Projection & Command Vessel  
 
 
(Source: DCN French shipyards; dated Oct. 6, 2004)
 
 
 Today, Wednesday 6 October 2004, an official ceremony was held at DCN’s Brest shipyard to launch the Mistral, the first of two BPC force projection & command vessels for the French Navy.  
 
The ceremony, organized by DCN, was attended by Admiral Battet, Chief-of-Staff of the French Navy, Mr Jean-Michel Labrande, head of DGA/SPN (the French defence procurement agency’s naval directorate), representatives of the main programme partners and delegations from North America, south-east Asia and northern Europe.  
 
The event is a major milestone in the BPC shipbuilding programme. The ship will now move to the final fitting out stage before proceeding, ahead of schedule, to trials and testing, then delivery in 2005. In parallel with these activities, the construction of the Tonnerre, the second of the class, is progressing rapidly towards its scheduled delivery in 2006.  
 
The DGA, the acting principal for the BPC programme, awarded the contract for the design and construction of the two ships to prime contractor DCN, in partnership with Alstom Marine-Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Thales, for a total cost of EUR 570 million. Design/need optimization and innovative engineering solutions cut construction times and reduced costs by some 30% compared with the earlier Foudre and Sirocco generations.  
 
The contracting arrangements have enabled each main contractor to contribute its key shipbuilding strengths. As a result, the aft sections, which are more military, are the responsibility of DCN’s Brest shipyard, whereas the forward sections, more like commercial ships, are the responsibility of Alstom Marine-Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s Saint-Nazaire shipyard.  
 
The Mistral and Tonnerre are all-electric ships with a length overall of 199 metres and a displacement of 21,300 tons. The BPC concept combines a landing helicopter dock, a floating hospital, an amphibious assault ship, a troop transport and a command vessel — all in a single platform.  
 
With its exemplary capabilities and modular design, the BPC has excellent prospects on the international market.  
 
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High Speed Military Cat Christened and Launched
 
 
(Source: Austal; issued Oct. 14, 2004)
 
 
 
“AMH SeaCoaster”, the 31.2 metre long surface-effect catamaran that will be used to demonstrate advanced hull-form technology to the United States Office of Naval Research (ONR), was christened at a ceremony at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard on October 1.  
 
Monsignor Warren Wall of St. Ignatius parish in Mobile performed the invocation, benediction and ship’s blessing at the ceremony which was attended by guests including US Congressman Jo Bonner, Admiral Jay Cohen (Chief of Naval Research), Congressman Sonny Callahan, Mike Collins (President of American Marine Holdings, the ship’s owner) and Tom Bender (CEO, Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co.).  
 
The traditional breaking of a bottle of champagne over the vessel’s bows was ably performed by Mrs. Karen Callahan, wife of former Congressman Sonny Callahan.  
 
“AMH SeaCoaster”, Austal’s Hull 612 and the eighth vessel to be built at Austal’s purpose-built aluminum shipbuilding facility in the United States, was subsequently launched early on October 3.  
 
The ship is being built for American Marine Holdings, which has been awarded a contract to demonstrate its licensed technology SeaCoaster design to ONR. ONR coordinates, executes and promotes the science and technology programs of the Navy and Marine Corps as well as providing technical advice to the Chief of Naval Operations and the Secretary of the Navy.  
 
The patented SeaCoaster catamaran design features cavities in the bottom of each hull into which air is blown providing lift to the vessel, reducing resistance, and thus allowing higher speeds to be obtained. Designer-inventor Don Burg expects speeds of up to 56 knots. Following its successful evaluation by ONR, American Marine Holdings expects various departments of the US military to decide on potential applications for the air-inducted technology and possibly order additional vessels for specific uses.  
American Marine Holdings President, Mr. Mike Collins, said Austal was selected to build the vessel for ONR due to its expertise in aluminum vessel construction.  
 
“Austal USA brings to this market a new dimension in high speed marine transport, utilizing the company’s leading edge technology and construction capabilities that were not previously available to US customers,” he said.  
 
 
Principal particulars  
 
--Overall length: 31.2 metres  
--Beam: 9.75 metres  
--Hull depth (moulded): 3.35 metres  
--Main engines: 4 x 1045kW Caterpillar diesels  
--Propulsion: 4 x ZF surface-piercing propellers  
--Speed: 56 knots  
 
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Royal Maces Return, Ready with ‘Super’ Capabilities
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued Oct. 13, 2004)
 
 
 ATSUGI, Japan --- Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 returned home to Naval Air Facility Atsugi Sept. 22 after participating in the squadron’s transition from the F/A-18C Hornet to the new F/A-18E Super Hornet.  
 
The training for the shift took place at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., allowing members of the squadron to learn what they needed in order to maintain and operate the Super Hornets.  
 
“The Super Hornet is a fantastic aircraft, which greatly enhances the capabilities of the air wing and the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Strike Group, and we are all extremely excited about finally employing the new aircraft with all the forward deployed naval forces,” said Lt. Cmdr. Todd Abrahamson, VFA-27’s administration officer.  
 
The “Royal Maces” 13 new Super Hornets serve as the full complement of the squadron’s aircraft and were scheduled to arrive in multiple waves Sept. 30, but were delayed due to weather. The squadron’s leadership, along with almost 40 family members, were on hand to greet the Sailors with snacks, hugs and waving hands.  
 
“After a long four months in Lemoore, it’s great to be back home with Carrier Air Wing 5 and our families,” Abrahamson said.  
 
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U.S. Submarine Support Ship Assists Canadian Submarine
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued Oct. 13, 2004)
 
 
 LONDON --- Sailors aboard the U.S. submarine support ship MV Carolyn Chouest joined in the international rescue efforts for the Canadian submarine HMCS Chicoutimi in October.  
 
Two electrical circuit fires broke out aboard the Chicoutimi Oct. 5, resulting in a loss of power and propulsion more than 100 miles northwest of Ireland in the eastern Atlantic.  
 
When requests for assistance came in, Carolyn Chouest was on a port visit in Faslane, Scotland.  
 
“We arrived on-scene Thursday afternoon, and there were five other British ships assisting the submarine,” said Lt. Dean Manley, operations officer aboard. “The British tug boat [MV Anglian Prince] was initially towing the submarine, but we took over the tow on Saturday, because the Carolyn is specifically designed to tow subs.”  
 
Carolyn Chouest also has towing monitoring equipment aboard and can tow at a quicker speed than regular tugboats. For the crew of Carolyn Chouest, this was a fairly routine tow.  
 
“We cut away the tow at Cumbrae Gap, in the Firth of Clyde, an inlet of water near Scotland that provides passage to Faslane,” added Manley. “The British tug boats took over from there and pulled the submarine in Sunday evening.”  
 
MV Carolyn Chouest is one of five leased submarine support ships from Edison Chouest Offshore. The crew is comprised of 35 Sailors and 15 civilian crew members from Edison Chouest Offshore.  
 
Carolyn Chouest, from Groton, Conn., is operated by Military Sealift Command.  
 
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Albatrosse for Tunisia
 
 
(Source: German Ministry of Defence; dated Oct. 5, web-posted Oct. 14, 2004)

(Issued in German only; unofficial translation by defense-aerospace.com)
 
 
 BERLIN --- Tunisia has acquired six Type 143 B fast patrol boats speedboats (Albatros-class) from the German navy, Defense Minister Peter Struck told reporters Oct. 5 in Berlin.  
 
The purchase price amounts to 33 million euros, with an additional 3 percent surcharge for related expenses. In addition, Struck and his Tunisian colleague, Mr. Dali Jazi, signed a an agreement covering the protection of classified information as well as another agreement covering closer bilateral cooperation between the two countries’ military health services.  
 
Minister Struck appreciated "very good German-Tunisian co-operation, including in the fight against the international terrorism". Jazi, his Tunisian counterpart, said "we do not participate in any arms race. We do not have problems with our neighbour states, [but] however we have a problem with the monitoring of the borders of our territory."  
 
This sector is where the boats will be used.  
 
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Sailor Exchange with Indian Navy Opens Window to New World
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued Oct. 14, 2004)
 
 
 INDIAN OCEAN --- Sailors from both the U.S. and Indian navies got a taste of what life is like aboard each other’s ships during Exercise Malabar 04, Oct. 1-9, in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Goa, India.  
 
Selected sailors exchanged places with each other, allowing them to learn more about life in another navy.  
 
“They have a very career-oriented navy,” said Lt. j.g. Sam Barris from USS Cowpens (CG 63), who spent three days aboard the Indian navy destroyer INS Mysore. “Whereas we have Sailors that may only come in for four years and then get out, they have a navy where you’re expected to stay in for a career. They are very devoted to that duty for that reason. They are very focused.”  
 
The Indian sailors had to adjust to a new timetable - one that has to do with the cultural differences between how the U.S. and Indian navies conduct their workday.  
 
“Normally we have breakfast until [7:30], then we go back to berthing and clean up, and our work day does not start until [9 a.m.],” he said. “We then take lunch at [12:30] and have time to go back to berthing to relax until [4 p.m.],” said Jose Mathew, senior petty officer in the sonar department aboard INS Betwa.  
 
“The Indian Sailors are much more casual on the ship, and I think that is more due to their culture and they are not a forward-deployed ship,” said Ensign Jamarr Johnson, electronics warfare officer aboard USS Gary (FFG 51), who spent three days on INS Bramaputhra. “I am not a coffee drinker, but I drank a lot of cups of coffee on Bramaputhra. Coffee breaks are a way of life for them. But I have to admit, I liked the afternoon break.”  
 
“They are professional, they are very devoted and they are very relaxed,” Barris said. “On the first day out, each department fielded a volleyball team, and they played volleyball on the flight deck, with the XO [executive officer] and CO [commanding officer] officiating. They really amazed me.”  
 
Working in the Command Information and Control (CIC) center aboard Gary, Viraat Tactical Department Leading Petty Officer Kesava Rao Hanumanthu said he saw similarities, as well as differences between the two navies.  
 
“All the communication language and terminology is the same,” he said. “The major difference is that the U.S. Navy is using computer-based programs to operate, and we are using manuals. We get the same results, it just takes a bit more time and effort to get to it.”  
 
“What I saw on Bramaputhra was a lot of senior officers who were experts at their job,” said Johnson. “But that was all they knew. That’s where I think our cross training in the U.S. Navy pays off. We are more flexible to do other jobs.”  
 
In addition to the work technology, the leisure technology the U.S. Navy possesses impressed Indian sailors.  
 
“When an Indian Navy ship is in port, we get television service, but when we are underway we do not have it,” said Mathew. “We were watching live sporting events and American television while we were at sea, as well as watching the latest movies. It’s great.”  
 
“Internet capabilities are fantastic on the Navy ship,” said Hanumanthu. “We only use the computer in emergency situations due to how much it costs to run the Internet on our ship,” he said. “Being able to e-mail your family while you are under way lets them know you are safe, and that makes a big difference on the morale of the guys on the ship, as well as for their families.”  
 
Barris said he thinks he’s made some new life-long friends.  
 
“One of the officers saw me the other day [while I was in my white uniform],” he recalled, “and he said, ‘what are you doing in that uniform? You’re a Mysore sailor!’ That really meant a lot to me personally.”  
 
Malabar was designed to increase interoperability between the two navies while enhancing the cooperative security relationship between India and the United States. The at-sea training included maritime interdiction, surface events, sub-surface and air events, as well as personnel exchanges.  
 
Besides Gary and Cowpens, the U.S. Navy was represented by the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Alexandria (SSN 757), and P-3C maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft.  
 
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Tenders Called to Build Air Warfare Destroyers
 
 
(Source: Australian Department of Defence; issued Oct. 16, 2004)
 
 
 The Federal Government has today advertised for Australian shipbuilders to bid for one of Australia's largest and most complex Defence projects, the Navy's Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs).  
 
Defence Minister Robert Hill said a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be released and the terms of the proposal will be available from Monday, 18 October 2004.  
 
"The proposal will be for the construction of three AWDs in Australia," Senator Hill said. "The RFP will be available to qualified shipbuilding organisations that have entered into agreements with the Commonwealth in relation to confidentiality and related matters."  
 
Senator Hill said tender documents for the $4.5-$6 billion project have been developed by Defence in consultation with independent commercial adviser Carnegie Wylie & Company.  
 
The tender for the construction of the AWDs will remain open for approximately nine weeks. Defence will then evaluate tender responses, with Government to receive a recommendation on the preferred shipbuilder in March 2005.  
 
Once appointed, the preferred shipbuilder will be in a position to assist the Commonwealth select the preferred design for the AWD in mid 2005.  
 
Senator Hill said tenders will be sought on an alliance-style contract basis, with the vessels to be built in Australia. The successful shipbuilder will be majority Australian-owned and be required to satisfy a range of price and non-price criteria, including:  
 
--Commitment to the principles of a long-term risk sharing arrangement with the Commonwealth and other industry partners for the construction of the AWDs;  
 
--A cost, overhead and pricing structure that will enable the cost effective delivery of the AWDs, including the ability to build designs considering 'whole of life' costs;  
 
--A sound record of past performance in building naval vessels;  
 
--Commercial viability and financial backing;  
 
--Access to the skilled workforce required to produce ships to the Commonwealth's requirements;  
 
--Willingness to provide open financial accounting data - including visibility through to the sub-contractor level - to the Commonwealth;  
 
--Capacity to provide the Commonwealth with transparency and contractual influence over major sub-contractors; and  
 
--Capacity to access sensitive technology required for the AWD project.  
 
 
Companies bidding for the AWDs will be required to include Australian skills and training programs in their tenders, with Defence to fund companies for extra skills generation and training benefits in the programs.  
 
The AWDs represent a quantum leap in the air warfare capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy. The vessels, which are to be introduced into service from 2013, will be equipped with the world-class AEGIS radar that is capable of detecting and defeating multiple hostile aircraft and missiles at ranges in excess of 150 kilometres.  
 
The AWDs will also have an anti-submarine and anti-shipping capability, together with the potential for the ships' sensors to be used to detect ballistic missiles in flight. They will provide significantly increased protection from air attack for troops being transported and deployed and long-range air warfare defence for a Navy task group.  
 
As outlined earlier this year, the Government has asked the international design houses Blohm & Voss of Germany; Gibbs & Cox of the Unites States and Izar of Spain to produce evolved concept designs based on their existing ship classes the Saschen Class F124 Frigate; the Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer; and the Alvaro De Bazan Class F100 Frigate respectively.  
 
The AWD project provides a massive opportunity for Australian industry to participate at both the prime and sub-contractor level. The project will also create new Australian jobs and skills and strengthen Australia's strategic industrial base.  
 
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Pentagon Contract Announcement
 
 
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Oct. 15, 2004)
 
 
 Lockheed Martin Corp., Maritime Systems and Sensors (LM MS2), Manassas, Va., is being awarded a total not-to-exceed $41,852,000 cost-plus incentive-fee/award-fee undefinitized contract action contract modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-04-C-6207) for Virginia Class submarine (SSN 774) production long lead material under the Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Insertion (A-RCI) program.  
 
A-RCI is a sonar system upgrade installed on SSN 688, SSN 688I, SSN 774, SSN 21, SSGN and SSBN 726 Class submarines. A-RCI integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing. These improvements are incorporated via rapid insertion of COTS based hardware and software.  
 
Efforts to be performed include interfaces to the legacy systems; signal processing enhancements; display enhancements; and incorporation of Government Furnished Information (GFI) algorithms.  
 
Work will be performed in Manassas, Va. (32 percent), and Portsmouth, R.I. (68 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2006. None of the funds being obligated will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  
 
The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.  
 
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Não sei se é novidade...

O novo Porta-Aviões Italiano, originalmente chamado "Andrea Doria", foi rebatizado "Comte de Cavour"
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 19, 2004, 11:35:06 pm
Lockheed LCS Team Completes Key Milestone
 
 
(Source: Lockheed Martin; issued Oct. 18, 2004)
 
 
 WASHINGTON, DC --- With the successful on-schedule completion of the Initial Critical Design Review (ICDR), the Lockheed Martin Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) team is proceeding to Final Critical Design Review – the last program milestone leading to authorization to begin construction of the first LCS.  
 
“Lockheed Martin thoroughly addressed all the required elements and demonstrated their commitment to the LCS program, schedule and budget with disciplined attention to detail and a can-do management approach,” said Capt. Don Babcock, the Navy’s LCS program manager. “The Lockheed Martin team is on schedule and on target to provide the Navy with the first in a new class of vessel that will transform warfare in the littorals.”  
 
ICDR included customer approval of final design elements, such as general arrangements, drawings and initial manning concepts. As approved, the LCS will provide the Navy with a new type of naval combatant designed to dominate the world’s coastal waters. The Lockheed Martin LCS team will now complete the final design phase in preparation for the Final Critical Design Review scheduled for December.  
 
“We are working closely with the Navy to deliver real warfighting capability to the littoral battlespace, with a continued focus on a low-risk, low-cost solution,” said Carol Hulgus, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors’ Littoral Ships & Systems line of business. “Our team has the people and facilities in place to deliver the lead ship on schedule in 2006, and our design maturity is demonstrated by our on-schedule program execution.”  
 
The Lockheed Martin team recently opened the Mission Systems Integration Center (MSIC) in Moorestown, NJ, which provides a full-scale LCS Mission Control Center. The MSIC will be used to integrate and test the LCS Mission System, including COMBATSS-21, as well as for initial crew familiarization and training, further reducing program risk prior to ship construction. The team is also preparing for high sea state performance model tests of its semi-planing monohull at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Carderock Division in Carderock, MD.  
 
LCS, a revolutionary naval combatant designed to dominate the world’s coastal waters, provides the Navy with fast, maneuverable and shallow draft ships aimed at maximizing mission flexibility. The ship’s first missions will include mine warfare, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare.  
 
The Lockheed Martin team was awarded a contract for final design in May, with options for up to two Flight 0, or initial production, ships. Lockheed Martin is scheduled to begin construction of the lead ship at Marinette Marine in Marinette, WI, in the first quarter of 2005. The Lockheed Martin-led team includes naval architect Gibbs & Cox and ship builders Marinette Marine and Bollinger Shipyards. The team designed a low-risk, affordable solution that provides the Navy with a maneuverable, flexible, networked surface combatant.  
 
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Metal Storm Enters Agreement with Lockheed Martin for Torpedo Defense Project
 
 
(Source: Metal Storm; issued Oct. 19, 2004)
 
 
 ARLINGTON, Va. --- International ballistics company Metal Storm Limited today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Lockheed Martin to conduct studies and technical demonstrations in order to establish the feasibility of the Metal Storm torpedo defense system over a four-month evaluation period.  
 
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.  
 
“This agreement is an important step forward in the advancement of our technology,” said Metal Storm Limited’s Chief Executive Officer Charles Vehlow. “Once we have completed the four-month evaluation of the design and concept, we hope to begin early prototype development. We are encouraged by the growing receptivity we have received from Lockheed Martin and other defense and military organizations.”  
 
“The Lockheed Martin approach to defeating torpedoes for both surface and subsurface combatants, coupled with Metal Storm’s launch capability, offers an exciting opportunity to demonstrate the feasibility of our combined technologies for the benefit of naval personnel worldwide,” said Dr. Joseph R. Mayersak, Advanced Projects general manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Manassas, VA. “Lockheed Martin is pleased to be working with Metal Storm on this special project for the U.S. Navy.”  
 
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Raytheon Awarded Contract for MK56 ESSM Vertical Launching Systems  
 
 
(Source: Raytheon Company; issued Oct. 20, 2004)
 
 
 TEWKSBURY, Mass. --- Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract by Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the production and delivery of MK56 Evolved Seasparrow Missile Vertical Launching Systems and associated supplies and services. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.  
 
The launching systems will be installed on four Baynunah class corvettes being constructed by ADSB for the UAE Navy. The contract includes an option to equip two additional ship sets.  
 
The MK56 was chosen competitively by the UAE Navy as the preferred launching system for the Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM), which will be the primary air defense system for the Baynunah class. Raytheon’s MK56 is one of a family of Seasparrow Vertical Missile Launchers now currently operational in six international navies around the world.  
 
The MK56 launcher is a lightweight system designed and qualified specifically for the ESSM. It has been used for multiple live firings of the ESSM conducted by both the U.S. and Royal Danish Navies, all of which were completely successful. In fact, the U.S. Navy used the launcher as part of the ESSM missile qualification program. The MK56 is adaptable to a variety of configurations to support from four to 16 missiles, equally suitable for small and larger naval platforms.  
 
Work on this program will be performed at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems’ Naval Integration Center in Portsmouth, R.I., Surveillance and Sensors Center in Sudbury, Mass.; Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd.; and at the shipyards in Cherbourg, France, and Abu Dhabi, UAE, where the Baynunah vessels are being constructed.  
 
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OTO Melara Announces 100th Successful Test Firing of ‘DART’ Anti-Terror Gun Launched Missile System
 
 
(Source: Oto Melara North America; issued Oct. 20, 2004)
 
 
 WASHINGTON --- OTO Melara North America (OTO Inc.) announced today the 100th successful test firing of the OTO Melara DART gun launched missile system. DART is launched from the 76 Compact and 76 Super Rapid gun systems developed by OTO Melara and now used by 54 navies, including the US Navy and US Coast Guard.  
 
“We are developing DART, which is guided by a radio frequency beam, and the unguided variant, ART, to provide cost effective tools for naval planners concerned about the threats posed by cruise and sea skimmer missiles now available to rogue forces and the ‘small swarm boats’ used by terrorists,” said Howard Goldberg, CEO of OTO Inc. “When you combine a range in excess of 8,000 yards, a proven microwave fuze, and a high rate of sustained fire capability, DART will defeat a barrage of incoming missiles and multiple swarm boats.”  
 
Goldberg said the unguided variant, ART, is an ultra high speed missile, which, when combined with the 76 SR system’s high rate of fire, will provide the best possible protection against a multitude of explosive-laden terrorist swarm boats attacking naval vessels. ART also is available as a non-lethal inert missile to stop suspect contraband ships without loss of life to the crew.  
 
“All OTO 76mm gun systems include proven state-of-the-art barrel cooling systems which insure continued accuracy at a high rate of sustained fire,” said Goldberg. “DART and ART create multiple cost effective opportunities to defeat air and surface born threats compared to conventional missile systems. The Italian Navy is the first to use these systems and we envision that ART will be deployed in 2005 and DART will be deployed in 2007.”  
 
OTO Inc. and OTO Melara SpA are part of the global aerospace and defense company Finmeccanica.  
 
OTO Inc. is currently evaluating sites for a US assembly and test facility for 76 SR gun systems as well as industrial arrangements for the US production of ART and DART. Since these new Gun Launched Missile Systems are compatible with all variants of the OTO 76mm gun, the 54 country worldwide market could be supported by US production.  
 
“76 SR gun systems, missiles, and ammunition produced in the US will be eligible for the FMS program,” Goldberg concluded.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 21, 2004, 03:54:38 pm
Exercise Trident Warrior Takes Tarawa ESG into Future
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued Oct. 20, 2004)
 
 
 ABOARD USS TARAWA, At Sea --- The crew of the San Diego-based amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) had its first look at FORCEnet, the next-generation naval warfighting process, during exercise Trident Warrior 04, Oct. 4-15.  
 
The ships of the Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group participated in Trident Warrior as they headed north to participate in Fleet Week celebrations in San Francisco. The participating units included Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 1, the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Tarawa, USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), USS Cleveland (LPD 7), USS Chosin (CG 65) and USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53).  
 
“A lot of people compare FORCEnet with Star Wars, because we’re talking about how to fight battles in the timeframe from 2015 to 2020,” said Cmdr. Paul Lommel, Tarawa’s C4I Officer, who coordinated the ship’s Trident Warrior efforts. “It’s an opportunity for the Navy to take advantage of cutting-edge technology to make a major leap forward.”  
 
The FORCEnet technology being tested during Trident Warrior is essential to how U.S. naval forces will conduct battle in the future, according to Tarawa Commanding Officer Capt. John Riley. Riley had a commanding overview of the promise that this new process offers to the Navy’s future aboard his ship, where more than 150 different FORCEnet capabilities and processes were tested and evaluated during this year’s Trident Warrior exercise.  
 
Overall, FORCEnet takes a major step toward achieving the fundamental concepts of the Chief of Naval Operations’ vision for future Naval operations, according to Lommel. It will align and integrate Sea Service warriors, networks, sensors and weapons to implement a more centralized warfare network. It also will empower commanders in battle to make better decisions faster and to see the effects of those decisions more rapidly.  
 
“Increasing the speed that our naval forces can successfully engage our adversaries in the global war on terrorism has become critically important,” said Riley. “With FORCEnet, instead of taking hours to execute an operational mission, now we’re working down to minutes.”  
 
Outside the improved warfighting capabilities, FORCEnet offers other aspects that will improve the quality of life for Sailors, according to Lommel. Sailors will be able to access information on managing their careers through Navy Knowledge Online, and be able to use the Distance Support Web site to help them do their jobs aboard ship. Additionally, they will be able to communicate with their detailers and family using e-mail and Web-based services while deployed.  
 
“What impressed me the most was that Navy Knowledge Online gave me a standpoint of where I’m at right now in my career and what I need to do to advance,” said Tarawa crew member Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Tyrell Cleveland, who learned about this new career management system. “I anticipate it will help me a great deal as I start to plan for my future.”  
 
According to Lommel, FORCEnet has no ‘end state’ – the technology and capabilities will continue to grow and evolve as necessary to ensure the continued dominance of U.S. and coalition forces on the battlefield. More importantly to the Sailors and Marines of the Tarawa ESG, most of the FORCEnet technology will remain permanently installed aboard their ships for use during their upcoming deployment.  
 
“The technology looks very promising,” said Information Systems Technician 1st Class Martin MacLorrain, who assisted the Trident Warrior contractors working in Tarawa’s Automated Data Processing shop. “In the parts of our job that involve the FORCEnet technology, everything will be more laid out and there’ll be less guesswork involved in our work.”  
 
“What I’ve liked most about Trident Warrior has been the interface between the systems commands, the technical experts and the ship,” said Riley. “This has been a textbook example of building and testing equipment. The technical experts came aboard during Trident Warrior and brought us new systems and equipment, along with the training and logistics support. This has been a true partnership that will bring us, our shipmates and the Navy into the future.”  
 
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Título: Rússia nega aluguer de Akula
Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 25, 2004, 05:25:53 pm
Russia Denies Reports of Leasing Nuclear Sub to India  
 
 
(Source: Voice of America news; issued Oct. 22, 2004)
 
 
 Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov is denying reports that Russia will lease a nuclear submarine to India.  
 
The Interfax news agency says Mr. Ivanov told reporters Friday in the Ural mountain region of Orenburg that he had discussed military cooperation with India, but reports on the lease are false.  
 
Interfax on Thursday quoted sources in Russia's defense industry as saying India would lease an Akula-class nuclear-powered submarine.  
 
The report said the deal was signed earlier this year and could earn Russia tens of millions of dollars per year.  
 
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Título: Tecnologia espanhola para as K-130
Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 25, 2004, 05:29:44 pm
Delivery of the First Electronic Defence System for the German Navy  
 
 
(Source: Indra; issued Oct. 22, 2004)
 
 
 The event has been chaired by the Armament and Equipment General Manager and was attended by the German Ambassador in Spain, as well as by important dignitaries from both countries  
 
Indra’s Vice-president emphasized that “this electronic defence system states the great technological capacity of the by Indra designed systems”  
 
The Armament and Equipment General Manager Carlos Villar has chaired the delivery of the first electronic defence system the Spanish company Indra will deliver to the German Navy in order to be installed in its K-130 class frigates.  
 
The event held at Indra’s facilities in Torrejón de Ardoz, a city in the Madrid area, was attended by distinguished political authorities, being the German Ambassador in Spain among them, as well as various military men, in addition to Indra’s main executives. On his speech, Indra’s Vice-president Humberto Figarola referred to this act of delivery to the German Army’s highest officers, as a sign of the greatest technological level of all the systems developed by the company. Likewise, he mentioned the important commercial relationships of Indra with this country.  
 
The system now being delivered, is the first of a set of five that were signed in July 2003 and whose delivery period goes from October 2004 up to March 2007. This first contract will be extended in the future, because the K-130 program foresees the construction of 14 light frigates (corvettes) in several sets.  
 
The development of the system for the German frigates is an adaptation of the Aldebarán system, also developed by Indra for the F-100 frigates of the Spanish Army and whose main mission is the self-protection of the platform where it is to be installed.  
 
The operation will be carried out in two phases: in the first one, a passive subsystem that detects the menacing signals for the platform and identifies them; and in the second one, an active system counteracts these signals by disturbing those, or by modifying them in order to delude the station sending distorted messages, orders or signals.  
 
This contract with the German Navy means the recognition of Indra’s self-protection systems technology in one of the most advanced countries in the world, marking a milestone in the company’s internationalisation.  
 
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Systems Engineering Support Sought for Air Warfare Destroyer Project
 
 
(Source: Australian Department of Defence; issued Oct. 23, 2004)
 
 
 The Howard Government has today advertised a tender seeking an Australian based combat system engineering company to support the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program.  
 
Defence Minister Robert Hill said the combat system tender follows last week's release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Australian shipbuilders to bid for the contract to build the Navy's Air Warfare Destroyers - one of Australia's largest and most complex Defence projects.  
 
"The Government has now moved quickly to engage Australian industry in the additional major work needed for the AWD program as promised during the election campaign," Senator Hill said.  
 
"This is a challenging systems engineering project. The successful tenderer will be required to work with Defence and the US Navy in developing a total combat system for the AWD using AEGIS as the core.  
 
"The world-class AEGIS system that will be fitted to the new AWDs will be capable of detecting and defeating multiple hostile aircraft and missiles at ranges in excess of 150 kilometres. This will be in addition to anti-submarine and anti-shipping capability and sensors to detect ballistic missiles in flight.  
 
"The release of today's RFP tender completes the initial package of tenders for this project."  
 
The role of the AWD Combat System-Systems Engineer (AWDCSSE) is to provide system level design and integration of non-Aegis elements of the AWD combat system.  
 
The engagement of combat system integration expertise from within Australia is in line with the Government's Skilling Australia's Defence Industry policy and the Defence Electronic Systems Sector Strategic Plan.  
 
"Developing key Defence capabilities within Australian Industry is a top priority for the Howard Government," Senator Hill said.  
 
The terms of the combat system RFP will be available from Monday, 25 October 2004. The RFP will remain open for approximately eight weeks. It is expected that the company selected for the AWDCSSE role will be appointed by March 2005.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 25, 2004, 05:48:44 pm
SWMLU Enters Period of Intensive Integration
 
 
(Source: Alenia Marconi Systems; issued Oct. 25, 2004)
 
 
 The recent successful completion of the SWMLU Critical Design Review (CDR) marks the end of the design phase of the programme and heralds a period of intensive integration, testing and the launch of initial production.  
 
In November 2000 AMS was awarded the Seawolf Mid-Life Update (SWMLU) contract by the Ship Missile Integrated Project Team (SMS IPT), based in Abbey Wood, Bristol. The SWMLU programme, valued at £260 million, is a prime contract for the upgrading of the Seawolf Naval Point Defence Missile System.  
 
Work has already started on converting the first Trackers to comply with the new SWMLU build standard and the Y Model subsystems are under manufacture.  
 
During the integration phase extensive testing of the system will be conducted at two dedicated AMS test sites at Bushy Hill, near Chelmsford and Fraser, near Portsmouth, prior to work on the First Of Class ships.  
 
Bushy Hill is dedicated to the integration and testing of the Type 22 systems, with the Type 23 systems following similar programmes at Fraser, which is also the home of the Shore Line Tracker (SLT). The SLT facility was especially created in order to prove the SWMLU design in a near sea environment prior to the ship programme.  
 
The work undertaken by AMS for the SWMLU programme will significantly improve system performance against the most demanding threat environment, allowing ships of the Royal Navy to be defended against defined threat cases well into this century and provide a technology platform for future upgrades as the threat cases evolve.  
 
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USS Virginia to Enter Service with Combat System for the Future
 
 
(Source: Lockheed Martin; issued Oct. 22, 2004)
 
 
 MANASSAS, Va. --- The U.S. Navy will launch an era of unprecedented capability for the fleet on Saturday, Oct 23, 2004, with the commissioning of USS Virginia (SSN 774), the nation's newest submarine.  
 
Virginia's sonar, combat system, radio room, and electronic support measures were designed by Lockheed Martin, together with industry and government partners, to leverage the power of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology while meeting the demanding needs of a submarine and crew to counter any threat, anywhere.  
 
"The Navy challenged us to build a system with unprecedented capability, and within the cost constraints of the 1990s," said Rick Udicious, vice president for Submarine Programs at Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors. "On the combat system alone, this netted a cost avoidance of a billion dollars over the design and initial ten ships when compared with previous programs. We worked side-by-side with the U.S. Navy's Team Submarine to give our sailors the tools they need to do their jobs safely and reliably in their defining moments."  
 
The automated external communication system, known as the "Common Submarine Radio Room" (CSRR), represents another significant operational and technological milestone. Designed for USS Virginia, the CSRR is planned to be installed across all submarine classes, enabling joint communications for all U.S. submarines. CSRR is a result of teamwork across the electronics and shipbuilding industry, Navy laboratories and program offices, and commercial electronics suppliers.  
 
"USS Virginia's network centric communication capabilities are a significant departure from legacy systems and address many of the Navy's FORCEnet transformational communication needs," said Michael LaRouche, senior executive for Lockheed Martin's Navy Command and Control programs within Maritime Systems & Sensors.  
 
The sonar and electronic support measures are also designed to make COTS computers and wideband sensors work in harmony to give sailors the best situational awareness in any environment, against any adversary. From the most sensitive passive arrays to high powered active sensors to powerful computer algorithms, U.S. submariners will be the first to know and the first to shoot. The crew will also benefit from design and process features that reduce the time sailors currently spend on maintenance tasks and training, creating greater combat-related proficiency and more time with their families.  
 
Lockheed Martin also led the collaborative effort to integrate the combat system and other shipboard electronic systems in an open, distributed, computer network. The model for COTS utilization and software integration has been cited as a model for other programs seeking to benefit from the flexibility of an open architecture.  
 
"The Submarine Force, with the VIRGINIA Class in the lead, has been at the forefront in the use of COTS and Open Architecture systems," said Rear Adm. John Butler, the Navy's program executive officer for submarines. "Lockheed Martin has been a prime contributor and leader in this effort."  
 
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 26, 2004, 08:21:06 pm
KDX-2 Live Firing Tests Confirm Thales' Leading Position in Naval Defence Systems
 
 
(Source: Thales; issued Oct. 25, 2004)
 
 
 NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France --- The "Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin", the first of class of the KDX-2 destroyers of the Republic of Korea Navy, recently conducted live firing tests with SM2 block 3 missiles at the Pacific Missile Test Range off the coast of Hawaii. The tests were highly successful as both missiles scored direct hits.  
 
The tests consisted of firing two SM2 block 3 missiles at incoming threats. Other systems that participated in these tests were Thales' STIR 240HP long range fire control radar, Thales' MW08 medium range multibeam surveillance radar and the KDX-2's long range surveillance radar.  
 
During the first test, MW08 detected the threat and initiated STIR. After the SM2 was launched, STIR directed the missile towards the threat. The interception point was at a range of approx. 20 km. In the second test, the threat was detected by the KDX 2's long range radar. After designation to STIR the SM2 was guided with STIR’s track data and at a range of approx. 115 km, the SM2 intercepted the target with a direct hit.  
 
Thales demonstrated its capabilities in controlling ESSM and SM2 missiles earlier in the tests with the Royal Netherlands Navy's new LCF frigates and the German Federal Navy's new F124 frigates. During the gunfire tests that preceded the missile tests, the Thales gunfire control equipment, MW08, DDWCS and Gun Interface Cabinet, demonstrated its excellent capabilities by guiding the KDX-I and KDX-II 5-inch gunfire to the target: the decommissioned US Navy Vessel Priora. Every round was a direct hit.  
 
Thales is an international electronics and systems group, serving defence, aerospace and security markets. The group employs 62,000 people worldwide and generated revenues of 10.6 billion euro in 2003.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 26, 2004, 08:25:30 pm
Rolls-Royce and ABG Shipyard Prepare Indian Coast Guard for Oil Emergency Role
 
 
(Source: Rolls-Royce; issued Oct. 25, 2004)
 
 
 ABG Shipyard, the largest private yard in India, has selected Rolls-Royce to design and provide equipment for three Indian Coast Guard ships which will prepare it for potential environmental crises – particularly oil spills.  
 
The ships, which will feature a range of Rolls-Royce propulsion, steering and motion control equipment, are India’s response to the increasing risk of serious spills from merchant ships, many of them ageing, in its waters.  
 
The three vessels, each 94 metres in length and weighing 3,300 tonnes, will be built at the ABG Shipyard in Surat in a £50m (Rs 400 crore) contract with the Coast Guard, the first being delivered in 2006. The contract from ABG is worth £14m (Rs 112 crore) to Rolls-Royce.  
 
Coast Guard statistics for last year show that eight merchant ships which had sunk near major Indian ports or in the Andaman Sea were 20-25 years old. It also estimated that at least 200 ships are in the Indian Ocean every day, 40 per cent of them oil tankers. That figure is expected to increase significantly, in line with predictions of a 100 per cent increase in oil demand in India over the next 20 years.  
 
Rolls-Royce has also designed ships for use by the French Navy and Norwegian Coastguard.  
 
Rishi Agarwal, Managing Director – ABG Shipyard, said: “We have built many highly-specialised vessels, including those with diesel electric propulsion and dynamic positioning, for customers worldwide. This experience, coupled with the excellent design and equipment package from Rolls-Royce, is expected to result in very high quality Pollution Control Vessels for the Indian Coast Guard.”  
 
Saul Lanyado, Rolls-Royce President – Marine, said: “This contract demonstrates our ability to use our design experience to create new naval marine solutions. India has recognised that its growing role in world shipping will also bring new responsibilities, and I am delighted its Defence Department has selected us to help carry out a vital environmental role. The contract also marks Rolls-Royce’s first naval partnership with an Indian shipyard, reflecting our continued drive to form local partnerships where they can serve the customer.”  
 
The ships, each of which will have a helicopter capable of overseeing operations, will use a boom system to contain oil spillages. Contaminated water can be pumped on board and analysed in a laboratory. The oil can then be separated and held in storage tanks or inflatable barges which can be towed behind the vessel to free up deck space.  
 
Additional duties will be surveillance and law enforcement, anti smuggling and fishery protection, search and rescue, collecting data, and assistance with salvage and fire fighting.  
 
Rolls-Royce propulsion, steering and stabilisation equipment on each ship will include: two Bergen B32 diesel engines, two Kamewa Ulstein propeller plants, an Ulstein Aquamaster thruster, Tenfjord steering gear, an Ulstein rudder, Rauma Brattvaag deck machinery, Ulstein automation system and switchboards and Intering anti-roll stabilisation.  
 
More than 50 Rolls-Royce designed vessels are in commercial service in India and about 60 operators have a total of 300 ships with Rolls-Royce equipment on board. The Indian Navy has also ordered a Syncrolift shiplift for the naval base at Karwar. The company also has more than 1,000 aero engines in service in India.  
 
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Raytheon Begins Full Rate Production of MK 54 Torpedoes  
 
 
(Source: Raytheon Company; issued Oct. 26, 2004)
 
 
 TEWKSBURY, Mass. --- Raytheon Company has begun full rate production of the MK54 torpedo, the U.S. Navy’s next generation lightweight torpedo. This significant milestone follows a series of successful technical and operational evaluations and the U.S. Navy’s authorization of initial operational capability for introduction to the fleet.  
 
Co-developed by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems and the U.S. Navy, the MK54 is the next generation anti-submarine warfare weapon deployed from surface ships, helicopters and fixed wing aircraft to track, classify, and attack underwater targets. Sophisticated processing algorithms allow the MK54 to analyze the information, edit out false targets or countermeasures, and pursue identified threats. The MK54 is designed for both deep water and littoral environments, making it the only lightweight torpedo capable of striking any target in the world’s oceans, regardless of water depth.  
 
“The MK54 is the most thoroughly tested torpedo in the world. During the recently concluded operational testing, the MK 54 met or exceeded all design specifications and significantly surpassed baseline performance requirements,” said Rear Admiral John D. Butler, U.S. Navy, program executive officer --Submarines. “With the MK 54 lightweight torpedo now reaching the fleet, threat submarines truly have no place to hide.”  
 
Raytheon is the U.S. Navy’s provider of light and heavyweight torpedoes. The Navy chose Raytheon as the prime production supplier based on the company’s proven performance on existing torpedo contracts and demonstrated ability to work synergistically with the Navy torpedo enterprise to produce these hardware assets most efficiently and cost effectively.  
 
Under the consolidated procurement contract for fiscal year 2004, Raytheon will deliver 51 MK54 lightweight torpedoes and associated whole-life support services. The five-year contract value, including exercised options, is expected to exceed $500 million.  
 
Work will be performed at Raytheon’s Torpedo and Readiness Center, co-located on the U.S. Navy base in Keyport, Wash., and at the Naval Integration Center in Portsmouth, R.I.  
 
Based in Tewksbury, Mass., Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) is Raytheon’s leader in mission systems integration. With a strong international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. armed forces and U.S. Missile Defense Agency, IDS provides integrated capability solutions to the air, surface, and subsurface battlespace.  
 
Raytheon Company, with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 78,000 people worldwide.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 27, 2004, 08:25:52 pm
SLAT Torpedo Defence System Validated at Sea and in Production.
 
 
(Source: Thales; issued Oct. 27, 2004)
 
 
 NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France --- The EUROSLAT G.E.I.E. (Economic Interest European Group), formed by the WASS, DCN and Thales Underwater Systems (TUS) companies, has successfully conducted the at sea overall qualification trials of the first SLAT torpedo defence system.  
 
These trials, under real operational conditions (surface ship and threats), have allowed validation of the performances of the complete system: detection/classification/localisation, reaction and counter-measures.  
 
The SLAT programme has now effectively entered the serial production phase through the signature of a contract awarded by the Contracting Agency (Service des Programmes Navals – Paris) to the EUROSLAT GEIE with the aim of fitting the first of the 4 French and Italian Horizon frigates.  
 
This contract also foresees a number of conditional batches that will allow the major units of both Navies, such as the French logistics support ships, as well as the French and Italian aircraft-carriers, to be fitted with the SLAT system.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 27, 2004, 11:09:50 pm
SUBSAFE Program


(Source: Canadian Department of National Defence; issued Oct. 26, 2004)


Victoria Class submarines and crews form a highly cost-effective instrument for the defence of Canada. Submarines, by their very nature, face unusual and hazardous conditions that present specific risks not associated with surface ships. To counter these associated risks, a Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) Program has been established. The SUBSAFE Program is an overarching risk-based safety management system covering all aspects of submarine operations, escape and rescue, materiel, crew effectiveness, and operational health and safety.


STRUCTURE

The SUBSAFE Board is an internal DND/CF Board of Directors that is responsible for oversight of submarine safety policies, procedures and issues and advising the Chief of Maritime Staff.

The Command Submarine Safety Office is an independent advisory and review body established to provide advice to the Chief of Maritime Staff and the SUBSAFE Board on all safety related issues in order to achieve SUBSAFE program objectives. This office places a special emphasis on risk management and due diligence.

Authority for SUBSAFE certification has been delegated to Formation Commanders in Halifax and Esquimalt where the submarines are based. These Commanders issue individual submarine operating licenses after an exhaustive certification process. Only certified submarines will proceed to sea, dive, and conduct operations.

Submarine Commanding Officers are responsible for all safety matters in their submarines. They endorse every SUBSAFE certification and co-sign the operational licenses with the Formation Commanders. Once a submarine has been granted a license, the Commanding Officer of the submarine is responsible for the day-to-day management of that license.

Information that flows into the SUBSAFE organization falls into one of the following six pillars:

--Materiel (capability of platform, equipment or system)
--Personnel & Individual Training (occupation and general training)
--Team Training (safety techniques and operating procedures)
--Occupational Health (medical assessment of personnel, training and equipment)
--Occupational Safety (General Safety, Fire Safety, Ionizing/Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety and Ammunition & Explosives).
--Escape & Rescue (preservation of life and safe recovery of personnel in event of accident).


OBJECTIVES

--Submarine operations are to be conducted safely balancing risk against the goals of achieving the mission.
--Submarines will be operationally and weapons certified.
--Submarines will operate with a full, medically fit and trained crew.
--Submarines will be materially certified.
--All personnel onboard the submarines will be aware of all known significant hazards and trained to react accordingly to counter the associated risks.
--An efficient and effective SUBSAFE Program will be maintained.
--In the absence of specific procedures, risk management and due diligence are to be exercised.


CONCLUSION

The Canadian Navy is committed to the safe operation of submarines in Canada. The SUBSAFE Program provides an excellent framework within which to ensure the safety of our submariners and secure Canada’s future for combat-capable submarines.

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Enviado por: JLRC em Outubro 28, 2004, 10:44:01 pm
Prithvi III Test-Fired Successfully
 
 
(Source: Press Trust of India; issued Oct. 27, 2004)
 
 
 BALASORE --- India today test-fired a modified naval version of the surface-to-surface Prithvi missile with defence scientists claiming that the launch had achieved all operational parameters to perfection.  
 
The indigenously developed medium range missile, launched from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15 km from here had a range of 300 kms.  
 
With the launching of the naval version of the Prithvi III missile, India, it appears, wants to induct both the Indo-Russian supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as well as the sub-sonic Prithvi for its new range of indigenous warships.  
 
The launch was tracked by several ground stations, including down range stations.  
 
DRDO chief M Natarajan and scientists who designed the missile, witnessed the test launch.  
 
The missile and its sub-system, being developed under the project name K-15, had to undergo a rigorous check up before the actual trial took place, DRDO sources said.  
 
This is for the first time that the missile, which has capability to be launched underwater, was put to trial from an artificially made water base with the help of a specially designed canister, they said.  
 
The single stage ballistic missile could be launched from either a ship or submarine and way capable of destroying land targets.  
 
The missile, about 8.5 metres high and one metre in diameter with latest on-board computer and internal navigation system, could use both solid as well as liquid propellant.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Novembro 02, 2004, 08:39:50 pm
76 Super Rapid Gun Arrives in Philadelphia: First Missile Firing Naval Gun Delivered to US From Italy
 
 
(Source: Oto Melara; issued Nov. 1, 2004)
 
 
 PHILADELPHIA --- The first missile firing naval gun system, the “Super Rapid,” has been delivered to the United States from Italy. It is on display at the site of the future Oto Melara facility at the Airport Business Complex adjacent to the Philadelphia International Airport. Later today, Congressman Curt Weldon will help dedicate the new plant, which is expected to open in 2005.  
 
The “Super Rapid” is a fully modular, 76mm gun system equipped with a stealth shield. Able to fire regular ammunition and launch guided missiles. The gun system already is helping to revolutionize naval warfare.  
 
A key feature of the advanced gun is its ability to shoot down cruise missiles. China and Russia are proliferating these missiles, many of which are in the hands of rogue nations and terrorist groups.  
 
This new weapons system will provide a defense shield that can protect vital ocean passageways where oil tankers carry the bulk of the world’s oil flow. The Super Rapid system will defeat attacks by low flying cruise and sea skimming missiles that are proliferating in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere.  
 
After an initial stop in Philadelphia, the Super Rapid gun will travel to Louisville, Kentucky where it will undergo testing by the U.S. Navy.  
 
The new Super Rapid model is a direct descendent of the Oto Melara Mark 75 gun which is used by U.S. Navy frigates and two classes of Coast Guard cutters. The Mark 75-type gun system is deployed globally in 53 navies and is the most successful naval gun ever produced. Oto Melara and the former FMC Corporation in the United States manufactured about 900 of the Mark-75 guns. So far, 100 Super Rapid’s have been produced with another 50 on order.  
 
NATO countries including Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey and others including Japan and Israel are using the Mk75 gun and enhanced versions of the Mark 75 for deep water and coastal protection and in counter-terror operations.  
 
The Super Rapid -- which fires at the rate of 120 rounds per minute or two shots per second, and can launch a new generation of missiles at the same rate of fire, has already been adopted by 18 user countries, including 7 NATO nations. Norway is putting the Super Rapid on its new high-speed stealth patrol vessels, the Sjkold class.  
 
“The delivery of the Super Rapid to the United States is an historic moment,” says Howard Goldberg, the President of Oto Melara Inc. in Philadelphia. “We anticipate invigorating the defense industrial base in the United States with this advanced technology. We expect to create many jobs here, and to help the Navy and Coast Guard advance the state of the art in gunnery technology.”  
 
Oto Melara will soon celebrate its 100th Anniversary producing naval gun systems. “It is fitting,” says Goldberg, “as we prepare to celebrate the success of our technology, that we can also celebrate a new beginning in the United States.”  
 
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Lockheed Martin UK Equips Merlin Helicopters with Sophisticated Sensor Technology
 
 
(Source: Lockheed Martin; issued Nov. 1, 2004)
 
 
 HAVANT, United Kingdom --- Lockheed Martin UK Ltd is providing new technology to enhance the capabilities of the Royal Navy’s multi-mission Merlin helicopters.  
 
As prime contractor and systems integrator for the RN’s EH101 Merlin Mk1 helicopter fleet, Lockheed Martin UK is providing a sophisticated Electro-Optics and InfraRed (EO/IR) surveillance sensor to give accurate, real-time information and positive identification against small, difficult to detect targets.  
 
The EO/IR pod will be temporarily mounted on an existing weapon carriage pylon on the side of the helicopter in a cost-effective solution, available night and day and in all weathers. “This is an adaptable solution that gets the latest equipment to the frontline,” said Ron Christenson, Group Managing Director of Lockheed Martin UK – Integrated Systems. “Out of our own resources we have funded and inserted this new technology with great speed and low risk. It will lead to a significant increase in capability for the aircraft.  
 
“Naturally rapid equipment fitting is only possible with close teamwork, and the considerable assistance from the RN, the Merlin IPT and the QinetiQ trials team at Boscombe Down has been most welcome. The Merlin has already proven itself as a versatile and successful multi-mission platform from Operation Telic, and this deployment confirms that it is easily adaptable for many additional roles in the future.”  
 
Lockheed Martin UK, a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, is a leader in systems integration working on major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence, civil and commercial sectors. In the UK, Lockheed Martin has annual sales in the range of £400-600 million working with more than 75 business partners. Lockheed Martin employs approximately 1,000 people across the UK at facilities including London, Havant, Southampton, Yeovil, Swindon, Hertford, Reading, Bristol and Cornwall.  
 
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2003 sales of $31.8 billion.  
 
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Enviado por: valar em Novembro 03, 2004, 09:50:58 pm
Aqui os dejo algunos links de las ultimas noticias en base a la modernización de la armada española ,se habla de una segunda parte del programa f100 con la construcción de 5 fragatas f110 con sistema aegis capacitado para la intercepción de misiles así como la posible incorporación de misiles tomahawks:

http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/ed_ferrol/noticia.jsp?CAT=122&TEXTO=3170028

http://www.diariodeferrol.com/FE20041103/ferrol/ferrol01.html

http://www.elcorreogallego.es/periodico/20041103/Galicia/N284322.asp

http://www.diariodeferrol.com/FE20041103/ferrol/ferrol02.html
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Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile Test Fired
 
 
(Source: Press Trust of India; issued Nov. 3, 2004)
 
 
 BALASORE --- Brahmos, the supersonic cruise missile jointly developed by India and Russia, was flight tested from the Bay of Bengal off the Orissa coast today, defence sources said.  
 
The naval version of the missile was test fired from the Indian navy’s destroyer INS Rajput at around 11.18 a.m.  
 
Essentially an anti-ship missile, Brahmos can also hit targets on land, the sources said.  
 
Besides, the missile, which has multi-target capability and enjoys a manoeuverable trajectory, can be fired from a mobile platform on land.  
 
The missile has a striking range of 290 km and weighs about three tonnes. It is eight-meter long and carries a conventional warhead weighing about 200 kg, the sources said.  
 
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Chicoutimi to Be Sealifted Back to Canada
 
 
(Source: Canadian Department of National Defence; issued Nov. 4, 2004)
 
 
 OTTAWA --- The Department of National Defence today made the decision to transport HMCS Chicoutimi by sealift to Halifax for repairs.  
 
“The sealift of Chicoutimi to Canada is the most effective option to repair the boat and return it to operations in a timely manner,” said Vice-Admiral Bruce MacLean, Commander of Canada’s Navy. “By conducting the repairs in Canada, the Canadian Forces will be able to progress Chicoutimi’s Canadianization work concurrently.”  
This decision to conduct the repairs in Halifax will also allow Canadian industry to gain invaluable experience working on the submarines, and will facilitate the transition to long-term Canadian in-service support for the submarines.  
 
In the coming days, the Department will solicit bids and negotiate a contract for the return of HMCS Chicoutimi. The sealift is anticipated to occur within the next several weeks, but will depend on weather and transport vessel availability.  
 
For this sealift, Chicoutimi is expected to be transported on the deck of a purpose-built transport vessel, a proven method for transporting warships and submarines. This process begins by having the transport vessel’s deck submerged and positioned beneath the submarine before being raised and secured for transport.  
 
Based on preliminary discussions, such a sealift would cost approximately $2.5 million. Further refinement will occur during negotiations.  
 
Victoria Class submarines are vitally important to the security and defence of Canada, providing deterrence, surveillance and interdiction in our maritime approaches.  
 
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Government of Canada Acquires Six New Training Vessels for the Navy
 
 
(Source: Canadian Department of National Defence; issued Nov. 8, 2004)
 
 
 VICTORIA --- The Government of Canada has awarded a $69.7 million contract to Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd. for the construction of six training vessels to be used for basic naval training. These vessels, to be designated the ORCA class training vessels will replace the Yard Auxiliary General (YAG) training vessels.  
 
“The ORCA class training vessel will perform a vital role in the training and development of junior naval officers,” said the Defence Minister Bill Graham. “ This project represents a significant investment by the Government of Canada in our domestic shipbuilding industry and is a clear recognition of its value and importance to Canadians. “  
 
“Naval Training activity has been a continuous presence in coastal waters of British Columbia for over fifty years,” said Keith Martin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence. “British Columbia waters have been the training grounds for most of Canada’s Navy. These new vessels will continue this tradition of excellence as well as providing important economic benefits to a number of coastal communities and I congratulate Victoria Shipyards on being awarded this contract.”  
 
“The ORCA class, combined with our cutting-edge simulators, will put Canada’s Navy at the vanguard of modern naval training,” said Vice-Admiral Bruce MacLean, Chief of the Maritime Staff. “While their primary role will be in training junior officers, the new, more robust ORCA class will also provide coastal maritime surveillance and a limited Search and Rescue capability.”  
 
The 33-metre vessels are capable of speeds of nearly 20 knots, and have an endurance of 750 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 15 knots. The vessels will be built in Canada to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Code of Safety for special purpose ships, and will meet all the statutory regulations and requirements of the Canada Shipping Act.  
 
Delivery of the first ship is expected in mid-2006, with the sixth and final vessel slated to be delivered in late 2008. The government also holds an option to purchase an additional two vessels.  
 
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Northrop Grumman Validates Design of X-47B Combat UAV with Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Tests
 
 
(Source: Northrop Grumman; issued Nov. 9, 2004)
 
 
 SAN DIEGO --- Northrop Grumman Corporation has used a series of low-speed wind tunnel tests to successfully validate the aerodynamic design of the X-47B unmanned combat aerial vehicle it is developing for the Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS) Concept Demonstration Program.  
 
The tests, which used a high-fidelity scale model, were completed ahead of schedule on September 22. They were conducted at Northrop Grumman’s low-speed wind tunnel in Hawthorne, Calif. as part of the company’s $1.04 billion contract for the operational assessment phase of the J-UCAS Concept Demonstration Program.  
 
“The test data we gathered from more than 750 test runs confirmed the excellent low-speed stability and control characteristics of our X-47B design,’’ said Scott Winship, Northrop Grumman’s J-UCAS program manager. “These characteristics are fundamental to X-47B’s success in an aircraft carrier environment that requires frequent catapult launches and arrested recoveries.’’  
 
The low-speed tests were the first in a series of wind tunnel tests planned under the J-UCAS operational assessment program to characterize the X-47B’s low and high-speed flight dynamics and to assess its overall flight performance.  
 
Under Northrop Grumman’s current J-UCAS contract, the company will produce and flight-test three X-47B unmanned demonstration vehicles with associated mission-control stations and logistical support elements. Flight demonstrations are expected to begin in 2007.  
 
The U.S. Department of Defense established the J-UCAS program in the fall of 2003 to demonstrate the technical feasibility, military utility and operational value of developing a network of high performance, survivable, and weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles. These air vehicles will conduct a variety of 21st century combat missions for both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy including precision targeting and strike; persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; suppression of enemy air defenses; and electronic attack.  
 
Northrop Grumman’s efforts to design, develop and produce an unmanned combat air system that satisfies the operational requirements of both services is managed by the company’s Integrated Systems sector. The X-47B J-UCAS concept builds on the company’s highly successful X-47A Pegasus program, and extensive experience with autonomous flight control systems, including thousands of flight hours by its combat-proven RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance system and the RQ-8 Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned system.  
 
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Pentagon Contract Announcement
 
 
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Nov. 11, 2004)
 
 
 General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, St. Petersburg, Fla., is being awarded an $18,295,337 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for both the Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS) and Internally Transportable Vehicle (ITV).  
 
This contract is for two separate programs produced by General Dynamics under one contract.  
 
The basic award is for program management & engineering, logistics support, the EFSS, technical publications, ammunition to support developmental testing, and the ITV (with ITV integrated management plan, system engineering management plan, system engineering documentation, logistics management, assessment training, and contractor support during assessment).  
 
This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring the total cumulative value of this contract to $296,281,243.  
 
Work will be performed in St Petersburg, Fla. (51 percent); St Aubin, France (32 percent); Ocala, Fla. (15 percent); Huntsville, Ala. (1 percent); and Alexandria, Va. (1 percent); and is expected to be completed by September 2005. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Internet, with three offers received.  
 
The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contract activity (M67854-05-C-6014). (ends)  
 
 
 
 GD Awarded Contract for New Marine Corps Weapon System
 
 
(Source: General Dynamics; issued Nov. 10, 2004)
 
 
 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. --- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a contract for the design and development of a revolutionary new weapon system that is transported to the field within the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.  
 
Awarded by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) for development of the Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS), the contract has an initial value of $18 million and a potential value of approximately $300 million if initial production and fielding options are exercised. When fielded, the EFSS will provide the Marine Expeditionary Force with quick-response, highly lethal, indirect fire support.  
 
The EFSS supplies accurate and immediately responsive short-range indirect fire coverage at ranges of 7 to 20 kilometers, supporting both of the Marine Corps’ fighting doctrines, the Ship-to-Objective Maneuver and the Operational Maneuver From the Sea.  
 
The Marine Corps envisions the EFSS as the third “leg” of an Indirect Fires triad. The other two legs are the long-range High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), with a firing range exceeding 45 kilometers; and the Joint Lightweight Howitzer M777, providing medium range coverage between 10 and 30 kilometers.  
 
Michael S. Wilson, president of General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, said, “We are very pleased to be selected by the Marine Corps for their EFSS solution and look forward to producing and fielding the entire EFSS system of vehicles, weapons, munitions, fire control and logistics support in full compliance with the MARCORSYSCOM program schedule.”  
 
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems will be the EFSS systems integrator and will coordinate production and deliveries of the overall system from its EFSS partners. These partners include TDA Armaments SAS, a joint venture company of Thales Inc. and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), for their RT 120 Rifled Mortar System; and American Growler Inc. of Ocala, Florida for all EFSS vehicles. Other General Dynamics teammates include General Dynamics Canada of Ottawa, for the EFSS ballistic fire control computers; and Tec-Masters Inc. of Huntsville, Ala., for integrated and contractor logistics support.  
 
The General Dynamics EFSS solution is comprised of a prime mover vehicle, the RT 120 rifled towed mortar, an ammunition supply vehicle and an ammunition trailer. The prime mover tows the RT 120 rifled mortar, which is capable of firing a full family of 120mm rifled mortar rounds and all US smoothbore 120mm mortar ammunition to the range and deflections inherent in those projectiles. The ammunition trailer, which is towed by the ammunition supply vehicle, holds up to 36 mortar rounds in factory-recyclable steel containers.  
 
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a world leader in the manufacture of large- and medium-caliber direct and indirect-fire munitions, bomb bodies and Ball Powder propellant. The company also manufactures precision metal components; provides explosive load, assemble and pack services for a variety of munitions, tactical missile and rocket programs; and designs and produces shaped charge warheads and control actuator systems.  
 
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 71,600 people worldwide and anticipates 2004 revenue in excess of $19 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation.  
 
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The Israel Navy Marks Entry of the Super Dvora MK-III into Operational Service
 
 
(Source: Israel Aircraft Industries; issued Nov. 11, 2004)
 
 
 At a Commissioning Ceremony at the Israel Naval base in Ashdod on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, the Israel Navy (ISN) officially accepted the IAI/Ramta Division Super Dvora Mk-III fast patrol/interdiction craft into operational service.  
 
This next-generation naval craft is the product of a two-year joint development effort between the ISN and IAI/Ramta naval architects and design engineers who worked together to tailor the craft to the exacting requirements of the ISN’s operational needs.  
 
The Super Dvora Mk-III commissioned today represents the first of six vessels procured by the ISN under a contract signed at the Israel Ministry of Defense in January 2002.  
 
The Super Dvora Mk-III is considered the most advanced and capable craft of its class in the world today, and was developed in accordance with the ‘lessons learned’ and experience gained in the ISN over the years, with a “long hard look” and analysis of the future naval threats facing the ISN which have become more numerous and complex as recent events have shown.  
 
The Super Dvora Mk-III provides the ISN with a quantum boost in operational capability by integrating a broad range of performance capabilities in a single platform. Among these capabilities are the ability to intercept sea targets at high-speeds approaching 50 knots; long range for extended missions with the inherent capability for “At-Sea Replenishment” to extend missions and craft endurance beyond a typical four-day endurance; high maneuverability in both the littoral regions and blue water; stable seakeeping in a variety of sea states and very harsh weather; vessel displacements ranging between 58 and 72 tonnes depending on ISN mission decisions; the ability to carry very advanced stabilized precision naval weapon systems and sensors for use in day/night and all weather conditions; advanced human engineering and man-machine interface; and low operating and life-cycle costs over the projected operational life of the craft.  
 
The Super Dvora Mk-III craft was delivered by IAI/Ramta to the ISN on July 27, 2004 and began joint sea trials to test all onboard systems of the vessel, its mission equipment and training of the crew serving onboard. With its official entry into operational service marked by a very moving Commissioning Ceremony held today by the ISN in Ashdod, the Super Dvora Mk-III fast patrol/interdiction craft will begin replacing the venerable Dabur patrol craft now in operational service in the ISN for the past 30 years, and boost the operational fleet capabilities of the later generation Dvora and Super Dvora MK-I and MK-II classes of vessels, all designed and produced by IAI/Ramta for the ISN over the years.  
 
With dozens of these craft in ISN service, IAI/Ramta and its advanced naval craft have long been the “backbone” of the Israel Navy, considered to be one of the most technologically advanced and capable navies in the world. Within the framework of its current contract, IAI/Ramta is to supply six Super Dvora Mk-III fast patrol and interdiction craft to the ISN, with options for an additional five vessels.  
 
Craft length of the Super Dvora Mk-III is 27.4 meters (86 ft.), beam of the vessels is 5.74 meters (18 ft.), and craft displacements ranging between 58 and 72 tonnes. The craft are powered by two Detroit Diesel MTU 12V-4000 series diesel engines driving two state-of-the-art model 16 Articulated Surface Drives (ASD) manufactured by US company, TwinDisc and were specifically selected by the ISN who has successfully used this advanced propulsion technology in its other IAI/Ramta supplied patrol/interdiction craft over the past decade.  
 
IAI/Ramta has successfully adapted this state-of-the-art propulsion technology originally designed for competitive speedboats into its line of naval patrol boats. The ASD system enables the ISN to positively steer the propulsion system screws (propellers) providing the craft with thrust vectoring control similar to the most advanced fighter jet aircraft in use today. In addition, as all external components of the propulsion system extend out the transom (stern) of the boat, rather than beneath its hull, the ASD system provides the ability to operate in extremely shallow water at minimal drafts of 1.2 meters (3.5 ft.) facilitating beaching operations by naval commando in military ops or humanitarian relief to off-load medical and food supplies or evacuate injured persons as was recently demonstrated in the Caribbean due to the many hurricanes which afflicted the region during the summer months destroying infrastructure and port facilities.  
 
In addition to the many features noted above, IAI/Ramta went to great lengths to incorporate advanced human engineering and the man-machine interface of the Super Dvora MK-III and its onboard mission systems. This has been demonstrated by: a spacious and comfortable command bridge; ergonomic displays and controls for systems and mission payloads; easy physical access to all vessel systems and machinery for maintenance and upkeep underway; well appointed air-conditioned officer/crew quarters; spacious mess and work spaces; a modern, fully equipped galley and recreation areas, fully equipped showers and heads (lavatories) for officer and crew; and roomy passageways for ease of movement throughout the boat and access to all spaces.  
 
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Small Combat Ships and the Future of the Navy

Source: Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments

Ref: no reference

Released Oct. 30, 2004

The US Navy is preparing to introduce a new ship design, the Littoral Combat Ship, which in essence aims to be the Swiss army knife of future naval battle networks. Despite its intuitive attractiveness, there remain some real questions about the LCS concept itself and certain of its design characteristics.
Because of such lingering questions, the best next step would be to conduct a series of operational squadron tests using the already contracted prototypes. These tests would aim to determine the best way to employ the LCS and to exploit its modular, multipurpose design. Based on test results, next-generation ships could then be either modified versions of the prototypes, a different design altogether, or even a family of small combatants.
This would mean delaying the planned production run for a year before finally deciding whether either, both, or neither of the current designs meet the needs of the fleet. However, such a measured approach would improve the likelihood that the Navy’s new 21st century small network combatant would be the best one for future naval battle network operations. The Navy should build the four prototypes, and Congress should insist on a well-constructed and executed fleet operational test before committing to a large production run.

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Austal Unveils New High Speed Military Support Vessel Designs
 
 
(Source: Austal Ships; issued Nov. 17, 2004)
 
 
 Austal unveiled a new series of high speed military support vessel designs at the Euronaval international naval force equipment exhibition held in Paris in late October. These purpose-designed high speed aluminium vessels enhance the speed at which militaries of all sizes can respond to current and emerging threats.  
 
Theatre Support Vessels (TSV) such as the 101 metre Austal catamaran "WestPac Express" have already proved a highly reliable method of transportation that is faster and more versatile than existing sealift and airlift while simultaneously reducing capital and operating expenditure.  
 
Based in Okinawa, Japan, "WestPac Express" was contracted in July 2001 for operations throughout the Western Pacific supporting the Third Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) of the United States Marine Corps. Capable of transporting a complete battalion of more than 950 Marines and up to 550 tonnes of vehicles and equipment in one lift the vessel covers approximately 75,00 nautical miles annually under rigorous military service conditions and through waters that are often beset with typhoons and tropical storms.  
 
Drawing on its unrivalled experience in high speed aluminium vessels including purpose-designed naval craft, Austal is extending the TSV's impressive logistics attributes to create multi-role vessels that precisely meet Commanders' latest needs for capacity and capability.  
 
"These vessels are derived from well-proven technology that has seen constant evolution through in-service experience in both ferry and military applications," said Austal Sales and Product Development Manager, Mr Glenn Williams.  
 
"As a result they simultaneously deliver a low risk, high performance solution to a variety of operational challenges faced by both defence forces and other government agencies, making them a truly national asset."  
 
By incorporating a range of additional features Austal has enhanced the basic TSV to meet requirements for high speed platforms that are able to undertake and support an even wider range of military operations. In addition to being able to rapidly deploy troops and military hardware, the capabilities of these multi-mission platforms include:  
 
--Deployment and support of helicopters and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for reconnaissance, combat, search and rescue, vertical replenishment, special warfare support, airborne mine countermeasures and other military activities  
--Amphibious assault operations using small boats and amphibious vehicles  
--Co-ordination and command of other vessels including Unmanned Underwater and Surface Vehicles (UUVs and USVs)  
--Reconnaissance, surveillance and patrol duties  
--Afloat support of smaller vessels including connected replenishment  
--Deployment of police and customs teams and their supporting vehicles and logistics  
--Disaster and humanitarian relief operations including the provision of medical facilities, supplies and evacuation of personnel and equipment  
 
"While large high speed vessels have changed the face of transportation for United States forces, nations with other demanding requirements can also derive immeasurable benefits from the use of vessels based on the same proven Austal technology," Glenn Williams said.  
 
Recognising that not all countries have a requirement for vessels capable of transporting tanks and whole battalions in a single lift, Austal offers high speed military vessels across a broad range of capacities and capabilities.  
 
"Austal will custom design and build the vessel to meet the specific requirement – from transporting a small special forces unit and its equipment through to ships able to deploy in excess of 1000 troops, vehicles and helicopters," Glenn Williams said.  
 
"That process extends well beyond simply reconfiguring a commercial ferry platform with different layouts, equipment and systems. These vessels are engineered from the keel up to ensure they meet the specific rigours and performance requirements of military operations, which are clearly different to those of a standard fast ferry application."  
 
To this end designs unveiled at Euronaval range from a 45 metre catamaran with capacity for 285 troops and six utility vehicles through to a 127 metre, 38 knots, trimaran complete with flight deck, helicopter hanger, command and control spaces, berthed accommodation for 100 crew, seats for 260 transit personnel and a 1900 square metre deck for vehicles and cargo.  
 
In addition to designing vessels of all sizes, Austal offers platforms based on both catamaran and trimaran hullforms. The catamaran platform dominates the commercial fast ferry market and Austal's highly developed hullform is recognised as the market leader. The more recently developed trimaran has been applied to both ferry designs and the US Navy's major Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program.  
 
Consolidating the best seakeeping qualities of monohulls and catamarans, the trimaran offers improved operability in high sea states. This is particularly relevant where long open water transits or operations involving the launch and recovery of vessels or aircraft in exposed conditions are envisaged. Both hullforms provide low resistance, excellent strength and durability and greater deck space than monohull alternatives.  
 
Regardless of its size or hull configuration the vessels can offer a choice of medium speed diesel engines, gas turbines or combination arrangements. Each vessel is provided with sufficient fuel capacity for ocean transits and, where required, can be equipped for replenishment at sea.  
 
The various designs have a number of common features that are considered central to the majority of military applications.  
 
Chief among these is the mission deck which, depending on vessel size, provides space for a range of military hardware including wheeled vehicles, tanks, amphibious vehicles, helicopters and small boats. Ship based ramps enable fast and efficient loading and discharge of this deck even in the most basic of ports and also facilitate the launch and retrieval of amphibious vehicles at sea. A separate boat launcher is used for small boats and unmanned underwater and surface vehicles.  
 
Throughout the complete range of vessels troops are provided with Business Class-style reclining seating with armrests and tray tables to ensure comfort in transit and thus operational readiness. To suit the changing needs of Mission Commanders seating can be quickly removed to make way for temporary berths required for long haul transport. A dedicated galley and servery ensures the troops are well catered for en route to the fight. A first aid room, showers and storage for personal equipment provides comforts far removed from the traditional troop transport aircraft.  
 
For the ship's crew permanent cabins, mess and recreational areas, showers and laundry facilities are provided, as is an office for administration and planning. Command and control spaces are configured according to user needs.  
 
All the new designs also have an aviation capability. On the TSV style vessels this is limited to a vertical replenishment deck while the larger multi-mission platforms can fully support helicopter operations with a full flight deck and hangers for two aircraft. In each case cargo delivered to the vessel by helicopter can be transferred to the mission deck using cranes. These cranes are also used for over-side cargo handling.  
 
Glenn Williams stressed that the capability and capacity available to military organisations was not limited to the specific characteristics of the designs unveiled at Euronaval.  
 
"These designs represent the great benefits our high speed vessel technology has to offer in defence and related roles, but our product offering is certainly not limited to the few configurations we have released. They are intended to provide a starting point for discussions with prospective customers so that together we can develop a solution to their particular operational needs," he said.  
 
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Defence to Test New Underwater Vehicle Technology in Portland
 
 
(Source: Australian Department of Defence; issued Nov. 17, 2004)
 
 
 The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) will demonstrate its latest research technology for undersea navigation and mine warfare capability by trialling an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) called Wayamba at Portland (Victoria) from 19 to 21 November 2004.  
 
The trial will involve Navy Reserve divers placing dummy sea mines at known positions in the Portland Port area to enable the Wayamba to hunt these objects.  
 
The Portland area has been chosen for the depth and clarity of water, which makes it an ideal location for conducting the trials.  
 
Wayamba is a research vehicle to test concepts of operation and technologies for future Autonomous Underwater Vehicles.  
 
These vehicles will play a major role in future to enable Defence personnel to be separated from areas of extreme danger yet undertake military missions that are dangerous, delicate, dirty and dreary.  
 
They could be used to support amphibious operations by undertaking rapid environmental assessment, to detect underwater mines and other maritime hazards, and to conduct hydrographic surveys.  
 
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Japan: China Apologizes for Submarine Incursion
 
 
(Source: Voice of America; issued Nov. 16, 2004)
 
 
 Japan says China has apologized for one of its submarines sailing into Japanese waters last week. China has refused to confirm the apology, saying only that a "diplomatic" resolution has been reached.  
 
Japan says China on Tuesday admitted the mystery submarine was one of its own, and expressed regrets.  
 
Japan's Foreign Ministry says the message was conveyed by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei to Japanese Ambassador Koreshige Anami in Beijing.  
 
Tokyo says Beijing told it the submarine was on a training mission, and for "technical reasons," it ventured into Japanese waters.  
 
Foreign Ministry Assistant Press Secretary Akira Chiba says China's official response also contained an apology.  
 
"We take it as an official apology since the word 'sorry' was used. On the other hand, we have asked them to prevent such incidents from happening again and for that we have haven't gotten any response yet," he said.  
 
China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday was more circumspect about the matter. At a regular briefing in Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue would only say that China had passed on information to Tokyo.  
 
Ms. Zhang says China has already informed Japan on the relevant matter through diplomatic channels, and the issue has been properly addressed.  
 
When pressed by reporters for more details, Ms. Zhang merely repeated the same formula over and over.  
 
The submarine, believed to be a Han-class nuclear powered vessel, spent two hours submerged in Japanese waters, near Taiwan, last Wednesday.  
 
The incursion prompted Japan's maritime forces to go on alert for only the second time since the end of World War II.  
 
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SAF Landing Ship Tank Deployment to Aid in the Reconstruction of Iraq
 
 
(Source: Singapore Ministry of Defence; issued Nov. 27, 2004)
 
 
 Singapore made its latest contribution to the multinational effort in support of the reconstruction of Iraq, with the deployment of a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Landing Ship Tank (LST) RSS Resolution. The LST and its crew of 180 personnel departed Singapore for the Gulf this morning, after a send-off ceremony officiated by Chief of Navy, RADM Ronnie Tay.  
 
During its three-month long deployment, RSS Resolution will undertake tasks such as protecting the waters around key oil terminals, providing logistics support for coalition vessels and helicopters, as well as conducting patrols, querying, and boarding operations. Lieutenant-Colonel Bernard Miranda, Commanding Officer of 191 Squadron, will lead the Republic of Singapore Navy contingent.  
 
The SAF had earlier deployed an LST, a C-130 transport aircraft and a KC-135 tanker aircraft to the Gulf to aid Iraq's reconstruction efforts.  
 
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German Navy Assumes Command of Task Force 150
 
 
v(Source: US Navy; issued Dec. 6, 2004)
 
 
 MANAMA, Bahrain --- German Rear Adm. Henning Hoops assumed command of multinational Task Force (TF) 150 from British Royal Navy Commodore Tom Cunningham Dec. 6, during a ceremony at the U.S. Navy Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet headquarters in Bahrain.  
 
Task Force (CTF) 150 currently consists of eight ships from six coalition nations, operating under U.S. 5th Fleet in and around the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, covering more than 2.4 million miles of ocean and 6,000 miles of coastline bordering 12 countries.  
 
Coalition maritime forces continue operations in the region to counter the illegal movement of weaponry, people and other materials in international waters that support terrorists and other extremists.  
 
“I appreciate the German navy, the German military and the German government for volunteering to do this mission,” said Commander, U.S. Navy Central Command/Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Vice Adm. David Nichols. “Task Force 150 makes a difference, and I am very happy to have Rear Adm. Hoops as the new commander.”  
 
Coalition forces supporting TF 150 work to deny international terrorist organizations the opportunity to plan and execute terrorist attacks against key maritime infrastructure in the region, including oil and shipping industries.  
 
Under the leadership of Cunningham, both technical and rescue assistance has been provided to vessels in the Persian Gulf, including the provision of fuel, tows and helicopter assistance. The French ship Surcouf assisted 16 members of a ship grounded off the Yemeni coast, safely handing the crew over to Yemeni Coast Guard authorities. The U.S. ship USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), also provided assistance by towing a dhow that had been adrift in the North Arabian Sea for 17 days. French ship FS Cdt. Ducuing assisted a French yacht that was grounded off the coast of Eritrea. The yacht was eventually able to continue transit to Djibouti.  
 
CTF 150 ships have also conducted exercises with many regional nations, including Yemen, Oman, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Additionally, personnel from Djibouti, Kenya, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Comoros Islands have also been hosted aboard CTF 150 ships, contributing to wider regional engagement.  
 
“It has been a tremendous experience commanding CTF 150,” said Cunningham, who assumed command from French Rear Adm. Jean Pierre Tuele Sept. 19. “The coalition nature of this task force is exciting and adds significantly to our capability. It signifies international intent to defeat terrorism. It also allows us to use the bilateral contacts within the coalition force to develop our relationships across the region and to support the regional nations in establishing the rule of law in the maritime arena.”  
 
“We have a very important role in this anti-terrorism campaign,” said Hoops. “My staff and I are very prepared to carry on the good work of our predecessors from the U.K. staff.”  
 
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Enviado por: Lynx em Janeiro 08, 2005, 11:38:33 am
Fonte: JANE'S DEFENCE WEEKLY

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Russia lays down new landing ship
Richard Scott JDW Naval Editor
London

The lead ship of a new class of amphibious landing vessel for the Russian Federation Navy has been laid down at the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad.

Designed by the Nevskoye Planning and Design Bureau, the Project 11711 design is expected to displace around 6,000 tons. The as-yet unnamed lead ship is the first of a planned class of five vessels to be built at a total cost of Rb5 billion ($1.8 billion).

Provisional details of Project 11711 released in a 2003 Russian arms catalogue indicate that the design will be able to transport up to 13 main battle tanks or 60 armoured personnel carriers. Accommodation aboard will provide for an embarked military force of 300 troops, with a deck area amidships allowing for the transportation of ISO-standard containers.

Construction of the first-of-class, formally laid down on 23 December 2004, is expected to be completed by the end of 2008. The Project 11711 programme marks the resumption of amphibious ship construction for the Russian Federation Navy after a 15-year hiatus.
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Enviado por: JLRC em Fevereiro 09, 2005, 10:31:41 pm
United Defense's Swedish Subsidiary Receives Contract from Finland for Additional 57-mm Naval Guns
 
 
(Source: United Defense Industries; issued Feb. 7, 2005)
 
 
 KARLSKOGA, Sweden --- The United Defense Industries, Inc. wholly owned subsidiary, Bofors Defence AB, has received a contract valued at EUR 11 million ($14 million) from Finland for two 57-mm Mk 3 Naval Guns.  
 
The contract provides for the production and installation of the two 57-mm guns for Finland's patrol ships of the Squadron 2000 class. Bofors Defence is completing an earlier contract for the production of the first two 57-mm guns for the same ship class.  
 
The new contract provides for the production of the gun systems, training services, spares, and the associated 57-mm 3P ammunition with delivery of first gun in 2005 and the second in 2006.  
 
"This second contract for our 57-mm naval guns clearly demonstrates the success of the Mk 3 in satisfying Finland's requirements for its latest naval gun system," said Magnus Ingesson, President of Bofors Defence AB. "Furthermore, the Mk 3 gun is supported by our exceptional 3P ammunition, making this gun and ammunition combination the most accurate and lethal weapon in its class."  
 
The 57-mm Mk 3 Naval Gun System is in service with the navies of Sweden, Finland, Mexico, and the United States. In the United States, the 57-mm gun system has been selected for service aboard the U.S. Navy's DD(X) Destroyer class, the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship class, and the U. S. Coast Guard's Maritime Security Cutter - Large (Deepwater Program).  
 
Bofors Defence, A.B., a leading provider of intelligent systems and munitions, is a Swedish defense company wholly owned by United Defense Industries, Inc. Bofors Defence is recognized globally for its end-to-end competencies in the design, development, and production of intelligent munitions, artillery systems, naval gun mounts, and combat vehicle weapon stations.  
 
United Defense designs, develops and produces combat vehicles, artillery, naval guns, missile launchers and precision munitions used by the U.S. Department of Defense and allies worldwide, and provides non nuclear ship repair, modernization and conversion to the U.S. Navy and other U.S. Government agencies.  
 
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Royal Thai Navy Super Lynx 300 Enters Service
 
 
(Source: Agusta Westland; dated Feb. 7, issued Feb. 9, 2005)
 
 
 SATTAHIP NAVAL BASE, Thailand --- At a ceremony aboard HTMS Taksin, Admiral Sampop Amraparn, Commander in Chief, formally accepted the Super Lynx into operational service with the Royal Thai Navy.  
 
The Royal Thai Navy Super Lynx 300 aircraft are operated by 203 Squadron based at U-Tapao and will be used for a wide range of naval roles including maritime patrol, search and rescue (SAR), anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare. The aircraft will primarily operate from the Narasuan Class frigates, but are also capable of operating from all other Royal Thai Navy ships with aviation facilities.  
 
Speaking at the ceremony Ron Jones, Business Group Director, AgustaWestland, said "It is a great pleasure to commemorate today the entry into operational service of the Super Lynx 300 with the Royal Thai Navy. AgustaWestland, justifiably, calls the Super Lynx the world's best small ship helicopter and now the Royal Thai Navy can fully utilise its multi-role capabilities, providing it with a new capability in maritime operations. We are proud that the Royal Thai Navy is the latest member of the growing family of Super Lynx operators and we now look forward to supporting the aircraft and working with the Royal Thai Navy for many years to come."  
 
The Super Lynx 300 is powered by two CTS800 engines produced by LHTEC, a Rolls-Royce and Honeywell joint venture, providing the aircraft with excellent performance even when operating in very hot climates. The engines also feature a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system, low maintenance, high reliability and excellent economy, thanks to its modern high technology design.  
 
The aircraft is fitted with a comprehensive navigation and communications package as well as a BAE Systems Seaspray surveillance radar, which provides a surface search capability in the anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare roles as well as for SAR and maritime patrol duties. The advanced radar is the aircraft’s primary mission sensor and allows the crew to detect and track large and small surface contacts at long range, greatly increasing the effectiveness of its parent ship.  
 
The new generation “glass” cockpit has a fully integrated flight and mission display system that comprises four LCD Integrated Display Units (IDUs), two Electronic Power System Instrument (EPSI) displays and dual control and display units, reducing aircrew workload and increasing mission effectiveness.  
 
Thailand has today become the ninth Super Lynx operator and the third operator of the new generation Super Lynx 300. Super Lynx are in service with the armed forces of Denmark, Brazil, Germany, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Oman and the United Kingdom. Additionally South Africa has ordered four Super Lynx 300s for its shipborne helicopter requirements.  
 
 
BACKGROUND NOTES:  
 
In late 2001 the Royal Thai Navy placed an order for Super Lynx 300 helicopters, which were handed over in a ceremony at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil plant in the UK in mid-2004. Since then both aircrew and maintainers have undergone training in preparation for the aircraft entering operational service today. This training took place in the UK at AgustaWestland’s Customer Training Centre utilising the latest computer based training and part task trainers prior to the students transitioning to the aircraft.  
 
As well as performing maritime roles Super Lynx can carry up to nine troops or survivors in the cabin and can lift 1,360 kg of cargo on its cargo hook.  
 
The Super Lynx was designed from the outset as a maritime helicopter and is the best selling and most capable in its class.  
 
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is one of the largest helicopter companies in the world. The company offers an unrivaled range of helicopters to satisfy the requirements of civil and military customers. AgustaWestland has its primary operations in Italy, United Kingdom and the United States of America.  
 
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Yemen Navy Flotilla Departs Australia in Record Shipment
 
 
(Source: Austal; issued Feb. 11, 2005)
 
 
 The unusual sight of ten navy patrol vessels being loaded onboard the heavy lift ship “Maria” in the first week of February contrasted the normal exports leaving the Western Australian port of Fremantle.  
 
The shipment is a truly international logistics exercise involving leading aluminium shipbuilder Austal; Singapore-based project and heavy lift shipping specialist Coli Shipping (S); SAL, the German owners of “Maria”; and the Yemen Ministry of Defence which ordered the boats in June 2003. Loading of the 37.5 metre boats, each weighing in at 90 tonnes, was managed by local heavy lift and logistics specialists, Global Hire.  
 
The delivery of these vessels heralds an important step in Austal’s progress as an internationally recognised supplier of navy and patrol vessels. It follows last month’s naming ceremony for the first of twelve 57 metre patrol boats for the Royal Australian Navy, and reflects Austal’s status as one of Australia’s most successful and advanced manufacturing companies.  
 
Austal Chairman, Mr John Rothwell said, “Thanks first must go to our skilled designers and technical staff who were able to provide the winning design ahead of some 24 competing shipyards worldwide. Following this, the skill of our tradespeople has delivered a product that has certainly impressed the customer, and which is likely to be of interest to other nations seeking to boost their coastal security.”  
 
The patrol boats have been designed to meet a variety of operational requirements including general police missions in coastal waters, customs control and anti-terrorist operations at sea, offshore protection and tracking, surveillance of the Exclusive Economic Zone, defence and protection of national sea areas and operations within integrated task forces.  
 
The heavy lift ship left the Australian Marine Complex on Wednesday 9 February and will offload the Middle East nation’s new maritime force in the port of Hodeida in approximately two weeks time. Eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new patrol boats are the 60 members of the Yemen defence force who each spent several weeks in Perth last year receiving instruction on vessel operation and maintenance techniques.  
 
Austal employs approximately 1200 people at its shipyards in Henderson, Western Australia and currently has 19 vessels on order, ranging in size from 38 metres to 127 metres in length. These existing contracts provide work through to mid-2007.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Março 31, 2005, 12:24:10 am
New Contract Awarded To Eurotorp By Uae Armed Forces For A244/S Torpedoes
 
 
(Source: Eurotorp; dated February, issued March 29, 2005)
 
 
 NEW CONTRACT AWARDED TO EUROTORP BY UAE ARMED FORCES FOR  
A244/S TORPEDOES  
 
On the occasion of the 7th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), held from  
12-17 February 2005 at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibitions Centre in the UAE, it was  
officially announced that EUROTORP has been awarded of a contract for A244/s Torpedoes by  
UAE Armed Forces for a total value of Euro 12M thus significantly increasing the already existing  
A244/s stock.  
 
The A244/s provides significant defence capabilities against intruding submarines. Fully  
compliant with the modern littoral warfare requirements, the A244/s incorporates an advanced  
acoustic seeker granting outstanding shallow water performances and high rejection to anti-  
torpedo countermeasures.  
 
EUROTORP is a French-Italian consortium established in 1993 and nowadays world's leader in  
the field of Light Weight Torpedoes (LWT) thanks to the merging of the complementary skills and  
capabilities of three major European industrial groups:  
 
- WHITEHEAD ALENIA Sistemi Subacquei S.p.A. (a FINMECCANICA company)  
- DCN International  
- THALES  
 
The A244/s and MU90 LWT are the flagship products of the company. These torpedoes are  
dedicated to Anti-Submarine Warfare and can be installed on any ASW platforms whether  
surface ships, helicopters or Maritime Patrol Aircraft.  
 
EUROTORP Torpedoes are in service with more than 23 Navies worldwide.  
 
 
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Submarine Christened at Nordseewerke GmbH in Emden  
 
 
(Source: ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems; issued May 9, 2005)
 
 
 HAMBURG / EMDEN, Germany --- In the presence of the deputy South African Minister of Defence Mluleki Editor George, Mittah Seperepere christened on May 4 the submarine that was built in Emden at Nordseewerke GmbH, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, in the name of S102.  
 
The submarine of the class 209/1400 mod is scheduled for the South African Navy and will be delivered in 2006.  
 
S102 belongs to a series of three submarines that is part of an extensive programme for modernising the South African Navy. The submarines are the state-of-the-art version of the diesel-electric class 209/1400 mod, which has been successfully exported for many years by the German supply consortium HDW in Kiel, Nordseewerke in Emden and Ferrostaal in Essen. Over 60 of these submarines are currently in action, or being constructed, throughout the world in twelve countries.  
 
In addition to the building and delivery of the submarines, the scope of supply also includes the training of the future crew, logistic support and simulation technology.  
 
The 62-metre long submarine has a displacement of 1,450 tons and is controlled by a regular crew of 30. The submarine is equipped with state-of-the-art sensor technology, an integrated weapons deployment and guidance system and is particularly optimised for future reconnaissance and surveillance assignments.  
 
The consortium will ensure extensive investments and industrial aid schemes in South Africa within the scope of the order. The contract package is therefore also of strategic importance for the growth and development of the South African national economy.  
 
Godmother Mittah Seperepere has fought all her life for the rights of black women. She has been a member of the African National Congress (ANC) since 1958. From 1966 until her return in 1990 she was active for the ANC in exile in Botswana and Tanzania. In-between, from 1983 to 1988, she worked in the GDR as a representative of the ANC Woman's Section. She returned to South Africa in 1990 and was elected in 1994 into parliament (National Assembly), to which she belonged until 1999. Nowadays she is active in local politics and runs a small guesthouse.  
 
ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems – a company of ThyssenKrupp Technologies – is the managing division of the new shipyard alliance formed by the merger of ThyssenKrupp Werften and HDW. With its major shareholdings Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel, Nobiskrug, Rendsburg, Nordseewerke, Emden, Blohm + Voss, Hamburg, Blohm + Voss Repair, Hamburg, Kockums, Sweden and Hellenic Shipyards, Greece, the new shipyard alliance is represented in seven locations throughout Europe.  
 
The know-how and the competence of all the companies of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems has been summarised into three organisation units. The product sectors naval surface ships, mega yachts and merchant vessels are conducted by the Surface Vessel Division. The Submarine Division comprises the activities of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems in the sector of submarines. All repair services will be conducted and coordinated by the Repair Group Hamburg.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Maio 12, 2005, 10:55:07 pm
Pakistani Frigate Safeguards Gulf of Oman as Part of Coalition Task Force
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued May 11, 2005)
 
 
 ABOARD PNS TARIQ, Gulf of Oman (NNS) -- Pakistani naval ship (PNS) Tariq (DDG 181) conducted a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) drill in the Gulf of Oman May 9.  
 
Tariq’s VBSS missions support maritime security operations (MSO) in the Gulf of Oman under the direction of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150. CTF 150, led by British Commodore Tony Rix, operates as part of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. CTF 150 has included forces from the United States, France, Germany, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. These coalition vessels conduct MSO in the Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf and Gulf of Aden to set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment.  
 
MSO complements the 5th Fleet region’s counter-terrorism and security efforts by denying international terrorists the use of the maritime environment as a venue for attack or to transport personnel, weapons or other material.  
 
“When monitoring this area, it is important for us to check all of the merchant vessels, because you never know what terrorists will use to transport their goods,” said Tariq Commanding Officer Capt. Muhammad Amjad. “We want to intercept terrorists as well as their materials. Their basic financing is through the smuggling of drugs and weapons, so we want to disrupt that, as well.”  
 
Since deploying April 16, Amjad said his ship has ensured no vessel that comes through his area of responsibility goes unchecked.  
 
“We have queried all the merchant vessels, visited all the dhows and continually update [Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command] on all of our findings,” Amjad said. “There is a lot of illegal activity in this area, and the Pakistani ships have contributed a lot. We have been helpful in apprehending suspects of interest and have even helped take some suspicious boats back to Pakistan for further investigation.”  
 
VBSS team captain Lt. Uzair Khalid said he and his team usually board at least two vessels every day.  
 
When lookout personnel spot a vessel in the water, Tariq’s bridge team notifies the captain. The ship then closes in to initiate contact with the vessel either with the ship’s communications system or, if necessary, by loudspeaker. Khalid and his VBSS team board a vessel if the ship cannot establish communications or if there is reason to be suspicious of the vessel.  
 
“We have two eight-man teams,” said Khalid. “The first is the security team. They go initially to secure the area. When everything is safe, we bring on our second team, called the sweep team, to ask questions and conduct inspections.”  
 
The vessel queried May 9 as part of the drill was not suspicious and provided the boarding team with all necessary documentation to prove their legitimacy. Even so, every boarding is critical to maintaining safety and security of the sea, Khalid said.  
 
“Our mission is to safeguard these waters, and we ensure, at all costs, that the mission is accomplished.”  
 
In addition to daily VBSS missions, the multimission anti-submarine, anti-surface ship Tariq also takes measures against piracy, responds to distress calls by merchant vessels and provides search and rescue capability through its embarked helicopter squadron, commanded by Cmdr. Mohammed Masud Akram.  
 
“We augment the mission of the ship, whatever it is,” said Akram. “Most often, we are engaged in search and rescue missions, but because we are part of a ship that operates with coalition forces, we can also assist in searches of suspect vessels. If the ship is too far away from a suspected dhow, or the sea state is very bad, we can conduct a query by helo and report back to the ship.”  
 
The squadron contains one helicopter and 12 men who are integrated into Tariq’s 250-man crew.  
 
This is Tariq’s second deployment to the Gulf of Oman. The ship was also part of CTF 150 from June to August of 2004. Tariq is one of six Pakistan navy ships that have been deployed since April, 2004. Combined, the Pakistan navy has queried more than 3,200 vessels in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  
 
Pakistani Radar Technician Sailor Azad Bukhari, who has been in the Navy for less than five years, has been aboard Tariq for both deployments and is proud of the mission he and his ship are doing.  
 
“We are saving the world,” said Bukhari. “We work together with America and other navies because this job is not for one nation. It’s for the entire world.”  
 
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Republic of Singapore Navy Hosts IMDEX Asia 05 Ship Display
 
 
(Source: Singapore Ministry of Defence; issued May 16, 2005)
 
 
 The RSN hosted a display today by 18 warships and two Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) at Changi Naval Base (CNB) as part of the programme for the International Maritime Defence Exhibition Asia (IMDEX Asia) 2005.  
 
The warships were from Australia, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the United States. Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean visited some of the foreign warships. He also observed a demonstration of the Spartan USV.  
 
The RSN and the US Navy are collaborating in the development of the Spartan USV, which can be configured for a variety of roles such as Surveillance and Reconnaissance, and Mine Countermeasure. The use of unmanned technology is an important component of the SAF’s transformation efforts. The RSN already operates the Protector USV, which was employed for force protection when the RSN deployed an LST to the Arabian Gulf for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Both the Spartan and Protector USVs are being showcased at IMDEX Asia for the first time.  
 
The RSN is also hosting the 10th Naval Platform Technology Seminar (NPTS) 2005 in conjunction with IMDEX Asia 2005. The theme of this two-day biennial seminar was "Transformational Technologies for the Future Navy". More than 800 technologists, academics and naval officers attended the seminar, which is a forum to encourage international research and sharing on the potential of future naval platform technologies.  
 
The RSN will also be hosting three Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) events involving ships and personnel representing 19 WPNS navies. The participants this year include ships from Australia, Canada, France, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand, with personnel from navies of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Chile, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea and the United States. Besides the 3rd WPNS Multilateral Tactical Training Centre Exercise (MTTCEX), the RSN will also host the inaugural WPNS Multilateral Sea Exercise (WMSX) and the first WPNS Maritime Security Information Exchange Seminar. These WPNS events are useful avenues for building professional capacities, enhancing mutual understanding, and strengthening interoperability among WPNS navies.  
 
 
 
Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV)  
 
Unmanned systems technology is a key enabler in the transformation to the 3rd Generation SAF, and the RSN is exploring the capabilities of unmanned surface vessels (USV). USVs are controlled remotely from the mother ship and can perform a range of functions, including force protection, surveillance, and anti-submarine warfare, depending on their configuration.  
 
--PROTECTOR  
 
The RSN has acquired a small number of Protector USVs, a commercial off-the-shelf system. The Protector was fielded to meet an operational requirement when the RSN deployed in the Arabian Gulf for Operation Iraqi Freedom recently. The Protector, being remotely controlled, offers enhanced surveillance, identification and interception capabilities while reducing risks to personnel in an operational environment.  
 
Type: Unmanned Surface Vessel  
Displacement : 4 tons  
Dimensions : L 9.5m, W 3.5m, H 4.5m  
Mini Typhoon Stabilised Gun  
Toplite electro-optical pod  
Water jet propulsion  
 
 
--SPARTAN SCOUT  
 
The RSN is also participating in a collaboration programme with the US Navy to develop the Spartan Scout USV and concepts for its operation. The Spartan Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) programme started in 2002. The Spartan USV is modular and can be configured for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Mine Countermeasure, Anti-surface Warfare, and Anti-Submarine Warfare roles. The RSN will commence testing the Spartan in local waters this year  
 
Type: Unmanned Surface Vessel  
Displacement : 2 tons  
Dimensions : L 7.0m, W 3.0m, H 4.5m  
Modular; can be configured for Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, Mine Countermeasure or Anti-submarine Warfare  
 
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Singapore and Indonesian Navies Launch Sea Surveillance System
 
 
(Source: Singapore Ministry of Defence; issued May 26, 2005)
 
 
 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) officially launched Project SURPIC in Batam today.  
 
This is a sea surveillance system which allows the RSN and TNI-AL to share a common real-time sea situation picture of the Singapore Strait. It will enable the two navies to better monitor this busy waterway, so that they can exchange information, and deploy their patrol vessels in the area more effectively.  
 
Project SURPIC is a significant step forward in enhancing security and the safety of shipping in the Singapore Strait. It strengthens the already close working relationship between the RSN and TNI-AL under the ambit of the Indo-Sin Co-ordinated Patrols (ISCP), and enhances the interoperability of the two navies to combat piracy and sea robberies.  
 
Chief of Navy RADM Ronnie Tay and his Indonesian counterpart ADM Slamet Soebijanto officiated at the ceremony. They also witnessed the signing of the Project SURPIC Cooperation Arrangement between RSN’s Coastal Command and TNI-AL’s Western Fleet Sea Security Group. This was followed by a joint demonstration of Project SURPIC’s capabilities against a simulated sea robbery.  
 
The demonstration involved the RSN, TNI-AL, the Singapore Police Coast Guard and the Indonesian Police.  
 
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Pentagon Contract Announcement  
 
 
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Jun 9, 2005)
 
 
 United States Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., is being awarded an $18,826,099 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of three 27 meter Fast Patrol Boats (FPB), with technical data, training, and spare parts for the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard (ROPCG) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.  
 
The FPB will be constructed of fiberglass reinforced plastic and conform to American Bureau of Shipping high-speed naval craft requirements. The primary mission of the FPB is to perform ROPCG operations within waters to include law enforcement, and local patrol operations.  
 
Work will be performed in New Orleans, La., and is expected to be completed by May 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured.  
 
The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-05-C-2210).  
 
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Two Kidd-Class Destroyers Expected to Join Navy by Year's End
 
 
(Source: Taiwan Government News; issued Aug. 16, 2005)
 
 
 TAIPEI --- Two of four Kidd-class destroyers purchased from the United States are expected to be delivered to Taiwan by the end of the year, an official of Navy General Headquarters said Tuesday.  
 
Rear Adm. Lee Hao, deputy chief of staff for Combat Readiness and Training, made the remarks at a press conference held at the Ministry of National Defense to explain the progress of the four destroyers purchased at a cost of NT$24 billion in June 2003.  
 
Lee said that military officers and seed instructors, as well as repair and maintenance technicians are receiving training in the United States to prepare for the delivery of the two de-mothballed destroyers, which are undergoing sea trials and weaponry system tests.  
 
The ships are entering the final tactical test and evaluation stage and are scheduled to undergo SM-2 fire tests in October and depart from the U.S. in early November. The other two destroyers are expected by March 2007.  
 
Lee said the navy hopes that after the commissioning of the four destroyers, they will form the outer peripheral of the fleet, while the navy's Perry-class, Knox-class and Lafayette-class frigates will play an inner circle role.  
 
The Kidd-class destroyers will target enemy planes that have fired missiles, leaving other vessels to deal with the incoming missiles.  
 
The Taiwan authorities submitted a shopping list in 2001 that included top-of-the-line U.S. destroyers of the Arleigh Burke class equipped with the Aegis radar system, but the Bush administration later approved the sale of only the much older Kidd-class destroyers.  
 
The purchase was embroiled in a fierce debate. Opponents of the purchase included members of the legislature's powerful defense committee, which made several attempts to block the sale. Critics cited ships' age -- they were built in the late 1970s -- and their high cost, and suggested that Taiwan should push the U.S. to release the Aegis system sooner.  
 
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Título: Fogo a bordo de submarino canadiano
Enviado por: emarques em Novembro 02, 2005, 04:08:41 am
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Atlantic Canada Bureau; Toronto Star
HALIFAX—A transformer aboard the Canadian Navy's last working submarine caught fire this week, just 13 months after a fire aboard her sister ship killed one sailor, injured eight and sparked a national controversy.

Crew aboard HMCS Windsor smelled burning plastic while the ship was submerged during a training exercise Sunday morning. According to a terse four-paragraph statement issued by navy officials, white smoke drifted into a forward engine compartment and crews were called to emergency stations.

The electrical blaze was isolated to a part of the air-conditioning system and snuffed out quickly. There were no injuries, and the ship has not been called back to port.

Aspects of the fire and the navy's response to it were eerily similar to the tragedy that killed Lieut. Chris Saunders, 32, in October 2004, aboard the maiden voyage of HMCS Chicoutimi.

Both blazes were caused by electrical problems. In the case of HMCS Chicoutimi, water flooded in from an open hatch and sloshed over power cables. That created an explosion that blew holes in the deck of the captain's cabin, sending smoke throughout the ship. The cause of Sunday's electrical fire that melted a transformer in the cooling system of HMCS Windsor is under investigation.

The navy was sharply criticized for its management of the Chicoutimi crisis, particularly because it told the public everything was fine when in fact Chicoutimi was drifting without power in the Irish Sea with a critically injured sailor on board.

This week, the navy waited more than 24 hours to notify the public of the blaze aboard HMCS Windsor, and could not be reached to comment on questions such as where Windsor was when the crisis occurred, or how it has affected ship operations.

The Chicoutimi crisis focused public attention on a controversial submarine program that has drawn fierce criticism since the start. Canada bought four used diesel submarines from Britain for $891 million. It took years to refit the submarines, and millions more than military officials had expected.

The submarines, which had been mothballed by the British, repeatedly broke down, and some sailors said they were afraid to sail them.


Quem é que dizia há uns tempos que devíamos ter aproveitado a oferta de comprar estas... coisas? :)
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Enviado por: JLRC em Novembro 02, 2005, 01:36:44 pm
Fincantieri Will Upgrade the Frigates “Sagittario” and “Perseo” for the Peruvian Navy
 
 
(Source: Fincantieri; issued Oct. 28, 2005)
 
 
 TRIESTE, Italy --- Fincantieri has reached an agreement to upgrade the Lupo-class frigates “Sagittario” and “Perseo” for the Peruvian Navy. The two ships, currently berthed at the Naval Dockyard at La Spezia, will be delivered to the Peruvian Navy in the second half of 2006.  
 
The agreement follows the recent purchase by the Peruvian Navy of the ships of the same class “Lupo” and “Orsa”, now re-named “Aguirre” and “Palacios”, and delivered in May and June this year after completion of repairs and maintenance work on the platform and on the systems installed on board at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano.  
 
In both cases the vessels concerned are being transferred, by the Italian Navy, to Fincantieri, which successively hand them over to the Peruvian Navy after they had been upgraded.  
 
The operations constitute a new way of proceeding and are highly important for Fincantieri and for Italy given the interesting prospects opening up in the “second hand” market.  
 
Transfer of the frigates to Peru is made possible by legislation which permits the direct handover of defence assets to a foreign nation through the builder, that is in this case Fincantieri.  
 
By incorporating two further vessels in its fleet the Peruvian Navy will be able to draw on a homogeneous squad of eight Lupo-class frigates.  
 
Since the mid 1970s Fincantieri built eighteen Lupo-class frigates, eight of which for the Italian Navy (four of which were originally scheduled for the Iraqi Navy), six for the Venezuelan Navy and four for the Peruvian Navy.  
 
The success of this class of light frigates, which have indeed stood the test of time, is demonstrated by the fact that, given the exceptional performance levels of the platform and the high potential of the systems on board, following upgrading and maintenance these vessels are ready for a second operating life.  
 
Guest of honour at the ceremony of the signing of the agreement between the Peruvian Navy and Fincantieri was the Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy, Admiral Sergio Biraghi, on an official visit to Peru.  
 
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Enviado por: TOMKAT em Dezembro 06, 2005, 06:06:23 am
SEA FIGHTER (FSF-1)

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A US Navy tomou posse oficialmentedo 1º de uma nova classe de navios da navegação costeira chamados SEA FIGHTER (FSF-1).
Este navio originalmente era um navio experimental, para testar novas tecnologias mas os testes de mar foram tão bem sucedidos que houve pressões para rápidamente se passar à produção em série.
E não será díficil de conseguir.
O SEA FIGHTER levou sómente 20 meses a ser construido e custou sómente 50 milhões de dólares.

O SEA FIGHTER é um catamaran de 16ootn, 262 pés de comprimento e 72 pés de largura e pode operar apenas com 12 pés de água.
Tem uma velocidade máxima de 90 km/h.
Mesmo com mar com ondas até 7 pés, o barco pode navegar a 70 km/h.
Tem uma tripulação de apenas 26 elementos e espaço por debaixo do deque para 12 contentores de carga, contentores esses modulares que poderão transportar qualquer espécie de equipamento. esse deque é sufecientemente largo para levar 2 helicópteros.
Tem uma doca à rectaguarda para lançar embarcações.
Pode estar 7 dias seguidos no mar.
A uma velocidade de 36 km/h pode navegar 7200 km, usando os seus motores diesel. A sua velocidade máxima vem de 2 turbinas a gás de 33600 hp/cada.
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Enviado por: pedro em Dezembro 06, 2005, 06:24:29 pm
caro tomkat sonhar e bom.
mas esse barco nem tem armamento? :lol:  8)  :?
Título: Mais algumas imagens do SEA FIGHTER
Enviado por: Get_It em Dezembro 06, 2005, 06:28:01 pm
Citação de: "TOMKAT"
SEA FIGHTER (FSF-1)

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A US Navy tomou posse oficialmentedo 1º de uma nova classe de navios da navegação costeira chamados SEA FIGHTER (FSF-1).
Este navio originalmente era um navio experimental, para testar novas tecnologias mas os testes de mar foram tão bem sucedidos que houve pressões para rápidamente se passar à produção em série.
E não será díficil de conseguir.
O SEA FIGHTER levou sómente 20 meses a ser construido e custou sómente 50 milhões de dólares.

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Já agora mais umas imagens do SEA FIGHTER (http://http):
Vista aérea, SEA FIGHTER (X-Craft) com dois SH-60 Seahawk (http://http) no deque
(http://www.onr.navy.mil/media/images/gallery/thumbs/seafighter/11.jpg) (ampliar) (http://http)
Vista de lado:
(http://www.onr.navy.mil/media/images/gallery/thumbs/seafighter/09.jpg) (ampliar) (http://http)
Vista da zona de carga:
(http://www.onr.navy.mil/media/images/gallery/thumbs/seafighter/10.jpg) (ampliar) (http://http)
Vista da parte de trás:
(http://www.onr.navy.mil/media/images/gallery/thumbs/seafighter/back.jpg) (ampliar) (http://http)

http://www.onr.navy.mil/media/gallery_category.asp?Cat=naval&curpage=6
http://www.onr.navy.mil/media/gallery_category.asp?Cat=naval&curpage=7[/list]
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Enviado por: pedro em Dezembro 06, 2005, 06:44:37 pm
para ter um nos acores e outro na madeira ate valia a pena.
o unico defeito e o armamento e que tal em vez de metralhadoras fosse na parte da frente um canhao de vinte mm ou 40mm? :lol:
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Enviado por: emarques em Dezembro 06, 2005, 09:19:06 pm
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Mesmo com mar com ondas até 7 pés, o barco pode navegar a 70 km/h.

Ou seja, raramente pode chegar a essas velocidades?! 7 pés não é uma ondulação lá muito forte, que eu saiba.
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Enviado por: komet em Dezembro 06, 2005, 11:48:04 pm
7 pés não chega a 3 metros... tendo em conta a ondulação do atlântico... não é nada realmente.
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Enviado por: TOMKAT em Dezembro 07, 2005, 01:40:48 am
Citação de: "komet"
7 pés não chega a 3 metros... tendo em conta a ondulação do atlântico... não é nada realmente.


Ondas de 2m é pouco,...mas 70 km/h não é uma velocidade qualquer e mesmo com ondas só de 2m... quantas embarcações podem navegar a essa velocidade?

Outro facto importante nesta embarcação é poder navegar em águas com pouca profundidade.

O único aspecto negativo é aquele emblema do Benfica na proa do navio,
lagarto, lagarto, lagarto...  :twisted:
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Dezembro 07, 2005, 02:32:33 am
Ha...Ha...Ha...
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Enviado por: Rui Elias em Dezembro 27, 2005, 11:39:46 am
Esse é um navio interessante para poder ser operado em arquipélagos, como no Japão.

Em Portugal poderia ser útil mais para acudir a catástrofes naturais no Açores que propriamente como meio de projecção de poder.

Trata-se de um micro-LHD que pode ser útil em determinados nichos de utilização militar/humanitária.
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Enviado por: Rui Elias em Dezembro 27, 2005, 04:58:39 pm
Jorge:

Acho que não o substitui.

O LPD é essencialmente um navio de projecção de poder para ser utiizado em teatros de conflito, para o que exigiria ser escoltado por fragatas AAW e ASW, ou para acudir a catástrofes humanitárias (ainda recentemente o LPD espanhol Galícia foi para Nova Orleães, por causa do Katrina)

Mas esse projecto aqui exposto poderia ser meio complementar complementar.

Ou seja:

Mesmo com um LPD, seria o único.

Se nos Açores estivesse atracado no porto um desses navios, com respectivos helis numa pista próxima, seria mais rápida a evacuação de vítimas, por motivos de terremotos de que os Açores são féteis, ou como na catástrofe de 1997, com aquela enchurrada que houve.

Sei que é coisa cara, e ainda para mais com os helis embarcados.

Mas se Potrugal é um país marítimo, e com arquipélagos, não deveria escurar essa capacidade.

Outra alternativa, seria a contrução de um navio-hospital dedicado com deck para operarem 2 helis médios simultaneamente, e alguma capacidade anfíbia, tipo mini-LPD mais civil que militar.
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Enviado por: TOMKAT em Janeiro 03, 2006, 02:46:41 am
China Gets Third Sovremenny Destroyer
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December 30, 2005: China has received a third Sovremenny claas destroyer from Russia. The first two were taken out of Russian navy service and sold to China. These next two are newly built, and improved versions. thes ships, displacing about 8.800 tons each, are equipped to defend itself wiht anti-aircraf missiles, and attackenemy ships with eigth large (4.5 ton "Sunburn"), supersonic anti-ship missiles, four torpedo tube, mines, depth charges, sonar, two 130mm (5 inch) guns and modern electronic warfare system.
These ships cost $700 million each, about half what their Americam counterparts, the latest Aegis destroyers, go for.
The next class of American destroyers, the DDX, wil cost several billion dollars each.
The Russian navy has a very spotty record, and, while formidable on paper, the Sovremenny class is basically untried technology. Some of it may work quite well. The only problem is, no one is sure what parts.

Fonte: strategypge.com
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Enviado por: TOMKAT em Janeiro 27, 2006, 02:11:01 am
25 January 2006

Britain and France moved closer towards a co-operation agreement on the building of three aircraft carriers yesterday, after France agreed to pay up to £100m in phase payments towards the design of the ships.

"We have today reached agreement on how we will proceed on co-operation on the aircraf carriers", said a joint stamtement from the Secretary of State for Defense john Reid anf his French counterpart Michele Alliot-Marie.
The details of the deal are yet to be Hammered out but the two sides are believed to hava agreed on arrangements for the management of the project over the next 12 months.

The defense group Thales, wich helped desugn the carries and will feature in the building of both the British and French ships, applauded the deal yesterday. Alex Dorrian, the chief executive of Thales UK, said: "This great news for all parties and is a sensible step for European defense industrial co-operation".

Britain aims to have the first of twi new carries deliveried to the Royal Navy some time around 2012, wile France wants its new ship ready by 2014. The co-operation between the two countries was decided upon by Tony Blair and the French president Jaques Chirac in November 2003.

The French and UK ships will be about 80 per cent the same, so there is plenty of scope for cost savings by the two European states co-operating.


The Independent
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Enviado por: TOMKAT em Fevereiro 03, 2006, 06:50:44 pm
Royal Navy lançou novo Destroyer á água, no dia 1 de Fevereiro
A nova classe Type 45

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Curiosidades....
Foi construída em 6 locais diferentes, em 6 blocos separados.
Custou 6 biliões de libras.
É o primeiro de 6 destroyers type 45.
Conta com serviços de hotel, cabines individuais contendo pontos de carregamento d bateria de iPod, CD player, acesso à internet, ...além de camas largas. :)

http://www.type45.com
o site em que se pode acompanhar as diferentes fases da construção e o filme do lançamento à água do navio.

http://www.baesystems.com/programmes/sea/movies/index.htm
outro bom local com animações de computador do navio.
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Enviado por: Get_It em Fevereiro 12, 2006, 07:28:34 pm
Citação de: "Naval Technology"
EID Signs Contract with HDW for 209PN Submarines
10 February 2006 12:23

In the 2nd half of 2005, Empresa de Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Electrónica, S.A. (EID) and the German company Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW) signed a contract for Integrated Communications Systems (ICS) for two submarines and an option for a third unit.

EID will provide the system design and engineering, the external and internal communications equipment including the ICCS (Integrated Communications Control System) and services.

EID also signed with the Portuguese shipyard Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo, S.A. (ENVC) a contract to supply ICS for two Pollution Control OPVs.

In both programmes EID is the communications system integrator.


For more information on this company:
EID - Naval Communications Systems (http://http)

fonte: http://www.naval-technology.com/contractors/navigation/eid/press1.html
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Enviado por: Marauder em Fevereiro 19, 2006, 01:58:10 pm
New Russian Coast Guard Corvettes

February 18, 2006

The Russian navy is designing and building a new class of coastal defense corvettes. Forty of the new ships will be ordered, with ten assigned to each of the main fleets (Atlantic, Pacific, Baltic and Black Sea). The ships will displace 3,000 tons and the first of them will be ready for service within a year. The main job of the new ships will be searching for and destroying submarines. They will be able to stay at sea about ten days at a time. This is the first major buy of surface ships for the Russian navy since the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991.

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsurf ... 60218.aspx (http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsurf/articles/20060218.aspx)


France draws in on TSMPF development
DCN and Thales are developing a multiplatform situational awareness demonstrator under contract to DGA. - The programme is designed to prove technologies and techniques underpinning a force-wide sensor data-fusion network similar in concept to the USN's CEC. - Live testing of a technology demonstrator system is due to commence in the second half of 2006.
[Jane's Navy International - first posted to http://jni.janes.com (http://jni.janes.com) - 19 January 2006]
Título: “Mistral” entregue à Marine Nationale
Enviado por: Marauder em Março 01, 2006, 04:04:28 pm
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“Mistral” entregue à Marine Nationale

O navio de projeção de força e controle “Mistral” (foto), construído nos estaleiros da DCN em Brest, na França foi oficialmente entregue à marinha francesa no dia 27 de fevereiro. O “Tonerre”, segundo da classe, ainda está em construção. O “Mistrral” desloca 21.000t, tem 199m de comprimento, atinge velocidade de até 19 nós e pode transportar 450 soldados, 16 helicópteros pesados e dois hovercrafts, além de duas embarcações de desembarque de material. Alternativamente, pode transportar um terço de um regimento de infantaria mecanizado, incluindo os veículos. O navio tem apenas 160 tripulantes.


de:
http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/BCP_Mis ... trega.html (http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/BCP_Mistral_Entrega.html)
Título: FREMM: Avio LM2500+G4 Turbines Formally Selected to Power
Enviado por: Get_It em Março 15, 2006, 04:34:36 pm
Citação de: "Defense Industry Daily"
Avio LM2500+G4 Turbines Formally Selected to Power FREMM Frigates
DID has covered the Franco-Italian FREMM multi-role frigate project (http://http) in the past. While discussing one of the program's rockier periods (http://http), we noted the Italian push for the cheaper but lower-performance Avio LM2500 turbine (GE CF6-6 (http://http) derivative, 32MW) over France's preference for the Rolls Royce MT30 (http://http) (36MW) to power the ships, a dispute that delayed the project for a full year. At stake was Italian Avio group's 800-person Brindisi factory, which would probably have closed without the order.

The three year selection process finally ended in a formal way. Avio recently signed contracts with the French shipyard DCN and the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the 27 LM2500+G4 turbines (http://http), starting with the option for the first 8 which will be delivered between 2008 and 2013. Avio estimates that the FREMM contract will be worth about EUR 150 million, as the turbines are assembled, installed, and serviced in the 10 Italian and 17 French ships which will enter service between 2011-2022. Avio will also supply other high-technology components such as the power system's accompanying electronic management system (TCS).

The corporate release (http://http) notes that "This contract will enable Avio to operate in the marine propulsion sector for the next 20 years." Avio SpA is owned by the US Carlyle Group (http://http).

fonte: http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/2006/03/avio-lm2500g4-turbines-formally-selected-to-power-fremm-frigates/index.php
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Enviado por: Marauder em Março 22, 2006, 03:48:24 pm
O fim do famoso Sea Shadow está proximo..

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Lockhee ... tions.html (http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Lockheed_Martin_Receives_Funding_For_Final_Year_Of_Sea_Shadow_Operations.html)


Cortes na Marinha Italiana..
http://www.janes.com/regional_news/euro ... _1_n.shtml (http://www.janes.com/regional_news/europe/news/jdi/jdi060323_1_n.shtml)
Título: New Navy ship being built with WTC steel
Enviado por: emarques em Abril 05, 2006, 02:38:48 pm
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New Navy ship being built with WTC steel
New USS New York built in Louisiana where it withstood Katrina

NEW YORK - With a year to go before it even touches the water, the Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS New York has already made history — twice. It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center, and it survived Hurricane Katrina.

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http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12140834/ (http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12140834/)
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Enviado por: Marauder em Maio 10, 2006, 10:05:27 pm
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Marinha do Chile compra helicópteros
A Armada de Chile adquiriu à U. S. Coast Guard três helicópteros HH-65A Dolphin, derivados do Dauphin com motores Textron Lycoming LTS101-750A-1. A idéia é eventualmente comprar um total de nove exemplares, para operar a partir dos novos navios de escolta recentemente incorporados, provenientes da Holanda e do Reino Unido (Juan Carlos Cicalesi-Santiago Rivas).


de:
http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/Dauphin2Chile.html (http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/Dauphin2Chile.html)
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Enviado por: TOMKAT em Maio 12, 2006, 03:12:49 pm
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Stealthy SSGNs Slip Into Special Ops
 
May 11, 2006: The U.S. Navy project to convert four ballistic missile submarines to commando/cruise missile boats, is well in hand, with the USS Ohio (SSGN 726) and USS Florida (SSGN 728) already in service. Michigan (SSGN 727) is scheduled to begin sea trials late this year, and Georgia (SSGN 729) is scheduled for completion in mid-2007.

Conversion of the boats entailed converting two of the ballistic missile tubes for use as diver lockout chambers, able to accommodate up to nine men. Eight tubes have been rebuilt to permit them to be used alternatively for stowing Naval special operations forces equipment, cruise missiles, UAVs or UUVs, or for other (classified) purposes. The remaining 14 tubes have been converted to house up to seven Tomahawk UGM-109 or U/RGM-109E, Block IV cruise missiles. If the SOF (Special Operations Forces, usually SEALs) capable tubes are also used, each boat can carry up to 154 Tomahauks. In addition, the Poseidon missile command and control systems and spaces have been replaced by command and control facilities for SOF. Each boat can house a 66-man SOF team for relatively long periods, and up to 102 for shorter periods. In addition, each boat is fitted to carry either two "Dry Dock" shelters (storage bins for SOF gear or other equipment) or two midget submarines for SOF.

In addition to being used to support the land battle with precision attacks by Tomahwak missiles or SOF teams, the Navy has proposed developing modules that can permit the SSGNs to be used as forward joint task force headquarters.


fonte: http://www.strategypage.com
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Enviado por: sierra002 em Maio 27, 2006, 12:11:29 pm
Comienza la fabricación en España de barcos de guerra para Venezuela.

http://www.miami.com/mld/elnuevo/news/w ... 674775.htm (http://www.miami.com/mld/elnuevo/news/world/americas/14674775.htm)

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Posted on Fri, May. 26, 2006email thisprint this
España fabricará barcos de guerra para Venezuela
JAVIER BARBANCHO
Associated Press
PUERTO REAL, España - España comenzará a fabricar ocho lanchas de patrullaje para Venezuela bajo un acuerdo esperado desde hacía tiempo y firmado el viernes, que ha enfadado a Estados Unidos.

Las embarcaciones son parte de un paquete militar de 1.700 millones de euros (2.000 millones de dólares) que también incluye 10 aviones de carga.

La fabricación de los buques _que se acordó preliminarmente en noviembre_ recibió su aprobación definitiva en la ceremonia de firma del contrato, en la que participaron el comandante de la armada venezolana Armando Laguna, y el presidente de la compañía naviera estatal española Navantia, Juan Pedro Gómez Jaen.

Con la excepción de una, todas las demás embarcaciones serán fabricadas en Puerto Real, en el sur del país, y la entrega quedará concluida a finales del 2011, dijeron las autoridades.

Cuatro son embarcaciones de patrullaje oceánico y el resto para tareas de la guardia costera relacionadas con la lucha contra el narcotráfico y el contrabando, y para proteger los recursos pesqueros de Venezuela, según los funcionarios sudamericanos.

Laguna dijo que uno de los buques será construido en Venezuela, en el astillero DIANCA de la ciudad de Puerto Cabello, "lo que supone la transferencia de conocimiento y tecnología de última generación de parte de Navantia".

El acuerdo sufrió una parálisis a comienzos de este año, después que Estados Unidos le negó a EADS-Casa _la filial española de un consorcio europeo de aviación_ , permiso para vender a Venezuela 10 aviones de carga porque tenían tecnología estadounidense.

El gobierno norteamericano considera que el presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez es una fuerza "desestabilizadora" en la región y teme que la venta pueda afectar el equilibrio militar en América del Sur.

Una delegación de la empresa viajará a Venezuela para presentarle al gobierno un estado de situación, dijo el jueves a la prensa local el embajador venezolano Arévalo Méndez.

Expresó que la venta de las embarcaciones no era una buena noticia para Estados Unidos, "más interesado en controlar que en combatir" el negocio del narcotráfico.

Méndez expresó que las empresas estadounidenses venden a los cárteles de la droga de América Latina "los equipos para el montaje de los laboratorios para elaborar la droga, los productos químicos necesarios o las plantas generadoras de electricidad".

"No se explica cómo sale eso de Estados Unidos y no se puede detectar", sostuvo el embajador.

Chávez ha manifestado que la posición de Estados Unidos es un ejemplo del imperialismo que busca imponer qué países deberían ser autorizados a abastecer a sus militares.

España, bajo el liderazgo del presidente del gobierno José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, mantiene lazos amistosos con Chávez y ha expresado que cumplirá con el acuerdo.


Comento la circunstancis de que si se pueden fabricar es porque los buques no tienen tecnología estadounidense sino que son diseño 100% español. Lo digo porque por aqui he leido que España no es capaz de hacer nada en lo naval sin ir de la mano de USA.
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Enviado por: Mazagão em Junho 23, 2006, 02:09:31 pm
Futuros Lynx

Novos Lynx para a RN e British Army: http://www.agustawestland.com/communica ... d_news=244 (http://www.agustawestland.com/communication_det.asp?id_news=244)
Com imagens: http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/20 ... to+UK.html (http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/2006/06/22/Navigation/177/207357/Pictures+AgustaWestland+to+supply+40+Future+Lynx+helicopters+to+UK.html)


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Date: 22/06/2006
AgustaWestland And UK Ministry Of Defence Sign Landmark Strategic Partnering Arrangement And Future Lynx Contract

The Minister for Defence Procurement, Lord Drayson, announced today that the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and AgustaWestland have signed a Strategic Partnering Arrangement (SPA). Lord Drayson also announced the award of the Future Lynx contract to AgustaWestland, the launch programme under this new Strategic Partnering Arrangement. The signing of this SPA fulfils one of the key commitments in relation to the helicopter sector as outlined in the UK Government White Paper on Defence Industrial Strategy published on 15th December 2005. This arrangement, along with the Future Lynx contract, will ensure that the critical design engineering and knowledge of UK military demands will be retained at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility to ensure that the support of the MoDs current fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters can be effectively and efficiently sustained. The arrangement commits both AgustaWestland and the MoD, through challenging business transformation arrangements, to deliver a number of objectives focused on schedule and cost reduction and aircraft availability improvements. The SPA also places very strong emphasis on developing an effective and co-operative working environment between the two parties, based on increased transparency, openness and respect.


The SPA is underpinned by an incentivised Business Transformation Agreement where key business improvement targets have been agreed, consistent with the objectives of the Strategic Partnering Arrangement. On signing the SPA and Future Lynx contract, Alan Johnston, Managing Director of Military Programmes at AgustaWestland, said “This partnering arrangement marks a key step in the development of the relationship between AgustaWestland and the MoD. We understand the trust that the MoD is placing with AgustaWestland through this agreement and we are committed to meeting and exceeding their expectations. Future Lynx is the first opportunity for both parties to put this new way of working into practice. It will help secure the technology base and defence capability of the UK and is very important for AgustaWestland and its suppliers to be able to plan and invest for the future.” The Royal Navy and the Army will receive 70 Future Lynx helicopters fitted with state of the art mission systems under a programme with a maximum value at just under £1 billion. The contract, awarded to AgustaWestland, will see the replacement of existing Army and Royal Navy Lynx helicopters with a much more capable version to deliver more capability and reduced whole life costs. The contract will support over 800 high technology jobs at AgustaWestland and within its supply base across the UK.


The new aircraft is expected to enter operational service in 2014 with the Army and in 2015 with the Royal Navy. It will embody a range of technological improvements including: configurable cockpit displays, networked enabled capability, more powerful engines, improved defensive aid systems and a new upgraded tail rotor system. The current Lynx entered service with the Royal Navy and the Army in the mid-1970s in anti-submarine and utility roles. Since then the aircraft has taken on an increasingly wide range of roles including: anti-surface warfare, battlefield reconnaissance, casualty evacuation, airborne command post, logistical support and tactical troop transport. Future Lynx will help preserve and extend this operational capability for the Royal Navy and the Army. New technology onboard will also mean reductions to support and maintenance costs over the life of the aircraft which will stay in service for thirty years.
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Lockheed Martin Completes Factory Testing of Final Aegis Weapon System for Norway

(Source: Lockheed Martin; issued June 9, 2006)

MOORESTOWN, N.J. --- Lockheed Martin today marked the completion of factory acceptance testing for the fifth, and final, SPY-1F Aegis Weapon System for the Royal Norwegian Navy with a "pull-the-plug" ceremony at its Moorestown facility.  
 
The ceremony declared the Aegis Weapon System ready for shipboard installation and celebrated de-energizing the system - "pulling the plug" - in its test environment in preparation for delivery to Navantia's Ferrol, Spain, shipyard. The system will be installed in the Norwegian frigate Thor Heyerdahl.  
 
The delivery of the fifth Aegis system to Norway marks a significant milestone in the five-ship Norwegian New Frigate program, and comes a week after the Royal Norwegian Navy celebrated the arrival of KNM Fridtjof Nansen, the first ship of the program, in Oslo, Norway. Fridtjof Nansen was formally commissioned in Ferrol, Spain, April 5.  
 
"The five ships of the Norwegian New Frigate program represent a great example of successful international teamwork and industry partnership," said Orlando Carvalho, vice president and general manager at Lockheed Martin's Surface-Sea Based Missile Defense line of business. "The flexibility of Aegis and the cooperation afforded through critical partnerships enable us to continue delivering a world-class system on-schedule and on-budget to multiple naval customers."  
 
The SPY-1F is designed to provide high-performance surveillance, detection and tracking, and operate with the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile and Standard Missile 2. Lockheed Martin is responsible for system integration of the multi-mission Integrated Warfare System, including sensors, command and control, communications and weapons, for the Fridtjof Nansen-class frigates.  
 
The Aegis Weapon System is the world's premier naval surface defense system and is the foundation for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, the primary component of the sea-based element of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System. The Aegis Weapon System includes the SPY-1 radar, the Navy's most advanced computer-controlled radar system. When paired with the MK-41 Vertical Launching System, it is capable of delivering rapid reaction time and simultaneous firepower for every mission and threat environment in naval warfare.  
 
The Aegis Weapon System is currently deployed on 79 ships around the globe, with more than 25 additional ships planned. In addition to the U.S. Navy and Norway, Aegis is the maritime weapon system of choice for Australia, Japan, South Korea and Spain.  
 
 
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about 135,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

fonte defense-aerospace.com

Mais um Aegis para a Noruega. 79 navios a navegar com este sistema..e nenhum é tuga...e pior..é que nem temos algo parecido.....temos que desenvolver o nosso próprio Aegis...5 marinheiros com binóculos, 1 matemático para fazer as contas aos angulos em que o canhão deve estar..e depois este...relíquia do ferro-velho da 2ª guerra mundial. A venda deste sistema a nações amigas requer aprovação da AR.


 Japão compra misseis Anti-missil AEGIS
http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/hticbm ... 60613.aspx (http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/hticbm/articles/20060613.aspx)

 
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Finnish Navy Takes Delivery of Fourth Hamina Missile Boat

(Source: STT Finnish Government news; issued June 19, 2006)

The Rauma yard of Norwegian shipbuilder Aker Yards on Monday delivered the fourth and last Hamina class missile boat to the Finnish navy.  
 
The fourth vessel was named Pori. It joins Hamina, Hanko and Tornio in the navy's "Squadron 2000".  
 
Pori is 51 metres long and built of aluminium and light-weight composite materials. Twin water jets give it a speed of more than 30 knots.


  Fonte defense-aerospace.com
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Enviado por: Marauder em Junho 26, 2006, 08:51:09 am
Japão doa 3 Patrulhas à Indonesia em ajuda contra o terrorismo e pirataria

 
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Indonesia cleared to receive patrol boats
In Japan's first move to provide what it defines as arms to another nation under official development assistance, the Cabinet approved a plan Tuesday to donate three patrol boats to Indonesia to help fight "terrorism and piracy."

The boats are not fitted with weapons, but they are defined as vessels for military purposes because they have armor, including bulletproof glass.

The Cabinet decided to exempt the boats from the ban on arms exports on condition the vessels be used only for limited purposes, including dealing with terrorism and piracy, and they not be transferred to a third country without Japan's consent, Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said in a statement.

"Creating measures to curb the rising number of terrorist and pirate activities around the world these days has become an increasingly important task for the peace and development of the international community," Abe told a news conference after the Cabinet meeting.

Abe said international cooperation to help developing nations fight piracy is in Japan's national interest, as pirates pose a direct threat to Japan's economic activities and the safety of Japanese engaged in maritime transport.

The donation, worth about 1.92 billion yen, came in response to Jakarta's requests for help to procure vessels to strengthen its marine patrols, the Foreign Ministry said.

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ ... 614b1.html (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20060614b1.html)
link pede password  :cry:

Marinha americana recebe novo sub, USS Hawai
http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display ... y_id=24162 (http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=24162)

Paquistão vai comprar 130 misseis Harpoon aos EUA
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holn ... 181001.htm (http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/001200606181001.htm)

Austrália recebe ultima fragata ANZAC
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New Warship Perth Delivered to Australia's Navy

(Source: Australian Department of Defence; issued June 16, 2006)

The Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence Bruce Billson today officially took delivery of the tenth and final ANZAC class frigate, NUSHIP Perth on behalf of the Royal Australian Navy.  
 
Built by Tenix Defence Pty Ltd at the iconic Williamstown shipyard, the ship features state–of-the-art weaponry and a range of capability enhancements unique to Australia.  
The latest frigate was delivered as part of a 17-year fixed-price contract worth $7 billion.  
 
At today's hand-over Mr Billson said the new Perth was a "flexible, capable and cost effective warship" and its construction had drawn on the skills and expertise of hundreds of local suppliers, sub contractors and Tenix employees.  
 
"The construction of this fine ship serves as an excellent example of the world-class result that can be achieved when Defence and industry work together as partners," Mr Billson said.  
 
"The ships built by Tenix have been of outstanding quality and have been delivered on cost, on time and on budget, to a schedule revised to accommodate new capabilities."  
 
The ANZAC construction project is the largest and most successful surface warship build project ever completed in Australia. It has provided long-term benefits for the economies on both sides of the Tasman and has involved about 1300 companies with 73 per cent local industry content, it has also provided 8,000 jobs.  
 
Perth is a 3,600 tonne ship capable of a top speed in excess of 27 knots and it has a range of 6,000 nautical miles. The ship will be equipped with the latest communication, navigation and fire control systems. She will be capable of firing the Evolved Seasparrow missile from its Vertical Launching System and will be armed with a five inch gun.  
 
Mr Billson said the ANZAC Ships would provide the RAN with the capability of defending Australian waters from attack by any potential aggressor.  
 
"Further work is underway to provide the ANZACs with an increased capability which will enable them to meet contemporary anti-ship missile defence requirements. This will ensure that the large investment in the Class will provide strategic benefits well into the future," he said.  
 
The ANZACs have recently proved their considerable value to the Nation in their very effective operations in the Persian Gulf and off the north coast of Australia, as well as in Antarctic waters

fonte defense-aerospace.com
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Enviado por: JoseMFernandes em Junho 26, 2006, 06:17:22 pm
Estando a chegar ao fim da sua carreira operacional, o porta-aviões USS Kennedy poderia ser alvo de uma proposta que demonstra bem as dificuldades dos americanos não só a manter o ritmo dos seus compromissos externos como aguentar as pressões politicas internas.

 
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O senador Duncan Hunter propôs transferir o porta-aviões USS Kennedy para a NATO.A hipótese não passará provávelmente disso mesmo: a NATO apenas dispõe de um orçamento de mil e quinhentos milhões USD (dos quais um terço é proveniente dos USA) enquanto que apenas  manter o navio  custaria 200 milhões por ano.Ao mesmo tempo deve-se compreender que a Aliança Atlantica não tem 'vocação' para se dotar de forças armadas 'próprias'.Ainda no mesmo espírito outros tinham proposto que o Kennedy   fosse transferido para a US Coast Guard com objectivo de ser transformado em base móvel num quadro de missões de socorro em caso de desastre.
Se a US NAvy se encontra de momento com a mais pequena frota de porta-aviões de toda a sua história, não deixa por isso que as preocupações senatoriais parecem mais motivadas pela baixa actividade dos estaleiros navais americanos que por considerações de natureza mais estratégica.


 de T&A -technology & armament - ed. Jul/Set2006
tradução e sublinhados da minha responsabilidade
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Enviado por: fealcap em Junho 26, 2006, 06:26:29 pm
Joint Caribbean Lion

(http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_060606-N-8154G-115.jpg) (http://http)
Pulsar encima se agrandara para ver detalles.

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/9589/d060607rm10584iw.jpg)

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3572/d060606rm11240zs.jpg)

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/797/d060531lp10948wj.jpg)

Un par de videos del mismo:

http://www.jointcaribbeanlion.com/popup ... php?id=116 (http://www.jointcaribbeanlion.com/popup_media_movie.php?id=116)

http://www.defensie.nl/jointcaribbeanli ... nding.aspx (http://www.defensie.nl/jointcaribbeanlion/media/videoclips2/landing.aspx)

Saludos
Título: "Canada First" Defence Procurement - Joint Support
Enviado por: Mazagão em Junho 26, 2006, 10:46:01 pm
Não sabia se colocava aqui ou no tópico sobre o LPD, mas pronto aqui fica, depois posso colocar no tópico sobre o LPD se tál for preciso.

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"Canada First" Defence Procurement - Joint Support Ship

BG-06.015 - June 26, 2006

Identifying the needs of the Canadian Forces

For the past 35 years, the Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) vessels have done more than just re-fuel and re-supply the fleet. HMCS Protecteur, and HMCS Preserver have contributed to humanitarian aid missions in Florida and the Bahamas, peace-making off Somalia and East Timor, and have been poised for the evacuation of non-combatants from Haiti, to name but a few. Now, these vessels are approaching the end of their service lives and the cost of fully maintaining and servicing this capability is increasing.

The new Joint Support Ship’s (JSS) ultimate goal is the delivery of three multi-role vessels with substantially more capability than the AORs. In addition to being able to provide at-sea support to deployed naval task groups, they will also be capable of sealift operations as well as support to forces deployed ashore.

Canada First at home and abroad – how we’ll meet needs moving forward

The Joint Support Ship will provide Canada with modern vessels that are a critical component of Canada’s defence capability, both at home and abroad. These vessels will enable the Canadian Forces to fulfill its domestic maritime security priorities as well as support Canada’s foreign policy objectives.

The Joint Support Ships will maintain the core capabilities inherent in the Navy’s current replenishment ships including:

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      The provision at sea of fuel, food, spare parts, and ammunition;
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      Modern medical and dental care facilities, including an operating room for urgently needed operations;
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      Repair facilities and technical expertise to keep aircraft and other equipment functioning; and
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      Basic self-defence.

They will also support Canadian Forces operations ashore through additional features, including:

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      Roll-on Roll-off (RO-RO) of cargo;
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      Lift-on Lift-off (LO-LO) of cargo;
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      The operation of three to four maritime helicopters (each ship);
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      Work and living space for additional personnel, over and above the standard crew of up to 165 people; and,
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      Capability to navigate in first-year arctic ice.

Replenishment ships such as the Joint Support Ship enable a Naval Task Group to remain at sea for up to six times longer than would be possible without these ships. This capability is critical to safeguard our domestic maritime security and sovereignty. With their added capacity to support troops ashore, they will also serve to reinforce Canada’s global presence while supporting our nation’s foreign policy objectives. Here are some highlights of what the Joint Support Ship will offer:

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      A covered multi-purpose deck space for vehicles and containers with space for additional containers on the upper decks. This will serve to reduce the reliance on chartered sealift.
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      The notional dimensions of the ship will be in the order of 200 metres in length, 26 metres in breadth and a displacement of 28,000 metric tonnes.
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      In addition to the interoperatibility with the Army and Air Force, being able to function as a Joint Task Force Headquarters is also important, as it may be impossible to establish a JTF HQ ashore in areas of conflict.
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      Inherent in the ship design will also be an ability to be rapidly reconfigured. The hangar, normally used for doing maintenance on aircraft, could be rapidly transformed to care for survivors of a disaster at sea or at shore.
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      The ship will also be configured with both active and passive self-defence systems and an ability to navigate in first-year arctic ice up to 0.7 metres thick.

A fair, open and transparent process

The four consortia bidding on the project definition phase are led by:

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      Irving Shipbuilding
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      BAE Systems (Project) Limited (BAE Systems Naval Ships)
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      ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AG
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      SNC-Lavalin Profac Inc.

The bidding consortia invited to submit implementation proposals for preliminary ship design, project implementation plans, and an in-service support plan.

Two consortia will be awarded contracts ($12.5 million each) for the project definition phase, and will compete for the final Implementation contract. Based on the definition phase plans, one consortium will be chosen for project implementation. The overall project cost is $2.9 billion. This includes a base cost of $2.1 billion, plus an estimated $800 million in contracted in-service support over 20 years.

A good deal for Canadian industry

In accordance with Canadian shipbuilding policy the Joint Support Ships will be built in Canada. This infusion of opportunity into Canada’s shipbuilding industry means the creation of high quality jobs and fostering of industrial development, which will in turn contribute to stronger Canadian economy.

Canada's new government will ensure that the Joint Support Ship project delivers maximum high-quality industrial benefits to Canadians and that the Canadian shipbuilding industry is well positioned to play a significant role this project proceeds.

This project will create long-term industrial development for Canadians. The Government's policy requires that prime contractors on defence procurements undertake business activities in Canada, usually in an amount equal to the value of the contract they have won. This helps Canadian companies maintain globally competitive operations in the country and effectively support future national security requirements.



Fonte: "Canada First" Defence Procurement - Joint Support Ship (http://http)
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Saudações guerreiras

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O senador Duncan Hunter propôs transferir o porta-aviões USS Kennedy para a NATO


Afinal o meu sonho mirabolante, de termos uma frota de aviões embarcáveis em Porta-aviões, sempre faz sentido.  :mrgreen:

Assumto sobre o qual me esqueci de continuar a falar neste tópico e sobre o qual me debruçarei com mais algumas palavras uns biscoitos e um chá, mais tarde:
http://www.forumdefesa.com/forum/viewto ... 68&start=0 (http://www.forumdefesa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3468&start=0)

Cumprimentos
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Enviado por: Marauder em Junho 27, 2006, 11:27:53 am
Russia vai entregar Admiral Gorshkov à Índia “on time”
http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articl ... 66166.html (http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/World/20060617/366166.html)

Northrop começa a produção dos novos Growler
http://washingtontimes.com/upi/20060620 ... -1438r.htm (http://washingtontimes.com/upi/20060620-110556-1438r.htm)

Guarda Costeira Japonesa adquire aviões suecos
http://washingtontimes.com/upi/20060621 ... -9598r.htm (http://washingtontimes.com/upi/20060621-013048-9598r.htm)

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Heavyweight 'Cougars' Protect Marines in Iraq
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued June 19, 2006)
WASHINGTON --- The Marine Corps is using fat cats to combat enemy-emplaced roadside bombs in Iraq. However, these hefty "Cougars" aren't felines. They're heavily armored wheeled trucks that are robust enough to ward off much of the deadly energy generated by improvised explosive devices favored by insurgents.  
 
Cougars and other similarly built U.S. vehicles employed in Iraq feature armor-plated V-shaped bottoms designed to deflect the upward explosive power of roadside bombs that account for the majority of U.S. casualties in Iraq. Explosive ordnance teams as well as combat engineers use the trucks. Each can weigh 30,000 pounds or more, depending on the model.  
 
The trucks began arriving in Iraq in the late fall of 2004 as part of an accelerated Defense Department acquisition program. Reports from Iraq say the heavyweight trucks have saved many service members' lives.  
 
"These vehicles provide unmatched protection capabilities for combat engineers and EOD teams by withstanding both armor-piercing and anti-tank mine blasts," Marine Maj. Gen. William D. Catto told House Armed Services Committee members during a June 15 hearing here. The Marines have fielded 26 Cougars in Iraq, thus far, Catto said.  
 
Joint EOD rapid response vehicles, known by the acronym JERRVs, are another, similar variant of the Cougar concept. The Marine Corps has ordered 122 JERRVs, Catto said, for overseas deployment to joint-military explosive ordnance disposal teams. The Marine Corps is slated to get 38 JERRVs of its own.  
 
These vehicles "are designed with protection capabilities that are very similar to the Cougar," Catto, who heads Marine Corps Systems Command, said at the hearing.  
 
Catto said all 122 JERRV deliveries are to be completed this month. And MCSC, he added, awarded a contract in May 2006 for 57 more trucks earmarked for joint forces' use.  
 
"The Marine Corps is committed to aggressively matching our equipment to changing threats," Catto told the committee. "Our ability to rapidly modify our vehicle armoring systems is another testament to this commitment."  

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Northrop Grumman Delivers Texas Submarine to the Navy
(Source: Northrop Grumman Corp.; issued June 20, 2006)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. --- Northrop Grumman Corporation celebrated a significant chapter in its history today as it delivered its first submarine to the U.S. Navy in a decade.  
 
The nation's newest and most advanced nuclear-powered submarine, Texas (SSN 775), returned to the company's Newport News shipyard following the successful completion of its third and final round of builder's sea trials.  
 
"Today is a proud moment for the shipbuilders of Newport News,'' said Becky Stewart, vice president for the submarine program at Northrop Grumman Newport News. "From the construction and planning teams to engineering and administration to our partners at Electric Boat and the U.S. Navy, there are many people who have worked on this great ship. Texas is a testament to their hard work, dedication and professional commitment."  
 
Texas is the second ship of the Virginia class and is the first submarine delivered by Northrop Grumman since 1996.  
 
Northrop Grumman is teamed with General Dynamics Electric Boat to build the first 10 ships of the Virginia class. Current plans call for 30 Virginia-class submarines in the fleet. Using millions of parts from over 4,000 suppliers in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Virginia-class submarines incorporate dozens of new technologies and innovations and are the first major combatants designed with the post-Cold War security environment in mind.  
 
The first ship of the class, USS Virginia (SSN 774), was delivered in 2004. The keel for Texas was laid on July 12, 2002. The ship was christened by First Lady and Sponsor Laura Bush on July 31, 2004 and launched on April 9, 2005. The commissioning will be Sept. 9 in Galveston, Texas.  
 
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides a broad array of technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding, and space technology. The company has approximately 125,000 employees and operates in all 50 states and 25 countries and serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

Fonte defense-aerospace.com

Índia vai comprar aviões de patrulha marítima / espionagem
http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articl ... 69735.html (http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/World/20060621/369735.html)
http://mosnews.com/news/2006/06/18/buymoreplanes.shtml (http://mosnews.com/news/2006/06/18/buymoreplanes.shtml)

E por hoje acabo com a lista pré-liminar dos interessados no concurso para o futuro submarino turco…
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List of Companies who Responded to the Request For Information for New Type Submarine Project
(Source: Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM); issued June 20, 2006)
--Armaris (France)  
--Tübitak-Mam (Turkiye)  
--Aydýn Yazýlým Ve Elektronik Sanayii A.Þ.(Ayesaþ) (Turkiye)  
--Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace - Naval Systems (Norway)  
--Kollmorgen Corporation - Electro Optical Division (USA)  
--Lockheed Martin Corporation - Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors (USA)  
--Calzoni S.R.L. – Submarine Systems Department (Italy)  
--Rafael Armament Develepment Authority Ltd. - Communication Systems (Israel)  
--Bmt Defence Services Limited (England)  
--Aspire Consulting Limited (England)  
--Gate Elektronik San.Tic.A.Þ. (Turkiye)  
--Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. Mlm Division – Systems Missiles & Space Group (Israel)  
--Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Gmbh (Germany)  
--Milsoft Yazýlým Teknolojileri A.Þ. (Turkiye)  
--Deutsche Exide Gmbh (Germany)  
--Fincantieri – Cantieri Navali Italiani S.P.A. (Italy)  
--Rohde & Schwarz Gmbh & Co. Kg (Germany)  
--Selex Komunikasyon (Turkiye)  
--Navantia (Spain)  
--Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei (WASS) (Italy)  
--Thales Systemes Aeroportes S.A. (France)  
--Aselsan A.Þ. (Turkiye)  
--Roketsan A.Þ. (Turkiye)  
--Lockheed Martin Sippican, Inc. – LMS Sea-Air Communications Division (ADB) (Ends)  
 
 
 
EDITOR'S NOTE:  
The original RFI was issued on March 30, 2006 but is now no longer available on the SSM website.  
We reproduce it below as a service to our readers:  
 
Request for Information (RFI) for New Type Submarine Project  
 
Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries – SSM  
 
This is to inform you that 4 (four) submarines will be procured under the scope of New Type Submarine Project executed by Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) to meet the Turkish Naval Forces Command's requirements.  
 
In this frame, Request for Information is issued to gather administrative, financial and technical information from related companies who may be willing to participate for the project activities.  
 
The companies who are willing to reply to the RFI may request the RFI document by sending an e-mail including their company name and detailed contact address to colcay@ssm.gov.tr. Then, the RFI document will be sent to the related companies by e-mail.  
 
Deadline for requesting the RFI document from SSM is May 15th, 2006 by local time 17:00. Interested companies should send their responses to the addresses referenced in the RFI.  
 
We encourage you to respond and thank you in advance for your interest.

fonte defense-aerospace.com
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Enviado por: Marauder em Junho 28, 2006, 02:59:19 pm
Fuzileiros americanos reduzem pedido para o novo EFV (Expedicionary fighting vehicle)
http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htamph ... 60620.aspx (http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htamph/articles/20060620.aspx)

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Force Protection Announces Follow-On Order for Additional Cougar Vehicles
(Source: Force Protection, Inc.; issued June 20, 2006)
LADSON, S.C. --- Force Protection, Inc. today announced a follow-on order by the U.S. Marine Corps for 15 additional Cougar Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicles (JERRV). The order, which includes associated support items and services, is worth an estimated $9.3 million.  
 
The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Force Protection a contract for 79 Cougar JERRVs in May. This marks the second delivery order made under the contract in less than two months. All vehicles will be manufactured and delivered to the government this calendar year.  
 
"The Joint IED Defeat Organization is funding these vehicles in a manner that leaves no question as to how urgently they are needed," said Force Protection CEO Gordon McGilton. "We are responding in kind not only with this life-saving technology, but with the resources necessary to maintain the vehicles at the highest levels of performance."  
 
Force Protection has placed more than 30 Field Service Representatives (FSRs) in the field to assist the armed forces in training and vehicle maintenance in Iraq and Afghanistan.  
 
"We have a proven solution to counter IEDs in the Cougar JERRV," said Vice President for Marine Corps Programs Wayne Phillips. "It is being fielded in greater numbers every day, and with the support system created by the deployment of our FSRs, troops will continue to have the resources that ensure optimal use of these vehicles."  
 
 
Force Protection, Inc. manufactures ballistic- and mine-protected vehicles through its wholly owned subsidiary. These specialty vehicles are protected against landmines, hostile fire, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs, commonly referred to as roadside bombs). Force Protection's mine and ballistic protection technology is among the most advanced in the world. The vehicles are manufactured outside Charleston, S.C.
Fonte defense-aerospace.com
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Enviado por: Marauder em Junho 30, 2006, 11:15:45 am
Coreia do Sul tenciona comprar 48 SM-2 block IIIB aos EUA
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Korea_R ... s_999.html (http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Korea_Requests_48_SM_2_Block_IIIB_Standard_Missiles_999.html)
http://today.reuters.com/stocks/QuoteCo ... XML&rpc=66 (http://today.reuters.com/stocks/QuoteCompanyNewsArticle.aspx?view=CN&storyID=2006-06-27T144122Z_01_N27208862_RTRIDST_0_ARMS-KOREA.XML&rpc=66)

Austrália vai comprar três novos navios
http://www.defencetalk.com/news/publish ... 006599.php (http://www.defencetalk.com/news/publish/article_006599.php)

Índia mete em serviço o BrahMos, míssil anti-navio
http://en.rian.ru/world/20060628/50617298.html (http://en.rian.ru/world/20060628/50617298.html)

(para complementar a Marinha na defesa dos nossos mares, era a FAP também estar equipada com uns destes..)

[/quote] New Flying Phrog: Safer, Lighter CH-46E Sea Knight with More Payload
(Source: US Naval Air Systems Command; issued June 26, 2006)
This is not your father's Phrog…well it could be…but recent improvements have gone a long way in improving the safety and payload of the 40-year-old Battle Phrog.  
 
Responding to warfighter needs, the CH-46E Sea Knight (a.k.a. the "Phrog") program office, PMA 226, located at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., is working on several programs aimed at improving the safety and recovering the payload of the Phrog.  
 
"New lightweight armor, new pilot/co-pilot crashworthy seats and various hydraulic, avionic and structural improvements, will reduce the Phrog's weight by more than 700 pounds over the next three years. Additional weight removal options, such as removing obsolete cockpit vibration absorbers, can be done to offset the weight gains made with any future modifications," said Paul Fitzgerald, the Assistant Program Manager of Systems Engineering (APMSE).  
 
"During the Vietnam era, the Sea Knight helicopter was outfitted with heavy, metallic armor plates around the engine and the flight control system to protect the aircraft from small arms fire. In 2003, lighter weight armor became an item of Congressional interest and the Phrog received funding in a markup in the 2004 Defense Appropriations Act," added Fitzgerald.  
 
With that money, the program office started the competitive procurement of the Lightweight Replacement Armor System (LWARS). Developed by Armor Works LLC of Phoenix, Ariz. LWARS replaces the heavy armor with a lightweight substitute that provides the same coverage area with same or better ballistic protection. The total weight savings amounted to more than 250 pounds.  
 
Under the direction of Paul Fitzgerald, Daryl Bugbee, Sea Knight structural engineer, and fleet users, several value added features were incorporated into the new armor to improve interchangeability and durability. "Interchangeability allows easy movement of individual armor plates from one helicopter to another, a capability that did not exist with the old metallic armor, that had to be drilled to fit a specific helicopter," said Fitzgerald.  
 
"Within 28 months, the new armor was bought and fielded as standard mission equipment, well ahead of the planned schedule," said Trish Butler, the Integrated Program Team lead.  
 
"In mid October 2005, the first batch of new lightweight armor was delivered to the squadrons. By March 2006, all 166 sets were delivered to the fleet with a fully supported spares supply system," said Jeff Pettigrew, Assistant Program Manager for Logistics (APML). "Installations are currently managed by the fleet to deploy the new armor as needed with priority given to helicopters operating in Iraq and as part of Marine Expeditionary Units."  
 
"The Sea Knight is the only Navy or Marine Corps helicopter currently fitted with modern composite armor," said Lt. Col. Harry Hewson, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)'s program manger for the Sea Knight helicopter and it's T58 engines. "This armor gives Phrog crews the ability to lift more and operate in areas where the threat is considered too high for other helicopters. In Iraq, especially as we get into the hot summer months, it is really paying off."  
 
The current Phrog pilot seats, unmodified since the 1970s, are armored and very heavy when compared to current in-production helicopter pilot seats made from lighter ballistic-tolerant material. "The team managed to successfully compete the procurement of lighter seats and lowered the price of the new seats by more than $30,000 per aircraft," added Butler.  
 
In August 2005, the program office awarded a contract to Simula Aerospace & Defense Group of Phoenix Ariz. for the design and development of lightweight, armored and crash-worthy replacement pilot and copilot seats. The new seats are a variant of the seats currently used in the new UH-1Y and H-53 helicopters.  
 
"The seats, developed under the Lightweight Replacement Armored Seat Program (LRASP), are 200 pounds lighter than the existing 462-pound seats and provide the latest in crash survivability technology, ergonomic design and ballistic protection. With ergonomically designed seat cushions, the new seats will reduce pilot fatigue and increase crew comfort, which has become increasingly important with the long flight hours and high operations tempo experienced by crews operating in Iraq," said Butler.  
 
Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 165, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., received the first new seats when Sea Knight 153969 paid a recent visit to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Depot Cherry Point. N.C. The remaining helicopters are scheduled to start receiving the new seats in early August 2006.  
 
"The ability of the Sea Knight to perform medium lift assault support largely depends on aircraft payload. Over the past 40 years, the empty weight of the helicopter has grown to the point where the intended mission is constrained due to lack of payload," said Hewson. "Between the new armor and the new seats, we have restored the capability to lift two additional Marines. Small increments in capability like that can add up and really make a difference in combat."  
 
"The Phrog is heavily deployed in the global war against terrorism. The program office's efforts to reduce the helicopter's weight via initiatives, such as new armor and seats are a cost effective means of restoring the mission payload to a seasoned war fighting asset," Hewson added.
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fonte defense-aerospace.com


Torpedo poderá ser lançado de grande altitude
http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/Torpedo_HAAWC.html (http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/Torpedo_HAAWC.html)
(também nos poderia interesar..)

Setenta Future Lynx para o Reino Unido (30 para a Royal Navy)
http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/Future_Lynx.html (http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/Future_Lynx.html)
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Enviado por: Marauder em Junho 30, 2006, 11:16:15 am
Coreia do Sul tenciona comprar 48 SM-2 block IIIB aos EUA
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Korea_R ... s_999.html (http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Korea_Requests_48_SM_2_Block_IIIB_Standard_Missiles_999.html)
http://today.reuters.com/stocks/QuoteCo ... XML&rpc=66 (http://today.reuters.com/stocks/QuoteCompanyNewsArticle.aspx?view=CN&storyID=2006-06-27T144122Z_01_N27208862_RTRIDST_0_ARMS-KOREA.XML&rpc=66)

Austrália vai comprar três novos navios
http://www.defencetalk.com/news/publish ... 006599.php (http://www.defencetalk.com/news/publish/article_006599.php)

Índia mete em serviço o BrahMos, míssil anti-navio
http://en.rian.ru/world/20060628/50617298.html (http://en.rian.ru/world/20060628/50617298.html)
(para complementar a Marinha na defesa dos nossos mares, era a FAP também estar equipada com uns destes..)



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New Flying Phrog: Safer, Lighter CH-46E Sea Knight with More Payload
(Source: US Naval Air Systems Command; issued June 26, 2006)
This is not your father's Phrog…well it could be…but recent improvements have gone a long way in improving the safety and payload of the 40-year-old Battle Phrog.  
 
Responding to warfighter needs, the CH-46E Sea Knight (a.k.a. the "Phrog") program office, PMA 226, located at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., is working on several programs aimed at improving the safety and recovering the payload of the Phrog.  
 
"New lightweight armor, new pilot/co-pilot crashworthy seats and various hydraulic, avionic and structural improvements, will reduce the Phrog's weight by more than 700 pounds over the next three years. Additional weight removal options, such as removing obsolete cockpit vibration absorbers, can be done to offset the weight gains made with any future modifications," said Paul Fitzgerald, the Assistant Program Manager of Systems Engineering (APMSE).  
 
"During the Vietnam era, the Sea Knight helicopter was outfitted with heavy, metallic armor plates around the engine and the flight control system to protect the aircraft from small arms fire. In 2003, lighter weight armor became an item of Congressional interest and the Phrog received funding in a markup in the 2004 Defense Appropriations Act," added Fitzgerald.  
 
With that money, the program office started the competitive procurement of the Lightweight Replacement Armor System (LWARS). Developed by Armor Works LLC of Phoenix, Ariz. LWARS replaces the heavy armor with a lightweight substitute that provides the same coverage area with same or better ballistic protection. The total weight savings amounted to more than 250 pounds.  
 
Under the direction of Paul Fitzgerald, Daryl Bugbee, Sea Knight structural engineer, and fleet users, several value added features were incorporated into the new armor to improve interchangeability and durability. "Interchangeability allows easy movement of individual armor plates from one helicopter to another, a capability that did not exist with the old metallic armor, that had to be drilled to fit a specific helicopter," said Fitzgerald.  
 
"Within 28 months, the new armor was bought and fielded as standard mission equipment, well ahead of the planned schedule," said Trish Butler, the Integrated Program Team lead.  
 
"In mid October 2005, the first batch of new lightweight armor was delivered to the squadrons. By March 2006, all 166 sets were delivered to the fleet with a fully supported spares supply system," said Jeff Pettigrew, Assistant Program Manager for Logistics (APML). "Installations are currently managed by the fleet to deploy the new armor as needed with priority given to helicopters operating in Iraq and as part of Marine Expeditionary Units."  
 
"The Sea Knight is the only Navy or Marine Corps helicopter currently fitted with modern composite armor," said Lt. Col. Harry Hewson, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)'s program manger for the Sea Knight helicopter and it's T58 engines. "This armor gives Phrog crews the ability to lift more and operate in areas where the threat is considered too high for other helicopters. In Iraq, especially as we get into the hot summer months, it is really paying off."  
 
The current Phrog pilot seats, unmodified since the 1970s, are armored and very heavy when compared to current in-production helicopter pilot seats made from lighter ballistic-tolerant material. "The team managed to successfully compete the procurement of lighter seats and lowered the price of the new seats by more than $30,000 per aircraft," added Butler.  
 
In August 2005, the program office awarded a contract to Simula Aerospace & Defense Group of Phoenix Ariz. for the design and development of lightweight, armored and crash-worthy replacement pilot and copilot seats. The new seats are a variant of the seats currently used in the new UH-1Y and H-53 helicopters.  
 
"The seats, developed under the Lightweight Replacement Armored Seat Program (LRASP), are 200 pounds lighter than the existing 462-pound seats and provide the latest in crash survivability technology, ergonomic design and ballistic protection. With ergonomically designed seat cushions, the new seats will reduce pilot fatigue and increase crew comfort, which has become increasingly important with the long flight hours and high operations tempo experienced by crews operating in Iraq," said Butler.  
 
Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 165, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., received the first new seats when Sea Knight 153969 paid a recent visit to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Depot Cherry Point. N.C. The remaining helicopters are scheduled to start receiving the new seats in early August 2006.  
 
"The ability of the Sea Knight to perform medium lift assault support largely depends on aircraft payload. Over the past 40 years, the empty weight of the helicopter has grown to the point where the intended mission is constrained due to lack of payload," said Hewson. "Between the new armor and the new seats, we have restored the capability to lift two additional Marines. Small increments in capability like that can add up and really make a difference in combat."  
 
"The Phrog is heavily deployed in the global war against terrorism. The program office's efforts to reduce the helicopter's weight via initiatives, such as new armor and seats are a cost effective means of restoring the mission payload to a seasoned war fighting asset," Hewson added.

fonte defense-aerospace.com


Torpedo poderá ser lançado de grande altitude
http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/Torpedo_HAAWC.html (http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/Torpedo_HAAWC.html)
(também nos poderia interesar..)

Setenta Future Lynx para o Reino Unido (30 para a Royal Navy)
http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/Future_Lynx.html (http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/Future_Lynx.html)
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Enviado por: Marauder em Julho 01, 2006, 10:17:53 am
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New Osprey Squadron Tilts Toward Future
(Source: US Marine Corps; issued June 27, 2006)
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. --- Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266 cased their colors and stood down during a ceremony June 16 on the flightline.  
 
The ceremony represented the beginning of the squadron's transition to the new MV-22 "Osprey," and "signifies the end of CH-46E operations for the squadron," said U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Joseph E. George, commanding officer for Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266. "It's a great day for the Marine Corps and Marine Corps aviation," he added.  
 
Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266 will be renamed Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266, and will stand back up next year as the third operational "Osprey" squadron in the Marine Corps, writing a new chapter in aviation history, said George, who received a Bronze Star Medal during the ceremony for his work during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  
 
Currently all Marine Corps "Osprey" squadrons are located on Marine Corps Air Station New River.  
 
The Station houses two testing and training squadrons along with the first operational "Osprey" squadron, VMM-263. Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-162 is scheduled to stand up in September as the second operational squadron.  
 
The switch to MV-22's will give the squadron a whole new level of capabilities, said George, who recently received his 3,000 flight hours pin.  
 
Traveling almost twice as fast and carrying 10 more Marines than the aging "Sea Knight," the "Osprey" will replace all medium lift helicopters in the Marine Corps. The MV-22 also has the ability to refuel in flight, making it self-deployable.  
 
The pilots of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266 will head to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron-204 and begin a six-month school, learning how to fly the revolutionary aircraft.  
 
"It's two different theories of flight," said U.S. Marine Maj. Mike Duncan, a pilot with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266 moving to the new machine. "You have aspects of both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft."  
 
Duncan said he is excited about moving to the MV-22, and said the Marine Corps will benefit from the increased long range capability.  
 
The squadron ended its journey on a positive note, returning all of its Marines and sailors safely from its most recent deployment to Iraq, said George.  
 
He said he expects the squadron to continue its proud tradition when it re-emerges as an "Osprey" squadron and prepares for another deployment, possibly in 2008.
fonte defense-aerospace.com

Novos submarines a caminho da China
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... urpg-1.cms (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1686597,curpg-1.cms)

Rússia e China constroem navios de patrulha litoral
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/200 ... x.php#more (http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/2006/06/russia-china-building-littoral-warships/index.php#more)
(Os ENVC bem que poderiam tomar nota dos design destes 2 projectos..022 e 2038, claramente militares)

1 Bilião de libras por futuro Lynx (já noticiado ontem)
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/200 ... x.php#more (http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/2006/06/britains-billionpound-future-lynx-helicopter-order/index.php#more)

BrahMos prester a entrar ao serviço da Índia (já noticiado ontem)
 http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=395266 (http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=395266)

2 Fragatas algerianas serão construídas na rússia
http://www.kommersant.com/page.asp?idr=529&id=685970 (http://www.kommersant.com/page.asp?idr=529&id=685970)

Super Hornets da Marinha americana com radar revolucionário
http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,1 ... 41,00.html (http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,103141,00.html)

Marinha americana pede novos sistemas sonar para helicópteros
http://washingtontimes.com/upi/20060629 ... -5799r.htm (http://washingtontimes.com/upi/20060629-032950-5799r.htm)
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Enviado por: Marauder em Julho 07, 2006, 11:34:50 am
Novo Hawkeye vai fazer a capacidade AEW da US navy dar um “salto”
http://www.janes.com/regional_news/amer ... _1_n.shtml (http://www.janes.com/regional_news/americas/news/idr/idr060630_1_n.shtml)

Boeing a “bater couro” à marinha indiana (ver as suas necessidades também)
http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full ... _id=132411 (http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=132411)

Índia adquire 3 novas fragatas à Rússia
http://mosnews.com/money/2006/07/06/indiafrigates.shtml (http://mosnews.com/money/2006/07/06/indiafrigates.shtml)
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/news ... ewsid=6520 (http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/newsrf.php?newsid=6520)

Marinha americana anuncia novas versões dos barcos Swift
http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articl ... 84287.html (http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/World/20060706/384287.html)
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Enviado por: Luso em Julho 24, 2006, 11:24:50 pm
Não sei o que pensar desta notícia e se quero que passe despercebida ou não.

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/200 ... /index.php (http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/2006/01/cobham-catches-a-1b-australian-coastwatch-contract/index.php)

Australia's long coast is also its border, and they've taken an innovative approach to the problem. Unlike, say, the US Coast Guard, Australia has semi-privatized the coastal patrol function, placing contractors under the Customs service. Once intruders are detected, these contractors can then call on pre-arranged support from civil authorities and/or the Royal Australian Navy and Air Force. The Canadian American Strategic Review (CASR) think tank offers some excellent coverage of the Coastwatch program, including excerpts from a Canadian Senate report that details the program's jurisdicton and assets, and a discussion of potential lessons learned for Canada, which faces similar issues.

Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd, part of the Cobham Services Division, was recently named the preferred bidder for a 12-year, A$ 1 billion Australian Coastwatch contract over Raytheon Australia. Cobham is the current provider of aerial Civil Maritime Surveillance services to the Australian Customs Service, and the new contract under Australia's CMS04 (Civil Maritime Surveillance 04) program will expand its fleet, address key concerns - and possibly have an impact on a major American maritime surveillance program.

Privatizar os NPO´s...
Para depois serem comprados pelos espanhóis! :mrgreen:
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Enviado por: Bravo Two Zero em Agosto 28, 2006, 08:41:16 am
Última corveta da classe Visby entregue à Marinha Sueca:

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HMS Karlstad Christened Today. Five Visby-Class Corvettes Strengthen Swedish Navy
 
 
(Source: Kockums AB; issued Aug. 24, 2006)
 
   
 
 
With HMS Karlstad, christened yesterday, the Swedish Navy now has five Visby-class “stealth” corvettes, two of which are shown here during high-speed maneuvers. (Kockums AB photo)HMS Karlstad, the fifth and final vessel of the Visby series, was christened today, Thursday August 24th 2006, by Director General Marie Hafström, Swedish Armed Forces.  
 
The impressive ceremony was held at Kockums in Karlskrona, Sweden, in the presence of guest of honour Birgitta Samuelsson, Chairwoman of Karlstad Local Council. She presented the commander of the new vessel, Commander Carl David Philipsson, with a figurine of a young woman, portraying Sola, a waitress in 18th century Karlstad who was renowned for her sunny nature and became a symbol for Karlstad’s sunny atmosphere. The commander and his crew promised that it would naturally be awarded a place of honour aboard the new vessel.  
 
The many other guests attending the ceremony included Director General Gunnar Holmgren, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV); Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad, Chief of the Royal Swedish Navy; Eskil Erlandsson (Centre Party), Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence and, from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, of which Kockums is a part, Christian Eckel and Torsten Köncker. Kockums was officially represented by acting CEO Ralf Kube.  
 
HMS Karlstad, in common with the other vessels of the Visby series, is constructed of carbon fibre, featuring full stealth capability, making her almost impossible to detect with radar or other sophisticated sensors, such as IR imaging equipment.  
 
HMS Karlstad is designed as part of Sweden’s new rapid reaction force and is well equipped to fulfil this role. The ability to see and hear all, while remaining undetected oneself, offers a number of tactical advantages. The commander can also decide to exit stealth mode, should he wish to reveal his presence, and then “vanish” again.  
 
HMS Karlstad can handle everything from Mine Countermeasures (MCM), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), surface combat, marine surveillance and maritime protection to general maritime support. She is also designed to provide emergency support at the scene of marine accidents and to participate in international peacekeeping missions. HMS Karlstad and her sister Visby-class vessels constitute a very considerable addition to the operational strength of the Royal Swedish Navy.  
 
HMS Karlstad’s crew comprises 43 men and women, of whom 16 are conscripts. The vessel is 72 metres long, with a draught of 2.4 metres. She will displace 650 tonnes when fully fitted. Powered by a combined diesel and gas (CODAG) turbine arrangement, she has a top speed in excess of 40 knots, precise figures being classified.  
 
“The Visby corvettes enhance the strength of the Swedish Navy and offer a considerable advance in flexibility,” said Ralf Kube, Kockums’ acting CEO, addressing the assembled guests. He expressed his thanks to FMV for excellent cooperation throughout a highly complex and forward-looking project.  
 
In particular, he addressed his fellow workers at Kockums:  
 
“I wish to express my special thanks to all who have been involved in the Visby project, for your great efforts and commitment. After more than a decade, we are now entering the final phase of this challenging and complex project. We shall not only have contributed a strong link in Sweden’s defence: we shall have accumulated essential experience and know-how on which future Kockums projects may be built.”  
 
Two earlier Visby-class vessels are operating abroad. HMS Helsingborg is currently engaged in trials in the Mediterranean, and HMS Härnösand is due to sail to Germany, where she will show her paces. International interest in the Visby corvettes is considerable.  
 
 


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defense-aerospace

Já estou "fã" do equipamento sueco:
- o Gripen
- o CV-90
- os patrulhas da classe Skjold
- a Volvo
- as suecas :lol:
- e agora estas corvetas
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Enviado por: Lancero em Novembro 09, 2006, 03:40:37 pm
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França: Lançado com êxito novo míssil destinado equipar submarinos nucleares

Paris, 09 Nov (Lusa) - O exército francês procedeu hoje ao primeiro lan çamento, com êxito, de um novo míssil estratégico, o M-51, destinado a equipar s ubmarinos nucleares, anunciou o Ministério da Defesa em Paris.

        O míssil M-51, que estará operacional até 2010, deverá equipar os subma rinos nucleares lançadores de engenhos da nova geração da força Oceânica estraté gica francesa.

        O "ensaio experimental" de hoje foi "efectuado, como sempre", sem carga nuclear, e "realizado de acordo com os compromissos internacionais da França no que diz respeito à segurança, transparência e não-proliferação", lê-se num comu nicado do Ministério.

        Um porta-voz do centro de ensaios e de lançamento de mísseis situado em Biscarosse, sudoeste da França, confirmou o "êxito do primeiro lançamento do mí ssil M-51", sem carga nuclear.
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Enviado por: Jorge Pereira em Junho 15, 2007, 09:42:17 pm
Parece que a Venezuela está prestes a fechar um grande negócio de submarinos com os russos.

Há muitas informações contraditórias, mas os números são grandes.
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Enviado por: Jorge Pereira em Junho 15, 2007, 10:03:32 pm
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El principal diario de negocios de Rusia, Kommersant, afirmó esta semana que Caracas ultima negociaciones con Moscú para la adquisición de entre cinco y nueve submarinos, a un costo de entre 1.000 y 2.000 millones de dólares, según sea el número y tipo de submarinos rusos que eventualmente se adquieran.

Los cinco primeros submarinos serían los "Project 636 del tipo Kilo" a diesel y los otros cuatro los modernos "Project 677 del tipo Amur", según esa fuente.

Kommersant recordó que la Armada de Venezuela anunció el pasado diciembre planes de adquirir nueve submarinos de cuarta generación y reveló que había recibido propuestas de Alemania, España y Rusia.

Un representante de la industria militar rusa dijo a su vez a la agencia Interfax de ese país que durante la visita de Chávez podría, como mínimo, firmarse un contrato para la venta de tres submarinos de la clase "Amur", por más de 600 millones de dólares.
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Enviado por: Lancero em Junho 15, 2007, 10:05:47 pm
Citação de: "Jorge Pereira"
Parece que a Venezuela está prestes a fechar um grande negócio de submarinos com os russos.

Há muitas informações contraditórias, mas os números são grandes.

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Venezuela Will Buy Russian Submarines
Negotiations between Venezuela and Russia on the purchase of five to ten Russian submarines are winding down. The final decision may be made when Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez visits Russia on June 29. Chavez will visit Russia just before Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the United States. The submarine deal will likely become another irritant in U.S.-Russian relations.
Kommersant sources say that Venezuela has ordered five Project 636 and four Project 677E Amur submarines. It initially wanted only the 677, but that model is not yet part of the Russian Navy forces, and a contract for its sale cannot be written yet. Admiralteiskie Wharves are now building two 636 subs for Algeria. China purchased eight 636 in 2004-2006 for $1.8 billion.

Venezuela is spending big money on modernizing its armed forces. According to the Venezuelan Defense Ministry, the country spend $4.3 billion on arms purchases in 2005-2006. Of that sum, $3.4 billion went to Russia. Germany, France and Italy jointly and Russia competed in a tender to provide Venezuela with submarines. It will have the largest submarine fleet in South America, along with Peru, which has six submarines, Brazil, which has five, and Chile, which has four.

Venezuela makes no secret of the fact that it is preparing for military conflict with the United States.


Fonte (http://http)

EDIT: tarde piei  :lol:
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Enviado por: SSK em Junho 17, 2007, 04:45:57 pm
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Venezuela negocia a compra de nove submarinos russos
14/06 - 06:36 - AFP

O presidente venezuelano, Hugo Chávez, deve concluir um acordo para a compra de nove submarinos russos durante uma visita a Moscou no fim do mês, informa a imprensa russa.

Caracas já encomendou cinco submarinos diesel 636 e quatro de um novo modelo de submarino diesel, o Amur 677E, afirma o jornal Kommersant, que cita fontes anônimas dos setores de fabricação de naves e exportação de armas.

njc/fp


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Venezuela compra na Rússia os submarinos da quarta geração
14.06.2007 Fonte: Pravda.ru          
 
Os expertos militares da Venezuela mantêm as “consultas ativas” com seus colegas da Rússia com objetivo de adquisição de um importante lote de submarinos , noticia esta quinta-feira (14) Ria-Novosti, citado uma fonte anónima do setor naval russo.
(http://port.pravda.ru/img/idb/img_023583_main1.jpg)
Submarino diesel-eléctrico 636
   
“ Agora é demasiado cedo para informar data ou cifras concretas “ , mas as negociações tratam de diferentes variantes , em particular, do fornecimento de “ submarinos da quarta geração Amur-950 e Amur-1650”, assim como “ modelos do projeto 636 que têm integrado um sistema lança-mísseis”, disse a fonte.

Os sistemas de mísseis russos Club-S, integrados em submarinos , não têm comparação no mundo. Foram desenvolvidas para destruir objetos submergidos em água, costeiros e de superfície aquática em condições da forte resistência radioelectrónica e de fogo.

Segundo o jornal russo Kommersant o ajuste comercial já está confirmado e o acordo será assinado durante a visita do presidente venezuelano Hugo Chávez à Rússia nas finais deste mês . De acordo com jornal que cita  hoje suas fontes também anónimas, Caracas encomendou cinco submarinos diesel-eléctrico 636 e quatro de um novo modelo de submarino diesel-eléctrico Amur 677E que irá fornecido às Forças Armadas  russas só este ano. O lote está avaliado em 1-2 bilhões de dólares .

Se a venda for realizada, poderia convertir-se “em um novo fator de irritação nas relações entre Moscou e Washington”, comenta Kommersant.

 Venezuela quer submarinos para enfrentar um eventual bloqueio naval dos EUA.

Desde 2005, Caracas gastou 3.400 milhões de dólares (2.600 milhões de euros) em armas de Rússia, incluindo 24 aviões de caça, 35 helicópteros militares, sistemas de defesa aérea e 100.000 metralhadores Kalashnikov.

 Por Lyuba Lulko
 
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Junho 17, 2007, 09:01:13 pm
Pena que os jornalistas sejam aldrabões ou descuidados em qualquer parte do
Mundo. O navio da fot não é nenhum "submarino diesel electrico 636", mas sim o submarino nuclear de ataque americano Sea Wolf.
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Enviado por: SSK em Junho 18, 2007, 12:10:46 am
eu sei, mas só quis colocar a notícia como estava...
Jornalistas :oops:
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Junho 18, 2007, 12:39:52 am
E fez muito bem, SSK.
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Enviado por: Mazagão em Junho 18, 2007, 10:20:13 pm
Photo do JMSDF 16DDH (Marinha do Japão) ainda no estaleiro:
http://ysaki777.iza.ne.jp/blog/entry/199011
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Enviado por: SSK em Junho 19, 2007, 01:29:32 pm
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Dez estudantes do ensino secundário deverão participar, este ano, na Universidade Itinerante do Mar (UIM), uma iniciativa conjunta das Universidades do Porto, de Oviedo (Espanha) e da Marinha Grande, anunciou na passada sexta-feira fonte da Universidade do Porto. A UIM é um projecto que vai transformar o navio-escola "Creoula" numa Universidade itinerante durante o mês de Agosto. A edição de 2006 contou com a participação de 74 jovens, sendo que este ano a iniciativa abre-se a dez estudantes do ensino secundário. Em comunicado, a Universidade do Porto adianta que os alunos se poderão candidatar a participar nesta iniciativa até dia 22 de Junho.
 

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18 de Junho de 2007
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Enviado por: Upham em Junho 19, 2007, 04:09:17 pm
Citação de: "luis filipe silva"
Pena que os jornalistas sejam aldrabões ou descuidados em qualquer parte do
Mundo. O navio da fot não é nenhum "submarino diesel electrico 636", mas sim o submarino nuclear de ataque americano Sea Wolf.


Boa tarde!

Os SSN Sea Wolf, tal como os SSN Virginia têm aquela curva muito caracteristica na base da vela.

Os SSK Soviéticos/Russos têm velas com um formato mais longo e com arestas mais vivas no topo da vela. O que não é um formato muito hidrodinânico. Surpreende que não tenham copiado o formato da vela dos SSN da classe Sierra e classe Akula, que têm um formato bem hidrodinâmico.

Cumprimentos!
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Enviado por: SSK em Junho 19, 2007, 05:10:28 pm
Mas não será por isso que os submarinos russos não deixam de ser dos submarinos mais silenciosos do mundo a par dos franceses. O SSK Kilo será possivelmente o submarino mais silencioso do mundo apesar disso.
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Junho 19, 2007, 06:44:56 pm
SSK escreveu:
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Mas não será por isso que os submarinos russos não deixam de ser dos submarinos mais silenciosos do mundo a par dos franceses. O SSK Kilo será possivelmente o submarino mais silencioso do mundo apesar disso.

Falamos de nucleares e convencionais, ou só convencionais ?
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Enviado por: Upham em Junho 19, 2007, 10:05:47 pm
Boa noite!

Os artigos que tenho lido referem especificamente os SSK da classe Kilo como dos submarinos mais silenciosos do mundo, mas, que os SSK da Classe Amur com AIP serão ainda mais silenciosos.

Cumprimentos!
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Enviado por: typhonman em Junho 19, 2007, 11:08:10 pm
http://jdin.janes.com/public/jdin/index.shtml (http://jdin.janes.com/public/jdin/index.shtml)

A Algéria poderá receber fragatas Type23 do Reino Unido.
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Enviado por: MAC em Junho 19, 2007, 11:24:02 pm
Navantia obtiene los contratos de Australia

Según avanza la prensa australiana, la compañía española participará en los dos principales programas de construcción de buques para la Armada de Australia. El Gobierno de Canberra anunciará hoy públicamente la resolución de los concursos para el diseño y apoyo a la construcción de tres destructores y dos buques de asalto anfibio.

19/06/2007 17.46h · Revista Naval

Los tres destructores de defensa antieárea AWD (Air Warfare Destroyer), con opción para la construcción de al menos un buque adicional, serán construidos en base a las fragatas españolas de la clase F-100, adaptadas a las necesidades de la Marina australiana.

Navantia participará en este proyecto ofreciendo consultoría e ingeniería para el diseño y apoyo a la construcción de los buques, que serán armados localmente por la empresa ASC.

Buques de asalto anfibio

Los dos buques de asalto anfibio también caerán de lado español. Las naves, basadas en el buque de proyección estratégica «Juan Carlos I», actualmente en construcción en el astillero de Ferrol, serán construidas parcialmente en España, encargándose de su ensamblaje final la firma local Tenix, con la que concurría Navantia, frente al consorcio formado por la francesa Armaris y la australiana ADI.

Mejores garantías
Según las fuentes consultadas, el Gobierno australiano basó ambas decisiones en las mejores condiciones ofrecidas en costes, diseño y programa de entrega de los buques.

En el caso de los destructores -y contrariamente al titular que publica La Voz de Galicia en su edición de hoy- la decisión se apoya en los criterios esgrimidos desde el gabinete ministerial con la reticencia de la Marina australiana, principal valedora del proyecto presentado por la estadounidense Gibbs & Cox, basado en buques más potentes, pero igualmente más onerosos para las arcas públicas australianas y con mayor riesgo técnico, lo cual podría comprometer el programa de ejecución.
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Enviado por: ferrol em Junho 20, 2007, 08:55:08 am
http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/inicio/noticia.jsp?CAT=126&TEXTO=5912000
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Australia genera trabajo para los astilleros de Ferrol hasta el 2014

El Gobierno de Australia refrendó ayer la capacidad tecnológica de Navantia al adjudicarle los contratos para el diseño de tres fragatas y la construcción de dos buques de proyección estratégica (BPE). Este último pedido, valorado en 2.000 millones de dólares (unos 1.500 millones de euros), tiene una especial repercusión en los astilleros de la ría de Ferrol, ya que les garantiza ocupación hasta el año 2014.

La compañía pública fabricará en las antiguas Bazán y Astano el 80% de los dos barcos, mientras que el 20% restante se montará en el astillero australiano de la compañía Tenix, socia de Navantia en este concurso. Precisamente las dos plantas gallegas construyen en estos momentos el primer BPE de Navantia -para la Marina española-, un modelo desarrollado íntegramente por la compañía pública, y que ha elegido ahora el Gobierno de Australia en detrimento de la oferta presentada por el astillero francés Armaris. [...]

El contrato de las tres fragatas está valorado en 7.000 millones de dólares, aunque este montante incluye la construcción de los barcos, que se llevará a cabo totalmente en Australia, en el astillero ACS. Navantia se encargará del diseño de las unidades y de la transferencia de tecnología para su construcción, unos trabajos que, según fuentes próximas a la operación, supondrán en torno al 20% del presupuesto del pedido
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Enviado por: garrulo em Junho 20, 2007, 09:55:13 am
Menudo braguetazo.Felicidades a Navantia.
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Enviado por: old em Junho 20, 2007, 10:12:02 am
Citação de: "garrulo"
Menudo braguetazo.Felicidades a Navantia.


Esperemos que eso no comprometa la construccion de la F106 :roll:
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Enviado por: garrulo em Junho 20, 2007, 02:51:04 pm
Pues Old, con esa noticia veo la F106 mas verde, los astilleros tendran trabajo hasta el 2014. De cualquier modo nadie lo ha vinculado a la no consecucion del programa australiano y el año que viene hay elecciones generales.
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Enviado por: SSK em Junho 29, 2007, 01:43:37 pm
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Marinha britânica constrói dois novos porta-aviões

A marinha britânica vai construir dois novos porta-aviões, o "HMS Queen Elizabeth II" e "HMS Prince of Wales", com um custo total estimado de mais de 4 mil milhões de dólares. Os dois navios, de 40 mil toneladas cada um, vão poder transportar 50 aviões de combate.

Com esta decisão, muito pesada do ponto de vista orçamental, a Royal Navy mantém, assim, em actividade pelo menos três estaleiros navais em Inglaterra e na Escócia, assegurando cerca de 10 mil postos de trabalho directos, e mantêm o esforço para continuar entre as melhores marinhas de guerra do mundo, assegurando a Londresw uma rara capacidade de projecção de poder.
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Israel's Navy to Equip with IAI's POO, MiniPOP EO Payloads
The Israeli Navy will equip its surface vessels and patrol boats with the POP electro-optical stabilized payload system, developed and produced by Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) Tamam Division. Sofar the Israeli Navy relied on an older version of the MSIS EO systems, developed by Elbit Systems' ElOp fielded through the 1990s. The systems being supplied by Tamam are based on the POP (Plug-in Optronic Payload) and MiniPOP payloads, which include advanced day and night (thermal) cameras and laser rangefinders. Tamam recently expanded its line of MiniPOP 8" (21 cm) sized payloads, with the introduction of a new stabilized multi-sensor system including a color day camera with a Near infra-red (NIR) capability, a 3-5µm continuous zoom thermal imaging camera, an eyesafe laser range-finder and a laser pointer. The MiniPOP also provides enhanced image processing and automatic video tracker capabilities. The MiniPOP weighs up to nine kilograms, depending on the configuration.


Fala-se que Israel vai adquirir mais submarinos da classe Douphin mas com as devidas actualizações aos já existentes.
Título: Upgrade das fragatas canadianas
Enviado por: Get_It em Julho 05, 2007, 09:18:58 pm
As fragatas canadianas vão ser submetidas ao upgrade FELEX (Frigate Life Extension Programme).

Citação de: "PMO"
Prime Minister Harper announces Navy ship upgrades
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced new upgrades to the Navy’s Halifax-Class frigates that will improve the Navy’s ability to protect Canadian waters while boosting employment in Canada’s shipbuilding sector.

“New updated equipment will make these ships stronger, safer and better able to do all the work we ask of them,” said Prime Minister Harper. “The result is that more than ever, our Halifax-Class frigates will be giant floating command posts – standing up for Canada at home and abroad.”

During the last 15 years, these frigates have been to the four corners of the world, performing every conceivable mission – from battling international terrorism and fulfilling international security agreements to providing aid to civilians in distress and assisting in search and recovery. The fleet’s most important job – maintaining the safety and security of sovereign Canadian waters – sees the frigates routinely patrol Canada’s three coastlines, protecting our borders from drug and human smugglers, terrorists, illegal fishing and polluters.

“One of the most important upgrades to our frigates will be enhanced command and control centres, giving Canadian vessels the ability to lead operations, not just participate in them,” the Prime Minister added. “All of the work done on the ships will be done in Canada, by Canadian companies, and this is great news for Canadian shipyards, their employees and their suppliers.”

The $3.1 billion modernization of the Halifax-Class frigates will begin in 2010, with the final ship being completed in 2017.

2007-07-05
fonte: http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?category=1&id=1730

Citação de: "CTV.ca"
Harper announces major upgrades to navy frigates

Standing aboard the deck of a ship in Halifax Thursday morning, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced major upgrades to Canada's fleet of 12 Halifax-class frigates.

Harper, flanked by Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay and Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor, said the $3.1 billion project will begin in 2010, and the work will be done by Canadian shipyards.

He said the ships have proven their value to Canada time and time again in peacekeeping efforts around the world, disaster relief, maintaining Arctic sovereignty and protecting Canada's coasts.

"Today we are announcing our intention to proceed with a refit of the entire Halifax-class fleet," Harper said from the deck of the frigate HMCS Halifax.

"New updated equipment will make these ships stronger, safer and better able to do all that we ask them to do. They are the backbone of the Canadian navy so by upgrading them we are making the entire navy stronger."

From Halifax, Harper was set to head to Saskatchewan where he is expected to announce a $1.5-billion program for biofuels, The Globe and Mail reports.

Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald and Saskatchewan Premier Lorne Calvert are both at odds with the federal government, claiming the March 19 budget breaks a key promise to exclude non-renewable natural resources from the formula used to calculate equalization payments to the provinces.

Neither MacDonald nor Calvert were scheduled to be in the cities where Harper was making the announcements, and both said they had not received details about the announcements or formal invitations to attend.

But Harper said the two levels of government rarely expect to be included in each other's announcements, so it shouldn't come as a surprise.

MacDonald told reporters on Wednesday that he would be very disappointed if Harper planned to make a good news announcement for his province without having given him any prior notice about it.

"If it's good news for Nova Scotia, I'm quite surprised that I would not be aware," MacDonald said in Bridgewater, N.S.

Harper and MacDonald have been feuding over the budget's handling of offshore oil resources. MacDonald claims the prime minister has broken his promise not to claw back the province's offshore energy sector when calculating equalization payments.

MacDonald, along with Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams, claims the move negated the Atlantic accords which were signed in 2005, and intended to protect them from clawbacks to equalization.

MacDonald was in Truro Thursday while the prime minister was in Halifax.

In Saskatchewan, Harper is expected to make another spending announcement at a grain terminal in the south-central part of the province near the Gardiner Dam close to Strongfield.

The announcement will likely focus on biofuels. The government pledged in the budget to provide $1.5 billion over seven years in incentives for producers to move towards renewable alternatives to gasoline and diesel, such as ethanol and biodiesel.

Tensions have been high between Ottawa and Saskatchewan since Calvert asked the courts whether the budget -- and its treatment of natural resources -- is legally sound.

Calvert, who will be in Iqaluit meeting with other Western premiers when the announcement is made, says his province will lose $800 million each year under the new equalization formula.

He said he has also been left completely out of the loop about the Thursday announcement.

"I am surprised to learn of his visit via The Globe and Mail," Calvert told The Globe by telephone on Wednesday.

"I am not even sure what the announcement is - if it is something new or a reannouncement of monies in the federal budget. All I can gather is that it has some relationship to biofuels."

2007-07-05
fonte: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070704/harper_halifax_070705/20070705?hub=TopStories

Alguns detalhes (via MilitaryPhotos.net):
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Capability Enhancement Projects
Some of the major projects, either stand-alone or part of FELEX, which will be integrated into the CPF during the mid-life refit are:

   1. HMCCS - Halifax Modernized Command & Control Systems;
   2. HALIFAX class radar upgrades;
   3. Installation of the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile - ESSM (installation reportedly underway since 2003, though the Department of National Defence has been very tight-lipped on installation date details);
   4. IRIUS - Long range infrared search and track system;
   5. IFF Mode S/5 Interrogator Friend or Foe Mode S/5 - will allow more accurate detailing of surface and air contacts;
   6. Internal Communications system upgrade;
   7. Harpoon Surface to Surface Missile system upgrade; and
   8. Electronic Warfare system upgrade - electronic support measures.

In addition to these projects, the mid-life refit will do all the general refit work such as ensuring the strength of the hull and superstructure, health of the engine assemblies and electrical systems, etc. Some of the “sustainment engineering changes” announced by PMO FELEX include:

   1. Modifications to the main gun of the CPF - the 57mm Bofors Naval Gun, located on the forecastle of each frigate;
   2. Replacement of Shield II Missile Decoy Countermeasures System;
   3. Replacement of the Integrated Machinery Control System; and
   4. Replacement of the Navigation Radar.


Cumprimentos,
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Enviado por: SSK em Setembro 04, 2007, 06:15:01 pm
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Indonésia adquirirá 22 helicópteros, 20 tanques e dois submarinos russos
09/04/2007 10:05 Fonte: Pravda.ru          
 
 

Às vésperas da visita do presidente Vladimir Putin à Indonésia nesta quinta-feira, apareceu uma informação que o país comprará na Rússia helicópteros, tanques e submarinos no valor de US$ 1 bilhão por meio de acordos que serão formalizados durante a visita , informa Efe.

 
O Governo russo aprovou uma linha de crédito de US$ 1 bilhão para que a Indonésia possa conseguir equipamentos de defesa e armamento, informou hoje a agência estatal "Antara".

Com o financiamento, a Indonésia adquirirá 22 helicópteros, 20 tanques e dois submarinos de classe "Kilo", disse o porta-voz do Ministério da Defesa indonésio, general Edy Butar Butar, acrescentando que a dívida será paga durante os próximos 15 anos.

Os submarinos do tipo «Kilo» são navios convencionais, com propulsão a Diesel que foram desenhados ainda no periodo da antiga União Soviética. Os modelos em serviço na Rússia, têm capacidade para o lançamento de torpedos filoguiados. Entre as vantagens dos submarinos da classe Kilo está a elevada capacidade para resistir a perfurações no casco, pois o submarino pode continuar a flutuar e não se afundar, mesmo que um compartimento tenha sido completamente afundado. A última modernização da classe Klio é o projeto “Amur”, um submarino que no Ocidente recebeu o nome “Buraco Negro”.

"A Força Aérea também receberá armamento e equipamentos para o esquadrão de Shukoi, porque, além da compra de US$ 1 bilhão, também comprará seis aviões Shukoi no valor de US$ 335 milhões", disse Butar Butar ao jornal "The Jakarta Post".

A previsão é de que as companhias estatais russas de petróleo, Lukoil, e de mineração, RusAi, assinem contratos com as indonésias Pertamina e P. T. Aneka Tambang, respectivamente.
Os presidentes indonésio e russo também vão assinar acordos de reflorestamento e proteção do meio ambiente.
 
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Enviado por: ricardonunes em Outubro 10, 2007, 09:58:54 am
Defesa: Assinado contrato para fornecimento de equipamentos

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O contrato de fornecimento de equipamentos destinados a facilitar as operações de busca e salvamento no mar continental, através de radares, sensores metereológicos e sistemas de identificação automática e comunicação por voz, é assinado hoje, em Lisboa.
O contrato, que será celebrado na presença dos ministros da Defesa e das Obras Públicas, prevê o fornecimento de equipamentos e serviços necessários à integração dos sistemas de socorro e segurança marítima (GMDSS, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, na sigla inglesa) e de controlo do tráfego marítimo (VTS, Vessel Traffic System), segundo um comunicado conjunto dos dois Ministérios.

O sistema GMDSS visa transmitir sinais de alerta e socorro a partir de navios e embarcações, a 30 milhas náuticas, de modo a que possam ser accionadas as operações de busca e salvamento e difundidas informações de segurança marítima.

Em contrapartida, o VTS é um sistema de vigilância e controlo de tráfego marítimo, composto por radares, sensores meteorológicos, sistemas de identificação automática, de comunicação por voz em muito alta frequência, de fusão e tratamento de dados, entre outros.

A assinatura do contrato, a celebrar entre o Instituto Portuário de Transportes Marítimos e o consórcio fornecedor do sistema VTS (Atlas Elektronik/Teixeira Duarte/Nokia Siemens/Case) realiza-se nas instalações do VTS do Porto de Lisboa (Torre Inclinada).

Diário Digital / Lusa

10-10-2007 9:38:28
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Enviado por: typhonman em Outubro 15, 2007, 06:13:42 pm
The program had great prospects, but will likely go down in history as yet another case of Liberal fiscal mismanagement. If they go ahead with plans for new subs, the Vics will have their upgrades cancelled and they'll be laid up in Halifax for the next 20 years.

Any ideas on possible replacements?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20071009 ... k.ij_5kPUI (http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20071009/ca_pr_on_na/subs_replacement;_ylt=Alu5UoNy9y8h3lUjFJk.ij_5kPUI)

Tories may be considering new submarines, say military sources Murray Brewster, THE CANADIAN PRESS
Tue Oct 9, 5:43 PM ET


OTTAWA - The defence minister's office recently requested a briefing on how long it would take to introduce new submarines - a move that could set the stage for the replacement of the troubled Victoria-class boats, defence sources have told The Canadian Press.

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At the same time, a key refit contract involving the compressed-air system aboard HMCS Victoria has been put on hold, an upgrade which left incomplete would mean the warship would not be able to fire torpedoes.

Both actions raise questions about the future of the four glitch-plagued submarines that were purchased from Britain in 1998 under the former Liberal government and have yet to reach full operational status.

In the briefing, which was reportedly delivered by senior officials last week to Peter MacKay's new deputy minister, the government was told it would take six years to bring new submarines completely up to snuff, starting from the moment of contract signing.

A second defence source said a more conservative estimate of the timeline would be up to eight years.

A spokesman for MacKay declined to give details of the briefing.

"The minister has no comment on the substance of briefings, which are often sensitive in nature," said Jay Paxton, the minister's press secretary.

"The minister does view these subs as an important strategic asset for Canada."

The conjecture comes at a time when the Harper government is casting around for ways to bolster the country's sovereignty over the Arctic. The issue of the Far North is expected to figure prominently in next week's throne speech.

The four Victoria-class submarines are incapable of operating under the ice and naval experts have recommended that they be installed with an air independent propulsion system, which would allow for up two weeks submerged operations in the Arctic.

But the refit program for the current submarine fleet has been fraught with delays. A couple of weeks ago, the navy revealed that the upgrades on HMCS Victoria will take almost a year longer than expected.

In addition, the navy last year put off upgrading and repairing fire damage aboard HMCS Chicoutimi until 2010. On its maiden voyage to Canada in October 2004, an electrical fire crippled the boat and left Lieut. Chris Saunders dead.

Almost from the beginning, the $897-million program to buy the 1980s-vintage, mothballed diesel electric boats from the Royal Navy faced intense public scrutiny - especially after a series of mechanical glitches that included leaks, hull dents and rust. Through it all, the Canadian navy has been steadfast, defending the boats as necessary piece of the country's maritime defence strategy.

But getting the submarines up to snuff has been chewing up the largest chunk of the navy's maintenance budget, according to reports released under access to information. And each of the boats will require a mid-life refit in order to keep them operating into the 2025 time frame - a project that was estimated in 2005 to be worth an additional $865 million.

Defence sources said there are questions now about whether the Conservatives are preparing to cut the government's losses and replace the troubled boats sooner, operating the Victoria-class until a new breed of conventional submarine can be acquired.

"You've got wonder to what's going on, especially with all of the emphasis on the Arctic," said one senior source who asked not to be identified.

Defence expert Ken Bowring, a former naval engineer, said it's clear the government is on a fact-finding mission, but it remains to be seen what comes out of it.

"The navy is working hard to get the Victoria-class operational because they've got the boats, they want to do something with them," Bowring, who is a vice-president with the Navy League of Canada.

Liberal Senator Colin Kenny, head of the Senate security and defence committee, said the order time for new submarines is extensive and looking at possible replacement now would make sense.

"I can't see the Victoria submarines being with us for more than a decade," he said. "As long as they maintain this vital capability."

A possible replacement for the troubled British-built boats might be found in Germany. That country has developed a booming export business for its Type 214-Class boats.

South Korea and Greece recently lined up to buy the vessels, which are based on the proven Type 212 design - a boat that is powered by an air independent propulsion system much the same as engineers recommended for the Victoria class.


Canada e os Udolpher.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 17, 2007, 12:11:22 pm
Exercicio naval do Submarino Brasileiro Tikuna nos EUA:

http://www.alide.com.br/artigos/Tikuna-EUA/index.htm (http://www.alide.com.br/artigos/Tikuna-EUA/index.htm)

Excelentes reportagem e fotos.  :wink:
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Enviado por: P44 em Outubro 26, 2007, 12:30:01 pm
EMPORDEF assina parceria com Estaleiros Russos:

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Cooperação industrial, técnica e comercial

Ainda no âmbito da visita do presidente Putin a Portugal, a Empordef assina com uma empresa russa (a Admiralty Shipyards) um acordo para reforçar a cooperação bilateral industrial, técnica e comercial para o desenvolvimento da área de negócios da indústria naval.

No quadro deste compromisso, as duas partes "vão aprofundar a cooperação bilateral na indústria naval, através do desenvolvimento de um projecto específico que inclua encomendas de serviços, compra e venda de materiais e equipamentos para a construção naval...".

O projecto prevê ainda "a prestação de apoio recíproco nas áreas de gestão, produção e tecnologias de informação na construção naval", adiantou a mesma fonte.


http://sic.sapo.pt/online/noticias/mund ... urpose=bas (http://sic.sapo.pt/online/noticias/mundo/20071025_Acordos+nos+sectores+bancario+rodoviario+e+naval.htm?wbc_purpose=bas)
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Enviado por: comanche em Outubro 26, 2007, 08:45:52 pm
Defesa: Chefe da Armada defende substituição urgente de corvetas e patrulhas

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Almada, 26 Out (Lusa) - O Chefe do Estado-Maior da Armada (CEMA), Almirante Melo Gomes, alertou hoje que as corvetas e patrulhas, com mais de 30 anos de serviço, estão "no limite" e precisam de ser substituídas "com urgência".

O "recado directo e necessário" ao Governo, como admitiu, foi deixado pelo almirante Melo Gomes na abertura do ano operacional da Marinha, na Base Naval do Alfeite, em Almada, que incluiu um desfile de tropas em parada, e em que admitiu chefiar uma "esquadra envelhecida".

Em declarações aos jornalistas, admitiu que recursos existem na Lei de Programação Militar (LPM) e nos planos de investimento, mas que é preciso serem "levados à prática" para que a Marinha mantenha "a sua operacionalidade".

Apesar de as corvetas e patrulhas, com 32 e 38 anos de serviço, manterem "operacionalidade e prontidão assinaláveis", Melo Gomes advertiu que "não será possível manter por muito tempo os actuais níveis de empenhamento" dos navios.

"É necessário, é urgente que sejam substituídas por unidades tecnologicamente mais avançadas", afirmou Melo Gomes às tropas em parada, junto ao cais do Arsenal do Alfeite, no Tejo, onde estavam fundeados o navio-escola "Sagres", fragata Vasco da Gama ou o submarino "Barracuda".

O CEMA afirmou depois, em declarações aos jornalistas, esperar que os novos navios patrulha, em construção nos Estaleiros de Viana do Castelo, sejam entregues "no final de 2008".

A substituição das patrulhas pelas lanchas de fiscalização costeira "ultrapassou há muito o epíteto de urgente", disse.

Mas as corvetas e patrulhas estão "no limite máximo exigível", noutras áreas, porém, a Armada poderia "fazer mais, muitíssimo mais" se tivesse os "recursos adequados".

As potencialidades das fragatas e dos fuzileiros, afirmou Melo Gomes, "estão desaproveitadas", esperando que venham a participar em missões no âmbito das Forças Nacionais Destacadas.

O Chefe do Estado-Maior da Armada prometeu ainda "tudo fazer" para que "a especificidade da condição militar seja consagrada" na revisão dos vínculos e carreiras da função pública.

"Como comandante, compete-me criar as condições que fomentem a motivação e correspondam aos justificados anseios das pessoas, tendo sempre presente que os interesses da Marinha e a especificidade da condição militar são a primeira das prioridades", afirmou.

"A condição militar é demasiadamente séria para ser deixada apenas aos militares", ironizou.

Quanto à reestruturação do Arsenal do Alfeite, Melo Gomes afirmou aos jornalistas ser poss��vel que, nos próximos anos, sejam necessários 70 milhões de euros, como hoje noticiou o DN, para o modernizar e "tornar competitivo".

"Não podemos rentabilizar sem investir", afirmou.

Ao longo do ano operacional 2006-2007, os navios da marinha portuguesa, no seu conjunto, efectuaram 37 mil horas de navegação.

A Armada, ainda segundo os dados hoje divulgados, salvou 844 vidas, em 812 missões de busca e salvamento na costa portuguesa.

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Defesa: Chefe da Armada defende substituição urgente de corvetas e patrulhas

O "recado directo e necessário" ao Governo, como admitiu, foi deixado pelo almirante Melo Gomes na abertura do ano operacional da Marinha...


Então... mas a culpa não foi das limalhas?? :?


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Second Sandown-class Minehunter Delivered to Estonia
 
 
(Source: Estonian Ministry of Defence; issued Jan. 24, 2008)
 
   
 
 Today, Commodore Charles Stevenson, Commander of the Nordic region of the British Royal Navy, delivered the second Sandown class minehunter, ENS Sakala, to the Estonian Ministry of Defence. In total, Estonia will buy three Sandown class vessels from Great Britain.  
 
The Permanent Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Lauri Almann, officially received the ENS Sakala at the ceremony, which took place at the Babcock shipyard in Rosyth, and the stern flag of a warship of the Estonian Navy, bow jack and pennant of the commander were hoisted on the vessel for the very first time.  
 
On receiving ENS Sakala, Mr. Lauri Almann said that the new minehunters of the Estonian Navy shall increase the capability of the Estonian Navy to locate and dispose of the sea mines that remain in Estonian waters as well as increasing its capacity to participate in international operations.  
 
“The Estonian Navy is not completely ready yet but today’s addition to the Estonian war fleet represents great progress in this direction,” Mr. Almann said.  
 
According to the contract signed with Great Britain in September 2006, Estonia is to purchase three Sandown class minehunters in all. The total price for the three ships is 800 million EEK, which includes refurbishment and maintenance work for the ships, as well as training for the crew in the United Kingdom. Sandown class minehunters use Seafox undersea robots to locate and dispose of sea mines.  
 
The first Sandown class vessel, ENS Admiral Cowan, was delivered to Estonia in April 2007 and the last one, ENS Ugala, will be delivered in the beginning of the next year. ENS Sakala will arrive in Estonia during the spring.  
 
The Commander of the Estonian Navy, Commander Igor Schvede and the Head of the Procurement Department of the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Ingvar Pärnamäe, also participated in the formal ceremony in Rosyth.  
 
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Italy Awards Order for Four FREMM Frigates
 
 
(Source: compiled by defense-aerospace.com; posted Feb. 1, 2008)
 
   
 
 PARIS --- The Italian Ministry of Defense has signed a contract for the second batch of the FREMM multi-mission frigate program it is developing jointly with France. No value has been provided for this contract, which covers four additional ships.  
 
The contract was awarded to OCCAR, the European Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation, which is acting as the program’s joint executive, Italian Defense Undersecretary Giovanni Lorenzo Forcieri told reporters during a Jan. 31 media event in La Spezia. This contract brings the total number of FREMM frigates ordered by Italy to six, the first two ships having been ordered in 2006.  
 
“This program has substantial economic and employment benefits not only for the Riva Trigoso and Muggiano naval shipyards, but also for subcontractors such as Oto Melara, Selex and Elsag, and will provide work until 2016,” Forcieri is quoted as saying in Italian press reports.  
 
“We feared that the government crisis might block the contract’s signature…The FREMM program is fundamental for Riva Trigoso, where it will guarantee work-load for about ten years,” according to Sergio Ghio, trade union representative for Riva Trigoso which, like the Muggiano yard, belongs to the Fincantieri group.  
 
The announcement comes as Fincantieri is preparing to cut metal for the first two frigates. An event marking this milestone was scheduled for Feb. 8. Each ship will provide about two years of work to the shipyards.  
 
The four latest ships have been entirely funded in the 2007 budget, two by a special fund managed by the Ministry for Economic Development and two by the Ministry of Defence.  
 
Deliveries of the first two ships to the Italian Navy are scheduled for 2011 and 2012.  
 
The prime contractor for the FREMM program is a joint venture company between France’s Armaris (itself a joint venture between Thales and DCNS) and Italy’s Orizzonte Sistemi Navali S.p.A., jointly owned by Fincantieri and Finmeccanica.  
 
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General Dynamics vence contrato para construir navio de US$ 1,4 bilhão para Marinha dos EUA

15/02/2008 - 12h20

SÃO PAULO - O estaleiro Bath Iron Works, subsidiária da gigante de defesa General Dynamics, venceu uma concorrência de US$ 1,4 bilhão para a construção de um destróier de nova geração, o DDG 1000, para a Marinha dos EUA. O navio, classe Zumwalt, terá capacidades furtivas (stealth) e deverá ser entregue em 2014. Essa embarcação será desenvolvida para realizar vários tipos de missões de combate naval.

"Sinto-me encorajado pelo impacto de longo prazo que essa concorrência terá nos trabalhadores da Bath Iron Works e sei que todos estão prontos para começar a trabalhar", disse o presidente da companhia, Dungan Shipway.

A Bath Iron Works, situada no estado de Maine, nos EUA, é um dos principais estaleiros do país no desenvolvimento de embarcações de guerra para a Marinha norte-americana, tendo sido responsável pela construção de navios AEGIS - sistema integrado de defesa naval com capacidade de direcionar armamentos de defesa e acompanhar até 100 alvos simultaneamente.

(José Sergio Osse | Valor Online)

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Portugal/França: Marinhas vão cooperar na prevenção do terrorismo, buscas e salvamento

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Lisboa, 21 Fev (Lusa) - Os governos de Portugal e França assinam sexta-feira um protocolo de cooperação sobre serviços de busca e salvamento marítimo, assim como uma declaração conjunta entre as marinhas dos dois países para a prevenção do terrorismo.

A assinatura de acordos, que terão sobretudo como incidência o domínio das políticas do mar, será presidida pelos primeiros-ministros de Portugal, José Sócrates, e de França, François Fillon, no final da III Cimeira entre os executivos de Lisboa e de Paris.

De acordo com fonte do executivo português, no Centro Cultural de Belém, no final do encontro entre os dois governos, serão ainda assinadas declarações conjuntas para a cooperação em áreas como a protecção do litoral e das águas do Atlântico contra a poluição e de cooperação no domínio da ciência e das tecnologias.

Em 2006, em Paris, no segundo encontro de alto nível entre os governos português (já com José Sócrates nas funções de primeiro-ministro) e francês ficou decidido que a terceira reunião, que se realiza sexta-feira em Lisboa, seria sobretudo dedicada ao tema da cooperação marítima.

"Portugal e França são dois dos países da União Europeia mais empenhados na construção de uma política marítima comum dentro da União Europeia", justificou à agência Lusa fonte do Governo português.

"Portugal adoptou em 2006 uma estratégia nacional para o mar e colocou este tema entre as prioridades da sua presidência da União Europeia, tendo-se realizado em Outubro, em Lisboa, uma cimeira inter-ministrial da UE sobre política marítima europeia", acrescentou.

De todos as matérias em discussão, fonte diplomática nacional destacou o protocolo para a troca de informações entre serviços de busca e salvamento marítimo, cujo objectivo, de acordo com o texto a que a Lusa teve acesso, "é optimizar esforços e reforçar a cooperação e a segurança em zonas mais afastadas do litoral".

O protocolo terá particular incidência em zonas como os Açores e as Antilhas, visando sobretudo as travessias atlânticas, os navios de passageiros e embarcações de pequeno porte.

Já a declaração conjunta entre as marinhas dos dois países prevê uma colaboração em termos de "monitorização e vigilância marítima, troca de informações e cooperação face a ameaças e riscos provenientes do mar ou que afectem a segurança marítima".

Com esta declaração conjunta, os executivos de Paris e de Lisboa, dizem pretender reforçar a sua colaboração em acções de combate à poluição, aos tráficos ilícitos e ao terrorismo".

Os governos português e de França vão também "instar" os governos de Marrocos e de Espanha para colaborarem activamente na protecção do litoral e das águas do atlântico nordeste contra a poluição.

O objectivo é criar a prazo em Lisboa um Centro para a Protecção do Atlântico Nordeste contra a Poluição.

De acordo com fonte do Governo português, em preparação está também a possibilidade de os executivos de Paris e de Lisboa assinaram sexta-feira um protocolo de cooperação na área da ciência sobre mobilidade de estudantes.

Este acordo, a concretizar-se, dará sequência às matérias que dominaram as conversações no II Encontro de Alto Nível entre Portugal e França, em Paris, e que foi dedicado à cooperação científica entre os dois países.


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Half a century after the introduction of steam-driven catapults, the US Navy (USN) aircraft carrier community is entering an era that trades steam and hydraulics for advanced electronic circuitry.

Construction of the first in a new line of carriers, Gerald R Ford (CVN 78), is due to begin in 2008 and the USD10.5 billion ship will use electricity instead of steam for launching combat aircraft, cooking meals and heating sailors' living quarters. Its nuclear reactors will produce more electricity than any other warship, powering a maintenance revolution as well as one of the navy's 'floating cities'.

The CVN 78-class carriers - the fruit of the CVN 21 design and development programme - will have powerful new radar, upgraded landing systems and larger flight decks than their Nimitz-class predecessors. The ship's company plus air wing will number a relatively meagre 4,660 personnel, between 1,000 and 1,200 fewer than the total required in the older carriers.

Many technological advances contribute to the manpower efficiency gain. For example, radars in the new ship will not need to rotate, dramatically reducing wear and tear; and the USN says its new electromagnetic launch system can be operated by about 90 sailors, compared to the 120 needed for steam-driven catapults. Pilots on take-off may reap the most noticeable benefits as the new catapult will push them smoothly aloft, in contrast to the steam-driven jolt of the existing carriers.

"Going through a catapult launch is akin to getting launched on a roller coaster," says Louis Uffer, manager of the USN's Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) programme. "You wouldn't want to be jerked right out of your seat. You want to get nice and gently thrown on your roller-coaster ride. EMALS is going to do the same thing for the naval aviators who get to launch off aircraft carriers. This is going to be the start of whatever their thrill ride is, whatever mission they go on."

Thrill rides are an everyday occurrence for the carrier fleet, the centrepiece of the USN's fighting force. Each flat-top can accommodate more than 75 aircraft, with a lineup that typically includes four F/A-18 strike interdictor squadrons, a squadron of S-3B reconnaissance aircraft, a squadron of E-2C command-and-control aircraft and a helicopter squadron. Future plans will see the embarkation of unmanned aerial vehicles; in August 2007 it was announced that Northrop Grumman had won a USD635.9 million Unmanned Combat Air System-Demonstrator (UCAS-D) contract from US Naval Air Systems Command, after the company's X-47B drone was selected (ahead of Boeing's X-45) as the developmental testbed for the navy's first carrier-launched unmanned strike aircraft.

Also, the F/A-18s will be joined by a carrier version of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), which will bring stealth and state-of-the-art electronics to maritime aviators. The USN plans a mix of the two supersonic combat aircraft, so that it can take advantage of the F-35's new capabilities without replacing its entire inventory and sucking funds from other programmes.

All these aircraft give the carriers their enormous combat power, including the potential to deliver nuclear weapons if needed. They also represent a shift in the navy's use of carriers and sea-based aircraft since their introduction in the early 20th century.

"At the end of World War II we had 99 carriers," says Vice Admiral David Architzel, one of the USN's senior acquisition officials. "Today's carriers are tremendously more capable. We measure things today not by number of aircraft per target but number of targets per aircraft."
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Raytheon, US Navy Sign $61 Million Phalanx Close-In Weapon System Contract
   
   
(Source: Raytheon Company; issued May 15, 2008)
 
 
   
   LOUISVILLE, Ky. --- Raytheon Company has been awarded a $61.1 million U.S. Navy contract to purchase radar upgrade kits and other spare parts for the Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems. Sixty- eight radar kits will be procured for use with the sea-based Phalanx and the Centurion Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System.

Phalanx is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled radar and 20 mm gun system that automatically acquires, tracks and destroys enemy threats. More than 850 sea-based systems have been built and deployed in the navies of 25 nations. Twenty-two land-based systems have been delivered to the U.S. Army.

"Along with defending against rockets, artillery and mortars in the land-based configuration, the Phalanx radars will support engagements of other at-sea systems such as the Rolling Airframe Missile against supersonic anti-ship missiles and other evolving threats," said Kevin Peppe, Raytheon's close-in weapon systems director.


Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.

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La Russie finalise la vente de quatre sous-marins au VenezuelaAttendue depuis des mois, la vente de quatre sous-marins du type Kilo a été conclue avec le Venezuela. C'est ce qu'a indiqué cette semaine la presse russe. Baptisé projet 636, ce contrat est évalué à 1.2 milliard de dollars. Les bâtiments devraient être livrés en 2012 et 2013. Selon Flotte de Combat 2008, la location d'un Kilo pourrait intervenir d'ici là, de manière à assurer la formation des équipages destinés à armer les futurs sous-marins. Outre les quatre Kilo neufs, Caracas projette d'acquérir par la suite plusieurs exemplaires du nouveau sous-marin russe, l'Amur. Plusieurs industriels étaient initialement en lice pour renouveler la flotte sous-marine vénézuélienne, dont DCNS. Après avoir assuré la modernisation des deux bâtiments du type 209 actuellement en service (système de combat Subtics), le Français était semble-t-il bien placé. Mais Jacques Chirac, alors président de la République, avait finalement mis son veto à la vente de Scorpène au Venezuela, sans doute pour ne pas aggraver des relations déjà tendues avec les Etats-Unis.
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La Russie finalise la vente de quatre sous-marins au VenezuelaAttendue depuis des mois, la vente de quatre sous-marins du type Kilo a été conclue avec le Venezuela. C'est ce qu'a indiqué cette semaine la presse russe. Baptisé projet 636, ce contrat est évalué à 1.2 milliard de dollars. Les bâtiments devraient être livrés en 2012 et 2013. Selon Flotte de Combat 2008, la location d'un Kilo pourrait intervenir d'ici là, de manière à assurer la formation des équipages destinés à armer les futurs sous-marins. Outre les quatre Kilo neufs, Caracas projette d'acquérir par la suite plusieurs exemplaires du nouveau sous-marin russe, l'Amur. Plusieurs industriels étaient initialement en lice pour renouveler la flotte sous-marine vénézuélienne, dont DCNS. Après avoir assuré la modernisation des deux bâtiments du type 209 actuellement en service (système de combat Subtics), le Français était semble-t-il bien placé. Mais Jacques Chirac, alors président de la République, avait finalement mis son veto à la vente de Scorpène au Venezuela, sans doute pour ne pas aggraver des relations déjà tendues avec les Etats-Unis.


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La Russie finalise la vente de quatre sous-marins au VenezuelaAttendue depuis des mois, la vente de quatre sous-marins du type Kilo a été conclue avec le Venezuela. C'est ce qu'a indiqué cette semaine la presse russe. Baptisé projet 636, ce contrat est évalué à 1.2 milliard de dollars. Les bâtiments devraient être livrés en 2012 et 2013. Selon Flotte de Combat 2008, la location d'un Kilo pourrait intervenir d'ici là, de manière à assurer la formation des équipages destinés à armer les futurs sous-marins. Outre les quatre Kilo neufs, Caracas projette d'acquérir par la suite plusieurs exemplaires du nouveau sous-marin russe, l'Amur. Plusieurs industriels étaient initialement en lice pour renouveler la flotte sous-marine vénézuélienne, dont DCNS. Après avoir assuré la modernisation des deux bâtiments du type 209 actuellement en service (système de combat Subtics), le Français était semble-t-il bien placé. Mais Jacques Chirac, alors président de la République, avait finalement mis son veto à la vente de Scorpène au Venezuela, sans doute pour ne pas aggraver des relations déjà tendues avec les Etats-Unis.

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Buques OTAN atracan en Arsenal Ferrol por ejercicio maniobras internacionales


La Agrupación SNMG1 de la OTAN atracó a primera hora de hoy en el Arsenal Militar de Ferrol para iniciar el próximo lunes un ejercicio de maniobras internacionales bautizado como Loyal Mariner frente a las costas del noroeste peninsular.

La Agrupación SNMG1 está conformada por el buque alemán FGS 'Lüebeck', el luso 'Vasco de Gama', el estadounidense 'USS Nicolas' y la fragata española F-103 'Blas de Lezo', que actúa como buque insignia de esta flota de la Alianza Atlántica.

El contraalmirante de la Armada, Juan Rodríguez Garat, que desde el pasado enero está al mando de la SNMG1, explicó hoy en rueda de prensa a bordo de la fragata española que este ejercicio tiene el objetivo de 'simular un escenario de la vida real' para probar la capacidad de la OTAN, con el fin de responder a situaciones de crisis como embargos marítimos internacionales o amenazas terroristas, que es una de las situaciones de alerta permanente.

Los cuatro buques de la OTAN hicieron su entrada por el estrecho canal de la ría ferrolana a partir de las ocho de esta mañana con una diferencia de aproximadamente quince minutos entre cada uno de ellos, lo que en opinión de Garat, demuestra que el Arsenal ferrolano 'es muy capaz'.

Resaltó que las cuatro fragatas F-100 de la Armada española -con una quinta en construcción y la sexta comprometida- que se construyeron hasta la fecha en los dos astilleros de Navantia en la ría de Ferrol están dando 'un rendimiento excelente a la altura de los mejores'.

Además de los cuatro buques de la OTAN, otros 17 buques participarán en el ejercicio internacional frente a la costas de Galicia y norte de Portugal, a una distancia de unas 200 millas náuticas, según indicaron hoy fuentes de la Armada, con más de 2.000 marinos a bordo.

La Marina española incorporará al ejercicio al buque de asalto Castilla, que previsiblemente atracará en las próximas horas, así como los buques logísticos 'Patiño' y 'Marqués de la Ensenada' y el portaaviones 'Príncipe de Asturias', que sin embargo, no llegará a penetrar en el interior de la ría ferrolana.

Al ejercicio se sumarán además fuerzas de otros países como Finlandia, que no pertenece a la OTAN, con el buque FNS UUsimaa, Polonia con el buque escolta 'General Kazimierz Pulaski', siete buques cazaminas, una corbeta danesa, una fragata francesa 'Lamotte Piquet' y la canadiense 'Toronto'.

En total, más de una veintena de barcos para el ejercicio internacional que sumados a las tres fragatas F-100 'Juan de Borbón', 'Alvaro de Bazán' y 'Blas de Lezo', y las dos F-70, 'Extremadura' y 'Asturias' ya atracadas en el Arsenal, elevan hasta 25 el número de buques en el recinto militar ferrolano.

La SNMG1 es una agrupación naval multinacional asignada permanentemente a la Alianza Atlántica capacitada para 'responder a situaciones de crisis en cualquier lugar', que conforma uno de los cuatro elementos permanentes de la OTAN para ejecutar 'un amplio espectro de misiones desde evacuación de no combatientes, contra el terrorismo, respuesta a crisis u operaciones de embargo'.

Este destacamento de la OTAN ha visitado recientemente el puerto irlandés de Dublín, Glasgow (Reino Unido), Hamburgo (Alemania) y Lisboa (Portugal).

En los últimos meses ha realizado maniobras y ejercicios en el Océano Atlántico y el Mar Báltico, además de participar en la Operación Active Endeavour en el Mar Mediterráneo.
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First Scorpene Submarine for Royal Malaysian Navy
DCN | Jun 12, 2008


Following 90 days of Lorient-based trials, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first DCNS-designed Scorpene submarine for the Royal Malaysian Navy, has now returned to Cherbourg for a post-trials refit.

The shipbuilder’s trials were held in the deep waters of the Bay of Biscay. Some 420 hours of underwater trials demonstrated the boat’s speed, dive endurance, manoeuvrability and stealth in addition to testing its combat system (including sonars and torpedo launch tubes) and safety and rescue systems.

Between now and late September, a DCNS team of 50 in Cherbourg will refit KD Tunku Abdul Rahman and prepare it for final acceptance trials, the last pre-delivery milestone.

The Malaysian government signed a contract with DCNS and Spanish naval shipbuilder Izar (now Navantia) in June 2002 for two Scorpene submarines and associated logistics and training. KD Tunku Abdul Rahman is scheduled for delivery in early 2009 and the second boat a few months later.

The Scorpene was designed by DCNS and developed jointly by DCNS and Navantia. Each boat is built partly in France and partly in Spain according to the same industrial process. The design features a range of advanced technologies — particularly in hydrodynamics, acoustic discretion and automation — drawing on innovations developed for other programmes. The modular Scorpene design can be readily tailored to each client navy’s specific mission profiles and requirements.

The DCNS Group is one of Europe’s leading players on the world market for naval defence systems. To meet customer demands for more comprehensive and integrated systems, DCNS acts as prime contractor for naval shipbuilding, integration and support by combining its own development, marketing and production capabilities with those of selected partners. The DCNS Group employs 13,000 people and generates annual revenues of around EUR 2.8 billion.
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Type 45 Destroyers
 
 
(Source: UK Ministry of Defence blog; posted June 20, 2008)
 
   
 
 Several newspapers have reported the announcement by Armed Forces Minister Bob Ainsworth yesterday to reduce the number of Type 45 destroyers from eight to six.

The MOD is investing £14billion in UK shipbuilding over the next ten to fifteen years. We are bringing forward the replacement programme for our Type 22 and 23 frigates. Combined with the current work on the six Type 45 destroyers and the future carrier programme, this means the industrial tempo in our shipyards will remain steady.

The six destroyers already on contract will be formidable warships and far more capable than first envisaged. With their advanced technology they will play a key part in the future force protection package for high value ships.


(EDITOR’S NOTE: This short notice was posted at 10:28 GMT on the MoD website. We will publish additional details as they become available)

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Enviado por: AMRAAM em Junho 20, 2008, 06:15:16 pm
Señores,¡¡Agarrense que llegan curvas!! :?
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Señores,¡¡Agarrense que llegan curvas!! :?


Exacto AMRAAM, sábia previsão essa...

No que se refere a Espanha, depois de uma década de ouro, a economia já este ano vai alinhar pela média europeia, ou seja um crescimento muito baixo, pelo que não me admiraria nada se dentro de algum tempo os programas militares espanhóis comecassem a ser objecto de cortes e adiamentos... uma realidade que para vós talvez seja nova, mas que nós em Portugal infelizmente conhecemos muito bem...
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Enviado por: AMRAAM em Junho 21, 2008, 01:02:43 am
Exactamente,el crecimiento de nuestra economia presente claros signos de agotamiento por la crisis economica actual,aunque si no me equivoco seguimos creciendo todavia a un ritmo mas alto (aunque menos que antes)que la media europea.Ademas de todo esto  leia unas declaraciones de nuestro presidente,no recuerdo si era hoy o ayer,en las que decia que los Presupuestos Generales del Estado para el año 2009  iban a ser asuteros,ya que habia que "apretarse el cinturon"(expresion economica en España),asi que mucho me temo que infelizmente los presupuestos  de defensa para el proximo año se van a ver afectados,si no bien van a perder recursos economicos,creo que van a sufrir una importante moderacion en la subida porcentual que se realiza todos los años con respecto a años anteriores.
En cuanto,a la reduccion de los principales programas españoles,sinceramente no creo que vayan a sufrir recortes,o al menos muy importantes,ya que estos si no me equivoco(si es asi que me corrija algun compatriota) estan asegurados por la Ley de Programacion Militar hasta los años 2020-2025 ,si la memoria no me juega una mala pasada.El problema va a estar eso si, a la hora de abrir otros programas de menor importancia pero de igual necesidad,como por ejemplo la compra de Mrap's para nuestras tropas destacadas en el exterior,donde segurmante si que habran retrasos en las entregas y las aperturas de los programas de adquisicion,asi como otros problemas presupuestarios de diversa indole.
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Enviado por: P44 em Junho 21, 2008, 11:53:15 am
a esse propósito , segundo disse outro colega Espanhol, o mais provável é a F-106 já não ser construida????
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Enviado por: jmg em Junho 21, 2008, 12:16:45 pm
É o inicio do fim.
Mas todas estas superpotênncias mesmo com os cortes mantêm bom níveis de equipamento e prontidão e hoje em dia ninguém imagina entrar num conflito sozinho. Sendo assim conta-se sempre com os meios dos aliados.
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Enviado por: AMRAAM em Junho 21, 2008, 12:27:09 pm
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a esse propósito , segundo disse outro colega Espanhol, o mais provável é a F-106 já não ser construida????

Pues si,lo cierto es que la situacion actual,no nos hace ser muy optimistas sobre este tema.Ya que a los problemas economicos hay que sumarle otras cuestiones importantes,como son por ejemplo,que los astilleros de Navantia van a tener trabajo asegurado durante unos cuantos años mas por las compras militares realizadas por AUSTRALIA(lo que reduce las posibilidades de nuevas construcciones de la armada en esos años,ya que son principalmente los sindicatos los que presionan al gobierno para la contruccion de nuevas naves,cuando exiten o pueden existir problemas por falta de trabajo),o que posiblemente algunas de las acciones realizadas por algunos de los paises de nuestro entorno en materia de reduccion de escoltas,ya sea Francia con las FREMM o Inglaterra con los T-45 ,puedan influir en la politica de defensa en lo que se refiere al numero de naves que debe poseer la armada española.
SALUDOS!!
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Enviado por: P44 em Junho 25, 2008, 10:36:38 am
Finland's Patria to Sell FNS Kotka and FNS Oulu to Croatia
 
 
(Source: STT Finnish Government news; dated June 19, 2008)
 
   
 
 The Finnish government on Thursday cleared the sale of FNS Kotka and FNS Oulu to state-controlled arms group Patria and granted an export licence on the Helsinki-class missile boats.

The Finnish Navy, which took delivery of the boats in the mid-1980s, decommissioned the vessels last year and has been trying to sell them since.

Patria said the Croatian Navy had shown interest, adding the boats along with spare parts and services were on the market for eight million euros apiece, double what it would pay the Finnish Navy.

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(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e1/Kotka_depart.JPG/300px-Kotka_depart.JPG)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helsinki_c ... ssile_boat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helsinki_class_missile_boat)
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Navantia celebra en Cartagena la puesta a flote del Pun Razak, el segundo Scorpene malayo, que entregará dentro de un año

08/10/2008 (A.V. Suárez) El segundo Scorpene adquirido por la Marina malaya ya ha recibido su bautismo en el mar. En Cartagena, los reyes malasios, Mizan Zainal Abidin y Nur Zahirah, presidieron la puesta a flote del submarino, desarrollado por Navantia y la compañía francesa DCNS, que recibió el nombre de Pun Razak. Este buque empezará las pruebas de mar a finales del presente año y será entregado el 25 de octubre de 2009.

Representando a las autoridades españolas, asistió a la ceremonia el secretario de Estado de la Defensa, Constantino Méndez, junto a los presidentes de las dos compañías que forman en Consorcio Scorpene, Juan Pedro Gómez Jaén de Navantia, y Jean Marie Poinbeauf, de la gala DCNS, se encontraban igualmente presente al vicepresidente de SEPI, Federico Montero Hita.

El color amarillo, el oficial de Malasia, estuvo muy presente en el engalanamiento del acto. En el transcurso de la ceremonia, los reyes y el heredero de la Corona malaya escucharon las palabras de satisfacción del presidente de Navantia, Gómez Jaén, quién se congratuló del éxito del programa hispano-francés. Posteriormente, el ministro de Defensa malayo, Wira Abu Seman Yusop, manifestó la importancia de la incorporación de los dos submarinos Scorpene a su Armada y dio paso al amadrinamiento del buque por parte de la reina.

Tras el bautismo oficial, sonó el himno nacional de su país acompañado del emocionado canto de los militares malayos presentes. Después vendría una larga y sentida bendición antes de que las sirenas de todos los buques atracados en el puerto de Cartagena dieran la bienvenida al Pun Razak.


Nuevas oportunidades de negocio en Malasia

En declaraciones a los medios, Gómez Jaén manifestó su confianza en nuevas oportunidades de negocio con Malasia, puesto que su Armada tiene prevista la compra de una unidad anfibia, de un tipo similar al de los buques españoles Galicia y Castilla.

El Consorcio formado por Navantia y DNCS contrató en 2002 con la Marina de Malasia la construcción de dos submarinos de la clase Scorpene. En el caso del primer Scorpene malayo, bautizado como Turku Abdul Rahman y cuya puesta a flote se celebró en la localidad francesa de Cheburgo en octubre del año pasado, se encuentra haciendo pruebas de mar en Francia, tanto en aguas del Mediterráneo como del Atlántico y será entregado el 25 de enero de 2009 en Toulon.

Tomás Enguita, jefe del programa Scorpene para Malasia y del Carrera chileno en la factoría Navantia Cartagena, explicó a Infodefensa.com que estos submarinos "llevan un sistema de combate francés similar al de los chilenos, con diferencias mínimas sobre la clase O'Higgins". A efectos industriales, destacó la gran similitud entre ambos programas (Chile y Malasia) aunque en el caso malayo, el cliente  "necesita más apoyo de formación, dado que los marinos de Chile tenían ya una experiencia previa en submarinos". La Armada malaya "va a emplear por primera vez este tipo de buques", de ahí que están necesitando un especial apoyo, tanto de la Armada española como de la empresa constructora, para la formación de las dotaciones.

Según Enguita, parte del adiestramiento de las tripulaciones se harán posteriormente a la entrega, en el caso del Pun Razak, dos meses en Cartagena y, posteriormente, en aguas malayas. Al igual que en el caso del primer Scopene malayo, participan en el adiestramiento tanto instructores españoles como franceses, siendo este primero en la ciudad de Toulon y durante tres meses a partir de la entrega del 25 de enero. Enguita destacó que las relaciones con los franceses en este programa han sido "buenas y pragmáticas".


http://www.infodefensa.com/esp/noticias/noticias.asp?cod=726

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Pleading For Perrys

October 17, 2008: Ukraine has asked the United States for some surplus Perry class frigates. The U.S. said they would think about it, as Russia has become very testy about Ukrainian attempts to join NATO. Getting American warships would not, everyone agrees, please the Russians.

The Perrys  came along in the late 1970s. They are 408 foot long, 4,200 ton warships armed with a 76mm gun, anti-ship, anti-aircraft and anti-missile missiles, as well as torpedoes, a helicopter and a crew of 176. Many of the 69 Perrys have been retired from U.S. service, and most are given to foreign navies, who are glad to have them. Currently the Ukrainian navy has two Russian built Krivak II class frigates, which are a little smaller (3,500 tons) than the Perrys, and a decade or two older in terms of technology. The Ukrainians would prefer Perrys, and have seen the Turkish ones operating in the Black Sea.
http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsurf ... 81017.aspx (http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsurf/articles/20081017.aspx)
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Enviado por: PedroM em Outubro 17, 2008, 07:30:41 pm
Boa noite a todos os foristas!

Esquecendo as questões orçamentais porque nos próximos 2 anos, para além dos compromissos já assumidos, não haverá dinheiro para muito mais, o que gostaria colocar à discussão é o seguinte:

- Do ponto de vista estratégico fará sentido para Portugal apostar em fragatas de defesa aérea, ou pelo contrário o foco deve continuar na luta antisubmarina, seja através de submarinos (Tridente) ou de fragatas (VdG e BD)?
Qual a componente que deve ser reforçada? Defesa aérea ou atisubmarina?

Considerando as possíveis ameaças e o espaço geoestratégico em que Portugal se insere, direi que a luta antisubmarina deve continuar a ser o foco da Marinha, Até porque, em minha opinião, passarão muitas décadas até que a Rússia construa porta-aviões que possam desafiar a NATO no Atlântico Norte, se é que isso alguma vez virá a suceder. Já a necessidade de manter as rotas marítimas abertas em quaisquer circunstâncias e independentemente das crises políticas que possa haver, é uma tarefa para todos os dias.
Esta é a minha opinião, mas posso estar a ver o filme ao contrário, daí gostava de ter as vossas opiniões.
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Enviado por: Edu em Outubro 17, 2008, 09:28:32 pm
Caro PedroM, eu não sou nenhum especialista na materia (até muito longe disso), mas segundo a sua dedução não sei qual a razão de a espanha ter contruido as fragatas F-100 nem outros paises europeus estarem a dar grande importancia a navios de defesa anti-aerea, já que para si o unico inimigo é a Russia e esta só tem um porta-aviões e não se preve que venha a ter no futuro então a nenhum pais europeu faz sentido ter fragatas anti-aereas...
Agora a minha pergunta é esta será que nós queremos continuar a ser um país considerado pelos nossos aliados como aliado de segunda linha?? E a operar sempre material de segunda ou antigo que não orgulha em nada os nossos militar que para mim têm mais valor que os de outro qualquer país.
Ou será que até gostariamos de ocupar um papel mais relevante no mapa geostrategico mundial em relação ao que ocupamos hoje?? Melhor que eu o senhor deve saber a importancia que uma boa marinha tem para a afirmação a nivel regional e mesmo mundial...
Será que devemos ter umas forças armadas apenas para complementar qualquer necessidade da NATO, que em caso de aperto sem eles não temos afirmação alguma, ou será que devemos ter umas forças armadas á medida dos interesses Portugueses de força a aumentar a nossa afirmação como nação e a lutar pelos nossos interesses, tal como faz a espanha, a frança, o reino unido, a holanda, a italia, e todo um conjunto de paises europeus e da NATO. Penso que não é apenas a pensar na ameaça russa que a espanha tem 1 porta-aviões outro porta-aviões "disfarçado", mais 2 LPD's, mais 4 fragatas F-100...

É apenas a minha opinião, mas posso tar enganado...

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Enviado por: Get_It em Outubro 17, 2008, 10:25:37 pm
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Agora a minha pergunta é esta será que nós queremos continuar a ser um país considerado pelos nossos aliados como aliado de segunda linha?? E a operar sempre material de segunda ou antigo que não orgulha em nada os nossos militar que para mim têm mais valor que os de outro qualquer país.
Ou será que até gostariamos de ocupar um papel mais relevante no mapa geostrategico mundial em relação ao que ocupamos hoje?? Melhor que eu o senhor deve saber a importancia que uma boa marinha tem para a afirmação a nivel regional e mesmo mundial..

Aproveitando o seu post aproveito para opinar o seguinte: A coisa é que não é apenas preciso uma marinha bem equipada para ocuparmos um papel mais relevante, mas sim também vontade política. Refiro-me principalmente a vontade política para aplicar os meios já existentes.

Cumprimentos,
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Enviado por: PedroM em Outubro 17, 2008, 11:32:11 pm
Caro Edu, algumas considerações quanto ao seu post:

Eu também gostaria que Portugal deixásse de ser um aliado de 2ª linha e gostaria até muito mais que se deixásse de assumir como tal. Gostaria que as questões de defesa deixássem de ser tratadas de modo "anémico" como o são no nosso país.
Essa é aliás a primeira razão que me leva a participar neste fórum. Esse é também o motivo porque me "torço todo" quando aqui neste mesmo fórum vejo argumentar, por exemplo, que não vale a pena termos 40 F16 porque não há pilotos, não há pilotos porque também não há aviões e não vale a pena pensar em pilotos e aviões porque não há motores.
Ou seja uma pescadinha de rabo na boca que alguns aceitam como argumento, mas que não justifica nada.
Nesta matéria estamos, portanto, do mesmo lado da barricada.

Agora esse aumento da visibilidade nacional e da capacidade da marinha, tanto pode ser atingido pela aquisição de capacidade de defesa aerea como pelo aumento da capacidade na luta antisubmarina. E aqui é que divergimos.
Eu não classificaria as VdG, as BD e os Tridente como "material de 2ª mão ou antigo", isto apesar das VdG já terem uns anitos e das BD serem de facto em 2ª mão mas recentes. Além de que essa mesma objecção se poderia colocar à eventual aquisição de alguma fragata de defesa aérea, que a ser comprada seria certamente também em 2ª mão, veja-se o que esteve para acontecer com as OHP. Portanto essa questão do moderno/antigo ou novo/2ª mão é lateral ao que aqui estamos a debater.

O Edu até pode ter razão e fazer todo o sentido investir em capacidade de defesa aérea e não em mais capacidade antisbmarina, mas a meu ver não será certamente pelas razões que aponta.
Não creio que Espanha, França, Inglaterra e Itália por exemplo possuam fragatas de defesa aérea para lutarem uns com os outros ou com o vizinho do lado.
Quanto a mim aqueles meios só fazem sentido se o país em causa tiver meios de projecção de forças, porta-aviões, LPD, que justifiquem a necessidade de protecção aérea, ou se estiver numa situação geográfica e estratégica, proximidade de ameaças aereas, por exemplo, que imponham uma forte capacidade de defesa aerea.

Ora no caso português a meu ver não existe ameaça aerea marítima próxima. Paradoxalmente em caso de conflito "quente ou frio", a marinha é o único ramo das FA's que se encontrará na frente de batalha, pois terá "à perna" os submarinos russos no Atlântico e por isso digo que se deve continuar a apostar na capacidade antisubmarina.
No que se refere ao futuro (?) LPD português, não creio que os cenários onde previsivelmente possa ser destacado imponham a necessidade de fragatas de defesa aérea, mas posso muito bem estar enganado.

Portanto acho que a questão se mantém:
- Defesa Aérea ou capacidade antisubmarina, qual a aposta correcta?

Eu vou pela 2ª hipótese mas sem certezas nenhumas.

Cumprimentos.
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Enviado por: Edu em Outubro 18, 2008, 12:48:02 am
De facto os "Tridente" não são antigos nem material de segunda nisso tem toda a razão, no entanto face ás tecnologias actuais e á sua idade não posso considerar nem as vasco da gama nem as bartolomeu dias proriamente material de primeira, não é material obsoleto mas é material que não tem actualmente uma capacidade combativa muito grande, talvez com um upgrade de sistemas isso melhorasse significativamente.

Aquilo que disse sobre a defesa anti-aerea fazer sentido com capacidade de projecção tambem concordo, mas teoricamente nós iremos ter essa capacidade no futuro, ou pelo menos iamos ter...
Quando eu falo em capacidade anti-aerea não quero com isto dizer que a nossa marinha apenas devia ter esta capacidade e não ter capacidade anti-submarina, eu quero dizer que a nossa marinha já que tem alguma capacidade anti-submarina, talvez devesse agora dar atenção á defesa anti-aerea.

Algo que no entanto não concordo totalmente é o facto de considerar a Russia um potencial inimigo. Eventualmente até pode ser, mas nesse eventualmente, dado a ordem mundial hoje existente, existem muito possiveis candidatos, alguns dos quais nem fazemos ideia, um mundo já não é o capitalismo vs comunismo que havia na guerra fria, está se a gerar actualmente uma grande transição e muitas coisas estão a mudar, do meu ponto de vista prevesse um mundo com varias grandes potencias, e nessa prespectiva interessa, apesar de todas as alianças que possamos ter e limitações, ter o maximo de autonomia estrategica que a meu ver não condiz com uma marinha virada para complementar apenas a frota da NATO. A nossa marinha tal como a maior parte das marinhas da NATO são constituidas por escoltadores oceanicos cuja função principal é proteger os grupos de porta-aviões sejam eles americanos ou não (mas principalmente os porta-aviões americanos), uma frota qualquer da NATO sem um porta aviões não tem qualquer hipotese contra navios da ex-união sovietica e actual russia, pois não existem misseis anti-navio de longo alcançe nas marinhas da NATO tal como existem na marinha russa que podem afundar um navio inimigo a mais de 700 km.

Qualquer país se se quer afirmar no mar tem de ter um marinha com verdadeira capacidade de combate naval, e Portugal não tem essa capacidade, dai a minha opinião de que Portugal não se deve apenas basear em ter os meios que dão jeito á NATO, e olhar como unico inimigo a russia, Portugal deve ter uma marinha que de facto de capacidade maritima a Portugal, e com capacidade anti-area Portugal passa a ter capacidade efectiva de operar dentro de uma zona onde haja dominio aereo por parte de uma força não amigavel, pois essa força saberia que perante a precença de navios com capacidade anti-aerea corria sérios risco de perder parte da sua força aerea, dando assim maior relevancia á presença da marinha Portuguesa seja onde for.

Espero não estar a dizer nada de errado.

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Enviado por: Lightning em Outubro 18, 2008, 02:15:19 pm
A primeira preocupação da Marinha é controlar o mar territorial português. Das ameaças que a Marinha pode ter (Superficie, Aérea, Submarina) a ameaça submarina é a mais perigosa, várias vezes se lê noticias de Task Forces Americanas "levarem coça" de submarinos em exercicios e eles tem Navios Escolta com enormes capacidades, para nós seria ainda mais complicado "caçar" um submarino hostil nas nossas águas, mesmo com a participação dos P-3 da Força Aérea.

Num cenário de ameaça aérea no triangulo Açores-Madeira-Continente, a Marinha contaria sempre com o apoio aéreo da Força Aérea Portuguesa, por isso a capacidade de defesa aérea autonoma não é propriamente uma prioridade quando comparada com a capacidade anti-submarina, não se equaciona a operação dos nossos navios numa operação unilateral em combate intenso fora da cobertura da Força Aérea, a unica hipotese seria integrados numa Task Force da NATO, as operações que a nossa Marinha faz isoladamente fora da nossa área são missões humanitátias, evacuação de refugiados, etc e não missões de guerra.

E por fim as nossas fragatas não são propriamente desprovidas de capacidade anti-aérea  existem exercicios entre a Força Aérea e a Marinha (algumas vezes até com participação de aliados) em que uma ataca a outra e as nossas Fragatas defendem-se bem. (apesar de não possuirem radares XPTO e 50 misseis Aster).
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Enviado por: PedroM em Outubro 20, 2008, 09:16:16 pm
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Algo que no entanto não concordo totalmente é o facto de considerar a Russia um potencial inimigo. Eventualmente até pode ser, mas nesse eventualmente, dado a ordem mundial hoje existente, existem muito possiveis candidatos, alguns dos quais nem fazemos ideia, um mundo já não é o capitalismo vs comunismo que havia na guerra fria, está se a gerar actualmente uma grande transição e muitas coisas estão a mudar, do meu ponto de vista prevesse um mundo com varias grandes potencias, e nessa prespectiva interessa, apesar de todas as alianças que possamos ter e limitações, ter o maximo de autonomia estrategica que a meu ver não condiz com uma marinha virada para complementar apenas a frota da NATO. A nossa marinha tal como a maior parte das marinhas da NATO são constituidas por escoltadores oceanicos cuja função principal é proteger os grupos de porta-aviões sejam eles americanos ou não (mas principalmente os porta-aviões americanos), uma frota qualquer da NATO sem um porta aviões não tem qualquer hipotese contra navios da ex-união sovietica e actual russia, pois não existem misseis anti-navio de longo alcançe nas marinhas da NATO tal como existem na marinha russa que podem afundar um navio inimigo a mais de 700 km.

Qualquer país se se quer afirmar no mar tem de ter um marinha com verdadeira capacidade de combate naval, e Portugal não tem essa capacidade, dai a minha opinião de que Portugal não se deve apenas basear em ter os meios que dão jeito á NATO, e olhar como unico inimigo a russia, Portugal deve ter uma marinha que de facto de capacidade maritima a Portugal, e com capacidade anti-area Portugal passa a ter capacidade efectiva de operar dentro de uma zona onde haja dominio aereo por parte de uma força não amigavel, pois essa força saberia que perante a precença de navios com capacidade anti-aerea corria sérios risco de perder parte da sua força aerea, dando assim maior relevancia á presença da marinha Portuguesa seja onde for.


Verdade que o mundo já não é capitalismo vs comunismo e que outras potencias vão surgir nas próximas decadas.
No entanto não é previsível que tal aconteça na nossa parte do mundo, isto é, na Europa Ocidental e nas zonas que com ela confinam e onde temos interesses, Mediterraneo, Africa Ocidental e Atlantico Norte.

As potências emergentes (Brasil à parte), situam-se em zonas do globo onde Portugal não tem interesses directos e onde, por certo, não participaremos em acções militares fora do âmbito de uma aliança ou Task Force. O post do Lighthning, excelente por sinal, colocou esta questão nos termos correctos.

A única excepção à falta de ameaças militares nas nossas águas e de um modo mais geral no Atlantico, só poderá vir da Rússia. Não quer dizer que isso tenha fatalmemte de acontecer, mas acontecerá se as divergências políticas e geoestratégicas entre os EUA/Europa e a Rússia se acentuarem. A meu ver e tanto quanto posso imaginar a Rússia é o único estado que poderá representar alguma ameaça militar para as marinhas da NATO no Atlantico. E essa ameaça é submarina.

Não estão em causa outras ameaças não militares, tráfico de droga, de pessoas, contrabando, etc, que não fazem sentido tratar aqui, dado que estamos a falar de submarinos e fragatas de defesa aérea ou luta antisubmarina, e não de NPO ou Patrulhas Costeiros.

Há contudo um aspecto em que concordo com o Edu. A Marinha não deve ser unicamente desenhada para cumprir as tarefas NATO e deve ter alguma capacidade de intervenção autónoma, isto é, que possa agir unicamente em nome do interesse nacional.
O interesse nacional joga-se sobretudo no triângulo Açores/Continente/Madeira e na costa ocidental de Africa, onde se situam a maioria dos países de expressão portuguesa. Aqui relembro o post do Lighthning "num cenário de ameaça aérea no triangulo Açores-Madeira-Continente, a Marinha contaria sempre com o apoio aéreo da FAP".
No cenário de uma eventual intervenção na costa africana, caso algum PALOP o pedisse, não creio que as eventuais ameaças imponham a presença de fragatas de defesa aérea.

Por tudo isto penso que a opção certa foi a do reforço da capacidade antisubmarina, e que previsivelmente assim deverá continuar.
Se tomarmos bem conta do "nosso quintal", o Atlântico aqui à nossa frente, já estaremos a fazer um bom trabalho.
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Enviado por: Lightning em Outubro 20, 2008, 11:16:05 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritime_geography (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritime_geography)

Deixo aqui este link para quem quiser ler alguma coisa sobre os diferentes tipos de marinhas de guerra.
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Enviado por: nelson38899 em Outubro 22, 2008, 09:02:22 am
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The USA’s New LHA-R Ships: Carrier Air + Amphibious Assault
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/ (http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/)
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DCNS Signs 600M Euro Barracuda Sub Contract

PARIS - DCNS signed in October a contract worth 600 million euros ($751 million), completing funding for the first of the Barracuda nuclear attack submarines (SSK) being built by the French naval systems company, said Pierre Legros, director of programs.

"The notification of the contract has been completed," he said Oct. 27 at the Euronaval trade show. The 600 million euros, excluding taxes, meant the non-recurring development costs for the Suffren, first Barracuda boat, had been fully paid and the program had entered the production phase.

   In October 2006, then-defense minister Michèle Alliot-Marie announced at Euronaval that an order for the attack submarine would be made later in the year Two months later, the Délégation Générale pour l'Armement procurement office and DCNS signed the launch contract for the first Barracuda. The launch contract involved an initial firm order with funding for part of the development costs of the first boat and money for long-lead items, with conditional parts to be signed in later stages. The latter conditional tranches were signed in June and October of this year; completing financing of the first boat.

The white paper on defense and national security has confirmed the full number of six Barracuda boats should be built. The submarines are to replace the Rubis/Amethyst boats which escort the four nuclear ballistic missile (SSBN) submarines and the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i= ... =EUR&s=SEA (http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3792517&c=EUR&s=SEA)
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Fincantieri has been contracted to build two additional U212A submarines for the Italian Navy, similar to the Salvatore Todaro already in service. (US Navy photo)

Contract Signed For the Delivery of Components for Two Italian Class 212A Submarines
 
 
(Source: ThyssenKrupp Technologies; issued November 13, 2008)
 
On 11th November 2008 the Italian shipyard Fincantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. and the German Submarine Consortium signed a contract in Genoa for the delivery of components for two Class 212A submarines. The German Submarine Consortium for Italy is made up of Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW) and TKMS Blohm + Voss Nordseewerke GmbH (BVN) – both companies belong to ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems – and MarineForce International LLP.

The German Submarine Consortium for Italy is made up of Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW) and TKMS Blohm + Voss Nordseewerke GmbH (BVN) – both companies belong to ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems – and MarineForce International LLP.

HDW and BVN will deliver construction documents and components, such as for the fuel cell propulsion system, the torpedo tube bow section and other smaller components for the 2nd batch. This will increase to 24 the number of submarines at sea around the world equipped with an HDW fuel cell propulsion system.

The two Class 212A boats to be built by Fincantieri in Muggiano for the Italian Navy are sister ships to the 1st batch of these submarines. The first two boats were also built in Italy to German specifications and documentation, and they have been in operational service in the Italian Navy since 2006 and 2007. Delivery of the new boats is scheduled for September 2015 and September 2016.

Main characteristics of the Class 212A submarines for the Italian Navy:
Length: approx. 56 m
Height: approx. 11m
Displacement: approx. 1,450 t
Crew: 27

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AG, with its head office in Hamburg, Germany, is part of ThyssenKrupp Technologies AG within the ThyssenKrupp Group. With its technological competence, extensive portfolio and continuous innovations the corporate group, being the umbrella organisation for shipyards in Germany, Sweden and Greece and various marine engineering companies, represents one of the leading systems houses in European shipbuilding.

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http://www.defense-aerospace.com/cgi-bi ... e=release# (http://www.defense-aerospace.com/cgi-bin/client/modele.pl?session=dae.42884215.1226921328.4fivM38AAAEAADi-cWsAAAAi&prod=99706&modele=release#)
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Japan’s Fleet BMD Upgrades

The JMSDF is working closely with the USA on missile defense activities.  Air Force cooperation has also improved by leaps and bounds, allowing for much closer coordination with the USA in all aspects including missile tracking.

Japanese involvement includes modification and improvements to the SM-3 long-range anti-air/ABM missile. This weapon will form the outer layer of Japan’s ABM system, deployed from its current fleet of 4 Kongo Class AEGIS destroyers. The inner layer will consist of land-based Japan Self Defense Forces PAC-3 Patriot missiles, and together they will form the initial ballistic missile defense for mainland Japan.

This article covers the elements of those naval BMD requests as they are fulfilled – and tested. The latest news is a missile defense test involving JS Chokai. Unfortunately, it did not go as well as JS Kongo’s successful BMD test

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Australia’s Hazard(ous) Frigate Upgrade

SHIP FFG HMAS Adelaide
HMAS Adelaide
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The FFG-7 Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigates make for a fascinating defense procurement case study. To this day, the ships are widely touted as a successful example of cost containment and avoidance of requirements creep – both of which have been major weaknesses in US Navy acquisition. The result was a capable 3,600t-4,100t anti-submarine platform, with some secondary air defense and anti-ship capabilities via its SM-1 Standard and RGM-84 Harpoon missiles, that could be bought in large enough numbers to fill the Navy’s needs. The ships’ hull twisting and cracking problems were solved early on, and they proved they could take a hit and stay afloat when the USS Stark was struck by 2 Iraqi Exocet missiles during the Iran/ Iraq war. By FFG-36, the “FFG-7 Flight III (Long)” variant, with an extra 8 feet of length that let it accommodate larger and more capable SH-60 Seahawk helicopters instead of the SH-2 Sea Sprites, was the sole US production version.

The bad news was the flip side of the good news. Very little reserved space for growth (39 tons in the original design), and the standard inflexible, proprietary electronics of the time, made updates problematic. So problematic, in fact, that the US Navy deemed upgrading their electronics, radars et. al. for new communications realities and advanced missile threats to be prohibitively expensive. Instead, they removed the 25 “FFG-7 Short” ships from inventory via bargain basement sales to allies or outright retirement, after an average of only 18 or so years of service. The remaining 30 ships received minor upgrades but had their no-longer standard SM-1 missiles removed – and with them, any air defense role. They do not operate in dangerous areas without cover from high-end AEGIS destroyers and cruisers.

Australia’s 6 ships of this class have served alongside Australia’s more modern ANZAC Class frigates, which are undergoing upgrades of their own in hopes that it will help them handle the reality of modern anti-ship missiles. With the SEA 4000 Hobart Class air warfare frigates just a gleam in their eye, the government looked for a way to upgrade their FFG-7 “Adelaide Class” to keep them in service until 2020 or so. The A$ 1.46 billion SEA 1390 project has not gone very well… though the new Labor government is working to put a better face on it.


http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com (http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com)

O comentário do P44 deve-se à foto do pratrulha que se encontra no tópico marinha turca
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Enviado por: P44 em Novembro 26, 2008, 09:47:53 am
^^ masoquista  :mrgreen:
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Mexican navy's budget increases by a fifth

The budget of Mexico's Navy Secretariat has been increased by 20 per cent to MXN16 billion (USD1.28 billion) for 2009, funding the recruitment of 12,500 marines and underpinning the country's procurement aspirations.

Approved by the Mexican Congress on 13 November, the new financial allocation is intended to allow the number of naval personnel to rise from 56,000 to 68,500. The naval infantry force will double in size.

Funds have been earmarked for the acquisition of two EADS-CASA CN-235-300MPA Persuader maritime patrol aircraft, for delivery in September 2010. The total order runs to six aircraft, with deliveries to be completed by 2011.

The construction of two additional Oaxaca-class ocean patrol vessels will resume - work was previously suspended due to lack of money - bringing the total to four. The first pair were commissioned in 2005 and 2007.

Delivery is confirmed of two Eurocopter AS-565MB Panther multirole helicopters - for embarkation aboard the 1,840-ton patrol ships - and is scheduled for May and August 2010.

A further 17 Polaris II-class (Combatboat 90 HMN) 16 m interceptor craft will also be procured, adding to the five currently in service.


The Navy Secretariat also announced that it intends to build five more coastal patrol ships, although further details were not given.
http://www.janes.com/news/defence/jni/j ... _1_n.shtml (http://www.janes.com/news/defence/jni/jni081203_1_n.shtml)
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India concorda em pagar os 2.2 bill USD adicionais pelo Gorshkov

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Gorshkov: Medvedev on his way, Centre okays price renegotiation

 Posted: Dec 03, 2008 at 0106 hrs IST

 

 Delhi: On the eve of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to India, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Tuesday gave in to Moscow’s demands and gave the go-ahead to the Defence Ministry to renegotiate the price for aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov. The Russians had been demanding upwards of $2.2 billion for overhauling the 44,500 tonne warship that was commissioned into the erstwhile Soviet Union Navy in 1978. The reworked purchase agreement will be signed in the next three months and the ship is expected in India in 2012.

Top Government sources said the CCS finally decided in favour of purchasing Admiral Gorshkov as it was the best option available to New Delhi with more than 65 per cent of Indian Navy made up of Russian built frigates, destroyers and submarines. Further, any friction with the Russians on the Gorshkov issue could also jeopardise future military hardware purchases, including the Akula-class nuclear submarine. The fact that the Chinese Navy is also expanding at a rapid pace also worked in favour of the Russian ship.



http://www.indianexpress.com/news/gorsh ... on/393524/ (http://www.indianexpress.com/news/gorshkov-medvedev-on-his-way-centre-okays-price-renegotiation/393524/)
Título: Submarinos nucleares colidem
Enviado por: LM em Fevereiro 16, 2009, 11:27:05 am
Correio da Manha 16/Fev/09 (http://http)


Submarinos nucleares colidem

Um submarino britânico e um submersível francês, ambos com propulsão nuclear, colidiram no início do mês no Oceano Atlântico.

A notícia é avançada esta segunda-feira pelo jornal britânico ‘The Sun’, segundo o qual o HMS Vanguard britânico e o Triomphant francês sofreram danos na sequência da colisão, mas não se verificaram avarias nas áreas nucleares dos submersíveis.
Os dois submarinos, que transportavam um total de 250 marinheiros e carregavam mísseis nucleares, terão colidido a 03 ou 04 de Fevereiro, indica o jornal britânico, acrescentando que estavam ambos submersos e em missões separadas.

Contactadas pelo ‘The Sun’, fontes da Marinha explicaram que as hipóteses de os dois submarinos se encontrarem na mesma rota são quase nulas, pois os barcos de guerra estão equipados com radares que detectam a presença dos submersíveis através de ondas sonoras. No entanto, a tecnologia anti-radar tem vindo a ser aperfeiçoada e, actualmente, está  tão avançada que é possível que as embarcações não se tenham “visto”, dizem as mesmas fontes.

O HMS Vanguard, um dos quatro submarinos nucleares da Marinha britânica, foi rebocado para Faslane, na Escócia, para ser reparado.
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USS Bunker Hill Completes Sea Trials
 
 
(Source: US Navy; issued Feb. 13, 2009)
 
   
 
 USS BUNKER HILL, At Sea --- USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) successfully completed sea trials Feb. 6 off the coast of San Diego to test and validate its recently installed combat systems.

Bunker Hill's crew successfully tested the ship's new Aegis Weapons System, the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) and SPQ-9B Radar. Successful firing of the Close-in Weapons System (CIWS) Block 1B and 5-inch/.62 caliber gun were also completed.

"These trials were a critical step in an extraordinarily complex modernization program." said Capt. Robin Russell, program manager of surface combatants program office in Naval Sea Systems Command's Surface Warfare Directorate (SEA 21). "Today, the Cruiser Modernization team, the ship's crew and our industry partners all demonstrated their commitment to bringing these advanced capabilities to the fleet."

Bunker Hill is the first guided-missile cruiser to receive a complete set of upgrades as part of the Navy's Cruiser Modernization program. Each of the Navy's 22 Ticonderoga-class cruisers are scheduled for modernization over the next 10 years.

A key feature of the ship's modernization is the installation of Aegis Open Architecture (AOA) to upgrade the Aegis Weapon System. The AOA upgrade provides the capacity for future combat system growth over the life of the class as well as mission expansion, such as ballistic missile defense.

Over the next several years, SEA 21 will manage this structured modernization program to ensure that these ships reach their expected 35-year service life which is vital for the Navy's goal of a 313-ship fleet.

Additional testing will occur over the next several months, and Bunker Hill is projected to rejoin the fleet in early fiscal year 2010.

SEA 21 manages the complete life-cycle support for all non-nuclear surface ships and is the principal interface with the Surface Warfare Enterprise.

The directorate is responsible for the maintenance and modernization of non-nuclear surface ships currently operating in the fleet. Through planned modernization and upgrade programs, SEA 21 will equip today's surface ships with the latest technologies and systems to keep them in the fleet though their service lives.

Additionally, SEA 21 oversees the ship inactivation process, including transfers or sales to friendly foreign navies, inactivation and or disposal.

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(http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/PUB_CG-47_Modernization_Features_lg.gif)
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Confirmada colisão entre submarinos nucleares
14h37m

Dois submarinos nucleares, um francês e outro britânico, "entraram em contacto  brevemente" em imersão em Fevereiro, sem pôr em causa a segurança, anunciou o ministério francês da Defesa, confirmando informações da imprensa britânica.

O jornal britânico The Sun, revelou que os dois submarinos com propulsão nuclear colidiram no principio de Fevereiro no oceano Atlântico.

De acordo com o jornal, o HMS Vanguard britânico e Triomphant francês ficaram ambos danificados na sequência do acidente mas não se verificaram avarias nas áreas nucleares das embarcações.

O submarino britânico foi rebocado para Faslane, na Escócia, para reparações.

Os submersíveis, que transportavam um total de 250 marinheiros, estavam ambos submersos e em missões separadas, quando colidiram a três ou quatro de Fevereiro, assegurou o diário.

O ministério britânico da Defesa recusou fazer qualquer comentário sobre operações submarinas, mas um porta-voz assegurou poder "confirmar que a capacidade de dissuasão britânica não foi afectada em nenhum momento e que a segurança nuclear não foi posta em perigo".

O HMS Vanguard é um dos quatro submarinos nucleares da Marinha britânica.


http://jn.sapo.pt/PaginaInicial/Mundo/Interior.aspx?content_id=1146309
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Enviado por: HaDeS em Fevereiro 16, 2009, 07:17:00 pm
Nossa dois SSBN colidirem acho que é um caso inédito.
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Defesa: Navios chineses em ®manobras perigosas¯ junto a navio  dos Estados Unidos  - Pentágono  

   Washington, 09 Mar (Lusa) - Navios chineses realizaram "manobras perigosas"  próximo de um navio de vigilância oceânica desarmado dos Estados Unidos  e "intimidaram" a sua tripulação em águas internacionais no Mar do Sul da  China, anunciou hoje o Pentágono.  

 

   "Tratou-se de uma manobra imprudente, perigosa e pouco profissional",  disse a jornalistas um porta-voz do Departamento da Defesa dos Estados Unidos,  Bryan Whitman, sobre o incidente ocorrido no domingo, 120 quilómetros a  sul da ilha de Hainan, envolvendo o USNS Impeccable e cinco navios chineses.  

 

   O USNS Impeccable usou mangueiras com água a pressão para afastar os  navios chineses que, mesmo assim, se aproximaram até escassos oito metros,  ainda segundo o Departamento de Defesa.  

 

   A pequena frota chinesa era formada por uma unidade das Informações  Militares da Marinha, outra de patrulha dos serviços de Pescas, outra da  Administração Oceanográfica e duas traineiras, tendo as manobras visado  - asseguraram responsáveis norte-americanos - afastar o USNS Impeccable.  

 

   A tripulação do navio norte-americano enviou aos navios chineses uma  mensagem de rádio pedindo segurança para deixar o local, confirmou o Pentágono.  

 

    Mas, pouco depois, dois navios chineses imobilizaram-se frente ao USNS  Impeccable, obrigando a uma paragem de emergência para evitar a colisão  contra troncos de madeira que tinham sido atirados propositadamente à água.  

 

   Pequim ainda não reagiu, mas reivindica como seu todo o Mar do Sul da  China, incluindo as ilhas Spratly que são disputadas também pelas Filipinas,  Vietname, Malásia, Brunei e Taiwan.  

 

   O incidente ocorreu uma semana depois de consultas sino-americanas relativas  à suspensão da venda de armamento por Washington a Taiwan, que a China considera  uma "província rebelde".  

 

   O chefe da diplomacia de Pequim, Yang Jiechi, é esperado esta semana  em Washington.  
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Enviado por: nelson38899 em Março 18, 2009, 04:24:53 pm
boas

será que as canhoeiras enquanto navios de guerra, voltaram a fazer sentido???

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O Morteiro Nemo de 120mm da empresa Patria finlandesa selecionado pelo Emirados Árabes Unidos para armar 12 embarcações de patrulha já em operação. Os navios serão usados para proteção costeira.

Aproveitando as lições das operações no sul do Iraque, os Fuzileiros Reais Britânicos iniciou recebimento de novas canhoneiras Offshore Raiding Craft (ORC) para apoio de fogo a operações fluviais e proteção de forças anfíbias. A embarcação será usada para infiltração e exfiltração de comandos e apoio de fogo em regiões costeiras e rios. A embarcação feita de alumínio tem nove metros e está protegida com placas de blindagem removíveis com proteção até o calibre 7,62mm. Está equipada com dois motores de 250hp podendo atingir 36 nós carregado com alcance de 200 milhas. O ORC tem dois tripulantes e pode levar oito tropas em assentos na versão de assalto. Na versão de apoio de fogo pode receber metralhadoras e lança-granadas automáticos com duas metralhadoras na frente, três na traseira e um comandante no meio controlando. A embarcação está equipada com um sensor térmico para varrer a área a frente da patrulha. O ORC pode ser levado em reboque em terra, aeronave C-130 ou helicóptero Chinook. O objetivo é comprar 46 ORC.
http://sistemasdearmas.blogspot.com/ (http://sistemasdearmas.blogspot.com/)
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Março 18, 2009, 05:05:53 pm
Existem sempre cenários de guerra, especialmente os fluviais, em que fazem todo o sentido.
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Enviado por: MARIA JOSE em Março 18, 2009, 05:08:12 pm
¿Por qué no van a haber cañonera si hay piratas?
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Enviado por: HSMW em Março 18, 2009, 06:01:56 pm
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¿Por qué no van a haber cañonera si hay piratas?

Porque não vai haver canhoeira se não há piratas?  :conf:
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Enviado por: MARIA JOSE em Março 18, 2009, 06:06:15 pm
HSMW, si hay piratas.
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Enviado por: tgcastilho em Março 18, 2009, 06:30:35 pm
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Citação de: "MARIA JOSE"
¿Por qué no van a haber cañonera si hay piratas?
Porque não vai haver canhoeira se não há piratas?  :conf:

penso que a tradução será:"porque não havia de haver canhoneiras ,se há piratas?"
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Enviado por: MARIA JOSE em Março 18, 2009, 06:39:10 pm
Eso és , tg.
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Enviado por: HSMW em Março 18, 2009, 06:49:26 pm
Citação de: "tgcastilho"
Citação de: "HSMW"
Citação de: "MARIA JOSE"
¿Por qué no van a haber cañonera si hay piratas?
Porque não vai haver canhoeira se não há piratas?  :conf:
penso que a tradução será:"porque não havia de haver canhoneiras ,se há piratas?"

Eu e o castelhano o castelhano e eu...  :wink:
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tgcastilho escreveu:
HSMW escreveu:
MARIA JOSE escreveu:
¿Por qué no van a haber cañonera si hay piratas?

Porque não vai haver canhoeira se não há piratas?  

penso que a tradução será:"porque não havia de haver canhoneiras ,se há piratas?"

Eu e o castelhano o castelhano e eu...  


A marinha pertence ao meu passado há já muitos anos.
Pertence ao passado, mas sempre que necessário estou no activo.
Será que ainda posso pertencer à tripulação de uma canhoneira???
Senão, quero ser pirata...  É uma pancada de puto, mas algo mexe comigo quando elas me dizem " meu piratinha  ................. " )
Cumprimentos,
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Enviado por: MARIA JOSE em Março 18, 2009, 08:57:16 pm
Es usted un cachondo.....
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Es usted un cachondo.....

Bom, tal como eu esperava descemos ao nível a que alguém deve estar...
A Sra. chega a este fórum há menos de 2 meses e já vai com cerca de 120 posts e, pasme-se, nada valorizou o fórum.
Em tantos posts aproveitou apenas para dizer mal e muito dos portugueses, tal como o fez no tópico do NPO2000, designadamente dos ENVC e até já ao tópico da força aérea foi meter umas alfinetadas, óbviamente a deitar abaixo.
Já levou algumas e mais levará se persistir.
A arrogância não se recomenda.
Como alguem muito bem disse noutro tópico:

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Maria

Se o estado português investisse nos transportes navais como o espanhol, trabalho nunca faltaria aos ENVC... aliás, não tem faltado, por alguma razão será.
Quem são os principais clientes desses estaleiros? Good question, não?
Já agora, não me arranja emprego aí, já que estão tão bem de saúde?

Mas como estamos em off topic, podiamos combinar um dia e dava um salto ao lado de cá do ribeiro pra discutir o estado da construção naval galega e ainda sou gajo pra pagar "unhas cañas"!!

Cumprimentos e passe muito bem,
João Oliveira Silva
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Enviado por: MARIA JOSE em Março 19, 2009, 09:51:29 am
Como ya le han dicho y parece que usted no se entera, la unica inversion del estado español es, en buques de guerra.
Hay otros estados que si compran
Noruega
Malasya
 Chile
Venezuela
Australia

Y por que nos compran? por que hay tecnologia y calidad militar.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Março 19, 2009, 11:06:26 am
Se analisarmos de uma forma racional a questão, veremos que neste momento a Marinha está equipada para os próximos 15 anos. Depois logo se verá.
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Artigo do Comandante Silva Paulo Publicado na revista Connnections

RESUMO:

O senso-comum diz que o processo de integração europeia não se estende ao sector da defesa, porque ele é um dos pilares da soberania e os estados procuram mantê-lo mesmo que isso acarrete custos elevados. Na prática, preocupações de natureza económica, como o crescimento e o desemprego, têm levado os governos a aceitar partilhar a sua soberania, ou até a trocá-la, se isso ajudar a economia - e as possibilidades eleitorais. O Eurocorps, a Eurofor, a OCCAR e os EU Battlegroups são a prova de que a cooperação na defesa é forte na UE e que se atingiu um certo nível de integração na defesa europeia, embora ainda insuficiente para apoiar as ambições declaradas de intervenção na política mundial.

Este artigo revê brevemente a história da integração europeia no sector da defesa, analisa a importância dos constrangimentos da economia da defesa nas ambições políticas europeias e conclui que a integração no sector da defesa está a progredir e é essencial para a UE desenvolver o poder de que necessita para intervir na política mundial, como declara desejar. Esta conclusão concorda com a história do processo de integração europeia, que mostra em abundância que a baixa política e a economia são os principais motores que permitem alcançar os objectivos de alta política no longo prazo.

Se quiser ler o artigo poderá fazê-lo através do seguinte link:
 
https://consortium.pims.org/filestore2/ ... Sector.pdf (https://consortium.pims.org/filestore2/download/4152/European_Defense_Sector.pdf)


 :arrow: http://www.marinha.pt/Marinha/PT/Menu/N ... +paulo.htm (http://www.marinha.pt/Marinha/PT/Menu/NoticiasAgenda/Noticias/art+cte+paulo.htm)
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Enviado por: P44 em Abril 17, 2009, 11:52:04 am
RAF a tentar lixar a Royal Navy

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NAVY READY FOR BATTLE OVER RAF BID TO DROP CARRIERS
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HOTTING UP: Navy ready to fight RAF bid

Sunday April 12,2009
By Tracey Boles

SENIOR members of the RAF are on a collision course with the Royal Navy after privately proposing that the Ministry of Defence drop one of its two planned aircraft carriers in a bid to balance the books.


Other RAF money-saving ideas are believed to include cancelling both carriers, and retiring the Harrier early.

The two carriers ordered under the Queen Elizabeth-class CVF programme are projected to cost £4 billion. They will carry 66 state-of-the-art fighter jets made by America’s Lockheed Martin called Joint Strike Fighters (JSF), and form the backbone of the future Navy.

The MoD is under pressure to find cost savings as it grapples with a funding deficit of £2 billion a year. However, cancelling a ship could cost up to £2 billion because all parts have already been ordered. The powerful warships, due to enter service later this decade, are also expected to sustain or create 10,000 jobs.

A senior industry source said: “There is a tussle going on between the RAF and Navy. They are positioning ahead of any change in Government.”

An MoD spokesperson said: “As part of a regular planning round decisions are being considered on a range of measures. Announcements will be made in due course.”


http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/946 ... p-carriers (http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/94656/Navy-ready-for-battle-over-RAF-bid-to-drop-carriers)
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Abril 17, 2009, 02:26:21 pm
O que prova mais uma vez, que se defendem os tachos e as capelinhas,  em vez dos interesses dos países. :evil:
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Enviado por: Instrutor em Abril 17, 2009, 03:42:45 pm
http://www.marinha.pt/Marinha/PT/Menu/N ... inex09.htm (http://www.marinha.pt/Marinha/PT/Menu/NoticiasAgenda/Noticias/Minex09.htm)

Mais um Exercício em que a Marinha dignificou o País. :wink:
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Enviado por: P44 em Abril 18, 2009, 04:09:18 pm
confirmado TERCEIRO Mistral

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Recovery Plan: Order Placed for Third Projection and Command Vessel


   
   
(Source: DCNS; issued April 16, 2009)
 

(http://www.defense-aerospace.com/base/util/104634_1.jpg)
The newly-ordered third Mistral-class amphibious warfare ship will begin its sea trials in May 2011, and is due to be commissioned into service in 2012. (French navy photo)

As part of the [French] Government’s [economic] recovery plan, STX France and DCNS have been awarded the contract to build the French Navy’s third Projection and Command Vessel (BPC) for the French Navy.

Work on the third BPC was launched today in Saint-Nazaire by Hervé Morin, the Defence Minister and Patrick Devedjian, Minister in charge of implementing the recovery plan.

In line with the recovery plan initiated by the Government in order to face up to the challenges of the world economic crisis, the order of the third Projection and Command Vessel called for the creation of a tailor-made industrial organizational structure in order to achieve the budgetary objective fixed by the state. It therefore not only meets the operational objectives of every new ship ordered by the government but also the specific economic objectives of the recovery plan.

With this in mind, it taps into the respective skills of STX France and DCNS. STX France, the prime contractor for the project, will build the platform and fit-out the ship and DCNS, its co-contractor, will produce its combat system.

Due to the extremely tight economic constraints that characterize this project, the ship will be built solely on the Saint-Nazaire site. In fact, the sharing of the construction of the platform between two production sites would have generated additional costs - in particular for transport, interfacing and tests - which would have made it impossible to meet the budgetary target fixed by the Government.

STX France, in charge of the overall coordination of the project for the industrial part, will build the whole of the propelled platform including the fitting out of equipment onboard. This represents 75% of the vessel value. Once trials are completed, BPC 3 will move to Toulon under its own power.

DCNS will manufacture and integrate the combat system, which includes communications, navigation and combat management systems. The tasks involved in its production demand high value added skill levels, in order to enable the BPC to conduct its operational missions, and represent a quarter of the overall cost of the ship.

199 metres in length, with a displacement of 21,000 tons and a speed of 19 knots, the BPCs are distinguished by their large carrying capacity: 450 troops, 16 heavy-lift helicopters, 2 hovercraft, 4 LCMs (landing craft) or a third of a mechanized regiment (1,000 tons), which they are able to deploy worldwide. They are equipped with electric pod propulsion and their high level of automation enables the size of their crew to be reduced to 160. They also boast an on-board hospital for large-scale humanitarian missions. Their particularly advanced communications system, 3D surveillance radar and combat management system (Senit 9) make them ideal platforms for commanding a naval task force.

The first two BPCs, Mistral and Tonnere, built by DCNS and Chantiers de l'Atlantique, were delivered in 2006 and 2007.

A few words about the partners:

STX Europe ASA (former Aker Yards ASA) is an international shipbuilding group which aims to be the leading builder of cruise and offshore vessels. The group has a strong position in terms of developing state-of-the-art concepts, technology, processes and products for customers around the world. STX Europe ASA comprises 15 shipyards in Finland, France, Norway, Romania, Brazil and Vietnam, and is also a part owner of three yards in Germany and Ukraine. STX Europe has approx. 16 000 employees. Formerly known as Aker Yards ASA, the group changed its name to STX Europe in November 2008.

The DCNS group is one of Europe's leading players on the international naval defence systems market. In order to meet an ever-more comprehensive and integrated demand, DCNS acts as prime contractor for warships and their support vessels, using its own development, marketing and production resources backed up by those of selected partners.

In order to master the complexity of warship production, DCNS applies it expertise in naval architecture, in the engineering of the warship's principal systems, in the management of assembly and outfitting yards, in the production of special equipment and in support in operational service. The DCNS group has a workforce of 13,000 and a turnover of approximately 2.8 billion Euros.

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Enviado por: André em Abril 28, 2009, 01:04:44 am
Vietnam paga 1,8 mil milhões por seis submarinos russos


O Vietnam irá pagar 1,8 mil milhões de dólares por seis submarinos que a Rússia inicialmente pensava construir para a Venezuela, escreve hoje o diário Kommersant, citando fontes do Rosoboronexport, grupo público que controla a exportação de armamento russo.

Trata-se de modelos da classe Kilo (Project 636), um dos mais silenciosos submarinos no mundo.  

As naves deverão ser construídas nos estaleiros Admiralteiskie de São Petersburgo.

O director desta empresa recusou-se a especificar o país que encomendou os submarinos e o valor do contrato que será assinado dentro em breve pela Rosoboronexport, mas duas fontes próximas do grupo público revelaram que o cliente é o Vietnam e o valor da transacção é de cerca de 1,8 mil milhões de dólares.

A Venezuela foi considerado até recentemente o mais provável comprador de submarinos russos da classe Kilo, mas as fontes de Kommersant reconheceram que as negociações com Caracas tornaram-se cada vez mais difíceis.  

Na primeira etapa, os venezuelanos pretendiam comprar nove submarinos novos, mas, depois, o número caiu para seis, e, recentemente, para três ou quatro.

Com 73,8 metros de comprimento e 9,9 de largura, o submarino Kilo pode mergulhar a uma profundidade máxima de 300 metros e desenvolver uma velocidade de 20 nós.  A sua tripulação é constituída por 52 pessoas.  O armamento inclui quatro mísseis, embora esse número possa subir, 18 torpedos e 24 minas.

DN
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Vietnam paga 1,8 mil milhões por seis submarinos russos


O Vietnam irá pagar 1,8 mil milhões de dólares por seis submarinos que a Rússia inicialmente pensava construir para a Venezuela, escreve hoje o diário Kommersant, citando fontes do Rosoboronexport, grupo público que controla a exportação de armamento russo.

Trata-se de modelos da classe Kilo (Project 636), um dos mais silenciosos submarinos no mundo.  

As naves deverão ser construídas nos estaleiros Admiralteiskie de São Petersburgo.

O director desta empresa recusou-se a especificar o país que encomendou os submarinos e o valor do contrato que será assinado dentro em breve pela Rosoboronexport, mas duas fontes próximas do grupo público revelaram que o cliente é o Vietnam e o valor da transacção é de cerca de 1,8 mil milhões de dólares.

A Venezuela foi considerado até recentemente o mais provável comprador de submarinos russos da classe Kilo, mas as fontes de Kommersant reconheceram que as negociações com Caracas tornaram-se cada vez mais difíceis.  

Na primeira etapa, os venezuelanos pretendiam comprar nove submarinos novos, mas, depois, o número caiu para seis, e, recentemente, para três ou quatro.

Com 73,8 metros de comprimento e 9,9 de largura, o submarino Kilo pode mergulhar a uma profundidade máxima de 300 metros e desenvolver uma velocidade de 20 nós.  A sua tripulação é constituída por 52 pessoas.  O armamento inclui quatro mísseis, embora esse número possa subir, 18 torpedos e 24 minas.

DN


Não se esqueçam de ter espírito crítico ao ler esta notícia, principalmente na parte das capacidades...
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Enviado por: Lancero em Abril 30, 2009, 05:15:41 pm
Islândia. Podem estar falidos, mas pôem novos patrulhas ao serviço

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* Complement: 48

Physical dimensions

* Displacement: 4,250 tons
* Length: 93,6 m
* Beam: 16 m
* Maximum draught: m
* Bollard pull: 120 tons

Propulsion

* Rolls Royce Bergen diesels; 4,500 kW x2
* Two 450 kW bow tunnel thrusters and one in the aft
* One 883 kW retractable azimuth thruster
* Speed: 19.5 knots

Armament

* Bofors L70 40 mm gun
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Enviado por: P44 em Maio 04, 2009, 03:55:32 pm
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Pentagon Contract Announcement
   
   
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued May 1, 2009)

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The first General Dynamics/Austal trimaran-hulled Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 2) seen inside its hangar prior to its launch. (Austal photo)

General Dynamics – Bath Iron Works (BIW), Bath, Maine, is being awarded contract N00024-09-C-2302 for Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) FY09 Flight 0+ ship construction, class design services, configuration management services, additional crew and shore support, special studies and post delivery support.

As this award represents Phase I of a competitive two-phased acquisition approach to procure FY09/FY10 LCS, with Phase II including potential award of up to three additional LCS Flight 0+ Class ships, the award amount is considered source selection information (see FAR 2.101 and 3.104) and will not be made public at this time.

Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala., (50 percent); Bath, Maine, (17 percent); Pittsfield, Mass., (14 percent); Ottowa, Ontario, (2 percent); California, Md., (1 percent); Baltimore, Md., (1 percent); Leesburg, Va., (1 percent); Burlington, Vt., (1 percent); and various locations of less than 1 percent each totaling 13 percent, and work is expected to be completed by June 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. is the contracting activity (N00024-09-C-2302). (ends)

   
   
   General Dynamics Awarded Contract for Additional Trimaran Littoral Combat Ship
   
   
(Source: General Dynamics Bath Iron Works; issued May 1, 2009)
 
 
   
   BATH, Maine --- The U.S. Navy today awarded a contract to a Bath Iron Works-led team for the construction of Coronado (LCS 4), the second Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to feature an innovative, high-speed trimaran hull.

The 419-foot surface combatant ship, equipped with open architecture-based combat systems and computing environment developed by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, will be manufactured by Austal USA in Mobile, Ala. It is scheduled for delivery to the Navy in May 2012. Bath Iron Works is a subsidiary of General Dynamics.

The Littoral Combat Ship is a key element of the Navy's plan to address asymmetric threats of the 21st century. Intended to operate in coastal areas, the ship will be fast, highly maneuverable and geared to supporting mine detection/elimination, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare, particularly against small surface craft. The Navy's first trimaran LCS, Independence (LCS 2), is in the final stages of construction and testing in preparation for its upcoming sea trials.

This contract will support more than 500 jobs in Austal's Mobile shipyard, as well as more than 100 employees of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath and Mobile, and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Pittsfield, Mass., Mobile and other locations.

"Recent maritime events have clearly validated the need for the U.S. Navy to have the capabilities offered by LCS. We're proud to be playing an important role in fulfilling that need," said Jeff Geiger, president of Bath Iron Works. "Our team is ready to apply the lessons we've learned during the construction of Independence (LCS 2) to help make Coronado the most-affordable, most-effective LCS it can be."

The ship's open architecture computing environment -- another key factor in meeting the U.S. Navy's requirements for a flexible, reconfigurable mission ship -- enables industry's most capable, affordable, non-proprietary solutions to be incorporated into the its core mission system. This computing environment, developed by the General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems team, provides a highly flexible information technology backbone that allows "plug and play" integration of both the core systems and the LCS mission modules. It meets Navy open architecture requirements, strictly adheres to published industry standards and facilitates the integration of commercially available products. It also allows for future growth and seamlessly integrates combat-system components to create a core mission system solution that dramatically lowers acquisition and lifecycle costs.

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is the prime contractor for the General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship Team. Partners include Austal USA (Mobile, Ala.); BAE Systems (Rockville, Md.); General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (Fairfax, Va.); L3 Communications Marine Systems (Leesburg, Va.); Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (Baltimore, Md.); and Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (Baltimore, Md.).


Bath Iron Works of Bath, Maine, is a leading designer and builder of complex surface combatants for the U.S. Navy and employs approximately 5,600 people. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,900 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. (ends)

   
   
   US Navy Orders Second Austal Littoral Combat Ship
   
   
(Source: Austal; issued May 4, 2009)
 
 
   
   The US Navy has announced a fixed price incentive contract for the construction of a second Austal-designed and built Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).

Awarded to Prime contractor Bath Iron Works, a General Dynamics company, the second Austal-built LCS will be similar to the 127 metre “Independence” (LCS 2), which is currently at an advanced stage of construction at Austal’s US shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

The award represents the second half of the two-vessel US$1.02 billion budget appropriation for the LCS program for US Fiscal Year 2009, ending September 2009.
Approximately 50 per cent of the total award amount is for work to be performed at Austal USA.

The announcement follows Austal’s recent selection as Prime contractor for the US Navy’s Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) program, potentially valued at more than US$1.6 billion.

The General Dynamics LCS Team platform utilises Austal’s proven, high-speed trimaran hull-form to provide enhanced seakeeping, low resistance, superior aviation facilities, and large payload volume capacity. The next-generation warships will carry out a range of operations including mine countermeasures, anti-submarine warfare and the prosecution of surface attack craft in the near-shore (littoral) environment.

Austal Managing Director Bob Browning commented; “This contract award demonstrates a strong vote of confidence for the Austal-designed high speed aluminium trimaran seaframe, which has already proven itself in the commercial market.”

“With the US Navy’s ongoing commitment to a 55-vessel LCS program, as part of its 313 ship fleet, we are confident that our superior design and purpose-built US construction facilities put us in a good position to meet this important requirement.”

Mr Browning said momentum generated by the latest LCS order and the recent JHSV award will accelerate the growth of the company’s US operations, which now plans to increase its workforce to more than 1300 when the LCS gets into full production next year.

Construction of Austal’s second LCS will commence immediately at its shipyard in Mobile, where work is also well underway on the first phase of a new state-of-the-art Modular Manufacturing Facility (MMF).

The facility will allow quicker and more cost-effective construction of the ship components, or modules, which will then be transported to the existing Assembly Bays along the waterfront for erection and launch. Once completed, the 70,000m2 MMF (over 17 acres under roof), will allow the delivery of multiple JHSV or LCS platforms per year.

Sea trials of Austal’s first LCS, the 127 metre “Independence” (LCS 2), are scheduled for mid-2009, with delivery expected later in the year. The vessel was officially christened in front of more than 1,000 dignitaries during a ceremony held at Austal in October 2008.

The US Navy has previously announced that this newly-awarded LCS will be named “Coronado” (LCS 4).

Last month Austal announced the award of two contracts for the design and construction of large commercial vehicle-passenger ferries, to be built at Austal’s Western Australian facilities.

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Enviado por: Instrutor em Maio 04, 2009, 04:03:45 pm
Citação de: "Lancero"
Islândia. Podem estar falidos, mas pôem novos patrulhas ao serviço

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* Complement: 48

Physical dimensions

* Displacement: 4,250 tons
* Length: 93,6 m
* Beam: 16 m
* Maximum draught: m
* Bollard pull: 120 tons

Propulsion

* Rolls Royce Bergen diesels; 4,500 kW x2
* Two 450 kW bow tunnel thrusters and one in the aft
* One 883 kW retractable azimuth thruster
* Speed: 19.5 knots

Armament

* Bofors L70 40 mm gun




Não é este o País da Nato que não possui Forças Armadas e que a sua defesa está a cargo dos EUA, Dinamarca e Noruega????? Construção de simples navios para uma suposta Guarda Costeira?????
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Enviado por: Lancero em Maio 04, 2009, 05:24:17 pm
Citação de: "Instrutor"
Não é este o País da Nato que não possui Forças Armadas e que a sua defesa está a cargo dos EUA, Dinamarca e Noruega????? Construção de simples navios para uma suposta Guarda Costeira?????


Não é suposta. Existe mesmo, como quem já leu sobre as "Cod Wars" se recordará.
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Maio 05, 2009, 12:10:14 am
Caro instrutor
A guarda costeira islandesa é mais velha do que eu ou o meu amigo.
Veja no link a sua história:
http://www.lhg.is/english/icg/ (http://www.lhg.is/english/icg/)
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Enviado por: sivispacem em Maio 05, 2009, 06:42:08 am
Citação de: "luis filipe silva"
Caro instrutor
A guarda costeira islandesa é mais velha do que eu ou o meu amigo.
Veja no link a sua história:
http://www.lhg.is/english/icg/ (http://www.lhg.is/english/icg/)


E inclusivamente já teve, se a memória não me falha. um «pequena» guerra com a Royal Navy nos anos 70.... :)
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Maio 05, 2009, 09:58:49 am
Sivispacem escreveu:
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E inclusivamente já teve, se a memória não me falha. um «pequena» guerra com a Royal Navy nos anos 70..

A guerra do bacalhau, como o Lancero muito bem lembrou, na qual os navios islandeses e ingleses se abalroavam entre si. Houve diversas, como se mostra no blogue a seguir: http://caxinas-a-freguesia.blogs.sapo.pt/16839.html (http://caxinas-a-freguesia.blogs.sapo.pt/16839.html)
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Enviado por: Instrutor em Maio 05, 2009, 10:45:33 am
Hum dessa "guerra" eu nao sabia, interessanto obrigados amigos por me ter elucidado. :wink:
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Enviado por: P44 em Maio 06, 2009, 04:00:36 pm
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The US Navy will defer decisions on future amphibious ships and the CG-X cruiser to focus on the Littoral Combat Ship, of which it wants to order up to 55. (US Navy photo)


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Enviado por: 2dmaio em Maio 07, 2009, 12:55:40 am
Olá,


Raytheon esta terminando o desenvolvimento do Tomahawk Block IV. Este missil podera ser lançado de submarinos e navios e podera ser utilizado contra alvos móveis inclusive maritimos, por exemplo outros navios. Tera um alcance aproximado de até 900 milhas.
Certamente também dependera do Congresso norte americano, a aprovação de sua venda a outros paises.


  (http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/64/tomahawkblockiv.jpg)


Saudações
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Enviado por: Lightning em Maio 19, 2009, 09:29:56 pm
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23 de Março de 2009 - Certificação da Metralhadora FN Herstal M3M Mk3

Foi concluído a navegar, a bordo do N.R.P. "Côrte-Real" que integra a SNMG1, o processo de certificação da metralhadora M3M Mk3 da FN Herstal.

O destacamento Daxter e o N.R.P. "Côrte-Real" participaram em mais um evento histórico para a Marinha e em particular para a Esquadrilha de Helicópteros, a integração da metralhadora FN Herstal M3M Mk3 de 12.7mm no Super Lynx Mk95.

A fase final deste processo que decorreu a navegar, entre os dias 17 e 23 de Março, contou com a colaboração de dois instrutores da Marinha Alemã, um para a área de manutenção e outro responsável pelo treino dos operadores "door gunners".

Durante o período acima indicado foram realizadas várias acções de formação teóricas e práticas para os dois atiradores e para os dois técnicos que ficarão responsáveis pela manutenção da metralhadora. O processo de certificação ficou concluído com dois "GUNEX", um diurno e outro nocturno onde os atiradores puderam pela primeira vez explorar as potencialidades da metralhadora M3M.

No dia 23 de Março a certificação foi concluída com a entrega dos certificados de competência aos atiradores e técnicos de manutenção.


http://helicopteros.marinha.pt/Helicopt ... /Noticias/ (http://helicopteros.marinha.pt/Helicopteros/Site/PT/Noticias/)
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Enviado por: P44 em Maio 23, 2009, 03:55:46 pm
a versão alemã dos NPO????


do mp.net
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 German Navy must postpone their 5 NEW corvettes

In another brilliant case of procurement fail, the Bundeswehr's latest news is concerning the new Braunschweig class corvettes. All 5 of them have to be temporarily decomissioned (3 of them even prior to their official commissioning) because of faulty gearboxes. These gears were supplied to the German shipbuilders by Swiss company MAAG and have apparently not been tested properly. What is equally embarassing is the fact that the problems were revealed when a single screw was able to fall into the gear of FGS Oldenburg and caused severe damage in there! Upon inspections of the other ships' gearboxes, all of them turned out to be faulty and badly designed. There's been no information yet on indemnities but a sum of several million EUR is expected. The navy says all these gearboxes have to be changed and the ships will not be ready for service prior to 2011.


http://www.kn-online.de/top_themen/9323 ... legen.html (http://www.kn-online.de/top_themen/93231_Marine_muss_neue_Korvetten_stilllegen.html)
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Enviado por: P44 em Maio 25, 2009, 04:06:49 pm
Brasil vai treinar oficiais CHINESES em operações de Porta-Aviões

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AGÊNCIA DE NOTÍCIAS XINHUA - CHINA
Marineros chinos realizarán prácticas en Brasil

BRASILIA, 19 may (Xinhua) -- La Marina de Brasil ofrecerá entrenamiento a oficiales de la
Marina del Ejército Popular de Liberación (EPL) de China, especialmente en la operación de
portaaviones, informó hoy el ministro de Defensa de Brasil, Nelson Jobim
.
El ministro dijo este martes a la prensa que la cooperación fue acordada durante la visita del
comandante de la Marina brasileña, Carlos Soares de Moura Neto, al país asiático en abril, por la fiesta
del 60 aniversario de la fundación de la Marina del EPL.
"El almirante Moura Neto estuvo en China, y nosotros nos comprometimos a recibir oficiales
chinos para entrenarlos en los navíos brasileños, e inclusive en el portaaviones Sao Paulo", dijo Jobim.
"China quiere retomar su Marina, pero precisa instrucción, por lo tanto se acordó que vendrían
chinos para entrenar, para aprender. Ellos están sobre todo interesados en portaaviones", agregó.
En marzo pasado, el ministro de Defensa de China, el general Liang Guanglie, puso de
manifiesto la necesidad de que China posea un portaaviones, pues es el único país entre las principales
potencias del mundo que no lo posee.
El ministro brasileño resaltó que la cooperación naval puede ser el punto de partida para otras
iniciativas en el área de Defensa.
"Con China lo que tenemos en el campo de Defensa es esa posibilidad. Y usted sabe que
comienza con eso, después las cosas se van sucediendo", señaló.
Jobim anticipó además que oportunamente él mismo irá a China para definir los detalles de ese
acuerdo general.
China mantiene una Alianza Estratégica con Brasil desde 1993, que incluye una creciente
cooperación en el área tecnológica, y este año pasó a ser su principal socio comercial, superando a los
Estados Unidos.
Durante la visita a Beijing que el presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva inició este lunes fue
acordado además un préstamo de 10.000 millones de dólares otorgado por el Banco de Desarrollo de
China para la petrolera estatal Petrobras.
Con el referido crédito, la petrolera brasileña prentende ampliar la exploración de petróleo en el
lecho submarino continental brasileño.
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Enviado por: Instrutor em Maio 25, 2009, 04:55:48 pm
Hummm caro P44 a mim cheira-me à ponta de um iceberg, nos parametros de uma parceria geo-estratética em termos económico-militares. Resumindo uma Aliança MIlitar esta a revelar-se.
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Enviado por: P44 em Maio 25, 2009, 05:15:56 pm
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Hummm caro P44 a mim cheira-me à ponta de um iceberg, nos parametros de uma parceria geo-estratética em termos económico-militares. Resumindo uma Aliança MIlitar esta a revelar-se.


também sou da mesma opinião. O Brasil está finalmente a "acordar" diria eu.

As recentes descobertas de petróleo (Pré-Sal) vão transformar muita coisa.

Não é á toa que já anunciaram a construção de SSKs em parceria com a França, e também do Sub Nuclear.
E fala-se de escoltas de 6000 tons a médio prazo.

e o projecto FX-2 está na fase final.

Por alguma coisa a USN resolveu "reactivar" a 4ª Frota (Atlântico Sul)

e há muito pouco tempo o Lula assinou diversos acordos na China.
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Enviado por: Instrutor em Maio 25, 2009, 11:18:51 pm
Hum qualquer dia estou a ver contratorpedeiros e fragatas chinesas nos mares do sul junto da costa brasileira e executarem exercícios aero navais, por algum motivo os EUA activaram essa 4ª Frota, manter a sua influencia nessa zona, qualquer dia cheira-me a uma outra crise dos misseis cubanos, claro numa outra prespectiva, mas se começar a ser usual a frota chinesa deixar o pacifico e indico e começar a navegar no atlantico vai haver picardias em alto mar com a US Navy. Penso eu de que....
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Enviado por: P44 em Maio 26, 2009, 10:16:52 am
a reactivação da 4ª Frota tem "apenas" a ver com a descoberta das gigantescas reserva de petróleo ao largo do Brasil....
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Enviado por: Vicente de Lisboa em Maio 26, 2009, 12:02:59 pm
Citação de: "Instrutor"
Hum qualquer dia estou a ver contratorpedeiros e fragatas chinesas nos mares do sul junto da costa brasileira e executarem exercícios aero navais, por algum motivo os EUA activaram essa 4ª Frota, manter a sua influencia nessa zona, qualquer dia cheira-me a uma outra crise dos misseis cubanos, claro numa outra prespectiva, mas se começar a ser usual a frota chinesa deixar o pacifico e indico e começar a navegar no atlantico vai haver picardias em alto mar com a US Navy. Penso eu de que....

Isso ainda é um "qualquer dia" a umas décadas de distancia. A China não tem Marinha para aventuras dessas, e não estou a vê-la tão cedo. Mesmo que faça um par de CVs, iam ter muito que fazer por casa.
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Enviado por: P44 em Maio 26, 2009, 08:16:23 pm
não esqueçamos a "paciência de chinês"  :wink:
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Weld inspector’s lies may affect 9 ships

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Welds on the Virginia-class submarine North Carolina and seven other subs will be reinspected.

By Christopher P. Cavas - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Jun 1, 2009 16:48:42 EDT

More than 10,000 welded joints on at least eight submarines and a new aircraft carrier might need to be reinspected after the discovery by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding that one of its inspectors had falsified inspection reports.

According to an internal report obtained by Navy Times, the issue came to light May 14, when a welding inspector at the company’s Newport News, Va., shipyard told a supervisor that a fellow inspector was initialing welds as “OK” without performing the inspections. Confronted by the supervisor, the offending inspector admitted to falsifying three weld inspections, all that same day.

Company officials rapidly began an internal investigation and notified the Navy’s supervisor of shipbuilding of the situation, according to the report. On May 20, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service began its own investigation.

Northrop Grumman declined to reveal the employee’s name, citing the ongoing personnel investigation. A company official did say May 28 that the employee initially had been suspended, then fired.

According to the report, a quick company review of the inspector’s work showed that 12 other joints inspected by the employee that evening were satisfactory. But the ramifications of the falsified inspections rapidly grew beyond a single night’s work.

“We have to go back and check everything this guy has ever touched,” said one industrial source.

The employee had been certified to perform inspections in June 2005 and, according to the report, a review of the shipyard’s welding database showed that in the ensuing four years he inspected and signed off on more than 10,000 structural welding joints on at least nine ships.

Company officials said May 27 that the investigation of the employee’s work could mean that all the joints would need reinspection or re-evaluation.
3 ships in service

According to the report, the ships worked on by the inspector included the Virginia-class nuclear attack submarines North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Missouri, California, Mississippi, Minnesota and John Warner, and the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush. Bush, North Carolina and New Hampshire are in service; the other subs are in various states of construction at Newport News and at the General Dynamics shipyards in Groton, Conn., and Quonset, R.I.

The two shipbuilders share equally in building the submarines. Each shipyard builds specific sections of the submarines and transports the sections to the other yard. The shipbuilders alternate in assembling the hulls.

The inspector performed most of his work on the New Mexico (2,133 welds inspected), Missouri (3,169), California (2,002) and Mississippi (2,177). The employee inspected only 23 welds on New Hampshire and two on North Carolina.

A little more than 10 percent of the submarine welds were hull integrity, or SUBSAFE, joints involving critical parts.

The inspector also performed 229 piping joint inspections on submarines.

There are many thousands of welds on each 7,800-ton submarine — more then 300,000, according to an Electric Boat Best Manufacturing Practices Web site.

But making sure that welding work is done correctly can be a matter of life and death.

“People take this really, really seriously,” said one industry source. “Why? Because people don’t want another Thresher. Nobody takes a chance.”

The submarine Thresher sank in April 1963 when it was forced to dive below its crush depth and the hull imploded. All 129 men aboard the sub perished.

“The quality of our work is something we take very seriously,” Northrop spokeswoman Margaret Mitchell-Jones said in a May 28 statement to Navy Times.
Previous problems

Newport News is still smarting from a welding filler issue that arose in fall 2007. Shipyard workers had used the wrong type of welding filler material on many pipe welds, and the company and the Navy were forced to re-examine a number of submarines, aircraft carriers and surface ships built or repaired at the shipyard. Northrop changed a number of workshop practices as a result.

Both the Navy and Northrop Grumman emphasize that there is no relation between the weld filler issue and the latest problem with the inspector.

Northrop Grumman has developed an inspection plan of the offending inspector’s work that will focus on hull integrity and SUBSAFE joints as a priority, followed by non-SUBSAFE joints, according to the internal report.

The nature of the NCIS investigation is unclear.

“I can confirm that NCIS is investigating allegations made against a weld inspector, but I cannot get into case specifics,” NCIS spokesman Ed Buice wrote in a May 28 e-mail to Navy Times. “NCIS does not comment on the details of ongoing investigations.”


http://www.navytimes.com/news/2009/06/n ... s_060109w/ (http://www.navytimes.com/news/2009/06/navy_welds_060109w/)
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Enviado por: Instrutor em Junho 02, 2009, 10:31:38 am
Citação de: "Vicente de Lisboa"
Citação de: "Instrutor"
Hum qualquer dia estou a ver contratorpedeiros e fragatas chinesas nos mares do sul junto da costa brasileira e executarem exercícios aero navais, por algum motivo os EUA activaram essa 4ª Frota, manter a sua influencia nessa zona, qualquer dia cheira-me a uma outra crise dos misseis cubanos, claro numa outra prespectiva, mas se começar a ser usual a frota chinesa deixar o pacifico e indico e começar a navegar no atlantico vai haver picardias em alto mar com a US Navy. Penso eu de que....
Isso ainda é um "qualquer dia" a umas décadas de distancia. A China não tem Marinha para aventuras dessas, e não estou a vê-la tão cedo. Mesmo que faça um par de CVs, iam ter muito que fazer por casa.


Não têm????
O que me diz a isto?

http://www.areamilitar.net/DIRECTORIO/NAV.aspx?NN=186 (http://www.areamilitar.net/DIRECTORIO/NAV.aspx?NN=186)

http://www.areamilitar.net/DIRECTORIO/NAV.aspx?NN=188 (http://www.areamilitar.net/DIRECTORIO/NAV.aspx?NN=188)

http://www.areamilitar.net/DIRECTORIO/NAV.aspx?NN=187 (http://www.areamilitar.net/DIRECTORIO/NAV.aspx?NN=187)

http://www.areamilitar.net/DIRECTORIO/NAV.aspx?NN=77 (http://www.areamilitar.net/DIRECTORIO/NAV.aspx?NN=77)

E o que me diz a esta notícia???

http://www.areamilitar.net/noticias/not ... ?nrnot=727 (http://www.areamilitar.net/noticias/noticias.aspx?nrnot=727)

A Marinha Chinesa deixou os seus mares e prepara-se para dar cartas no equilibrio das potencias maritimas.
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Enviado por: Vicente de Lisboa em Junho 02, 2009, 11:53:49 am
Não percebo como é que esses links sugerem capacidade chinesa para operar no Atlântico...
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Enviado por: Instrutor em Junho 02, 2009, 02:03:22 pm
Sugerem a mesma capacidade que nos temos com as nossas Fragatas de operar no Indico e sudeste Asiático.
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Enviado por: P44 em Junho 03, 2009, 03:26:55 pm
Citação de: "Vicente de Lisboa"
Não percebo como é que esses links sugerem capacidade chinesa para operar no Atlântico...


Quem tem navios destes opera onde quiser:
http://www.forumdefesa.com/forum/viewto ... 134#158134 (http://www.forumdefesa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=158134#158134)
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Enviado por: Vicente de Lisboa em Junho 03, 2009, 08:32:32 pm
Citação de: "Instrutor"
Sugerem a mesma capacidade que nos temos com as nossas Fragatas de operar no Indico e sudeste Asiático.

Ou seja, zero. A menos que enviar meia dúzia de objectos flutuantes, sem escolta aérea, e deixando as águas nacionais totalmente desprotegidas conte como "operar".

E referir a missão na Somália é batota, que essa é NATO  :P

P44 - tá bem, mas esses não contam, que obedecem a regras diferentes. Até já por lá devem andar.
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Enviado por: Instrutor em Junho 03, 2009, 11:50:51 pm
Citação de: "Vicente de Lisboa"
Citação de: "Instrutor"
Sugerem a mesma capacidade que nos temos com as nossas Fragatas de operar no Indico e sudeste Asiático.
Ou seja, zero. A menos que enviar meia dúzia de objectos flutuantes, sem escolta aérea, e deixando as águas nacionais totalmente desprotegidas conte como "operar".

E referir a missão na Somália é batota, que essa é NATO  :P

P44 - tá bem, mas esses não contam, que obedecem a regras diferentes. Até já por lá devem andar.


Caro vicente com todo o devido respeito pela sua opinião, mas diga-me o seguinte, quem ousaria afundar ou atacar um navio de um país com armamento nuclear??? algum país que também possua???? Que motivo, que consequencias??? Para quê atiçar um gigante que somente tem a maior força aérea do mundo e cerca de 100 a 300 armas nucleares?
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Enviado por: migbar2 em Junho 04, 2009, 12:10:27 am
Citação de: "Vicente de Lisboa"
Citação de: "Instrutor"
Sugerem a mesma capacidade que nos temos com as nossas Fragatas de operar no Indico e sudeste Asiático.
Ou seja, zero. A menos que enviar meia dúzia de objectos flutuantes, sem escolta aérea, e deixando as águas nacionais totalmente desprotegidas conte como "operar".

E referir a missão na Somália é batota, que essa é NATO  :P

P44 - tá bem, mas esses não contam, que obedecem a regras diferentes. Até já por lá devem andar.





Caro colega, olhe que a China já não é o que era! Agora na marinha Chinesa o que falta é porta-aviões, mas mesmo aí a China está apostada em acabar com essa falta dentro de uns 4 ou 5 anos! Quanto ao resto e sem falarmos sequer de capacidade  nuclear a armada Chinesa já dispõem de capacidades suficientes para se equiparar cada vez mais ao Reino Unido ou a França, só na superfície a China dispõem de 13 vasos de 6000 toneladas ou mais e umas 17 fragatas com capacidades bélicas já bastante interessantes, para além, claro está, de um grande numero de navios menos modernos, acrescente-se a isto os submarinos e a coisa já não é assim uma anedota colega, longe disso. E acrescento que na minha opinião o caminho do futuro será termos as quatro maiores e melhores marinhas do mundo fora da Europa: E.U.A, China, India e Japão...é esperar para vêr!
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Enviado por: Instrutor em Junho 04, 2009, 09:54:30 am
Marinha Europeia renegada para 4 Potencia Mundial num curto prazo de tempo....

Dentro desta panoplia de questoes relacionadas com o mar os países em crescente desenvolvimento vão tormar-se a médio prazo as duas maiores Potencias Mundiais, a nível populacional, económico e militar, a China e a India vão ultrapassar os EUA e a Europa, a Rússia é um gigante adormecido, que quando acordar seriamente vira com a força das ultimas décadas de passividade. Com os programas actuais de reforço militar, actualmente a China e a India é as que demonstram uma maior vontade de vincar, os EUA estão a ter problemas na construção dos Porta Avioes General Ford e nos Subamrinos da classe Virginia, a França tem problemas com a Inglaterra não se entendem na construção de dois Porta Avioes, o programa ingles da construção dos Contra-Torpedeiros AAW da Classe Daring passou de 6 unidades inicialmente prevista para 4, no lado frances temos o caso das Fragatas Horizon conjuntamente com a Italia com um projecto inicialmente ambiocioso de 27 unidades para os dois países depressa reduziram o número devido ao custo excessivamente astronómico do programa, actualmente os paises europeus depressa estao a ser ultrapassados por países mais pequenos, em crescente desenvolvimento, vejam o Programa de modernização da Coreia do Sul e Taiwan, estes dois países na Europa ainda so encontram "concorrencia com a Inglaterra e França" até quando?????
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Enviado por: P44 em Junho 04, 2009, 03:38:19 pm
Já agora, aqui ficam fotos do novo navio de resgate de submarinos chinês, ainda em construção.... :roll:


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Enviado por: Instrutor em Junho 04, 2009, 04:46:45 pm
Citação de: "P44"
Já agora, aqui ficam fotos do novo navio de resgate de submarinos chinês, ainda em construção.... :wink:
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Enviado por: P44 em Junho 04, 2009, 05:07:44 pm
se eu disser que não, daqui a cinco minutos estão aí meia duzia de doutores a desmentir-me  :roll:
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Enviado por: migbar2 em Junho 04, 2009, 10:18:44 pm
Citação de: "P44"
se eu disser que não, daqui a cinco minutos estão aí meia duzia de doutores a desmentir-me  :roll:
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Junho 04, 2009, 10:56:44 pm
Pois na minha humilde opinião, a marinha chinesa pode operar presentemente em qualquer oceano do mundo, havendo apenas uma lacuna, que é a falta de bases de apoio e que não é um assunto incontornável.
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Enviado por: Nuno Calhau em Junho 05, 2009, 12:37:10 am
Mas filosofia deles não é a sovietica?

Sempre que não têm apoio, viajam com um número de navios rabastecedores de frota?

Penso que foi dessa maneira que eles vieram para o "corno de Africa", ou não?

Um Abraço.
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Junho 05, 2009, 02:12:56 am
Nuno Calhau escreveu:
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Mas filosofia deles não é a sovietica?

Sempre que não têm apoio, viajam com um número de navios rabastecedores de frota?

Penso que foi dessa maneira que eles vieram para o "corno de Africa", ou não?

Claro que sim. Além disso a frota mercante deles é controlada pelo estado, o que torna mais fácil reabastecer os AOR. Claro que para uma presença permanente precisam de bases em países amigos, para reparações, docagens, descanço de tripulações etc...
Os navios ocidentais que se encontram ao largo da Somália, também reabastecem no mar, e efectuam visitas operacionais a portos da região, até para "mostrar a bandeira".
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Enviado por: Instrutor em Junho 05, 2009, 09:57:44 am
Concerteza, eu apenas frizei que a Marinha Chinesa qualquer dia navega no Atlantico, devido a emergente cooperação técnico militar com o Brasil e a uma suposta aliança militar com este, agora repare imagine-se que o Brasil fortalece ainda mais os laços com a China e permite a atracagem para reabastecimento da sua frota em bases Brasileiras???


Nota: Nós quando formos para Timor com a nossa Vasco da Gama, a quem nos "socorremos" para reabastecermos a VdG, não foi na Austrália?? ou estou enganado.
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Junho 05, 2009, 10:46:19 am
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Concerteza, eu apenas frizei que a Marinha Chinesa qualquer dia navega no Atlantico, devido a emergente cooperação técnico militar com o Brasil e a uma suposta aliança militar com este, agora repare imagine-se que o Brasil fortalece ainda mais os laços com a China e permite a atracagem para reabastecimento da sua frota em bases Brasileiras???

É mais fácil em Angola do que no Brasil. E não pensem muito a sério em alianças militares entre Brasil e China. Alguma cooperação pontual, sim aliança militar não.
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Enviado por: P44 em Junho 29, 2009, 01:38:00 pm
Navantia Launches Two Ships For Venezuela
   
   
(Source: Navantia; dated June 24, web-posted June 29, 2009)
 
 
   
   On 24th June, Navantia launched, at the San Fernando-Puerto Real shipyard, the first of four Economic Zone Patrol Boat (PVOZEE) and the third of four offshore patrol boats (OPV’s) that are being built for the Venezuelan Navy.

The vessels were named “Caribe” and “Naiguatá” and were christened by Dinorah Villasmil de Mata and Alma Pura Blanco de Padrón.

Attending the ceremony were, among others, the Vice-chairman of SEPI, Federico Montero, and the San Fernando-Puerto Real shipyard's General Manager, Fernando Miguélez.

The PVOZEE has a length of 98.90 meters, a displacement of 2,200 tonnes and a maximum speed of 25 knots. The missions are the control of the economic exclusive zone, search and rescue and also anti-air, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare.

The OPV has a length overall of 79.90 metres and the capacity to displace 1,500 tonnes and reach a maximum speed of 22 knots. These ships will be able to carry out a wide variety of missions such as coastal surveillance and protection, protection of maritime traffic, health assistance to other ships, external firefighting, the fight and control of marine pollution, transport of personnel and provisions, search and rescue operations, rapid intervention, frogmen support, surface defence and passive electronic warfare.

The contract for these eight patrol boats, whose construction will mean 5 million work hours (1,456,900 for Navantia and 3,580,700 for auxiliary industry), was signed on 28 November 2005.

Their deliveries are scheduled to take place between October 2009 and July 2011.

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Enviado por: P44 em Junho 29, 2009, 04:03:41 pm
mais info:

http://www.infodefensa.com/lamerica/not ... %20C%E1diz (http://www.infodefensa.com/lamerica/noticias/noticias.asp?cod=1637&n=Navantia%20bautiza%20el%20POVZEE%20%60Caribe%B4%20y%20bota%20el%20tercer%20PVL%20para%20Venezue1la%20en%20C%E1diz)

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Enviado por: pchunter em Julho 02, 2009, 04:58:33 pm
Não é só em Portugal que isto acontece!

German K 130 Corvettes experience severe technical problems

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08:27 GMT, May 28, 2009 defpro.com | As different German sources report, the German Navy’s newest warship class, the Braunschweig class corvettes designated K 130, has experienced serious defects on the diesel gearboxes as has now been temporarily decommissioned. So far only three of the five ordered ships had been commissioned. The German Navy has not yet released any information on when the corvettes are to be recomissioned. According to the German newspaper “Kieler Nachrichten”, a spokesman of the K 130 consortium (a joint venture of the shipyards ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Lürssen-Gruppe and Nordseewerke) said that the gearboxes of all ships will have to be removed. Problems with the corvettes’ gearbox had been experienced during a trial run with the “Oldenburg”. During the trial some of the gearbox’s screws loosened and fell into the gears causing significant damage. The costs resulting from the damage have not been specified yet; however they are expected to amount to several million Euros.

The gearboxes were produced by MAAG in Switzerland, but apparently weren’t of the well-known Swiss precision work. The production had rather been outsourced to a polish company which is now bankrupt. The German Navy and the shipyards have asked the Swiss producer to present a concept for the repair of the deficiencies by June 12.

The ships were scheduled to enter service in early 2010. According to the Navy, this will be delayed by several months. However, according to the spokesman at least one corvette will be ready for service in the course of 2010. The new vessels are urgently required for the support of the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) operations off the coasts of Lebanon (UNIFIL) and Somalia (EU mission “Atalanta”).

It is not the first time that the schedule had to be adjusted. Originally the “Braunschweig” and its sister ships were to be commissioned between May 2007 and February 2009. Due to technical problems and defects this timeframe could not be met. The “Braunschweig” and the “Magdegurg” had been commissioned last year. The corvettes "Erfurt", "Oldenburg", and "Ludwigshafen am Rhein", produced in the course of 2007 have now been decommissioned before even entering service with the German Navy. Each ship costs approximately €240 million.
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Enviado por: P44 em Julho 10, 2009, 05:13:42 pm
até o Equador tem UAVs!!!!!  :shock:

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La Armada Ecuatoriana recibe sus UAVs Heron y Searcher

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res UAVs Searcher de la Armada Ecuatoriana en la Estación Aeronaval de Manta (Foto: Armada Ecuatoriana)

El día 25 de junio de 2009 se realizó una conferencia de prensa en la Estación Aeronaval de Manta en donde se dio a conocer la recepción de las aeronaves UAV adquiridas por la Armada Ecuatoriana a Israel.

Dos UAV Heron y cuatro Searcher fueron adquiridos a la empresa IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) por un importe de 23 millones de dólares en el año 2008. Las aeronaves llegaron a Ecuador el 12 de junio de 2009 por vía aérea y realizaron las primeras pruebas el 19 junio con el apoyo de técnicos israelíes.

Los Heron y Searcher integrarán un Sistema de Vigilancia Aeromarítima con Aviones no Tripulados. El mismo forma parte del Plan de Soberanía Energética que está siendo implementado por el gobierno para controlar el tráfico de combustible, drogas y personas. También forman parte de ese plan las ocho lanchas interceptoras ya adquiridas que serán operadas por el Comando de Guardacostas y el Centro Coordinador de Rescate Marítimo. Las interceptoras operarán desde 3 bases flotantes cuya construcción finalizará en octubre del 2009. El Centro Coordinador de Rescate Marítimo es una entidad del Comando de Guardacostas que coordinará los distintos medios a disposición y recibirá información en tiempo real de un sistema de posicionamiento para los buques civiles via GPS, sistema que ha sido implementado recientemente por el Comando de Guardacostas.

IAI ha capacitado en Israel a 3 comandantes de misión, 6 pilotos, 4 observadores, 3 operadores de radar y 16 técnicos en mantenimiento, los cuales operarán a estas aeronaves desde la Estación Aeronaval de Manta.

Los Heron son UAVs con un MTOW (peso máximo al despegue) de 1150 kg, capaces de portar una carga útil de 250 kg manteniéndose en patrulla durante más de 20 horas. Se desconoce cuál es la configuración adoptada por la Armada Ecuatoriana pero las aeronaves son capaces de portar un radar de patrulla marítima y equipos de comunicaciones satelitales. Los Searcher en cambio son aeronaves tácticas con un MTOW de 426 kg de los cuales 100 corresponden a la carga útil. Su alcance es mucho menor y estarán equipados con equipos electroópticos.

Autor: Christian Villada
Fuente: Armada Ecuatoriana



http://www.saorbats.com.ar/news/categor ... as/armadas (http://www.saorbats.com.ar/news/category/fuerzas/armadas)
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Enviado por: Instrutor em Julho 10, 2009, 05:26:15 pm
Citação de: "P44"
até o Equador tem UAVs!!!!!  :lol:  :lol:
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Enviado por: cromwell em Julho 10, 2009, 05:30:29 pm
Enquanto Portugal for governado por gente com cornos, como Socrates, Lino e Pino, as forças armadas vão ser rejeitadas à força toda e nem UAV´s, nem UCAV´s, nem VCI´s, nem NAVPOL e nem NPO´s vamos ter.

Por isso, não me interessa quem ganhe as próximas eleições, desde que  PS perca.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 10, 2009, 05:47:29 pm
Eu até não gosto do Sócrates e nunca votei no PS, MAS, olha que o PS nem tem sido muito mau para as forças armadas a nível de reequipamento. Não é que seja muito bom, mas entre o PSD e o PS não se vê grande diferença na área da Defesa.
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Enviado por: Duarte em Julho 10, 2009, 06:06:13 pm
A verdade é que um governo mais à direita, conservador, favoreçará sempre as forças armadas. O que é estranho é o número daqueles que votarian no BE e PCP aqui no fórum.. :roll: http://www.forumdefesa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7827.
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Enviado por: imaginário em Julho 10, 2009, 07:26:26 pm
Por isso, como nacionalista que sou, é que defendo mais homens como o Sr. Mário Machado!
  Viva Portuga!!!!!!!!!!!
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Enviado por: SSK em Julho 10, 2009, 07:53:25 pm
Nem tanto ao mar nem tanto ah terra.

Eh certo que os governos do PS sao sempre piores para as FFAA, mas eh a vida...


Quanto aos votos, ha gente para tudo ateh ah pessoal que consegue votar no PNR e no BE...

(teclado em ingles, os h's masrcam a acentuacao tal como nas mensagens)
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 11, 2009, 11:00:55 am
Citação de: "imaginário"
Por isso, como nacionalista que sou, é que defendo mais homens como o Sr. Mário Machado!
  Viva Portuga!!!!!!!!!!!


Chamas aquilo nacionalismo?

O que é que os Portugueses têm a haver com isto?

 :roll:
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Enviado por: Menacho em Julho 11, 2009, 02:15:56 pm
¿Alguien podria decirme el título de la canción de ese vídeo o el grupo que la canta?

Obrigado   :D
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Enviado por: Viriato1143 em Julho 11, 2009, 04:31:28 pm
Citação de: "SSK"
Quanto aos votos, ha gente para tudo ateh ah pessoal que consegue votar no PNR e no BE...


Boas,
antes de mais quero dar os parabéns ao SSK, pelas suas magníficas explicações sobre a arma submarina e não só.
Posto isto, e como militante do PNR gostaria de convidar o SSK e todos utilizadores deste fórum a ler "PNR - "Perguntas mais frequentes", disponível no blogue que consta na minha assinatura, e assim poderiam conhecer melhor o partido antes de o criticarem com acusações sem qualquer tipo de fundamento.
Já agora gostaria de esclarecer os mais distraídos,ou os mais maus intencionados que por cá andam, que o Sr. Mário Machado è um simples simpatizante do partido, nunca o mesmo teve qualquer tipo de cargo no PNR, logo todas as opiniões do SrºMário Machado, nunca representaram a linha política do partido.
Quanto ao Sr. "cabeça de martelo", gostaria só de lhe informar que a marcha de Dresden, è realizada e muito bem em memória dos milhares de civis que foram mortos durante aquele bombardeamento aliado que foi um autêntico crime de guerra cometido pelos aliados.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 11, 2009, 05:14:53 pm
Citação de: "Viriato1143"
Citação de: "SSK"
Quanto aos votos, ha gente para tudo ateh ah pessoal que consegue votar no PNR e no BE...

Boas,
antes de mais quero dar os parabéns ao SSK, pelas suas magníficas explicações sobre a arma submarina e não só.
Posto isto, e como militante do PNR gostaria de convidar o SSK e todos utilizadores deste fórum a ler "PNR - "Perguntas mais frequentes", disponível no blogue que consta na minha assinatura, e assim poderiam conhecer melhor o partido antes de o criticarem com acusações sem qualquer tipo de fundamento.
Já agora gostaria de esclarecer os mais distraídos,ou os mais maus intencionados que por cá andam, que o Sr. Mário Machado è um simples simpatizante do partido, nunca o mesmo teve qualquer tipo de cargo no PNR, logo todas as opiniões do SrºMário Machado, nunca representaram a linha política do partido.
Quanto ao Sr. "cabeça de martelo", gostaria só de lhe informar que a marcha de Dresden, è realizada e muito bem em memória dos milhares de civis que foram mortos durante aquele bombardeamento aliado que foi um autêntico crime de guerra cometido pelos aliados.


Ainda bem que nunca houve uma Guernica, ou uma Batalha da Inglaterra, nem os Alemães bombardearam alvos civis...eram uns anjos!

De qualquer maneira não explicou porque é que nacionalistas Portugueses (?!) vão à Alemanha relembrar guerras que a nós não nos diz respeito. Muito mais sentido seria relembrar as mortes causadas em Guernica. :roll:

Peço desculpa à moderação pelo off-topic.
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Enviado por: JLRC em Julho 11, 2009, 07:47:43 pm
Citação de: "Viriato1143"

Quanto ao Sr. "cabeça de martelo", gostaria só de lhe informar que a marcha de Dresden, è realizada e muito bem em memória dos milhares de civis que foram mortos durante aquele bombardeamento aliado que foi um autêntico crime de guerra cometido pelos aliados.

Citação de: "Cabeça de Martelo"
Ainda bem que nunca houve uma Guernica, ou uma Batalha da Inglaterra, nem os Alemães bombardearam alvos civis...eram uns anjos!

De qualquer maneira não explicou porque é que nacionalistas Portugueses (?!) vão à Alemanha relembrar guerras que a nós não nos diz respeito. Muito mais sentido seria relembrar as mortes causadas em Guernica. :roll:

Peço desculpa à moderação pelo off-topic.


Completamente de acordo contigo, Cabeça.
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Enviado por: Viriato1143 em Julho 11, 2009, 07:59:44 pm
Citação de: "Cabeça de Martelo"
Citação de: "Viriato1143"
Citação de: "SSK"
Quanto aos votos, ha gente para tudo ateh ah pessoal que consegue votar no PNR e no BE...

Ainda bem que nunca houve uma Guernica, ou uma Batalha da Inglaterra, nem os Alemães bombardearam alvos civis...eram uns anjos!

De qualquer maneira não explicou porque é que nacionalistas Portugueses (?!) vão à Alemanha relembrar guerras que a nós não nos diz respeito. Muito mais sentido seria relembrar as mortes causadas em Guernica. :roll:

Peço desculpa à moderação pelo off-topic.


O "Cabeça de Martelo" não deve ter lido o que eu escrevi, ou não me devo ter explicado em condições. O que eu lhe disse, foi que a marcha de Dresden, é realizada em memória dos 35.000 alemães civis que foram chacinados naquele dia pelos aliados. Em Guernica, morreram  1.600 espanhóis, muito longe da chacina em Dresden, mas para si 1.600 deve ser mais que 35.000.
Já agora e respondendo à sua questão, alguns nacionalistas portugueses e não só vão a Dresden, como eu já lhe disse para homenagear os mortos de Dresden, ou também já não se pode participar em manifestações legais e devidamente autorizadas?
Quanto a santos não os há em lado nenhum, muito menos num cenário de guerra. Por isso num conflito, temos de ser sérios e de ver todas partes e não só aquela que nos interessa.
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Enviado por: SSK em Julho 11, 2009, 08:02:36 pm
Citação de: "Viriato1143"
Citação de: "SSK"
Quanto aos votos, ha gente para tudo ateh ah pessoal que consegue votar no PNR e no BE...

Boas,
antes de mais quero dar os parabéns ao SSK, pelas suas magníficas explicações sobre a arma submarina e não só.
Posto isto, e como militante do PNR gostaria de convidar o SSK e todos utilizadores deste fórum a ler "PNR - "Perguntas mais frequentes", disponível no blogue que consta na minha assinatura, e assim poderiam conhecer melhor o partido antes de o criticarem com acusações sem qualquer tipo de fundamento.
Já agora gostaria de esclarecer os mais distraídos,ou os mais maus intencionados que por cá andam, que o Sr. Mário Machado è um simples simpatizante do partido, nunca o mesmo teve qualquer tipo de cargo no PNR, logo todas as opiniões do SrºMário Machado, nunca representaram a linha política do partido.
Quanto ao Sr. "cabeça de martelo", gostaria só de lhe informar que a marcha de Dresden, è realizada e muito bem em memória dos milhares de civis que foram mortos durante aquele bombardeamento aliado que foi um autêntico crime de guerra cometido pelos aliados.


Como grande português que é e defensor da sua pátria, deve defender a sua língua também, como tal os "é's" têm o acento assim ´, bem como a abreviatura de Senhor é Sr. e não Srº, mas sempre de com a letra s maiúscula.

Tem toda a razão nunca fui ver nada do PNR, da mesma maneira que não fui ver nada do BE. Simplesmente não gosto dos extremos, só no futebol em que era extremo, fizeram suficiente mal aos seus países e às suas pessoas sempre que tiveram no poder.

Voltando ao tópico, vamos ver como corre todo o próximo ano de aquisições. A mim pessoalmente não me cheira muito bem a chegada de um submarino, uma fragata e muito mais material para Fuzos e pessoal do exército, a ver vamos...
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Enviado por: Viriato1143 em Julho 11, 2009, 08:31:06 pm
Caro SSK, agradeço desde já o seu extremo cuidado em reparar nos meus erros gramaticais, prometo ser mais cuidadoso . Eu também lhe podia falar nos malefícios das políticas actuais, mas não vou entrar por aí, porque o objectivo deste tópico não é esse .
Por último peço as minhas sinceras desculpas aos moderadores e utilizadores deste fórum pelo o meu off-topic, mas não podia permitir a tentativa que se fez aqui de tentar conectar o PNR com certas pessoas com determinadas ideologias.
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Enviado por: Lightning em Julho 11, 2009, 11:08:58 pm
Citação de: "SSK"
A mim pessoalmente não me cheira muito bem a chegada de um submarino, uma fragata e muito mais material para Fuzos e pessoal do exército, a ver vamos...


Então, não lhe cheira bem a vinda de material porquê?
Diz isso porque preferia que já tivesse vindo mais cedo ou acha que esse equipamento é desnecessário?
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Enviado por: sivispacem em Julho 11, 2009, 11:53:42 pm
Citação de: "Lightning"
Citação de: "SSK"
A mim pessoalmente não me cheira muito bem a chegada de um submarino, uma fragata e muito mais material para Fuzos e pessoal do exército, a ver vamos...

Então, não lhe cheira bem a vinda de material porquê?
Diz isso porque preferia que já tivesse vindo mais cedo ou acha que esse equipamento é desnecessário?


E que material é esse, pode-se saber?

Tks
Carlos Ferreira
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Julho 12, 2009, 02:06:53 am
Se calhar porque virá tudo ao mesmo tempo, e os orçamentos não esticam.
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Enviado por: SSK em Julho 12, 2009, 02:57:25 am
Citação de: "luis filipe silva"
Se calhar porque virá tudo ao mesmo tempo, e os orçamentos não esticam.


Nem mais...

Quando digo material estou a falar de armamento, Pandur, etc...
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Enviado por: Crypter em Julho 14, 2009, 11:23:58 pm
http://www.tvi24.iol.pt/sociedade/somal ... -4071.html (http://www.tvi24.iol.pt/sociedade/somalia-piratas-corte-real-fragata-tvi24-severiano-teixeira/1075536-4071.html)

Reportagem fotográfica da chegada da corte-real, também contém a entrevista realizada pela tvi..

De notar, que nas fotos aparece também como bónus o porta-aviões Eisenhower.
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Enviado por: LuisC em Julho 15, 2009, 02:19:30 am
Numa das fotos aparecem apenas 7 mísseis Harpoom…será que disparam algum durante a missão?  :?
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 15, 2009, 10:34:58 am
Citação de: "LuisC"
Numa das fotos aparecem apenas 7 mísseis Harpoom…será que disparam algum durante a missão?  :?


Contra lanchas? Claro que não.
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Enviado por: sivispacem em Julho 23, 2009, 08:43:19 pm
E aqui fica a noticia da entrada ao serviço da mais recente unidade da Royal Navy.... vejam a foto ampliada, é de facto um navio impressionante!!

http://www.deagel.com/news/Royal-Navy-C ... 06373.aspx (http://www.deagel.com/news/Royal-Navy-Commissions-into-the-Fleet-HMS-Daring-First-Type-45-Destroyer_n000006373.aspx)
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Enviado por: P44 em Agosto 05, 2009, 11:25:16 am
Reports: Russia may buy French helicopter carrier
Yesterday, 16:41 | Reuters


MOSCOW - Russia could spend around 400 million euros on buying a helicopter carrier from NATO member France, with talks under way on what would be its first major foreign military purchase, local media reported on Tuesday.

Moscow is trying to re-equip its outdated Soviet-era military as part of a broader defence reform but has to date focused on buying hardware from its own arms industry, which remains one of the country's key export sectors.

Interfax, quoting unnamed sources in the Russian navy headquarters, confirmed earlier reports in the French media about Moscow's interest in buying a multi-purpose carrier.

"The possibility of buying a Mistral-class helicopter carrier was discussed at the naval show held in St. Petersburg in June," Interfax quoted a naval headquarters source as saying.

Quoting an unnamed senior officer in Russia's naval headquarters, RIA news agency said that such a deal with France could cost Moscow up to 400 million euros ($575.6 million).

"Such talks are being conducted at the level of experts," the officer told RIA. "In September we will prepare a report with our final conclusions for the defence ministry."

Citing its source, Interfax said a decision on such a large foreign purchase might be two to three years away and that no budget funds were currently available.

Kommersant newspaper quoted unnamed sources as saying such a deal was extremely likely.

President Dmitry Medvedev has set an ambitious deadline of 2020 for the radical modernisation of Russia's once formidable, but now fast rusting navy by 2020, using Russian shipbuilders.

These plans include the creation of Russia's first post-Soviet aircraft carrier -- an idea many analysts have said is overly ambitious considering the expertise lost during the break-up of the Soviet Union.

http://www.kyivpost.com/world/46389 (http://www.kyivpost.com/world/46389)
Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
Enviado por: P44 em Setembro 25, 2009, 12:55:12 pm
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Amphibious Ships Official Keel Laying Ceremony
   
   
(Source: Australian Department of Defence; issued September 24, 2009)
 
 
   
   Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, today announced that the official keel laying of Australia’s first Amphibious Ship (LHD 01) took place overnight at Navantia’s shipbuilding yard in Ferrol, Spain.

“Under Project JP2048 Phase 4A/B the Commonwealth is acquiring two new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) amphibious ships to provide sustainment support for our deployed forces,” said Mr Combet.

BAE Systems Australia Defence is the prime contractor for this $3.3 billion project. The Spanish shipbuilder Navantia is subcontracted to BAE as the design authority and is required to construct and fit out the hulls of two large Amphibious Ships for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

“The project is on schedule with the ceremony for the keel laying of the hull for LHD 01 occurring exactly one year to the day from first steel being cut. I am also advised that the whole of ship design reviews are nearing completion,” said Mr Combet.

“After completion of the hulls for the Amphibious Ships they will be transported to Australia. The superstructures will then be constructed, fitted out and integrated with the hulls at BAE Systems’ Williamstown dockyard.”

“The combat system is to be provided by Saab Systems Australia, which will also integrate the combat management system; and the communications system will be supplied by L-3 Communications.”

The next milestone will be the launch of LHD 01 in Spain in March 2011 and then the arrival of it at Williamstown dockyard in 2012 with LHD 02 arriving in 2014.

“As outlined in the Government’s White Paper, these ships will be able to carry a substantial quantity of equipment, stores and personnel. In terms of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, they will most likely be the best means available to provide assistance in our region,” said Mr Combet. (ends)

   
   
   Navantia Lays Keel for the First LHD for Australia
   
   
(Source: Navantia; issued September 23, 2009)
 
 
   
   Navantia has laid on 23th. September the keel for the LHD “Canberra” at the Ferrol shipyard. It is the first of the series of two that Australia contracted with Navantia in 2007.

The ceremony has been presided by the Chief of the Australian Navy, Admiral Russ Crane and by Aurelio Martínez, CEO of Navantia. Amongst other relevant attendants we must highlight the Deputy Premier of South Australia, Hon. Kevin Foley, the Australian Ambassador to Spain and members of the Spanish Navy.

This milestone consisted of the erection in slipway 3 of the 4 blocks of the keel (numbers 320, 322, 323 y 328) out of a total of 104 blocks. This ship was started exactly 12 months ago, and after this milestone, the ship will be launched in 18 months and it is expected to be commissioned to BAE Systems (Tenix in 2007). The second ship will be started in 2010 and will have the same sequence.

The design of these ships is based in the LHD “Juan Carlos I”, currently under construction for the Spanish Navy, and was selected over the French company Armaris offer, because it completely fitted the Royal Australian Navy requirements.

The contract reaches 1,411.6 million euros, being 915 million euros for Navantia, that includes the design and construction of the ships, as well as some equipment as engines and platform control system, that will be provided by Navantia. Both contracts mean a very important milestone for Navantia, as its biggest export operation in the history, reaching 1,200 million euros and will make of Navantia the reference naval designer and shipbuilder in the world.

Main characteristics:
- Length overall: 230.82 m
- Breadth maximum: 32 m
- Height flight deck: 27.50 m
- Full load displacement: 27,831 t
- Full load speed: 20.5 kn
- Range (@15 knots): 8,000 nautical miles
- Crew: 243 + 36 additional
- Embarked forces: 978 + 146 additional
- Hangar: 990 m2
- Flight deck: 4,750 m2
- Light cargo garage: 1,880 m2
- Heavy cargo garage: 1,410 m2

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http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... -ship.html (http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/108374/keel-laid-for-first-australian-lhd-ship.html)
Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
Enviado por: Menacho em Outubro 30, 2009, 09:44:51 pm
:shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1223392/Inferno-Battle-extinguish-blaze-Japanese-naval-destroyer-hits-container-ship.html
Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
Enviado por: P44 em Novembro 07, 2009, 10:58:08 am
Navantia Delivers Submarine 'Tun Razak' to Malaysia
   
   
(Source: Navantia, issued November 5, 2009)
 
   
   (Issued in Spanish only; unofficial translation by defense-aerospace.com)
 
 
   
   This morning, at the shipyard in Cartagena, Navantia held the delivery ceremony of the Scorpene-class submarine "Tun Razak", the second of two boats that the consortium formed by the French company DCNS and NAVANTIA built for the Royal Malaysian Navy. The contract was signed in June 2002.

The ceremony was presided by the Chief of Navy Malaysia, Tan Sri Dato 'Sri Haji Abdul Aziz Jaafar, and attended by the Malaysian ambassador to Spain, Dato' Mohammad Naimun Ashakli, and Aurelio Martinez, President of Navantia.

The submarine "Tun Razak" was launched and christened in a ceremony held at the Cartagena shipyard on 8 October 2008, an event that was chaired by Their Majesties the Kings of Malaysia, and is the second of a two-submarine contract. The first boat, christened “Tunku Abdul Rahman," was delivered to the navy of Asian nation on 26 January 2009 in Toulon (France).

According to the program, the stern sections are built by Navantia and the bow sections by DNCS. The first submarine was assembled and delivered by the French shipyard in Cherbourg, and the second here, at the Cartagena shipyard.

The main features of the submarine are:
- Length: 66.40 m
- Beam: 6.20 m.
- Draft: 5.40 m.
- Pressure hull diameter: 6.20 m
- Surface Displacement: 1,525 T
- Submerged Displacement: 1,670 T
- Maximum speed:
*submerged: 20 kts
*surfaced: 12 kts
- Autonomy: 45 days
- Crew: 31

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Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
Enviado por: nelson38899 em Novembro 28, 2009, 11:54:59 pm
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(http://infodefensa.com/noticias/imgs/graficopatrullero.jpg)

27/11/2009 (Infodefensa.com) Buenos Aires - El Gobierno argentino ha aprobado una inversión de unos 157,8 millones de dólares para la construcción de cuatro patrulleros oceánicos multipropósito (POM) en los astilleros Tandanor-Alte Stomi, lo que representará la inversión más grande en la Armada en más de una década.

Con ocasión de la celebración del 130 aniversario de la creación de Tandanor (Talleres Navales Dársena Norte), la ministra de Defensa, Nilda Garré, confirmó que la presidenta, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, ha aprobado el inicio del programa de construcción naval y autorizó a incluir el gasto en el presupuesto plurianual para la construcción pero no especificó su plazo de entrega.

Según los expertos, una vez firmado el contrato, la primera unidad debiera estar finalizada en un plazo máximo de 24 meses mientras que las siguientes unidades demandarían entre 6 y 8 meses a posterior de cada entrega.
Los POM son navíos que "representarán la mayor inversión argentina (600 millones de pesos) en equipamiento naval para la defensa en más de una década, deviniendo en instrumentos centrales para la preservación de la soberanía nacional en nuestro extenso mar territorial y su zona económica exclusiva", dijo Garré.

Estos patrulleros permitirán cubrir las necesidades de la Patrulla Antártica Naval Combinada, junto a la Armada de Chile, y mejorar las capacidades argentinas de patrullar las aguas sub-antánticas tanto en apoyar a operaciones navales como para socorrer en caso de emergencias en el mar de distinto tipo.

Patrullero Oceánico Multipropósito (POM)
La iniciativa del Patrullero Oceánico Multipropósito (POM), que llevan adelante Argentina y Chile, prevé la construcción de naves de mediano tonelaje y alta autonomía con una ingeniería compartida por ambos países. Fue presentado en 2004 pero mientras Chile lo ha llevado adelante y construido ya dos buques -con dos más previstos-, Argentina no lo ha iniciado por problemas financieros, principalmente. En principio, la Armada argentina preveía la construcción de cinco unidades.

width=400El programa fue adjudicado al astillero privado alemán Fassmer y la propuesta inicial era que ambos países, Chile y Argentina, compartieran la ingeniería de estas naves para reducir costos y, eventualmente, diseñar en el futuro un patrullero que podría ser comercializado en otros países de América Latina.

El diseño de este buque se basa en los patrulleros BGS (Bundesgrenzenschutz) diseñados por Fassmer y construidos en el astillero Abeking & Rasmussen,de Alemania entre el 2001 y 2004 para la Policía Marítima de Alemania.

En el caso chileno, fueron construidos por los astilleros Asmar de Talcahuano. La segunda fue incorporada al servicio activo el pasado mes de septiembre bajo el nombre OPV82 "ComandanteToro" en presencia de la presidenta del país, Michaelle Bachelet, y distintos representantes argentino, tanto oficiales como empresariales.

Características técnicas

Estos patrulleros tiene una eslora de 80,6 metros y un desplazamiento de 1.850 toneladas son propulsados por una planta combinada diesel eléctrica-diesel, que le permitirán navegar el 65% del tiempo a velocidades de entre 1 y 5 nudos, brindando una velocidad máxima de 20 nudos con el 85% de su planta motriz.

Cuentan con una plataforma para operar helicópteros del tipo Fennec y Alouette, permitiendo el uso de helos del tipo AB-412, y poseen de un hangar fijo.
Son tripulados por 34 marinos y tienen capacidad para 16 personas más y pueden operar hasta 30 días corridos y cuentan con una autonomía de 12000 millas náuticas.

Respecto a armamento, cuenta con un montaje 40/70 mm y seis ametralladoras .50.

Importancia del CINAR

"El actual Gobierno -continuó Garré- ha tomado la decisión de confiar a este Complejo Industrial Naval Argentino (CINAR) y a su gente algunos de sus proyectos más importantes en el área de Defensa. La media vida del submarino San Juan y la reparación del rompehielos Almirante Irízar son dos de estos hitos".
Así mismo, la ministra se refirió a la historia de Tandanor desde su privatización fraudulenta en la década del 90, hasta la recuperación en 2007 por el Estado Nacional. "De su situación de quiebra virtual en la cual se encontraba la empresa hace más de dos años, actualmente posee 530 trabajadores en forma directa, junto a aproximadamente 700 subcontratistas. No hay conflictos laborales serios, los salarios son buenos y todos los pagos están al día", dijo Garré.
Tandanor nació el 10 de noviembre de 1879 a orillas del río Lujan (El Tigre). Allí, en un pequeño varadero se reparaban buques de manera informal, su existencia ocurrió durante el gobierno de Nicolás Avellaneda. Nace con el nombre de "Talleres Navales de Marina".

En el 2008, el Ministerio de Defensa decidió constituir el CINAR integrando  Tandanor y el astillero de submarinos Almirante Storni (ex Domecq García) con el objeto de reposicionar a la empresa en el mercado internacional de las reparaciones, ejerciendo una gestión eficiente, con una decidida apuesta por el sector de la construcción naval, con tanta tradición en Argentina.
Características principales de los Patrulleros Oceánicos Multipropósito:
Eslora 80,6 mts
Manga 13,3 mts
Desplazamiento 1800 tons
Velocidad máxima 20 kts
Dotación 30 personas
Pasajeros 10 personas
Autonomía 6.500 millas náuticas a 13,5 nudos.
Planta propulsora Dos (2) Motores MAN B&W 12 RK 270; dos ejes
http://infodefensa.com/lamerica/noticia ... ce%E1nicos (http://infodefensa.com/lamerica/noticias/noticias.asp?cod=2059&n=Argentina%20invertir%E1%20157,8%20millones%20de%20d%F3lares%20en%20cuatro%20nuevos%20patrulleros%20oce%E1nicos)
http://es.noticias.yahoo.com/9/20091127 ... e34ad.html (http://es.noticias.yahoo.com/9/20091127/twl-argentina-invertira-157-millones-de-e1e34ad.html)
Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
Enviado por: P44 em Janeiro 28, 2010, 11:14:56 am
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Canadian navy to modernize ships without U.S. equipment
 
The goal is to accelerate frigate upgrades by avoiding American export controls
 

By David Pugliese, Canwest News Service January 24, 2010

Faced with delays and restrictions about what it can and cannot do with U.S. technology, Canada’s navy has decided to modernize its frigates using as much non-American equipment as possible for key systems on the ships.

The Defence Department had stipulated that the command and control systems on the multi-billion-dollar frigate upgrade be free of U.S. regulations, said officials with Lockheed Martin Canada in Ottawa, the company handling the contract.

In the past, the U.S. government’s strict enforcement of technology restrictions under International Traffic in Arms Regulations has delayed the delivery of military equipment to Canada.

In addition, in 2006 U.S. government officials tried unsuccessfully to limit the type of Canadians who could work on Canadian defence programs, specifically requesting that those who were born in certain countries or who had dual citizenship with particular countries not be allowed access to American technology.

Such restrictions violate Canadian law. As a result, key radars, sensors and software to be installed on the Halifax-class frigates are coming from Canada, Sweden, Israel, Germany, and the Netherlands.

“It was a desire [by the customer],” Don McClure, Lockheed Martin Canada’s vice-president of business development, said of the decision to use technology that wasn’t controlled by ITAR.

“The primary thing is during the life of a warship there is the need to modify certain tactics or add certain sensors and the navy didn’t want to be restricted to having to ask permission [from the U.S.] for that.”

McClure said the command and control system the firm is developing in conjunction with Saab Electronics Systems of Sweden will be free of any U.S. export controls.

That will also allow the Ottawa company to market the system to other navies without having to seek U.S. permission.

Some of the weapons on the Canadian frigates use U.S.-technology and there are other American-made components that aren’t covered by ITAR on the vessels.

McClure said the frigate modernization is on track, with the first ship expected to be worked on starting in the fall.

The Defence Department is spending a total of $3.1 billion on the program, which not only includes the work being done by Lockheed Martin Canada and its partners but mid-life improvements to mechanical systems on the vessels to be done by Victoria Shipyards and on the East Coast.

The modernization of all 12 frigates will be finished by 2017.

Defence Department spokeswoman Jocelyn Sweet said in an e-mail that the department did not specify that the materials and work associated with the mid-life maintenance of the frigates be free from U.S. ITAR.

But she added: “DND did require that any proposals related to the integrated combat system address how the contractor would mitigate any risk to the delivery schedule if they included sourcing of material or services from the U.S. that would invoke ITAR restrictions.”


http://www.timescolonist.com/technology ... story.html (http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/Canadian+navy+modernize+ships+without+equipment/2479929/story.html)
Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
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Amid explicit war threats against the country, Iran has beefed up its Navy with the successful manufacturing of an advanced destroyer.

Destroyers are fast, maneuverable warships with guns and torpedoes used to escort larger vessels in a fleet or a battle group. They operate to protect vessels against short-range but powerful assailants.

Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Wednesday that the manufacturing of Jamaran is among the greatest achievements of the Iranian Navy

While little is known about this missile-launching ship, an official in Iran's military said in 2007 that the Iranian destroyer is one of the most modern ships of its kind in the world.

"Soon the first Iranian-made destroyer will be launched ... and will surprise the world's military community with its facilities, equipment, capabilities and technology," Commander Dariush Ebrahimnejad said.

Another Iranian naval commander, Seyyed Mahmoud Moussavi, said in January that Jamaran is a multi-mission destroyer capable of performing anti-submarine, anti-air, and anti-surface operations - in other words a guided missile destroyer.

Such destroyers are usually equipped with powerful weapon system radars and are deployed for use in anti-missile or ballistic missile defense operations.

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http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=91518
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Fevereiro 19, 2010, 03:36:10 pm
:arrow: http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/sh ... ost4770796 (http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?174614-Iran-Launches-1st-Mowj-Class-Frigate&p=4770796#post4770796)
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Enviado por: P44 em Fevereiro 19, 2010, 05:45:28 pm
Navy Takes Delivery of Offshore Patrol Vessel
   
   
(Source: New Zealand Defence Force; issued February 18, 2010)
 
 
   
   Chief of Navy, Rear-Admiral Tony Parr and Ministry of Defence Project Director Gary Collier formally accepted the Offshore Patrol Vessel, HMNZS OTAGO, into the Royal New Zealand Navy at a ceremony in Melbourne today.

“OTAGO and her sister ship WELLINGTON will deliver the Navy substantial new capability to undertake Exclusive Economic Zone patrols, surveillance and military operations around New Zealand, the southern ocean and the Pacific,” said Admiral Parr.

“OTAGO and WELLINGTON have the capability to operate further offshore than our existing patrol vessels, stay at sea longer, and conduct more challenging operations – using their helicopter capability, sea-boats and embarked forces.”

Rear-Admiral Parr said it was no secret the Navy had waited longer than planned to get the ships.

“The Navy is now focused on getting these ships into service to do the jobs they were designed for. We’re confident the issues around the ships’ weight, which have contributed to delays in acceptance, can be managed so they can successfully carry out their missions. We wouldn’t have accepted the ships otherwise.”

HMNZS OTAGO is the sixth ship in the Project Protector fleet. Acceptance of OPV WELLINGTON into naval service is expected in April.

Admiral Parr said that with the delivery of OTAGO and WELLINGTON the Navy will be operating a fleet of 12 modern, hi-tech and highly capable ships.

“With the completion of Project Protector the Navy can deliver the full range of maritime military capability from combat and security missions to peacekeeping, border patrol and humanitarian and disaster relief,” said Admiral Parr.

The delivery crew of HMNZS OTAGO will now undertake safety and operational preparations for her voyage to New Zealand. We expect OTAGO to arrive at Devonport Naval Base toward the end of March where she will be welcomed with appropriate ceremony.”

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Enviado por: P44 em Fevereiro 25, 2010, 04:42:16 pm
Submarine Type A26

A new generation Swedish submarines


(http://www.kockums.se/ImageVault/Images/width_650/id_436/scope_0/ImageVaultHandler.aspx)

 :arrow: http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... oject.html (http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/112659/sweden-launches-next_generation-submarine-project.html)

Technical data

Length over all 63 m
Beam 6.4 m
Displacement 1900 tons submerged
Weapon armament Four 53 cm bow tubes + one flexible payload lock
Weapons Positive discharge or swim-out
Propulsion Single-shaft, diesel-electric and Stirling AIP
Submerged endurence Weeks
Hull Single pressure hull, two pressure tight compartments
Crew 17-26


The A26 Submarine - Key Features

* Designed for Littoral Operations and with Ocean Going Capability
* Stealth by Air Independence and Balanced Signature Properties
* Invulnerability through Verified Shock Resistance
* Flexible Payload Capability with Flexible Payload Lock System
* Network Connectivity
* Efficient through-life upgrades and adaptations through highly modular design

A26 Project Status

The Swedish Government has in December 2007 approved initiation of the design phase for a new generation of submarines.

Kockums is currently finalising the project definition phase of the A26 submarine for the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV). Preparations are ongoing together with FMV to enter into the design contract.
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Enviado por: P44 em Março 06, 2010, 10:42:09 am
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(http://infodefensa.com/noticias/imgs/Chile.Mott,banderas.400.jpg)
La Armada Chilena incorpora el nuevo petrolero Almirante Montt adquirido a EEUU

17/02/2010 (Infodefensa.com) Santiago de Chile - La Armada Chilena  incorporó el nuevo petrolero AO-52 ´Almirante Montt´ adquirido a Estados Unidos en una ceremonia que se celebró en la ciudad estadounidense de Mobile (Alabama) el pasado 10 de febrero. Aporta una importante capacidad logística y de proyección.

El nuevo petrolero y su dotación permanecerán hasta la primera semana de marzo en Estados Unidos, completando la última fase de los trabajos de reactivación y las pruebas de mar en ese país. Posteriormente, el buque tocará costas chilenas en Talcahuano, para continuar este proceso en los Astilleros de ASMAR.

La unidad ha estado en activo durante 13 años en la US Navy bajo el nombre de AO Andrew J. Higgins (T-AO-190), y se estima que, tras la actuación y modernización emprendida, contará con una vida útil en entre 25 y 30 años.

El comandante de la Cuarta Flota, Comando Sur de la Marina de Estados Unidos, almirante Victor Guillory, que asistió a la ceremonia, consideró que la transferencia de este buque mejora las capacidades logísticas y de proyección de la Armada Chilena y, en concreto, en su capacidad de respuestas a crisis humanitarias y medioambientales.

width=400Honores y discursos

La ceremonia comenzó con los honores al embajador de Chile en Washington, José Goñi, luego de lo cual se dio lectura al decreto oficial que incorpora al "Almirante Montt" a la Armada de Chile, seguido por el decreto de nombramiento de su comandante, el capitán de Navío Guillermo Gunckel.

Luego, la dotación, que se encontraba formada frente a las autoridades en el muelle del astillero, procedió a embarcarse para rendir honores al nuevo comandante de la unidad. Posteriormente, se realizó el izamiento del Pabellón Nacional.

Una vez concluidos los honores, el obispo de la ciudad de Mobile, monseñor Thomas J. Rodi, procedió a bendecir el buque en inglés y español, así como a la imagen de la Virgen del Carmen que acompañará a la unidad en todas sus futuras travesías.

El comandante Guillermo Gunckel expresó que la dotación "se encuentra muy contenta de recibir el buque y está muy motivada", a bordo del nuevo buque de la Armada de Chile y que se trasladará en marzo hacia nuestro país.

Entre los asistentes a la ceremonia, que transcurrió en astilleros de Atlantic Marine Alabama, se encontraban el director general de los Servicios de la Armada, vicealmirante Eduardo Junge Pumpin, el jefe de la Misión Naval de Chile en EEUU, contraalmirante Piero Fagandini González, y el director de Programas, Investigación y Desarrollo de la Armada, contraalmirante Giancarlo Stagno Canziani.

50 millones de dólares

Hace un tiempo, el anterior comandante en jefe de la Armada de Chile, almirante Rodolfo width=400Codina, señaló que la adquisición y puesta en servicio del nuevo buque, que estaba en reserva desde el año 1996, costará cerca de 50 millones de dólares.

La Armada Chilena también disponía de otros 20 millones de dólares adicionales para otros trabajos de modificación y adecuación de la nave.

La operación quedó libre para su concreción después de que el 17 de octubre de 2008, tras recibir el visto bueno de ambas cámaras del Congreso,  el entonces presidente George Bush firmó una ley que permitía su transferencia a Chile.

La nueva nave reemplaza al viejo petrolero AO-53 Araucano, que fue completado en Dinamarca hace 41 años y está en servicio hace 40 años en Chile.

Antes de ser decomisado, en noviembre de 1991, el buque sufrió un accidente durante la operación Desert Shield cuando embarranco frente a la costas de Omán y sufrió daños en el casco que provocaron la pérdida de combustible pero no heridos.

Es una nave logística que no sólo permite llevar petróleo, sino que también puede transportar otros combustibles líquidos, carga seca, repuestos y municiones. Con algunas modificaciones, estas naves podrían también transportar algunas tropas.

Características

El AO Andrew J. Higgins es una nave de apoyo logístico de la Clase Henry Kaiser de 206 metros de largo y con un desplazamiento total de 42.000 toneladas aunque no cuenta con hangar, sí posee una espaciosa cubierta de vuelo.

Es propulsado por motores diesel, menos complejos de mantener y más eficientes y baratos de operar en términos de costos y consumo de combustible, en comparación a las viejas turbinas de vapor del petrolero con que hoy cuenta la marina chilena.

Los antecedentes indican que el ex USS Andrew J. Jackson, que es una nave monocasco, será modificado a una configuración de doble casco y doble fondo, para cumplir con la legislación marítima internacional y aumentar su seguridad frente a posibles accidentes, evitando así el peligro de filtraciones contaminantes de combustible y otros materiales.

Con algunas modificaciones y aprovechando sus amplios espacios interiores, el buque logístico podría también transportar algunas tropas, como lo hace la Armada Argentina con su petrolero de origen francés Patagonia, o acomodar talleres de reparación y mantenimiento a bordo.

Datos Generales

Nombre: AO "Almirante Montt"
Dotación: 139 personas.
Eslora: 206 Metros.
Manga: 29,69 Metros.
Calado: 11 Metros.
Velocidad: 20 nudos - 37 Kilómetros por hora.
Cubierta de vuelo.
 
(http://infodefensa.com/noticias/imgs/Chile.Mott.190.barco.jpg)

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Enviado por: Lancero em Março 15, 2010, 07:20:12 pm
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ThyssenKrupp May Sell Wharf to Abu Dhabi, FT Deutschland Says

By Oliver Suess

March 15 (Bloomberg) -- ThyssenKrupp AG wants to reach an agreement to sell shipbuilder Blohm & Voss to Abu Dhabi MAR Group “within the next days,” Financial Times Deutschland reported, without saying where it obtained the information.

The contracts will be signed next week at the latest and Abu Dhabi MAR will also buy HDW Gaarden, the civil operations of ThyssenKrupp’s Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft unit, the newspaper said. Abu Dhabi MAR will also bring two orders for warships worth 2.5 billion euros ($3.4 billion), FTD said.

ThyssenKrupp and Abu Dhabi MAR declined to comment when contacted by the newspaper, FTD said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Oliver Suess in Munich at http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... 12RuQJDa2g (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601100&sid=aC12RuQJDa2g)
Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
Enviado por: SSK em Março 15, 2010, 10:50:12 pm
Citação de: "P44"
Submarine Type A26

A new generation Swedish submarines


(http://www.kockums.se/ImageVault/Images/width_650/id_436/scope_0/ImageVaultHandler.aspx)

 :arrow: http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... oject.html (http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/112659/sweden-launches-next_generation-submarine-project.html)

Technical data

Length over all 63 m
Beam 6.4 m
Displacement 1900 tons submerged
Weapon armament Four 53 cm bow tubes + one flexible payload lock
Weapons Positive discharge or swim-out
Propulsion Single-shaft, diesel-electric and Stirling AIP
Submerged endurence Weeks
Hull Single pressure hull, two pressure tight compartments
Crew 17-26


The A26 Submarine - Key Features

* Designed for Littoral Operations and with Ocean Going Capability
* Stealth by Air Independence and Balanced Signature Properties
* Invulnerability through Verified Shock Resistance
* Flexible Payload Capability with Flexible Payload Lock System
* Network Connectivity
* Efficient through-life upgrades and adaptations through highly modular design

A26 Project Status

The Swedish Government has in December 2007 approved initiation of the design phase for a new generation of submarines.

Kockums is currently finalising the project definition phase of the A26 submarine for the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV). Preparations are ongoing together with FMV to enter into the design contract.

Os alemães já estão a tratar do novo U210.
Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
Enviado por: P44 em Março 17, 2010, 10:14:35 am
Caro SSK,

Esse U-210 será feito em parceria com os Suecos, ou será concorrente do novo projecto Sueco?

.....................


Entretanto, em Goa também já se constroem NPOs... :roll:

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(http://frontierindia.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/viswast-opv.jpg)

Goa Shipyard sails into elite league with ICGS Vishwast

Defence minister A K Antony will commission ?ICGS Vishwast’, the first of a new class of offshore patrol vessel (OPV)
indigenously designed and built by Goa Shipyard Ltd, on Wednesday.
The only vessel of this class in the world, GSL sources said ICGS Vishwast is primarily designed for patrolling and
policing maritime zones, search and rescue operations, maritime surveillance, anti-smuggling operations, pollution
response against oil spillage and external fire-fighting.

Ninety metres in length, the vessel has an integrated bridge system (IBS) equipped with a state-of-the art navigation
and communication equipment and is also provided with platform management system.
?After the commissioning ceremony to be held at GSL, ICGS Vishwast will join the fleet for safety of the nation‘s
maritime zones and offshore assets. GSL is justifiably proud of this milestone for the Coast Guard in the history of
Indian shipbuilding,? GSL CMD rear admiral Vineet Bakhshi told TOI on Monday.
Propelled by two MTU engines, the vessel will deliver a maximum speed of 26 knots and has an endurance of 4,500
nautical miles. ICGS Vishwast is capable of operating a helicopter and is equipped with a 30-mm gun.
The vessel, which shall be deployed extensively for safety of the nation‘s maritime zones and offshore assets, is
another feather in GSL‘s cap. GSL, had earlier built the 105 M advanced offshore patrol vessel (AOPV) for the Coast
Guard, the largest ever designed and constructed AOPV class of vessel in India.

Source : Times of India


Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
Enviado por: SSK em Março 17, 2010, 09:39:47 pm
Vai ser concorrente, mas está mais atrasado, as reuniões para definir as características começaram somente à 4 meses.
Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
Enviado por: P44 em Março 27, 2010, 11:59:22 am
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Report: South Korean navy ship sinks
March 27, 2010 -- Updated 0303 GMT (1103 HKT)

(http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/03/26/south.korea.ship.sinking/story.skorea.navy.afp.gi.jpg)
The South Korean navy corvette Cheonan, similar to this ship, sunk after an explosion, Yonhap News Agency reports.

(CNN) -- A South Korean navy ship sank in the Yellow Sea near North Korea late Friday, and the navy shot at an unidentified ship toward the north, according to reports quoting South Korean government officials.

Yon-hap News Agency quoted Navy officials saying Friday that a ship carrying 104 crew members sank off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong in a flashpoint maritime border area between the Koreas.

The 1,500-ton Cheonan went down at 9:45 p.m. near the island, but the cause of the incident was not immediately known, the officials said.

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak ordered a "quick and thorough" investigation Saturday into what caused the ship to sink, keeping in mind "all possibilities," his office said, according to Yonhap.

A rescue operation was under way, with the Navy telling Yonhap it had rescued 58 crew members but it feared others may be dead.

The South Korean government issued a statement saying the reason for the incident remains unclear, but it wasn't ruling out some sort of military engagement. An explosion had occurred in the rear of the ship, leaving a large hole in the ship's underwater hull, officials told Yonhap.

A U.S. State Department spokesman said Friday that there was no evidence North Korea was behind the incident.

"Let's not jump to conclusions here," said the spokesman, Philip J. Crowley, when asked about possible North Korean involvement. "I'm not aware of any evidence to that effect, but I think the authoritative source here would be the South Korean government."

Yonhap quoted South Korean naval officials as saying a South Korean vessel fired at a ship toward the north later.

However, South Korean government officials said it isn't certain whether North Korea was involved in the incident. Yonhap said local residents reported hearing gunfire for about 10 minutes.

As a result of the incident, South Korean government officials held an emergency meeting of ministers handling security-related matters, officials told Yonhap.

South Korea's Korean Broadcasting System said Navy vessels and helicopters were rescuing crew members, some of whom reportedly jumped into the sea after the blast, the KBS report said.

The official said the Sockcho, another South Korean navy vessel patrolling nearby, fired at unidentified ships north of the area.

U.S. military officials told CNN a South Korean vessel sank.

North Korea has said recently it is bulking up its defenses in response to recent joint South Korean-U.S. military drills, Yonhap reported. The news agency also quoted South Korean military officials saying North Korea conducted dozens of artillery firing drills Friday.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/03/26/south.korea.ship.sinking/index.html
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Enviado por: nelson38899 em Abril 01, 2010, 03:51:42 pm
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Governo de Timor-Leste aprova construção de cais para as fragatas construídas na China   [ 2010-03-03 ]


Díli, Timor-Leste, 3 Mar - O governo de Timor-Leste aprovou a construção de um cais provisório no porto de Hera, para basear os navios-patrulha que estão a ser construídos na China, anunciou terça-feira em Díli fonte oficial.

De acordo com uma nota governamental, o Conselho de Ministros aprovou, em reunião extraordinária, "a abertura de um procedimento de aprovisionamento" para a construção de um cais transitório no porto de Hera.

"A construção deste cais transitório vem responder à necessidade urgente de existência de um cais de acostagem para as duas fragatas adquiridas recentemente pelo governo e que deverão chegar, em breve, a Timor-Leste", refere a nota, difundida pela Secretaria de Estado do Conselho de Ministros.

A compra das duas embarcações faz parte da estratégia de reestruturação da componente naval das Falintil - Forças de Defesa de Timor-Leste (F-FDTL), que tem todos os seus meios militares marítimos baseados em Hera, onde será agora construído o cais, a título transitório, já que o governo timorense tem projectada a construção de uma nova base naval.

O governo de Timor-Leste encomendou à China dois navios da classe “Shangai III”, com autonomia até 700 milhas e capazes de operar por longos períodos em alto mar.

O objectivo é que as duas embarcações melhorem o patrulhamento marítimo, reconhecido como vulnerável, sobretudo dentro da Zona Económica Exclusiva timorense, onde têm sido referenciadas actividades de pesca ilegal. (macauhub)
http://www.macauhub.com.mo/pt/news.php?ID=9019 (http://www.macauhub.com.mo/pt/news.php?ID=9019)
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Abril 01, 2010, 04:30:47 pm
Agora chamar fragatas aos patrulhas da classe Shangai, sinceramente. Porque escrevem sem saber do quê ?
Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
Enviado por: Crypter em Abril 01, 2010, 04:33:29 pm
2 fragatas??Ainda por cima chinocas, eles que tanto os ajudaram... Tão não ficavam mais bem servidos com os nossos NPO's??  :new_argue:

Não entendo esta falta de compensação de todo a ajuda que o povo Português lhes deu e continua a dar.. Mas enfim..
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Abril 01, 2010, 06:18:40 pm
Crypter escreveu:
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2 fragatas??Ainda por cima chinocas, eles que tanto os ajudaram... Tão não ficavam mais bem servidos com os nossos NPO's??

Não entendo esta falta de compensação de todo a ajuda que o povo Português lhes deu e continua a dar.. Mas enfim..
Não são fragatas, mas sim patrulhas e bem antigos, comprados quase a preço de sucata.
A compensação é noutros negócios. Café, petróleo etc....
http://www.china-defense.com/naval/shan ... ass_1.html (http://www.china-defense.com/naval/shanghai_class/shanghai_class_1.html)
Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
Enviado por: P44 em Abril 01, 2010, 07:58:04 pm
NPOs? Mas os timorenses fizeram-vos algum mal?  :mrgreen:

agora a sério, aqui fica foto de uma dessas "fragatas"

(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/29/jszc2009111279.jpg)
Título: Marinha vigia selecção lusa
Enviado por: RicP em Abril 02, 2010, 05:26:28 pm
"As cidades do Cabo, Porth Elizabeth e Durban, locais onde Portugal vai disputar os jogos da fase de grupos (G) do Mundial, vão ter segurança apertada por parte da Marinha sul-africana. O vice-almirante Johannes Mudimu garantiu ontem que, além da Marinha, também os outros ramos das forças armadas serão destacados para garantir a segurança das cidades onde Portugal joga a fase de grupos.

"A nossa Força Aérea está a fazer a sua parte, o Exército está a fazer a sua parte, os serviços médicos militares estão a fazer a sua parte, a Marinha está a mobilizar todos os seus recursos para garantir que as zonas marítimas da África do Sul sejam bem protegidas. Destacaremos todos os recursos no mar, e o esquadrão de reacção marítima está pronto para desempenhar o seu papel sob os auspícios do chefe de operações conjuntas", garantiu.

O vice-almirante frisou que as Forças Armadas estão a levar muito a sério as suas responsabilidades: "Pretendemos que todos os que cá vierem levem daqui memórias excelentes do primeiro Mundial realizado em África. Para isso suceder, nenhum membro das Forças Armadas gozará folgas [nesse período]". O militar revelou ainda o desejo de ver as selecções da África do Sul e de Portugal na final da prova, que terá lugar no dia 11 de Julho.

Entretanto, a Interpol assegurou que a África do Sul será um lugar seguro durante a realização do Mundial e que até ao momento não detectou qualquer ameaça terrorista vinculada à competição. "

http://www.cmjornal.xl.pt/noticia.aspx?contentid=076669A8-B970-46D2-8A34-CCEAE8D8D9E6&channelid=00000012-0000-0000-0000-000000000012
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Enviado por: Crypter em Abril 02, 2010, 06:38:42 pm
Citação de: "P44"
NPOs? Mas os timorenses fizeram-vos algum mal?  :D Belas fragatas! Agora a sério, parecem mais fortes em termos de "poder de fogo" que os nossos NPOs, mas a nivel estrutural parecem tão frageizinhas!! Isso aguenta o mar de TImor?
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Enviado por: sergio21699 em Abril 02, 2010, 07:15:10 pm
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The Type 62 Coastal Defense Boat, also known, as the Shanghai class, is a low-cost patrol boat made famous during the Indochina war of 1960s in service with the North Vietnamese Navy. Amazingly, this primitive is still in production after more then 300 examples were built. The Type 62 serves today as a first assignment for many of People’s Liberation Amy-Navy (PLAN) recruits and remains in service with many world navies.

DEVELOPMENT:

During the early 1950s, the PLAN began to design and manufacture small gunboats for patrol and continued naval warfare with Nationalist force around the Taiwan Strait . Initially, there were no coordinated building efforts among ships yards. Luda Shipyard laid down the Type 53 class littoral combatant while Qingdao Shipyard build the Type 55 class. In addition there were piecemeal production runs at both the Shanghai and Guangzhou shipyards. Those earlier types performed poorly as patrol boats and as combatant gunboats.

During the early 1950s, the PLAN began to design and manufacture small gunboats for patrol and continued naval warfare with Nationalist force around the Taiwan Strait . Initially, there were no coordinated building efforts among ships yards. Luda Shipyard laid down the Type 53 class littoral combatant while Qingdao Shipyard build the Type 55 class. In addition there were piecemeal production runs at both the Shanghai and Guangzhou shipyards. Those earlier types performed poorly as patrol boats and as combatant gunboats.

In late 1950s, an order from the PLAN called the production of a single 100 tons class with higher speed and greater firepower to fulfill littoral combat need. In February 1959, the Navy Ship Repair and Manufacture Department combined the strengths of several earlier models designed by various shipyards and the naval academy into a standard new model of patrol boat. Construction began on this new model in May 1960 at Dalian Shipyard, and after 2 years of trials, the design was finalized in November 1962.

The first prototype was coded as the 0111 with a displacement of 125 tons. After the completion of the third prototype, the single 57mm cannon was replaced by a twin 37mm cannon, speed increased to 30 knots, and weight reduced to 115 tons. The modified design was officially accepted as Type 62 Model 0111A with official designation of Model 62 Coastal Defense Boat. Series production began the very same year.

The first three 0111 prototypes were exported to North Vietnam and later sunk.

[...]
Sales:

According to Janes, Type 62’s export customers as follows:

 

Type 62:

Vietnam 8 in May 1966
Tanzania 7 in 1970-71
Guinea 2 in 1977
Albania 6
Bangladesh 8 in 1980-82
Congo 3
Egypt 4 in 1984
Sri Lanka 3 in 1991
Tanzania 2 in 1992.
Sales of Type 62-1:

Type 62-1:

Tunisia 3 in 1994
Sri Lanka 3 in 1995, 3 in May 1996, 3 in August 1998.
Bangladesh 1 in 1996
Sierra Leone 1 in 1997

http://www.china-defense.com/naval/shanghai_class/shanghai_class_1.html
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Enviado por: P44 em Abril 21, 2010, 12:19:02 pm
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Helicopter Deck and Hangar Modification on ‘Leopold 1' Handed Over


(Source: Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding; dated April 7, web-posted April 20, 2010)



On 7th of April 2010 the helicopter deck and hangar modification on board of the M-Class Frigate ‘Leopold 1' (ex HMNLS ‘Karel Doorman' ) was handed over to the Defence Material Organisation (DMO) of the Netherlands, who acted on behalf of the Belgian Navy.

Effectively, the ‘Leopold 1’ berthed at our shipyard in Vlissingen in July 2009, after which the program immediately started with the aim to modify the helicopter deck and hangar in order to allow future operations with the NH 90 helicopter.

The following main activities have been performed:

--Lengthening of the hangar, including the installation of the helicopter securing and traversing system
--Helicopter deck lengthening, including all required adjustments to the flight deck arrangement (reallocation of existing helicopter grid, steelwork modifications for the installation of the rails in flight deck, new lightning and antenna arrangements)
--Integration of the helicopter traversing control position, including o.a. the installation of the control equipment
--Installation of a new, enlarged hangar door
--Enlarging the Flight Deck Officer Room
--Adjusting the helicopter auxiliary and Damage Control Systems.


Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding delivered the modified ‘Leopold 1' on schedule and within budget to the DMO, whereby the collaboration with Belgium Navy and the Project Team of DMO have positively contributed to this tripartite success.

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http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... t-sea.html (http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/114205/modified-belgian-frigate-back-at-sea.html)
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Enviado por: sivispacem em Abril 21, 2010, 03:29:34 pm
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Helicopter Deck and Hangar Modification on ‘Leopold 1' Handed Over


(Source: Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding; dated April 7, web-posted April 20, 2010)



On 7th of April 2010 the helicopter deck and hangar modification on board of the M-Class Frigate ‘Leopold 1' (ex HMNLS ‘Karel Doorman' ) was handed over to the Defence Material Organisation (DMO) of the Netherlands, who acted on behalf of the Belgian Navy.

Effectively, the ‘Leopold 1’ berthed at our shipyard in Vlissingen in July 2009, after which the program immediately started with the aim to modify the helicopter deck and hangar in order to allow future operations with the NH 90 helicopter.

The following main activities have been performed:

--Lengthening of the hangar, including the installation of the helicopter securing and traversing system
--Helicopter deck lengthening, including all required adjustments to the flight deck arrangement (reallocation of existing helicopter grid, steelwork modifications for the installation of the rails in flight deck, new lightning and antenna arrangements)
--Integration of the helicopter traversing control position, including o.a. the installation of the control equipment
--Installation of a new, enlarged hangar door
--Enlarging the Flight Deck Officer Room
--Adjusting the helicopter auxiliary and Damage Control Systems.


Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding delivered the modified ‘Leopold 1' on schedule and within budget to the DMO, whereby the collaboration with Belgium Navy and the Project Team of DMO have positively contributed to this tripartite success.

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Sorte a deles de não terem encarregue os ENVC desses trabalhos.....
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Abril 21, 2010, 05:23:16 pm
Deixa de ser provocador. Nós não temos NEM VAMOS ter NH 90.
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Enviado por: LuisC em Abril 21, 2010, 09:34:56 pm
Citação de: "luis filipe silva"
Deixa de ser provocador. Nós não temos NEM VAMOS ter NH 90.

Na marinha, claro!?!? :)
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Enviado por: luis filipe silva em Abril 21, 2010, 10:10:24 pm
Claro!...
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Enviado por: Crypter em Abril 21, 2010, 11:44:14 pm
Citação de: "luis filipe silva"
Deixa de ser provocador. Nós não temos NEM VAMOS ter NH 90.

Então! Quando tivermos o NPL, os NH 90 vão lá dar uma perninha de certeza!! :Cavaleria1:
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Enviado por: JLRC em Abril 22, 2010, 02:34:42 am
Citação de: "Crypter"
 
Então! Quando tivermos o NPL, os NH 90 vão lá dar uma perninha de certeza!! :oops: . Os nossos NH-90 não são navalizados.
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Enviado por: P44 em Abril 22, 2010, 02:52:29 pm
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The Dutch Navy’s first NFH-90 is the first naval variant of the NH90 to be delivered to a customer; a total of 111 have been ordered to date. (NHI photo)

The Royal Netherlands Navy Takes Delivery of Its First NH90 NFH
   
   
(Source: NH Industries; issued April 21, 2010)

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France --- NHIndustries is pleased to announce the delivery of the first NH90NFH helicopter to the Royal Netherlands Navy during an official ceremony held today at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy.

The Royal Netherlands Navy has ordered a total of 20 NH90NFH aircraft, today’s event marks the first delivery of a naval NH90NFH variant to a customer.

The Dutch, French, Italian, Norwegian and Belgian navies have ordered a total of 111 NH90 NFH naval helicopters which will give operators a dramatic improvement in operational capability and mission effectiveness, thanks to the outstanding technology incorporated in to the NH90.

The NH90 NFH variant is primarily designed for autonomous Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW) missions.

The comprehensive mission equipment packages allow a wide range of additional missions to be performed including Search and Rescue (SAR), maritime patrol, vertical replenishment, troop transport, medical evacuation and amphibious support roles. The helicopter is designed for embarked operations to be performed by day and night in adverse weather conditions.

Due to its weight and dimensions, the deck-lock system, the deck traversing system and the automatic blade and tail folding system, it can operate from small frigates even in high sea states.

The NH90 is the most successful European helicopter programme ever. A total of 529 firm orders have been placed by 19 armed forces in 14 countries including France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Greece, Spain and Belgium in Europe, as well as Australia, Oman and New Zealand overseas and 44 NH90 helicopters are already in service today.

The NH90, developed in the TTH utility transport and NFH naval versions, proves the ideal solution to meet requirements from many potential additional customers worldwide for a large number of missions.

Today’s delivery is a key event that paves the way to the operational entry in service of the NH90 in its naval version. This is also a strong message addressed to potential worldwide customers that the NH90 NFH has arrived on the scene.

The NH90 programme is managed by NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency) representing France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Portugal, and by the NH Industries industrial consortium comprising Eurocopter (62.5%), AgustaWestland (32%), and Fokker Aerostructures (5.5%). (ends)
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Enviado por: nelson38899 em Abril 25, 2010, 10:44:55 pm
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SUBMARINES

Ohio SSBN Replacement-$7 billion (est.)

Scorpene SSK (Spain)-$595 million

Virginia SSN-$2.4 billion

*****

AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

Cavour CVH (Italy)-$2 billion

CVN-78 Gerald R Ford-$13.5 billion

Queen Elizabeth (UK)-$3.7 billion

George HW Bush-$6.26 billion

Hyuga DDH (Japan)-$1.06 billion

Vikrant (India)-$762 million

*****

CRUISERS/DESTROYERS

DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-$1.8 billion

Daring Type 45 (UK)-$581 million

DDG 1000 Zumwalt-$6 billion

*****

FRIGATES

Absalon (Denmark)-$269 million

F100 Bazan (Spain)-$600 million

F105 Cristobal Colon (Spain)-$954 million

De Zeven Provincien (Netherlands)-$532 million

FREMM (Franco/Italian)-$426 million

LCS Freedom-$637 million

Holland (Netherlands)-$169 million

LCS Independence-$704 million

Iver Huitfeldt (Denmark)-$332 millon

Nansen (Norway)-$326 million

Sachsen Type 124 (Germany)-1.06 billion

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CORVETTES/OPVs/CUTTERS

Baynunah class (UAE)-$137 million

Clyde (Britain)-$47,000,000

Khareef (Oman)-$262 million

Kedah class (Malaysia)-$300 million

Knud Rasmussen (Denmark)-$50 million

BAM Maritime Action Ship (Spain)-$116 million

Otago (New Zealand)-$62.6 million

Port of Spain class (Trinidad and Tobago)-$50 million

River class (Britain)-$31,400,000

Sentinel Class-$47 million

Visby (Sweden)-$184 million

*****

FAST ATTACK CRAFT

Ambassador MK III (Egypt/USA)-$325 million

Hamina (Finland)-$101 million

Rotoiti (New Zealand)-$25 million

Skjold (Norway)-$133.5 million

M80 Stiletto-$6 million

*****

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS

LHA 6 America-$3.05 billion

LSD Bay Class (Britain)-$228 million

Canberra LHD (Australia)-$1.3 billion

KRI Dr. Soeharso LPD (Indonesia)-$50 million

LST Endurance (Singapore)-$142 million

LPD Johan de Witt (Netherlands)-$370 million

Juan Carlos (Spain)-$490 million

LHD 8 Makin Island-$2.2 billion

LPD 17 San Antonio-$1.76 billion

Mistral (France)-$529.8 million

*****

AUXILIARIES

Type 702 Berlin-class AOR (Germany)-$445 million

MRV Canterbury (New Zealand)-$124 million

Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV)-$160 million

Lewis and Clark (T-AKE)-$538 million

USNS Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM-25)-$199 million

Patino-class AOR (Spain)-$288 million

Sea Fighter FSF 1-$200 million

Wave Class Auxiliary Oiler(Britain)–$172 million

http://newwars.wordpress.com/warship-costs/ (http://newwars.wordpress.com/warship-costs/)
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Enviado por: P44 em Abril 26, 2010, 01:02:06 pm
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South Korea Says Torpedo Likely Cause of Warship Sinking
   

   
(Source: Voice of America news; issued April 25, 2010)
 
 
   
   South Korea's defense minister says a torpedo was the likely cause of an explosion that sank a warship near the tense border with North Korea last month.

Defense Minister Kim Tae-young told reporters Sunday that he believes a bubble jet effect caused by a heavy torpedo is the most likely cause of the disaster. A bubble jet is a powerful shock wave and high-pressure gas bubble resulting from an explosive device detonating beneath a vessel.

Kim was also quoted by the French news agency as saying "various other possibilities are also under review."

Investigators say there is evidence that the 1,200-ton Cheonan patrol ship exploded because of a strong impact from the outside. Seoul has refrained from blaming Pyongyang for the incident until its experts carry out a thorough investigation. Pyongyang has denied any involvement.

South Korea raised the front section of the warship with a large crane Saturday.

A body was found inside the recovered section, bringing the official death toll to 40. Six sailors remain missing and are believed dead. The coast guard rescued 58 crew members from waters near the blast site.

There were 104 sailors on board the ship when it exploded and sank March 26 during a regular patrol in the waters near the disputed border with North Korea.

North Korea Saturday warned the United States and South Korea that it will employ "all means, including the nuclear deterrent" if they intrude into its territory. The state-run Korean Central News Agency quotes army chief Ri Yong-Ho as saying North Korea's armed forces are "fully ready to frustrate any provocation of the aggressors at a single blow."

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday urged Pyongyang not to "engage in provocative actions," and said she hopes there is no "miscalculation" or action that could lead to conflict. (ends)
http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... nking.html (http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/114334/south-korea-blames-torpedo-for-ship-sinking.html)
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Enviado por: P44 em Abril 27, 2010, 03:37:09 pm
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Russia's ready to bring back cruiser Ukraina

 23.04.2010
Text: Rosbalt

(http://rusnavy.com/upload/iblock/df4/ukr.jpg)
Photo: cruiser Ukraina. sevastopol.su
Russia is ready to buy incomplete battle cruiser from Ukraine, MP Mikhail Nenashev, member of defense committee said during teleconference "Moscow-Kiev".

"The well-known agreement recently signed by the presidents [Dmitry Medvedev and Viktor Yanukovich] in Kharkov as for prolongation of Black Sea Fleet deployment in Crimea, is primarily an economically sound for both countries… I mean new opportunities to cooperate in shipbuilding; and this implies not only repairs but joint building of ships… Example, a known cruiser [Ukraina] similar to missile cruisers Moskva or Ustinov is standing idle in Nikolayev 70% completed. Of course, this ship could be commissioned into Russia's Black Sea Fleet, we need such ships", said Russian MP.

Such agreements "evoke negotiations on this matter", pointed out Nenashev.

Meanwhile, the issue of French heli-carrier Mistral is still doubtful, said the official. "Speaking of Mistral, it is still unclear whether Russia's going to buy this ship", he said.

Recall that missile cruiser Ukraina is a warship of Ukrainian Navy. The cruiser was built at 61 Kommunara Shipyard in Nikolayev.

The cruiser was launched on Aug 11, 1990. On Oct 1, 1993 being 75% completed the ship was decommissioned from Russian Navy and passed into the ownership of Ukraine. In 1994 even the cruiser's crew was formed, although the ship was not completed due to lack of financing.

http://rusnavy.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=9264 (http://rusnavy.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=9264)
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Enviado por: P44 em Maio 04, 2010, 02:50:24 pm
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Gates suggests big changes coming for Navy

By ANNE FLAHERTY (AP) – 17 hours ago

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Monday called into question the Navy's heavy and expensive arsenal of ships and subs.

In a speech before naval officers and contractors, Gates did not say he was planning to cut any programs or its budget.

But he did say the military must rethink whether it can afford such a massive naval fleet at a time when the Army and Marine Corps need more money to take care of troops and their families.

"Do we really need 11 carrier strike groups for another 30 years when no other country has more than one?" Gates asked.

He noted that the Navy's most expensive resources aren't on the front lines when it comes to countering many modern threats, such as piracy.

"As we learned last year, you don't necessarily need a billion-dollar guided missile destroyer to chase down and deal with a bunch of teenage pirates wielding AK-47s" and rocket-propelled grenades, Gates said.

John Pike, director of the GlobalSecurity.org defense website based in Alexandria, Va., said this is the first time, as far as he knows, that Gates has addressed the cost of maintaining the roughly 300-ship Navy.

Pike said that Gates, by raising the issue of the size and composition of the fleet with the Navy league, had entered "the Lion's den" — a reference to the pushback he's likely to get from Congress. Many lawmakers protect the Navy shipbuilding industry because it means jobs in their districts.

Gates said the military still has a way to go to develop capabilities useful in places such as Afghanistan, where small insurgent groups are the primary threat, and Haiti, where the military is aiding humanitarian workers.

This year, the Defense Department requested nearly $190 billion to buy and develop weapons, but only 10 percent of that is dedicated toward counterinsurgency, humanitarian and similar missions.

"This approach ignores the fact that we face diverse adversaries with finite resources that consequently force them to come at the U.S. in unconventional and innovative ways," he said.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... QD9FFIDMG3 (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gC_X2RU-nR5gsKIKoRnidxWUV_QQD9FFIDMG3)
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Enviado por: P44 em Maio 10, 2010, 02:37:53 pm
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New Ship HMNZS Wellington Boosts Navy Capability
   
   
(Source: New Zealand Defence Force; issued May 10, 2010)
 
(http://www.defence.govt.nz/images/project-protector2.jpg)
   
   The Navy’s capability to patrol New Zealand’s coast was boosted today with the formal acceptance of HMNZS Wellington into the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Chief of Navy, Rear-Admiral Tony Parr and Ministry of Defence Project Director Gary Collier formally accepted the Offshore Patrol Vessel, the seventh and last ship in the $500 million Project Protector, at a ceremony in Melbourne.

“Wellington and her sister ship Otago are modern ships designed and built to undertake Exclusive Economic Zone patrols, surveillance and military operations around New Zealand, the southern ocean and the Pacific,” said Admiral Parr.

“Wellington and Otago have the capability to operate further offshore than our existing patrol vessels, stay at sea longer, and conduct more challenging operations – using their helicopter capability, sea-boats and embarked forces.”

HMNZS Wellington is the seventh and last ship in the Project Protector fleet, and with her delivery the Navy will be operating a fleet of 12 modern and highly capable ships.

“With the completion of Project Protector the Navy can deliver the full range of operations from combat and security missions to peacekeeping, border patrol and humanitarian and disaster relief,” said Admiral Parr.

The delivery crew of HMNZS Wellington will now undertake safety and operational preparations for her delivery voyage to New Zealand


Ship Information

The Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) Otago and Wellington deliver substantial new capability to the Royal New Zealand Navy. The ships can go further offshore, stay at sea longer, and conduct more challenging operations than the Inshore Patrol Vessels, and will enable the RNZN to conduct patrol and surveillance operations around New Zealand, the southern ocean and into the Pacific.

The OPVs are capable of many roles including maritime patrol, surveillance and response. They have the ability to conduct helicopter operations using a Seasprite SH2G helicopter, boarding operations using the ships Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats, or Military Support Operations with embarked forces.

The OPVs have strengthened hulls which enable them to enter southern waters where ice may be encountered. They are not designed as ice-breakers or to enter Antarctic ice-packs, but have the range and capability to undertake patrols in the southern ocean where ice may be encountered.

The ships are highly automated and operate with a core crew of 35, plus 10 flight crew to operate a helicopter. The ships power and control systems are fully computerised.

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http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... ities.html (http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/114713/new-opv-boosts-nz-navy-capabilities.html)



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The two OPVs were named Otago and Wellington at their launch on 18 November 2006 and 27 October 2007 respectively.
 :roll:

http://www.defence.govt.nz/acquisitions ... ector.html (http://www.defence.govt.nz/acquisitions-tenders/current-acquisition-projects/project-protector.html)
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Enviado por: P44 em Maio 13, 2010, 05:09:21 pm
Trinidad & Tobago Vessel Takes to the Sea for Final Tests
   
   
(Source: BAE Systems: issued May 4, 2010)
 
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   Final testing of the first of three Offshore Patrol Vessels, built by BAE Systems for the Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard, is underway around Portsmouth this week ahead of a planned handover later this month.

Port of Spain is part of a contract signed in 2007 to build, integrate, test and commission three ships for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The 90 metre vessels can remain at sea for 35 days, with a maximum speed of 25.8 knots and will be used for a range of Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ) management tasks, from tackling drug smuggling to helping with disaster relief in the region.

Under the agreement, BAE Systems will provide training and a five year in-service support package to the Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard after it takes delivery of the vessels, while the UK Ministry of Defence will provide sea training to the crews before returning to the Caribbean.

The first of the ships has been constructed at BAE Systems' Portsmouth facility, while the second and third vessels, set for deliver later this year, are being built at its yard at Scotstoun on the Clyde.

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Enviado por: nelson38899 em Julho 27, 2010, 08:04:18 pm
e a sul

(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=130038&d=1279491556)

Marrocos navy

Photo source: http://www.tugspotters.com (http://www.tugspotters.com) by Hans Neels ©
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Enviado por: Instrutor em Julho 28, 2010, 12:47:21 am
Que navio é este? É construido em Marrocos?
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Enviado por: PereiraMarques em Julho 28, 2010, 12:51:51 am
Corveta SIGMA, construção neerlandesa.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigma_class_corvette (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigma_class_corvette)
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Enviado por: Instrutor em Julho 28, 2010, 12:55:11 am
As tais 3 corvetas com maior capacidade que as nossas fragatas BD e VdG? Conjuntamente com a FREMM que vai vir?
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Enviado por: PereiraMarques em Julho 28, 2010, 10:19:36 am
Citação de: "Instrutor"
As tais 3 corvetas com maior capacidade que as nossas fragatas BD e VdG?

Os Sea-Sparrow são superiores aos Mistral e as SIGMA não têm helicóptero orgânico.
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Enviado por: dc em Julho 28, 2010, 10:21:34 am
As sigma nunca serao melhores q as nossas fragatas.
Cumps
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Enviado por: YOMISMO em Julho 28, 2010, 10:46:52 am
Las sigmas si pueden ser mejores, de hecho lo son, en muchos aspectos salvo en la falta de helicóptero. Dispondrán de exocet aunque no la versión 3 (hasta 180 km) pero sus misiles serán MICA, creo, y dispondrán de un radar EMPAR muy superior a las fragatas portuguesas. El resto de electrónica también será superior. Las fragatas portuguesas solo ganan en helicóptero y misiles AA de medio alcance y, sobre todo, en la calidad del personal embarcado (salvo Turquía no hay pais árabe que sepa usar ni mantener sus buques). Si mirais el desplazamiento y características de las sigmas de Marruecos (1 más grande, de control, que las otras 2) vereis que la suma de estas 3 junto a la FREMM encargada a Francia supera en capacidad a las 5 fragatas portuguesas. Pero tranquilos que no saben usarlas......contra Madeira.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 28, 2010, 11:07:59 am
Usar contra a Madeira? Então se nós temos um acordo técnico-militar com eles, se eles enviam militares das Forças Armadas fazerem cá cursos, se eles enviam os seus militares como observadores para exercicios tão importantes com os Apolo, acho que de lá não temos nada a recear. Não sinto que haja um espirito contra Portugal ou os Portugueses, já contra Espanha... Mas não te preocupes, apesar de as Forças Armadas Espanholas não terem militares com a qualidade nem a quantidade de outros tempos, vocês continuam muito à frente deles.
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Enviado por: Smoke Trails em Agosto 06, 2010, 05:55:31 pm
Boa tarde,

Citação de: "YOMISMO"
Las sigmas si pueden ser mejores, de hecho lo son, en muchos aspectos salvo en la falta de helicóptero. Dispondrán de exocet aunque no la versión 3 (hasta 180 km) pero sus misiles serán MICA, creo, y dispondrán de un radar EMPAR muy superior a las fragatas portuguesas. El resto de electrónica también será superior. Las fragatas portuguesas solo ganan en helicóptero y misiles AA de medio alcance y, sobre todo, en la calidad del personal embarcado (salvo Turquía no hay pais árabe que sepa usar ni mantener sus buques). Si mirais el desplazamiento y características de las sigmas de Marruecos (1 más grande, de control, que las otras 2) vereis que la suma de estas 3 junto a la FREMM encargada a Francia supera en capacidad a las 5 fragatas portuguesas. Pero tranquilos que no saben usarlas......contra Madeira.
Nós vivemos a realidade e vocês a ficção.

Cumprimentos
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Enviado por: AtInf em Outubro 15, 2010, 03:04:44 am
Uma opção interessante para o patrulhamento costeiro - construído na Turquia
http://www.ares.com.tr/pdf/ares_125_famb.pdf
http://www.ares.com.tr/index.php?page=435
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Enviado por: P44 em Outubro 21, 2010, 03:06:59 pm
(http://www.defense-aerospace.com/base/util/119276_1.jpg)
RSS Swordsman, launched on Oct. 20, is the second of two Swedish navy submarines that have been rebuilt, life-extended and modernized for Singapore. (S’Pore MoD photo)

Singapore Navy Launches Second Archer-Class Submarine
   
   
(Source: Singapore Ministry of Defence; issued Oct. 20, 2010)

Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, Dr Ng Eng Hen, officiated at the launch ceremony of the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN) Archer-class submarine RSS Swordsman at the Kockums Shipyard in Karlskrona, Sweden, today. The submarine was launched by Mrs Ivy Ng, wife of Dr Ng. RSS Swordsman was the second of the Archer-class submarines that the RSN acquired from the Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN).

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Ng highlighted that the launch of RSS Swordsman marked another key milestone in the RSN's drive to develop its submarine capability. "The RSN’s submarines are part of an integrated warfighting system which includes our stealth frigates, naval helicopters, missile corvettes and mine-countermeasure vessels", he said. "Together with the Challenger-class submarines, RSS Archer and RSS Swordsman will enable the RSN to better fulfill its mission of protecting Singapore’s sea lines of communication and territorial integrity." As part of his visit to Karlskrona, Dr Ng also met with Sweden's Defence Minister, Sten Tolgfors, who attended the launch ceremony for RSS Swordsman.

The launch of RSS Swordsman reflects the strong defence partnership and longstanding friendship between Singapore and Sweden. Both countries share a close defence relationship founded on many shared interests, which stretches back to the 1970s. Over the years, Singapore's defence relationship with Sweden has matured to encompass wide-ranging interactions and collaborative projects such as the assistance provided by the RSwN to build the RSN's mine counter-measure force and submarine capability.

Dr Ng earlier visited Stockholm on 18 Oct 2010 to meet with Mr Jan Björklund, Swedish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, and signed an agreement to encourage further education collaborations between Sweden and Singapore. (ends)
   
   http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... rine.html# (http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/119276/kockums-launches-singapore%E2%80%99s-second-archer_class-submarine.html#)


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Japan to add 6 units to submarine fleet
English.news.cn   2010-10-21 16:08:49    

TOKYO, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Japanese Defense Ministry has decided to expand the Maritime Self-Defense Force's (MSDF) submarines from the current 16 units to 22, Kyodo News reported Thursday, citing defense ministry and MSDF officials.

The plan, scheduled to be compiled in December, is part of Japan's basic defense program for fiscal 2011 to 2015 and aims to reinforce its vigilance capacity in nearby waters, said the report.

Once implemented, it will enable Japan to possess more than 20 submarines for the first time since the government adopted its first defense program in 1976.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/w ... 568758.htm (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-10/21/c_13568758.htm)
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 21, 2010, 03:55:31 pm
22 submarinos, isso é muita fruta. :shock:
Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
Enviado por: AtInf em Outubro 27, 2010, 04:24:26 pm
Citação de: "Cabeça de Martelo"
22 submarinos, isso é muita fruta. :shock:
Todos os anos os Japoneses constroiem um submarino e abatem outro. Para eles conseguirem chegar aos 22 só precisam de prolongar o tempo de serviço dos mais antigos e formarem mais tripulações.
Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
Enviado por: AtInf em Outubro 27, 2010, 08:50:03 pm
De acordo com a RIA Novosti o Ministro da Defesa Russo formalizou ontem no Euronaval 2010 a abertura de uma proposta de aquisição para 2 Porta-Helicopteros (há muito que é comentado o interesse nos Mistral franceses).
Título: Re: Notícias (Armadas/Sistemas de Armas)
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