Turkey - MK 41 Vertical Launch Systems (Source: US Defense Security Cooperation Agency; issued April 8, 2008) WASHINGTON --- On April 4, 2008, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey of MK 41 Vertical Launch Systems as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $227 million. The Government of Turkey has requested a possible sale of six MK 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) Baseline VII tactical modules and two sets of MK 41 VLS upgrade kits to modernize two MEKO Track IIA frigates, four ex-Perry Class FFG Frigates and to upgrade two MEKO Track IIB MK-41 VLS from baseline IV to baseline VII configuration. Included with the MK 41 VLS are the ship’s fire control system upgrades to allow for Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile capability, installation and testing, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics personnel services, equipment operation and maintenance, personnel training and training equipment, support and test equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, launch system software development and maintenance and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $227 million. Turkey is a partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in the region. It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist our North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Ally in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability that will contribute to an acceptable military balance in the area. This proposed sale is consistent with those objectives. The proposed sale of Vertical Launch Systems to Turkey will contribute to U.S. security objectives by improving the Turkish Navy’s ability to contribute to coalition and NATO operations and the Global War on Terrorism, and coalition operations such as United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and BLACKSEAFOR in the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean regions. The proven reliability and compatibility of like systems in association with numerous platforms will foster increased interoperability with U.S., NATO and coalition forces, and expand regional defenses to counter common threats to border and shipping assets in the region. The Turkish Navy can easily integrate this system capability into its concept of operations and will have no difficulty absorbing these systems into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors of Baltimore, Maryland, and Moorestown, New Jersey. There are no known 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 representatives or contractor representatives to Turkey. 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. -ends-
Amigo P 44.Não leves isto como um ataque pessoal, porque não o é.A Turqiua tem: A Grécia, o Bósforo, o PKK, a Ucrania/Russia, pena de morte. Não tem O PSD, PCP/ Os Verdes a Quercus, o PS, O Mário Soares.Nós temos: o PCP/Verdes, o Mário Soares, Mário Lino, PSD, PS, Saramago, e outros parasitas da identidade nacional. Achas que é dificil entender? Esqueci-me do rendimento mínimo para africanos e ciganos que não contribuem para o crescimento do País, e do subsidio de integração para politicos e gestores. Ah e falta a pena de morte!.....E por ultimo, espero que a minha resposta não volte a ser apagada "por engano".
Navy warships to get upgradesThe navy's two warships are about to get sharper teeth to fight off attacks by small surface craft.The Phalanx quick-fire Gatling gun on the Anzac frigates, HMNZS Te Kaha and HMNZS Te Mana, can fire up to 4500 rounds of 20mm ammunition a minute but only at anti-ship missiles and strike aircraft and not at small boats.The navy is spending $25 million to upgrade the computer-controlled, radar-guided guns so they can also fire at small craft, such as speed boats or jetskis which may come in fast to attack the ships."If you have got a guy coming on a jetski or the like, wishing to do some damage to the ship, the Phalanx can be used to account for that," said navy spokesman Commander Keith Gilchrist.He said the age of the existing Phalanx guns on the frigates was also a factor and meant they "might be challenged a little bit" against some of the high-performance airborne threats it could face.The navy is also gearing up to spend up to $500 million or more on upgrading the self-defence systems on the two frigates and a further $60 million on a platform systems upgrade as part of the mid life upgrades of the two ships.The platform systems upgrade, which does not include the combat systems on the ship, was likely to begin next year and be completed in 2010.It could include propulsion equipment such as gearboxes and engines, air conditioning units, generating equipment, main machinery control equipment and computers which monitor the ship and its main components.The self-defence upgrade was likely to start in four or five years and included a wide range of combat systems on the two frigates."The self-defence upgrade is about upgrading the self-defence system and the sensing systems on the ship to enable it to go into areas against a threat that has perhaps changed from when the ships were originally conceived and built."We are not aiming to do anything different from what the ships can do already. We are looking to retain a similar mix of weapons and sensors but the sensors will be 21st century sensors rather than 1990 sensors which we acquired when the ship was built."He said the systems would also be enhanced to deal with different threats the ships were likely to now encounter."As technology changes everyone moves up a gear and therefore, the level of threat the ships might encounter is different to what it was."In the long term development plan, the Defence Force said the frigates were critical in the protection of New Zealand and Australian territorial sovereignty, for participating in Five Power Defence Arrangements, for supporting New Zealand's relationships with regional partners, and for peace support operations in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.Those environments contained significantly higher threats to ships than in New Zealand's immediate area, including sub-surface threats. The plan said by 2010 the frigate's self-defence systems would become increasingly ineffective and to continue to operate in those areas would carry serious risks. Within two years the design of the self-defence systems on the frigates would be nearly 25 years old, and would become increasingly difficult and expensive to support, the plan said.http://nz.news.yahoo.com/080516/3/5gaf.html
Desculpe a incúria, mas o ceafar é um radar de auto defesa?
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