The French Navy’s third FREMM multi-mission combat frigate, the FS Languedoc (D653), has been floated out from DCNS’ Lorient shipyard to undergo sea trials off the coast of Brittany, France. The FS Languedoc is the third FREMM vessel ordered by OCCAR on behalf of the French defence procurement agency (DGA).
The main objective of the sea trials was to test the performance of the vessel’s propulsion and navigation system.
DCNS has already delivered two Aquitaine-class FREMM frigates to the French Navy.
Thales has recently been contracted by Lockheed Martin Canada for supplying the company’s BlueGate series long-range Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) interrogators and transponders for the six Harry DeWolf-class arctic offshore patrol vessels being built by Irving Shipbuilding Incorporated (ISI) for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).
ISI commenced on 1 September 2015 building the first-of-class ship HMCS Harry DeWolf which is expected to be delivered in 2018.
The IFF system will enable patrol ships of Harry DeWolf-class to identify friendly aircraft and to ensure 360° cooperative civilian and military aircraft surveillance.
Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services has been awarded an additional USD18.6 million contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to help the Government of the Kingdom of Jordan (GoHKJ) secure its borders with Syria. The award is for increment three of DTRA’s Jordan Border Security Project (JBSP).
Raytheon previously announced the completion of Phase 2 an Jordan/Syria and Jordan/Iraq borders, respectively) as part of the JBSP.
The border security efforts support the DTRA’s Cooperative Threat Reduction Integrating Contract (CTRIC II), awarded in April 2011 is a multiple-award, indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract.
of HMS Trent offshore patrol for the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy (RN) has begun on 7 October by BAE Systems Naval Ships in Glasgow, Scotland.
HMS Trent is the third of three River-class Batch 2 patrol ships that were ordered in August 2014 by the British armament procurement arm DE&S.
The 90 m ship features a range of in excess of 5,000 nautical miles and a maximum speed of 24 knots.
The manufacturing contract for the three ships was announced in August 2014 and construction of first of class HMS Forth began in October 2014. Second of class, HMS Medway, began in June 2015. The first ship is due to be delivered to the Royal Navy in 2017.
(BAE Systems Naval Ships).
German FGS Hamburg (F220) and Turkish TCG Yildirim (F243) frigates will integrate Trident Juncture 2015 training exercise of NATO. The ships are currently part of Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) naval force.
The live part of exercise Trident Juncture 2015– the most ambitious NATO exercise since 2002 – will take place at several locations within Italy, Spain, Portugal and other countries, and afloat in the Mediterranean sea and Atlantic ocean during the period 21 October – 05 November. The exercise will involve some 36,000 land, maritime and air personnel from more than 30 NATO and partner nations.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems (RADS) announced it will display its Trophy LV (light vehicle) lightweight active protection system on an Oshkosh Defense M-ATV Standard Base 4×4 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle at AUSA event to be held in Washington DC, United States.
In addition to Trophy LV system, the M-ATV vehicle will be fitted with a RADS Samson remote controlled weapon station.
Patria Helicopters AB has signed agreement to supply spare parts for the NH Industries NH90 helicopters in service with the Swedish military. This order is valued of approximately EUR 9.1 million.