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  • Additional Investment to ASW Capability
    Additional Investment to ASW Capability January 31 2020
    The Philippines, which has carrying out the process of restructuring its armed forces, is increasing investments in naval power. Philippine Navy Commander Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad made a statement about the investments to be made for the navy at the retirement ceremony of the phased out ships. "We will acquire two additional anti submarine warfare helicopters to provide long-range patrol-patrol capability for the two corvettes we will procure in the futu...
  • Two New Corvettes to PLAN
    Two New Corvettes to PLAN January 23 2020
    Two more anti-submarine warfare (ASW)-capable Type 056A (Jiangdao)-class corvettes have entered service with China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The first, Lu'an (pennant number 611), was commissioned on 18 January, while Liaocheng (608) was commissioned the following day. The ships have a full load displacement of 1,500 tonnes. Lu'an was built at the Hudong Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai and entered the water on 21 December 2017.
  • Third and Fourth Frigates are being Built
    Third and Fourth Frigates are being Built November 4 2019
    China has begun work on a third, and fourth Type 054A frigates on order for the Pakistan Navy. A steel cutting ceremony was held for the third and fourth ship at the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in China on November 1st. The contract signed between China Shipbuilding Trading Co. Ltd (CSTC) and the Pakistani government for procurement was announced in June 2018. According to Chinese sources, the deal includes four platforms. The class of ships built for Pakistan was named Type 054AP. Almost equal ...
  • Double Support to the Navy
    Double Support to the Navy June 21 2019
      The Philippine Navy (PN) commissioned two Leonardo AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopters and four Korean Amphibious Assault Vehicles (KAAVs) in a ceremony held on 17 June at the Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Cavite City. The AW159s as part of a USD 101 million contract signed with Leonardo in 2016, feature anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities. The rotorcraft are expected to be deployed from the PN's two José Rizal-class frigates. The first of these frigates ...
  • Russian Navy to Detect Torpedoes Better May 20 2019
      Russia has added a new one to the steps for increasing navy vessel capability increase works. According to the statement made by JSC, some platforms in the Russian Navy will be modernised increase their anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities. Project 1144.2 Orlan (NATO Code: Kirov) class RFNS Admiral Nakhimov (080) and RFNS Pyotr Velikiy (099) battlecruisers will be equipped with Paket-NK torpedo defence systems. The same system will also be used on the Project 2...
  • APR-3M to Intercept Western Submarines
    APR-3M to Intercept Western Submarines May 16 2019
    Russian state Research,Development and Enterprise zone; GNPP announced that it completed the APR-3M ASW rocket propelled torpedo tests. Following the completion of the test phase of the system developed under the responsibility of JSC, it was announced that the mass production preparations were started. Russian Defense Ministry started talks with the Ministry of Defense and the system will be ready for sale to Russia and foreign countries. System is a successor of APR-1, A...
  • Additional Helicopters to the Philippines
    Additional Helicopters to the Philippines May 13 2019
    Philippines, which increased their procurement fort he military, has taken delivery of new vehicles after KAAV7A1’s Two AW159 ASW helicopters ordered by the Philippines Navy to be used in the security of trade routes, logistics and naval operations were delivered to the country. The platforms, which are described as having a significant ability leap for the navy, have also been reported to have a anti-submarine warfare capability. The helicopters, which the country will deploy...
  • China’s Type 055 destroyer ‘Nanchang’ Debuts in Celebrations
    China’s Type 055 destroyer ‘Nanchang’ Debuts in Celebrations April 25 2019
    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy celebrated its 70th anniversary Tuesday afternoon in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province by holding a grand maritime parade, which featured China's latest and most powerful destroyer, the Type 055, for the first time. Making its first public appearance at the PLA Navy’s 70th anniversary parade, the Type 055 destroyer ‘Nanchang’ displaces over 10,000 tonnes and carries 112 vertical launch cells for anti...
  • AW101 Helicopters for Polish Navy
    AW101 Helicopters for Polish Navy April 14 2019
    Poland will sign a production contract with Italian Leonardo company to acquire AW101 helicopters configured for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) duties with the Polish navy. Polish defence minister Mariusz Blaszczak confirmed the planned buy on 8 April, stating that Warsaw intends to finalise an order during April. The acquisition is believed to include four AW101s. Leonardo Helicopters and Poland's defence ministry have signed an offset agreement worth $1...
  • Anglo-French FC/ASW Missile Programme Successfully Passes its Key Review
    Anglo-French FC/ASW Missile Programme Successfully Passes its Key Review March 21 2019
    MBDA announced its “Key Review”, jointly conducted with Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the British and French armament procurement agencies. The conclusion of this Key Review makes it possible to select the missile concepts in order to meet the requirements expressed by both nations’ armed forces. More in-depth studies will now be conducted on these concepts with the aim of identifying th...
  • Next Gen Frigate for U.S. Navy
    Next Gen Frigate for U.S. Navy March 7 2019
    The U.S. Navy has issued a draft request for proposals for a new guided missile frigate, being acquired through the FFG(X) competition in order to buy a total of 20 ships, and the draft solicitation outlines the construction schedule for the first 10 ships in the class. The lead ship would be delivered 72 months after a contract is awarded. The contract will include an option for an additional nine ships. A final RFP will be released later this year, with a contract award ...
  • Hellenic Navy to Procure Four MH-60R
    Hellenic Navy to Procure Four MH-60R February 14 2019
    The Hellenic Navy plans to procure four Sikorsky MH-60R anti-submarine warfare helicopters from Sikorsky, according to a written statement to the Parliament made by Greek Defence Minister Evangelos Apostolakis. According to statement, the four helicopters will be procured through a Foreign Military Sale and a government-to-government agreement. The new MH-60Rs will replace AgustaBell AB-212ASW platforms. The Hellenic Navy currently operates a fleet of 11 S-70B/B-6 Aegean H...
  • New Helicopters to India
    New Helicopters to India August 28 2018
    India has confirmed the procurement of a new helicopter. Indian Ministry of Defence decided to procure 24 MH-60R Romeo helicopters. Procurement proposed to cost approximately US $ 3.39 billion has not been approved yet. Maiden flight of the Romeo conducted in 2001. Helicopter could be used in many missions such as ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare), ASuW, SAR, fire support, transportation, The helicopter has a glass cockpit and equipped with Link 16 suites. The platfor...
  • Seahawk Deliveries Finished
    Seahawk Deliveries Finished August 2 2018
    Royal Danish Air Force received its last two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters. Denmark, which procured 12 helicopters to replace the Lynx helicopters in the Danish inventory, took delivery of the first three Seahawk helicopters in June 2016. The MH-60R Seahawk helicopter is a multi-purpose naval helicopter, can carry out anti-submarine warfare (ASW) with 324 mm torpedos and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) with Hellfire missile. In addition, helicopters can&n...
  • UK Considers Temporary Harpoon Solution
    UK Considers Temporary Harpoon Solution July 30 2018
    The United Kingdom may go for a temporary solution to bridge the gap between the retirement of GWS60 Harpo on (UK designation for UGM-84B) and the planned introduction of a Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon according to the Jane’s. All 13 Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigates and three out of six Type 45 destroyers are fitted with the GWS 60/Harpoon Block 1C. The system is procured in the 1980s. It had originally been planned to retire at the end of 2018, but it is due to be retired i...
  • Korea In Pursuit of ASW Helicopters
    Korea In Pursuit of ASW Helicopters April 26 2018
    The Republic of Korea will soon issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the purchase of advanced anti-submarine warfare helicopters, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) statement on 23 April. The RFP is expected in May which will cover the purchase of 12 helicopters to be inducted in 2022. Leonardo's AW-159, Sikorsky's MH-60R and NHIndustries' NH-90 are among the candidates.  
  • L3 Tech Unveils Iver PW
    L3 Tech Unveils Iver PW April 11 2018
    L3 Technologies unveiled its new Iver Precision Workhorse (Iver PW) autonomous undersea vehicle (AUV) at the 2018 Sea-Air-Space Exposition held between 9–11 April. Iver PW was designed for multi-domain intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), anti-submarine warfare (ASW), seabed warfare and mine warfare missions. The AUV has an extended range of 40-plus nautical miles on a single charge and includes an extended-range doppler velocity log, side-scan and bathymetric sonar....
  • 58th Issue Sector News
    58th Issue Sector News February 9 2018
    Norway, Germany Unite Forces ASW Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Marketing Boost to HERO 400EC Black Hawk Goes to Riyadh FREMM Requisition in Athens  Eastern Partnership in UAV Rolls-Royce Tightens Belt Alternative Solution to Spike Further and Further Away ... US Green Light to Japan Three Signatures, One System Hürkuş-B Realised First Flight Critical Appointment in...
  • DARPA Done Its Turn
    DARPA Done Its Turn February 5 2018
    DARPA has successfully completed its Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) programme, with the official transfer of Sea Hunter to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for continued development of the prototype as the Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV).  Collaboration between the agencies started in September 2014. In October 2016, DARPA and ONR began at-sea testing of Sea Hunter’s sensing and autonomy suites. “ACTUV re...
  • Advanced Training Ship to RoKN
    Advanced Training Ship to RoKN January 3 2018
    The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has received a new training vessel on 29 December, which will bolster the service’s advanced training capabilities. The vessel was built by local shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries which began construction in July 2015. The vessel has a length of 45 metres, an overall beam of 15 m, and a displacement of 230 tonnes. The platform has a crew complement of 10 and will be used for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercises, an...
  • French Frigate Passed Sea Trials
    French Frigate Passed Sea Trials November 20 2017
    The fifth French anti-submarine warfare (ASW) FREMM frigate, Bretagne, has successfully completed its first sea trials in Lorient. The vessel’s propulsion and navigation systems were tested. The frigate’s construction began in October 2013 and she is scheduled to be delivered to the French Navy in mid-2018. Three additional vessels, including Bretagne, are currently under different stages of assembly and construction at Naval Group Lorient shipyard. A...
  • MQ-9 Demonstrated ASW Capabilities
    MQ-9 Demonstrated ASW Capabilities November 16 2017
    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has used an MQ-9 Predator B remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) to demonstrate its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability in a US naval exercise. During the drill, US Navy helicopters deployed a series of sonobuoys which were used to gather acoustic data to assist in the tracking of underwater targets. The data was then transmitted to the MQ-9 RPA and processed onboard before being relayed to the aircraft’s ground control station (GCS) loc...
  • India Commissioned 3rd ASW Corvette
    India Commissioned 3rd ASW Corvette October 17 2017
    The Indian Navy commissioned its third anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kiltan in a ceremony at Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam, on 16 October. INS Kiltan is the third of four Kamorta-class (Project 28) ASW corvettes and built indigenously by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited. The first two of the class, INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt, were commissioned in 2014 and 2016 respectively. The fourth corvette, INS Kavaratti, is under construct...
  • Capability Demo From 3,500 Km Away
    Capability Demo From 3,500 Km Away September 18 2017
    Elbit Systems carried out a remotely operated live demonstration of its multi-mission Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) system Seagull using control consoles situated 3 thousand 515-km away at DSEI Exhibition. Seagull performed an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) mission sailing in the Haifa Bay, Israel. The platform demonstrated its ability to detect and classify objects in real-time. The 12-meter long Seagull USV is designed to conduct ASW, Mine Hun...
  • 'Sovershenny' Entered Service
    'Sovershenny' Entered Service July 20 2017
    Russian Navy's corvette Sovershenny has entered service with the Pacific Fleet with a flag hoisting ceremony, according to the service's statement made on 20 July. Designed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau and built by Amur Shipyard, the corvette Sovershenny is the fourth Project 20380 (NATO reporting name: Steregushchy-class) vessel and the first in the Pacific Fleet. The corvette has first laid down in 2006 and launched in 2015. The ...
  • First Step Taken On $5 Billion Project
    First Step Taken On $5 Billion Project July 4 2017
    BAE Systems has been awarded a $4,8 billion contract on 29 June for Batch 1 construction of  the UK Royal Navy's new Type 26 frigates, consisting of three platforms of a planned class of eight. The contract for the second batch of five ships is expected to be negotiated in the early 2020s. The company will begin production later this month, holding a steel cutting ceremony at BAE Systems' Govan facility on the River Clyde.  6,900-tonne Type 26s ...
  • Gremyashchy Floated Out
    Gremyashchy Floated Out June 30 2017
    Russia has launched the first-of-class Project 20385 corvette Gremyashchy at the Severnaya Verf Shipyard in St. Petersburg on 30 June. Armed with the Kalibr-NK missile complex, Gremyashchy class is an advanced variant of Steregushchy class (Project 20380) multi-purpose corvettes. The corvette will start undergoing trials in August and expected to be handed over to Russian Navy in 2018.  Designed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau, the corvettes are i...
  • India Retired Its Tu-142Ms
    India Retired Its Tu-142Ms March 30 2017
    The Indian Navy (IN) retired its fleet of Tupolev Tu-142M long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft on 29 March. Tu-142Ms entered service with the IN in 1988. The aircraft is powered by four Samara Kuznetsov NK-12MP turboprop engines, providing a range of 13-thousand kilometer range without refuelling.
  • 'Defence' Move by Japan
    'Defence' Move by Japan March 23 2017
    Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Forces (MSDF) commissioned its second Izumo-class helicopter carrier JS Kaga on 22 March, almost two years after its sister ship (JS Izumo), during a ceremony held in Yokohama. 248-meter long vessel features five helipads and can carry 14 or more helicopters simultaneously as well as some F-35s and Osprey MV-22s. JS Kaga is planned to operate a complement of seven Mitsubishi-built SH-60 ASW helicopters and sev...
  • Export Contract for ARCIMS
    Export Contract for ARCIMS February 22 2017
    Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) has secured an export contract for its ARCIMS unmanned surface vehicles with an undisclosed customer. The two vehicles to be delivered will be configured to utilize anti-submarine warfare (ASW) surveillance module in order to increase the capability of persistent monitoring of underwater activity, such as submarines, mini-submarines and diver delivery vehicles.  Atlas Remote Combined Influence Minesweeping System (ARCIMS) was designed to allow ra...
  • Veteran II-38 Renewal
    Veteran II-38 Renewal February 12 2017
    The Russian Navy is continuing its modernization project on the II-38 submarine warfare aircraft (ASW, NATO code: May). Russian Naval Aviation Major General Igor Kozhin announced during the ceremony held at the Ramenskoye Air Base in southern Moscow on 31 January that out of 54 II-38 ASW in inventory, 30 aircraft will be renewed by 2025. The Ilyushin Design Bureau will conduct mission system upgrade and airframe refurbishment of II-38 ASW aircraft, which has been in service for...
  • Meltem-3 Displayed for the First Time
    Meltem-3 Displayed for the First Time December 28 2016
    The first images of project Meltem III, which covers the procurement of a total of 6 ATR72-600 aircraft and their modification into Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) configuration for the Turkish Navy in partnership of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and Italian Alenia Aermacchi S.p.A, has been revelead today on the official twitter account of Turkish Ministry of National Defence. 
  • Leonardo Completed the Delivery of 'Wildcats' to Korea
    Leonardo Completed the Delivery of 'Wildcats' to Korea December 22 2016
    The final batch of AW159 Wildcat helicopters has been delivered to the Republic of Korea. An official from Leonardo’s helicopter devision confirmed the delivery on 22 December, revealing the handover were realized in late November. The first batch was delivered in June, 2016. AW159 shipborne anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters has a maximum take-off weight of 6 thousand kgs, and can reach a top speed of 168 knots. Powered by two LHTEC CTS800-4N turboshaft engines, the Wildcats can ...
  • US Navy Accepts Delivery of USS John Finn destroyer
    US Navy Accepts Delivery of USS John Finn destroyer December 9 2016
    The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) on the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7. John Finn is the 63rd Arleigh Burke (DDG 51)-class destroyer and the first of the DDG 51 Flight IIA restart ships.  Destroyer provides increased capabilities in anti-submarine warfare, command and control, and anti-surface warfare. Compared with Arleigh Burke's the...
  • Control Over Sea Enhances
    Control Over Sea Enhances November 21 2016
    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA's) Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) prototype has completed shipborne sea trials on Sea Hunter, the US Navy’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel. Over two days tests, TALONS performed 90 minutes of flight each day, ascending to an altitude of 305 metres while testing its onboard sensor and communication systems. Further at-sea trials will follow. TALONS is a fully automated parafoil...
  • Capability Demonstration by GX-6
    Capability Demonstration by GX-6 November 18 2016
    A recent anti-submarine warfare exercise by the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) gave China a chance to unveil its GX-6 anti-submarine patrol aircraft and the Type 039C submarine.  The GX-6, based on the Y-8 airframe, is a modern maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) capable of performing anti submarine warfare (ASW) missions in line with ASW MPAs of other international navies. The air platform is considered the Chinese equivalent of the American P-3. It features two ventral we...
  • $400 Million-Ammunition
    $400 Million-Ammunition November 9 2016
    Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) was awarded a contract by the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to manufacture components of MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedoes. The value of the contract may increase up to $383 million if all options in the agreement were exercised. The MK 48 Mod 7 torpedo has been designed for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) missions. 
  • Canadian Navy’s CH148 helicopter out for first anti-submarine warfare event
    Canadian Navy’s CH148 helicopter out for first anti-submarine warfare event November 5 2016
    The Royal Canadian Navy’s CH148 Cyclone helicopter has conducted its first anti-submarine warfare (ASW) events with the Victoria-class submarine HMCS Windsor off the coast of Nova Scotia. The warfare event was part of operational test and evaluation (OT&E) conducted by the Helicopter Test and Evaluation Facility (HOTEF) at 12 Wing Shearwater, the naval aviation base of Canada. The OT&E is intended to test the aircraft’s combat effectiveness, develop tac...
  • Safety Tests for Mine Hunter
    Safety Tests for Mine Hunter November 1 2016
    Defence Advanced Reasearch Projects Agency’s (DARPA) “Sea Hunter” Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) is to undergo a certification process to determine the conformity of the ship with international navigational rules. DARPA announced the commence of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) certification process on 24 October, at the annual AUVSI Unmanned Systems Defense maritime day. The objective is to make ...
  • New Frigate for Italy
    New Frigate for Italy October 7 2016
    The Italian Navy has commissioned its fifth FREMM frigate Alpino from Fincantieri  on September 30. Ten frigates are being built for the Italian Navy under the Italian-French programme coordinated by the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR). The vessel has been delivered in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configuration. The FREMM vessels will replace the Italian Navy’s Lupo and Maestrale class frigates built by Fincantieri in the 1970s. The new frigate has already reach...