As you can see, missile systems, aircraft carrier, navies of Asia and new naval technologies are topics that raised a lot of interest from our audience in 2019.
10 – JMU Launches ‘Haguro’ – Second Maya-class AEGIS Destroyer for the JMSDF
Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) launched the second Maya-class guided missile destroyer for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on July 17. The vessel is named “Haguro”
9 – Naval Group Achieves Breakthrough with its FC2G AIP System
Naval Group announced that they achieved a breakthrough with their proprietary FC2G AIP system for submarine: The company demonstrated an 18 days submerged patrol representative of operational conditions.
8 – ROK Navy to get Aircraft Carrier, Arsenal Ship as part of Ambitious 5-year defense plan
South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) unveiled on August 14 an ambitious mid-term defense plan for 2020-2024. In addition to known projects (KDX III Batch II and KSS III Batch II) the plan calls for the design of two new naval projects for the ROK Navy: An LPX-II aircraft carrier and an arsenal ship.
7 – USS Gabrielle Giffords is the 1st LCS to Get its Full Load of Next Gen NSM Missiles
Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) is the first U.S. Navy vessel to fully integrate the Naval Strike Missile next generation anti-ship and land attack cruise missile.
6 – China Launched 6 ASBM into the South China Sea
Details on the recent (July 1st) Chinese Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile (ASBM) launches in the South China Sea are beginning to surface.
5 – Italy’s Cavour aircraft carrier starts F-35B modification work
The Italian Navy « Cavour » aircraft carrier yesterday entered the « Edgardo Ferrati » basin at the Maritime Military Arsenal in Taranto, the Italian MoD stated.
4 – U.S. Navy Using BAE Systems Payload Tubes to Increase Virginia-class Strike Capability
Supporting the Navy’s undersea fleet: BAE Systems will produce 28 more payload tubes for the U.S. Navy’s Block V Virginia-class submarines.
3 – France & Greece Working on G-to-G Agreement for Multi-Mission Frigates
France and Greece are actively working on a Government-to-Government agreement for the procurement of two Belharra / FDI frigates for the Hellenic Navy, Naval News learned from Naval Group.
2 – DARPA MAD-FIRES Anti-Ship Missile Self Defense for LCS & FFG(X)
Raytheon unveiled a video illustrating what MAD-FIRES is and how it works. MAD-FIRES is the round the company is currently developing with DARPA for the U.S. Navy surface combatants fitted with 57mm main guns.
1 – U.S. Navy Tests SSMM From Independence-class LCS
The U.S. Navy test fired a Longbow Hellfire missile from an Independence-class LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) for the first time on June 11 2019.