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Rohde & Schwarz Provides RMN With IP Based Communications

20 Apr 2016

Source: Defence Review Asia

Rohde & Schwarz has been awarded a contract by Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn. Bhd. (BNS) to equip six vessels for the Royal Malaysian Navy with its full turnkey integrated communications system (ICS). The core component is R&S NAVICS, a comprehensive technology for next generation naval communications. The contract is part of a series of international successes for Rohde & Schwarz that include projects in the UK, Australia, the Netherlands and Spain.

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has selected Rohde & Schwarz to provide state-of-the-art, IP-based communications systems for its Second Generation Patrol Vessel - Littoral Combat Ships (SGPV-LCS). BNS is in progress of building the vessels in its shipyard in Malaysia based on the GOWIND class design. The project is being implemented with local Malaysian integration capability and life time support will be handled by local Rohde & Schwarz experts.

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20 Apr 2016

ST Marine launches second LMV

19 Apr 2016

Source: Maritime Security

Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) has launched the second Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Sovereignty, for the Republic of Singapore Navy, the company announced on 16 April.

The launch marks a key milestone for the Singaporean LMV programme. ST Marine was awarded the contract to design and construct eight LMVs for the navy in 2013. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2016, with the new vessels replacing the Fearless class patrol vessels designed and delivered by ST Marine in the 1990s.

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19 Apr 2016

BAE Systems delivers significant upgrade to ANZAC frigate

19 Apr 2016

Source: Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter

BAE Systems Australia has undocked the sixth ANZAC Class frigate of the eight vessel Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) program demonstrating an important maritime industry capability that has been developed at the facility.

After successfully program managing 600,000 hours of complex systems integration and engineering work on the hard stand at the Henderson facility, HMAS Parramatta will now begin the Test and Trials phase of the project.

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19 Apr 2016

Exercise Bersama Shield 16

18 Apr 2016

Source: Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter

Relationship Endures as Five Powers Exercise Gets Underway

South East Asia’s only multilateral security agreement focused on practical cooperation of its kind remains as strong as ever as Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 16 commences today.

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18 Apr 2016

Sevastopol to host specialist dive unit and training centre

08 Apr 2016

Source: Maritime Security

The Russian Ministry of Defence has approved a project for a new training centre and military unit to be based at Cape Chersonese in Crimea’s Sevastopol, which will focus on the security of country’s Black Sea ports.

The new centre will specialize on the training of rescue divers and commandos who will be responsible for the ensuring security in Sevastopol and other nearby seaports, among other roles.

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08 Apr 2016

Bulgaria to procure two combat ships

06 Apr 2016

Source: Maritime Security

The Bulgarian government has approved an investment project to fund the procurement of two corvette-sized combat ships for the Bulgarian Navy.

The hulls are likely to be built in Bulgaria while the equipment and weapons will be provided by selected vendors from NATO countries. According to the Bulgarian defence minister, Nikolay Nenchev, the project will cost Euro 419 million and is expected to be put to parliament for approval at the end of May.

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06 Apr 2016

L-3 Australia announces opening of new facility in central Melbourne

06 Apr 2016

Source: Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter

L-3 Australia announced today its plans to open a new Design, Engineering and Support facility in South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria. The South Wharf facility will house design and support engineers and includes a state-of-the-art communications system laboratory that will provide a testing and support environment for the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine and surface fleet.

The new facility is a critical part of L-3 Australia’s growing presence in maritime communications and electronic systems integration, along with ongoing support to current and future L-3 programs in the region.

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06 Apr 2016

Lockheed team announces LCS 25 contract

05 Apr 2016

Source: Maritime Security

Lockheed Martin's industry team has been awarded a fully-funded contract from the US Navy to build the Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 25, it announced on 1 April.

The contract award includes funding for systems integration, sea-frame construction and testing.

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05 Apr 2016

US coastal force seeks 'intimidating' patrol boat

28 Mar 2016

Source: Maritime Security

The US Navy's Coastal Riverine Force (CRF) is looking to replace up to 160 of its 25ft and 34ft force protection boats with a larger craft of unambiguously warlike appearance.

Designated PB-X, the new patrol boat will have an overall length of about 40-50ft (12.2-15.2m) and a topside designed to 'create an intimidating presence and impression on all observers', according to Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

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28 Mar 2016

New SOC-R boats for Thai navy

22 Mar 2016

Source: Maritime Security

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) received six Special Operations Craft - Riverine (SOC-R) on 18 March to replace aging Patrol Boat Riverine (PBR).

These 10m-long SOC-R boats were built by Marsun, the Thai dockyard that also built the first three M10 Mk I SOC-Rs in 2012. These latest M10 Mk II boats are designed to operate along inland waterways and in coastal areas, chiefly to support special operations.

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22 Mar 2016
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