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BAE AWARDED CONTRACT FOR OPV OFFSHORE PATROL VESSELS
Friday, December 9, 2016
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BAE System's OPV

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BAE System's OPV

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LONDON - BAE Systems announced the award of a £287 million ($302 million) manufacturing contract for two River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) and support services for the five ship program. This recent contract takes the total value to £635 million ($798.7 million).

Work on the additional two Offshore Patrol Vessels, named TAMAR and SPEY, will sustain skills in Glasgow and the wider supply chain, with over 100 companies involved in the programme across the UK.

This offshore patrol vessel design builds on the Royal Navy's existing River Class ships with variants already in service in Brazil and Thailand which puts capability at the forefront of their navies.

The first vessel, FORTH, entered the water in August, less than two years after construction started, and is now docked at the Company’s Scotstoun facility where she will complete final systems installation and testing before being delievered to the Royal Navy in the second half of 2017.

The second ship, MEDWAY, is scheduled to enter the water in the spring of 2017 while the third ship, TRENT, is currently at an advanced stage of assembly at Govan.

Source:  www.baesystems.com
Source Date: December 9, 2016
Posted: 12/09/2016

 
 
COLOMBIA'S ARC GOLFO DE MORROSQUILLO ENTERS SERVICE
Friday, December 9, 2016
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A BDA MK-II amphibious vessel

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A BDA MK-II amphibious vessel

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CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia - During a ceremony on November 25, the Colombian Navy officially accepted the ARC Golfo de Morrosquillo into service. The ceremony was chaired by Admiral Leonardo Santamaria Gaitan, Commander of the Navy, and General del Aire (RA) Jose Javier Perez Mejia, Deputy Minister of Defense for Society and Business, and the naval command.

ARC Golfo de Morrosquillo is the fourth boat in amphibious BDA MK-II class. These vessels, designed and built in Colombia, have the ability to conduct operations in riverine and coastal areas, providing logistical support during disaster relief missions. Their small size allows them to reach populations that are not easily reachable by land bases or by larger Navy ships that require ports. They can transport both troops and cargo.

Each BDA MK-II vessel is 49 meters in length, 11 meters in width, and displaces 6,257.5 tons. They are powered by a Caterpillar C18 diesel engine and can reach a speed of 12 knots and can maintain operates for 20 to 44 days depending on the size of the crew. They can carry up to 200 tons and include room for refrigerated food storage.

The ARC Gulf of Morrosquillo will become part of the Flotilla of Surface Caribbean under operational command of the Naval Force of the Caribbean, to support maritime and riverine operations, security and defense missions, humanitarian assistance operations for disaster relief, military operations area control, logistical support and amphibious landing, among others.

Source:  Colombian Navy
Associated URL: https://www.armada.mil.co/es/content/armada-nacional-pone-en-servicio-un-nuevo-buque-de-apoyo-logistico-en-cartagena?page=show
Source Date: December 9, 2016
Author: B. Ostrove, Analyst 
Posted: 12/09/2016

 
 
USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000) ARRIVES IN SAN DIEGO
Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Zumwalt arriving

Source: US Navy


Zumwalt arriving

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SAN DIEGO - The Navy's most technologically advanced surface combatant, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), completed her journey to San Diego Dec. 8.

Zumwalt's arrival to her new Southern California homeport concluded a nearly four-month transit from Bath, Maine, which included training operations, various port calls, and a commissioning ceremony in Baltimore. Zumwalt departed Bath Iron Works shipyard Sept. 7 and made several port visits to eastern U.S. Navy fleet concentration areas, such as Norfolk and Mayport, Florida.

Due to Zumwalt's status as a unique, first-in-class ship, Sailors were engaged in training evolutions far away from San Diego in various ports, after reporting for duty to the pre-commissioning unit command in Bath. The crew of the Zumwalt took custody of the ship in May and rapidly made final preparations to take the new class of destroyer out to sea. The Sailors went through taxing training and certification events before receiving authorization to depart the shipyard.

"The resiliency and professionalism shown by this team of Sailors is truly amazing. These sea warriors have met every challenge of a first-in-class ship and succeeded at each turn," said Kirk, reflecting on the accomplishments of the "plankowners," or first group of Sailors to man the ship.

The crewmembers of Zumwalt now have the opportunity to serve and train with their fellow San Diego Sailors as they prepare for a future of warfighting excellence. Once fully integrated into the surface fleet, the Zumwalt-class destroyers' stealth, power, and lethality will provide a vital link from the Navy's current needs to its future capabilities.

Named for Adm. Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr., former chief of naval operations (CNO) from 1970 to 1974, the Zumwalt-class destroyer features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, a wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design, and the latest warfighting technology and weaponry available.

Source:  US Navy
Associated URL: navy.mil
Source Date: December 8, 2016
Posted: 12/09/2016

 

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