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FRANCE LAUNCHES FTI INTERMEDIATE FRIGATE PROGRAM
Friday, April 21, 2017
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Source: DCNS


Source: DCNS


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PARIS - A project to provide the French Navy with new class of warships got underway on April 21 as France' Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian launched the construction process being undertaken by French naval shipbuilding giant DCNS. The project calls for construction of five "Belharra"-class intermediate frigates, or Fregate de Taille Intermediaire (FTIs). The French Defense Ministry announced the project back on October 18, 2016.

The new class of FTIs will serve as the successor to the French Navy's current 2,500-ton Lafayette-class of ships brought into service between 1995 and 2001. The 4,000-ton ships will provide the French Navy with a warship that fits between the FREMM multi-mission frigates and the Gowind corvettes and will enable the Navy to put to sea 15 top-of-the-line frigates by 2030.

The first of the five new Belharra FTIs will enter operational service in 2025.

Source:  French Ministry of Defense
Associated URL: http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/183043/contract-award-laun
Source Date: April 21, 2017
Posted: 04/21/2017

 
 
GENERAL DYNAMICS TO PRODUCE SHIP ALTERATIONS FOR U.S. AND U.K. BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINES
Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Trident II D5 launched from a U.S. Navy Submarine (SSBN)

Source: U.S. Navy


Trident II D5 launched from a U.S. Navy Submarine (SSBN)

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WASHINGTON - General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., of Groton, Connecticut, has been awarded a $13,073,716 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, from the United States Navy, to produce ship alterations and United Kingdom ship alterations for Strategic Systems Programs Shipboard Integration and support installations. Provide technical engineering support for Trident II Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile programs, Ohio-class SSGN requirements, attack weapon system trainer requirements, and advanced weapons system development requirements. Provide strategic weapon systems technical engineering support for ship systems and subsystems supporting SSBN weapon systems. Perform technical services for Trident engineering, refueling, and overhaul maintenance period and demonstration and shakedown operation.

This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to a maximum dollar value of $46,536,440. Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut, with an expected completion date of April 30, 2020.

Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $10,237,737; fiscal 2017 other procurement (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $2,727,203; and United Kingdom contract funds in the amount of $108,776 are being obligated on this award. Contract funds in the amount of $10,237,737 will expire Sept. 30, 2017. This contract was a sole-source acquisition pursuant to 10 U.S Code 2304(c)(1)&(4).

The U.S. Department of the Navy, Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity. The contract award number is N00030-17-C-0028.

Source:  U.S. DoD
Associated URL: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1158321/
Source Date: April 20, 2017
Author: U.S. DoD 
Posted: 04/21/2017

 
 
INDIA TEST FIRES BRAHMOS SHIPBORNE MISSILE
Friday, April 21, 2017
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Source: BrahMos Aerospace


Source: BrahMos Aerospace


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NEW DELHI - India carried out a successful test of its BrahMos supersonic missile. An Indian Navy stealth frigate in the Bay of Bengal fired the missile at a land target located on a test range April 21. This is the first test of the land-attack version of the BrahMos by the Indian Navy.

The land-attack version of BrahMos has been operational with the Indian Army since 2007.

Source:  Hindustan Times
Associated URL: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/navy-successfully-test-fires-land-attac
Source Date: April 21, 2017
Posted: 04/21/2017

 

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