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RUSSIA COMMISSIONS NEW AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Source: Russia MoD


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MOSCOW -- Russia has commissioned a new amphibious assault ship, around a decade and a half after it was first laid down.

After numerous delays due to technical readjustments, Russia has commissioned the lead vessel of Project 11711, Ivan Gren. The amphibious assault ship went enter service at a ceremony attended by Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief Vice-Admiral Viktor Bursuk. Russia first began work on the vessel in 2004 and launched it in 2012.

Ivan Gren underwent sea trials in 2016 and began state trials last year. Another vessel of the class, Pyotr Morgunov, is due to enter service this year as well.

Vice-Admiral Bursuk also addressed some of the other naval programs ongoing at present. Speaking of the development of new types of amphibious assault ships, he stated, "These ships will appear as they are stipulated by the shipbuilding program and they will be built at the second stage of the program’s implementation after 2020.

"The design work on universal amphibious assault ships will begin after we complete designing a large amphibious assault ship," he continued.

TASS also quoted Vice-Admiral Bursuk as discussing the development of a new destroyer, whose fate has been uncertain. He noted, "A preliminary design [of the destroyer] has been made. Following its results, we are now making the necessary decision and work on its technical design will begin shortly and the construction will start after 2020."

The cost of development of the new destroyer has previously prompted speculation that its introduction into service may be delayed for some time to come.

Source:  TASS Russian News Agency
Associated URL: http://tass.com/defense/1010313
Source Date: June 20, 2018
Posted: 06/21/2018

 
 
IRAN RETURNS KHARK VESSEL TO SERVICE
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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TEHRAN -- Iran returned its Khark replenishment vessel to service this week.

Fars News reported on June 20, 2018, "The Iranian Navy dispatched its helicopter-carrier warship, Khark, to the international waters after four years of overhaul." The replenishment vessel, according to the semi-official news agency, will join a mission with Sabalan, a frigate, to the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, to assist in anti-piracy operations.

The semi-official news agency did not discuss what the four-year overhaul entailed, though previously reported that Khark's navigation system had been overhauled.

Previously, in 2014, Sabalan and Khark were to make a trip to the Atlantic Ocean, though these plans were later shelved.

In November 2016, Iranian Major General Ataollah Salehi announced that the vessel was ready to be launched, saying ,"Khark warship and Tareq submarine are ready for mission after undergoing several stages of overhauling. The Khark logistic warship which is the biggest warship in West Asia has been overhauled after 35 years by the Navy experts in Bandar Abbas and will be launched soon."

Source:  Fars News Agency
Associated URL: http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970330000984
Source Date: June 20, 2018
Posted: 06/21/2018

 
 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE FOR NAVY'S MK 48 TORPEDOES
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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WASHINGTON -- Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, is awarded a $17.9 contract for engineering and maintenance services at Intermediate Maintenance Activity, Yorktown, Virginia, in support of the Mk 48 heavyweight torpedo. The contract provides the commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; and the commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet with approximately 56,160 man-hours per year to operate the progressive depot-level repair facility and provide depot-level repairable management functions for Mk 48 exercise and warshot torpedoes to meet fleet operational readiness, training and tactical commitments. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $17,985,929.

Work will be performed in Yorktown, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by September, 2018.

Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $859,537 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-18-C-6408).

Source:  US DoD
Associated URL: defense.gov
Source Date: June 20, 2018
Posted: 06/21/2018

 

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