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Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Yury Dolgoruky Joins Russian Nuclear Force

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Yury Dolgoruky Joins Russian Nuclear Force Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Yury Dolgoruky Joins Russian Nuclear Force Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Yury Dolgoruky successfully completed state trials along with Bulava missile system in Dec 2011 is almost commissioned into Russian maritime nuclear force, reported ITAR-TASS referring to a source in defense industry.“Before official commissioning of Yury Dolgoruky into combat-worthy maritime strategic nuclear force, there are some minor technical issues to be settled, i.e. to load Bulava ballistic missiles into launch tubes, take torpedoes, water and food supplies on board, let the crew have rest after long-standing trials, and test all systems and mechanisms once again”, explained the interviewee.“A couple of months is quite enough to settle all those matters, and then the submarine will be ready for first patrol to be used for her intended purpose, i.e. providing nuclear deterrence in the Atlantic and the Arctic oceans”, said the source.“Entering of SSBN Yury Dolgoruky into Northern Fleet’s operable force will be a kind of compensation for temporarily decommissioned SSBN Yekaterinburg suffered from fire at Roslyakovo repair plant”, said the source. “Another compensation will be the first serial sub of the same project [955 Borei] SSBN Alexander Nevsky to join the Navy this year. The submarine has successfully passed shipyard’s alpha sea trials in Oct-Nov, 2011″, he added. “In the coming fall, it will be enough for Alexander Nevsky to finish sea trials successfully and make one effective Bulava launch. And then she could be easily commissioned”, concluded the source.Russian vice premier Dmitry Rogozin said on Jan 10 at the press conference after his visit to Murmansk region that SSBN Yekaterinburg damaged in the fire would be recovered. “The sub is okay, she’ll go on defending the country”, Rogozin said. As for him, only first section suffered from fire. “The sub is to be recovered. Experts have found technical solutions to repair and recommission her in due time”, said the vice premier. “Also, we’re going to compensate the gap in nuclear capability made by damaged SSBN Yekaterinburg. Russia’s national security thus will be compensated”, he assured.Borei-class submarines were developed by Rubin Central Design Bureau (St. Petersburg). According to open sources, new technologies of shipborne radioelectronics and noisiness reduction were implied in construction of Borei subs. Their basic weapon is new missile system Bulava. Each submarine carries 16 solid-propellant ballistic missiles with 6 multiple warheads each. Borei-class subs are equipped with surfacing rescue chamber capable to accommodate the whole crew. Submarine length is 170 meters; beam is 13.5 meters; test depth is 450 meters; crew is 107 men.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 13, 2012 View post tag: joins View post tag: Naval View post tag: Ballistic View post tag: Yury January 13, 2012 View post tag: Missile View post tag: nuclear View post tag: Navy View post tag: Force Industry news View post tag: Russian View post tag: Nuclear-Powered View post tag: News by topic View post tag: submarine View post tag: Dolgoruky Share this articlelast_img read more

Russia Sends Warship to Syrian Port of Tartus

first_img View post tag: Warship Share this article April 3, 2012 View post tag: Tartus View post tag: Russia View post tag: sends View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Russia Sends Warship to Syrian Port of Tartus The conclusion of the meeting, which was held Sunday in Istanbul by the Friends of Syria group, to support U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan’s six point plan on ending armed conflict in Syria, followed by a decision to start sending money and communication equipment to Syrian Free Army, i.e. anti-government rebel forces, did not receive support from Russia.What is more, Russia has sent a third warship to the region, a guided-missile destroyer, dubbed the Smetlivy, which will join Russian existing elite marine units and special-operations forces at the Syrian port of Tartus.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed that Russia will not be part of the initiative aimed at forcing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to comply with the Annan’s plan or the stipulated deadlines.“Ultimatums and artificial deadlines rarely help matters. Annan has a Security Council mandate and it is up to [it] to decide who is complying with this plan and how,” Lavrov said.Even though the White House supported the initiative, intended to send communication equipment to the anti-government forces, the government representatives have opposing opinions on the matter. Especially due to the possibility that the weaponry could end up in the wrong hands.There are various reasons that question deeper involvement of the U.S. in the issue, having in mind its role in the recent conflicts in the Middle East and decision to pull out from Afghanistan.The chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Mike Rogers claims that it would be risky to go along with this idea, because it is still unknown who are the military groups fighting against the Assad’s regime. On the other hand, backers of military support, such as Sens. John McCain and Joe Lieberman allege that “armed support is the only way to curb Assad’s brutal crackdown on rebel forces”.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 03, 2012; Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia Sends Warship to Syrian Port of Tartus Authorities View post tag: Syrian View post tag: Naval View post tag: portlast_img read more

BAE Systems Gets USS Taylor Contract

first_img View post tag: News by topic Industry news View post tag: Navy November 28, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems Gets USS Taylor Contract BAE Systems Gets USS Taylor Contract View post tag: BAE View post tag: gets View post tag: contract Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Systems View post tag: Taylor View post tag: USS BAE Systems Mayport, Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded a $6,880,388 contract to perform maintenance and repair work including hull, machinery, electrical, electronics and piping repairs as required during selected restricted availability onboard the USS Taylor (FFG 50). Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed by April 2013.Contract funds in the amount of $6,880,388 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Southeast Regional Maintenance Center, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (N40027-13-C-0003).[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 28, 2012last_img read more

‘Tercio de Armada’ Marines to Join APS 2013 Program

first_img View post tag: 2013 View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today ‘Tercio de Armada’ Marines to Join APS 2013 Program Twenty-five ‘Tercio de Armada’ Marines left Rota Naval Base on board the Royal Netherlands Navy ship ‘Rotterdam’ to take part in the Africa Partnership Station 2013 program, along with other Marine Corps instructors from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. Africa Partnership Station (APS) is an international strategic program designed to build skills and expertise, and provide military assistance to West African nations. The initiative intends to improve maritime security and stability in the area, enhancing the capabilities of those nations.Training activities include joint/combined exercises, help planning amphibious and interdiction operations, basic combat techniques, personal defense, treatment of prisoners, basic topography, combat hygiene, firing drills, patrol techniques and urban warfare.From September to November, the APS will visit ports in Morocco, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon and Benin.Spanish Marine Corps detachments have participated in previous APS deployments, namely in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. On those occasions, the following nations were visited: Gabon, Sao Tomé, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal.[mappress]Press Release, September 3, 2013; Image: Spanish Navy View post tag: Marines September 3, 2013 View post tag: Tercio ‘Tercio de Armada’ Marines to Join APS 2013 Program View post tag: Armada View post tag: africa View post tag: partnership View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: station View post tag: Twenty-Five View post tag: join Share this articlelast_img read more

USA: SAR Efforts for MH-60S Aircrew Suspended

first_imgSearch and rescue (SAR) efforts for the remaining two crew members involved in a U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crash were suspended Sept. 23 at approximately 3 p.m. Bahrain time.Navy officials have concluded that given the time elapsed since the incident, aircrew survivability was extremely unlikely. The location of the crash site is known, and an extensive area has been searched multiple times by various ships and aircraft.The Knighthawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6, crashed in the central Red Sea Sept. 22, after conducting a landing on the deck of guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) at approximately 12:40 p.m. Bahrain time.The following assisted in the search and rescue: USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), USS Princeton (CG 59), USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) as well as MH-60S Knighthawks from HSC-6, MH-60R Sea Hawks from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 and several P-3s from Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 and a U.S. Air Force HC-130.The crash was not due to any sort of hostile activity.The Navy is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the incident.Names of the service members are currently being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.[mappress]Press Release, September 24, 2013; Image: US Navy USA: SAR Efforts for MH-60S Aircrew Suspended View post tag: Aircrew View post tag: SAR September 24, 2013 Training & Education View post tag: MH-60S View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Suspended View post tag: Efforts View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: SAR Efforts for MH-60S Aircrew Suspended last_img read more

USS Theodore Roosevelt Holds Mock Mass Casualty Drill

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Roosevelt View post tag: holds May 22, 2014 View post tag: Naval Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) Medical and Air Departments participated in a flight deck mass casualty drill to measure the ship’s responsiveness to large simultaneous casualties, May 20. View post tag: Casualty View post tag: Drill View post tag: USS View post tag: Masscenter_img Sirens and alarms blared on the flight deck public announcement system. Sailors strewn about the flight deck simulated injuries and unconsciousness. The drill depicted a grim scene, but the ship’s first responders rushed in to fight simulated fires and treat mock casualties.“This is the first time that we have done this type of drill since I have been here,” said Chief Hospital Corpsman Jolando Lightner, member of the medical training team. “This is going to test us and see just how well Medical and Air can work together.”The drill simulated arresting gear malfunctions and aircraft destruction that resulted in personnel injuries and multiple fires. The drill helped measure the ship’s responsiveness to a situation of this magnitude. “Sailors will be under a lot of pressure to properly sort out the victims and bring them [to main Medical] in a quick and efficient manner,” said Lightner.The crew also responded to ruptured pipes and fuel fires, while ensuring the safety of injured personnel.“We can never predict when an accident or a casualty is going to happen. The best we can do is train to fight whatever may come our way,” said Lightner.“The drill was chaotic just like a real mass casualty would be, but the Sailors preformed just as they should,” said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Chelsea Turner. “It was a great success and lets us know that we can be ready when needed.”[mappress]Press Release, May 22, 2014; Image: US Navy Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Theodore Roosevelt Holds Mock Mass Casualty Drill View post tag: News by topic USS Theodore Roosevelt Holds Mock Mass Casualty Drill Training & Education View post tag: Theodore View post tag: Mocklast_img read more

USS John Paul Jones Scores Historic Flight Test Mission

first_img November 24, 2014 View post tag: Mission Share this article View post tag: John View post tag: historic View post tag: scores View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS John Paul Jones Scores Historic Flight Test Mission View post tag: USS View post tag: test USS John Paul Jones Scores Historic Flight Test Mission Training & Education View post tag: Paul Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) in partnership with U.S. Pacific Command and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully executed Flight Test Standard Missile-25 (FTM-25), announced Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), Nov. 20.This was the first live-fire event in the integrated air and missile defense radar priority mode to engage a ballistic missile target and a raid of cruise missile targets with its AEGIS Combat System.John Paul Jones engaged three successful near-simultaneous target shots over the Pacific Ocean by the Aegis Baseline 9.C1 (BMD 5.0 Capability Upgrade) Weapon System. One short-range ballistic missile target was intercepted by a Standard Missile-3 Block IB guided missile, while two low-flying cruise missile targets were engaged by Standard Missile-2 Block IIIA guided missiles. “The capability that the USS John Paul Jones demonstrated during FTM-25 is the culmination of years of tough engineering across the Navy’s technical community and our industry partners,” said Rear Adm. Jon A. Hill, PEO IWS. “The technology displayed during FTM-25 will be a critical addition to the fleet and their ability to stay prepared.”PEO IWS spearheaded the FTM-25 as part of a developmental test/operational test sequence of events. Other test participants included discriminating sensors flown on two MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles and sensor systems ashore, command and control, battle management and Communications (C2BMC) Enterprise Sensors Lab, C2BMC Experimentation Lab, and the AEGIS Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex located at the Pacific Missile Range Facility.Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems manages surface ship and submarine combat technologies and systems and coordinates Navy enterprise solutions across ship platforms.Press Release; Image: US Navy View post tag: Jones View post tag: Maritime View post tag: Flightlast_img read more

Igor Belousov Concludes Sea Trials

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Igor Belousov Concludes Sea Trials October 29, 2015 Authorities Sea trials of the rescue vessel Igor Belousov, built for the Russian Navy, were held in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic Sea.The ship arrived in St. Petersburg to prepare for the state tests, which are scheduled for the second half of November this year.During sea trials, the diving bell was checked at great depths, and the parameters of all the constituent elements of the deep-sea diving complex GVK-450 were also checked in accordance with the procedures of submariner-rescue actions.The onboard deep-water search-and-rescue platform Bester-1 was part of the interdepartmental tests, as well as the long-distance tele-controlled underwater search-and-rescue platform, Pantera Plus, which dove to its maximum working depth.Rescue vessel Igor Belousov is scheduled to join the Russian Navy by the end of 2015, after it completes the state trials.[mappress mapid=”17308″]Image: Russian Navy View post tag: rescue vessel View post tag: Igor Belousov View post tag: Russian Navz Igor Belousov Concludes Sea Trials Share this articlelast_img read more

HMNZS Canterbury completes dry-docking period in Sydney

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today HMNZS Canterbury returns from dry-docking period in Sydney, Australia Share this article October 17, 2016 View post tag: RNZNcenter_img HMNZS Canterbury returns from dry-docking period in Sydney, Australia View post tag: HMNZS Canterbury Royal New Zealand Navy’s multi-role vessel HMNZS Canterbury has returned from Sydney, Australia having completed a nine-week dry-docking period.After harbor acceptance trials were completed, the ship sailed into Devonport on October 10.The ship’s crew will now rest for two weeks alongside Devonport Naval Base before they proceed with aviation assessments and exercises.After a short visit to Wellington, HMNZS Canterbury will take part in an international exercise and the International Naval Review in November.Before spending nine weeks in Sydney, Canterbury was tasked with delivering relief and recovery efforts to Fiji after a tropical cyclone hit the country in February this year.last_img read more

US Navy to christen USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams

first_img Authorities View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy to christen USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams The US Navy is set to christen its second Expeditionary Sea Base, the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams on Saturday, October 21.The ceremony will take place at General Dynamic’s San Diego shipyard and will see Martha P. Downs, Puller’s daughter and the ship’s sponsor, break a bottle over the ship’s bow.Construction on the ship started in October 2015, its keel was laid in August 2016 and General Dynamics NASSCO launched it exactly a year later in August 2017.The 784-foot-long ship is named after retired US Marine and Medal of Honor recipient, Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams and will serve as a flexible platform to support a variety of missions, including mine countermeasures, counter-piracy operations, maritime security and humanitarian missions.With a a 52,000-square-foot flight deck, the ship will provide for accommodations for up to 250 personnel, fuel and equipment storage, and will also support MH-53 and MH-60 helicopters with an option to support MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft.General Dynamics NASSCO has delivered three ships in the class to the Navy: USNS Montford Point (ESD 1), USNS John Glenn (ESD 2) and USNS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3).In addition to USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), a fifth ship as part of the program is under construction at NASSCO.The first two ships, formerly classified as mobile landing platforms (MLPs), were designed and constructed by NASSCO to support vehicle staging and transfers, and the movement of LCAC vessels. In 2012, a third ship, USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3), was added to the contract and reconfigured as an ESB, formerly known as a MLP afloat forward staging base, to support a wide range of military operations. View post tag: NASSCO View post tag: USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams US Navy to christen USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams October 12, 2017 Share this articlelast_img read more