Russia: Project 955 Borei Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Hits Water for First Time

first_img View post tag: 955 Industry news Russia: Project 955 Borei Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Hits Water for First Time October 25, 2011 View post tag: Missile View post tag: first View post tag: Nuclear-Powered View post tag: hits View post tag: Navy View post tag: water Share this article View post tag: Borei View post tag: Naval View post tag: submarine Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Project 955 Borei Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Hits Water for First Time View post tag: project Project 955 Borei nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Alexander Nevsky on Oct 22 took the sea for the first time in order to start shipyard’s trials, reported press service of Severodvinsk municipal administration on Oct 24.SSBN Alexander Nevsky is the first serial submarine of Project 955 Borei; the lead sub of the project is SSBN Yury Dolgoruky which is presently engaged in tests of newest ballistic missile Bulava. Till the year is over, it is planned to start the missile tests on Alexander Nevsky.“The submarine left the basin of JSC Sevmash shipyard in the morning of Oct 22. On board the sub are trial team led by Alexander Reznikov and the crew headed by Capt 1 rank Vasily Tankovid“, says the report.As was previously reported by Russian media sources, all onboard systems will be tested during the first trials phase including life support system and performance characteristics.At present, construction of the third (second serial) submarine of the “grand duke” project named SSBN Vladimir Monomakh is going on at JSC Sevmash shipyard (Severodvinsk, Russia).SSBN Alexander Nevsky is the fourth-generation nuclear submarine. She was laid down in 2004 and is supposed to join Russian Navy in Dec 2011. The submarine passed mooring trials in 2010. It is planned that SSBN Alexander Nevsky would be stationed at Pacific Fleet.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, October 25, 2011; View post tag: For View post tag: News by topic View post tag: time View post tag: Ballisticlast_img read more

VIDEO: Royal Navy’s Wildcat Takes to the Sky for the First Time (UK)

first_img January 29, 2013 The first Wildcat attack helicopter to be delivered to the Royal Navy has successfully taken its first flight at Yeovil in Somerset.The Wildcat has a more powerful engine, allowing it to be flown in extreme conditions all year round. It is also equipped with a more robust fuselage, a high-tech interactive display and a new radar system that provides 360-degree surveillance.The Wildcat HMA Mark 2 will carry Sting Ray torpedoes, a door-mounted, 0.5-inch heavy machine gun and new light and heavy variants of the future anti-surface guided weapon missiles.Expected to perform a range of tasks once in service, the maritime Wildcat attack helicopter will be used in anti-surface warfare, force protection and counter-piracy. It will also be able to carry out an anti-submarine role.Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, said: As a ship-borne helicopter, Wildcat will provide commanders with a flexible attack capability which can be deployed to tackle a range of threats at sea and from the sea.With state-of-the-art sensors, equipment and weapons, it will be an outstanding asset that will maintain Royal Naval units at the cutting-edge of worldwide maritime operations.Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne, said:The new maritime Wildcat attack helicopter is an excellent addition to the Royal Navy’s arsenal, providing it with greater firepower and a range of technological enhancements.The support and training contract with AgustaWestland is also good news for the local economy in Somerset, securing 500 highly skilled jobs in the defence sector.The MOD signed a £250 million contract with AgustaWestland last year to provide support and training for the Royal Navy and British Army’s 62-strong fleet of Wildcat helicopters.The Royal Navy will receive 28 maritime attack variant helicopters, which will begin operations across the globe from 2015 and replace the existing Lynx Mark 8.The following is a video showing AW159 Lynx Wildcat in action during sea trials in July 2012.The AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat (previously called the Future Lynx and Lynx Wildcat) is an improved version of the Westland Super Lynx military helicopter. The AW159 will serve in the battlefield utility, search and rescue and anti-surface warfare roles.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 29, 2013; Image: UK MoD View post tag: Wildcat View post tag: Naval VIDEO: Royal Navy’s Wildcat Takes to the Sky for the First Time (UK) View post tag: first View post tag: takes View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Royal Share this article View post tag: Sky View post tag: Navy View post tag: time Industry news Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: Royal Navy’s Wildcat Takes to the Sky for the First Time (UK) last_img read more

India, Japan and US Engage in Malabar 2014

first_img View post tag: americas View post tag: Defence Share this article View post tag: Exercise View post tag: India View post tag: Malabar View post tag: 2014 India, Japan and US Engage in Malabar 2014 View post tag: Engage Authorities View post tag: asiacenter_img View post tag: News by topic July 24, 2014 View post tag: Japan Naval forces from India, Japan and the United States will participate in exercise Malabar 2014, July 24 – 30. The exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training. While ashore in Sasebo, Japan, training will include subject matter expert and professional exchanges on carrier strike group operations; maritime patrol and reconnaissance operations; anti-piracy operations; and visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) operations.The at-sea portions will be conducted in the waters south of Japan. They are designed to advance participating nations mil-to-mil coordination and capacity to plan and execute tactical operations in a multi-national environment.Events planned during the at-sea portions include liaison officer professional exchanges and embarks; communications exercises; search and rescue exercises; helicopter evolutions; underway replenishments; gunnery exercises; VBSS; and anti-submarine warfare exercises.Three Indian Navy vessels, INS Ranvijay, INS Shivalik and INS Shakti, have entered Port Sasebo, Japan on 23 July 2014 for the exercise.Two destroyers along with a P3C Orion and a sea-plane (US-2) are participating from the Japanese Navy. From the US Navy one submarine (SSN), two destroyers, one tanker along with one MR aircraft would be participating. One US Carrier Strike group (CSG) is likely to join for the sea phase of the exercise.Malabar is a yearly exercise between the Indian and U.S. navy and has been going on since 1992 and has featured the Japanese Navy on three separate occasions. Malabar 2014 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises conducted to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues.[mappress]Press Release, July 24, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: US Back to overview,Home naval-today India, Japan and US Engage in Malabar 2014 last_img read more

New F-35B Lightning II Undergoes Extreme Temperature Tests

first_img New F-35B Lightning II Undergoes Extreme Temperature Tests Equipment & technology Back to overview,Home naval-today New F-35B Lightning II Undergoes Extreme Temperature Tests February 3, 2015 View post tag: Naval View post tag: americas View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: F-35B View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Undergoescenter_img View post tag: Temperature View post tag: Lightning II Share this article The new F-35B Lightning II joint striker fighter destined for the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carriers was subjected to temperatures ranging from 120˚F to -40˚F in a climatic laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.As well as ice, the fight-generation stealth aircraft was tested in wind, solar radiation, fog, humidity, rain, freezing rain, icing cloud and snow.F-35 test pilot Billie Flynn, who performed extreme cold testing on the aircraft, said:While we are testing in the world’s largest climatic testing chamber, we’re pushing the F-35 to its environmental limits.To this point, the aircraft’s performance is meeting expectations. It has flown in more than 100 degree heat while also flying in bitter sub-zero temperatures.In its final days of testing, it will fly through ice and other conditions such as driving rain with hurricane force winds.With 13 countries currently involved with the program, the F-35 must be tested in meteorological conditions representative of those locations from which it will operate, ranging from the heat of the Outback of Australia to the bitter cold of the Arctic Circle above Canada and Norway.[mappress mapid=”15027″]Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Tests View post tag: Extreme View post tag: Navy View post tag: Newlast_img read more