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  • Australia commissions its newest destroyer, HMAS Hobart

    09/23/2017 3:46:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    DEFPOST ^ | September 23, 2017 | Arun Mathew
    Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has commissioned its first Hobart-class air warfare destroyer (AWD), HMAS Hobart (DDG 39) at a ceremony in Sydney on Saturday. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, Defence Minister Marise Payne and the Governor of New South Wales (NSW) David Hurley. The ship is the third in the Navy to bear the Hobart name. The first was commissioned in 1938 and served in World War II. Hobart II was commissioned in 1965 and served in the Vietnam War. It was decommissioned...
  • Australia's newest world-class navy ship (commissioning on Saturday)

    09/21/2017 4:41:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Australian Associated Press ^ | September 21, 2017 | AARON BUNCH
    It's all smiles on deck aboard the Australian Navy's newest ship, the Hobart, and there's none bigger than that on Captain John Stavridis. "I pinch myself everyday that I'm actually in command of a guided missile destroyer," he told AAP on Thursday. But the veteran sailor, with 29 years service, says it's not just him. All 186 crew members feel "very fortunate and very blessed" to be serving on the first of Australia's three new Hobart Class destroyers. "It's a very excited crew," he said. Australia's most sophisticated warship comes into service as regional tensions reach boiling point following North...
  • Aust warships to be inferior to US vessels

    09/14/2016 4:37:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    AAP ^ | September 14, 2016
    Delays with new air warfare destroyers, the navy's most complex and expensive warships, mean they will go to sea inferior to comparable US vessels. A new study by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute says that's because US warships are being equipped with the latest version of the Aegis combat system, which features greatly enhanced capabilities including ballistic missile defence. ASPI analyst James Mugg said defence was aware of this shortcoming and had scheduled an upgrade for the three vessels between 2017 and 2028, at an an eye watering estimated price of $4-5 billion. That's around half the cost of building...
  • South Korea eyes warships with anti-missile capability

    08/18/2016 6:22:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Asahi Shimbun ^ | August 18, 2016 | YOSHIHIRO MAKINO
    SEOUL--South Korea disclosed plans to purchase three Aegis destroyers with Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) interceptor missile capability to counter aggressive moves by rival North Korea. The costly outlay would bring South Korea closer to effectively sharing a missile defense system that is used by Japan and the United States. Its Navy already possesses three Aegis destroyers and three more have been ordered, but none is equipped with SM-3 missiles. The new plan would involve acquiring three other Aegis destroyers with SM-3 capability in the mid-2020s. The government will decide later whether to install SM-3 interceptor missiles on the new Aegis...
  • Russia’s Answer to the AEGIS Missile Defense System Is in Big Trouble

    07/30/2016 3:25:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Russian Military Reform ^ | July 29, 2016 | Dmitry Gorenburg
    There have long been reports that the ongoing delays with the commissioning of the Admiral Gorshkov frigate have to do with defects in its air defense systems. These were thought to be primarily related to problems with integration of the Poliment Redut air defense missile system. The Poliment system was designed to be Russia’s answer to AEGIS, with four phased array antennas that are able to track 16 targets at the same time. The Redut system consists of four or eight vertical launch systems that launch three types of missiles. The 9M100 is the short-range missile, with a range of...
  • US activates $800m missile shield base in Romania

    05/12/2016 2:09:18 PM PDT · by MeganC · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | May 12, 2016 | BBC
    The US has activated a land-based missile defence station in Romania, which will form part of a larger and controversial European shield. Senior US and Nato officials attended the ceremony in Deveselu, southern Romania. The US says the Aegis system is a shield to protect Nato countries from short and medium-range missiles, particularly from the Middle East. But Russia sees it as a security threat - a claim denied by Nato. * * * Russia says installing such shields in countries on its doorstep is a threat to its security. "Who will this system be against?" President Vladimir Putin's spokesman,...
  • Lockheed wants to put updated Aegis combat system on amphibious ships

    04/08/2016 10:33:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    As Lockheed Martin Corp. continues to outfit U.S. Navy cruisers and destroyers with its newest combat system suite, the company sees an opportunity to expand to other ships. In particular, the company would like to put its signature Aegis Combat System on the next San Antonio-class landing platform/dock, the LPD-28, currently under contract to be built by Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries. “From where I sit, it just makes a lot of sense,” Jim Sheridan, Lockheed’s director of Aegis U.S. Navy programs, told me. The Aegis Combat System is the collection of radars, sonars, launch systems, and weapon control systems...
  • Japan Defense Ministry Unveiled Details of "27DD" Class Railgun & Laser armed AEGIS Destroyer

    07/23/2015 4:36:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 22 July 2015
    According to the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) request for proposal (RfP) to bidding contractors, the 27DD destroyers will incorporate a number of design changes compared to the first batch of Atago class guided missile destroyers. 27DD AEGIS Guided Missile Destroyer technical specifications and layout First, the hull of 27DD has been enlarged to an empty displacement of 8,200 tons compared to the original Atago's 7,700 tons. It is believed in the Japanese defense community that the enlargement of the hull was conceived in order to provide a necessary growth space for advanced naval weapon systems that are currently under...
  • The Benghazi Bonanza: A Bi-Partisan Scandal

    06/09/2015 12:40:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 9, 2015 | Micah Morrison
    The Benghazi affair is beginning to shape up as a bi-partisan scandal — making Trey Gowdy’s life doubly difficult, of course. But the former prosecutor has been doing a bang-up job with his select committee, demolishing the mantra that there is “nothing new” to be learned about Benghazi and building a sober, far-reaching inquiry. Without Gowdy, recall, there would be no Clinton secret server, no Sidney Blumenthal trail, no new emails, and no upcoming testimony from Mrs. Clinton and her inner circle . On the latter, Gowdy is holding firm, saying he will not schedule testimony until all relevant emails...
  • Navy Needs New Servers for Aegis Cruisers and Destroyers After Chinese Purchase of IBM Line

    05/05/2015 4:05:43 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 18 replies
    US Naval Institute ^ | 05/05/2015 | Megan Eckstein
    The Navy needs new servers for its upgraded Aegis Combat System after the current IBM line was sold to Chinese computer maker Lenovo. The $2.1 billion sale closed in October and made Lenovo the number three server maker in the world. IBM shedding its server business creates a security concern for the U.S. Navy, which included the company’s x86 BladeCenter HT server in its Aegis Technical Insertion (TI) 12. The TI-12 hardware upgrades, along with Advanced Capability Build (ACB) 12 software upgrades, compose the Aegis Baseline 9 combat system upgrade that combines a ballistic missile defense capability with anti-air warfare...
  • China Conducts Third Test Of Game-Changing Missile

    12/09/2014 9:38:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 9, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense Threat: China conducts its third test in a year of a hypersonic glide vehicle designed to evade our missile and other defense systems, including the Aegis defense system guarding our carrier battle groups. As we downsize our military, scale back weapons procurement and development, China proceeds at top speed towards weapons designed to counter our once-huge technical advantage and qualitative superiority. Case in point is the third flight test of a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), dubbed the WU-14 by the Pentagon, following earlier tests on Jan. 9 and Aug. 7 of this year. The U.S. Navy is particularly concerned,...
  • NOT YOUR “FATHER’S AEGIS” (100+ plus ships in service)

    11/21/2014 5:39:43 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Center for International Maritime Security ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2014 | Robert Holzer and Scott C. Truver
    “Stand by, Admiral Gorshkov, Aegis is at Sea!” The U.S. Navy’s first Aegis-equipped surface warship, the USS Ticonderoga (CG-47), joined the Fleet in January 1983, and all-but dared the Soviet Navy to take its best anti-ship cruise-missile shot. The Navy’s newest Aegis guided-missile destroyer in the fall 2014, the USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112), was commissioned in December 2012. Murphy is the Navy’s 102nd Aegis warship. Another 10 Aegis DDGs are under construction, under contract or planned––a remarkable achievement! Aegis surface warships were conceived during the height of the Cold War to defend U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups from massed Soviet...
  • China Conducts Second Test Of Game-Changing Missile

    08/21/2014 9:04:26 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 21, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Security: Beijing is moving fast on a maneuverable, hypersonic glide vehicle designed to evade America's defenses, including the Aegis ballistic missile system guarding our carrier battle groups. On Aug. 7, China conducted a second test of its hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), known as the WU-14, yet another example of its relentless pursuit of high-tech weaponry as the United States abandons what the administration dismisses as Cold War weaponry. The first test, conducted in January, saw China's HGV reach speeds in the vicinity of Mach 10, about 10 times the speed of sound. In the latest test, according to Internet...
  • Lockheed Says It Can ‘Easily’ Improve LCS

    06/11/2014 12:26:40 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | June 10, 2014 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    ARLINGTON: In the race to replace the Navy’s controversial Littoral Combat Ship, the leading contender seems to be…. a better Littoral Combat Ship. That’s the clear implication of what we’ve been hearing from Navy leadership, and it’s clear from press briefings today that LCS contractor Lockheed Martin feels pretty confident it can do the job. (Lockheed builds the Freedom-class LCS; the Independence variant is by Austal and General Dynamics). The incumbent’s advantage here is time. Lockheed VP Joe North told reporters at the companys pre-Farnborough Air Show briefing that he expects “every shipyard across Europe” to take a shot. But...
  • INS Kolkata, navy’s most powerful warship, to be delivered next month

    05/09/2014 2:42:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Business Standard, India ^ | May 02, 2014 | Ajai Shukla
    Indian warship building is coming of age and the Indo-Pacific region knows it. Last week, when an Indian Navy frigate, INS Shivalik, visited China’s Qingdao naval base, China’s navy chief, Admiral Wu Shengli, asked the captain for a tour of the Combat Information Centre, the operation heart of the warship. The Shivalik’s young skipper, Captain Puruvir Das, turned down Wu’s request. The Chinese admiral would be even more interested in touring INS Kolkata, 7,200 tonnes of bristling steel, which could join the navy as early as next month as the most powerful and high-tech warship in its 140-vessel fleet. Tonne...
  • China High-Speed Missile To Dominate U.S. Defenses

    01/30/2014 11:12:13 AM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 30, 2014 | IBD EDITPRIALS
    National Security: While the administration guts the U.S. military, Pentagon experts warn that as soon as five years from now our missile defenses might pose little problem for China's new hypersonic strike vehicle. Behaving as the world power they are becoming, the Chinese are building state-of-the-art hypersonic missiles that Pentagon officials warn could overpower U.S. defenses in five years. As we recently mentioned, China's defense ministry has confirmed the Jan. 9 test of a hypersonic glide vehicle, known as the WU-14. It was designed to evade our missile and other defense systems, such as the Aegis sea-based missile defense guarding...
  • Korea plans to double Aegis power

    12/01/2013 9:19:48 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2013-12-01 | Kim Tae-gyu
    By Kim Tae-gyu Korea plans to build three more Aegis destroyers to double the total number to six at a time when the country faces multiple challenges including the North Korean threats and lingering territorial disputes with both Japan and China. A military source who is familiar with the issue said Sunday the decision to augment the Navy would be made during a Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) meeting slated for Dec. 22. “The Navy requested three additional Aegis ships a year ago and the JCS was poised to discuss the issue at last month’s meeting,” said the source who...
  • Lockheed sees more clarity on Saudi naval buy in next months

    11/27/2013 10:39:17 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 20, 2013 | ANDREA SHALAL-ESA
    (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) expects news about a multibillion dollar program to modernize the Saudi Arabian Navy in the next several months, senior company executives told Reuters at the Dubai Airshow on Wednesday after meetings with Saudi officials. "We're hopeful in the next several months that some clarity will present itself on how they want to go forward on what hull, what design, and what mission equipment," said Patrick Dewar, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin International. Lockheed Chief Executive Marillyn Hewson discussed the naval modernization program and other issues during the air show with Prince Salman bin...
  • PLA launches fourth Type 052D 'Chinese Aegis' destroyer

    11/23/2013 1:11:45 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2013-11-21
    China's fourth Type 052D guided-missile destroyer — Chengdu — has been launched by the PLA Navy, reports China's Global Times. The Type 052D is one of the most powerful naval combat systems in PLA Navy service. A modified version of its predecessor, the Type 052C, the Type 052D adds a new 130mm main gun, equipping it with both sea-to-air and sea-to-land attack capabilities. It also has the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar system. The Chengdu is the 10th Chinese surface combat vessel to be referred as the "Chinese Aegis." With AESA radar and a 64-cell vertical launching system, the...
  • South Korea pushes to build three more Aegis destroyers

    10/16/2013 2:18:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | 2013/10/16 | By Kim Eun-jung
    SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean Navy has made a request to build three more Aegis destroyers to bolster defense against its Asian neighbors and North Korea amid increasing military tension due to territorial disputes, a military source said Wednesday. South Korea currently operates three 7,600-ton Aegis warships, but the Navy has sought to increase its fleet to cope with rising regional tension in light of Pyongyang's third nuclear test conducted earlier this year and ongoing territorial disputes between China and Japan. "The Navy made a request for three additional Aegis ships to the Joint Chiefs of Staff...