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  • Spanish Shipbuilder Navantia Showcases F-100 Frigate Design (for USN)

    01/23/2019 8:32:31 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 41 replies
    USNI News ^ | January 22, 2019 | Ben Werner
    ESPS Mendez Nunez (F-104) in Norfolk. USNI photo. ABOARD SPANISH ARMADA FRIGATE ESPS MENDEZ NUNEZ, IN NORFOLK, Va. – Spanish shipbuilding firm Navantia is showcasing the utility of its F-100 frigate design to the U.S. Navy ahead of the Spanish Armada deploying one with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group this spring. ESPS Mendez Nunez (F-104) will be an integrated part of the CSG as it steams during the spring and summer, on a course expected to pass through the Middle East and eventually on to San Diego, Calif., the new homeport for USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). Mendez Nunez will...
  • Spain signs $2.2b framework deal to sell warships to S Arabia

    04/15/2018 8:57:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/14/2018
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain and Saudi Arabia have signed a framework agreement to sell the Gulf Arab state warships under a deal estimated to be worth around 1.8 billion euros ($2.2 billion). Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and Spain’s defence minister signed an “executive summary to facilitate the necessary procedures” for the Saudi Defence Ministry to sign a contract with Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia for the supply of warships, a Saudi government statement said late on Thursday. It said another agreement was signed between state-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries Company and Navantia, but did not provide further details. A Spanish Defence...
  • Navantia, Saab and CEA Join Forces for Canada's CSC Frigate Program

    12/16/2017 9:19:26 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 15 December 2017
    A Navantia-led team has submitted its tender response for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, with global defence and security company Saab as the Combat Systems Integrator (CSI) and CEA Technologies providing key elements of the proposed solution. The frigate design submited by Navantia for CSC is fitted with a 127mm main gun by Leonardo, a CEAFAR2 radar by CEA, 2x RAM launchers by Raytheon, 2x 35mm Millenium CIWS guns by Rheinmetall, 48x VLS and 8x RBS-15 Mk3 anti-ship missiles by Saab. With a strong heritage in designing and building frigates and destroyers and proven technology transfer in global programs,...
  • Saudi Arabia to Buy 5 Spanish Corvettes In €2 Billion Deal

    11/09/2016 5:38:55 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Avante 2020 corvette selected by Saudi Arabia is derived from the offshore patrol vessels that Navantia built for Venezuela; they are 98 meters long and displace 2,450 tonnes. Shown here is the third ship, Yekuana. (Navantia photo) PARIS --- Saudi Arabia has decided to order five Spanish corvettes, marking a major victory for Spain’s Navantia shipyards in a naval market that has hitherto been dominated by France. The contract is worth over €2 billion and is expected to be signed during Spanish King Philip VI’s first official visit to Saudi Arabia, which begins Nov. 12. It also includes the...
  • Navantia Said to Be in Negotiations With Saudi Arabia for 5 Avante 2200 Corvettes

    01/19/2016 2:38:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 19 January 2016
    According to Spanish daily newspaper La Voz de Galicia, Spanish shipyard Navantia is said to be in advanced negotiations with Saudi Arabia for five Avante 2200 corvettes. The newspaper talks about "final phase" of talks. It is likely that Navantia is competing against Lockheed Martin who is offering four Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) Ships, an export variant of Lockheed Martin's Freedom class LCS currently in use with the U.S. Navy. We just revealed the design of the MMSC last week while attending the SNA 2016 show. Follow this link to see the pictures. The ships are being offered as part...
  • Just What the Middle East Needs: Turkey’s Getting an Aircraft Carrier

    01/05/2016 11:35:14 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01.05.16 | Thomas Seibert
    ISTANBUL — Turkey is getting ready to widen the reach of its military considerably by building a multipurpose aircraft carrier with “trans-continental” capabilities. The 225-meter ship dubbed the Anadolu (or Anatolia), set to enter service in 2021, is designed to take fighter aircraft, attack helicopters, tanks, troops, and landing vessels to areas around the Mediterranean and as far as the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans, officials say. While some analysts say Turkey needs a carrier like this, some regard the project as an expensive expression of prestige and grandeur that far exceeds the country’s limits. The move is a sign...
  • Future Frigates today’s challenge (Australia)

    05/30/2014 8:25:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Australian ^ | MAY 31, 2014 | JULIAN KERR
    THE notoriously long gestation period of a major military capability means considerable effort has already been directed at the so-called Future Frigate that will replace the RAN’s eight Anzac-class workhorses sometime in the next decade. Although the Sea 5000 program has yet to complete the ­requirements definition phase, there has been no shortage of ­debate on capability and construction issues within both Defence and industry — until recently. One-on-one discussions in Sydney last year between ­Defence’s Capability Development Group and major industry players were to have been followed by a strong Defence team visiting ship designers in Europe and possibly...
  • Turkey selects Navantia's Juan Carlos LHD design as winner of its LPD tender

    12/28/2013 11:59:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    Navy Recognition ^ | 28 December 2013
    Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) just announced via press release that it selected Sedef shipyard as winner of its LPD tender and that final contract negotiations with this shipyard can now begin. Sedef shipyard in Turkey offers a design based on Juan Carlos LHD under the collaboration with Spain's Navantia. Spanish Navy Juan Carlos LHD designed and built by Navantia Picture: Spanish Navy Landing Platform Dock Project According to SSM, the Landing Platform Dock Project (LPD)’s main purpose is the acqusition of one Landing Platform Dock in order to meet the operational requirements of Turkish Naval Forces. The scope...
  • Spain offers India advanced ship building technology

    11/29/2013 11:40:35 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Indo-Asian News Service ^ | November 30, 2013
    Panaji: Spain is offering to build ships and submarines for the Indian Navy in India with transfer of technology. Spanish Ambassador Gustavo de Aristegui told India Strategic ( here that Spain has had a long tradition of seafaring, leading the way for European countries to the Asia-Pacific and the Americas centuries ago, and that Spain could rightly claim excellence in naval shipbuilding even today. Hosting a reception on board the visiting Spanish combat supply ship ESPS Cantabria at Goa's Mormugao Port, he pointed out that Spain's state-run Navantia had collaborated with the French DCNS to build six Scorpene submarines at...
  • €530m bill for Spain's 'sinking submarines'

    05/20/2013 11:16:35 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    The Local, Spain ^ | 20 May 2013
    €530m bill for Spain's 'sinking submarines' A defence contract worth €2.2 billion has hit the rocks after tests showed that the "world's most modern" submarine would plunge straight to the bottom of the sea. Sunday's El Mundo newspaper reported on the latest developments in the submarine saga that has given Spain's defence department a sinking feeling. The €2.2 billion contract to design and build four S-80 underwater craft, billed as "the most modern submarine in the word" has been put on red alert after engineers found flaws in the plans and sounded the klaxon. €530 million had already been spent...
  • Navantia Prepares Spanish Navy Fifth Frigate for Sea Trials

    01/18/2012 6:09:37 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Navantia ^ | January 16, 2012
    Navantia Prepares Spanish Navy Fifth Frigate for Sea Trials (Source: Navantia; issued January 16, 2012) On 9th January, the F-100 class frigate “Cristóbal Colón”, under construction in Navantia for the Spanish Navy, left the shipyard dry dock after a period of dry docking for hull and platform readiness for sea trials, that will take place in March 2012. During this month, Navantia will proceed to the completion of the Combat System integration functional trials, in order to have the sea trials in May. The frigate is now in the final phase of construction, and after the sea trials it is...
  • Overdue and over budget: $8bn destroyer plan in crisis (Australia)

    05/27/2011 8:24:38 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Australian ^ | May 27, 2011 | Cameron Stewart
    Overdue and over budget: $8bn destroyer plan in crisis EXCLUSIVE Cameron Stewart From: The Australian BITTER infighting has erupted between government and industry over the nation's largest defence project, the $8 billion plan to build the navy's new air warfare destroyers, which is two years late and hundreds of millions of dollars over budget. The government was yesterday forced to admit publicly that the flagship project was badly behind schedule after it became aware The Australian had the story and was planning to publish it today. Insiders say the plan to build three 6500-tonne destroyers is in crisis barely a...
  • Navy's biggest ship takes to the water (Australia)

    02/18/2011 7:44:47 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    ABC News, Australia ^ | Feb 18, 2011 | Philip Williams
    Navy's biggest ship takes to the water By Europe correspondent Philip Williams Updated Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:55pm AEDT The biggest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy has been launched amid pomp and ceremony at the northern Spanish port of Ferrol. HMAS Canberra and the HMAS Adelaide are amphibious assault ships being built by a Spanish ship-building company, and they are not expected to be in service for three years. While they are based on an off-the-shelf aircraft carrier design, the ships are billed as a whole lot more. They do not come cheaply, at about $1.5 billion...
  • Norwegian Navy Receives Last of Five Fridtjof Nansen-Class Frigates

    01/20/2011 4:49:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Defence.Professionals ^ | January 20, 2011 | Nicolas von Kospoth
    Norwegian Navy Receives Last of Five Fridtjof Nansen-Class Frigates Navantia Delivers HMNS Thor Heyerdahl to the Royal Norwegian Navy 10:42 GMT, January 20, 2011 | The delivery of HMNS Thor Heyerdahl to the Royal Norwegian Navy by the Spanish shipbuilder Navantia on 18 January marked a significant milestone for the service: it represents the end of the Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate procurement programme after almost two decades of planning, development and construction. Further, it is Norway’s largest defence acquisition and a key element of the Scandinavian country’s naval capabilities, replacing the Oslo-class frigates, which have been in service with the...
  • Fuel cells (for submarines) plumb new depths

    12/06/2007 7:32:50 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 188+ views
    BusinessGreen ^ | 06 Dec 2007 | James Murray
    Fuel cells plumb new depths Spanish plan fuel cell powered submarine James Murray, BusinessGreen, 06 Dec 2007 They have already been used in space and now low-carbon fuel cells are set to break another barrier after UTC Power announced it has inked a deal to provide a new 300KW fuel cell for use in the Spanish Navy's S-80 submarine. The company said the deal with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia represented one of the largest deals in its history and would see it develop a new proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell for the submarine. "One of the places that fuel cells...