Friday, 31 October 2014

Fincantieri reveals its new PPA patrol ship at EURONAVAL 2014

Fincantieri PPA (Pattugliatore Polivalente D’Altura), Offshore Polyvalent Patrol, is first revealed at EURONAVAL 2014. The vessel can perform a wide range of offshore patrolling missions thanks to its inovative modular sections conception. PPA have been chosen by Italian Navy for the replacement program of Italian corvettes, patrol vessels and Durand de la Penne destroyers.

Fincantieri PPA concept has been selected by Italian Navy

Thursday, 30 October 2014

CMN unveals its Combattante FS 46 Fast Attack Craft at EURONAVAL 2014

CMN (Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie) has focused on designing a versatile patrol boat, efficient and easy to use, operated by a crew of 24 sailors. The Combattante FS 46, evolution of sea proven CMN Combattante II class, is a Fast Attack Craft, able to perform with a high level of efficiency the tasks required by a Patrol Missile Boat mission's profiles.

Combattante FS 46 Fast Attack Craft exhibited by CMN at EURONAVAL 2014

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Rafael highlights the Spotlite-M advanced electro-optic systems at Euronaval 2014

At Euronaval 2014, Rafael is highlighting the Spotlite-M, an advanced electro-optic systems for weapon fire sources Detection Location Classification & Tracking applications. The system incorporates state of the art fully operational day & night passive sensors for Multiple fire sources threats detection. Additional sensors, capabilities and applications can be added as advanced options. 
Rafael's booth at Euronaval 2014
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Damen increases its Landing Ship Transport range by introducing the LST 100

The 24th Euronaval exhibition, world greatest Naval Defence & Maritime Exhibition & Conference, was chosen by Dutch manufacturer Damen Shipyards to officially increase its Landing Ship Transport vessels range by showcasing the new mid-size LST100. 
Damen's new LST 100 Landing Ship Transport at Euronaval 2014
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Thales' first Compact FLASH dipping sonar system passed Factory Acceptance Test

Thales announced yesterday at Euronaval 2014 in Paris that its first Compact FLASH dipping sonar system has passed its Factory Acceptance (FAT) Test in Brest, the first test for this new variant of the highly successful FLASH family of dipping sonars.  

Thales' Compact FLASH dipping sonar system at Euronaval 2014

Raidco Marine presents its OPV and patrol boat at EURONAVAL 2014

During EURONAVAL 2014, Raico Marine, specialized in conception and commercialisation of dedicate ships for state's actions at sea, showcases its different types of OPV and patrol boats. Raidco Marine develops global solutions for operational needs.

Raidco Marine reveals its new OPV 56 at EURONAVAL 2014

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United States army researchers to evaluate prototype devices of futuristic soft exosuit.

United States Army researchers are evaluating prototype devices of futuristic soft exosuit developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, Warrior Web program's goal is to create a soft, lightweight undersuit to help reduce injuries and fatigue, while improving mission performance. DARPA is responsible for the development of new technologies for the U.S. military.
Spc. Rafael Boza, a Soldier from the 1st Infantry Division, tests the prototype smart suit on a three-mile course of paved roads and rough terrain at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Oct. 3, 2014.
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Schiebel unveiled Camcopter S-100 UAS upgraded with Selex ES' SAGE advanced ESM system

At Euronaval 2014, Austrian company Schiebel came in Paris to present an upgraded variant of its well-known Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Aerial System. For the occasion, Schiebel chose to integrate the Selex ES SAGE advanced digital Electronic Support Measures system on its drone. 
SAGE advanced digital Electronics Support Measures (ESM) system's High Accuracy Direction Finding (HADF) Array mounted on Camcopter S-100
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Thales presents its new integrated mast I-Mast 500 at EURONAVAL 2014

In a tentative to combine its different existing products, Thales proposes its new integrated mast I-MAST 500. I-Mast 500 integrates a I-Mast 400, already installed on Dutch OPV Holland class, and an APAR Active Phased Array Radar. Thales I-Mast 500 offers all the necessary capacities needed by modern ships.

Thales I-Mast 500 combines a I-Mast 400 (the bottom and upper part) and a APAR Radar (middle part)

Transhield has completed delivery of 350 covers for 350 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

Transhield, Inc. has completed a delivery of 350 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle and equipment covers to the U.S. Air Force. The company continues to expand its support of the Department of Defense's MRAP fleets, suppying protective covers to the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and, with this order, the U.S. Air Force.
Transhield, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of a broad range of protective covers for use in the defense, aerospace, marine, rail and other industrial markets. 
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Iraqi security forces to progress in the fighting against militants of Islamic State of Iraq.

Iraqi security forces – including the Kurdish peshmerga – have been making incremental progress against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists inside Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today. In the past day and a half, Iraqi forces have made gains in many parts of the country, Kirby said at a Pentagon news conference.
Iraqi army personnel take part during an intensive security deployment against ISIS in Jurf al-Sakhar.
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New DCNS D19 UVV revealed to Navy Recognition during EURONAVAL 2014

Especially for Navy Recognition, DCNS presents its new Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UVV) D19. This new vehicle is developed to accomplish a wide range of missions, including ISR, electronic warfare, etc.

D19 UUV can be lauch from shore, surface vessel or submarine

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Insitu officially presents its new ScanEagle 2 Unmanned Aerial System

From its booth at the Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris, Insitu announced today the ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its revolutionary ScanEagle platform. Leveraging lessons learned from more than 800,000 operational hours, ScanEagle 2 provides increased payload power and expanded payload options, a more robust navigation system, better image quality due to a fully digital video system and a state-of-the-art, purpose-built propulsion system. 
New ScanEagle 2 integrates fully digital video system and a more robust navigation system
Insitu's new ScanEagle 2 Unmanned Aerial System (Pic.: Insitu)
ScanEagle 2's propulsion system is the first reciprocating internal combustion propulsion system designed and manufactured specifically for Small-Unmanned-Aircraft-Systems-class vehicles 
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Thales announces its new Sea Fire 500 multifunction fixed-array radar

At Euronaval 2014, Thales is announcing the development of its new multifunction naval radar, Sea Fire 500. With a fully solid-state fourpanel phased-array antenna, Sea Fire 500 is designed for large surface combatants. This new radar concept is the culmination of three years of advanced research into new radar technologies and architectures, conducted with the support from the French defence procurement agency (DGA). 
Thales' Sea Fire 500 multifunction fixed-array radar
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Sillinger and Chantier Bretagne Sud combine expertise to create ETELIUM company

Today at Euronaval 2014 exhibition, Sillinger, created in 1962 and specialized in the manufacturing of inflatable boats and structures, announces association with Chantier Bretagne Sud, Breton shipyard with a reknown know-how in the manufacturing of service ships for decades. 
Sillinger booth at Euronaval 2014
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IAI officially expands maritime surveillance radar family with the ELM-2022ES and the ELM-2022ML

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has expanded its best-selling Maritime Surveillance Radar family. Models of two new additions to this family - the ELM-2022ES radar and the ELM-2022ML lightweight radar - are displayed for the first time, at the Euronaval International Naval Defense and Maritime Exhibition, in Paris between October 27-31. (IAI stand C39-B32) 
IAI ELM-2022ES Airborne AESA Maritime Surveillance Radar
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SAAB showcases the Double Eagle Mk3 Propelled Variable Depth Sonar at Euronaval 2014

Swedish company SAAB has chosen the 24th Euronaval Naval Defence & Maritime Exhibition & Conference, which is held in Paris from 27 to 31st October, to exhibit for the first time a large range of naval remotely operated systems, such as the Double Eagle Mk3 Propelled Variable Depth Sonar (PVDS) Mk3. 
SAAB's Double Eagle Mk3 PVDS at Euronaval 2014

SAAB's Double Eagle Mk3 PVDS at Euronaval 2014
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Raytheon to provide Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems upgrade kits to Japanese Naval Forces

Today at Euronaval 2014 in Paris, Raytheon Company announces the signature of a multi-year bulk buy contract totaling over $200 million to provide Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS) upgrade kits, support equipment and hardware spares to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The CIWS is an integral element of Japan's Ship Self-Defense Program. 
Raytheon's PHALANX Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS)
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Seawolf introduces new special warfare boat, the STYX-FS

At Euronaval 2014, Seawolf, defense and security division of French manufacturer Pirenn S.A.S., showcases its special warfare boat, the STYX-FS. Due to Pirenn’s expertise and experience in maritime terms, this boat was designed from the top with the idea of being evolutional, sustainable with a convenient maintenance. 
Seawolf's STYX-FS special warfare boat at Euronaval 2014
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Sagem's MATIS SP thermal imager chosen for MBDA's SIMBAD RC air defense launchers

At Euronaval 2014 exhibition in Paris, Sagem (Safran) announced today have signed a contract with MBDA to supply several dozen Matis SP thermal imagers for Simbad RC (Remote Control) surface-to-air launcher stations to be delivered to an unidentified navy. 
Sagem (Safran) booth at Euronaval 2014
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Gabonese navy signs contract with PIRIOU for modernized P400-class and OPV50 vessels

At Euronaval 2014 exhibition, M. Ernest MPHOUHO EPIGAT, defence minister for the Gabonese Republic, and M. Pascal PIRIOU, chairman and CEO of PIRIOU, yesterday signed in the presence of M. Jean-Yves LE DRIAN, France’s defence minister, a contract to supply two offshore patrol vessels to the Gabonese Navy. 
PIRIOU OPV50 offshore patrol vessel (Pic.: Piriou)

P400 class 54m patrol vessel being modernized by Piriou Naval Services (Pic.: Piriou)
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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Major DCNS innovations, presented at EURONAVAL 2014, improve submarine capabilities

At Euronaval 2014, DCNS is unveiling major innovations in three key areas – improved submerged endurance, enhanced surface intelligence gathering, and deployment of unmanned underwater vehicles – to improve the performance and safety of conventional-propulsion submarines. All these new developments illustrate the unique expertise and innovative potential of DCNS teams.

DCNS Vipère multifunction buoy presented at EURONAVAL 2014

Fuel-cell 2nd generation section for Scorpene-type submarines first revealed at EURONAVAL 2014

Singapore to strengthen its national security using tethered surveillance balloon with radar

Singapore is strengthening its national security using a tethered surveillance balloon filled with radar equipment, said the Defense Minister. The new technology, a tethered aerostat, allows Singapore to compensate for the difficulties presented to its defense capabilities by its small size and terrain.
Tethered aerostats were deployed by U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Thales unveils PASTOR, a unique counter-piracy service solution

At Euronaval 2014, Thales is unveiling PASTOR, a unique service solution to protect vessels against piracy. Primarily designed for shipping companies, this high-level services solution is based on a combination of early warning, prevention and deterrence systems. 
Thales' PASTOR protection system is designed around a set of proven products and systems to protect vessels, cargoes and crews quickly and effectively during the day and at night
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GE Marine presents complete range of marine gas turbines at Euronaval 2014

During Euronaval 2014, which is held in Paris from 27 to 31st October, GE Marine, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aeroderivative marine gas turbines, is showcasing complete range of gas turbines from 6,000 to 57,300 shaft horsepower (shp). GE gas turbines -- the LM500, LM2500, LM2500+, LM2500+G4, and the LM6000 -- are excellent prime movers for mechanical drive, hybrid, or all electric propulsion systems. 

General Electric Marine's booth at Euronaval 2014
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Rafael adapts its SPIKE NLOS long range missile for naval warfare

During Euronaval 2014 in Paris, Rafael is highlighting naval variant of its newest ultra- long range, high-impact SPIKE missile. The SPIKE Family consists of missiles suited for land, air and sea platforms, multiple ranges and a variety of targets. The missiles in this family have sophisticated electro-optic CCD or IIR sensors for day/night all-weather operation, as well as a tandem warhead. Their lofted trajectories enable the warhead to strike the target at its most vulnerable location with pinpoint precision. 
Rafael SPIKE "Non-Line Of Sight" (NLOS) long range guided missile mounted on naval platform 
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Nexter of France to deliver 12 Aravis 4x4 multipurpose heavily armoured vehicles to Gabon.

Philippe Burtin, CEO of Nexter, signed October 29, 2014, a contract in the presence of the French and Gabonese Ministers of Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Ernest Mpouho Epigat, to supply the Gabonese Republic with 12 highly protected 4x4 vehicles ARAVIS®.
Nexter Aravis 4x4 multipurpose heavily protected armoured vehicle fitted with Nexter remotely controlled 20mm turret ARX20.
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MSI-Defence System reveals its new SEAHWK UL (Ultra-Lite) remote weapon platform

During EURONAVAL 2014, MSI-Defence Systems Ltd, one of the world leader in the supply of small/medium calibre Naval Gun Systems, has revealed for the first time its SEAHAWK Ultra-Lite (UL).

SEAHAWK UL is for the firt time revealed at EURONAVAL 2014 

Russia will deliver four S-300 surface-to-air defense missile systems to Belarus for end of 2014.

Russia will deliver four S-300 surface-to-air defense missile systems to Belarus by the end of this year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday, October 29, 2014. In July 2014, Russia’s Defense Ministry has signed a contract for giving S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Belarus.
Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air defense missile system
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Raytheon and L-3 complete second successful firing of TALON Rocket Remote Weapon System

Raytheon Company and L-3 demonstrated a second successful test of the TALON Rocket Remote Weapon System (TALON RRWS), an innovative and cost-effective defense solution for small vessel protection. 

TALON is developed from the legacy 2.75-inch Hydra-70 unguided rockets

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PIRIOU selects iXBlue’s QUADRANS for the French Navy B2M multi-mission ship program

PIRIOU selects iXBlue’s QUADRANS as reference gyrocompass for the French Navy B2M multi-mission ship program as iXBlue QUADRANS sales tops 400 units since launch. For each vessel, iXBlue will supply the complete navigation suite, including QUADRANS gyrocompass, NETANS data distribution and processing unit, and the warfare navigation software.

iXBlue’s QUADRANS is selected by Piriou to equipped its B2M

iXBlue’s QUADRANS exhibitat EURONAVAL 2014

Seventh Armoured Brigade of Israeli army will be equipped with Merkava IV Trophy tanks.

The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Seventh Armoured brigade is in the midst of a modernization process that will see all tank battalions equipped with the Merkava Mark IV tank by 2016, a senior army source said Tuesday, October 28, 2014. The seventh brigade’s Fourth Battalion is an engineering corps unit, and the brigade is also supplemented by a specialized infantry company that travels in armored vehicles.
Israeli Army Merkava IV main battle tank with Trophy active protection system 
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Airbus Defence & Space showcases its maritime optronic products at EURONAVAL 2014

During EURONAVAL 2014, Airbus Defence & Space presents its optics and optronics systems for naval applications. Airbus DS developed submarines systems as well as surface system. The twin optronic mast solution, with OMS 110 and OMS 200, is highlighed as an unprecedented awareness for submarine systems, as well as the MEOS II optronic unit for surface systems.

MEOS II optronic unit for surface systems highlighted at Airbus DS Optronics's booth

OMS 110 and OMS 200 presented together at Airbus DS Optronics's booth at EURONAVAL 2014
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STX France unveils a new corvette concept on the occasion of Euronaval 2014

Key event of the experts in naval defense, maritime safety and security, Euronaval exhibition, which takes places this week in France, is the perfect occasion for STX France to unveil its new corvette concept. Called DEFENDSEAS, this concept arises from a R&D program launched in 2013.

STX France introduces its DEFENDSEAS corvette concept at EURONAVAL 2014  
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EPCOTS unveils its latest innovation: the naval tactical table M2T32

The naval tactical table PCAP (Projected Capacitive) M2T32 is displayed and allow users to test the unique features and capabilities offered by this new solution: high touch precision, multi touch capabilities, modularity and robustness will provide a unique tool for Command and Control, navigation and ISR applications.

EPCOTS - M2T32 Tactical table 32'' PCAP Technology presented at EURONAVAL 2014

Cooperation agreement between DCNS and Airbus Defence and Space for the TANAN UAS

As part of the 2014 Euronaval exhibition, Airbus Defence and Space and DCNS signed a cooperation agreement on Tuesday 28 October 2014 in Paris to develop a ship-based helicopter UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) capability. This technological partnership will help to speed up the market release of the TANAN vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) tactical helicopter UAS, as it takes into account the naval sector’s requirements and the aircraft’s efficient integration onto all types of armed vessels from the outset.

TANAN UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) exposed at DCNS stand at EURONAVAL 2014

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Rosoboronexport presents its new naval products at EURONAVAL 2014

During Euronaval 2014, Rosoboronexport, subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation, presents some of its new ships which will draw the attention of the traditional and budding partners. Some of the great success of Russian naval industry are exhibited, as some of possible future success.

Project 22356 Admiral Gorshkov Class at EURONAVAL 2014

Project 677E Amur-1650 diesel-electric submarine exposed at EURONAVAL 2014  
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Rafael showcases a new "naval" Iron Dome: the C-DOME Naval Point Defense System

Israeli manufacturer Rafael chose to showcase for the first time the C-DOME Naval Point Defense System at the largest naval exhibition in the world: Euronaval 2014, which is held from 27 to 31 October in Paris. 
Rafael C-DOME Naval Point Defense System at Euronaval 2014
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Russia will have full radar coverage of the Arctic region this year.

Russia will have full radar coverage of the Arctic region this year, while next year it will be ready “to meet unwanted guests” both from the north and from the east, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. He said Russia was expanding military presence in the Arctic region, building infrastructure on its islands.
Russian soldiers at military exercise in the Arctic region.
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SOCARENAM Shipyard presents its products during EURONAVAL 2014

French company SOCARENAM is a specialized shipyard that products a large range of ships from 15 to 80 meters. At EURONAVAL 2014, SOCARENAM highlights its Patrol Vessel Range. This design was chosen by the Naval Component of the Belgian Navy for the Ready Duty Ship (RDS) program. The first RDS, the P901 Castor was delivered in July 2014. The second, the Pollux will join its sister-ship in the first half of 2015.

Starboard of the SOCARENAM Ready Duty Ship at EURONAVAL 2014  

OTO Melara offers new short range defense solution: the HITROLE 20mm

Today at Euronaval 2014, Oto Melara has unveiled its new HITROLE® - 20mm RWS, which is a modern, fully stabilized, electrically operated and remotely controlled naval weapon system, fitted with a multi barrels cannon, which can represent an effective, short range self defense for small boats as well as the secondary armament for any class of ship. 
OTO Melara HITROLE® - 20mm remotely controlled naval weapon system
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Iran has unveiled a new home-made 20mm anti-helicopter and anti-armoured gun Arash

Arash, a 20mm shoulder-launched gun, was unveiled in an exhibition of the weapons and equipment of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force. The new Iranian-made anti-helicopter gun, 'Arash',can be used against ground and armored targets and enemy trenches.
Iranian-made Arash 20mm anti-armoured/anti-helicopter gun.
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