Daily News

last updated on 24 April

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This page is to feature daily news bullets on international navies (and beyond these on developing crises), as they are published on the Internet. Updates dependent on availability of the editor,  usually every work-day in late morning (German time). Given dates usually eflect the time of an event, not of media reporting it. Please, note that these news are just a “snapshot in time”, with some of them requiring verification or  updates.

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20 April

USA
During a ceremony in Key West (Florida), the US Coast Guard takes delivery of its 23rd SENTINEL class fast response cutter, „Benjamin Dailey“ (1123)

21 April

FRANCE
The MoD has authorized DCNS to „begin construction“ of five new medium-size (4,000ts) frigates FTI (Fregate de Taille Intermediaire) ... lead ship to be delivered in 2023 with commissioning scheduled in 2025
(rmks: replacement to older LA FAYETTE class frigates)

INDIA
In a „first“, the Indian Navy  successfully test-fired a land-attack version of the supersonic Brahmos anti-ship missile ... launched from frigate „Teg“ in the Bay of Bengal at a target ashore

PIRACY
Horn of Africa: Multinational Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 conducted anti-piracy exercises off Somalia ... participants included destroyer „Teruzuki“ (Japan), destroyer „Choe Yeong“ (South Korea), frigate „Monmouth“ (UK), and dock landing ship „Carter Hall“ (USA)

RUSSIA

  • Yantar (Kaliningrad) has laid the keel for „Voyvod“, the lead ship of 111m/7,500ts paramilitary Project 23700 rescue ships ordered by Ministry of Industry and Trade ... to be delivered in Nov 2019
  • (Re)construction of military installations on Arctic Franz-Josef Land and New Siberian Islands to be completed this year

UNITED KINGDOM

  • The Royal Navy will establish new Maritime Operations Commando Unit ... counter-terrorist special forces with some 450 troops from 42 Commando Royal Marines (Plymouth), and liaison officers from the SAS and the Special Boat Service ... will defend Britain's coast (and if required also deploy abroad) from terrorist attacks by sea
  • First steel cut at BAe Systems‘ Govan Shipyard (Scotland) for 4th new offshore patrol vessel, future „Spey“

USA
A F/A-18E fighter jet operating from aircraft carrier „Carl Vinson“ crashed on approach to landing; pilot ejected and was safely recovered ... „Carl Vinson“ currently in the Celebes Sea (south of Philippines), headed for the Sea of Japan (Korean peninsula)

22 April

IRAN
The IRGC (Pasdaran Sea) has taken delivery of a „large quantity“ of new Nasir anti-ship missiles ... successfully tested during recent „Velayat 95“ exercise ... can be fired from land or ships/boats, incl. small speed boats

RUSSIA

  • St. Petersburg's 2011 plans to build a new large (naval) shipbuilding complex on Kotlin Island have been abandoned for good
  • Baltic Fleet oceanographic reserach ship „Admiral Vladimirskiy“ arrives in Monaco on a scheduled visit ... on deployment to the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean

USA
Austal (Mobile, Alabama) delivers the 8th expeditionary fast transport ship T-EPF-8 „Yuma“ to the US Navy

23 April

CHINA

  • In Dailan the Chinese Navy’s second aircraft carrier (001A CV-17; allegedly to be named „Shandong“) is being prepared for launching ... painting complete, scaffolding removed, flooding of building dock has begun
  • An East China Sea Fleet task group with destroyer „Changchun“, frigate „Jingzhou“ and replenishment ship „Chao Hu“ sails from Shanghai on a nearly 6-month cruise to Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania, with visits scheduled to more than 20 countries

EGYPT (multinational)
Egyptian Navy, US Navy, and more participants from Italy, Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE begin several-day maritime security and search&rescue exercise "Tahyat al-Nesr 2017" (Eagle Tribute) in the Red Sea ... no specifics on participating ships

NORTH KOREA (incl. related)

  • The US Navy’s „Carl Vinson“ Carrier Strike Group in „waters south of Japan“ has been joined by Japanese Navy destroyers „Samidare“ and „Ashigara“ ... conduct exercises while jointly continuing towards the Sea of Japan /Korean peninsula
  • With usual state propaganda, North Korea says the „US have gone seriously mad“ and threatens to sink the US aircraft carrier „in a merciless single strike“

UPCOMING / PLANNED EVENTS

RUSSIA (Sep)
Overhaul/modernization of aircraft carrier „Admiral Kuznetsov“ will begin in September at 35th Shipyard Zvezdochka subsidy in Roslyakovo (Murmansk) ... estimated costs US$ 700 million ... „all electrical and mechanical plants“ to be overhauled, flight deck „modernized“ ...work to be completed by end 2020 ... SS-N-19 missiles to be replaced with Kalibr-NK land-attack capable cruise missiles

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