Surface Navy 2022: HII achieves Aegis light-off for destroyer Jack H Lucas
13 January 2022
by Michael Fabey
The Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) reported on 12 January that it had reached the successful Aegis light-off milestone on the US Navy's (USN's) first Flight III Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS
Jack H Lucas
This milestone marks the beginning of combat system testing as shipbuilders ready the ship for propulsion tests, George Nungesser, vice-president, Program Management at Ingalls Shipbuilding, said on 12 January at a media roundtable during the Surface Navy Association National Symposium, which started on 11 January in Arlington, Virginia.
Turkish Navy commissions first intelligence-gathering ship
18 January 2022
by Lale Sariibrahimoglu
(A-591) will be used by Turkey's National Intelligence Organization for signal and electronic intelligence missions while also meeting the test and training vessel requirements of the Turkish Navy.
(Cem Devrim Yaylali)
Turkey's first dedicated intelligence-gathering ship, TCG
(A-591), was officially commissioned into service at Istanbul Shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul, on 14 January, İsmail Demir, head of Turkey's Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB), has announced.
The Republic of China Navy (RoCN) has commissioned its second fast minelaying vessel.
The ship was commissioned in a ceremony attended by President Tsai Ing-wen on 14 January. The vessel has been designated ‘Fast Mine Laying Boat-2' with pennant marking FMLB-2.
The RoCN commissioned its first fast minelayer, FMLB-1, in December 2020 and received FMLB-2 in September 2021. The vessel displaces 347 tonnes at full load with an overall length of 41 m and an overall beam of 8.8 m. It is powered by two diesel engines and can attain a top speed of 14 kt.
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