US Naval Surface Forces commander looks to expand condition-based maintenance
19 October 2021
by Michael Fabey
Having required the inclusion of condition-based maintenance plus (CBM+) in the development of the US Navy (USN) Constellation-class guided-missile frigate (FFG 62), the service is looking to expand CBM+ principles to other surface ships, according to Vice Admiral Roy Kitchener, commander of Naval Surface Forces and Pacific Fleet Naval Surface Force.
Turkey successfully test fires new indigenous 76/62mm naval gun
03 December 2021
by Lale Sariibrahimoglu
Turkey successfully conducted a second land-based live test-firing of its indigenous 76/62 mm naval gun at the Karapınar shooting range in central Konya province on 2 December, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced.
The latest test follows a first firing on 10 November.
The national 76/62 mm naval gun is being developed jointly by state-owned gun and ammunication manufacturer Machine and Chemical Industry Inc (MKE) and the Shipyards General Directorate in partnership with private sector companies İğrek Makine (Machine), Anzatsan Mühendislik (Engineering), and Ermaksan Teknoloji (Technology).
Navantia starts work on reinforced cyber-security system for Spanish Navy's S-80 subs
02 December 2021
by David Ing
Navantia has started work with Telefónica Tech to develop a reinforced cyber-security system for the S-80-class submarines it is building for the Spanish Navy.
It will be incorporated in the final phase of construction and offers a high level of commonality with the systems to be installed in the Spanish Navy's upcoming F-110 frigates, the state-owned shipbuilder said on 30 November.
According to Navantia it will handle the cyber-defence “wardrobes” for each of the four submarines, along with the engineering of the systems and integration of the main systems.
As the Argentine and Peruvian navies revamp their struggling submarine fleets, the two countries' maritime forces are focusing on joint training to help retain their subsea operational capability.
Joint training programmes aboard Peruvian submarines have become a catalyst to increase training ties between the navies of Argentina and Peru. Educational exchanges of naval personnel and joint training are not uncommon and the most recent wrinkle includes putting Argentine sailors aboard Peruvian submarines for training.
The Power of Geography: A conversation with Tim Marshall
In this episode of the Janes podcast, Tim Marshall, journalist and author of The Power of Geography, in conversation with Terry Pattar, examine how our politics, demographics, economies and societies are determined by geography.
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