Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Military Space News .


Subscribe free to our newsletters via your




















FLOATING STEEL
BAE to support construction of second Thai patrol vessel
by Ryan Maass
Washington (UPI) Feb 03, 2016


BAE Systems to assist Bangkok Dock in the construction of its second 90-meter Offshore Patrol Vessel for the Royal Thai Navy.

Under the contract, the company will provide engineering support and advice during the construction process. BAE Systems Naval Ships commercial director Nigel Stewart says the contract helps strengthen the relationship between the company and Thailand's navy.

"This contract to support delivery of a second Offshore Patrol Vessel to the Royal Thai Navy is a clear endorsement of our versatile Offshore Patrol Vessel design," Stewart said in a statement. "With three of these ships already in service in Brazil and a further three Offshore Patrol Vessels under construction for the UK Royal Navy, our design continues to attract significant interest internationally."

The Royal Thai Navy received its first 90-meter patrol vessel from Bangkok Dock in 2013. The vessel, called HTMS KRABI, is a variant of the baseline BAE Systems design, and has completed roughly 1,000 days at sea with the navy.

BAE Systems has a technology transfer agreement with Bangkok Dock, an industrial partner based the country. Under that agreement, BAE Systems provides the design for the vessel and additional engineering and technological support.

The vessel is equipped with an air surveillance radar to track low-flying aircraft and assist in anti-smuggling operations. The boat is also armed with a 30mm small caliber gun and port-mounted 25mm guns, allowing personnel to engage fast inshore attack craft.

U.S. Army receives SOLAS 670 rescue boat from Willard Marine
Anaheim, Calif. (UPI) Jan 28, 2016 - Willard Marine delivered a SOLAS 670 rescue boat to the U.S. Army to support the USACE Dredge McFarland in Philadelphia.

The boat is fitted with a Volvo Penta D3 220hp inboard engine and a Hamilton Jet HJ2274 water jet. It can carry nine passengers and travel at speeds up to 26.5 knots. Willard Marine president and CEO Ulrich Gottschling says the design makes the boat ideal for rescue operations.

"In an emergency at sea, people need a rescue boat they can count on," Gottschling said in a statement.

In its service with the U.S. Army, the SOLAS 670 will support the USACE Dredge McFarland, which maintains the navigation channel of the Delaware River and Bay.

In addition to the Army, Willard Marine also manufactured SOLAS 670 vessels for the U.S. Military Sealift Command, the U.S. Navy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and others.

.


Related Links
Naval Warfare in the 21st Century






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
FLOATING STEEL
ADSB to build 8 patrol boats for Kuwait
Washington (UPI) Jan 25, 2016
Kuwait has awarded Abu Dhabi Ship Building a $70.7 million contract to build eight patrol boats as the country moves to boost its maritime defense capabilities. The order includes landing crafts and high-speed protection vessels. Khaleej Times reports the vessels will be used to protect Kuwait's territorial waters and maritime facilities. "The vessels will have high-level require ... read more


FLOATING STEEL
Deployment of US Defense System to Increase South Korea's Security

US missile interceptor and targeting system pass test

Japan orders military to prepare to destroy N. Korea missile

Missile Defense Agency orders more THAAD interceptors

FLOATING STEEL
Raytheon to research tactical missile capabilities

US says stands by Iran missile sanctions

Pakistan test-launches homegrown cruise missile: military

Orbital ATK producing alternative rocket warhead

FLOATING STEEL
US to deploy missile attack drones in South Korea

U.S. Army working on universal unmanned aircraft control interface

Air Force orders more Predator/Reaper training simulators

U.S. drone Gray Eagle to be deployed in South Korea

FLOATING STEEL
Harris wins place on military communications contract

General Dynamics MUOS-Manpack radio supports government testing of MUOS network

Raytheon to produce, test Navy Multiband Terminals

ADS to build one of two satellites for future COMSAT NG system

FLOATING STEEL
Lockheed Martin, AEC Sniper ATP center opens in Saudi Arabia

Denmark orders hundreds of Piranha 5 armored vehicles

Jordan to purchase Arlan armored vehicles from Kazakhstan

Navy successfully tests new system for unmanned vehicles

FLOATING STEEL
PZL challenges Polish MOD contract decision

Engility continues DOD classified engineering, intel support

Lockheed Martin to separate, combine businesses with Leidos

French, Indian leaders bid to shore up fighter deal

FLOATING STEEL
Polish minister urges stronger NATO presence in eastern Europe

China says US island sail-by 'dangerous and irreponsible'

China arrests fourth Japanese over spying: Tokyo

Boeing tapped new Air Force One work

FLOATING STEEL
Nano-coating makes coaxial cables lighter

Acoustic tweezers moves cells in three dimensions, builds structures

Reconfigurable origami tubes could find antenna, microfluidic uses

Nanoribbons show 'topological' transport, potential for new technologies




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News








The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2016 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.