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[*] posted on 10-7-2019 at 03:22 PM
Global Naval Transfers


New thread to cover transfers of warships and auxiliaries between navies...…..

Former PLAN frigate arrives in Sri Lanka

Gabriel Dominguez, London - Jane's Defence Weekly

09 July 2019

A former Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Jiangwei I (Type 053 H2G)-class frigate acquired by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) arrived at the Sri Lankan port of Colombo on 8 July: a little over a month after the vessel was formally transferred to the service.


Ex-PLAN frigate <I>Tongling</I>, which was formally handed over to the SLN on 5 June, arrived at the Sri Lankan port of Colombo on 8 July. (Sri Lanka Navy)

In a statement issued that same day the SLN said the refurbished 111.7 m-long and 12.4 m-wide vessel, which bears pennant number P 625, is scheduled to be commissioned “in the near future”.

The ship, which has a full-load displacement of 2,286 tonnes and a crew of 110 (including 18 officers), first entered service with the PLAN in 1994 under the name Tongling (542).

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Nicaragua commissions new Damen patrol vessels

Alejandro Sanchez, Washington, DC - Jane's Navy International

09 July 2019



Nicaragua’s naval force commissioned two Damen Stan Patrol 4207 patrol boats into service on 21 June.

Soberanía I (409) and Soberanía II (411) will be used to carry out maritime security and humanitarian and disaster relief operations in Nicaragua’s territorial waters.

Plans to acquire two Damen Stan Patrol 4207 craft from Damen were confirmed in December 2017. The ships are understood to have previously been operated by Jamaica until 2016 and were overhauled in the Netherlands.

According to the Nicaraguan military, the naval force seized 735 kg of cocaine and 134 kg of marijuana, among other narcotics, in various naval operations during 2018.

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Chile's frigate modernisation plans make progress

Jose Higuera, Santiago - Jane's Defence Weekly

17 October 2019


A view of part of the Chilean Navy’s Escuadra Nacional – the surface combat squadron – gathered at Valparaiso in 2018 for the navy’s 200th anniversary. In the foreground are two former Royal Navy Type 23 frigates acquired in 2005, while in the distance are three Dutch-built frigates procured in 2003. Source: Chilean Navy

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- Chile's acquisition of two former Australian frigates is expected to be agreed by the end of the year
- The modernisation of three former UK frigates is also making progress

With the procurement of two Adelaide-class frigates surplus to the needs of Australia and the modernisation of its three Cochrane-class multipurpose frigates, the Chilean Navy is giving shape to its future force of main surface combatants.

According to senior military sources in Santiago, the acquisition of the former HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Newcastle is expected to be finalised by the end of the year, with their transfer taking place in 2020.

The 4,267-tonne Australian frigates will replace two former Royal Netherlands Navy air defence frigates of the Jacob van Heemskerck class acquired in 2004 and known as the Latorre class in Chile.

Armed with SM-2MR Standard and ESSM surface-to-air missiles, the Australian-built, second-hand frigates will increase the range of the Chilean fleet's air defences substantially compared to the capacity of the SM-1MR-missile-carrying frigates currently in service.

Meanwhile, the modernisation of three former UK Royal Navy Type 23 frigates acquired in 2005, known as the Cochrane class in Chilean service, began in 2017 at the ASMAR naval shipyard in Talcahuano and is advancing apace. The vessels are being refitted and upgraded with new CMS 30 combat management systems provided by Lockheed Martin Canada, together withTRS-4D 3D radars from Hensoldt and the Sea Ceptor air defence missile system from MBDA.

The first modernised frigate, Almirante Cochrane , is currently undergoing acceptance trials. Work on the second Type 23, Almirante Lynch , began in May and the ship is expected to be back in service late in 2020, to be followed in 2022 by the third ship, Almirante Condell .

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[*] posted on 20-10-2019 at 10:01 AM


Interesting, they are stating the FFG purchase as a done deal, but there's been almost nothing public here in Oz.



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[*] posted on 21-10-2019 at 12:20 PM


The Spanish speaking media have been reporting this for a few weeks. They believe it to be a done deal.

https://www.infodefensa.com/latam/2019/10/04/noticia-armada-...
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[*] posted on 21-10-2019 at 12:56 PM


They are certainly gathering together a wide and representative collection of weapons systems and sensors.
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[*] posted on 21-10-2019 at 01:24 PM


My understanding is that the upgrades to the ex-RN Type 23s is taking longer than they can afford to wait, so they opted to buy the ex-RAN FFGs as they are still operational and don't need extensive upgrades. Therefore they will be in-service by the end of 2020.

Lockheed Martin details Chilean Navy Type 23 frigates upgrade
Following an extensive worldwide competitive tender, Lockheed Martin Canada was selected in 2017 to be the combat systems integrator for the Chilean Navy's three Type 23 frigates, leveraging its Canadian-developed combat management system, CMS 330.
This selection builds on the longstanding relationship between Chile and Canada and the countries’ two navies. It also represents Lockheed Martin’s global scale of expertise in naval systems integration and capability to support interoperability between allied countries.
In September 2005, three ex-Royal Navy Type 23 frigate were sold to Chile and renamed Almirante Cochrane (FF05), Almirante Condell (FF06), and Almirante Lynch (FF07). The value of the sale to Chilean Navy which includes the three ships, pre-sale sanitisation and maintenance, and training is £135 million (US$ 170 million).Lockheed Martin Canada is working alongside ASMAR Shipyard and DESA and executing two contracts with Chilean subcontractor DTS for the update of their ESM-RD-170 system and to support connectorization work onboard the T-23 frigates.
“Lockheed Martin Canada is an anchor employer in Halifax and Nova Scotia, and I am excited about the future work coming to Nova Scotia employees as a result of this latest export sale to Chile. The critical skills and expertise developed here in support of key naval programs positions us for continued economic growth. These valuable high tech jobs also attract top talent and offer exceptional opportunities for our local graduates,” said Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax.
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[*] posted on 21-10-2019 at 05:05 PM


Quote: Originally posted by unicorn  
Interesting, they are stating the FFG purchase as a done deal, but there's been almost nothing public here in Oz.


Speaking of things not mentioned here...

https://www.infodefensa.com/mundo/2019/10/17/noticia-navanti...

The translate tool won't let me do a cut and paste, but it mentions the purchase of 1-2 JSS type ships to be procured locally, or is this just the byproduct of a shitty translation?




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[*] posted on 21-10-2019 at 07:34 PM


Looks like a long-term replacement for Choules



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[*] posted on 21-10-2019 at 07:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by unicorn  
Looks like a long-term replacement for Choules


In addition to...……….I would hope!
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[*] posted on 21-10-2019 at 08:24 PM


Given its role as an amphibious logistic support ship, realistically, the RAN needs two to ensure one can be kept in service, so I'm hoping it is for another ship. Choules didn't enter service until 2006, so it is pretty premature to be thinking about a replacement, unless the ship was found to be fundamentally inadequate.



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[*] posted on 21-10-2019 at 08:41 PM


I doubt we'd get another from the Brits, as far as I understand it they now want to keep all three sister ships?
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[*] posted on 22-10-2019 at 10:15 AM


I understand that Choules provides useful capability, but the RAN would prefer purpose built vessels, rather than a UK RFA capability.

Much like Manoora and Kanimbla gave the RAN the chance to work out what they wanted to do with amphibious capability, and let them stick their toe in the multi-helicopter, well deck, world, leading them to Adelaide and Canberra, the same is true of Choules, it's given them an entree to the capability and helped define the way forward, so now they want more purpose designed capability.

It would also allow Choules to be re-purposed towards the Pacific support ship role that was promised to the South Pacific nations.


Here is the original English version of the original article.




PACIFIC 2019: Navantia Australia Unveils Joint Support Ship Design
At PACIFIC 2019, the naval defense exposition held last week in Sydney, Australia, Navantia Australia, the local branch of Spanish shipbuilding group Navantia, unveiled a new Joint Support Ship (JSS) design for both the domestic and export market.
Xavier Vavasseur 13 Oct 2019

The JSS was fully designed in-house by Navantia Australia’s new design center of excellence based in Melbourne. This facility was opened in 2018 with the aim of increasing the sovereign capability of Navantia Australia.

The JSS was designed with an upcoming need of the Royal Australian Navy in mind, that Navantia Australia expects will come out in late 2020. The Australian need is likely to be for 1 or 2 units. Navantia Australia believes the JSS could answer some needs on the export market as well: For example a shorter version of the ship unveiled at PACIFIC 2019 could answer the Royal Malaysian Navy MRSS (Multi Role Support Ship) requirement.




“That ship is aimed at meeting a new market need, it is a sovereign, Australian, design. It will be fully exportable worldwide from Navantia Australia”

David Sippel, Corporate Director, Navantia Australia

Navantia Australia’s JSS design combines 70% of the load capacity of HMAS Choules LPD and 70% of the fuel capacity of the now decommissioned HMAS Success AOR. The Melbourne-based design team used the Galicia-class LPD as a base and came up with the JSS fulfilling the requirements.

The JSS has a capacity to embark a 300 strong force, up to 500 tons of vehicles, 3600 tons marine diesel capacity, 600 tons of aviation fuel and 400 tons of fresh water. The flight deck and hangar can accommodate 2 NH90 type helicopters. The well deck can launch and recover two LLCs. Navantia Australia is hopeful to keep the crew size below 160 sailors. The JSS comes with full medical facilities (dental, X-ray, operating rooms, critical unit intensive care ward etc…)



Navantia Australia’s JSS
The design has a length of 176 meters, a beam of 25 meters. JSS has a maximum speed of 20 knots and a range of 6,000 nautical miles

The CGI unveiled by Navantia Australia at PACIFIC 2019 featured two PHALANX CIWS, decoy launchers, a multifunction radar and two fueling stations (one port, one starboard side).




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[*] posted on 22-10-2019 at 12:21 PM


No visible provision for coop-eng ESSM 8-pack, they sure put a lot of faith in Phalanx and decoys. I hope they have plans to add a VLS 8-packs in service (if built). Ammunition/cargo, hospital and C&C seems to describe the intent. Not sure I'd want ammunition replenishment and a hospital in the same hull.
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[*] posted on 22-10-2019 at 12:34 PM


Basically the same armament as Canberra and Adelaide, like those ships they use the displacement for their primary role and rely on their escorts, rather than trying to be the air defence warship they're not.



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[*] posted on 22-10-2019 at 12:43 PM


Yep. Probably should insert your English version post in the RAN thread too.
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