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ADEX 2017: Lockheed Martin drops Viking offer to South Korea

Gareth Jennings - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
18 October 2017

http://www.janes.com/article/75004/adex-2017-lockheed-martin-drops-viking-offer-to-south-korea
   
Lockheed Martin will no longer offer refurbished S-3 Viking anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft to South Korea, saying that budgetary pressures and the increased underwater threat posed by Pyonyang meant the platform was no longer appropriate for the requirement.

Lockheed had hoped to sell surplus US Navy S-3B Viking ASW aircraft to South Korea, but budgetary pressures and an increase in the North Korean submarine threat have caused the company to withdraw the offer. (US Navy)
Lockheed had hoped to sell surplus US Navy S-3B Viking ASW aircraft to South Korea, but budgetary pressures and an increase in the North Korean submarine threat have caused the company to withdraw the offer. (US Navy)

Speaking on 18 October at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition 2017, the company’s senior business development official in South Korea, John Balderston, said that plans exclusively revealed by Jane’s in 2013 to equip the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) with retired US Navy Viking aircraft were no longer compatible with either the service’s budgetary priorities or its enhanced ASW requirements, and as such the proposal had been withdrawn.

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Discussions about all nations and places / Re: ADEX 2017
« Last post by adroth on Today at 05:39:02 PM »
ADEX 2017: Leonardo waits on South Korean helicopter requests

Gareth Jennings - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
18 October 2017

http://www.janes.com/article/74989/adex-2017-leonardo-waits-on-south-korean-helicopter-requests
   
Leonardo is waiting on the South Korean government to issue requests for proposals (RFPs) for three key rotary-wing requirements and a contract decision on a fourth as it looks to expand its presence in the country.

The Republic of Korea Navy has already received eight Lynx Wildcat helicopters, and the type is to be submitted for a potential follow-on contract for 12 more. (Republic of Korea Navy)
The Republic of Korea Navy has already received eight Lynx Wildcat helicopters, and the type is to be submitted for a potential follow-on contract for 12 more. (Republic of Korea Navy)

Speaking to Jane’s at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX) 2017 being held on the outskirts of the South Korean capital, Leonardo officials said that RFPs are expected for a further batch of maritime anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters under the MRH programme, for a counter-mine helicopter under the Airborne Mine Counter-Measures (AMCM) programme, and for a Lynx Mk99 upgrade effort. Further to these three pending requirements, the company is expecting a contract decision on the THX helicopter trainer requirement for which it has been shortlisted.

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Submarines and ASW / Re: AW-159 Wildcat Naval Helicopters
« Last post by adroth on Today at 05:38:35 PM »
ADEX 2017: Leonardo waits on South Korean helicopter requests

Gareth Jennings - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
18 October 2017

http://www.janes.com/article/74989/adex-2017-leonardo-waits-on-south-korean-helicopter-requests
   
Leonardo is waiting on the South Korean government to issue requests for proposals (RFPs) for three key rotary-wing requirements and a contract decision on a fourth as it looks to expand its presence in the country.

The Republic of Korea Navy has already received eight Lynx Wildcat helicopters, and the type is to be submitted for a potential follow-on contract for 12 more. (Republic of Korea Navy)
The Republic of Korea Navy has already received eight Lynx Wildcat helicopters, and the type is to be submitted for a potential follow-on contract for 12 more. (Republic of Korea Navy)

Speaking to Jane’s at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX) 2017 being held on the outskirts of the South Korean capital, Leonardo officials said that RFPs are expected for a further batch of maritime anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters under the MRH programme, for a counter-mine helicopter under the Airborne Mine Counter-Measures (AMCM) programme, and for a Lynx Mk99 upgrade effort. Further to these three pending requirements, the company is expecting a contract decision on the THX helicopter trainer requirement for which it has been shortlisted.

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Discussions about all nations and places / Re: ADEX 2017
« Last post by adroth on Today at 05:19:06 PM »
ADEX 2017: F-35 makes South Korean show debut | IHS Jane's 360 - 16 October 2017
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The Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) made its debut appearance at this year’s Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX), giving South Korea a sneak-preview of its future fighter while providing a timely warning to Pyongyang on US regional capabilities and resolve.


One of the two USAF F-35As that has made the journey from Hill AFB in Utah to Seoul for the type's ADEX debut. (IHS Markit / Gareth Jennings)
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Mla Bulletin : Philippine Navy frigate arrives in Malaysia for exercise

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The Philippine Navy (PN) Frigate Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Andres Bonifacio (FF17) berthed at Region 1, Kuantan Naval Base in Malaysia to participate in the Maritime Training Activity (MTA) MALPHI LAUT 20/17 with the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) from October 16 to 25, 2017.

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Captain Dennis Rommel G. Quinos, commander of the Naval Task Group (NTG) 80.5, said Philippine Navy personnel involved in the MTA came from different PN units that composed the members of Naval Task Group (NTG) 80.5 that includes the crew of FF17, Agusta Westland 109 Helicopter, Naval Special Operations Team, Marine Special Operation Team, Medical team, Dental team, Naval chaplain and other Port Service Directorate members.

He said the PN contingents were accorded a welcome ceremony by Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) officers of the Naval Region 1 on their arrival in Kuantan Naval Base on Oct. 13, 2017.

The PN contingent is headed by Commodore  Albert A. Mogol (Commander, PN Fleet-Marine Ready Force), Captain Quinos, and Commander Julius E. Valdez paid a courtesy call on Laksamana Muda Datuk Mohd Reza bin Mohd Sany, Commander of the Naval Region 1, RMN, and the Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia, Charles C. Jose.

The NTG is scheduled to participate in the different phases of the bilateral training, conduct reciprocal reception and goodwill games with RMN counterparts.

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All photos courtesy of RMN Twitter account (@tldm_rasmi)

Arrival of BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) at Tg Gelang Naval Base, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia last Oct 13, 2017.



Oct 16. Opening ceremony of Ex MALPHI 20/17 in Tg.Gelang Naval Base


17 Oct. Sports and Socials



18 Oct. Pre-sailing Briefing.
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Discussions about all nations and places / ADEX 2017
« Last post by adroth on Today at 04:29:20 PM »
Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2017 (Seoul ADEX 2017)

http://www.seouladex.com/exhibitor/eng/main.asp



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Discussions about all nations and places / Swift Mk.III and Penguin SSM
« Last post by adroth on Today at 11:26:37 AM »
From: http://www.warboats.org/mk3.htm

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Missiles: The PB III was used to evaluate the Norwegian-developed Penguim SSM with four stowage/launcher containers being fitted on the after portion of the deck.

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AFP Organization, Services, and Units / DF-350 - Swift Mk.III
« Last post by adroth on Today at 11:04:35 AM »
From: http://www.warboats.org/mk3.htm

Builders: Marinette Marine, Wisc. and Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.

The PB Mk III was developed as a multi-mission inshore warfare craft for U.S. and foreign naval service.  The U.S. craft are operated by the active SBUs.

Classification: These craft are also designated as Special Warfare Craft, Medium (SWCM).  The Naval Systems Command designates these craft as PB Mk 3l however, they are listed as Mk III in the Fleet.

Design:  The Mk III is a modified commercial craft used to support offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.  These craft are of all-aluminum construction with their pilot house offset to starboard to provide maximum deck space for weapons and equipment.  The craft has low radar cross-section and quiet engines for clandestine operations.  Mission duration is up to five days.

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AFP Organization, Services, and Units / DF-349 - Swift Mk.III
« Last post by adroth on Today at 10:57:36 AM »
From: http://www.warboats.org/mk3.htm

Builders: Marinette Marine, Wisc. and Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.

The PB Mk III was developed as a multi-mission inshore warfare craft for U.S. and foreign naval service.  The U.S. craft are operated by the active SBUs.

Classification: These craft are also designated as Special Warfare Craft, Medium (SWCM).  The Naval Systems Command designates these craft as PB Mk 3l however, they are listed as Mk III in the Fleet.

Design:  The Mk III is a modified commercial craft used to support offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.  These craft are of all-aluminum construction with their pilot house offset to starboard to provide maximum deck space for weapons and equipment.  The craft has low radar cross-section and quiet engines for clandestine operations.  Mission duration is up to five days.

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