USS Bunker Hill to Return to San Diego

first_img Training & Education USS Bunker Hill to Return to San Diego View post tag: News by topic May 23, 2012 The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) is scheduled to return to San Diego, May 23, after a deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.Bunker Hill, along with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Halsey (DDG 97), got underway on Nov. 30, 2011, for a deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. “The Bunker Hill team is excited to return home to San Diego after completing a very successful deployment. The crew executed a broad spectrum of missions over the last six months while serving as Air Defense Commander for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1,” said Capt. Michael Ford, commanding officer of Bunker Hill. “During the course of our six-month deployment, we supported Operation Enduring Freedom, participated in multi-national exercises with key strategic partners, and supported theater security cooperation efforts in multiple areas.”After a transit through the Pacific Ocean, conducting training and patrols, Bunker Hill arrived in the North Arabian Sea for three months of operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During that time the strike group provided air support to coalition ground troops deployed to Afghanistan.In April, after completing its time in the Middle East, Bunker Hill participated in Malabar 2012, an annual exercise with the Indian Navy. In preparation for the at-sea portion of the exercise, Bunker Hill conducted a port visit to the city of Chennai, the fourth largest city in India. During the visit, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 1, Rear Adm. T. K. Shannon, hosted a reception aboard Bunker Hill. The event brought together distinguished visitors from the Indian navy and Chennai society, along with U.S. Navy and U.S. government officials, for an evening of goodwill and cooperation.The Indian navy and strike group then spent a week operating at sea conducting maneuvering drills and joint boarding team operations, as well as air, surface and sub-surface interoperability training.Bunker Hill also made port visits to a variety of other locations during the course of the deployment including Guam; Hong Kong; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Fremantle, Australia and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. During these visits, Bunker Hill Sailors took part in a wide variety of community relations projects ranging from structure preservation and sporting events to interaction with learning-disabled students. “Community relations projects gave Bunker Hill Sailors an opportunity to interact with the local people at each port of call while volunteering their time,” said Lt. James Dewey, Bunker Hill’s chaplain.This was Bunker Hill’s second Western Pacific/Arabian Gulf deployment in the last 18 months, having served as the primary escort for USS Carl Vinson since 2010.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 23, 2012 View post tag: Bunker Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Diego View post tag: Naval View post tag: San View post tag: Return View post tag: Hill View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Bunker Hill to Return to San Diego last_img read more

Combat systems installation completed on Indonesian frigate

first_img March 18, 2020, by Damen: Combat systems installation, trials completed on Indonesia’s 2nd SIGMA frigate Share this article Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Damen: Combat systems installation, trials completed on Indonesia’s 2nd SIGMA frigate navaltoday View post tag: Damen View post tag: Indonesian Navy Damen Shipyards Group and its partner PT PAL recently completed installation and testing of combat systems to the second of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence’s SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigates, the KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai (332).The PKR frigates are constructed via a modular process operating simultaneously at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in the Netherlands and the PT PAL shipyard in Indonesia.This method enables Damen to fullfil its commitment to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence to deliver a knowledge and transfer of technology (ToT) programme.A significant part of this transfer programme is the installation of combat systems along with provision of training to the crew in their usage and maintenance.“From the outset of this project DSNS and our partner Thales Netherlands have been fully committed to the development of the Indonesian defence industry and its supporting sectors. This commitment is demonstrated with a series of ToT and local content programmes starting in 2013 when project execution commenced,” Hein van Ameijden, managing director of DSNS, commented.The combat systems installed and tested include the following:• VL MICA for defence from airborne threats;• Exocet for defence from offensive targets at greater distance;• Torpedo system for protection against submarine threat;• 35mm rapid-fire cannon to respond to threats from both air and sea;• Electronic detection system to divert enemy attacks with electromagnetic redirection;• Modification of the computer operated operational system in order to operate the above.The final phase prior to handover was successfully completed on February 21 with sea-going trials – the sea acceptance test (SAT). The purpose of this was to demonstrate that installations throughout the entire chain of weapons systems meet desired efficiency and accuracy.“All our prior efforts paid off. Already at the start of the tests it was clear that installation had been carried out with great precision during construction and that preparatory alignment activities and agreements had been carefully followed.”“The second PKR vessel achieved similar results to the first one. This demonstrates that the complete concept implemented in the SIGMA PKR Class can be considered reliable and robust,” Van Ameijden concluded.The 105-metre, 2,365 tonne PKR frigates are designed to undertake a range of missions in and beyond Indonesian waters. Their primary mission is anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. However, they are also equipped for maritime security, search and rescue, and humanitarian support tasks.Related:Indonesian Navy commissions second SIGMA frigate KRI I Gusti Ngurah RaiIndonesian Navy receives first SIGMA 10514 guided missile frigatelast_img read more