Thyssenkrupp might shed naval business

by Marc Selinger

Thyssenkrupp's naval products include the F125 frigate. (Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems)

German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp is exploring divesting its Marine Systems (TKMS) business to facilitate consolidation in the fragmented European naval shipbuilding industry.

One option under consideration is to combine TKMS with another shipbuilder, Thyssenkrupp said on 2 December. Another is to turn TKMS into a standalone entity, which could ultimately lead to a merger with another shipbuilder. The TKMS review is in an early stage, according to Thyssenkrupp CEO Martina Merz.

TKMS builds submarines, surface ships, and electronic systems for naval customers. In fiscal year (FY) 2020–21, which ended on 30 September 2021, the business generated sales of EUR2 billion (USD2.3 billion), an 11.1% increase from the previous year, fuelled by surface ship deliveries to the German and Israeli navies. Its adjusted earnings before interest and taxes rose 30% to EUR26 million, and its order intake more than tripled to EUR6.7 billion.


Get the full article by
Already a Janes subscriber? Keep reading


Indonesia commissions purpose-built hospital ship, trimaran attack craft

by Ridzwan Rahmat

The Indonesian Navy has commissioned its second purpose-built hospital ship and a trimaran hull fast attack craft.

The vessels were inducted into service at a commissioning ceremony in Surabaya on 14 January. The hospital ship has been named KRI Dr Wahidin Sudirohusodo with pennant number 991 and the fast attack craft has been christened KRI Golok with hull number 688.

Dr Wahidin Sudirohusodo is a 124 m-long vessel that has been built according to PT PAL's landing platform dock (LPD)-like multirole vessel design. It was laid down by the state-owned shipbuilder in October 2019 and launched in January 2021.

The vessel can accommodate a crew of up to 120, including 18 aviation-specific personnel. It can also embark up to three helicopters, two ambulance boats, one rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB), and one landing craft for vehicles and personnel.

During medical and humanitarian relief missions, the hospital ship can also embark an additional 89 hospital staff, 163 bedridden patients, and 280 seated evacuees. The ship has also been equipped to conduct 11 major medical procedures and built with separate facilities for Covid-19 patients.

Meanwhile, Golok


Get the full article by
Already a Janes subscriber? Keep reading


Surface Navy 2020: Raytheon anticipates delivering AN/SPY-6(V)3 fixed phase radar in second quarter

by Michael Fabey

The first AN/SPY-6(V)3 fixed phase Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) is expected to be delivered in the second quarter for installation in the aircraft carrier John F Kennedy . (Michael Fabey)

Raytheon expects to deliver the first AN/SPY-6(V)3 fixed phase Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) during the second quarter of 2022, Scott Spence, company Naval Radar Program Area Director, told Janes .

The first radar of the variant, which is contracted for Ford-class aircraft carriers and the Constellation-class guided-missile frigates (FFGs), is set to be delivered to carrier John F Kennedy (CVN 79), now being built at Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding, Spence said on 6 January during an interview in advance of the Surface Navy Association National Symposium, which started on 11 January in Arlington, Virginia.

“It's going through final testing at our facility,” Spence said, “after completing flight tests at Wallops [Island naval testing centre in Virginia].”


Get the full article by
Already a Janes subscriber? Keep reading


Surface Navy 2022: HII achieves Aegis light-off for destroyer Jack H Lucas

by Michael Fabey

The Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) reported on 12 January that it had reached the successful Aegis light-off milestone on the US Navy's (USN's) first Flight III Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Jack H Lucas (DDG 125).

This milestone marks the beginning of combat system testing as shipbuilders ready the ship for propulsion tests, George Nungesser, vice-president, Program Management at Ingalls Shipbuilding, said on 12 January at a media roundtable during the Surface Navy Association National Symposium, which started on 11 January in Arlington, Virginia.

The centrepiece of the new Flight III combat system is the new AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR). To better prepare for working with the new equipment, Ingalls Shipbuilding changed its model for Jack H Lucas , Nungesser added.

“SPY-6 is the new toy on the ship,” he pointed out. “We lit off SPY-6 about 12 weeks earlier than we have for Flight IIA [Arleigh Burke-class destroyers], to make sure we had time.”

Before lighting off the radar and combat system, shipbuilders ensure the proper hookups for power, water, and cooling, he noted.

Lucas


Get the full article by
Already a Janes subscriber? Keep reading


https://janescom-stg.sitefinity.cloud/defence-news/naval-weapons/latest/thyssenkrupp-might-shed-naval-business

German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp is exploring divesting its Marine Systems (TKMS) busines...

Latest Podcasts

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. Tim Marshall w...

Listen now

How to become an effective leader with Lt Col Langley Sharp

Cryptocurrency and Terrorist Financing in the Middle East and North Africa

Incorporating OSINT into the Defence Intelligence Environment

Counter-terrorism: unpacking the concepts of 'sanctuaries' and 'safe havens'

Janes Case Studies

Insight into Islamic State activity, profile and propaganda

View Case Study

An assessment of Iranian air defence

A competitive assessment of the military aircraft market

Identifying an unknown naval platform

Identifying an unknown aircraft

News Categories

Request Consultation

Request a free consultation to discover how Janes can provide you with assured, interconnected open-source intelligence.

Sea Details