Modified Goalkeeper CIWS passes sea trials

After the modification and upgrade processes Goalkeeper which was developed by Thales, has conducted first sea acceptance tests (SAT) recently. According to the reports Goalkeeper has accomplished fire tests successfully.

The contract for the upkeep modifications has been signed in 2012 and sea trials has been conducted six years after the sign.

The Goalkeeper SAT was performed on HNLMS Johan de Witt.

The series of tests were carried out with air targets. Tests included the detection, tracking and elimination of Kinetiq Banshee propeller and jet drones with traditional and modern inbound attack flight paths.

In order to aim surface targets, the same procedure was followed using Kinetiq Sprite II drones.

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According to Thales, total of 63 Goalkeepers have been sold to Navies across Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.


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LCS 9 : USS Little Rock Sea Trials

The future USS Little Rock’s (LCS 9) acceptance trials were completed in Marinette, Wisconsin. The five-day, U.S. Navy-led trials featured a comprehensive array of tests designed to demonstrate performance of the ship’s propulsion plant, handling and auxiliary systems. Completion of the trials marks the last major milestone before LCS 9 is delivered to the Navy (Courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

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Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov sea trials

The Project 22350 frigate is designed for especially surface and anti-submarine warfare. But the ships have also great capacity as an air defence frigate.


The Project 22350 frigate has a displacement of 4,550 tons and a length of 135 meters. She has 65,000 hp power for propulsion system with a combined diesel and gas turbine engines.

USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) successfully completed acceptance trials

The future Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) successfully completed acceptance trials on 1st of February 2018

These ships will feature a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design and the latest war fighting technology and weaponry available.

The Zumwalt-class destroyer will be capable of performing a range of deterrence, power projection, sea control, and command and control missions while allowing the Navy to evolve with new systems and missions. It does all of this while maintaining its stealth – making this visually imposing ship difficult to find whether close to the shore or far out to sea. These warships possess stealth, size, power, survivability systems, and computing capacity that provide the Navy with the ability to meet maritime missions at sea now, as well as incorporate new technologies to meet emerging security environments.

Gowind 2500 Corvette Sea Trial

Delivered just 36 months after the order was placed, the corvette ENS ELFATEH will take to the seas on 23 September to sail to its home port in Egypt. This vessel is the first of the four units ordered by the Egyptian Navy.

This vessel, ten units ordered so far, 4 for Egypt and 6 for Malaysia, complements the group’s extensive range of surface ships and submarines.

Indonesian Navy Sigma 10514 Class Frigate Sea Trials

The 105-metre, 2365 tonne PKR frigates are designed to undertake a wide range of missions in and around the waters of Indonesia, an archipelago nation made up of over 18,000 islands. 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.

USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) Successfully Completed Builder’s Trials

US Navy stated that The future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) successfully completed builder’s trials, July 20, after spending four days underway in the Gulf of Mexico.

While underway, DDG 114 successfully demonstrated full-power runs, self-defense detect-to-engage exercises, steering checks, boat handling, and anchoring.

The DDG 51 class ships currently being constructed are Aegis Baseline 9 Integrated Air and Missile Defense destroyers with increased computing power and radar upgrades that improve detection and reaction capabilities against modern air warfare and ballistic missile defense threats. The Aegis Combat System will enable DDG 114 to link radars with other ships and aircraft to provide a composite picture of the battle space. When operational, DDG 114 and her sister ships will serve as integral players in global maritime security.

The future USS Ralph Johnson will return to sea to conduct acceptance trials with the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. During acceptance trials, all systems and gears will be inspected and evaluated to ensure quality and operational readiness prior to the Navy accepting delivery.

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