Photo Report: Singapore Hosts International Navies IMDEX 2013
International navies are gathered at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for the bi-annual IMDEX show. All photos: Noam and Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
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Indonesian Diponegoro Class Corvette (SIGMA) KRI Frans Kaisiepo (368).
The Australian Armidale class Patrol Craft HMAS Bathurst is seen by the pier at the Singapore Changi Naval Base open day.
The bridge of HMAS Armidale class Patrol Craft HMAS Bathurst.
Typhoon 25mm gun mount on the Armidale class Patrol Craft HMAS Bathurst.
Kora Class corvettes such as the INS Kirch shown here during her visit to Singapore this week, carry 16 Kh-35 Uran-E anti-ship missiles carried in fixed positions in the forward section. These missiles are the Russian equivalents of the US made Harpoon and are designed to attack vessels up to 5000 tonnes.
The Malaysian frigate KD Lekiu frigate (F30). The design is based on the F2000 light frigate originally designed by Yarrow Shipbuilders of Glasgow (now BAE Systems Surface Ships) in the early 2000s. Two frigates of this class are in service with the Malaysian Navy.
Fast – Focused – Fearless: USS Freedom (LCS-1) seen at the pier at the Changi Singapore Naval Base, the Freedom arrived here as part of her 8 months tour of the Asia Pacific. The US is planning to maintain Littoral Combat Ships at forward locations in Asia, as part of its new Pacific Pivot strategy.
An inside view of the bridge of USS Freedom.
RHIBS stored at one of the side launching bays of the Freedom.
The rear ramp of the LCS-1 Freedom shows two open ramps, to the rear and starboard, this configuration enables loading and offloading RHIBS on the move and is particularly effective for law enforcement and security operations as well as special missions.
The French L’adroit is the new class of Offshore Patrol Vessel designed and built by DCNS.
L’Adroit was the first to employ the modern conical mast protection covering a structured mast that houses sensors including radar, electronic support measures and other electronic systems in a protected environment.
The rear deck of L’adroit houses the helipad and two ramps for loading and offloading RHIBS afloat.
The French OPV L’adroit berthed near the Thai frigate HTMS Rattanakosin.
The Otobreda 3 inch gun of INS Satpura.
Shivalik Class frigate INS Satpura berthed along the corvette INS Kirch at Changi.