August 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

According to information published by the Russian press agency TASS, on August 20, 2020, the Russian Defense Ministry will create an Arctic group of tanker ships of project 23130. The lead ship has joined the Northern fleet. Six vessels have to operate in the Arctic in several years. They will fuel warships at sea and operate as the main logistical element of the Russian Arctic infrastructure.

According to a contract released by the U.S. DoD (Department of Defense) on August 14, 2020, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is awarded a $125,819,311 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the labor and material efforts required to plan the U.S. Navy USS Hartford (SSN 768) Submersible Ship Nuclear Los Angeles-class submarine engineered overhaul (EOH) availability.

According to news published by the U.S. DoD (Department of Defense) on August 14, 3020, the U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Aug. 14, for an independent deployment to maintain maritime stability and security and ensure access, deter aggression, and defend U.S., allied and partner interests around the globe.

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