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NAVAL NEWS FEBRUARY 2021

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According to a press release published by the Indian ministry of Defence on February 16, 2021, final production batch of Long Range Surface to Air Missiles (LRSAM), designed and developed by DRDO in collaboration with various industry partnersand integrated by BDL, was flagged off on 14 Feb 2021 at DRDL,APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex, Hyderabad in the presence of Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, DDR&D and Chairman DRDO and Rear Admiral V Rajasekhar, VSM Director, Defence Machine Design Establishment (DMDE).

According to information published by iXblue on February 16, 2021, Spain Directorate General for Armament and Material (DGAM) and the Spanish Navy have selected iXblue’s Marins Series Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) and Netans Navigation Data Distribution & Computation Systems to provide critical navigation capabilities to the five new F110-Class multi-mission Frigates. The contract has been signed by Grafinta, S.A., iXblue´s official distributor.

According to a press release published on February 15, 2021, Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is modernising the TRS-3D radars of two K130-class corvettes of the German Navy, as well as an associated shore facility. An order for corresponding electronic components was placed by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw). The replacement deliveries will take place in the course of this year.

According to information published by Egypt Independent on February 15, 2021, Egypt’s naval forces on Sunday carried out joint maritime transit training with Spanish forces in the Red Sea at the Berenice Military Base, as part of the Egyptian army’s plan to strengthen military cooperation with friendly countries.

According to information published by Bahrain News Agency on February 15, 2021, under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, a ceremony was held today to inaugurate Bahrain’s warships, namely the “RBNS Al-Zubara”, “Al-Areen”, “Mashhoor”, “Al-Daibal”, “Askar”, “Jaw”, “Al-Hidd” and “Taghleeb”, marking the kingdom’s celebrations of the BDF’s 53rd anniversary.

According to information published by the U.S. Navy on February 13, 2021, the Italian Navy flagship, the aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550), arrived at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. on February 13, 2021, for a series of operations alongside U.S. military assets to attain the Italian Navy’s “Ready for Operations” certification to safely land and launch F-35B aircraft.

According to a contract published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) on February 11, 2021, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division, Newport News, Virginia, is awarded a $13,435,247 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering and technical design effort to support research and development concept formulation for current and future submarine platforms.

The successful partnership between UAE-based Milanion Group and Athens-based Aegean Projects has proven to deliver on the MOU agreement signed less than 90 days ago. Although many MOU’s never amount to much past the signing stage, this partnership has found a ‘sweet spot’ combining world-class technology with agile delivery and cost savings.

According to a news published by Bollinger Shipyards on February 12, 2021, the firm has delivered the USCGC FREDERICK HATCH to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. This is the 166th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 43rd Fast Response Cutter (“FRC”) delivered under the current program.

According to a news published by Kongsberg Geospatial on February 12, 2021, the firm announced today that it has been selected by Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) to conduct trials of a new long-endurance UAV surveillance system for the Canadian Coast Guard. The Martin UAV V-BAT aircraft was selected to provide the unique ability to combine take off and landing from the small confines aboard ship with the long endurance of a fixed-wing aircraft while carrying multiple sensors.

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