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NAVAL NEWS JANUARY 2021

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According to a video released by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) on January 14, 2021, the new Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship for the Australian Navy, NUSHIP Supply A195 arrived at her home port for the first time, at Fleet Base East in Sydney, New South Wales, on 15 January 2021. The ship is expected to commission into the Royal Australian Navy in April 2021.

Trials of the Marshal Shaposhnikov upgraded frigate of project 1155M are nearing completion in Vladivostok. The warship was built 35 years ago and is now armed with the latest weapons. It is celebrating the second birth. The Admiral Vinogradov big antisubmarine ship of project 1155 will undergo an overhaul shortly. The Izvestia daily writes about the remaining resource of Soviet-built warships.

According to information published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) on January 13, 2021, A Ghost Fleet Overlord unmanned surface vessel, part of a partnership between the Defense Department's Strategic Capabilities Office and the Navy, recently traveled a distance of more than 4,700 nautical miles, almost entirely autonomously. Afterward, it participated in exercise Dawn Blitz where it again spent nearly all of its underway time operating autonomously.

According to information published by the Russian press agency TASS on January 14, 2021, a new coastal missile brigade of the Russian Navy will be deployed in the Far East to defend Sakhalin. Together with already available missile-artillery forces, it will fully defend the Pacific coast against amphibious assault and warships with cruise missiles, the Izvestia daily writes.

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