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NAVAL NEWS JANUARY 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to a contract published by the United States Department of Defense on January 11, 2021, Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded an $8,520,414 cost-type undefinitized contract for procurement of long lead material in support of Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) production requirements to include all up rounds, instrumental kits, engineering services and spares.

According to information published by the Russian press agency TASS on January 12, 2021, the Black Sea Fleet’s Project 11356 frigate Admiral Grigorovich (NATO reporting name: Krivak V) operating as part of the Russian Navy’s permanent formation deployed in the Mediterranean Sea has practiced air defense exercise, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said.

The Russian Defense Ministry has decided to keep the Admiral Ushakov destroyer of project 956 of the Northern fleet operational for several more years. It is to be back from an overhaul in late 2021. The warship encountered technical problems in 2018 and stopped operations. There were plans to scrap it, the Izvestia daily writes.

Elbit Systems announced on January 11 that its subsidiary Elbit Systems UK was awarded a contract valued at approximately $166 million (approximately £123 million) from the UK Ministry of Defence for the Royal Navy Future Naval Training Program as part of the Fisher consortium led by Capita plc. The contract will be performed over a 12-year period.

According to information released by the British Navy on January 8, 2021, HMS Spey Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) has formally joined the British Royal Navy. She was delivered to Portsmouth Naval Base in October from BAE Systems’ shipyards on the Clyde for the final stages of construction before Spey’s crew took custody of January 7, 2020, afternoon.

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