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NAVAL NEWS JULY 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to a press release published by Saab on July 30, 2021, the company has signed a contract with the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), and has received an order to deliver and integrate new naval radars and fire control directors for and in the German Navy's Frigates of the Brandenburg-Class (F123).

According to information published by the Royal Navy on July 28, 2021, the UK’s Carrier Strike Group has completed its first major workout since entering the Indian Ocean. Led by flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth, the task group sailed with the Indian Navy for a range of exercises in the Bay of Bengal.

According to a picture published by the U.S. Navy on July 23, 2021, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) launches a RIM-66 Standard MR (Standard Missile 2) surface-to-air missile as part of a Live-Fire with a Purpose (LFWAP) exercise. Spruance is currently underway conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

According to information published by Tass on July 29, 2021, the Amur Shipyard integrated into the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) is planning to commission the Project 20380 corvette Rezky four months earlier than planned, Shipyard CEO Vladimir Kulakov told Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin during his visit to the outfitting pier.

According to information published by the U.S. Navy on July 29, 2021, the Navy conducted its first test flight of the MQ-4C Triton in its upgraded hardware and software configuration at NAS Patuxent River, beginning the next phase of the unmanned aircraft’s development.

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on July 29, 2021, the Coast Guard’s three newest Fast Response Cutters (Sentinel-class cutter) were commissioned during a ceremony presided over by Adm. Karl Schultz, the Coast Guard’s commandant.

According to a press release published by NATO on July 27, 2021, Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) conducted Operation Bottom Search German waters near Eckernförde from 19-23 July 2021. The Operation was officially known as Marinekommando Unterabteilung Geoinformation Dezernat Maritime Geo-Unterstützung (MWDC).

According to information published by the Polish Ministry of Defense on July 27, 2021, in the Naval Shipyard Gdynia, an agreement was signed between the Polish Armament Inspectorate and the PGZ-Miecznik Consortium for the delivery of three frigates for the Polish Navy as part of the Miecznik program.

According to a tweet published by the Spanish Ministry of Defense on July 27, 2021, Isaac Peral S-80 class submarine takes the next step with the installation of the attack periscope and successfully completed verification of water tightness. In the last quarter of the year, the Spanish Navy expects to start up the diesel engines of the submarine.

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