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NAVAL NEWS MARS 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to information published by Greek City Times on March 23, 2021, France has offered to give the Greek navy two first-class frigates, Cassard-class anti-air frigate Jean Bart (D615) and the Latouche-Tréville (D646), Georges Leygues class anti-submarine destroyer, free of charge.

According to information published by Australian Associated Press on March 23, 2021, Naval Group and the federal government have locked in a commitment for a local spend of at least 60 per cent in the construction of Australia's new fleet of submarines.

According to a press release published by Babcock on March 18, 2021, the firm is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has opted to exercise two one-year contract extension options to the existing Victoria In-Service Support Contract (VISSC). Originally awarded in 2008, exercising the options will see VISSC extended to June 2023.

According to a press release published by Elbit Systems on March 22, 2021, the israeli company Elbit Systems introduces new technologies on-board the Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) further enhancing its capability to operate autonomously in a busy maritime environment and to overcome communication challenges.

The F/A-18 & EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) commenced the five-year Growler Capability Modification (GCM) program at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington. This kicks off the first major effort to upgrade the capabilities of the EA-18G Growler in the history of the platform.

According to a contract published by the United States Department of Defense on March 19, 2021, General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is awarded a $2,417,500,565 fixed-price incentive modification to previously awarded contract N00024-17-C-2100 to exercise an option for the construction of one Block V Virginia-class submarine with Virginia Payload Module for the U.S. Navy.

According to a press release published by U.S. Department of Defense on March 19, 2021, Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded an $182,176,913 modification to previously awarded, fixed-price incentive (firm target), cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00019-17-C-0015 for the production and delivery of two CV-22B variation in quantity aircraft for the Air Force.

According to a tweet published by Japan Ministry of Defense on March 19, 2021, Defense Minister Kishi attended the commission ceremony for the new Maya-class guided missile destroyer JS Haguro, which is to be deployed at the 8th Escort Division, and instructed to the crew.

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