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NAVAL NEWS MARS 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to a press release published by U.S. Department of Defense on March 18, 2021, Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $28,764,014 modification (P00004) to previously awarded, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price incentive (firm target) contract N00019-20-C-0030.

According to a press release published by French company Thales on March 16, 2021, the French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales a contract to develop, qualify and manufacture the SonoFlash air-droppable sonobuoy.

According to a tweet published by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) on March 18, 2021, the Indian company commissions the 8th & the last ship under Project LCU Mark IV at Port Blair with Lt Gen Manoj Pande, Commander in Chief A & N Command.

According to a press release published by BAE Systems Australia on March 16, 2021, the firm has signed an AU$150 million contract for the continued development, procurement and sustainment of the Nulka system, which will strengthen Australia’s sovereign technical expertise and the skills base that supports it.

According to a press release published by Danish Ministry of Defence on March 16, 2021, in the fall of 2021 Denmark will deploy a frigate to the Gulf of Guinea off the western coast of Africa where it is going to contribute to the international operation against the pirates.

According to information published by Daily Sabbah on March 16, 2021, Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and the U.S. military are expected to carry out some comprehensive training to increase interoperability in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Following the recent announcements by Ultra of contract awards for the Hull Mounted Sonar (HMS) and Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) subsystems on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, the Ultra Group has confirmed a significant additional strategic commitment to Canada, committing potentially in excess of $20 million of new investment to transform its Dartmouth NS site into a global sonar centre of excellence.

According to a press release published by U.S. Department of Defense on March 16, 2021, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded an $81,992,887 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract provides for sustainment, engineering, logistics, test, mission control, and operator training systems support for MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

According to information published by The Economic Times on March 16, 2021, India has quietly commissioned its secretive nuclear missile tracking vessel that had been under construction since 2014, entering a select league of nations with the capability to monitor missile launches at long distances, enhancing the testing programme and adding a crucial part to a national missile defence system.

According to information published by Global Times on March 16, 2021, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently held combat-oriented naval exercises featuring different types of warships in three major sea areas, at a time when the US secretary of defense is rallying allies in the region and attempting to foster "credible deterrence" against China.

According to a press release published by Interfax on March 15, 2021, prototypes of the Ukrainian coastal missile system with Neptune anti-ship missiles were transferred to the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Monday, the information and press department of the Ministry of Defense said.

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