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NAVAL NEWS MAY 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to a tweet published by Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces on May 26, 2021, the fast combat support ship JS Hamana conducted joint training in the waters south of Shikoku with the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6).

According to a press release published by Curtiss-Wright Corporation on May 26, 2021, the firm announced that it has been awarded contracts valued in excess of $130 million to provide propulsion valves, pumps, and advanced instrumentation and control systems for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, Columbia-class submarine and Ford-class aircraft carrier programs.

A naval search and rescue flotilla under the Northern Theater Command of the Chinese Navy, together with surface ships, helicopter units, and local maritime search and rescue forces, carried out a 74-hour uninterrupted multi-course drill in actual combat context in waters of the Yellow Sea as scheduled from May 17 to 20, aiming to test the troops’ ability to perform submarine rescue missions and emergency treatment.

According to a press release published by General Atomic on May 25, 2021, the firm announced that the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) achieved the Navy’s target of 8,000 successful aircraft launches and recoveries during the ship’s 18-month Post Delivery Test & Trial (PDT&T) period.

According to a press release published by Northrop Grumman on May 25, 2021, MQ-8C Fire Scout, the U.S. Navy’s only ship-based autonomous helicopter program, passes the initial fit check aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD-23) at Naval Base San Diego demonstrating the aircraft suitability for the U.S. Marine Corps’ amphibious warfare mission.

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