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NAVAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to information published by Tass on September 24, 2021, Russia is designing a line of robotic complexes for various purposes, including for the Navy. Several unmanned underwater craft weighing from several kilograms to 50 tons have been designed. Some of them have passed the trials and were accepted into service.

According to information published by the Royal Navy on September 23, 2021, Astute-Class attack submarine, HMS Audacious, was formally commissioned during a ceremony at HM Naval Base Clyde. Members of the ship’s company and personnel from the Submarine Flotilla (SUBFLOT) were joined at the Faslane site by the boat’s sponsor, Lady Elizabeth Jones, as they welcomed HMS Audacious to the Royal Navy Fleet.

According to information published by the Royal Air Force on September 21, 2021, RAF Lossiemouth welcomed their newest Poseidon MRA Mk1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft, ZP806. The submarine- hunter, named "Guernsey’s Reply," is the sixth Poseidon aircraft to arrive at the Moray base and will operate as part of the re-established 201 Squadron.

According to a press release published by Babcock on September 23, 2021, the aerospace, defense, and security company, was joined by UK Secretary of State for Defence and Shipbuilding Tsar, Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP to cut the first steel for the first of the Royal Navy’s five new Type 31 frigates, HMS VENTURER.

According to information published by Tass on September 23, 2021, along with its mission as part of the Navy’s standing Mediterranean task force, the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s frigate Admiral Essen has entered the Port of Limassol, Cyprus to replenish its supplies, the Fleet’s press office reported.

According to a press release published by Thales on September 20, 2021, Dassault Aviation has awarded Thales a contract to provide its SEARCHMASTER® surveillance radar and the mission navigation system for the AVSIMAR program to renew the French Navy's fleet of maritime surveillance aircraft. The program includes the acquisition of 12 Falcon 2000 ALBATROS aircraft to replace eight Falcon 50 M and five Falcon 200 Gardian aircraft that will be withdrawn from active service between 2025 and 2030.

According to information published by the U.S Navy on September 21, 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) conducted operations and exercises with the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency and coast guard, the Badan Keamanan Laut (known as BAKAMLA), in the Singapore Strait.

According to a press release published by Thales on September 16, 2021, at the beginning of August, Thales Germany handed over the upgrade of the digital communication network commissioned by BAAINBw to manage the Damage Defense and Combat Service (SAGD) to the Navy Damage Defense Training Center (EAZS M) in Neustadt (Holstein).

According to a press release published by ScioTeq on September 15, 2021, the leading provider with over 35 years of experience in designing and manufacturing high-tech, innovative, life- and mission-critical visualization solutions for the Defense &Security markets, has shipped more than 10,000 displays since 2016 for use in multiple US Navy programs.

According to a press release published by the U.S. Navy on September 18, 2021, the Navy conducted a scheduled, two-missile test flight of unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missiles from USS Wyoming (SSBN-742), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, on the Eastern Test Range off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

According to information published by Huntington Ingalls Industries on September 2021, the company announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division completed the final round of sea trials for Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121).

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