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NAVAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to a press release published by Patria on September 14, 2021, the firm has been awarded a contract for the delivery of Patria Sonac ACS Acoustic Minesweeping Systems to the Belgian and Royal Netherlands navies by Belgium Naval & Robotics, the consortium made up of ECA GROUP and Naval Group. The systems will be part of a fully integrated hardware and software minesweeping system developed by ECA GROUP.

According to information published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on September 15, 2021, Australia scrap its French contract of Barracuda-class submarines to sign a new alliance with the United Kingdom and the United States called AUKUS, aiming to make the Royal Australian Navy's next submarine fleet nuclear-powered.

According to a press release published by STM on September 18, 2021, the head section (Torpedo Section) housing the torpedo tubes, which is produced by only a limited number of countries, has been produced in Turkey with indigenous and national means for the first time, with engineering and coordination services provided by STM. The first Torpedo Section produced for Reis class submarines has been delivered to Gölcük Shipyard Command.

According to a press release published by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) on September 15, 2021, the Israeli company is integrating offensive and defensive systems, to enhance the 'Sa'ar 6' corvette's capabilities and usher the Israeli Navy into a new technological era, under the guidance of Israel's Ministry of Defense (IMoD) and the IDF.

According to information published by Yonhap News Agency on September 10, 2021, the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has signed a 985.7 billion won (US$853 million) deal with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. to build the new KSS III Batch II class submarine.

According to a press release published by General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) on September 10, 2021, the company announced that it has been approved as an Alteration Installation Team (AIT), a qualification that enables the Navy to contract with GA-EMS subject-matter experts capable of independently performing alterations and system installations onboard U.S. Navy ships during maintenance availability periods.

According to a video published by the Russian Ministry of Defense on September 10, 2021, the bilateral exercise Zapad 2021 between Russia and Belarus began. In the video, Project 20380 corvettes Soobrazitelnyy and Boikiy departed from their homeport to join Zapad 2021. The exercise concerns the land, air, and naval sectors.

According to a press release published by United News of India on September 9, 2021, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE), a Mini Ratna Category 1 Defence PSU leading warship building company of India, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Naval Group, a leader in European Naval Defence Industry, to collaborate in the field of surface ship that caters to fulfil the requirement of India and International Naval Forces.

According to information published by the New Zealand Defence Force on September 9, 2021, Royal New Zealand Navy is to participate in an international defence exercise in South East Asia and will also interact with the United Kingdom’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) as it conducts engagement activities in the Indo-Pacific region.

According to information published by Zorya-Mashproekt Gas Turbine Research and Development Complex on September 7, 2021, the state-owned enterprise, which is a part of Ukroboronprom State Concern, has signed a contract with India's Goa Shipyard Limited for the supply of two most up-to-date M7H2 units for the needs of the country's Navy.

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