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NAVAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to information released on September 1, 2021, GE (General Electrics) Marine announced it has renewed a long-term, customized service agreement (CSA) with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). The CSA covers an operating fleet of 24 GE LM2500 aero-derivative marine gas turbines plus spare engines used to power Halifax class frigates.

In cooperation with UK and Netherlands airspace authorities, the Royal Air Force, and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew a company-owned, MQ-9B SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) on September 2 from RAF Waddington across the North Sea to Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands, completing a two-day series of flights between the two airspaces.

According to an interview published on Youtube by the Center for Strategic & International Studies on September 1, 2021, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger has announced that U.S. Marine F-35B STOVL (Standard Take-off and Vertical Landing) fighter aircraft will operate from the Japanese Izumo-class aircraft carrier in October or November this year.

According to information published by Babcock International Group on September 1, 2021, the aerospace, defence and security company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd (HHI), affirming the strong relationship between the two companies as focus builds on the Republic of Korea’s CVX Aircraft Carrier Programme opportunity.

According to information published by Tass on September 1, 2021, the Admiralty Shipyards (a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) has completed the state trials of the third Project 636.3 submarine "Magadan" (Improved Kilo-class) for the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy, according to the press department of the enterprise.

According to information published by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. on September 1, 2021, the firm announced that it has been awarded a contract worth approximately $80 million to supply a comprehensive naval warfare systems suite for Shaldag Mk V Fast Attack Crafts by Israel Shipyards, to an undisclosed country in Southeast Asia. The contract will be fulfilled over the course of three years.

According to information published by the Indian Navy on August 30, 2021, INS Tabar, as part of her overseas deployment, made a port call at Casablanca in Morocco and participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise with Royal Moroccan Navy ship "Lieutenant Colonel Arrahman" off Casablanca port.  After that, INS Tabar took part in PASSEX with an Algerian Naval Ship ANS Ezzadjer.

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