NAVAL NEWS JULY 2022

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to information published by iXblue on July 26, 2022, the French company and ECA Group recently demonstrated successful subsea asset tracking in shallow waters using iXblue Gaps M7 USBL (Ultra Short BaseLine) positioning system and ECA Group new R7 ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle).

According to a PR published by Austal on July 26, 2022, the company was awarded a $156 million U.S. Navy contract option for the construction of two Navajo-class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ships (T-ATS). With the award, Austal is now under contract for four T-ATS having received awards for T-ATS 11 and 12 in October 2021.

According to information published by the Indian MoD on July 20, 2022, the Indian Navy's Talwar class guided missile stealth frigate, INS Tarkash, took part in a Maritime Partnership exercise with Algeria Naval Ship Ezzadjer, an Adhafer class frigate, off the Port of Algeria before her next Port Call at Valencia, Spain.

According to information published by the U.S. DoD on July 25, 2022, the French Navy Aquitaine-class FREMM frigate FS Languedoc and Italian Navy Carlo Bergamini-class FREMM frigate ITS Alpino joined the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and it's carrier strike group in the Mediterranean Sea.

According to a PR published by Fincantieri on July 22, 2022, the steel cutting ceremony of the second Logistic Support Ship (LSS) for the Italian Navy, within a program including the option for a third ship, took place at the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard, where the LSS will be entirely built and delivered in 2025. The value of the contract is approx. 410 million euros including the combat system.

According to information published by the U.S. DoD on July 21, 2022, the Navy accepted delivery of a littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32), at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. LCS 32 is the third ship to bear the name of the famous seaside resort and city located in southwestern California.

According to a PR published by Rolls-Royce on July 18, 2022, the UK company and Safran Power Units have jointly signed an Assessment Phase contract with MBDA, as part of the Franco-British Future Cruise / Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) program. Both partners will work collaboratively to mature a new propulsion solution for a subsonic, low-observable missile expected to be fielded before the end of the decade.

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