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february 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security


Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $165,275,894 modification (P00028) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-17-C-0015) for the manufacture and delivery of two MV-22B variation in quantity aircraft for the Marine Corps and to provide funding for additional repairs in support of the Common Configuration-Readiness and Modernization Program.

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of sixteen (16) MK-48 Mod 7 Advanced Technology (AT) torpedo conversion kits and related equipment for an estimated cost of $85 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on February 26, 2020.

Ultra is pleased to announce its continued support of the Electro-optical tracking system as part of Babcock's UK Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer 'Gun System, Automation '(GSA9) in-service support contract with the UK Ministry of Defence. The three-year contract, with the option for a two-year extension, will provide support for all aspects of the electro-optical tracking system for GSA9.

Zr. Ms. De Ruyter is officially deployed in the Strait of Hormuz. There, the navy ship participates in the European security mission. This mission intends to reduce tensions in the area around Iran and the United Arab Emirates. Between these countries, the Strait of Hormuz is an important sailing route from the Persian Gulf to the Indian Ocean.

A bunch of project 20380 corvettes may be developed in the near future. Indeed, Amur Shipbuilding Plant could acquire the contract for the construction of ten corvettes of this project. This information was reported last week by "Vedomosti" with reference to two independent sources in the USC and the Ministry of Defense.

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE), delivered 4th and last Kamorta-class (also called as P-28 class) ASW corvette “INS Kavaratti” to Indian Navy on 18 February 2020. The warship is the 104th warship built and delivered by the GRSE and is the last in the series of Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes (ASWC).

The U.S. Navy recently installed the first Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN), a laser weapon system that allows a ship to counter unmanned aerial systems. The first system was installed on the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), during her recently completed Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability.

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