August 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

According to pictures released on the Twitter account of Ali Özkök, Turkey has integrated local-made ATMACA anti-ship missile aboard the TCG Kınaalıada (F-514) Ada class corvette of Turkish Navy also called MILGEM project. Designed, developed and built by the Tuzla (Istanbul) Naval Shipyard as a part of the MILGEM project, it was laid down on October 8, 2015 and launched on July 3, 2017.

General Dynamics Corporation 's GD business division, Electric Boat, recently secured a contract worth $15.2 million for planning, material procurement and conducting repair work of USS Washington (SSN 787). The contract was awarded by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Groton, CT. Work-related to the deal will be carried out in Groton, CT, and is scheduled to be over by December 2019.

Australian Navy RAN ANZAC class frigate HMAS Arunta has returned to sea for trials after completing the Project SEA 1448 Phase 4/4B ANZAC Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade.HMAS Arunta (II) is the second of eight Anzac class frigates built by Tenix Defence Systems at Williamstown, Victoria for the Royal Australian Navy. The design is based on the German Meko 200 frigate.

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with support for an estimated cost of $800 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 7, 2019.

The Nicaraguan Naval Force has inducted two new Damen Shipyards Stan Patrol 4207 vessels into active service. The vessels were activated at the Naval Force's facilities at the port of El Bluff located the country's Caribbean coastline after having been sailed from Damen's shipyards in the Netherlands under the command of Nicaraguan crews.

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