JULY 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

The inventor, test pilot and former Royal Marines Reservist headed into the Solent with fast patrol boat HMS Dasher and a couple of boats to test his jet-powered body suit over the water for the first time. The real-life Ironman has demonstrated the potential of his jet-powered suit to the Royal Marines, joined them for amphibious landings and wowed the crowds at Yeovilton at the Fleet Air Arm’s annual show.

Russian corvettes of project 20380 will get innovative radars which detect both aircraft, anti-ship missiles and small drones. Together with Redut air defense, the radars make the corvettes practically invulnerable for air attacks, the Izvestia daily writes.

The sixth of eight indigenously built Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK IV class ships 'LCU L 56' was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Eastern Naval Command, on July 29 at Visakhapatnam.

India is set to hand over Myanmar its first ever submarine, with a Kilo class boat likely to be sent across this year after being refitted indigenously. The INS Sindhuvir will be used by the Myanmar Navy — which is looking at acquiring its own submarine fleet in the coming years — for training purposes.

According to a news published on the Philippine news agency website, July 25, 2019, the Navy of Philippines shown interest to purchase French Scorpene-class submarines designed and manufactured by the Company Naval Group. The Philippines Ministry of Defense is also looking into the proposals made by Russia, South Korea, Germany and France for the submarine acquisition program.

On July 25, 2019, the Indonesia Navy has officially taken delivery of four Fast Attack Craft KCR-60M, according to a plan to modernize the Navy Forces of Indonesia. In January 2019, the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed an order for four more KCR-60M-class fast attack craft with state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL.

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