JUNE 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

Isotta Fraschini Motori (IFM) is a subsidiary of Fincantieri and is based in Bari, Italy. It is an Italian company specialised in the designing and manufacturing of engines for the military vessels. Recently, the company reached a key achievement by celebrating the "1000-Hour Certification" of its 16V170C2ME Diesel Generator system destined for the Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessels (PPA) of the Italian Navy.

The 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand concluded during a ceremony aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile destroyer USS Antietam (CG 54) at Sattahip Naval Base June 8. Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gregory Johnson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific Public Affairs, reports.

The Malaysian government is not incurring any cost in the acquisition of 12 surveillance drones worth almost RM 80 million from the United States, says the Malaysian Defence Ministry. The cost was borne by the U.S. as part of its Maritime Security Initiative (MSI) programme.

The Russian Navy held an exercise of submarine forces in May. The Tula K-114 SSBN of project 667BDRM, the Novomoskovsk K-407 and the Severodvinsk K-560 SSGN of project 885 trained operating in high latitudes and sailing to engage weapons under the ice. The growing standoff between Russia and NATO in the Arctic gives much more significance to the exercise than it may seem, the Izvestia daily writes.

Two latest big amphibious assault ships of project 11711 will join the Pacific fleet. President Vladimir Putin saw the laying of the warships by Yantar Shipyard in April 2019 by a teleconference. They will have better characteristics against the first warships of the project, the Izvestia daily writes.

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are deploying ships and a maritime patrol aircraft, under Operation NEON, to ensure sanctions are imposed against North Korea, this month. The detachment will include a Halifax-class frigate, HMCS Regina (FFH 334), Naval Replenishment Unit Asterix and a CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol aircraft are contributing to this new operation.

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