MAY 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

Raytheon Company will integrate the Naval Strike Missile into the U.S. Marine Corps' existing force structure under a $47.59 million Other Transaction Authority agreement with Marine Corps Systems Command. A USMC NSM supports the 2018 National Defense Strategy and Commandant of the Marine Corps modernization efforts.

The exercise Varuna started on May 01, off Goa and Karwar. This maritime exercise will be held jointly by the Indian Navy and the French Navy (Marine Nationale in French). As part of the event is present the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle. The Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya was also scheduled to take part in the exercise but recently had to dock due to a fire that broke out on the warship. On May 09, Indian and French warships took to the seas off Goa to take part in the sea phase of the bilateral exercise.

U.S. defence contractor Boeing has unveiled the “most experienced unmanned surface vehicle on the planet” during annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition, the largest maritime exposition in the United States. The new long-duration ocean robot, commonly known as Wave Glider, is designed and manufactured by Liquid Robotics, a Boeing company.

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has launched the third of four Type 209/1400mod class submarines for the Egyptian Navy at a ceremony in Kiel, Germany. As part of the ceremony on May 03, Vice Admiral Ahmed Khaled, Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Navy, officially named the boat S43. It will undergo sea trials before delivery to Egypt.

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