SEPTEMBER 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

North Korea is building a massive underground facility on Mayang Island off Sinpo in South Hamgyong Province to deploy a new 3,000-ton submarine capable of carrying three to four ballistic missiles, the government here said Sunday.

The Russian defence industry has upgraded the Kalibr missile after using the system as part of the Syria campaign. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in his interview with Moskovsky Komsomolets published on Sunday.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 participate in the first Recognized Environmental Picture Augmented by Maritime Unmanned Systems REP (MUS) exercise hosted by the Portuguese Navy in Lisbon, Portugal, September 8-20, 2019.

In late September, it will be four years since the beginning of the Russian operation in Syria. The Russian military helped the government forces regain control over 90 per cent of the national territory and built two strategically important military facilities.

The Perekop training ship on a trans-Arctic voyage along the Northern Sea Route is sailing Vilkitsky Strait. It met the Vaigach icebreaker a day before in the Kara Sea which led the Arctic force of the Northern fleet headed by the Vice Admiral Kulakov big antisubmarine warfare ship last week, the fleet said.

The HMS Medway Offshore Patrol Vessel (P223) has been officially welcomed into the Royal British Navy with her Commissioning Ceremony that was held on Chatham Dockyard, September 19, 2019. The new warship – the second of the five Batch 2 River class OPVs – welcomed guests and the families of the ship’s company for the service and for tours of the ship, while locals lined the banks to watch the ceremony in the sunshine.

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