August 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

The Royal Navy has shown its clear intent for the greater use of autonomous and un-crewed technology in future operations during an event co-hosted by the Chief Technology Officer with Deputy Director Naval Aviation. Attendees were called on explicitly to consider how technology and innovation could transform the way the navy operates in the skies now and into the future.

According to information released by the U.S. Navy on July 30, 2020, U.S. Navy USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications with Strike Fighter Squadron 106. F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the "Gladiators" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 have conducted flight operations on July 30, 2020.

According to a press release published by Bollinger Shipyards on July 30, 2020, the company has delivered the USCGC OLIVER HENRY Sentinel-class cutter, also known as Fast Response Cutter to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. This is the 163rd vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 40th Fast Response Cutter (“FRC”) delivered under the current program.

According to information published by the Canadian MoD (Ministry of Defense) on July 31, 2020, the Royal Canadian Navy has taken delivery of the first new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS). Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Harry DeWolf, the first of a class of six, is named in honour of Vice-Admiral Harry DeWolf, a Canadian wartime naval hero. HMCS Harry DeWolf is the first ship built for the RCN under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

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