September 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

According to a press release published by the NATO website on September 25, 2020, seven NATO Allies have started the NATO naval military exercise Dynamic Mariner-20 (DYMR20) off the coast of France. Exercise Dynamic Mariner tests NATO’s Response Force Maritime Component (NRF/M) and interoperability with NATO forces, enhancing flexibility and improving the ability to work together among Allied nations. It runs between 28 September and 8 October 2020.

According to a press release published on September 28, 2020, ECA Group has been awarded a contract worth more than 20 million euros for the modernization of three mine countermeasures vessels belonging to the Latvian Naval Forces and equipped with conventional mine countermeasures Tripartite-class vessels acquired from the Royal Netherlands navy in 2006.

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According to a video released by the U.S. Navy on YouTube on September 25, 2020, the U.S.Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) conducted a live-fire exercise in the Arabian Gulf on September 17, 2020, using onboard armament like its Phalanx Close-In Weapon System, Mk.38 25mm M242 Bushmaster automatic cannon, and its Mk.45 5"/62 caliber naval gun.

According to a contract released by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) on September 25, 2020, Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $46,050,075 modification contract in support of the V-22 Common Configuration-Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) effort and upgrades three MV-22 aircraft from a Block B to Block C configuration in support of the U.S. Navy.

The Kolpino submarine of the Black Sea fleet fired a Kalibr missile at a coastal target during Caucasus-2020 strategic command-staff exercise, the Russian Defense Ministry said. “The Kolpino launched a missile from a submerged position. It flew by a sophisticated trajectory close to a hundred nautical miles and hit the coastal target,” it said. Close to 20 warships and vessels, as well as naval aircraft closed the exercise area to ensure safety.

According to a press release published by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet website, the U.S. Navy USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier successfully completed several certifications, including flight deck certification (FDC) and carrier air traffic control center (CATCC) certification, September 17, 2020, after nearly a week of flight deck operations designed to ready the carrier for future operations.

According to a press release published by Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding division recently reached two milestones in the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of USS George Washington (CVN 73) with the commencing of the shore steam testing program and completing work on the potable water system in support of the upcoming crew move aboard event.

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