September 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

According to a press release published on September 4, 2020, iXblue delivered on September 4, 2020, to Naval Group, in the presence of Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces, the cyber secure navigation system for the first Defense and Intervention Frigate (FDI) for the French Navy under the project management of the French General Directorate of Armament (DGA).

According to a contract released by the U.S. DoD (Department of Defense) on September 4, 2020, Huntington Ingalls Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi; Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Maryland; Bollinger Shipyards Lockport LLC, Lockport, Louisiana; Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wisconsin; Gibbs & Cox Inc., Arlington, Virginia; and Austal USA LLC, Mobile, Alabama, are each being awarded a firm-fixed price contract for studies of a Large Unmanned Surface Vessel with a combined value across all awards of $41,985,112.

According to a contract released by the U.S. DoD on September 3, 2020, Lockheed Martin, Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, is awarded a $51,865,301 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-15-C-5151 to exercise options for ship integration and test of the Aegis Weapon System (AWS) for AWS Baselines through Advanced Capability Build (ACB) 16 for nine new construction guided missile destroyer (DDG 51).

The Russian Baltic fleet will operate the Grad Sviyazhsk corvette of Buyan-class project 21631. It is to be constructed in 2021 and will join the 36th brigade of missile ships in Baltiisk. It was initially planned to send the corvette to the Black Sea fleet, the Izvestia daily writes. The Baltic fleet will form the crew for the new warship by the end of 2020 and will send the navymen to a training center, Defense Ministry sources said. They will participate in trials of the Grad from 2021.

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