September 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

According to information published by the Russian press agency TASS on September 15, 2020, the Russian Navy Boikiy corvette (NATO reporting name: Steregushchy-class) has performed simulated missile launches against a notional enemy’s surface ships with the use of the Uran (SS-N-25 Switchblade) anti-ship missile system during a planned exercise at Baltic Fleet sea ranges. 

According to the Ukrainian newspaper "Evropeyskaya Pravda", the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has received a proposal to build eight large missile boats for the Ukrainian Navy under the British project. The first two boats are to be built in Great Britain, the remaining six - at Ukrainian shipyards.

According to a contract released by the United States Department of Defense on September 11, 2020, American company Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded a $28,508,412 cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price order (N00019-20-F-0340) against basic ordering agreement N000019-19-G-0029. This order provides non-recurring and recurring engineering support associated with software and hardware development for Phase I integration of the Digital Magnetic Anomaly Detection sensor into the MH-60R Seahawk helicopter.

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