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NAVAL NEWS JULY 2021

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According to a press release published by Navantia on July 27, 2021, the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) has congratulated Navantia and its subcontractors for the successful completion of the tropicalization of HNoMS F-311 Roald Amundsen, second of the Fridjof Nansen Class (F310) that Navantia designed and built for the Norwegian Navy between 2000 and 2011.

According to Dinakar Peri in The Hindu, with regard to naval operations, underwater domain awareness (UDA) is one of the most critical areas for India, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh said on 23 July. Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Adm Ashok Kumar said that to exploit the potential of unmanned technologies and platforms, the Navy had approved an “unmanned road map”.

According to information published by Tass on July 26, 2021, the Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) will float out the advanced Project 885M (Yasen-M) nuclear-powered missile-carrying underwater cruiser Krasnoyarsk on July 30, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported.

According to information published by the Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Zhuhai) in July 2021, the scientific research institute lays the keel of the ship which is expected to be the world's first research vessel with remote control and autonomous navigation.

According to information released on July 26, 2021, BAE Systems has received a $117 million contract to produce next-generation missile seekers for the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM), a precision-guided anti-ship missile designed to give the U.S. Navy the ability to strike high-value targets from long range while avoiding counter-fire.

According to a press release published by Damen on July 26, 2021, Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has contracted Damen Marine Components (DMC) for a series of rudders and steering gear systems. The equipment is for five vessels that Navantia is constructing for Armada Española – the Spanish Navy.

According to a press release published by Schiebel on July 26, 2021, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) awarded Schiebel with a 3-year extension contract for the sustainment of its CAMCOPTER® S-100. The extension allows the RAN to continue to experiment and develop knowledge using the S-100.

According to information published by VnExpress on July 24, 2021, the Vietnam Coast Guard ship CSB 8021 arrived in Vietnam after being in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Hamilton-class former U.S. Coast Guard cutter is the second vessel of this class given to the Vietnam Coast Guard by the United States government.

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