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NAVAL NEWS JULY 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to a press release published by Terma on June 28, 2021, the parties behind the Defense Agreement have decided to initiate a development project to pave the way for the acquisition of a number of new vessels for the Royal Danish Navy. It is this task that strong, Danish partners in the form of Odense Maritime Technology, Terma and PensionDanmark are ready to take on.

According to a press release published by Ultra on July 8, 2021, in recognition of Ultra's drive to be at the forefront of technology advancement, Ultra is pleased to announce it has been awarded six contracts by Canada’s Department of National Defence Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program.

According to information published by Investegate on July 7, 2021, ELAC SONAR from the independent technology group Cohort, has received an order valued at over €49m from Leonardo S.p.A., a leader in the design and supply of systems for naval defence and maritime and coastal surveillance.

According to a press release published by BAE Systems on June 29, 2021, in a steel-cut ceremony at BAE Systems’ shipyard in Glasgow, His Royal Highness, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, set the plasma cutting machine to work on the first plate of steel for the third Type 26 frigate, HMS BELFAST.

According to a press release published by the Spanish maritime safety and rescue on July 7, 2021, SASEMAR is operating the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance over the coming months. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is delivered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

According to a press release published by Israel Shipyards Ltd. on July 7, 2021, the leading shipbuilding and repair company in the Eastern Mediterranean serving naval and commercial marine markets, announces the signing of an agreement to supply its SHALDAG MK V vessels to the Israeli Navy. The company will provide four vessels that have been adapted to the Navy’s unique configuration requirements.

According to information published by Austal USA on June 28, 2021, the company delivered the future USS Savannah, the 14th Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), to the U.S. Navy on June 25. Savannah (LCS 28) is the seventh ship Austal has delivered to the Navy in less than two years highlighting Austal’s unique capability in the serial production of ships for the U.S. Navy.

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on June 29, 2021, Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a $129,000,000 modification (P00027) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00019-19-C-0013. This modification increases the scope for the production and delivery of three MH-60R aircraft as replacement-in-kind for the Navy.

According to a tweet published by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force on July 1, 2021, Takanami class destroyer JS Makinami conducted a bilateral exercise with Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Rafael Peralta and Lewis and Clark-class cargo ship USS Sacagewea to improve tactical capability and further strength cooperation with U.S. Navy.

According to a press release published by BIRD Aerosystems on July 5, 2021, the ASIO Maritime Surveillance Task Force Solution provided includes multiple Maritime Patrol Aircraft installed with BIRD's advanced MSIS mission management system - which was also at the Naval HQ command and on a number of vessels.

According to a press release published by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. on June 30, 2021, the Israeli company unveils Sea BreakerTM, a 5th generation long-range, autonomous, precision-guided missile system, enabling significant attack performance against a variety of high-value maritime and land targets.

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