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NAVAL NEWS JUNE 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to a press release published by BIO-UV Group on June 29, 2021, UV-based ballast water treatment specialist and its American engineering and servicing partner, The Columbia Group, have been selected to develop a ballast water treatment system for the United States Navy.

According to information released by the British Navy on June 24, 2021, Puma drone has been used by the British Navy to support HMS Albion amphibious transport dock and Royal Marines of 45 Commando as part of the Littoral Response Group (North) deployment to the North and Baltic Seas, including during their participation in the large-scale Baltops exercises alongside militaries from 17 other nations.

According to information published by the Royal Thai Navy on June 21, 2021, the Naval forces hold a launch ceremony for the two new Tor 997-class patrol boats, T997 and T998 at Marsun Shipyard in attendance of Admiral Chatchai Sriworakan, the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy.

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on June 23, 2021, the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) executed a bilateral maritime exercise with the French Navy off the coast of Martinique, France, while operating in the Caribbean Sea.

According to information released on June 24, 2021, Safran’s Paseo XLR (eXtra Long Range) optronic (electro-optical) sight has been chosen by the Aguas Azuis consortium for Brazil’s new Tamandaré class frigates. The Brazilian navy will take delivery of four frigates, each displacing 3,500 metric tons, starting in 2026. They will each be fitted with two PASEO XLR sights.

According to information published by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan on June 24, 2021, the Naval Forces held tactical exercises in accordance with the combat training plan approved by the Minister of Defense, Zakir Hasanov.

According to a press release published by Babcock on June 23, 2021, the company has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Implementation (MoI) in Odesa with the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and the UK Government. Building on the agreement signed in October 2020, the two nations will now push forward a major programme of Ukrainian naval projects, with Babcock as their designated prime industrial partner.

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