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According to information published by Greek City Times on March 23, 2021, France has offered to give the Greek navy two first-class frigates, Cassard-class anti-air frigate Jean Bart (D615) and the Latouche-Tréville (D646), Georges Leygues class anti-submarine destroyer, free of charge.

According to information published by Australian Associated Press on March 23, 2021, Naval Group and the federal government have locked in a commitment for a local spend of at least 60 per cent in the construction of Australia's new fleet of submarines.

According to a press release published by Babcock on March 18, 2021, the firm is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has opted to exercise two one-year contract extension options to the existing Victoria In-Service Support Contract (VISSC). Originally awarded in 2008, exercising the options will see VISSC extended to June 2023.

According to a press release published by Elbit Systems on March 22, 2021, the israeli company Elbit Systems introduces new technologies on-board the Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) further enhancing its capability to operate autonomously in a busy maritime environment and to overcome communication challenges.

The F/A-18 & EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) commenced the five-year Growler Capability Modification (GCM) program at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington. This kicks off the first major effort to upgrade the capabilities of the EA-18G Growler in the history of the platform.

According to a contract published by the United States Department of Defense on March 19, 2021, General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is awarded a $2,417,500,565 fixed-price incentive modification to previously awarded contract N00024-17-C-2100 to exercise an option for the construction of one Block V Virginia-class submarine with Virginia Payload Module for the U.S. Navy.

According to a press release published by U.S. Department of Defense on March 19, 2021, Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded an $182,176,913 modification to previously awarded, fixed-price incentive (firm target), cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00019-17-C-0015 for the production and delivery of two CV-22B variation in quantity aircraft for the Air Force.

According to a tweet published by Japan Ministry of Defense on March 19, 2021, Defense Minister Kishi attended the commission ceremony for the new Maya-class guided missile destroyer JS Haguro, which is to be deployed at the 8th Escort Division, and instructed to the crew.

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