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NAVAL NEWS MAY 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to information published by Global Times on May 6, 2021, China's eighth Type 071 amphibious landing ship recently made its first publicly known maritime exercise appearance, and it has gained operational capabilities in troops delivery, air defense, anti-ship and land-attack after entering service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy late last year.

According to information published by U.S. Navy on May 4, 2021, the Sentinel-class fast response cutters USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) and USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142) departed Tunis, Tunisia, after a routine logistics visit and key leader engagements.

According to a press release published by IMENCO UK Ltd on May 5, 2021, the award-winning supplier of marine and naval visual surveillance systems based in Aberdeen and Wick, is announcing a major contract win from Babcock International Group for the supply of CCTV systems for the Royal Navy’s Type 31 program. The contract covers five Type 31 general purpose frigates being constructed at Babcock’s Rosyth facilities.

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on May 5, 2021, the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group (GRFCSG) conducted its second iteration of integrated operations in the Atlantic Ocean, accelerating their watchstanders’ proficiency in the midst of Ford completing the final stages of post-delivery test and trials (PDT&T). 

According to information published by the Government of the UK on May 5, 2021, F-35B fighter jets operating from HMS Queen Elizabeth will join Operation Shader in the fight against Daesh.

According to information published by Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. on May 4, 2021, a global provider of maritime and airborne Satcom terminals, tracking ground station solutions, and mission-critical airborne audio management systems, the company announced the delivery of an OceanTRx4 Mil satellite communications system to the Israeli Navy to be installed on the Saar 6-class corvette.

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