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NAVAL NEWS MAY 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


French company ECA Group announced on May 11, 2021, the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australian company TMT (Total Marine Technology) to combine their expertise in the domain of unmanned technologies in order to partner for the SEA 1905 Phase 1 - Tranche 1 Program of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for their future Maritime Mine Countermeasures and Military Survey Capability.

According to information published by the "ukrinform.net" website on May 13, 2021, the Ukrainian navy will receive this year's first batch of Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) that will be used to conduct reconnaissance and control missions the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

According to a press release published by Huntington Ingalls Industries on May 12, 2021, Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced the start of the fabrication of Legend-class national security cutter Friedman (NSC 11). The start of fabrication signifies the first 100 tons of steel have been cut.

Rolls Royce Defense has announced on May 11, 2021, that the company has been selected to supply its mtu naval generator sets for phase one of the U.S. Navy’s Constellation (FFG-62) class frigate program, previously known as the FFG(X) program. Rolls-Royce has received a contract for the first shipset to provide four mtu naval generator sets, each rated at 3,000 kWe at 1,800 rpm.

According to information published by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency on May 10, 2021, the US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Canada of AEGIS Combat System and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.7 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

According to a press release published by Elettronica on May 10, 2021, the firm announces the signature of a supply contract with Fincantieri for the Electronic Warfare Suite of the new submarines of the Italian Navy, in the framework of the U212 NFS Programme managed by OCCAR. The contract includes the provision of two suites for the first batch of platforms and two additional systems as an option for future batches.

According to information published by the United States Department of Defense on May 7, 2021, General Dynamics Mission Systems Inc., Quincy, Massachusetts, is awarded a $72,798,641contract for the retrofit of five Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle systems to the Block I configuration and engineering support services.

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