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According to information published by the Indian government on December 20, 2022, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Mormugao (D67), the second warship of the P15B class of stealth guided-missile destroyers, was commissioned in the august presence of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.

According to information published by the Japanese MoD on December 19, 2022, it was confirmed that a Chinese Navy Shupang-class survey ship sailed through Japan's territorial waters near Yakushima Island. This is the 9th time, the first since November this year, that a Chinese Naval vessel entry into Japan’s territorial waters.

Plasan announces that they have signed a contract with BAE Systems for the armouring of Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the UK Royal Navy – Batch 2. Plasan is currently delivering composite armour for the first three frigates as part of the Batch 1 contract. The new Batch 2 contract includes composite armour for five Type 26 frigates, demonstrating the successful performance of the composite armour delivery to date in providing value for money to the Royal Navy.

On 8 December 2022, the OCCAR-EA Director, on behalf of the UK MoD, signed Amendment 10 of the Sustainment & Enhancement (S&E) contract with Eurosam’s consortium Managing Director, Mrs. Eva Bruxmeier. The contract amendment saw the UK joining the multi-National partnership between France and Italy for the Production of the Aster Block 1, with a new contract managed by MBDA through Eurosam.

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems $13.5 million to incorporate its Smart D2 technology as part of the U.S. Navy’s ALE-47 Common Carriage program which increases expendable payload capacity as the USN converts from round to square countermeasures. The contract is an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) through the Naval Aviation Systems Consortium (NASC). This is the first purchase of Smart D2 technology by the Department of Defense (DoD).

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