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According to information published by the US DoD on October 28, 2022, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) and HII entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) entitled Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) Launch and Recovery (LAR) Testing.

According to information published by the UK MoD on October 28, 2022, the Royal Navy’s amphibious flagship visited Egypt as part of a busy autumn deployment in the Mediterranean. HMS Albion, leading the UK’s Littoral Response Group (North), spent time in Alexandria before working alongside the Egyptian Navy.

According to information published by the Japanese government on October 28, 2022, the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force JS Kirisame and ShinMaywa US-2 participated in the exercise "SAMASAMA/LUMBAS2022". The training exercise conducted search and rescue training with naval vessels & aircraft of participating countries to enhance mutual understanding and strengthen cooperation.

According to information published by STM on October 26, 2022, Turkey's leading company in the production of tactical mini UAV systems, and ROKETSAN, Turkey's rocket, and missile production center, have joined forces to develop ALPAGUT, a loitering munition that will change the balance in the warfare environment.

According to information published by the German MoD on October 27, 2022, on board the frigate Sachsen, the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) is currently testing the use of a high-energy laser weapon against enemy drones and attacking missiles.

According to a PR published by Fincantieri on October 22, 2022, took place at the shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia) the delivery of the Multipurpose Offshore Patrol ship (PPA – Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura) “Francesco Morosini”, second of seven vessels all to be built at the Integrated Shipyard of Riva Trigoso and Muggiano with deliveries expected until 2026.

According to information published by Tass on October 25, 2022, the Black Sea Fleet’s Project 636.3 submarine Novorossiysk (NATO reporting name: Improved Kilo) will undergo planned repairs at the Kronstadt Shipyard in 2023 after its months-long mission as part of the Russian Navy’s squadron deployed in the Mediterranean Sea.

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