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MOSCOW, October 17. /TASS-DEFENSE/. The second serial Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural being built on order of the Atomflot Company (part of the Rosatom state nuclear power corporation) is undergoing sea trials, the press office of the Baltic Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) said.

On October 14, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems handed over the first-of-class MEKO  A-200 EN to the Navy of the Arab Republic of Egypt. A total of four ships were ordered, with the first three units produced in Germany and the fourth vessel built by Alexandria Shipyard in Egypt. At today’s ceremony in Bremerhaven, the frigate “AL-AZIZ” was accepted by the Egyptian Navy after only 38 months of the contract becoming effective.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently conducted a full test for an amphibious transport group consisting of two Type 075 amphibious assault ships in the South China Sea, a move experts said on Sunday indicated that such a dual vessel group has achieved combat capability. Liu Xuanzun reports in Global Times.

According to a PR published by Damen on October 13, 2022, celebrating the start of the construction of a second batch of two Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Pakistan Navy, the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi performed the initial welding work on the keel of the first vessel at Damen Shipyards Galatí.

Fincantieri signed, at the Italian Embassy in Athens, a number of memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a selection of potential new suppliers in the context of the high-profile process pursued by the Hellenic Minister of National Defence for the construction of four corvettes and the provision of Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) and In Service Support (ISS).

The Ufa diesel-electric submarine of project 636.3 completed the acceptance trials in the Baltic Sea, the Baltic fleet said. “The crew and the trial team checked the systems and mechanisms, weapons and technical units in a submerged and surfaced position, tested the submarine at full speed, as well as the sonar and radio equipment,” it said. It was earlier reported that the Ufa had submerged 190 meters deep in the Baltic Sea.

More than 11,000 personnel from NATO countries are participating in UK-led Exercise Joint Warrior. Taking place from 1 to 12 October, the biannual exercise includes defence against simulated attacks above, on, and below the water – extending from Cape Wrath and the Hebrides in the north, to the North Sea and the western Channel.

According to a PR published by Kongsberg Maritime on October 10, 2022, the firm is pleased to announce a contract award with Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shipbuilding SA (RSB) to supply three shipsets of Kongsberg HUGIN AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) systems and related HiPAP positioning and communication systems for three newbuild warships for the Polish Navy.

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