Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

BAE Systems announced on April 27 that it was awarded a contract by U.S. Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, to engineer command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) services on surface ships. The total value of the eight-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract is $537 million. BAE Systems is one of three companies that will compete for work on the program.

A combined force of U.S. and Philippine service members participated in a combined joint littoral live-fire exercise on April 27, the culminating field training event for Balikatan 2023. Approximately 1,400 Marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Coast Guardsmen from both countries took part in the training, which involved detecting, identifying, targeting and engaging a target ship using a variety of ground and air-based weapons systems.

According to information published by the US DoD on April 27, 2023, Safe Boats is awarded a $16,201,667 firm-fixed-price modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-21-C-2201 for the exercise of options for procurement and installation of four Gun Weapon Systems onto the Mark VI boats with spares and training.

According to information published by Tass on April 26, 2023, during drills in a combat training area, the crew of the Improved Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine Ufa practiced deep dives and inspected the operation of all its systems and mechanisms, including practicing the algorithms of vessel control at various depths and surfacing methods.

According to information published by the German government on April 20, 2023, the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag approved five proposals for equipping the Bundeswehr, each worth more than 25 million euros. One of the items to be procured includes Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) for the Navy.

 According to information published by the Indian government on April 25, 2023, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Navy successfully conducted a maiden flight trial of sea-based endo-atmospheric interceptor missile off the coast of Odisha in the Bay of Bengal.

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