NAVAL NEWS December 2023

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to information published by United Shipbuilding Corporation on December 1, 2023, the frigate Admiral Golovko, under construction by PJSC 'Northern Shipyard' (part of USC), has successfully completed its factory and state trials in the Barents Sea, at the Northern Fleet's marine ranges. These trials involved comprehensive testing of all the ship's devices and weapon systems.

According to information published by USC on November 29, 2023, the Sevmash Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) has launched the nuclear powered Yasen M class submarine Arkhangelsk. This marks the completion of the dock construction phase for the third serial vessel of this modernized series.

According to information published by the Spanish MoD on November 30, 2023, the ceremony at the Cartagena Naval Base, graced by Defense Minister Margarita Robles and Admiral General Antonio Piñeiro, marked a key milestone for the Spanish Navy with the delivery of the 'Isaac Peral' (S-81) submarine.

According to information published by BAE Systems on November 29, 2023, the Hunter class frigate program has successfully completed its Preliminary Design Review (PDR), a critical technical assessment to ensure operational effectiveness of the design. The review, initiated in July, paves the way for more detailed design and construction work.

As reported by Iran Observer on November 28, 2023, Iran released footage showcasing the monitoring of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as it transited the Strait of Hormuz. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) issued a specific warning to the United States, focusing on advising against the takeoff of any aircraft on board the carrier during its passage through the strategic strait.

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