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In order to acquire 4 new submarines, the Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) has asked 3 candidate shipyards to submit tenders. The candidate yards are Naval Group, Saab Kockums and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. They are required to submit their tenders by 28 July 2023 at the latest. Netherlands State Secretary for Defence Christophe van der Maat today sent a letter to the House of Representatives in which he explained the process that is in place for the provisional award decision.

The British Ministry of Defence has confirmed that trials of Thales' Apollo uncrewed surface vessel took place in December 2022. The Royal Navy Maritime Autonomous System Trials Team (MASTT), with support from Thales, conducted the trials off Weymouth Bay. Representatives from the UK Naval Authority and Technology Group (NATG) and the Mine Hunting Capability team from the Ministry of Defence were present to observe and approve the trials.

BAE Systems has won a contract to adapt a new mine disposal system using Archerfish for Korean Aerospace Industries, as part of the development of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy’s new anti-mine helicopter fleet. Already in service with the US Navy, Archerfish is a remote-controlled underwater mine neutraliser that is launched and operated from surface ships, underwater vehicles and helicopters.

In an audacious development on the 11th of June, 2023, Ukraine's military, in a daring move, unleashed an attack using six explosive-laden naval drones on the Russian Navy's Vishnya-Class intelligence ship, "Priazovye". The ship was on patrol in the southern Black Sea near the Turkish-Blue Stream Pipelines, according to a video released by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

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