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Malaysian Minister of Defence YB Mohammad Hassan announced that Turkiye was chosen for the LMS Batch II corvette procurement program, Defense Studies wrote on November 29. The program aims for a corvette capable of conducting anti-surface warfare, anti-air warfare, and patrol missions. Three ships will be procured in the initial phase, with eight vessels planned for the final phase.

On November 29, 2023, the USS Carney, a United States Navy destroyer, neutralized an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) originating from Yemen. This incident, occurring near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, is part of the ongoing confrontations with the Iran-backed Houthi rebels. This event recalls an earlier interception of a Houthi missile by the same vessel, as reported by Navy Recognition on October 20, 2023.

According to information published by the Myanmar Armed Forces on November 27, 2023, the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has dispatched several warships, including the destroyer Zi Bo, the frigate Jing Zhou, and the supply ship Qian Dao Hu, to Yangon, Myanmar, as part of a joint maritime security exercise and a friendship tour.

According to Military Informant on November 22, 2023, it is claimed that Russian soldiers captured on the western coast of Crimea an intact Ukrainian Magura V5 Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), a USV frequently used by Ukraine in kamikaze attacks against ships from the Russian Black Sea Fleet. This incident could mark the second known instance of Russia obtaining a Ukrainian USV, with the first one discovered off the coast of Sevastopol in September 2022.

The Spanish submarine S-81 Isaac Peral is currently undergoing sea trials, marking the final step before its official entry into active service. This development opens up new opportunities in the international submarine market, with five countries showing potential interest in acquiring these next-generation vessels.

On November 26, 2023, the Iranian Defense Ministry showcased a series of photographs through its official X account, revealing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGC-N), also known as NEDSA (Niru-ye Daryâyi-e Sepâh-e Pâsdârân-e Enghelâb-e Eslâmi), during a military drill. The images displayed IRGC-N marines equipped with modern weaponry, such as the AK-103/133 rifles with RU-03 optics. This special force is also called the Sepah Navy Special Force.

The launching ceremony of the Spartaco Schergat frigate, the 9th of a series of 10 FREMM vessels (Multi-Mission European Frigate), took place on November 27 at the integrated shipyard of Riva Trigoso (Genoa). The 10 FREMM vessels have been commissioned to Fincantieri by the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French international cooperation program, under the coordination of OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matiére d’Armement), the joint organization for European cooperation in armaments. The godmother of the launch was Arianna Somma, granddaughter of the Golden Medal for Military Valor Spartaco Schergat, from whom the ship takes its name.

Russia already operates more icebreakers than any other country and, of course, travels along the Northern Sea Route. The country will now be arming its icebreakers with guns as part of an ongoing effort to exert more influence, station more forces and potentially claim territory in the Arctic, Kris Osborn, President, the Center for Military Modernization, writes in Warrior Maven.

On November 22, 2023, as part of a live-fire exercise showcasing its defensive capabilities, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) utilized its Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS). The exercise took place in the Philippine Sea, where the USS Dewey operates as part of Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest DESRON and the principal surface force of the US Navy's 7th Fleet.

The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of China is making significant advancements in the field of stealth technology, particularly with its diesel-electric submarines of the 039A (Yuan) class, now upgraded to the 039C variant. This new variant of class submarines is equipped with a stealthy sail structure.

According to Tasnim on November 27, the new destroyer named Daylaman and bearing hull identification number 78 was officially commissioned during a ceremony held in the northern port city of Bandar Anzali. The event was attended by prominent figures, including Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani.

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