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March 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security


Roselectronika Holding of Rostec completed the design of new-generation receiver-transmitter antennas for surface warships and coastal communication hubs. The sky-wave antennas improve communications and decrease the impact of electric features of the Earth, rough sea and terrain relief, Rostec said.

On March 19 2020, Japan Ministry of Defense took delivery of its first Maya-class guided-missile destroyer, JS Maya (DDG-179), during a ceremony at the Japan Marine United Corporation’s Yokohama Shipyard Isogo Works facility. The destroyer Maya will be engaged in public safety and order maintenance at sea.

Engaged in the Foch mission of the Carrier Strike Group, the European Air Group has been implementing, since February 28, 2020, the new TALIOS (Targeting Long-range Identification Optronic System) as part of ground-support training missions and maritime surveillance. This ramp-up phase will soon be followed by operational commissioning on Rafale Marine version which will authorize its use in a wide range of operations.

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has won an order for the latest frigate of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy). HHI signed a 400 billion contract with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) for detailed design and construction of the 3,500-ton FFX Batch III frigate.

The naval version of the JL-9 Mountain Eagle trainer jet is being modified to enable it to train Chinese aircraft carrier jet pilots on an actual aircraft carrier at a time when China is in urgent need of training more aircraft carrier jet pilots, as its second carrier was just commissioned last year, reports said on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

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