NAVAL NEWS NOVEMBER 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to information published by the U.S. DoD on November 10, 2021, L3Harris Technologies Inc. is awarded a $10,032,169 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract procures 220 BRU-55C/A Kits with Universal Armament Interface Joint Direct Attack Munition for engineering, manufacturing, modification, and integration in support of the transition from a BRU-55B/A bomb rack configuration to a BRU-55C/A configuration.

According to a press release published by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. on November 18, 2021, a part of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, held a launch ceremony for the second of two large multi-role response vessels (MRRVs) being built to order for the Department of Transportation in the Republic of the Philippines.

According to a press release published by the European Council on November 17, 2021, the Council adopted a decision updating the list of projects to be undertaken under the EU permanent structured cooperation (PESCO). As a result, 14 new projects will be added to the list of the 46 existing ones that have been developed under PESCO since December 2017.

According to a press release published by EDGE Group on November 18, 2021, the advanced technology company for defence and beyond, entered a strategic agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel's major aerospace and aviation manufacturer, to jointly design the first-in-class series of 170 m-USV (modular-unmanned surface vessels) for the entire range of military and commercial applications.

According to a press release published by Shield AI on November 16, 2021, the defense-technology company using self-driving software to enable collaborative teams of unmanned aircraft to operate in GPS- and RF-denied environments, announced that Martin UAV (a Shield AI company) kicked off its Multi-Mission Tactical UAS Increment 2 (Mi2) prototype effort with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD).

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on November 16, 2021, Military Sealift Command’s Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) took part in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia, in the Java Sea.

According to a press release published by the government of the UK on November 16, 2021, an Intergovernmental Framework Agreement was signed in London. This document continues to progress on joint projects to develop the capabilities of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as agreed in June when the UK, Ukraine, and industry signed a Memorandum of Implementation to collaborate to boost Ukraine’s naval capabilities.

According to information published by the Indian Ministry of Defense on November 15, 2021, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk, an indigenously built Missile Corvette is participating in the 3rd edition of India, Singapore, and Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX – 21, from 15 to 16 Nov 21 in the Andaman Sea.

According to information published by the Russian Ministry of Defense on November 13, 2021, detachment of ships of the Black Sea Fleet consisting of the frigate Admiral Grigorovich, the patrol ship Dmitry Rogachev and the rescue tugboat SB-742 arrived at the port of Algeria to participate in Joint naval maneuvers 2021 international exercise with the ships of the Navy of the Algerian People's Democratic Republic.

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