NAVAL NEWS NOVEMBER 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to information published by Defense Studies on November 12, 2021, a team of defense and navy officers from the Philippines was in South Korea last week for a joint visual inspection of an anti-submarine warship, Pohang-class corvette Andong.

According to information published by Naval Air Systems on November 9, 2021, the Navy and Marine Corps may soon have a way to resupply warfighters on the front line using unmanned systems capable of delivering necessary supplies from a distance in a variety of scenarios.

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on November 9, 2021, the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted bilateral interoperability training with the Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R 08) and embarked Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 in the Gulf of Oman.

According to information published by Tass on November 9, 2021, the service life of the Pacific Fleet’s Project 949A "Antey" multirole nuclear-powered submarine Irkutsk will be extended by at least ten years after its repairs and upgrade at the Zvezda Ship Repair Plant in Russia’s Far East, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the ministry’s conference call.

Elbit Systems UK has been awarded a circa £73 million contract from Babcock International Group, to provide electronic warfare to the Royal Navy, as part of the UK Ministry of Defence's Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme. Elbit Systems UK's role in the project, known as Maritime Electronic Warfare System Integrated Capability (MEWSIC) Increment 1, will be to provide end-to-end delivery of this EW capability, including in-service support over the course of 13 years.

According to information published by Yonhap on November 11, 2021, South Korea held a ceremony launching a new frigate named after a warship torpedoed by North Korea in 2010, the Navy and state arms procurement agency said, Cheonan, took place at the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. in Ulsan.

According to a press release published by Fincantieri on November 6, 2021, the forward section of “Jacques Chevallier”, the first of four logistic support units LSS (Logistic Support Ship) ordered by Chantiers de l’Atlantique to Fincantieri under the FLOTLOG program (“Flotte logistique”), was delivered today at the Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) shipyard.

According to a tweet published by the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) on November 4, 2021, the French company Zodiac Milpro delivered four new Rigid Inflatable Boats (or embarcation de drome opérationnelle, EDO) to the DGA. The EDO will be deployed onboard the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Mistral-class Tonnerre.

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