NAVAL NEWS MAY 2022

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to a PR published by Schiebel on May 25, 2022, the Royal Danish Navy (RDN) is operating the Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is delivered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

According to a PR published by Saab on May 24, 2022, the firm has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration for a new torpedo tube for lightweight torpedos. The order value is approximately SEK 150 million, and there is an option to increase the quantity of the order. Deliveries will take place in 2023.

According to a PR published by Northrop Grumman on May 23, 2022, MQ-8C Fire Scout, the U.S. Navy’s autonomous, runway-independent helicopter system, made its second operational deployment, and first deployment to the Indo-Pacific Area of Responsibility aboard USS Jackson providing military commanders greater maritime intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting capability.

SEVASTOPOL, May 19. /TASS-DEFENSE/. The Admiral Makarov frigate of project 11356 will likely become the flagship of the Black Sea fleet after the Moskva cruiser caught fire and sank, a source in Crimean security agencies told TASS. “Following the loss of Moskva, one of the three projects 11356 frigates may become the new flagship of the Russian Black Sea fleet. So far, the Admiral Makarov has been chosen,” he said. TASS could not obtain official confirmation of the report.

The U.S. Navy has commissioned the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer on Saturday, May 14, in Charleston, South Carolina. The USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. is the first ship to honor Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen, Jr., the first Black Marine Corps aviator and the first Black Marine Corps officer promoted to brigadier general. When Petersen retired in 1988 after 38 years of service, he was, by date of designation, the senior-ranking aviator in the Department of the Navy.

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