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July 2018 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security


Nurettin Janikli, the Minister of National Defense of Turkey, reported on July 5, 2018 that the Turkish design and engineering company Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret (STM) won the tender of the Pakistani Navy and, in accordance with the contract, will deliver four corvettes of the Turkish MILGEM project (Ada-class) to the Pakistani fleet.

Norsafe has carried out extensive research and development in the last few years to develop a new range of robust and safe boats for the Military and Professional market. Using the experience gained from the closed cabin 1200 andS1200 in the Munin range, an open version is now ready for sea trialsand will be launched at Seawork International on 3-5 July in Southampton, UK.

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed the first open sea launch, dive and recovery of the deep search and rescue vehicle (DSRV) for the first of two 3rd Generation Submarine Rescue Systems being delivered to the Indian Navy, the company has announced.

The 36th Belgian Navy Days were held at the Zeebrugge naval base on June 30th and July 1st 2018. For two days visitors could board several vessels from the Belgian Navy fleet and other European navies vessels. Navy Recognition had the chance to interview Admiral Wim Robberecht, commander of the Belgian Navy (Marine Component).

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $4,191,533,822 for modification P00008 to convert the previously awarded V-22 tiltrotor aircraft advance acquisition contract to a fixed-price-incentive-fee multiyear contract. This contract provides for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the Navy; 14 MV-22B aircraft for the Marine Corps; one CV-22B for the Air Force; and four MV-22B aircraft for the government of Japan.

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