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JUNE 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security


According to ET Intelligence Group, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), an Indian manufacturer of warships for the Indian Navy, is likely to pick up a revenue growth soon. This may attract investors during the 3-4 coming years because the shipyard is to make frigates for the Indian Navy during this period of time.

Raytheon won a four-year $US 234 million initial low-rate production contract from the U.S. Navy to outfit all of its nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships with 23 Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems (JPALS). JPALS are GPS-based precision landing systems that guide aircraft to precision landings in all weather and surface conditions.

The German Navy commissioned its first Baden-Württemberg-class (F125-class) frigate, the F222 Baden-Württemberg frigate, on June 17, according to Christian Thiels, in a ceremony held at the thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) facility.

German, Norwegian, Danish and U.S. Navy Sailors from the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise Mine Warfare Task Group came together to clear three World War II-era air-laid mines in the Baltic Sea on June 14, the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center said in a release.

Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) of India, a premier DRDO lab making elaborate preparations for the transfer of technology (TOT) on advanced versions of heavy and lightweight torpedoes, along with Visakhapatnam, is poised to find a place in the world map of underwater weapon production.

According to Reuters, quoting the General Manager of the North Atlantic Treaty Ogranization (NATO) agency that manages the Airborne Warning & Control Systems (AWACS) fleet Michael Gschossmann, reported that the alliance might switch from the ageing E-3A surveillance aircraft fleet to the E-7 AWACS aircraft.

According to the Royal Navy, HMS Trent's trials allowed the vessel to test its main engineering systems and sensors (engines, water production, sewage, waste collection, electricity generation, radar, etc...) and allows shipwrights to make tweaks and fix any problems once the ship returns to BAE shipyards at Scotstoun.

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