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NOVEMBER 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security


The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for its last medical mission stop in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, November 4, 2019. Comfort’s team consists of more than 900 personnel, including medical specialists from the U.S. military, non-governmental organizations volunteers, and personnel from partner nations.

The project 23370G big hydrographic boat Mikhail Kazansky, which has been built for the Russian Navy at KAMPO enterprise, and assembled from various parts at the Vyborg Shipbuilding Plant is ending the sea phase of state trials in the Gulf of Finland. It will be handed over to the Russian Navy before the end of November, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

A subsidiary of RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., a pioneer and world leader in underwater defence and security solutions recently won a tender to supply its Portable Acoustic Range (PAR) system to an undisclosed navy. The PAR is an advanced application of underwater signal processing designed to measure noise radiated by submarines as well as surface vessels.

On October 23, 2019, Navy Recognition editorial team has visited one of Leonardo's aerospace, defence and security site in Brescia. The tour was focused on the Naval and Airborne small-calibre guns manufacturing. It was a good opportunity for Navy Recognition to see the wide range of weapons systems made by Leonardo (from Kalibre 12.7mm to 40mm).

Project 22800 Karakurt-class corvettes will become the basis for the development of small antisubmarine warfare ships. They will reliably defend the Russian coast from adversary submarines. The small ships will make it difficult to track Russian nuclear ballistic missile submarines close to the naval bases where they are the most vulnerable, the Izvestia daily writes.

Lockheed Martin Corp. has been awarded a $20,700,000 firm-fixed-price contract, from the United States Navy, for the design, fabrication, procurement, delivery, installation, integration, configuration, technical documentation, test, modernization and concurrency of the Littoral Combat Ship Freedom Variant Integrated Tactical Trainer devices installed at Naval Station Mayport, Florida; and Naval Station San Diego, California.

Pakistan Navy test-fired land-based anti-ship missile ‘Zarb’ as part of a training exercise from the coastal region. The missile successfully followed its preplanned trajectory and accurately engaged the target at sea. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi witnessed the exercise as Chief Guest.

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