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June 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security


According to an article published on the 3WTKR website on June 03, 2020, the US Navy USS Gerald R. Ford CVN-78 aircraft carrier has for the first time the complete air wing CVW-8 on board. The Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8), is a United States Navy aircraft carrier air wing based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia. The air wing is attached to the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78).

According to a press release published on June 2, 2020, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has completed a dual operational firing trial at sea with LORA (Long-Range Artillery Weapon System), a precise ballistic strike missile. The tactical ballistic missile can be launched from both ground- and sea-based platforms against infrastructures, bunkers or buried fortifications deep inside enemy territory.

According to an article published by the Australian Naval Daily website on June 3, 2020, the Australian Navy keeps on track the project of SEA 5000 Future Frigate Project that will provide nine Hunter class frigates optimized for anti-submarine warfare to replace the Anzac Class frigates of the Australian navy. They will be known in service as the Hunter class frigates.

After two years of maintenance and modernization at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, the US Navy USS Missouri (SSN 780) the seventh Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine is now ready for operational deployment. It began its maintenance period almost 24 months ago. Since then, more than 2.2 million work-hours and more than 20,000 individual jobs were required to keep the boat fit for service. The availability officially ended on May 21, 2020, following the submarine’s successful sea trials and certification.

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