JUNE 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

The 31st Chinese naval escort taskforce, composed of the amphibious dock landing ship Kunlunshan (Hull 998), the guided-missile frigate Xuchang (Hull 536) and the comprehensive supply ship Luomahu (Hull 964), arrived in Sydney, Australia, on the morning of June 3, local time, for a five-day friendly visit to Australia.

The rescue detachment of Novorossiisk naval base is actively engaging harbour diving boats of project 23040. They are designed for operations close to naval bases, but are successfully used in the whole zone of responsibility from the Sea of Azov to Adler, the Zvezda weekly said.

The U.S. Navy has allocated funds for long-lead components for the next production lot of the MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including one for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), according to a Defense Department contract announcement made on May 30.

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