April 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

The Royal Australian Navy guided-missile frigate HMAS Parramatta (FFH 154), left, along with the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and the Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) for operations in the South China Sea starting April 13.

Within the framework of the current four-year development plan, Estonian Ministry of Defence is set to acquire two force protection patrol boats built by an Estonian company Baltic Workboats AS, as a result of which up to 50 people will be employed until the end of the year on the island of Saaremaa, which is one of the most suffered regions in Estonia due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The Swedish government has started the process for the sale of two second-hand A17 Södermanland class Submarines to Poland. According to news published by the Polish military website Defence24, the Swedish government has asked the parliament to issue an approval of the sale of two used submarines to Poland including the HSwMS “Södermanland” and the HSwMS “Östergötland”.

The Russian Navy Admiral Golovko frigate of project 22350 will be floated in late April — early May this year, Severnaya verf Shipyard said. The Admiral Golovko second serial frigate of project 22350 (factory #923) was laid on February 1, 2012. The Admiral Gorshkov lead frigate became operational in 2018. The Admiral Kasatonov first serial frigate is undergoing trials in the Barents Sea.

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