August 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

According to a picture released by the U.S. Navy Twitter account on August 29, 2020, the USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93), an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer has fired SM-2 RIM-66 Standard MR surface-to-air missile during RIMPAC 2020, the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise. RIMPAC is held biennially during June and July of even-numbered years from Honolulu, Hawaii, with the exception of 2020 where it was held in August.

According to a press release published by General Atomics, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced that it has been awarded a developmental contract by Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to provide manufacturing design drawings, engineering, fabrication, inspection, and assembly of prototype propulsor, shafting and bearing components as well as the equipment needed to support propulsor research & development, testing and evaluation.

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