December 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

According to a press release published on December 1, 2020, the U.S. Navy has selected L3Harris Technologies with its FVR-90 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial system (UAS) to participate in phase two of a demonstration to identify and evaluate unmanned aerial systems capable of operating in austere deployed environments without additional support systems.

According to information published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) on December 1, 2020, the U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of two (2) MK 15 MOD 25 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) Block 1B Baseline 2 (IB2) systems and related equipment for an estimated cost of $39 million.

According to information published by the Russian press agency TASS on December 1, 2020, the Russian Navy Baltic Fleet’s Project 20380 Steregushchiy-class corvette Boiky has delivered a simulated missile strike with Uran SS-N-25 anti-ship missile in the Atlantic Ocean while accomplishing combat training missions in the fleet’s area of responsibility, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said.

This Monday, November 30, the French Navy launched the ZEST 2020 multi-combat exercise in the Mediterranean, off Toulon. Joint and combined exercise, ZEST's objective is to train Navy units, whether surface, commando or air, in areas as varied as anti-surface, anti-aircraft, mine warfare or cyber defense.

Amissile ccording to a tweet published by the Indian Navy Spoke Person on December 1, 2020, the Indian Navy has successfully test-fires a naval version of the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile launched from the INS Ranvijay Rajput-class destroyer, in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, as part of a series of trials being carried out by the Indian armed forces.

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