July 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

According to information released by the Thales Group website on July 16, 2020, Thales has announced the success of the first configuration conducted under real operational conditions with the complete system developed for the Franco-British MMCM (Maritime Mine Counter Measures) program launched in 2010 and awarded to the Group in 2015. This maiden mission was organized off the coast of Brest at the end of June 2020 in the presence of officials from both nations.

According to information released by the U.S. Coast Guard on July 15, 2020, U.S. Coast Guard Sentinel-class Cutter Harold Miller was commissioned at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, July 15, 2020. The crew of the Harold Miller will have a patrol area encompassing 900 miles of coastline for the Coast Guard’s Eighth District, from Carrabelle, Florida, to Brownsville, Texas.

According to information published by the British Air Force on July 13, 2020, the British Royal Air Force's newest anti-submarine aircraft P-8 POSEIDON MRA1 has participated in a multi-national NATO training exercise for the first time since arriving in the UK in February 2020. The Boeing P-8 is truly a multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft, excelling at anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and search and rescue.

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