July 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

Amid rising tensions across the Taiwan Straits with the US military's increasingly frequent operations in the region, Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy sailed a newer version of its 052D guided-missile destroyer equipped with new meter wave radar to detect stealth warplanes besides a longer helicopter deck to accommodate the ship-borne version of its Z-20 attack/utility helicopter.

According to a contract released by the U.S. DoD (Department of Defense) on July 10, 2020, Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $17,229,374 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price order (N00019-20-F-0493) against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-15-G-0003. This order provides non-recurring engineering in support of upgrading the existing Tactical Tomahawk Guidance Test Set (TTGTS) product baseline to eliminate obsolescence and production issues.

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