May 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

British Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is one step closer to being able to deploy on global operations after completing the first stages of Operational Sea Training. The Portsmouth-based aircraft carrier has been at sea since late April to prove she will be ready for her maiden operational deployment next year, and the UK can deliver on its commitment to have a Carrier Strike Group ready to deploy from the end of this year.

The future USS Kansas City (LCS 22), arrives at its new homeport at Naval Base San Diego. The Navy will commission LCS 22, the second ship in naval history to be named Kansas City, June 20, 2020, via naval message due to public health safety and restrictions of large public events related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

For quite some time now, some interesting elements have been released on social media about a possible launching a new submarine and submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Indeed, those State-of-the-art technologies, currently under construction, have been quoted as possible new strategic weapons that the communist nation could show off in the near future.

According to news published on Turkish website Defense and Technology May 21, 2020, the first I-Class or Istanbul-class frigate of MILGEM project, a Turkish national warship project, will be launched in 2020. Managed by the Turkish Navy, the project aims at developing multipurpose corvettes and frigates that can be deployed in a range of missions, including reconnaissance, surveillance, early warning, anti-submarine warfare, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air warfare, and amphibious operations.

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