NOVEMBER 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

According to information published by the Brazilian navy, from 16 to 18 October 2020, the Brazilian navy has completed another stage of the Submarine Development Program (PROSUB), with the propulsion tests of the new diesel-electric submarine S40 “Riachuelo” that were carried out in a maritime area located in the interior of Sepetiba Bay, on the south coast of Rio de Janeiro.

According to a video published on October 31, 2020, the USS Marinette LCS 25 Freedom-class littoral combat ship has been launched on October 31, 2020, at Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM). The side launch of the USS Marinette will be one of the last side launches at FMM. As part of building larger frigate ships, the shipyard is transitioning to a shiplift system.

According to information published on the Twitter account of the U.S. Department of Defense, on October 31, 2020, the U.S. and Japanese aircraft have conducted air operations during the naval exercise Keen Sword 21. It is a biennial, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command-scheduled, and U.S. Pacific Fleet-sponsored field training exercise (FTX). The joint/bilateral FTX runs through November 5, 2020.

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