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NAVAL NEWS APRIL 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to information published by Global Times on April 26, 2021, Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the commissioning ceremony of large destroyer, the Dalian.

According to information published by Global Times on April 24, 2021, the Hainan placed in active service on Friday at a naval port in southern China’s Hainan Province. A video posted this weekend also shows Hainan 31 amphibious assault ship during drills.

According to information published by NATO on April 23, 2021, SNMCMG2, consisting of the Turkish flagship TCG Sokullu Mehmet Paşa, minehunters FS Orion (France), HS Evropi (Greece), ITS Termoli (Italy), ESPS Tajo (Spain) and TCG Ayvalık (Turkey), was confronted with a realistic exercise scenario for mine countermeasures operations, including asymmetric threats besides manoeuvring and communication exercises.

According to a press release published by Leonardo on April 23, 2021, the firm has been awarded a contract to supply four OTO 127/64 LW Vulcano naval guns for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new multi-role combat ships. The contract was further to a competitive international tender.

According to information published by The Edge Markets on April 23, 2021, Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd’s (BHIC) wholly-owned subsidiary has been awarded a contract worth RM78.14 million from the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) for the upkeeping of submarine facilities for the Royal Malaysian Navy.

According to information published by U.S. Department of Defense on April 22, 2021, the Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is awarded a $73,951,846 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0876) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001921G0006). This order provides for the design, development, and test of software and ancillary hardware necessary for the integration of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile onto the P-8A aircraft for the Navy.

According to information published by the Royal Navy on April 22, 2021, she can confirm the Her Majesty the Queen has approved the names of two new fast patrol boats, which will be based in Gibraltar, as HM Ships Dagger and Cutlass.

According to information published by Daily Sabah on April 22, 2021, the Philippines is currently looking for ways to modernize its navy and collaboration with the Turkish government is among the options as the South Asian country explores ways of enabling this, state-run media said.

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