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NAVAL NEWS APRIL 2021

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According to information published U.S. Pacific Fleet on April 20, 2021, the Navy begins its inaugural multi-domain manned and unmanned capabilities exercise. The exercise will feature unmanned capabilities "Above the Sea, On the Sea and Below the Sea."

According to a press release published by Schiebel on April 21, 2021, the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) is operating the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for enhanced maritime surveillance in the Baltic Sea. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is delivered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and is also extended to Finland.

According to information published by U.S. Navy on April 20, 2021, the Italian Navy flagship, the aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550), departed Naval Station Norfolk after Joint Force operations with U.S. military forces in the Atlantic Ocean. The F-35 Joint Program Office has delivered a flight clearance recommendation to the Italian Navy for the safe operation of fifth generation F-35B fighter aircraft.

According to information published by NATO, the NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency) has acquired a Remotely Operated Vehicle System (ROVS) for the Spanish Navy. The system will provide the Spanish Navy with improved diving support capabilities and will facilitate the execution of their International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office responsibilities.

According to a press release published by Tass on April 20, 2021, the Northern Fleet is taking part in a joint command post exercise being directed by Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov.

According to a press release published by Huntington Ingalls Industries on April 19, 2021, the company announced the commercial release of its REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). This new, open architecture, small-class UUV can dive to depths of 305 meters (1,000 feet) and has endurance options up to 30 hours.

According to information published by U.S. Navy on April 20, 2021, the Naval Air Traffic Management Systems Program Office (PMA-213) completed Precision Approach and Landing System (PALS) certification on the United Kingdom’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), completing a critical step in readying the ship for its first operational deployment.

According to information published U.S. Navy on April 20, 2021, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), departed Mayport, yesterday, for deployment to participate in HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) Strike Group.

American shipyard Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on April 19, 2021, that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a fourth contract modification from the U.S. Navy for $107 million to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9 (Landing Helicopter Assault) also called amphibious assault ship.

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