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NAVAL NEWS APRIL 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to information published by Tass on April 13, 2021, the Project 23120 logistics support vessel Vsevolod Bobrov built by the Severnaya Verf Shipyard has passed another stage of its shipbuilders sea trials in the Gulf of Finland, the Defense Ministry’s press office said.

According to information published by Babcock International, the Aerospace, Defence and Security Company on April 14, 2021, the firm has been awarded a two year contract with the Ministry of Defence, for continuation of in-service support to the Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS).

According to information published by US Department of Defense on April 13, 2021, Hydroid Inc., Pocasset, Massachusetts, is awarded a $74,700,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, containing firm-fixed-price provisions. This contract is for the procurement of MK 18 Mod 2 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Increment II Payload Upgrade hardware, in support of the existing MK 18 Mod 2 UUV program.

According to a press release published on April 14, 2021, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and THALES in the UK have joined forces to offer SEA SERPENT as a compelling solution to equip the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates with an anti-ship and anti-surface missile that can match and overmatch a rapidly expanding range and intensity of current and emerging threats.

According to information published by Naval Group on April 13, 2021, the second Argentinian offshore patrol vessel, OPV 87 A.R.A. Piedrabuena, was delivered to the Argentine Navy in the presence of Captain Víctor Ortiz, representative of the Argentinian Navy in France.

According to a press release published by Boeing on April 12, 2021, the first P-8A Poseidon fuselage for Norway arrived at Boeing facilities in Renton, Washington, from Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kansas, marking a major milestone in the production of the first of five Poseidons for the Royal Norwegian Air Force.

According to information published by the French Ministry of Armed Forces on April 13, 2021, Florence Parly visited the shipyard of the Rubis-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, Perle (S606) in Cherbourg, which is currently being repaired.

According to information published by ELE Times on April 12, 2021, India’s indigenous aircraft carrier 1 (IAC 1) INS Vikrant will soon be getting air defence cover from the long-range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) system after the Navy started integration work of the missile system onboard INS Vikrant.

According to a press release published by Northtrop Grumman on April 12, 2021, the U.S. Navy recently awarded the company a $115 million production contract for U.S. Department of the Navy’s Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (DoN LAIRCM) systems. Northrop Grumman was also awarded additional contracts recently including integration, sustainment and support of the DoN LAIRCM systems.

According to information published on April 12, 2021, Rubin unveils the first version of a submersible patrol ship combining the benefits of a submarine and a surface patrol vessel. The concept named the Sentry (Border and Offshore Submersible Sentry, BOSS) is intended for foreign customers.

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