NAVAL NEWS December 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to information published by the Australian Ministry of Defense on December 16, 2021, Arafura class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), NUSHIP Arafura, was launched at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia – the first in a fleet of 12 OPVs being built for the Royal Australian Navy to replace the Armidale and Cape class patrol boats.

According to a press release published by Saab on December 16, 2021, the company has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Organisation (FMV) for the next phase of the life extension program of Torpedo 62. The order value is SEK 145 million and deliveries will take place by the end of 2023.

According to information published by the U.S. DoD on December 14, 2021, Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Vice Adm. Steven Poulin and the Commandant of the Hellenic Coast Guard Vice Adm. Theodoros Kliaris signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Hellenic coast guards.

According to information published by Business World on December 15, 2021, France is set to putting an offer for the Barracuda nuclear attack submarine on the table during the visit of French Defence Minister Florence Parly to India.

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on December 14, 2021, Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $269,034,300 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N0002421C5408 in support of the fiscal 2021-2023 Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 full-rate production requirements.

According to information published by the Philippine Navy on December 15, 2021, the Philippine Fleet (PF) through Sealift Amphibious Force (SAF) Christened and Commissioned BRP Mamanwa (LC294), former Mulgae Class LCU 70 of the Republic of Korea at Captain Salvo Pier, Naval Base Heracleo Alano.

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