NAVAL NEWS December 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to information published by Yonhap News Agency on November 10, 2021, South Korea has successfully conducted key performance tests of the homegrown ship-based guided-missile, Haegung, ahead of its deployment next year, the state-run defense quality assessment agency and Navy officials.

According to information published by the Times of Oman on December 13, 2021, the Royal Navy of Oman is participating with PNS Tughril of the naval forces of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the joint naval exercise (Al Thamar Al Tayeb), which will be carried out in Pakistani territorial waters from December 13 to 18.

According to information published by Bell Textron on December 8, 2021, the company announced the successful sale and delivery of two Bell 505 helicopters to the Indonesian Navy. The newly acquired helicopters will be utilized as basic helicopter trainers.

According to a tweet published by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force on December 10, 2021, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries held at Nagasaki Works naming and launch ceremony for the newest FFM, the 4th MOGAMI class, Mikuma. Her name comes from "Mikuma River" at Oita prefecture, Kyusyu.

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on December 8, 2021, Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) and Timor-Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL) partnered in the 27th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime exercise in the territorial waters surrounding Port Hera.

According to information published by NVL Group on December 3, 2021, the German firm, formerly Lürssen Defence, and its local shipyard partner MTG Dolphin, joined representatives of the contracting authority to launch the construction of the first of two Multipurpose Modular Patrol Vessels (MMPV) for the Bulgarian Navy in Varna, Bulgaria.

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