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NAVAL NEWS JUNE 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to a press release published by Naval Group on June 2021, Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), France's Naval Group and its Singapore subsidiary Naval Group Far East, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly explore new technologies such as additive manufacturing for naval applications.

According to information published by the Royal Navy on June 14, 2021, submarine hunters on HMS Northumberland honed their skills during a four-day fight in the fjords. The Plymouth-based frigate tested her mettle against the Norwegian Navy – in waters its submariners know like the back of their hands.

According to a press release published by Raytheon on June 11, 2021, Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, is working with shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula, Mississippi, to integrate four SPY-6 radar arrays onto the USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125). The ship is the first in a class of guided-missile destroyers known as Flight III.

According to information published by the U.S. Navy, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), and expeditionary fast transport USNS Trenton (T-EPF-5) are participating in U.S. Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) largest and premier annual exercise African Lion.

According to information published by Press TV on June 14, 2021, the destroyer Dena and the minesweeper Shahin joined the Iranian naval fleet in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas during a ceremony attended by military commanders.

According to a press release published by Leonardo on June 14, 2021, the firm's naval systems have been put through their paces in a recent NATO exercise, demonstrating their advanced technology and operational effectiveness. The range of systems, which included detection, tracking, communication, command, and control capabilities, were on show between the 15th and 30th May at the MOD Hebrides Range in Scotland, UK as part of At Sea Demonstration / Formidable Shield 2021.

According to information released on June 11, 2021, the American shipyards Bollinger has submitted its proposal to the United States Coast Guard to build Stage 2 of the Heritage-class Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. If chosen, Bollinger would construct and deliver a total of 11 vessels to the U.S. Coast Guard over the next decade, helping to sustain the Bollinger workforce through 2031.

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