NAVAL NEWS JUNE 2021

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According to a tweet published by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) on June 11, 2021, the French firm Zodiac Milipro delivered three Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) to the DGA for the French Navy. This delivery is a part of a contract signed in 2020 of 13 RIB, named EDO by the Navy.

According to a press release published by Austal on June 18, 2021, the laying of the keel celebrates an important milestone in the life of the future USS Cleveland (LCS 31) and marks a significant event for the construction of the nation’s 31st Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The USS Cleveland will be the fourth commissioned ship in naval service, since World War I, named after Cleveland, the second-largest city in Ohio and home to countless Navy and Marine Corps veterans.

According to information published by Tass on June 17, 2021, the Project 971 "Shchuka-B" (Akula-class) nuclear-powered underwater cruiser Gepard successfully struck a notional enemy’s submarine with an anti-submarine missile during the Northern Fleet’s drills in the Barents Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported.

According to a press release published by Pulse News on June 15, 2021, Hanwha Systems will develop an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for search and rescue missions in partnership with multiple state research institutes and universities including KAIST in a 25-billion-won ($22.3 million) project commissioned by Korea Institute of Marine Science & Technology Promotion. They aim to complete the development by 2025.

According to information published by the Royal Navy on June 17, 2021, the Navy’s sole icebreaker is ready for cooler climes for the first time in more than two years after an intensive workout. HMS Protector has completed the road back to front-line operations following the most comprehensive revamp in her career.

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on June 16, 2021, the Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Mitchel Field, New York, is awarded a $191,183,328 firm-fixed-price contract for the U.S. and United Kingdom to provide strategic weapon system Trident SSI Increment 8 production of inertial navigation systems and associated inertial spares for the Ohio and Columbia ballistic missile submarine shallow water submersible platforms for the fleet ballistic missile program.

According to information published by Tass on June 15, 2021, Russian Navy ships and aircraft have started to search for a simulated enemy’s submarines during an exercise in the central part of the Pacific Ocean, the Defense Ministry’s press office said.

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.

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