Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to a press release published by Northrop Grumman on June 11, 2021, the firm has delivered the AN/SLQ-32(V)7 Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 Engineering and Development Model (EDM) to the U.S. Navy for land-based testing. The official transfer was marked at an event with company and Navy program officials at Northrop Grumman’s systems integration facility in Baltimore, Maryland.

According to information published by the British Royal Navy website on June 8, 2021, the British Royal Navy is set to be involved in Europe’s first maritime operations and training centre for robotic vehicles. Joined by Seabot XR and the UK National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the facility will future-proof training for civilian and military vessel operations.

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on June 4, 2021, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and U.S. Air Forces Central (AFCENT) conducted multiple simultaneous, joint air operations in support of maritime surface warfare (AOMSW) exercises with United Arab Emirates (UAE) Coast Guard and Joint Aviation Command (JAC), and Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) in the Persian Gulf.

According to information published by US States Pacific Fleet on June 10, 2021, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) rendezvoused with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) to conduct operations in the South China Sea that continued until June 11.

According to information released on June 10, 2021, during MADEX International Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition 2021 that takes place in Busan, South Korea, Italian company Fincantieri has signed a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to support the Conceptual Design of the new class of aircraft carriers “CVX” for the Navy of the Republic of Korea (South Korea).

ECA GROUP on June 10, 2021, announces the fulfillment of the first milestone within the modernization program of 3 mine countermeasures vessels belonging to the Latvian Navy, 8 months after winning the contract for the modernization of the Navy's MCM capabilities. This first milestone consists of disassembling the legacy equipment of mine countermeasures vessels. Following this successful phase, and the Critical Design Review of ship architecture, teams will begin installing the new, upgraded equipment in October 2021.

According to information released on June 10, 2021, Italian company Fincantieri, one of the most important shipbuilding groups in the world, and the Ministry of Defense of Indonesia have signed a contract for the supply of 6 FREMM class frigates, the modernization and sale of 2 Maestrale class frigates, and the related logistical support. There may be a collaboration between PT-PAL Shipyard in Java Island and Fincantieri.

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