Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to information published by Department of Defence on March 15, 2021, Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $31,950,403 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-5432 to exercise options for encanistered missiles, fire control suite and launching mechanism for the Over-the-Horizon weapon system.

According to a press release published by Department of Defence, Lockheed Martin Space, Titusville, Florida, is awarded a $558,841,361 fixed-price-incentive and cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to exercise options under previously awarded contract N00030-20-C-0100 for Trident II (D5) missile production and deployed systems support.

According to information published by March 15, 2021, frigates HMS Lancaster and Westminster, tanker RFA Tiderace and vessels from all three Baltic states – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia – have joined forces for a concerted demonstration of Britain’s commitment to the security and stability of the region.

On 6 - 7 March, in the waters of Central Mediterranean, the Italian FREMM frigates Alpino and Margottini took part in an Antisubmarine Warfare Exercise with frigate Languedoc of the Marine Nationale. Focus of the drill was the undertaking of a blockade against submarine Venuti, acting as opposing force. Besides organic helicopters, a French ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft from Sigonella and a SH101 ASW helicopter from Maristaeli Catania was also involved in the exercise.

According to a press release published by Belgium Naval & Robotics on March 12, 2021, the consortium selects IXblue as the supplier of the forefront sonars and the navigation system for the Belgian and Dutch mine countermeasures vessels. These new assets will grant superior capabilities to the ships in terms of increased detectability with the sonars and higher reliability and safety for the navigation system.

According to a press release published by Thales on March 12, 2021, in Cairns, Thales Australia, Austal and Tropical Reef Shipyard signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the Australian Government’s National Naval Shipbuilding and Sustainment Enterprise.

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