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According to information published by the Facebook account of the Naval Sea Systems Command on May 17, 2021, Yard Tug (YT) 811 was successfully launched at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI), May 8. YT 811 is the Navy's fourth YT 808 Class harbor tugboat with a total of six under contract with DCI. Acceptance trials for YT 811 are planned for late summer followed by delivery to Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton Annex.

According to information published by the NATO website on May 13, 2021, the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour has returned to Taranto at the Mar Grande naval station in Italy after three months of operations with the U.S. military in the Atlantic Ocean. The recently upgraded Italian Navy flagship, the aircraft carrier Cavour (CVH 550) participated in sea trials, a series of tests and functional activities, following which the F-35 Joint Program Office has delivered a flight clearance recommendation to the Italian Navy for the safe operation of fifth-generation F-35B fighter aircraft.

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