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NAVAL NEWS NOVEMBER 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to information published by Iranian press agency TASNIM on November 27, 2021, during a press conference that was held on Saturday, November 27, 2021, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani has announced that the Iranian Navy has started the design of a new class of submarine called "Besat".

According to a press release published by Naval Group on November 26, 2021, the French firm announced the creation of the MCM (Mine Countermeasures) R&D centre of excellence within its subsidiary, Naval Group Belgium. It is the third centre of excellence created by Naval Group abroad.

According to a press release published by Indra on November 25, 2021, the firm has entered into a contract with the Korean DSME shipyard to equip the first KSS III submarine of Batch II to be delivered to the Korean Navy with its Pegaso electronic defence system, which offers a probability of interception of signals in its working band close to 100%.

According to information published by the U.S. Navy on November 24, 2021, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and Tunisian Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels TNS Jugurtha (P610) and TNS Carthage (P503), conducted multiple tactical operations to enhance maritime security and increase interoperability between the two navies.

According to a press release published by Naval Group on November 25, 2021, INS Vela, the fourth P75 Kalvari-class submarine, was commissioned within the Indian Navy in presence of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Chairman & Managing Director, Vice Admiral Narayan Prasad (Retd.) and several other dignitaries.

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on November 23, 2021, Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), Reston, Virginia, is awarded a $123,682,642 fixed-price incentive (firm target), firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the production of MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight afterbody/tailcones and warshot fuel tank torpedo equipment and support.

According to information published by Airbus on November 24, 2021, the company has delivered the first H225M in naval combat configuration to the Brazilian Navy. Stationed at the naval base in São Pedro d'Aldeia, the aircraft will boost the Brazilian Navy's mission capabilities including anti-surface warfare and maritime surveillance.

According to a press release published by BAE Systems on November 23, 2021, more than two million digital artefacts and 90,000 documents are being transferred from the UK’s Type 26 frigate program in Scotland to Adelaide’s Osborne Naval Shipyard for the construction of the Hunter class frigate, the Royal Australian Navy’s next generation of anti-submarine warships.

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