NAVAL NEWS October 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to a press release published by Naval Group on October 26, 2021, the firm successfully conducted operational demonstrations of its drones’ mission management solution integrated with the combat management system. The demonstrations took place at the Troia naval base in Portugal as part of the European collaborative project COMPASS 2020 (Coordination of Maritime Assets for Persistent And Systematic Surveillance) which aims at strengthening the European Union's maritime surveillance capabilities.

According to a press release published by Kraken Robotics on October 26, 2021, the company is pleased to announce that it has signed a Robotics as a Service (RaaS) contract with the Canadian government for testing of Kraken’s ultra-high-resolution survey equipment with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).

According to information published by Ouest France on October 15, 2021, the French company Naval Group teams up with the start-up Diodon to develop submarine-launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Both companies are currently testing the earlier model SP20 before doing so with the future HP30.

According to information published by the Korea Herald on October 25, 2021, the Republic of Korea Navy received an upgraded destroyer, the Gwanggaeto the Great-class destroyer, after more than a year of refurbishment aimed at bolstering anti-submarine and other capabilities, the state arms procurement agency said.

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on October 25, 2021, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Kaga (DDH 184) and U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 are conducting bilateral operations in the South China Sea for the first time since Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG) deployed this summer.

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