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According to information published by the "Defensa" website on January 7, 2022, to increase the development of its anti-submarine warfare capabilities, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, search and rescue, and electronic intelligence, the Royal Moroccan Navy has launched a program for the acquisition of two multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft.

According to information published by Huntington Ingalls on January 7, 2022, the Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced January 7, 2022, the successful launch of amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29). Richard M. McCool Jr., the 13th LPD in the San Antonio class of amphibious assault force ships, will support U.S. amphibious assault, special operations, and expeditionary warfare missions through the first half of the 21st century.

According to a press release published by Bollinger Shipyards on January 6, 2022, the firm has delivered the USCGC CLARENCE SUTPHIN to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. This is the 170th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 47th Fast Response Cutter (“FRC”) delivered under the current program.

According to information published by the Japan Ministry of Defense on January 4, 2022, three Russian Navy ships, Slava-class cruiser Varyag, Udaloy-class destroyer Admiral Tributs and Boris Chilikin-class fleet oiler Boris Butoma transited from the Sea of Japan to the East China Sea via Tsushima Strait.

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on January 5, 2022, two U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft from the “Golden Swordsmen” and “The Tridents” join Australia, Canada, India, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and the Republic of Korea (ROK) to begin multinational exercise Sea Dragon 22.

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