Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to a tweet published by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force on January 18, 2022, Uraga-class mine countermeasure vessel JS URAGA and Awaji-class minesweeper JS HIRADO conducted a bilateral exercise with the Shivalik-class frigate INS Shivalik and Kamorta-class corvette INS Kadmatt in the Bay of Bengal.

According to information published by the Daily Sabah on January 14, 2022, Turkey to domestically produce a Vertical Launch System (VLS) for its naval platforms replacing the Mark 41 VLS, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said. It will equip the future Istanbul-class frigate for the Turkish Naval Forces.

According to information published by the Indian Government on January 16, 2022, the Indian Navy’s indigenously designed and built guided-missile destroyer, INS Kochi, exercised with Russian Federation Navy’s RFS Admiral Tributs and Kamov Ka-27 helicopter in the Arabian Sea.

According to a PR published by Bollinger Shipyards on January 10, 2022, the company announced that it will construct a new Pontoon Launcher for General Dynamics Electric Boat to support the construction and launching of the United States’ Columbia Class Ballistic Missile Submarines, which will replace the aging Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarines and is a top strategic defense priority for the United States.

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