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According to a tweet published by the JMSDF on July 19, 2022, the training ship JS Kashima and the Hatakaze class destroyer JS Shimakaze conducted a goodwill exercise with the Colombian Almirante Padilla class frigates Arc Antioquia and ARC Caldas in the Caribbean Sea to promote mutual understanding. This is the first time the JMSDF has exercised with Colombia Navy.

According to information published by the U.S. DoD on July 19, 2022, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit through international waters in accordance with international law. This is the second Arleigh Burke-class destroyer sent by the U.S. Navy this year to transit the Taiwan Strait.

According to a PR published by Rheinmetall on July 20, 2022, the firm has scored another success with Asterion, its range of world-leading simulator products. Group subsidiary Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH has been awarded a follow-up contract by its partner company Reiser Simulation und Training GmbH (RST) for simulators for the NH90 NFH Sea Lion naval helicopter.

According to information published by Taipei Times on July 19, 2022, the Executive Yuan might allocate a budget of as much as US$10 billion for seven additional submarines. The first Taiwanese Indigenous Defense Submarine (IDS) is expected to be launched in September.

According to information published by the U.S. DoD on July 18, 2022, U.S. Naval Forces Europe (NAVEUR) units and personnel, including P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Commander, Task Force (CTF) 67, based in Sigonella, Italy, and personnel assigned to CTF 68, based in Rota, Spain, kicked off participation in the Bulgarian exercise Breeze in the Black Sea region.

According to information published by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency on July 18, 2022, the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes and related equipment for an estimated cost of $130 million.

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