NAVAL NEWS MARCH 2022

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry


According to a PR published by HII on March 30, 2022, the global engineering and defense technologies provider announced its advanced unmanned underwater vehicle, REMUS 300, was selected as the U.S. Navy’s next-generation small UUV (SUUV) program of record. REMUS 300 technology was designed to advance distributed maritime operations by conducting critical underwater missions.

According to information published by Tass on March 30, 2022, the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center will upgrade the nuclear-powered submarine Irkutsk ( Oscar-II class) and repair the large antisubmarine warfare (ASW) ship Admiral Vinogradov (Udaloy-class) in 2022, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during a conference call.

According to a PR published by Fincantieri on March 29, 2022, the launching of the corvette “Sumaysimah”, the fourth of the Al Zubarah-class of four vessels ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency on March 29 announced that the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Kingdom of Tomahawk Weapon System (TWS) Follow-On Support and related equipment for an estimated cost of $368.53 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on the same day. The prime contractor will be Raytheon Missiles and Defense.

According to a PR published by Naval Group on March 24, 2022, Greece and Naval Group signed the contracts for three defense and intervention frigates, plus one optional, and their in-service support. Two FDI HN (Hellenic Navy) will be delivered in 2025 and the third one in 2026.

As reported by 824 Naval Air Squadron on Royal Navy’s website, prospective Royal Navy submarine commanders and trainee helicopter sub-hunters pitted their skills against each other during live exercises off the coast of Scotland. The Navy’s most advanced submarine, an Astute-class hunter-killer – and its most potent adversary, a Merlin Mk2 helicopter – played cat and mouse to enhance the training and expertise of both.

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