Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to a PR published by Kongsberg on November 24, 2023, the firm has developed Naval Strike Missile (NSM) and will take the lead role in developing the new naval strike missile, which will complement the NSM, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement. The new missile will be known as SuperSonic Strike Missile (3SM) Tyrfing and is scheduled to be ready in 2035.

According to a post published by the Portuguese Navy on November 24, 2023, Portugal is set to revolutionize maritime technology with the construction of a "plataforma naval multifuncional", a landing helicopter capable to carry out helicopter and unmanned aerial vehicles. She is scheduled to enter service in the second half of 2026.

According to information published by the French MoD on November 23, 2023, the French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has ordered seven offshore patrol vessels (patrouilleurs hauturiers) for the French Navy on November 17, 2023. The order, amounting to a total of €900 million, is divided into three contracts.

According to information published by the French MoD on November 14, 2023, Admiral Vaujour, Chief of Staff of the French Navy, officially commissioned the Lorraine, a new multi-mission frigate with enhanced air defense capabilities (FREMM-DA). The Lorraine is now operational and ready for deployment.

According to information published by the UK MoD on November 20, 2023, the River-class offshore patrol vessel HMS Medway has concluded a nine-month deployment in the Falklands and is set to return to the Caribbean, her regular area of operations. This transition comes after HMS Medway took over the duties typically assigned to her sister ship, HMS Forth, for most of 2023.

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