Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to information published by the US DoD on November 21, 2023, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) engaged in a gunnery exercise alongside the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy. This exercise was a part of the Maritime Counter Special Operations Exercise (MCSOFEX), aimed at enhancing interoperability and joint training efforts.

According to information published by the French Ministry of Defense on November 18, 2023, the local Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) announced the successful test firing of the M51.3 submarine-launched ballistic missile. Directed by the DGA Missile Testing site in Landes, the missile was launched without a nuclear warhead.

A new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed in the U.S. recently achieved a landmark by landing and taking off from the HMS Prince of Wales, a Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth–class aircraft carrier. During trials off the East Coast, the ship tested the General Atomics' Mojave, a short take-off and landing (STOL) demonstrator. The HMS Prince of Wales had earlier hosted a smaller British-made drone for logistics testing. This development is detailed in a report by Aaron-Matthew Lariosa in USNI News.

The United States recently approved Japan's request to purchase 400 Tomahawk missiles, marking a significant enhancement of the country's defense capabilities despite ongoing dialogue with China. Valued at $2.35 billion, the sale includes two types of Tomahawk missiles, each with a range of 1,600 kilometers (approximately 995 miles).

According to information published by ArmyInform on November 16, 2023, Denmark has recently provided Otter unmanned surface vehicles as part of international technical assistance. Captain Roman Goncharenko, Head of the Hydrographic Service of the Ukrainian Navy, revealed the details of this support.

According to information published by Vietnam Net on November 9, 2023, Vietnam's frigate 016-Quang Trung, accompanied by a delegation from the Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN), departed from Cam Ranh military port on November 8 for Guangdong province, China. The voyage is part of the Peace and Friendship 2023 joint exercise and includes a visit to Hong Kong.

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