Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to information published by the Japanese MoD on November 12, 2023, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) icebreaker AGB Shirase set sail from Yokosuka for its 65th Antarctic research expedition. The icebreaker is headed towards the Showa base in Antarctica, where it will undertake extended support missions integral to Japan's ongoing research efforts in the region.

On November 14, the U.S. Security Cooperation Agency announced that the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of Standard Missile 6 Block I (SM-6 Blk I) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $650 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

According to a video published by the IDF on November 13, 2023, during recent underwater scans conducted by the Israeli Navy's special unit for submarine missions, a significant number of weapons used by Hamas militants were discovered. These weapons, intended for assaults on Israeli territory, were thwarted by the Israeli naval forces.

According to information published by EDGE on November 14, 2023, EDGE Group has secured a lucrative contract to provide the Brazilian Navy with cutting-edge surface-to-surface missile systems, valued at approximately AED 0.6 billion. The deal includes the extended-range National Surface Anti-Ship Missiles (MANSUP-ER) and a shorter-range variant of the system.

On October 24, 2023, the US State Department approved a potential Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Government of Japan, with an estimated cost of $74.6 million. This approval allows Japan to acquire 63 Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) Block 2B tactical missiles, also designated as RIM-116E, along with associated equipment. This includes RAM guided missile round pack Tri-Pack shipping and storage containers, training equipment, operator manuals, and technical documentation.

According to information published by Lockheed Martin on November 7, 2023, Lockheed Martin Australia has successfully delivered the SEA 4000 Phase 6 Combat System Design Agent (CSD-A) contract. The project, completed on time and within budget, marks a significant update to the design architecture of the Hobart-class Guided Missile Destroyers (DDGs).

According to information published by the Liberty Times on November 2, 2023, the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology has reportedly allocated a budget of 810.2 million TWD for the development of two new attack-type unmanned boats, with the aim of beginning mass production by 2026.

According to information published by Militarnyi on November 10, 2023, Ukrainian military forces have successfully targeted two Russian landing ships near the region of Crimea using marine strike drones, as revealed in a video released by the intelligence service's press office.

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