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August 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security


The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Denmark nine (9) AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low-Frequency Sonar (ALFS) systems and six hundred (600) AN/SSQ-36/53/62 Sonobuoys with support for an estimated cost of $200 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 27, 2019.

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of thirty-one (31) MK 54 All Up Round lightweight torpedoes with support for an estimated cost of $72 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 27, 2019.

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan of up to seventy-three (73) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA with support for an estimated cost of $3.295 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 27, 2019.

A Live demonstration was performed with the Expeditionary Warfare Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) during Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2019. Specifically, the Expeditionary Warfare USV could transform how the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps provide maritime force protection and maneuver with payloads that include a Longbow Hellfire Missile Launcher and a 50 caliber machine gun on a Sea deFNnder Remote Weapon Station.

Iran’s navy said Monday, August 26, 2019, that it has deployed two warships, the Sahand and the Kharg, to the Gulf of Aden aimed at providing security to the country’s commercial shipping. The move comes amid a growing confrontation between Iran and the West.

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