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JUNE 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security


The U.S. Navy successfully completed a series of guided-flight tests with the Raytheon's RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) Block 2A short-range, surface-to-air missiles. Testing occurred at the Naval Air Warfare Center in California, and from the Navy's self-defence test ship off the coast of Southern California.

On June 14, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) dedicated a new Submarine Maintenance Facility. The dedication marked the next crucial step in the NNSY's realisation of the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan that will enhance the capability of the 4 public shipyards to meet the mission of delivering ships back to the fleet on time and within budget.

Lockheed Martin's Rotary and Mission Systems has been awarded a $US 76,5 million cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract to exercise options for AEGIS development and test sites operation and maintenance at the Combat Systems Engineering Development Site, SPY-1A Test Facility and Naval Systems Computing Center.

According to ET Intelligence Group, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), an Indian manufacturer of warships for the Indian Navy, is likely to pick up a revenue growth soon. This may attract investors during the 3-4 coming years because the shipyard is to make frigates for the Indian Navy during this period of time.

Raytheon won a four-year $US 234 million initial low-rate production contract from the U.S. Navy to outfit all of its nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships with 23 Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems (JPALS). JPALS are GPS-based precision landing systems that guide aircraft to precision landings in all weather and surface conditions.

The German Navy commissioned its first Baden-Württemberg-class (F125-class) frigate, the F222 Baden-Württemberg frigate, on June 17, according to Christian Thiels, in a ceremony held at the thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) facility.

German, Norwegian, Danish and U.S. Navy Sailors from the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise Mine Warfare Task Group came together to clear three World War II-era air-laid mines in the Baltic Sea on June 14, the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center said in a release.

Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) of India, a premier DRDO lab making elaborate preparations for the transfer of technology (TOT) on advanced versions of heavy and lightweight torpedoes, along with Visakhapatnam, is poised to find a place in the world map of underwater weapon production.

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