Daily News

last updated on 27 July

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This page is to feature daily news bullets on international navies (and beyond these on developing crises), as they are published on the Internet. Updates dependent on availability of the editor,  usually every work-day in late morning (German time). Given dates usually eflect the time of an event, not of media reporting it. Please, note that these news are just a “snapshot in time”, with some of them requiring verification or  updates.

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25 July

USA
US Navy and Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin the first production contract (low-rate initial production Lot 1, 23 missiles) for the air-launched variant of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)

USA – IRAN
Update on Persian Gulf incident: The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has given its version of the incident: ... „a US Navy ship in the Northern part of the Persian Gulf sailed towards an IRGC Navy’s patrol ship, which was patrolling in international waters, and fired two shots into the air with the aim of provocation and intimidation ... the IRGC Navy’s ship paid no attention to the “provocative and unprofessional” move by the US Navy and continued with its mission“

26 July

CHINA

  • Restricted area declared during daytime, 26-28 Jul, closing off a major part of the Yellow Sea to all shipping ... "large-scale" naval exercises related with upcoming (01 Aug) 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA)
  • Chinese Navy hospital ship „Peace Ark“ („Daishandao“, 866) departs on this year’s humanitarian mission ... with focus on Africa, mission stops for medical treatment of local population planned in Djibouti, Sierra Leone, Gabon, Congo (Brazzaville), Angola, Mozambique, Tanzania, and – on return transit - East Timor

CHINA (Territorial Disputes)
South China Sea: China is testing „large-scale deployment“ of underwater drones in the South China Sea ... „breakthrough“ in real-time data transmission technology could also help locate and track foreign submarines

INDONESIA
The Indonesian MoD is about to finalise a contract with domestic PT Palindo Marine for construction of the first of up to twelve 22-m midget-submarines to be acquired by 2024

MIGRATION
Mediterranean: Italy reportedly about to reach an agreement with Libya’s UN-backed government to allow Italian Navy ships entering Libyan territorial waters in combating human trafficking

NORTH KOREA

  • Non-naval: Another North Korean missile launch could occur soon ... missile support vehicles and launch equipment detected moving to Kusong, the location from which the 4 July missile launch occurred
  • Non-Naval: Experts: North Korean missile programme probaly more advanced than thought ... might be able to field a nuclear-tipped long-range missile as early as next year

RUSSIA

  • Project 23120 arctic logistic support ship „Elbrus“ departs Northern Shipyard (St. Petersburg) on „final round“ of builder’s trials in the Baltic Sea ... subsequently deploy to the Northern Fleet region for more testing
  • The Russian Navy in the 2nd quarter of 2017 has taken delivery of „more than 60“ Kalibr cruise missiles
  • At several naval bases of all fleets dress rehearsals for „Navy Day“ (30 Jul) parades and public display / capability demonstrations

RUSSIA – CHINA
Bilateral exercise „Joint Sea 2017“ completed ... Chinese task group (destroyer “Hefei”, frigate „Yuncheng“ and replenishment ship „Luoma Hu“) enroute St. Petersburg for participation in Russian Navy Day (30 Jul) celebrations

UNITED KINGDOM
MoD, Treasury and other key departments to conduct „National Security Capability Review“ ... building on 2015 „Strategic Defence and Security Review“ (SDSR), examine policy and plans with regards to national security strategy ... to ensure that investment in national security capabilities is as effective and efficient as possible ... report expected by year-end

USA

  • „George HW Bush“ Carrier Strike Group has completed operations in the Eastern Mediterranean in support of operation „Inherent Resolve“ ... passing the Strait of Gibraltar into the Atlantic on home transit to Norfolk
  • The US Navy increasingly uses unmanned systems (UUV) to map the ocean floor and collect data on temperature and salinity

UPCOMING / PLANNED

CHINA (01 Aug)
South China Sea Fleet task group (destroyer “Hefei”, frigate „Yuncheng“ and replenishment ship „Luoma Hu“) scheduled to arrive in Helsinki (Finland) on 01 Aug for a 4-day visit

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