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Top tweets on naval tech in Q1 2021
1. SpokespersonNavy’s tweet on Indian Navy’s TROPEX 21 war game
SpokespersonNavy, the spokesperson for the Indian Navy, tweeted an article on the Indian Navy’s biennial theatre level operational readiness exercise TROPEX 21 war game. The theatre level exercise started in early January 2021 and is aimed at assessing the Navy’s battle readiness, improving warfighting skills and playing a better role in maritime security.
TROPEX operations are supervised by the Naval Headquarters and involved participation from all units of the Indian Navy apart from units of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Coast Guard, Marine Police, the Tri-Services Command and other stakeholders. The insights from the exercise will be incorporated into existing procedures and improve the coastal defence architecture.
#IndianNavy’s largest war game – Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise #TROPEX21. Commenced early Jan 21, participation of all ops units – warships, submarines, aircraft & units of #IndianArmy #IndianAirForce & #CoastGuard (1/2).https://t.co/yGB44WrkY7 pic.twitter.com/YLkXXMh4Wf
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) February 10, 2021
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Twitter handle: @indiannavy
2. U.S. Navy’s tweet on USS James E. Williams conducting passing exercise
U.S. Navy, the official account of the US Navy, tweeted on the Arleigh Burke-class warship USS James E. Williams conducting a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the ARC Antioquia (FM-53) frigate of the Colombian Navy in the Caribbean Sea. The exercise was aimed at improving interoperability, communication and navigation at sea.
The US Navy and the Colombian Navy practiced a number of tactical movements including precise turns and formations during the exercise. The USS James E. Williams is currently deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet to control illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific region.
#NavyPartnerships at work! 🇺🇸 ⚓ 🇨🇴 #USSJamesEWilliams conducts a passing exercise with the Colombian naval frigate ARC Antioquia in the #CaribbeanSea, while deployed in @NAVSOUS4THFLT to support Joint Interagency Task Force South missions.
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) February 19, 2021
Username: U.S. Navy
Twitter handle: @USNavy
3. H I Sutton’s tweet on Russian submarines in the Arctic
H I Sutton, a defence analyst, shared an article on the Russian Navy’s Ice Exercises (ICEX) Umka-21, which took place in the Arctic in March 2021. Three Russian nuclear submarines emerged to the surface within 300m of each other at pre-determined locations as part of the exercises. The submarines included two DELTA-IV class submarines and a Borei-II-class submarine named K-549 Knyaz Vladimir.
The Umka-21 exercises included the participation of more than 600 personnel and involved roughly 200 models of weapons and special gear including MANPADS, snow mobiles and MiG-31 FOXHOUND fighters.
New info. Correction on previous reports. The three Russian submarines which surfaced near North Pole were 1 x spy submarine and 2 x Ballistic Missile subs (one DELTA-IV and a Borei-II).
— H I Sutton (@CovertShores) March 27, 2021
Username: H I Sutton
Twitter handle: @CovertShores
4. Chris Cavas’ tweet on German frigate deployment in the western Pacific
Chris Cavas, a naval warfare journalist and commentator, shared a tweet on the planned deployment of a German frigate to the Indo-Pacific region in August 2021. The deployment will require the frigate to pass through the South China sea, which is the first since 2002. It is part of the Indo-Pacific policy guidelines established in September 2020 and also indicates Germany’s opposition to China’s claims on the South China sea.
European countries such as the UK, France and Germany have increased their presence in the South China sea witnessed by the passing of a French nuclear submarine, an amphibious assault ship and a frigate in February. The deployments are aimed at asserting freedom of navigation in the disputed South China sea waters, while posing as the protectors of international rules.
Germany's announcement of a frigate deployment to the western Pacific this year is annoying #China, already upset at #French #naval movements in the region now & in the next months. Britain's #carrier task group coming later this year will add to the ire https://t.co/kJxtvWAXky pic.twitter.com/AyemGKm9Uh
— Chris Cavas (@CavasShips) March 6, 2021
Username: Chris Cavas
Twitter handle: @CavasShips
5. The War Zone’s tweet on US Navy’s plans to launch drone swarms from unmanned submarines and ships
The War Zone, a defence website, tweeted an article on the US Navy’s contract to Raytheon for variants of its Coyote miniature unmanned aerial vehicle to be configured as loitering munitions. Raytheon will also support the development of unmanned surface and underwater vehicles to serve as the base for the launch of drone swarms.
Raytheon was awarded the $33m contract by the Pentagon in February 2021. The Block 1 and Block 2 Coyotes of the company are expected to be configured into loitering munitions under the contract.
Navy contract exposes plans to launch swarms of drones from unmanned boats and submarines:https://t.co/e6KNYAMcgF
— The War Zone (@thewarzonewire) March 2, 2021
Username: The War Zone
Twitter handle: @thewarzonewire