Defense News June 2021 Current Affairs

Defense News June 2021 – Here we cover the most important Defense News June 2021. We cover all the important Defense News from June month.

We update the Defense News June 2021 article daily and the latest news appears at first. Our news sources are The Hindu, AIR, DD News, PIB, Indian Express, Business Line, and reputed and genuine sites.

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NATO Conduct Steadfast Defender 21 war Games

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is organizing “Steadfast Defender 21 war games” military exercises in Europe due to tensions with Russia increases.

These war games are being organized with the aim of simulating the response of a 30-nation military organization for the attack on any one of its members. It seeks to test the ability of NATO to deploy troops from America.

Top NATO brass insists that the military exercises, involving some 9,000 troops from 20 nations, are not aimed at Russia specifically, but they focus on the Black Sea region, where Russia stands accused of blocking the free navigation of ships.

NATO Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium, NATO Chairman of the NATO Military Committee: Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach, Member countries of NATO: 30, Founded:  4 April 1949

Navy’s Hydrographic Survey Ship Sandhayak To Be Decommissioned

Indian Navy’s hydrographic survey ship, INS Sandhayak would be decommissioned after serving the nation for 40 years.

The decommissioning ceremony will be held at naval dockyard Visakhapatnam and will be a low-key event attended only by in-station officers and sailors with strict observance of COVID-19 protocols.

INS Sandhayak undertook approximately 200 major hydrographic surveys and various minor surveys on both east and west coasts of the country, the Andaman seas as well as in neighboring countries.

 The US to hand over three MH-60 ‘Romeo’ multi-role choppers to India

The Indian Navy is set to receive its first three MH-60 Romeo helicopters of multi-role helicopters from America in July.

India and the US had signed over-Rs 16,000 crore deal to buy 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters from Lockheed Martin in 2020 under fast track procedures on a government-to-government (G2G) deal to hasten the process.

The 24 MH-60 Romeos would be equipped with multi-mode radars and night-vision devices as well as armed with Hellfire missiles, torpedoes, and precision-guided weaponry. The helicopters are designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers, and aircraft carriers.

The 24 MH-60 choppers have the ability to hunt submarines as well as knock out ships and conduct search-and-rescue operations at sea.

Indian Navy inducted three ALH MK III advanced light helicopters

The Indian Navy inducted three indigenously-built advanced light helicopters ALH MK-III in their fleet.

ALH MK-III helicopters are built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited at the Indian Naval Station (INS) Dega in Visakhapatnam. These helicopters will be used for maritime reconnaissance and coastal security.

These helicopters are equipped with modern surveillance radar and electro-optical equipment which enables them in doing search and rescue operations even at the night. It is also fitted with a removable medical intensive care unit (ICU) to airlift critically ill patients. It can also undertake constabulary missions.

CMD of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited: R Madhavan, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited HQ: Bengaluru, Karnataka

Indo-Thai CORPAT Begins in Andaman Sea

The 31st edition of the India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) started on June 09, 2021, in the Andaman Sea.

The three-day coordinated patrol between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy is being conducted from 09 to 11 June 2021.

From the Indian side, an indigenously built Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Saryu, is participating and from Thailand Navy, HTMS Krabi is participating in CORPAT, along with Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both navies.

The CORPAT exercise is being conducted between the two navies bi-annually since 2005, along their International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).

CORPAT builds up understanding and interoperability between navies and develops measures to prevent and minimize unlawful activities like Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery, and piracy.

Thailand Capital: Bangkok, Thailand Currency: Thai baht

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