Friday, April 16, 2021

Maritime Security

U.S. Marine’s MQ-9A completed 10,000 flight hours in support of Central Command operations

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command reported that its first MQ-9A Unmanned Aerial System achieved 10,000 total flight hours in the Central Command area of responsibility, a major milestone for the modernization of the force. The MQ-9A “Reaper”...

Lockheed Martin secures $447M contract for MH-60R helicopters for South Korea

The U.S. Navy awarded a deal to Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. for 12 MH-60R SeaHawk helicopters for the Republic of Korea (South Korea) with a price tag of about $447,2 million. According to an Apr....

U.S. Navy completes effectiveness test of new radio frequency countermeasure

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command announced on 9 April that an Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 P-8A Poseidon successfully completed an airworthiness test of a pod-mounted radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) prototype at the...

U.S. Marine Corps successfully tests new cargo drones

The U.S. Marine Corps has completed a successful test of its new cargo drone systems, U.S. Navy's  Naval Air Systems Command announced Wednesday.  The details were given in a 7 April media release, to announce the Marines successfully...

Russian Navy sends more landing craft into Black Sea

Russia has transferred at least ten landing craft and missile boats out of the Caspian Sea into the Black Sea, according to the press service of the Southern Military District. "As part of the control check during the...

U.S. Navy deploys Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group to South China Sea

The U.S. Navy is steaming a massive Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group into strategically vital areas off the South China Sea. According to a recent service news release, the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) entered the South...

China confirms that its aircraft carrier formation conducts training near Taiwan

On Monday, the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China officially reported that the Liaoning aircraft carrier formation conducted the training exercise in waters around Taiwan. In a statement presented by the Ministry, the Chinese...

U.S. Marines releases fascinating video of heavy lifts with CH-53 helicopters

The U.S. Marine Corps has released fascinating video footage shows CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters execute an air-to-air refuel, during a heavy lift exercise. Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions, assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron...

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