Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Maritime Security

Turkish Navy receives new amphibious combat vehicles

Turkish Naval Forces Command, Amphibious Marine Brigade has received the first batch of the newest Marine Assault Vehicles (MAV), according to FNSS. According to a press release from the Turkish armored-vehicles manufacturer, MAV is developed within the scope...

North Korea arms its submarines with new cruise missiles

North Korean state media announced on Monday that its Armed Forces have successfully tested two submarine-launched cruise missiles (SLCM) for the first time. State media said the “underwater launching drill” off the east coast serves as “proof of...

British Royal Navy seizes Iran’s ballistic missile components

British Royal Navy seized "anti-tank guided missiles" and missile components from an Iranian boat that was bound for Yemen, military officials announced Thursday. The operation, which occurred on Feb. 23, 2023, took place in the Gulf of Oman,...

US Navy awards contract to Lockheed Martin for heavyweight torpedoes

Lockheed Martin Corp. was awarded $16,8 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract in support of the Mark 48 heavyweight torpedo efforts. In a Feb. 24 contract announcement, the Navy said that this contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the...

HII builds new submarine-construction facility

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, broke ground on a new facility that will support nuclear submarine construction at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. As noted by the company, the...

US Marine Corps sends 1300 Marines to Europe

The U.S. Marine Corps has announced the deployment of 1300 Marines for months-long training during Marine Rotational Force-Europe. The Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa said in a release that Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), Camp...

UK Navy to receive Austrian-made drone helicopter

The Austrian company Schiebel announced on Friday that it has been awarded the contract for its rotary-wing drone. As noted by the company, Schiebel and Thales have been awarded the Uncrewed Air Systems (UAS) contract “Peregrine” by the...

US Navy conducts anti-ice test of MQ-4C Triton

The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has announced that the MQ-4C Triton test team conducted the first flight to assess the unmanned aircraft system’s ability to fly with wing ice accumulation on Jan. 25 at Patuxent River. This...

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