Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Maritime Security

U.S. Navy tests drones capable to detect mines in shallow water

U.S. Navy has conducted a series of tests of new Unmanned Aircraft Systems designed to detect mines and build up a detailed picture of what's in shallow water.  According to a recent Navy news release, Members of the...

Russia sends warships to shadow U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

Russian Navy warships have been sent to shadow the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) which began its transit into the Black Sea to conduct maritime security operations in the region. U.S. Navy destroyer entered the...

U.S. Navy receives first TH-73A training helicopter

Italian state-controlled defense company Leonardo announced that it has delivered the first TH-73A training helicopter to the United States Navy. The U.S. Navy received first of a contracted 68 TH-73A training helicopters on 10 June. The total requirement is...

U.S. Navy accepts delivery of third landing craft of new class

The United States Navy accepted delivery of the third landing craft of a new class Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), that intended as an evolutionary replacement for the aging LCACs (landing craft, air cushion) in U.S. service.  Delivery...

U.S. Navy test modern counter-UAS technologies aboard USS Shiloh cruiser

U.S. Navy Sailors held some tests and training with a modern counter-UAS device designed to provide an integrated, layered solution, from sensing to intercept of drones. The Carrier Strike Group 5 released some footage that shows training with...

U.S. Navy launches its new, more lethal Flight III destroyer

The U.S. Navy launched a new, more deadly version of its Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) class of destroyers, according to the Naval Sea Systems Command. The details were given in a 7 June media release, to announce that the...

U.S. Navy hits major milestone with its MQ-25 unmanned tanker

The U.S. Navy and Aerospace giant Boeing hit a major milestone with its carrier-based MQ-25 Stingray aerial refueling drone. In a release morning Monday, Boeing announced that the MQ-25 T1 test asset refueled a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super...

U.S. Marine Corps awards contract to Northrop Grumman for XM914E1 chain guns

The U.S. Department of Defense said Thursday that Northrop Grumman won a contract with a maximum ceiling of $81 million for the delivery of up to 300 XM914E1 30mm x 113mm chain guns for the Marine Corps. The...

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