Friday, August 5, 2022

Maritime Security

US amphibious assault ship in Sweden sends a clear signal to Russia

US sailors and Marines aboard San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) arrived in Sweden amid a "Russian threat". The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a resolution approving Finland and Sweden's request to join...

US Navy amphibious assault ship arrives in Finland

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge, (LHD 3), flagship of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Helsinki, Finland for a scheduled port visit, August 5, 2022. The...

US Navy commissions newest Amphibious Transport Dock ship

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Amphibious Transport Dock ship over the weekend, officials said. According to a press release from the Navy, it commissioned its newest Amphibious Transport Dock ship USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) July 30,...

South Korea just launched its newest destroyer

Republic of Korea (South Korea) on Thursday launched a new 8,200-ton destroyer armed with ballistic missile defenses. A ceremony to launch the 8,200-ton KDX-III Batch-II Aegis destroyer, designed largely with domestic technology, was held in Ulsan. The ceremony for...

Sikorsky delivers King Stallion helicopter to U.S. Marine Corps

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, delivered the third Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) CH-53K helicopter ahead of contract schedule to the U.S. Marine Corps. This aircraft, built in Sikorsky’s digital factory, is the first CH-53K from the Lot...

Boeing marks milestone with delivery of its 150th Poseidon aircraft

Boeing's P-8 Poseidon program has reached a symbolic milestone with the delivery of its 150th aircraft.  U.S. aerospace and defense company Boeing announced last week that the newest P-8 maritime patrol, reconnaissance aircraft took to the skies over...

US contractors test futuristic drone aboard US Navy’s stealth destroyer

U.S. contractors with Shield AI conduct a test flight of a V-BAT unmanned aerial system aboard the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) during RIMPAC 2022 exercise. "This is another big step forward towards Shield AI’s...

US Marines tests prototype of new air defense system

The U.S. Marine Corps announced last week that it successfully tested the Medium Range Intercept Capability (MRIC) prototype. According to a press release from Program Executive Officer Land Systems, the MRIC prototype is the Marine Corps’ proposed new...

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