Thursday, May 13, 2021

Maritime Security

India cleared to buy additional P-8I maritime patrol aircraft

The U.S. State Department has cleared a possible $2.42 billion Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of six P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India. According to the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the complete package includes 6 P-8I aircraft, 8...

Textron Systems unveils prototype of new armed reconnaissance vehicle

For the first time ever, aerospace defense giant Textron Systems has unveiled its prototype of a new armed reconnaissance vehicle, named the Cottonmouth, designed for the U.S. Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle replacement competition. The Cottonmouth is a...

Iranian fast attack craft dangerously approached U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) has reported that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy Harth 55, accompanied by three fast attack craft (FAC)/fast inshore attack craft (FIAC), approached U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats USCGC Wrangell (WPB...

Top U.S. Navy chief visits MQ-25 aerial refueling drone production line

The U.S. Navy is closely following the developments of its newest carrier-based unmanned aircraft, the MQ-25 aerial refueler, that will allow for better use of combat strike fighters by extending the range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super...

Chinese Navy demonstrates capability of its new amphibious assault ship

China's People's Liberation Army Navy has demonstrated the capabilities of its newly commissioned Type 075 vessel, named the Hainan 31, to enable rapid combat power buildup ashore in the face of a potential enemy. The Hainan 31 is China’s first...

U.S. Navy tests Vanilla unmanned aerial vehicle from moving truck

A Vanilla ultra endurance land-launched unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) participated in U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem (UxS IBP) 21 at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, according to a recent service news release. The VA001 Vanilla...

U.S. Navy showcases new type of unmanned surface vessel

The U.S. Navy has showcased its new type of unmanned surface vessel during exercises off the coast of Southern California. The small drone boat, called the ADARO, took part in the Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21 (UxS...

U.S. Navy demonstrates unmanned anti-submarine warfare capability

On Thursday, the U.S. Navy has reported that it successfully integrated an MQ-9B Sea Guardia drone system with manned capabilities during the Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21 (UxS IBP 21) off the coast of San Diego,...

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