Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Maritime Security

US Coast Guard tracking Russian spy ship off coast of Hawaii

The US Coast Guard says it is tracking a suspected Russian intelligence-gathering ship off the coast of Hawaii in recent weeks, officials said Wednesday. “In recent weeks, the U.S. Coast Guard has continued to monitor a Russian...

Italian Navy buys new amphibious combat vehicles

IDV, a brand of the Italian-based Iveco Group, has announced that it will be supplying 36 Amphibious Armoured Vehicles (VBA) personnel carriers to Italy's Navy. As noted by the company, IDV’s state-of-the-art amphibious vehicles will reinforce the...

US Marines conduct HIMARS rapid infiltration exercise

The U.S. Marine Corps has conducted a multi-service High Mobility Artillery Rocket System rapid infiltration exercise. According to a press release from 2nd Marine Division, Marines conducted a dry fire with the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, better...

US Navy completes maritime exercise with drones in Arabian Gulf

The U.S. Navy has announced that the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) completed a three-day maritime exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 9, integrating unmanned systems and artificial intelligence during a naval drill for the second time...

Norwegian spy plane shadows Russia’s most modern warship

A Royal Norwegian Air Force P-3 Orion long-range maritime patrol aircraft has shadowed the Russia Navy's Zircon missile-armed Admiral Gorshkov frigate in international waters outside the Norwegian coast. "She is legally in international waters – but as always,...

US Navy orders more TH-73A “Thrasher” helicopters

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded the Leonardo subsidiary AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a 110.5 million USD firm-fixed-price modification to the previously awarded contract for the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System.  This modification exercises an option for the...

New US Marine Corps’ heavy helicopter reaches full-rate production

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp announced earlier this week, that the U.S. Navy has declared full-rate production of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion helicopter. According to a press release from Lockheed Martin, a decision is expected...

Kongsberg receives $61 million for ship-killer missiles

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace announced on Thursday that it has signed a supplemental agreement contract with the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) for the ongoing procurement of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) for deliveries to the Norwegian Navy. The...

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