Thursday, May 13, 2021

Maritime Security

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,...

U.S. Navy’s new aircraft carrier validate capability to defend itself and its crew

The U.S. Navy announced on Friday that Sailors aboard the newest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully completed Combat Systems Ship’s Qualification Trials (CSSQT) April 17, representing a major milestone in validating the ship’s...

U.S. Navy awards contract to Huntington Ingalls for amphibious assault ship LHA 9

The U.S. Department of Defense and Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on Monday an agreement worth about $107,1 million for long lead-time material (LLTM) for amphibious assault ship LHA 9.  As noted by the company, this modification brings the...

Northrop Grumman secures $99M contract for Advanced Hawkeye aircraft for France

Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. won an additional $99 million for three E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft ordered by France, the Defense Department announced this week. The award is a modification of a previous contract for...

U.S. Marine’s MQ-9A completed 10,000 flight hours in support of Central Command operations

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command reported that its first MQ-9A Unmanned Aerial System achieved 10,000 total flight hours in the Central Command area of responsibility, a major milestone for the modernization of the force. The MQ-9A “Reaper”...

Lockheed Martin secures $447M contract for MH-60R helicopters for South Korea

The U.S. Navy awarded a deal to Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. for 12 MH-60R SeaHawk helicopters for the Republic of Korea (South Korea) with a price tag of about $447,2 million. According to an Apr....

U.S. Navy completes effectiveness test of new radio frequency countermeasure

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command announced on 9 April that an Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 P-8A Poseidon successfully completed an airworthiness test of a pod-mounted radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) prototype at the...

U.S. Marine Corps successfully tests new cargo drones

The U.S. Marine Corps has completed a successful test of its new cargo drone systems, U.S. Navy's  Naval Air Systems Command announced Wednesday.  The details were given in a 7 April media release, to announce the Marines successfully...

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