Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Maritime Security

US Navy awards $14.7M deal for target drones to Kratos

The U.S. Navy has awarded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. a subsonic aerial target system contract. As noted by the company, its Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems unit has received a Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract award for $14,748,648 from the U.S....

U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter gets new targeting pod

U.S. defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. has announced that its LITENING advanced targeting pod has successfully completed its first test flights on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet.  As noted by the corporation, the Navy selected...

NATO shadows Russian warships transiting Celtic Sea, English Channel and North Sea

NATO ships are a part of a larger Allied military presence in the Atlantic and North Sea continually supporting maritime situational awareness activities. As part of these operations, NATO and its Allies have monitored three Russian Navy...

US Marines conduct Harrier air-to-air live fire training employment

U.S. Marines with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 223 conducted live fire air-to-air missile launches with AV-8B Harrier IIs. AV-8B Harrier II jets assigned to VMA-223 used AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and ADM-141A Tactical Air-Launched Decoys for the pilots to...

US Navy’s next-gen aerial target achieving full operational capability

The U.S. Navy has announced that its next-generation subsonic aerial target (SSAT), the BQM-177A, reached full operational capability during a successful standard missile launch and intercept while participating in Pacific Vanguard 2022 (PV 22) in the Philippine...

US Navy’s carrier strike group conducts transit in Strait of Gibraltar

The U.S. Nave has reported the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG), embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), transited the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea as part...

US amphibious assault ship arrives in Lithuania

The U.S. Navy announced that one of its largest warships has arrived in Klaipėda, Lithuania. The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), flagship of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in...

US Marines to get new combat vehicle with 30mm cannon

Global defense company BAE Systems announced Monday a contract for multiple ACV-30 Production Ready Test Vehicles (PRTVs). BAE Systems says the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems a $88 million contract to build multiple ACV-30 Production Representative...

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