Thursday, May 23, 2024

Maritime Security

US Marine Corps F-35 lands in Sweden for first time

Four U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters touched down at Kallax Air Base in Lulea, Sweden, marking the first-ever landing of...

Mack Defense to develop next-gen tactical truck for US Marines

The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Mack Defense a 12-month contract to initiate the development of a new Medium Tactical Truck (MTT) fleet, according...

US Navy fast attack submarine breaks through Arctic ice

U.S. Navy Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) has officially launched Operation Ice Camp (ICE CAMP) 2024 in the Arctic Ocean, marking the beginning of a...

US Navy contracts BAE Systems for Mk38 shipboard weapon system

The U.S. Navy has awarded a contract worth $12.9 million to BAE Systems for the procurement of 39 MK38 MOD3 conversion kits. The Mk38 Machine...

BAE Systems awarded $181.8M modification to ACV contract

BAE Systems has been awarded an additional $181.8 million in a contract modification for Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV), according to the Pentagon. In an March....

US Marine Corps stealthy Valkyrie drone completes second successful flight

The U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters conducted a joint test mission for the XQ-58A, a highly autonomous, low-cost tactical unmanned air vehicle, on February 23,...

Ukrainian drone boats sink another Russian warship

Ukrainian uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) conducted a precision strike, resulting in the destruction of the Russian patrol ship "Sergey Kotov" in the Black Sea. The...

Thales delivers CAPTAS-4 sonar for US Navy’s future frigate

Defense electronic systems company Thales said Thursday that it has successfully delivered the first CAPTAS-4 variable-depth sonar transmitter to the U.S. Navy's Constellation Frigate Program...

Taiwan’s new submarine set to undergo testing

Taiwan has launched its first homegrown submarine for undergoing testing at the Kaohsiung harbor. The Hai Kun (SS-711) submarine, built in the southern port city...

German frigate intercepts Houthi drones in Red Sea

German Navy's Sachsen-class frigate Hessen (F221) made headlines today as it successfully intercepted two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) launched by Yemeni-based Houthi rebels in...

Venezuela receives Iranian-made Peykaap missile boats

The Venezuelan Armed Forces have reportedly taken delivery of a batch of Iranian-made Peykaap fast attack craft, equipped with anti-ship missiles. Images have emerged in...

Ukrainians raised funds to buy new drone boats in record time

Ukrainians have raised a record sum of 297.5 million hryvnias (approximately $7.7 million) in just two days to procure Sea Baby drone boats. This fundraising...

US Navy aircraft carrier conducts vertical resupply exercise in Atlantic waters

The USS George Washington (CVN 73), a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, conducted a vertical replenishment operation in the Atlantic Ocean on February 18, 2024. This...

Russian Navy top admiral shakeup follows new defeat in Black Sea

Kremlin-connected Russian Telegram channels reported on Thursday that Admiral Viktor Sokolov, the commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, has been relieved of his...

US intercepts Iranian weapons shipment bound for Houthis

A recent interception by the U.S. Coast Guard has thwarted an attempt to deliver advanced conventional weapons and lethal aid from Iran to Houthi-controlled...

Kongsberg to provide US Navy with underwater drone system

Norway-based international defense company Kongsberg announced that it has been awarded a contract from the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) for the rapid deployment of...

Ukraine confirms drone boat attack on Russian landing ship

The Ukrainian Defense Intelligence Directorate (GUR) confirmed on Wednesday that a large Russian landing ship, the Russian Navy Project 775 Ropucha class large landing...

Ukrainian drones sunk Russian landing ship

A Russian Navy Project 775 Ropucha class large landing ship has likely been destroyed after an explosion and fire on board in the Black Sea on...

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