Thursday, June 17, 2021

Maritime Security

U.S. Navy to commission USS Mobile on Saturday

The U.S. Navy over the weekend will commission a new Littoral Combat Ship, the service announced. According to a recent service news release, USS Mobile (LCS 26) will be commissioned, Saturday, May 22, 2021, in Mobile, Alabama., at...

Huntington Ingalls begins fabrication of new Legend-class national security cutter

America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division started fabrication of Legend-class national security cutter Friedman (NSC 11). The start of fabrication signifies the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “Our workforce has invested...

Cobham wins $7.1 million U.S. Navy contract for water activated parachute release systems

Cobham Mission Systems, the U.S.-based world leading design and manufacturer of innovative aerospace safety and survival systems, announced today it has been awarded a new $7.1 million prime contract from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon...

U.S. Navy releases footage of incident in Strait of Hormuz with Iranian Navy Forces

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command has released footage of the incident in the Strait of Hormuz with the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) on 10 May. On Monday, IRGCN's fast in-shore attack craft (FIAC), a type...

Sale of Aegis Combat System to Canada approved

The U.S. State Department recently approved the potential sale to Canada of more than $1.7 billion worth of integrated naval weapons system produced by Lockheed Martin, according to the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The possible deal covers...

Russian Navy shadows U.S. Coast Guard cutter in the Black Sea

The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has released a photo showing the Russian Navy's latest patrol vessel Pavel Derzhavin (363) shadowing the Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) of the U.S. Coast Guard in...

U.S. Navy seized enough weapons to equip ‘small army’

The U.S. Navy was able to seize thousands of Russian and Chinese-made illicit weapons from a stateless dhow — enough to equip a small army. On Saturday, the service press release said that the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey...

U.S. Navy commissions its newest Expeditionary Sea Base ship

On Saturday, the U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Expeditionary Sea Base ship USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5), May 8, at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, California. Due to COVID-19 limitations, 50 guests were able to attend the...

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