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MQ-8C Fire Scout participates in first USN fleet exercise

The US Navy (USN) has incorporated its MQ-8C Fire Scout vertical-lift unmanned air system (UAS) into fleet operations, using the aircraft for countermine (MCM) drills as part of the 2018 ‘Rim of Pacific’ (‘RIMPAC’)...

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CTSi and L3 Flight-Test New Navy Navigation System

CTSi and L3 Technologies [LLL] this month finished flight-testing a new integrated communication and navigation system for the Navy that can be used in GPS-denied environments. This new Enhanced Link Navigation System (ELNS) was...

Metal Shark And ASV Global Unveil Autonomous Boat Tech

Shipbuilder Metal Shark and autonomous vessel technology company ASV Global announced Friday they are starting to offer “Sharktech” autonomous vessels. The autonomous-enabled vessels can be custom configured for military, law enforcement agencies, fire rescue,...

LCS-13 Finishes Acceptance Trials

The seventh Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Wichita (LCS-13), finished its acceptance trials last week, prime contractor Lockheed Martin [LMT] said Friday. Freedom-variant LCSs are built by Fincantieri’s Marinette Marine shipyard in...

Seventh Freedom-variant LCS wraps up acceptance trials

The US Navy’s seventh Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Wichita (LCS 13), has completed acceptance trials in the waters of Lake Michigan. The next step for the vessel will be… [[ This...

Japan seeking to buy newest US-made unmanned helicopter

The Northrop Grumman’s representative said that Japan could be the first export customer for the newest MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. Japan is considering an acquisition of MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter developed by...

Turkish Navy orders new replenishment ship

The Turkish Navy will be receiving a new replenishment vessel under a contract announced by Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) on July 12. The vessel will be built by Sefine… [[ This is...

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