HawkEye 360 Leverages Machine Learning from AWS to Optimize Maritime Security and Vessel Monitoring Capabilities

April 20, 2021 – HawkEye 360, the first commercial company to use formation-flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data and analytics, today announced the development of new maritime security and vessel monitoring capabilities that combine HawkEye 360’s powerful RF geolocation services with a customized machine learning model developed through Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Machine Learning…

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Leidos completes acquisition of Gibbs & Cox

May 7, 2021 – Leidos Holdings today announced the completed acquisition of Gibbs & Cox, Inc. for approximately $380 million in cash. The transaction was previously announced on Feb. 23, 2021. Gibbs & Cox will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary and will be combined with Leidos’ maritime systems division. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Gibbs & Cox is the largest independent…

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HMAS Larrakia supports Solomon Islands’ COVID-19 response

May 8, 2021 – Royal Australian Navy vessel HMAS Larrakia will arrive in Solomon Islands this week to support the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force’s (RSIPF) COVID-19 response. Larrakia will conduct maritime surveillance activities in the western border region at the request of the Solomon Islands Government. Commanding Officer of HMAS Larrakia, Lieutenant Commander Dan Lindquist, said the deployment is…

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Texas A&M Maritime Academy Vessel Name Announced

May 7, 2021 – The Texas A&M Maritime Academy on the Galveston Campus of Texas A&M University has received notification from the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) that the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) expected to arrive on campus in 2025 will be named the Lone Star State. The ship is the fourth in a new class series…

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Austal Delivers RSIPV Taro

May 7, 2021 – Australia and Solomon Islands’ strong and enduring security partnership has reached another milestone today as Solomon Islands received its second Guardian-class Patrol Boat under Australia’s Pacific Maritime Security Program. The High Commissioner for Solomon Islands, His Excellency Robert Sisilo, accepted RSIPV Taro on behalf of the Solomon Islands Government at a ceremony in Henderson, Western Australia.…

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JS MASYUU conducted multi-lateral training with FS SURCOUF

On May 4, JS MASYUU conducted multi-lateral training in the waters around Okinawa with FS SURCOUF. Commander of MASYUU, CAPT TAKEMOTO Kotaro stated, “French Navy ship maneuvering skills are very high, and I felt very reassured as a fellow engaged in missions at sea having the same will. Taking all possible countermeasures for COVID-19, we conducted the training by making…

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JS SETOGIRI conducted multi-lateral training with the French Navy and U.S. Navy

On May 1, JS SETOGIRI as the 38th Deployment Surface Force for Counter Piracy Enforcement (DSPE) conducted multi-lateral training in the Gulf of Aden with the French Navy CHARLES DE GAULLE Carrier Strike Group and U.S. Navy destroyer. This multi-lateral training enhanced our tactical skills and deepen the cooperative relationship of trust between JMSDF, French Navy and U.S. Navy. Despite…

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