UISS Underwater Explosion Shock Test

The Program Executive Office for Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) announced the successful completion of underwater explosion (UNDEX) shock testing on the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS), a component of the Navy’s suite of mine countermeasure technologies. The test was conducted by the Aberdeen Test Center and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock with assistance from Textron and NSWC…

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Israel to Purchase CH-53K King Stallion

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has signed a Letter of Acceptance with the United States government to purchase the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter on December 30. “We’re happy the IAF recognizes the unrivaled capabilities and performance of the K and have chosen to move forward with us,” said Colonel Jack Perrin, Program Manager, heavy lift helicopter program office…

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BAE Systems to Deliver Engineering and Technical Integration Services to US Navy

BAE Systems has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract worth up to $154 million to continue supporting the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Webster Outlying Field. Under the contract awarded in November, BAE Systems will support the rapid integration and sustainment of command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems for the…

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Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Deploys

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group departed on a regularly scheduled deployment January 3rd in support of global maritime security operations. The Abraham Lincoln CSG is led by the command staff of CSG 3 and consists of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and the…

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Falls of Clyde Might be Joined by Ex-HMS Ambuscade

We are delighted to confirm that the Pakistan Government & Navy have confirmed that we are to receive the former Royal Navy Type 21 Frigate, HMS Ambuscade/PNS Tariq to help with our plans for a Maritime Heritage Centre based on the River Clyde. The ship is a Falklands and Gulf war veteran and will become a major naval landmark proudly…

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Navair Completes Initial MQ-25 Carrier Demo

The Navy completed an Unmanned Carrier Aviation Demonstration (UCAD) of its MQ-25 unmanned air system prototype in December aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), laying the groundwork for future carrier-based UAS operations. The government team, along with industry partners Boeing and Lockheed Martin, conducted a demonstration aboard the carrier with both ground control system (GCS) and aircraft to evaluate the MQ-25 system’s…

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