Chevalier Paul Patrolling Strait of Hormuz

Engaged in AGENOR operation since December 5, 2021, under the tactical command of the European staff currently led by France, the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Chevalier Paul led several surveillance missions for the benefit of merchant ships during of their crossing of the Strait of Hormuz. Thanks to his detection capabilities, the Chevalier Paul actively participated in the surveillance of…

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Ingalls Launches LPD 29 Richard M. McCool Jr

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced today the successful launch of amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29). Richard M. McCool Jr., the 13th LPD in the San Antonio class of amphibious assault force ships, will support U.S. amphibious assault, special operations and expeditionary warfare missions through the first half of the 21st century. “The LPD class…

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HII Demonstrates Sea Machines’ SM300

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division announced today the successful integration of its advanced autonomy solutions with Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 autonomy product. The integration of these autonomous capabilities supports complex mission planning and collaboration between unmanned systems. The demonstration, which took place late last year in the Chesapeake Bay off the coast of Virginia Beach, involved overlaying HII’s collaborative…

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FS Champlain on a Scientific Support Mission

Deployed since November 29, 2021 on a maritime surveillance mission in the Indian Ocean, the Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Champlain has carried out a support mission for scientific operations at sea for the benefit of the French office. of biodiversity (OFB) from December 6 to 12, 2021. The teams in charge of the campaign “Assessment of the state…

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NSWCDD Stands Up High Powered Microwave Division

Under the Directed Energy (DE) umbrella, there are two significant areas of interest: high-energy laser and high-power microwave (HPM) weapon systems. At Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), the growing demand from the operational community for novel DE weapon systems resulted in a corresponding growth in NSWCDD’s technical capability in this area. During a recent reorganization of the Integrated…

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U.S., Spain, Morocco Collaborate for Rescue at Sea

On Jan. 5, 2022, the United States, Spain, and Morocco collaborated to rescue 103 migrants 40 nautical miles west of the Moroccan coast. Late Tuesday evening, Spain’s Las Palmas Rescue Coordination Center received reports of two migrant rafts taking on water with people possibly in the water. The Spanish center coordinated rescue efforts with the vessels closest to the reported…

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USCGC Stone Returns from Patrol

USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) returned to their homeport in Charleston following a 61-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, the U.S. Coast Guard’s Joint Interagency Task Force South, and the U.S. Coast Guard Eleventh District. Stone’s crew successfully interdicted two suspected drug smuggling vessels, recovering approximately 2,246 pounds…

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