GA-ASI Selected for Japan Coast Guard RPAS Project

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), is pleased to be selected to support the Japan Coast Guard’s (JCG) RPAS Project. Operations will feature GA-ASI’s MQ-9B SeaGuardian® and begin in October 2022. SeaGuardian will be used to conduct wide-area maritime surveillance to support JCG’s missions, which include search and rescue, disaster response,…

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NUWC Newport Provides Support for ICEX Support

Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport teams that included scientists, engineers and divers recently returned from three weeks in the Arctic supporting Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2022, a real-world assessment of the operational readiness of the region. During ICEX, fast-attack submarines fired five exercise torpedoes under the Arctic ice, which Navy divers and a Division Newport team then recovered. Along…

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Leonardo to Deliver Next Stage of UK AW159 Wildcat Support

Leonardo will now deliver the next stage of the Wildcat Integrated Support and Training (WIST) contract, which confirms the next five-year period of the 34-year contract originally signed in 2012. This £360 million contract awarded last year marks the continued delivery of support services for the UK’s fleet of AW159 Wildcat helicopters to the British Armed Forces. The WIST contract…

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NATO RQ-4D Phoenix Achieves Major Milestone

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s, NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) RQ-4D Phoenix Global Hawk has reached a major milestone with the NATO AGS Management Agency (NAGSMA)’s Full System Handover to the NATO AGS Force (NAGSF) at the Main Operating Base, Sigonella, Sicily. The specially-designed AGS system is uniquely suited to NATO requirements and is providing critical Joint ISR situational awareness to the…

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Freeze and Seize Task Force Seizes €30 Billion of Assets

Today, the ‘Freeze and Seize Task Force’ is meeting with US and Ukrainian representatives to discuss international cooperation on the enforcement of sanctions. The Task Force, set up by the Commission last month, has been meeting on a regular basis to ensure better coordination of the enforcement of EU sanctions against Russian and Belarusian individuals and companies. During this week’s…

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JFD Receives Subcontract for Navantia MOSHIP Program

JFD was awarded a contract by Navantia to conduct a Ship Survey and Suitability Assessment of the Spanish Navy’s new Submarine Rescue Mothership (BAM-IS). Navantia, the Spanish state-owned military shipbuilding company, is in the process of completing the preliminary design for the BAM-IS. The new Mothership (MOSHIP) will replace the Spanish Navy’s existing vessel which is not adapted to host…

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Belgian NH90 Deployed on FS Forbin for Clemenceau 22

An NH90 Naval Frigate Helicopter from Koksijde Air Force Base has been deployed since 1 February as part of Operation Clemenceau 22, aboard the French air defense frigate Forbin. That frigate is part of the carrier battle group that is responsible for the protection of the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle. The Belgian twin-engined multi-purpose aircraft and its thirteen-person…

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Palau’s Patrol Boat Supports Pacific Priorities

The Australia Defence Force is working closely with the Pacific nation of Palau to enable it to patrol its vast territorial waters and protect vital fisheries from poaching. Australia has a 25-year strong security partnership with Palau, dating back to the handover of the Pacific-class patrol boat PSS President HI Remeliik in 1996. Since that time the two nations have…

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