700X Naval Air Squadron Conducting Drone Trials

The Royal Navy has pushed two different drones to their limits to show how they could be used on front-line operations. The navy’s drone experts 700X Naval Air Squadron welcomed industry partners to their home base of RNAS Culdrose to test the two crewless aircraft. It is the second time the drones have been trialled with initial testing last year…

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Kongsberg Has Developed the Vanguard System

Conflicting international interests in accessing and controlling sea-based trade routes, ownership of maritime territories and resources, and with an existing foreign military threat, the need for advanced, flexible and interoperable maritime assets are becoming more important than ever. Facing a continuously changing environment, with increased speed in technology development, the world’s navies need to be prepared for untraditional, new threats.…

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Coast Guard Drones Can See Underwater & Inside Vessels

By Kathy Murray Shortly after Hurricane Ida tore through Louisiana at the end of August, the Coast Guard’s Gulf Strike Team in Mobile, Ala., got a call. Trouble spots had been identified, including sunken vessels, potential pollution, and other waterway hazards. Could the team deploy a pilot to assess the damage? Petty Officer 2nd Class Dylan Zechman responded, bringing along…

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French Navy Orders Drones for Hydrographic Work

February 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – The General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) has ordered mini aerial drones from the Survey Copter company for the French Navy. Called system of airborne mini-drones on board for the Navy (SMDM), these contact drones will equip patrol vessels and frigates. This order, for an amount of 19.7 million euros, includes the acquisition of the…

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Drone Delivery to USS Henry M Jackson in Hawaiian Waters

An unmanned aerial vehicle delivers a payload to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) around the Hawaiian Islands October 19th. Underway replenishment sustains the fleet anywhere/anytime. This event was designed to test and evaluate the tactics, techniques, and procedures of U.S. Strategic Command’s expeditionary logistics and enhance the overall readiness of our strategic forces. (U.S. Navy…

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NNSY Works Smarter Utilizing Drone Technology

May 26, 2020 – A recent project at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) utilized collaboration and innovation, putting the adage “work smarter, not harder” into practice. After NNSY was hit by a destructive storm April 13, various departments worked together to assess the damage and speedily make repairs under the direction of NNSY’s Nuclear Engineering and Planning Manager (NEPD) Curt Hart.…

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