The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Leidos a $36 million contract for work on the development of torpedo countermeasure technologies for submarine defense. (Courtesy of Leidos)

Leidos to Develop Next-Gen Torpedo Countermeasures for US Navy

The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Leidos a $36 million contract for work on the development of torpedo countermeasure technologies for submarine defense. Leidos will design, build, and test an...
USS Wichita (LCS 13) is a fast, agile, focused-mission platform designed for operation in near-shore environments as well as the open-ocean. It is designed to defeat asymmetric threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

Navy Commissions Newest Littoral Combat Ship Wichita (Multi-Video)

The Navy commissioned its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Wichita (LCS 13), ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, near Jacksonville, where the ship...
Only the SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRB combines 406MHz, 121.5MHz, AIS and GlobaNavigation Satellite System (GNSS, including GPS) technologies to strengthen the full Alert, Locate, Track and Recover SAR process.

McMurdo SmartFind G8 Wins Best Search & Rescue Solution (Video)

The McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS beacon, the world’s first Automatic Identification System (AIS), Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons has Quadrotech™ technology, encompassing four signal frequencies to revolutionize search and rescue (SAR) capabilities worldwide,...

Navy to Commission Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Thomas Hudner

The United States Navy will commission its newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), during a 10:00 a.m. EST ceremony at Flynn Cruiseport in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday,...

Focus on Defense Budget Leaves Coast Guard High & Dry (Multi-Video)

By Jeffrey E. Phillips, THE HILL Congratulations to Congress for passing the fiscal year 2019 defense budget. We won’t begrudge the accolades that resounded in Capitol Hill offices on the occasion of lawmakers simply...
Unhindered by costly fuel or aeronautic maintenance the Aerostat systems provide unmatched ISR capabilities. Their true strengths are observed with their Maritime ISR showings as the Aerostat is not “just a balloon” but a persistent, unmanned, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platform for Homeland Security and for U.S. allies across the world.

Strategic Benefits of Aerostats for Persistent Surveillance in the Age of Drones (Multi-Video)

Guest Op-Ed By Matt McNiel, TCOM, L.P. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS or, more colloquially, drones) are tremendously useful military assets capable of a variety of non-military applications – from monitoring hurricanes to...
 Lt. j.g. Ryan Thomas, a marine Inspector at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, walks below the Kaimana Hila, an 850-foot container ship being constructed in Philadelphia Shipyards, Oct. 4, 2018. The Kaimana Hila and the Daniel K. Inouye are the two largest container ship ever built in the United States. During ship construction the Coast Guard works with the ship builder, shipping company and registrar in a unified effort to make the ship as safe as possible for operation. (Courtesy of USCG by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson)

How USCG Supports Maritime Commerce & Ship-Building Industry

By Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson, U.S. Coast Guard District 5 PADET Atlantic City The Coast Guard is known for saving lives at sea, but did you know the service plays a...
A 3D printer makes a plastic copy of a door plate aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), which is underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (Courtesy of the U.S. Navy and Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady)

The US Navy Way of the Future is 3-D Printing (Learn More, Multi-Video)

On August 24, 2018, the USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer faced a problem that didn’t have a quick solution: A bolt from a hangar bay door roller assembly...
The U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge invites you to submit a concept for a solution that helps make a person in the water easier to find. The best solutions will be effective, affordable, and hold the potential for wide adoption by recreational boaters. (Courtesy of the McMurdo Group, an Orolia company)

$255K Ready for Rescue Challenge to Develop New Boater Safety Solutions

As the nation’s maritime first responder, the U.S. Coast Guard is devoted to helping boaters in distress. Within this mission, one critical issue is finding people in the water. Towards that end, the...
The future USS Wichita was formally christened and launched into the Menominee River on On Sept. 17, 2016. (Courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

Navy Accepts Delivery of USS Sioux City & USS Wichita (See in Action)

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of two Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs), the future USS Sioux City (LCS 11) and USS Wichita (LCS 13), during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine...