Knifefish Successfully Completes Navy Mine-Hunting Evaluation

The General Dynamics Mission Systems Knifefish team has successfully completed a comprehensive evaluation of Knifefish, an autonomous surface mine countermeasure (SMCM) unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). In coordination with the U.S. Navy, the...
Sailors assigned to USS Laboon (DDG 58) offload bags containing Hashish from a dhow in the Arabian Sea, March 17. Laboon Sailors intercepted the dhow and seized 500 kg of Hashish, their second successful drug interdiction operation in five days. Laboon, operating as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, is attached to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22. (Image Credit: US Navy)

USS Laboon Makes Second Drug Bust in a Week (See Mission Video)

For the second time in five days, guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) intercepted a small, stateless dhow in the international waters of the Arabian Sea and seized 500 kilograms of...
These two related funding opportunities are open to receive proposals from accredited US colleges & universities

DHS $35M for New COE in Cross-Border Screen/Supply Chain Defense

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has announced $35 million in funding opportunities for a new DHS Center of Excellence (COE) for Cross-Border Threat Screening and...
USS Vicksburg (CG-69) (Image Credit: Wrightys Warships)

BAE to Modernize USS Vicksburg for Under $42M (See Her in Action)

BAE Systems has been awarded a $42.9 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the modernization of the USS Vicksburg (CG 69), a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser. The value of the...
Communications and Interoperability for Integrated Fires, or CIIF, will advance situational awareness for force-wide integrated air and missile defense (Image Credit: US Navy)

Raytheon to Dev Next-Gen, Comm & Engage Network for US Navy

The U.S. Office of Naval Research has awarded Raytheon a $11.8 million contract to develop networking technologies enabling greater sensor interconnectivity and enhancing integrated fires capabilities for Naval operations. Communications and Interoperability for...
The Spencer returned from a 74-day Eastern Pacific ocean patrol after seizing $92 million in cocaine.(USCG photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Midas)

Boston-Based Coast Guard Cutter Seizes $92M in Cocaine (Learn More)

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to their homeport in Boston, Monday after a 74-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol, the crew interdicted four drug-laden vessels, resulting in...
Recent detentions and seizures of phones and other material from travelers to the United States have sparked alarm. We detail what powers Customs and Border Protection officials have over you and your devices. (Image: YouTube)

Can CBP Search Your Phone? These Are Your Rights (Multi-Video)

By Patrick G. Lee, ProPublica A NASA scientist heading home to the U.S. said he was detained in January at a Houston airport, where Customs and Border Protection officers pressured him for access...
USS Mustin (DDG 89)

US Navy, JMSDF Completes Annual MultiSail 17

Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) completed the annual bilateral training exercise MultiSail 17, March 10. The six-day exercise consisted of surface action group maneuvers, anti-submarine...
LRAD-1000Xi

LRAD 1000Xi Systems Selected by United States Navy

LRAD Corporation, the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), advanced mass notification systems, and a  2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Winner, has received a $525,000 follow-on order from the United States Navy under the...
PureTech Systems Patent addresses video detection for long fall safety at Cruise Lines, Military, Oil Platforms and Bridges.

New Patent for Video-Based Man Overboard Detection (See in Action)

Man Overboard incidents continue to be a safety concern for cruise lines and passengers. Recent action by the cruise industry and current legislation calls for systems that can accurately detect and communicate...
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