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...

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...
The Stiletto/Thunderstorm project is looking for new ways of detection, tracking and identification of swimmers and divers in a port or harbor.

Seeking Harbor/Port Security Techs to Detect & Track Swimmers & Divers

By John Keller, Military & Aerospace Electronics U.S. military researchers are reaching out to industry to find relative mature harbor and port security technologies able to detect and track swimmers and divers violating security perimeters in...
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.

TCOM Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards (Video)

TCOM LP, a global leader for innovative, cost-effective airborne persistent surveillance solutions, and a Platinum Award Winner in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce the company's Persistent Surveillance Aerostats have been...
The future USS Cooperstown is one of eight ships in various stages of construction at Fincantieri Marinette Marine.

Team Freedom Lays Keel on Nation’s 23rd Littoral Combat Ship (Video)

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy's 23rd Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Cooperstown, in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin. Ellen...
Homegrown terrorism and mass shootings have sadly become everyday news in the US. As a result, the demand for explosives detection dogs as a deterrent against such crimes is on the increase with one major problem: there are not enough dogs to meet the growing need. The AKC Detection Dog Task Force is working to help with this national security issue. (Courtesy of the AKC)

Calling All K9 Teams: US Dog Detect-ion Conf (Learn More, Multi-Video)

The American Kennel Club will host the 2018 AKC US Dog Detection Conference Tuesday, August 28th – Thursday, August 30th, 2018 in Durham, NC to explore solutions to the shortage of domestic dogs for explosives detection...