Lockheed Martin FFG(X)

Lockheed Receives Freedom-variant FFG(X) Concept Design Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $15 million contract to mature its Freedom-variant Frigate design as a part of the Navy's FFG(X) competition. Lockheed Martin submitted its Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)...

Navy Picks 5 Contenders for Next Generation Frigate FFG(X) Program

By Sam LaGrone and Megan Eckstein, USNI News Five ship designs will compete in the Navy’s bid for 20 next-generation guided-missile frigates (FFG(X)) that will follow the Littoral Combat Ship, the service announced on...
USS Coronado (LCS-4)

Navy Names USS Nantucket & USS Savannah, Commissions USS Omaha

On Feb. 13, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the next Freedom and Independence variant Littoral Combat Ships will be named USS Nantucket (LCS 27) and USS Savannah (LCS...
The Navy's next generation destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), has successfully completed acceptance. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Navy and Bath Iron Works)

USS Michael Monsoor Completes Acceptance Trials (See in Action)

The Navy's next generation destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), successfully completed acceptance trials Feb. 1. The U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey reviewed the ship and its crew...
Saab’s Swordfish Maritime Patrol Aircraft is a strategic, multi-role ISR system that redefines air power in the maritime domain.

Saab Swordfish to Redefine Maritime Patrol Aircraft (See in Action, Videos)

Saab’s Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) is bringing a new level of operational confidence to the global MPA market. The winning combination of Bombardier’s Global 6000 ultra-long-range aircraft, General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada’s...
The Coast Guard "Maritime 911 system" provides invaluable search-and-rescue support to maritime shipping and recreational boaters.

Rescue 21 Surpasses 100,000 Search and Rescue Missions (Multi-Video)

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has conducted approximately 100,000 search-and-rescue (SAR) operations since 2006 with support from the Rescue 21 Coastal system built by General Dynamics Mission Systems. Rescue 21 is the...
Increasing geopolitical tensions in maritime zones worldwide and in the Asia-Pacific regions have created a strategic impetus to consider new surveillance platforms for identifying real and perceived threats as they become imminent. Now, more than ever, persistent situational awareness is critical.

TCOM to Showcase Cost-Efficient Maritime Persistent Surveil (Video)

TCOM, a global leader for innovative, cost-effective Airborne Persistent Surveillance Solutions, and a 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Winner, is participating in the 2018 Singapore Airshow where it will showcase superior persistent...
The new Nautic Alert X2 platform features GEOS worldwide emergency response complete with 2-way messaging, and an optional long-range personal transmitter that can be used in a man overboard (MOB) scenario. You can even text message with any other mobile number from the middle of the ocean using Nautic Alert Insight X2.

Nautic Alert X2 for Search and Rescue (SAR) & Boater Safety Tech (Video)

When it comes to search and rescue, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) and PLBs are fabulous technologies as a last resort. However, with limited functionality, they lack the ability to offer two-way...
The USCGC Acushnet has an unrivaled legacy of service, one that spanned the oceans from Okinawa to the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.

Famed CG Cutter Acushnet Assumes New Challenge (Learn More, Videos)

The former U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Acushnet, having been retired from Coast Guard service in 2011, has now been re-acquired by a non-profit organization and is being re-fitted and re-purposed...
BAE Systems to deliver four additional Modernized Mk 45 Naval Guns under a new $46.8M contract from the U.S. Navy. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

BAE Systems to Provide US Navy with Modernized Mk 45 Guns (Video)

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $46.8 million contract option to deliver an additional four Mk 45 Naval Guns. The contract modification calls for upgrading existing guns to the Mod...