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Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 gets first MQ-8C Fire Scout UAS

NORFOLK, Va. — Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 received its first MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter on Sept. 15 aboard Naval Station Norfolk, the squadron announced. HSC-22 marks the first East Coast squadron to operate the MH-60S Knighthawk, MQ-8B Fire…

Riverine Forces Renamed Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces

LITTLE CREEK, Va. — Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) announced the official name change for all Coastal Riverine Forces to Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces (MESF) Sept. 16.  While history and tradition are important to the U.S. Navy there are times…

Moton: Unmanned Vessels May Require Different Approaches to Maintenance

ARLINGTON, Va. — The admiral in charge of developing the U.S. Navy’s unmanned surface vessels (USVs) and unmanned underwater vessels (UUVs) said the maintenance strategy for the vessels may require different approaches to maintenance, particularly at the operational level (O-level).    …

Commander Praises Agility that Deployed Low-Yield Warhead for SLBMs

WASHINGTON —The admiral in command of the nation’s strategic deterrent forces defended the new W76-2 low-yield nuclear warhead before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) in a hearing on Capitol Hill and praised the agile process that rapidly deployed the…

Coast Guard Offloads $176,000 in Seized Cocaine

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Joseph Napier (WPC-1115) offloaded approximately eight kilograms of seized cocaine and transferred custody of two suspected smugglers to federal law enforcement authorities Sept. 16 in San Juan, Puerto…

AI, Machine Learning, seen revolutionizing undersea activities

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and unmanned systems are enabling surface and undersea activities even while COVID-19 hampers the ability to put humans on ships, maritime leaders said during a webinar on Sept. 17. Retired Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, deputy administrator…

Coast Guard, CBP Interdict Cocaine on Miami River

MIAMI — Coast Guard Sector Miami and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations law enforcement teams interdicted about 33 pounds of cocaine Monday after conducting a joint boarding of the motor vessel La Temperance on the…

Ingalls Shipbuilding Successfully Completes Builder’s Trials for Stone

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced today the successful completion of builder’s sea trials for the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest national security cutter (NSC), Stone (WMSL 758), the company said in a Sept. 14 release. The…

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