WASHINGTON — Iran’s political and military elite boasted last month that their forces shot down an American intelligence-gathering, a remotely piloted Navy vehicle called ScanEagle that they swiftly put on display for the Iranian news media. more
The Royal Canadian Navy’s Frigate, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina, currently assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 (Maritime Security), disrupted a suspected drug transfer off the coast of Yemen early on the morning of January 11, 2013.more
Years from now when a new program in the Canadian navy is traced back to its roots, HMCS Charlottetown will mark the starting point. The ship is sailing home for Halifax after a deployment of more than eight months.
During that time, the crew participated in tasks in the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Sea. It was also the test ship for the Royal Canadian Navy’s unmanned aerial vehicle program.more
ScanEagle operationeel voor piraterijbestrijding
Netherlands conducts anti-piracy mission with ScanEagle (external link)
Insitu (H3/D17F) will provide its ScanEagle small unmanned air vehicle to the Singapore Navy on a fee-for-service contract.
"That's going to be a ship-based system. They're starting out with a single ship and working up what their utility will be with the system and then the programme will grow from there," says Ryan Hartman, Insitu's senior vice-president. "It's actually a fairly long-term contract that we signed with them, it gives them lots of opportunity for growth."more
War has always been an incubator for innovation. This is no less true of the current fights in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the most important innovations to come out of the past decade of conflict, really a military revolution, was in unmanned tactical Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance (ISR).more