Unmanned V-200 UAV for German Navy K130.

UMS Skeldar has been contracted to deliver vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to the German Navy. The German defence procurement agency BAAINBw signed a contract with UMS Skeldar’s key partner ESG as prime contractor on 3 August. One VTOL unmanned aerial system (UAS) consists of two V-200 SKELDAR UAVs. One UAS […]

Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 Concludes

The world’s largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 2 following more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-five nations, 46 surface ships, five submarines, 17 land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in Rim of the Pacific exercise 2018. This year’s […]

Exercise PANAMAX 2018 Kicks off in Mayport

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) hosts the Combined Force Maritime Component Command (CFMCC) portion of the annual exercise PANAMAX from July 30 through Aug. 10. Panamax, an annual multinational exercise, develops and sustains relationships that allow partner-nation security forces in the region to achieve common goals, increase cooperation, and improve understanding. PANAMAX […]

Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) commenced exercise Eagle Salute 18 on July 28.

Eagle Salute 18 is a multilateral surface exercise to enhance interoperability and war-fighting readiness, fortify military-to-military relationships and advance operational capabilities of all participating units. The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) is representing U.S. 5th Fleet at the exercise. The exercise also incorporates Eagle Response 18, an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and diving […]

RIMPAC units participate in sinking exercise

Live fire from aircraft, a submarine, and land assets participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise sank the decommissioned ex-USS Racine (LST 1191) in waters 15,000 feet deep 55 nautical miles north of Kauai, Hawaii, July 12. Units from Australia, Japan, and the U.S. participated in the sinking exercise (SINKEX), which provided them […]