Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to a PR published by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. on March 30, 2023, the firm is working with the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) on a series of Service-Level Training Exercises (SLTE) using a company-owned MQ-9A Unmanned Aircraft System to support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC).

According to a PR published by Austal on March 30, 2023, Austal USA launched the Spearhead class expeditionary fast transport USNS Cody (EPF 14), demonstrating the efficiency of the shipyard’s launch process. The ship is now docked pier side for final outfitting and system activation in preparation for sea trials later this year.

According to a PR published by the Canadian DoD on March 27, 2023, His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Montréal, a Halifax-class frigate, departed its homeport of Halifax and is now en route to the Indo-Pacific region – delivering on the commitment in Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy to annually deploy an additional frigate to the region from Canadian Forces Base Halifax.

At the SOFINS 2023 Special Forces seminar and exhibition, Safran Electronics & Defense is introducing its new resilient PNT (position, navigation, timing) system, dubbed NAVKITE, to meet operational requirements for the French Navy Commandos (part of Special Operations Command).

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