Thursday, July 11, 2013
News

U.S. Navy Drone Makes Historic Carrier Landing [VIDEO]

For the first time in history an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, otherwise known as a drone, has completed an arrested landing on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.

July 11, 2013
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Blog

Unmanned X-47B Completes First Carrier-Based Launch [PHOTOS]

While not many of us were noticing, the U.S. Navy was off the coast of Virginia on Tuesday, changing the game of naval aviation forever.

May 16, 2013
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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout
Navy

A Glance at the Near Future of Naval UAVs

(Reuters) – The Navy plans to carry out the first catapult takeoff of its new X-47B unmanned plane from an aircraft carrier next month and other shipboard tests despite mandatory...

April 7, 2013
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Navy

U.S. Navy Testing Carrier-Based Unmanned Aircraft

As China starts landing jets on its first aircraft carrier, the U.S. Navy is preparing to test take offs and landings of carrier-based unmanned aircraft, a first for the Navy....

November 28, 2012
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Navy

Navy Anti-Piracy Drones Grounded After “Unrelated Mishaps”

The U.S. Navy said today that it is grounding its anti-piracy fleet of helicopter drones following two recent but “unrelated operational mishaps”. According to the a statement, both incidents in...

April 10, 2012
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Monday, April 9, 2012
Navy

Pirates, Beware: Navy’s Smart Robocopters Will Spy You in the Crowd

By Grace Jean, Office of Naval Research ARLINGTON, Va.— Navy unmanned aircraft will be able to distinguish small pirate boats from other vessels when an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-funded...

April 9, 2012
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
navy-maritime-usv
Navy

Unmanned Surface Vehicles – The Future of Robotic Pirate Hunters

Drone aircraft, officially called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are just starting to be used to spot, identify, scare pirates away, and prevent hostage situations. But what about the “latest” generation...

October 18, 2011
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Friday, February 25, 2011
NURC Hydrographic AUV Glider
Maritime News

Gliders For Use In Hyrdographic & Anti-Submarine Missions

For the last few weeks, in the Ionian Sea to the southeast of Sicily, three gliders participated for the first time in an anti-submarine warfare exercise. During operation Proud Manta...

February 25, 2011
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
UAV-Launch-From-Submarine
Blog

Question To The Coast Guard: Where Are The UAV’s?!

Just think of the opportunities if every Coast Guard boat station and cutter had it’s own fixed wing aircraft and could initiate search and rescue operations before rescue boat had...

January 18, 2011
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Interesting

UAV technology to help British sailing team by predicting weather

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) has been a popular topic of discussion here at gCaptain and has been associated with a variety uses ranging from aerial surveillance to...

December 8, 2010
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Sunday, June 6, 2010
maritime security

10 More Anti-Piracy Weapons For Use In Somalia

Click to read Part 1 of this Post: 10 Anti-Piracy Weapons For Use In Somalia   Last year gCaptain brought you Anti-Piracy Weapons – Top 10 For Future Use In...

June 6, 2010
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
USCG

Top 10 Recent Failures Of The USCG – Part 1

After making my decision to pursue a life at sea and accept an invitation to study in Annapolis my father said, “The Navy practices while the Coast Guard gets the...

March 31, 2010
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Friday, January 8, 2010
Uncategorized

10 Lessons Learned From Sea Shepherd

gCaptain mariners have been critical of Captain Paul Watson and his crew of non-professional mariners, stars of the reality TV show Whale Wars. Most of the comments posted to gCaptain’s...

January 8, 2010
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Friday, November 13, 2009
Uncategorized

New UAV Architecture for Urban & Maritime Environments

We’ve talked about Unmanned Aerial Vehicals (UAV’s) here before on gCaptain particularly associated with piracy off the horn of Africa.  Here is a look at a new VTOL [Vertical Take-Off...

November 13, 2009
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Blog

Photos of the Week – Maersk Alabama and Lifeboat Photos

Here is a collection of photos taken from this past week’s Maersk Alabama piracy incident.  The images and descriptions are provided the U.S. Navy.  These are just a few of...

April 14, 2009
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Saturday, April 11, 2009
maritime security

Overflight, Overflight, Overflight – The Missing Component To Combatting Piracy

Since World War II air dominance has played a critical role in successful military operations, are anti-piracy ops any different?

April 11, 2009
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Friday, March 27, 2009
maritime security

Bow Asir & Nipayia – Pirates Find Success In Shift Back To Somalia’s East Coast

Map Via Eaglespeak In a move back to the East Coast of Somalia the pirates have found success in their search for another prize the size of the Sirius Star....

March 27, 2009
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