Thursday, July 11, 2013
U.S. Navy Drone Makes Historic Carrier Landing [VIDEO]

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

July 11, 2013
Total Views: 59

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Unmanned X-47B Completes First Carrier-Based Launch [PHOTOS]

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
Total Views: 13

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

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

April 7, 2013
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
U.S. Navy Testing Carrier-Based Unmanned Aircraft

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

November 28, 2012
Total Views: 29

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Navy Anti-Piracy Drones Grounded After “Unrelated Mishaps”

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”.

April 10, 2012
Total Views: 25

Monday, April 9, 2012
Pirates, Beware: Navy’s Smart Robocopters Will Spy You in the Crowd

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

April 9, 2012
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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

October 18, 2011
Total Views: 266

Friday, February 25, 2011
NURC Hydrographic AUV Glider

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.

February 25, 2011
Total Views: 24

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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

January 18, 2011
Total Views: 49

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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

December 8, 2010
Total Views: 2

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

June 6, 2010
Total Views: 609

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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

March 31, 2010
Total Views: 230

Friday, January 8, 2010

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

January 8, 2010
Total Views: 91

Friday, November 13, 2009

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

November 13, 2009
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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. 

April 14, 2009
Total Views: 53

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

April 11, 2009
Total Views: 19

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

March 27, 2009
Total Views: 26


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