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Navy SEALs who rescued Thai soccer team from cave barely made it out, officials say

Navy SEALs who rescued Thai soccer team from cave barely made it out, officials say

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Thai Navy SEALs who were clearing the flooded cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued, barely made it out after the main pump that had been siphoning water out of the cave failed, Thai military sources who were directly involved in the operation told ABC News. The system, which had pumped hundreds of millions of gallons of rainwater out of the cave over the past 18 days, gave out soon after rescuers extracted the coach and the four Thai Navy Seals who had volunteered to stay with them. Thai SEALs and support teams, who were carrying air tanks from the third to the second chamber of the labyrinthine cave, soon noticed the waters rising. The third chamber filled, then the second and then the first, as crews scrambled to avoid the kind of cave flooding that had trapped the so...
Finnish navy to acquire Gabriel anti-ship missiles

Finnish navy to acquire Gabriel anti-ship missiles

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July 6 (UPI) -- The Finnish Defense Force has been authorized to acquire Gabriel anti-ship missiles from Israel Aerospace Industries. The Gabriel is planned to replace Finland's current inventory of Saab RBS-15 SF missiles by the early 2020s and will be designated the SSM2020 in Finnish service. The $ 190 million acquisition will include launchers, missiles, simulators, training services, parts and testing equipment. The variant of the Gabriel Finland will purchase was not disclosed, deliveries will take place from 2019-2025. The Gabriel is a short-range anti-ship missile similar to the French Exocet and U.S. Harpoon. It is a multi-role missile that, with newer variants, can have a range of over 100 miles. It has been in service with multiple countries since 1982. The munition will be us...
Navy contracts Raytheon for LOCUST prototype

Navy contracts Raytheon for LOCUST prototype

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June 27 (UPI) -- Raytheon Co. has been awarded a contract to produce a Low Cost UAV Swarming Technology, or LOCUST, Innovative Naval Prototype. The deal, announced by the Navy Tuesday, comes under a $ 29 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the LOCUST Innovative Naval Prototype. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 25, 2020. LOCUST can launch swarming UAVs to overwhelm an adversary autonomously and have been in development and testing phases for several years. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds amounting to $ 7.1 million have been obligated to Raytheon upon award of the contract. Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com
Navy extends contract with Phoenix Air for electronic warfare training

Navy extends contract with Phoenix Air for electronic warfare training

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June 4 (UPI) -- The Defense Department modified a contract aimed at training aircrews in electronic warfare. The modified contract between the U.S. Navy and Phoenix Air Group, is valued at more than $ 14.6 million and extends the current period of performance by two years, expiring in November 2020. The deal, announced Friday, provides services in support of Navy electronic warfare aircraft training jamming systems. They are designed for "stand-off jamming for opposing force threat simulation during various levels of exercises for shipboard and aircrew tactics, aircraft weapon system operators and for procedures to counter potential enemy electronic attack threats," according to the Pentagon. Work on the contract will occur in Florida, California and Virginia. No funds will be obligated ...
Navy contracts for RQ-21A Blackjack sustainment

Navy contracts for RQ-21A Blackjack sustainment

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May 8 (UPI) -- Insitu Inc. has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for sustainment parts for the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system.The deal, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 11 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price delivery order, which is a modification to a previous Pentagon basic order agreement.The contract from Naval Air Systems Command enables Insitu Inc. to provide "sustainment parts to maintain the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system in support of the Marine Corps," according to a Defense Department contract announcement.The RQ-21 Blackjack is a small tactical unmanned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform used by both the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.The RQ-21A is used to supplement another unmanned...