Maritime

Greenpeace is Dropping Boulders into Ocean Around UK

Greenpeace is Dropping Boulders into Ocean Around UK

Joy Finnegan

According to the environmental activist group, Greenpeace, the group has built an underwater “boulder barrier” 30 miles off the coast of Sussex, UK. The group says the Marine Protected Areas all around the UK are not being protected and are taking matters into their own hands. They say the boulder barrier will “deter destructive industrial…

Cuban Migrants Rescued off Coast of Florida

Joy Finnegan

A group of Cuban migrants in a makeshift boat made of Styrofoam and a car engine were rescued off the coast of Florida when the vessel capsized. The U. S. Coast Guard captured video from a helicopter of the occurrence just north of West Palm Beach at an area called Waveland Beach. There were eight…

41 Migrants Found Hiding Amid Debris in Spanish Territory

Joy Finnegan

Migrants, probable asylum-seekers, trying to sneak into Spain were found amid trash and debris in the cargo of the Spanish territory of Melilla last week. Melilla is a Spanish autonomous city off the coast of North Africa. A guard inspecting bags of toxic ash recognized a leg after tearing open a bag. The port of…

Camero-Tech Launches Xaver Long Range system

Joy Finnegan

Camero-Tech is launching the Xaver LR80 (XLR80) system, which enables detection of live objects behind walls, at distances of more than 100 meters. This new capability provides a breakthrough operational advantage in a hostile environment. Special forces and law enforcement teams conducting urban and rural operations require reliable information regarding hidden live objects to determine…

DHS Stops Counterfeit N95 Masks from Reaching Hospital Workers

Joy Finnegan

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) federal agents report they have seized approximately 11 million counterfeit 3M N95 respirator masks in recent weeks, the result of ongoing collaboration between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and manufacturer 3M to prevent counterfeit masks from reaching hospital workers and first responders. “These seizures illustrate the ongoing efforts of HSI,…

IAI Introduces a New Electro-Optical Surveillance System- MegaPOP

Joy Finnegan

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is expanding its family of electro-optical/IR payloads with the introduction of MegaPOP. The electro-optical payload, which was developed by TAMAM, IAI’s electro-optical and navigation system house.  The new payload is designed for land applications such as marine or land border control, surveillance of sensitive facilities, or any other operational mission that…

Vehicle Scanning at Border Made Mandatory by New U. S. Law

Joy Finnegan

On January 5, 2021 a new act, The Securing America’s Ports Act, was signed into existence requiring “a plan to expeditiously scan all commercial and passenger vehicles entering the United States at a land port of entry using large-scale non-intrusive inspection systems, such as X-ray and gamma-ray imaging systems, or similar technology,” the summary says….

Siemens Government Technologies Chosen for Electronic Security System Maintenance & Services on Florida’s Space Coast

Joy Finnegan

Siemens Government Technologies( SGT), the federally-focused U.S. arm of technology company Siemens, has been awarded an initial task order for a contract valued up to $21 million by the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, for electronic security maintenance and support of vital operations conducted by the Space Force 45th Space Wing on Florida’s…

Complaint Seeks Forfeiture of Iranian Oil Aboard Tanker Based on Connection to Terror Group

Joy Finnegan

The United States filed a forfeiture complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that all oil aboard a Liberian-flagged vessel, the M/T Achilleas (Achilleas), is subject to forfeiture based on U.S. terrorism forfeiture laws. This investigation was led by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York and the FBI’s Minneapolis office….

Ultra Nabs Subcontract to Provide Variable Depth Sonar

Joy Finnegan

Ultra has been awarded a contract to start work on a key Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) system for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program – named the Towed Low Frequency Active Sonar (TLFAS). This subcontract moves the development of CSC’s anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability from the program definition phase into the full manufacture and delivery…