Security

Mexico Putting Military in Charge of Ports to Counter Cartel Corruption

As Mexican drug cartels have grown in power and influence, theyve also branched out. It is widely believed in Mexico that the cartels gradually took over the ports and customs facilities over the past 15 to 20 years. Now Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO to his supporters) has a bold and controversial…

Could hackers gain a global kill click?

The internet cables that connect the world are vulnerable to cyberattacks and Congress wants to know whos in charge of protecting them. There is no clear answer for its members, however. Its not so much that heres clear jurisdiction and it ends at this part of the internet architecture and then the next person picks it up…

SAES - Naval Technology

Intruder Detection Sonar. The high-frequency active sonar DDS-03 – Intruder Detection Sonar is designed to protect harbours, anchored vessels and critical infrastructure against underwater threats such as divers and underwater vehicles. DDS-03 can be integrated with any surveillance systemSonar Modernization. SOCILSUB allows…

2019 in Hudson County: The top stories of the year

It was the year that scooters were all the craze in Hoboken and one towns relentless year-long battle with a powerful state agency resulted in a monumental victory for its residents.Its Hudson County, so naturally corruption grabbed its share of headlines.But more than anything, 2019 will be remembered as the year hate came to Jersey City…

Vigor will put new 400-employee shipyard in Vancouver, Washington, and close Ballard site

Vigor will close a Ballard plant where it has made aluminum workboats, and move about 60 jobs from a similar operation in Clackamas, Oregon.Vigor Industrial will take over the former home of Christensen Yachts in Vancouver, Washington, as its site for carrying out a $1 billion, 10-year contract to build new landing craft for the U.S.

The Drift, S. II, Vol. VII

LANSDALE, Pa. – Good Afternoon, DriftersI trust everyone had a lovely holiday, or are continuing to enjoy their holiday, depending on your faith tradition.So, this has certainly been an interesting Christmas for Navy news. We’ll get to it more in The Hotwash but, long story short, a December 16 memo from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget leaked late last week…

Esquimalt arsonist Wei 'George' Li sentenced to 2 years in federal prison

An Esquimalt homeowner convicted of setting fire to his own rental home after a dispute with his tenant learned his sentence Friday. Wei "George" Li was sentenced to two years in federal prison and ordered to provide DNA for authorities to keep on file. He was charged with one count of arson for the October 2017 fire at a duplex he owned in the 300 block of Uganda Avenue.

Tunisia receives more patrol boats from the United States

The Tunisian Navy has taken delivery of another two SAFE Boats International patrol boats from the United States, which will also erect 13 radar stations along the Tunisian coast to protect the country’s territorial waters.US Ambassador to Tunisia Daniel Rubinstein handed the SAFE Boats International 65 Full Cabin Inboard…

BIRD Aerosystems unveils comprehensive ground and maritime surveillance solution

Israel's BIRD Aerosystems, a leading developer of airborne missile protection systems and airborne surveillance, information, and observation (ASIO) solutions, unveiled Tuesday its ASIO Holistic Solution, a comprehensive system tailored for maritime and ground surveillance missions.The advanced, multi-layered solution provides…

Shipyard worker denied national security clearance due to Facebook friends with gang ties

An industrial painter at a Victoria shipyard was refused a national security clearance to work on Canadian warships in part because he is Facebook friends with people tied to drug trafficking, biker gangs and Mexican drug cartels. Billy Fitzgerald was denied his federal and NATO secret security clearances, barring him from…

Pearl Harbor shooting probe finds mental health care flaws

By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated PressHONOLULU (AP) The Navy said Tuesday its investigation into a shooting at Pearl Harbor last December was unable to determine what caused a submarine sailor to fire his service weapon at three civilian workers, killing two and wounding one, before he fatally shot himself. But the Navy's investigative…
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, taxis on the runway during exercise Thracian Viper 20 at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, Sept. 21, 2020.<br

In cultural shift, Okinawa Marines take island during drills and turn outward to support Navy - Paci

IE SHIMA, Okinawa Sgt. Cal Cushing-Hurley and his squad from the Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, could hardly contain their enthusiasm for their first Pacific exercise a simulated airfield seizure on a tiny island off Okinawas northwest coast. They were among the first wave of about 100 Marines to…

Northrop Grumman weighing exit options for OmegA rocket

Northrop Grumman statement: We will determine next steps once the debriefing process concludes."WASHINGTON When Northrop Grumman unveiled its OmegA rocket in April 2018, the company was clear that it developed the vehicle for the sole purpose of challenging United Launch Alliance and SpaceX for national security space…