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Check out this new video about Telephonics' critical role during a successful search and rescue mission.“Telephonics is extremely proud that a system designed and developed by its engineers was able...


Tue, 2016-02-09 12:02 PM
Washington, DC - The U.S. Coast Guard published guidance Feb. 5 that allows mariners to use electronic charts and publications instead of paper charts, maps and publications. The Navigation and...
Tue, 2016-01-26 03:28 PM
By Steve Bittenbender The company that owned a vessel that went down in the waters off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin announced on Monday it reached a settlement with families of some of the...
Tue, 2016-01-26 02:42 PM
Savannah, GA, January 25 – Port of Savannah will add eight new ship to shore cranes by 2018, as port moves all-time high container units. Over the last calendar year, the Port of Savannah moved an...
Sun, 2016-01-24 08:21 PM
GSN is pleased to announce that its 2015 Digital Yearbook of Awards Winners has been released to the entire database of the company’s print, digital and newsletter subscribers. The Yearbook covers...
Tue, 2016-01-12 12:00 PM
PortMiami posted an increase of 15 percent in containerized cargo movements for its 2015 fiscal year with a total of 1,007,800 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) moving through the Port during the...
Tue, 2015-12-22 10:24 PM

Coast Guard HH-52A Seaguard helicopter

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn Human flight is inherently amazing. For people looking to satisfy their wonder, or to simply bask in astonishment at accomplishments in the history of...
Tue, 2015-12-22 10:17 PM

CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin

San Pedro, CA, December 14 - The largest container ship ever to call at a North American port is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Los Angeles on Dec.26th. French shipping line CMA-CGM launched the...
Tue, 2015-12-08 02:43 PM
Atlanta GA, December 3 - Siemens Drilling and Marine, Dresser-Rand—A Siemens Business (D-R), and Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced a best of industry team to make LNG widely available to ship owners...
Tue, 2015-12-01 05:41 PM
Bethesda, MD, November 30 - The U.S. Navy has issued a Lockheed Martin led industry team the balance of funding of $279 million for the construction of the future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23). The...
Wed, 2015-11-18 07:14 PM

Christopher A. Hart, NTSB

By Steve Bittenbender The National Transportation Safety Board announced on Monday that it has completed the video documentation of the wreckage of the cargo ship El Faro, which went down in the...
Tue, 2015-11-17 11:46 PM
Government Security News is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its seventh annual Homeland Security Awards. As in previous years, the awards program was divided into three basic...
Tue, 2015-11-10 04:09 PM
By Steve BittenbenderLate last month, the United States Coast Guard served as the host for their colleagues from Arctic nations to discuss how the countries can work together to ensure maritime...

Company News

With threats from underwater mines and waterborne improvised explosive devices (IEDs) ever present, an international group of defence and civilian specialists in mine countermeasures visited Saab Seaeye’s UK facility. The group, that included the Deputy Director of The NATO Underwater Research Centre, saw a range of existing and newly developed underwater robotic vehicles used in searching for, disarming and neutralising mines and waterborne IEDs. The robotic vehicles are designed to work remotely to reduce the risk towards mine disposal personnel at sea and in waterways.
Sophia Antipolis, France and Lanham, MD, January 13 - McMurdo, the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response and a division of Orolia, has been selected by a leading Northern Africa search and rescue (SAR) authority to deploy their next-generation MEOSAR (Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue) satellite-aided SAR system. The contract is valued at over €4M (US$4.5M) with a performance period of 16 months.
The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has procured high resolution imaging sonar technology from maritime security company, Sonardyne International Ltd, UK to support its country’s Mine Counter Measure activities. The Solstice side-scan sonar will be fitted to Saab Seaeye’s Double Eagle SAROV and used to search for and classify mine-like objects on the seabed.
January 11, 2016, Tel-Aviv, TSG IT Advanced Systems Ltd, a subsidiary of Ness Group that specializes in Defense, Cyber Security, Telecom and HLS solutions – announces the deployment of its unique, real-time maritime intelligence solution to a Southeast Asian customer. The 2C system provides unprecedented Situational Awareness of maritime environments to support Counter-Piracy, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Protection, and Costal Surveillance missions.
Miramar, FL, January 5 - EMC was the fastest-growing global teleport operator in 2015 with an annual growth rate of 97 percent, according to the World Teleport Association (WTA).  The WTA ranked the global communications and content provider No. 1 in its annual “Fast Twenty” listing.  This is the second year EMC ranked No. 1 and the ninth year the company made this prestigious WTA list of fastest-growing teleport operators.  Among WTA’s annual lists of top teleport operators in 2015, EMC also ranked No. 3 in the “Independent Top Twenty,” and No.
Annapolis, MD, December 28 - Eclipse Group, Inc. (EGI) announces the acquisition of the R/V New Horizon, a 170' U.S. Flagged research vessel. The vessel has been renamed the Bold Horizon to reflect EGI's corporate vision. The Bold Horizon is home ported at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal located in San Diego, California. 
Irvine, CA, December 14 - IntelliNet Sensors, Inc., a developer of multi-sensor breathing and heartbeat detectors, announced the launch of its Lynx3-A™ Mountable Breathing Detector System for the detection of live persons inside cargo containers.
Norfolk, VA, December 22 - Norfolk Southern announced today it will consolidate operations of its coal docks located on Lake Erie in Northern Ohio. This change will streamline operations for customers while improving network efficiency and reducing operating costs for Norfolk Southern.

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The Netherlands, December 9 - DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, and world leader in life protection...

JW Fishers Pulse 8X has been rated the best underwater metal detector by the US Department of Homeland Security’s SAVER program. The System Assessment and Validation...

Westford, MA, December 10 – Tyco Security Products introduces the new Illustra Pro 2 megapixel 30x PTZ camera, offering a powerful 30x optical z...

E. Taunton, MA, December - JW Fishers Mfg., a company specializing in the design and manufacture of underwater search equipment for almost 50 years, is introducing new features...

San Diego – CohuHD Costar is proud to introduce the first in the RISE series of high-performance video cameras - the RISE 4260HD PTZ camera.  Designed and built using the l...

Recent Videos

Pan Kamal, VP of Marketing for Alert Enterprise, a security software company headquartered in Fremont, CA, explains in his opening remarks that he is going to describe Alert Enterprise’s award-winning unified solution for critical infrastructure protection. As Kamal points out, government and critical infrastructure agencies have recognized the dangers and have armed themselves to the teeth with network protection and cyber security tools on the IT security side, and have similarly armed themselves with perimeter protection tools on the physical security side.

Vidisco received the Platinum Award in the “Best Explosives/ID/Contraband Detection” category of GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards. The company has been focusing exclusively on portable X-ray systems since its creation, according to Tamir Aluma, and its products have been developed by military and police end users who know what is needed in the field.  The company’s CCD technology is based on a high-resolution camera that captures an image from an X-ray source, and is described by Mr.

EADS North America, recipient of GSN’s 2013 Platinum Award for “Best Wide Area Persistent Surveillance”, is one of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the world, as Joe Venezuela points out. Having been involved in border security and maritime security for over 20 years, the company has developed software and hardware solutions that run the gamut from turn-key solutions to individual sensors and custom-tailored solutions for clients in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Asia.

E-Seek Inc, which designs and manufactures bar code readers for verifying drivers’ licenses, was platinum winner in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards in the category of “Best Identification Document Verification Solution”.  With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, E-Seek produces desktop readers as well as a line of compact, portable and wireless readers that are widely used in law enforcement patrol cars, banks, casinos and hospitals.  In a major announcement at the Border Security Expo, Mr.

Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.