Australia orders patrol boats from Austal

Richard TomkinsCANBERRA, Australia, May 6 (UPI) — Austal Ships of Australia is to build and sustain as many as 21 steel-hulled boats as part of the country’s Pacific Maritime Security Program.

Raytheon speeds up drone deliveries

Richard TomkinsNEW ORLEANS, May 3 (UPI) — Raytheon reports it is ramping up deliveries of its Coyote and Silver Fox small unmanned aerial systems to military customers as a result of increasing demand.

Thales wins Royal Thai Navy contracts

Richard TomkinsPARIS, April 29 (UPI) — The Royal Thai Navy has commissioned Thales of France for the modernization of two mine-hunter vessels and for a communications suite on a new patrol vessel.