16 Apr 09. A program to improve port security with extended radar and video surveillance capabilities for northern Narragansett Bay and the Port of Providence has been completed by Raytheon Company. Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems delivered sensors, to include mobile video, integrated with an Athena data fusion and operations center, giving city officials advanced warning and improved situational awareness in the region. The expanded capabilities provide the city’s new Emergency Operations Center with the information and intelligence that Providence port and law enforcement officials need to maintain port security.
15 Apr 09. The first of four 340-ton Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) for the Royal New Zealand Navy is to be commissioned April 17, with the remaining three IPVs delivered by the end of May. Part of the 500m New Zealand dollar ($294.3m) Project Protector fleet ordered in 2004, including two 1,600-ton Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), all six ships were originally due to be delivered during 2007. (Source: Defense News)