Feb 10. Counter-Piracy: Republic of Korea Navy Joins. The Republic of Korea Navy is working closely with NATO Task Force 508 in the Gulf of Aden. The destroyer CHUNGMUGONG YI SUN-SHIN joins the Danish HDMS ABSALON, the USS BOONE and HMS CHATHAM.
Comment: An Admiral of the Korean Navy is expected to take command of Coalition Maritime Task Force 151 in April 2010. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 10/08, 22 Feb 10)
24 Feb 10. Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary Remotec Inc. and its partner Autonomous Solutions Inc. have delivered a stronger, heavier and more capable robot to the Los Angeles Police Department, allowing officers to perform more missions more safely. The Caterpillar TL1255 Telehandler can be operated remotely from a distance of up to one mile, has a forward reach of more than 40 feet, an extension height of 50 feet, and a lift capacity of 12,000 pounds. Armed with these new capabilities, first responders and special weapons and tactics teams (SWAT) can more effectively respond to emergency situations, including explosive ordnance disposal, hazardous material response (HAZMAT) and port security.