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Navy Recommends Use of Automatic ID System for Ship Location Data Transmission

The U.S. Navy called on service personnel to broadcast location data to nearby ships through the use of automatic identification systems and advance plans to update electronic navigation tools aboard vessels, Defense One reported Thursday. The service made the recommendations through a review publicly released Wednesday about this year’s three surface …

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Navy Tests MQ-8C Autonomous Helicopter Aboard Montgomery LCS

The U.S. Navy has evaluated the launch-and-recovery functions of a Northrop Grumman-built MQ-8C Fire Scout helicopter and its interoperability with a littoral combat ship as part of an interface test. The Navy said Tuesday its MQ-8C unmanned autonomous helicopter has returned from the USS Montgomery after the helicopter completed more than 37 recovery missions over a seven-day …

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NASA, University of Alabama Plan Follow-On Earth Lightning Study from Space Station

NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center and the University of Alabama plan to conduct a follow-on study of Earth’s lightning and its connections to atmospheric phenomena from the vantage point of the International Space Station. The agency said Wednesday it will deploy a Lightning Imaging Sensor aboard SpaceX‘s 10th cargo resupply mission to ISS as part of a …

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Stratcom, Belgium’s Federal Science Policy Office Enter Space Data, Service Sharing Pact

The U.S. Strategic Command and Belgium’s federal science policy office have agreed to exchange space-related information and services in a joint push to increase situational  awareness in the space domain. Stratcom said Tuesday that BELSPO joins two intergovernmental organizations, 11 countries and more than 50 commercial satellite launchers/owners/operators that participate in space situational awareness sharing efforts with the command. “Agreements …

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Army Eyes New Portable Power Tech with Extended Supply Capacity

U.S. Army researchers are working develop new portable power technologies that can offer sufficient amounts of energy for extended periods and do not require added size and weight, C4ISR and Networks reported Friday. John Edwards and Eve Keiser write Ashley Ruth, a chemical engineer at the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering …

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DHS S&T Explosives Unit Funds Oak Ridge Geospatial Tool Project

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s explosives division has funded an Oak Ridge National Laboratory research project to develop a geospatial tool for communication, collaboration and situational awareness uses in security events. DHS said Friday the Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit aids bomb squads on the assessment of impacts …

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