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Navy Advances AI Development; Brett Vaughan Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Navy is advancing the development of artificial intelligence applications to support warfighting, readiness, sustainment and other functions. Brett Vaughan, the Navy’s chief AI officer and portfolio manager at the Office of Naval Research, discussed how AI could help the service in areas such as decision-making and autonomy with unmanned platforms.

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U.S. Navy Program Trains Sailors on Onboard Fiber Optic Repairs While at Sea; Master Chief Terry Russell Quoted

U.S. Navy Training

A new U.S. Navy self-sufficiency program is teaching sailors how to address fiber-optic issues onboard a ship traveling far from shore. The Naval Sea Systems Command said Monday that the Fiber Optics Test and Repair (FOTR) program will certify fiber technicians and verify their capability to resolve problems in shipboard infrastructure while deployed.

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BAE Systems Secures Potential $104.8M Navy Contract For USS San Diego Modernization

BAE Systems

BAE Systems announced on Monday that the company secured a $90.2 million U.S. Navy contract for the maintenance and modernization of the amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22). USS San Diego was commissioned in May 2012 and is the fourth Navy vessel named after the southern California city. 

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Carlos Del Toro to be Nominated as Next Navy Secretary

U.S. Navy

The Biden Administration is expected to nominate Carlos Del Toro as the next secretary of the Navy, according to an anonymous administration official. “Carlos Del Toro is an excellent selection to be the next Secretary of the Navy. He has an impressive resume and exemplifies so many of the qualities that make the Navy and our nation great,” commented Sen. Jack Reed

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Navy, HII Launch First Flight III Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer; Capt. Seth Miller Quoted

USS Jack H. Lucas

Huntington Ingalls Industries and the U.S. Navy have released the first Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer designated to assume the new Flight III configuration. The future USS Jack H. Lucas, also known as DDG 125, will feature the new AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar, power generation updates and augmented cooling capacity, the Navy said Monday.

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U.S. Navy And Boeing Successfully Conduct First-Ever Unmanned Aerial Refueling

Boeing

The U.S. Navy has announced it has successfully conducted its first-ever aerial refueling between a manned aircraft and an unmanned tanker on June 4th. The Navy and Boeing will analyze the test data and make any necessary software updates as the MQ-25 testing schedule continues in the months to come. 

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Navy Creates Office to Manage Next-Generation Destroyer Program

U.S. Navy Training

The U.S. Navy has stood up a program office that will oversee acquisition, fleet introduction and sustainment approaches for the service branch's planned DDG(X) class of guided-missile destroyers. As part of organizational changes, the newly formed PMS 460 organization will operate under Program Executive Office Ships and absorb the Electric Ships program office.

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Navy Warfare Centers to Host Technology Exercise in September; Rodney Peterson Quoted

NAVSEA

Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, NSWC Panama City Division, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport and NUWC Division Keyport will host a technology experimentation exercise in Sept. 2021, Naval Sea Systems Command News reported Thursday. The upcoming Rapid Prototyping and Experimentation Program will demonstrate large unmanned systems including extra-large unmanned undersea vehicles.

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Fiscal Year 2022 President’s Budget to Provide $211.7B for Navy Pursuits

U.S. Navy Training

The Department of the Navy would experience a 1.8 percent increase in budget for fiscal year 2022 if the corresponding President’s Budget submission goes according to plan. The Navy Department said Friday that it would use the budget to sustain a fleet of 296 ships within FY22, with a potential increase to $211.7 billion.

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Penn State Researchers to Help Navy Update Sonar Tech

Undersea Warfare

Two U.S. Navy organizations and the Pennsylvania State University's research arm have teamed up to modernize undersea sensors that help provide situational awareness to the military branch's ships and submarines. Bartlett said that the Navy needs sonar technology to stay ahead of foreign adversaries who are working on hard-to-detect platforms.

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