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Sec. Richard Spencer Calls for Increased, Faster Innovation Across Navy

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer wants to improve how the service branch plans its spending, finds partnerships and speeds up the deployment of new technologies to boost the capabilities of its service members, USNI News reported Wednesday. Spencer said he's looking for ways to increase the budget and accelerate the acquisition process to empower sailors and the civilian workforce. 

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Navy Demos Remote Aircraft Recovery on USS Abraham Lincoln

The U.S. Navy has demonstrated remote aircraft landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier using the Aircraft Terminal Approach Remote Inceptor, or ATARI. The test marked the first at-sea use of the ATARI system, which was developed by the Naval Air Systems Command and has been tested onshore with a Learjet aircraft in …

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Navy Demos Harpoon Block II+ Missile System

The U.S. Navy has tested the Harpoon Block II+ missile’s compatibility with the F/A-18 aircraft’s updated software. The compatibility test with the System Configuration Set H12E update was held Monday at Point Mugu Sea Test Range, California, the Naval Air System Command said Wednesday. “Harpoon Block II+ expands on a legacy of over 40 years of …

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Navy to Deploy Seahawk Helicopter Gunner Seat Replacement by 2019

The U.S. Navy plans to field a replacement for the MH-60S Seahawk helicopter’s gunner seat by 2019 to address safety issues associated with the current seating system. The Naval Air Systems Command’s aircrew systems program office is working with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s AIRWorks rapid prototyping team on the replacement …

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