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NSWC Corona Starts Large-Data Navy Catalog Dev’t

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division is developing a large data concept to unify, disseminate and catalog U.S. Navy research, development, evaluation and test data, Dvidshub reported Thursday. Led by Hovanes Keseyan, an employee from NSWC Corona, the planned technology will accommodate all relative data through the enterprise and will be accessible via Department of Defense and other database systems.

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Navy Demos New Aegis System at Recent Exercise

The U.S. Navy demonstrated the use of a prototype virtualization-driven missile defense system during an exercise off Virginia's coast. Guided missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner used the Aegis Virtual Twin system to destroy an incoming target, verifying the missile defense platform's capacity to operate with radars and missiles, Naval Sea Systems Command said Tuesday.

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Navy to Release RFP for Unmanned Surface Vehicle Procurement

The U.S. Navy plans to issue a request for proposals for acquisition of a new class of unmanned surface vehicles in May, and the contract will be awarded by the close of 2019, USNI News reported Wednesday. An unclassified document from the service branch shows that the medium-sized vehicles will work as a sensor and communications relay vehicle in support of the Navy’s unmanned systems fleet.

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Navy Unveils Program Executive Office Columbia

The U.S. Navy has created an office to manage the construction of Columbia-class submarine units. The Navy said Wednesday the Program Executive Office Columbia will assist the service branch to maintain resilient sea-based strategic deterrents through 2080.

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Navy Concludes Developmental Tests for Raytheon-Built Mine Sonar

The U.S. Navy concluded the developmental testing phase for a Raytheon-built sonar tool designed for mine-hunting missions. The AN/AQS-20C sonar platform is an updated variant of the AN/AQS-20 and is slated for deployment from the Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Surface Vehicle system, Naval Sea Systems Command said Tuesday.

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Vice Adm. Thomas Moore: Navy Won’t Revive Inactive Vessels to Reach 355-Ship Goal

Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, head of Naval Sea Systems Command, said the U.S. Navy won't restore inactive destroyers, frigates and other combat vessels to meet the planned 355-ship fleet, the Military website reported Wednesday. He told reporters on Tuesday that the decision was based on a review conducted by service leaders of the Navy’s list of decommissioned vessels stored at ship maintenance facilities in Philadelphia; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Bremerton, Wash.

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Navy Holds Keel-Laying Ceremony for Future USS Carl M. Levin Destroyer

The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony for future USS Carl M. Levin at General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine, the Naval Sea Systems Command said Friday. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, designated as DDG 120, is intended for missions such as anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, maritime security, missile defense and command and control.

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Navy Studies Ammunition Alternatives for Guns on Zumwalt-Class Ships

The U.S. Navy is exploring ways on how it can utilize the BAE System-built 155mm advanced gun systems equipped on Zumwalt-class destroyers, USNI News reported Monday. The service branch has so far identified a hyper velocity projectile, primarily designed for an electromagnetic railgun, as a potential candidate for use with the dormant gun, the report noted.

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Rear Adm. Scott Pappano Commissioned as Naval Undersea Warfare Center Commander

Rear Adm. Scott Pappano has taken oath to command the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, succeeding Rear Adm. Moises DelToro III who retires after almost three years of NUWC leadership. Pappano served aboard multiple U.S. Navy submarines including USS MichiganUSS Ohio and USS City of Corpus Christi, and held various executive roles at the service branch, Naval Sea Systems Command said Friday.

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