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Navy Begins Formal F-35C Testing on USS Carl Vinson

The U.S. Navy has begun to formally test the operation of an F-35C stealth fighter intended to demonstrate fulfillment of the service's requirements, USNI News reported Thursday. Rear Adm. Dale Horan, who leads the F-35C integration office, said Wednesday that Strike Fighter Squadron 147 arrived on USS Carl Vinson to assess the aircraft's capacity to address the Navy's needs.

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JHU APL Demonstrates Light-Based Communications Technology in Navy Experiment

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory engineers demonstrated light fidelity or Li-Fi networking technology during a trip aboard the USS Carl Vinson. The technology uses light-emitting diodes that turn on and off for more than a million cycles in a second to send data between wireless communication devices, JHU APL said Thursday.

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Navy Announces Commissioning Ceremony for Future USS Indiana

The U.S. Navy is set to commission the 16th Virginia-class fast attack submarine during a ceremony on Saturday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's naval port. Diane Donald, wife of retired Adm. Kirkland Donald, will order activation of the future USS Indiana or SSN 789 during the ceremony in which Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind. will serve as principal speaker, the Navy said Thursday.

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James Geurts: Navy Needs Fleet Software Updates Within Days to Have Competitive Edge in the Battlefield

James Geurts, U.S. Navy assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition, said the service must have a fleet software update capability of within days if it is going to have a competitive edge over territorial enemies, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday.
 

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Navy to Assess Force Composition for Possible Restructuring

The U.S. Navy is looking to reevaluate its structure next year for a potential long-term reorganization of budget, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. The service branch's 2019 force structure assessment will focus on the fleet's composition and determine the need in adjustments for each type of ship, said  Vice Adm. William Merz, deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems.

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Air Force to Slow Down Purchases of Hypersonic Weapons; Will Roper Quoted

The U.S. Air Force has decided to incrementally purchase hypersonic weapons instead of procuring the technology in large quantities, Flight Global reported Monday. Will Roper, assistant secretary for acquisition and technology, USAF, said that the service branch intends to achieve initial operational capability for its Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon by 2020.

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