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US Navy Opens New Facility Supporting Nuclear Deterrence Efforts

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division has opened a new building in Virginia that will provide laboratories, offices and equipment for the scientists, engineers and technical experts working on the country’s Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile Program. Officials hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 1 at the NSWCDD Missile Support Facility, which will allow more than 300 of the division’s personnel to develop, test and maintain U.S. missile systems, the U.S. Navy announced Monday.

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Rob Walker Named CTO at NSWC Crane

Rob Walker, a technical leader of 30 years at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, has been named the new chief technology officer of NSWC Crane. In his new role, the executive will oversee efforts encompassing science and technology investments, laboratory pilot programs, technology transfer and technical field education, Naval Sea Systems Command said Monday.

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Navy Commissions First UAS-Focused Test Squadron

The U.S. Navy has designated a new squadron tasked to test and evaluate unmanned aircraft systems for the service branch and the U.S. Marine Corps, with Cmdr. Matthew Densing serving as leader. 

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Hector Lopez to Lead Undersea Warfare Technical Efforts at NUWC Division Newport

Hector Lopez, former deputy head of Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport's Undersea Warfare Weapons, Vehicles and Defensive Systems Department, has been named the department's head. Lopez will lead over 650 personnel working to support research, development, acquisition and in-service efforts concerning unmanned vessels, torpedoes and other defense systems, Naval Sea Systems Command said Friday.

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CBO Report: Navy Shipbuilding Plan to Cost Roughly $30B Annually for 30 Years

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the U.S. Navy's 2019 shipbuilding proposal would, on average, cost $28.9B in 2018 dollars per year throughout the plan’s three-decade duration. The Navy’s battle force build-up plan involves the construction of 301 combat and support vessels from fiscal year 2019 to 2048, and would cost $801B in 2018 dollars in total.

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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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