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Navy Tests Hyper Velocity Projectiles From Mk 45 Naval Gun

The U.S. Navy test-fired 20 hyper velocity projectiles from guided missile destroyer USS Dewey into the Pacific Ocean last summer, USNI News reported Tuesday. The ship fired the missiles from its Mk 45 naval gun as part of the effort to expand the weapon's utility against unmanned aircraft and cruise missiles, the report noted.

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Navy Marks Status of First Unmanned Warship as ‘Classified’

The U.S. Navy has decided to designate information about the status of the service's first unmanned warship as “classified” following initial tests of its first prototype, National Defense reported Monday. In November, ONR tested the prototype Sea Hunter ship outside Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ONR tested the ship's endurance and range capabilities to establish “operator trust in safe reliable operations,” according to Lt. Cmdr. Tim Gorman, a spokesperson for U.S. Pacific Fleet.

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Sen. Kamala Harris Introduces Bill to Establish Quantum Computing Research Consortium

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has introduced a bill that seeks to form a Defense Department-led consortium to coordinate quantum computing research efforts between government, academic and commercial entities. The Quantum Computing Research Act would establish the Quantum Computing Research Consortium to offer grants and manage public-private sector collaboration, according to an …

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Office of Naval Research, University Partner to Build USV Platform for Coastal Security

The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research will collaborate with Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science to develop an autonomous unmanned marine vehicle intended for coastal security operations. FAU will conduct a five-year research project that aims to produce unmanned surface vehicles that would function as base ships for smaller …

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ONR Launches Innovation Effort to Accelerate Warfighter Tech Delivery

The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research has launched a program that seeks to facilitate the rapid delivery of new technology platforms to U.S. Marines and sailors. ONR said Monday the Naval Innovation Process Adoption effort aims to help naval organizations address technology development and acquisition challenges through a common problem-solving language and approach. …

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ONR’s Autonomous Resupply Program a Finalist for NAA Award

The National Aeronautic Association has selected an Office of Naval Research-led autonomous helicopter flight demonstration program as a finalist for the nonprofit organization’s Robert J. Collier Trophy. ONR partnered with Boeing‘s Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary to develop the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System in an effort to accelerate the delivery of ammunition, equipment, food, …

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Marines Demo Autonomous Tech on UH-1 Helicopter

The U.S. Marine Corps has demonstrated an autonomous technology on a UH-1 Huey military helicopter at Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. The flight demonstration was part of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System partnership between the Office of Naval Research and Aurora Flight Sciences, ONR said Wednesday. “With AACUS, an unmanned helicopter …

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Navy Adopts Mapping Tool for Live-Fire Exercises

The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research has sponsored the development of a mapping software platform for warfighters to map live-fire training areas. The tool is built through ONR’s TechSolutions rapid-response science and technology program and designed to integrate with the U.S. Marine Corps‘ Kinetic Integrated Lightweight Software Individual Tactical Combat Handheld …

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