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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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Report: DoD Making Progress to Boost US Missile Defense System

A new assessment report shows the Pentagon is advancing missile defense for the U.S., with the military now capable of deterring certain attacks from North Korea or Iran, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The annual report from Robert Behler, director of operational testing at the Department of Defense, highlights the improved capability of DoD’s $180B network of ground- and sea-based missile interceptors, sensors and communications.

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Navy Eyes Single Combat System for Entire Surface Fleet

U.S. Navy officials are looking into developing a single combat system capable of operating on any kind of ship in the surface fleet to reduce the challenges in integrating ships and training service members, Defense News reported Monday. The Navy currently uses different combat systems on its destroyers, amphibious ships and carriers.

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Report: US, Japan Eye Joint Missile Radar Development Project

The U.S. looks to incorporate Japanese-made semiconductors into radar systems that would help increase the Aegis missile defense system’s detection range, Nikkei Asian Review reported Friday. The report said a possible U.S.-Japan project that could begin with research, followed by preparation for a mass production of radars with components such as  …

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Contractors Demo Mobility, Crew Augmentation Tech for Combat Vehicles Under DARPA Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has hosted a series of demonstrations through a program that seeks to increase the survivability, mobility and safety of combat vehicles. DARPA said Friday several contract recipients under the second phase of the Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program demonstrated suspension and wheel-to-track technologies that work to allow …

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