Tag Archives: US Navy

Gen. John Raymond: Space Force to Handle Army, Navy SATCOM Operations

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, the chief of space operations and a two-time Wash100 Award winner, said the U.S. Space Force will be responsible for U.S. Army and U.S. Navy satellite communications, in an effort to consolidate SATCOM missions. Raymond said at the Air Force Association meeting that USSF would receive this authority on Oct. 1st, if the Department of Defense's budget is finalized and approved.

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Marine Corps Achieves Full Operational Capability of New KC-130J Tanker Configuration; Capt. Steve Nassau Quoted

KC-130J w/ HH+

The KC-130J tanker's new configuration achieved full operational capability at the U.S. Marine Corps when the service received its 10th unit of the modified aircraft on Aug. 26. Fleet Marine Forces now has a complete set of aircraft modified with the Harvest Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit Plus, which succeeds the old HH system and equips the KC-130J with a new electro-optical/infrared multi-sensor imaging technology, Naval Air Systems Command said Monday.

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Navy Engines Project Gains Access to DOD Supercomputers for Simulation Testing; Rear Adm. John Lemmon Quoted

Rear Adm. John Lemmon

An engines project of the Naval Air Warfare Center aircraft division will gain access to the Department of Defense’s supercomputers, which will aid in conducting simulation tests of naval aviation engines before actual demonstration in a laboratory. As part of the High Performance Computing Modernization Program Frontier Project portfolio, NAWCAD engineers can leverage the computers’ predictive modeling without having to risk actual resources for live demos. 

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Navy Department Receives 100th Viper Helicopter Delivery; Col. Vasilios Pappas Quoted

AH-1Z Viper Attack

Naval Air Systems Command has received its 100th delivery of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter, which Is intended for use by the U.S. Marine Corps. AH-1Z is designed to perform armed reconnaissance, close air support, armor penetration and anti-air operations, NAVAIR said Friday.

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Navy-Partnered Academia Team Explores New Cyber Mitigation Methods; Binoy Ravindran Quoted

Cyber Mitigation

Professor Binoy Ravindran leads a U.S. Navy-supported team of students studying how to address cyber vulnerabilities in ways that do not interfere with a system's functions. The team from Virginia Tech is pursuing this three-year project under the Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC), with the support of Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. 

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Marine Corps Demos Operational Heavy Lift Capability With King Stallion Helicopter; Lt.Col. Luke Frank Quoted

King Stallion

The U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated the use of the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter for aircraft recovery missions, with a test that took place on Sept. 5. The King Stallion lifted and recovered an MH-60S Knighthawk from the White Mountains of California as part of an official heavy-lift mission, Naval Air Systems Command said Thursday.

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NAVCENT Creates Task Force for AI, Unmanned Tech Integration; Michael Brasseur Quoted

Capt. Michael Brasseur

Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) has launched a new task force to accelerate the implementation of artificial intelligence and unmanned platforms across the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. Task Force 59 will integrate these technologies in alignment with the unique climate, geography and strategic characteristics present in the 5th Fleet's area of operations, NAVCENT said Thursday.

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Navy to Demonstrate Health Monitoring System for Self-Defense Test Ship; Carlos Boisselier Quoted

Self-Defense Test Ship

Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division is contributing to a collaborative effort that aims to design, develop and test a an autonomous monitoring system for the U.S. Navy's Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS). The effort, which is a Naval Innovation, Science and Engineering project, will produce a system designed to continuously analyze the health of SDTS's hull, mechanical and electrical systems. 

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Navy Conducts Second Stage Rocket Motor Test for Hypersonic Missile Development

Second Stage SRM Testing

The U.S. Navy tested the second stage solid rocket motor nearly three months after a successful live-fire test of the first stage SRM conducted as part of the development of a hypersonic missile that will be used by the service branch and the Army. The recent test was performed by the Strategic Systems Programs in Promontory, Utah, on Aug. 25th.

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