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U.S. Navy Program Trains Sailors on Onboard Fiber Optic Repairs While at Sea; Master Chief Terry Russell Quoted

U.S. Navy Training

A new U.S. Navy self-sufficiency program is teaching sailors how to address fiber-optic issues onboard a ship traveling far from shore. The Naval Sea Systems Command said Monday that the Fiber Optics Test and Repair (FOTR) program will certify fiber technicians and verify their capability to resolve problems in shipboard infrastructure while deployed.

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Navy, HII Launch First Flight III Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer; Capt. Seth Miller Quoted

USS Jack H. Lucas

Huntington Ingalls Industries and the U.S. Navy have released the first Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer designated to assume the new Flight III configuration. The future USS Jack H. Lucas, also known as DDG 125, will feature the new AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar, power generation updates and augmented cooling capacity, the Navy said Monday.

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Navy Creates Office to Manage Next-Generation Destroyer Program

U.S. Navy Training

The U.S. Navy has stood up a program office that will oversee acquisition, fleet introduction and sustainment approaches for the service branch's planned DDG(X) class of guided-missile destroyers. As part of organizational changes, the newly formed PMS 460 organization will operate under Program Executive Office Ships and absorb the Electric Ships program office.

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Navy Warfare Centers to Host Technology Exercise in September; Rodney Peterson Quoted

NAVSEA

Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, NSWC Panama City Division, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport and NUWC Division Keyport will host a technology experimentation exercise in Sept. 2021, Naval Sea Systems Command News reported Thursday. The upcoming Rapid Prototyping and Experimentation Program will demonstrate large unmanned systems including extra-large unmanned undersea vehicles.

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Fiscal Year 2022 President’s Budget to Provide $211.7B for Navy Pursuits

U.S. Navy Training

The Department of the Navy would experience a 1.8 percent increase in budget for fiscal year 2022 if the corresponding President’s Budget submission goes according to plan. The Navy Department said Friday that it would use the budget to sustain a fleet of 296 ships within FY22, with a potential increase to $211.7 billion.

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Penn State Researchers to Help Navy Update Sonar Tech

Undersea Warfare

Two U.S. Navy organizations and the Pennsylvania State University's research arm have teamed up to modernize undersea sensors that help provide situational awareness to the military branch's ships and submarines. Bartlett said that the Navy needs sonar technology to stay ahead of foreign adversaries who are working on hard-to-detect platforms.

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Navy Now Ready to Use New Precision Landing System on Aircraft Carriers

Navy Landing System

The U.S. Navy has declared the initial operational capability of a Raytheon Technologies-made system designed to guide aircraft landing on naval carriers and amphibious assault ships. The Joint Precision Approach and Landing System achieved IOC on May 4 and is now ready to facilitate aircraft landings on naval ships, Naval Air Systems Command said May 18th.

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NSWC Dahlgren Division to Unify Naval Combat Simulation Systems; Howard Kohl Quoted

NSWC Dahlgren Division

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division is working on an integrated simulation system that would unify multiple training systems. NSWC Dahlgren Division wants to shift away from using two different combat simulators across five systems to having just one platform covering various naval capabilities, Naval Sea Systems Command said Wednesday.

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Navy Warfare Center, Thermal Compaction Group to Collaborate on Plastic Waste Processor Development

Naval Sea Systems Command

A Naval Sea Systems Command warfare center in Maryland has partnered with U.K.-based Thermal Compaction Group to create a system for processing shipboard-generated waste for the U.S. Navy. The Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division said Tuesday it wants to help build the service branch's next-generation feed plastic waste processor through a cooperative research and development agreement with TCG.

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