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US Navy to Christen Future USS Zumwalt, New Class of Destroyer

US Navy to Christen Future USS Zumwalt, New Class of Destroyer

The Navy will christen the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) April 12, during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) […]


US Navy to Deploy Electromagnetic Railgun Aboard JHSV

US Navy to Deploy Electromagnetic Railgun Aboard JHSV

The U.S. Navy plans to install and test a prototype electromagnetic railgun aboard a joint high speed vessel in fiscal year 2016, the service announced today. This test will mark the first time an electromagnetic railgun (EM railgun) has been […]


Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight with Fuel from the Sea Concept

Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight with Fuel from the Sea Concept

Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrated proof-of-concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) from seawater and conversion to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel. […]


All Systems Go: Navy’s Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

All Systems Go: Navy’s Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

Navy engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer. The prototype, an improved version of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), will be […]


Navy Weapons Program Delivers New Capability for MH-60 Helicopters

Navy Weapons Program Delivers New Capability for MH-60 Helicopters

A modernized rocket launcher will soon enable MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to carry and deploy a variety of weapons for the first time. As part of an Early Operational Capability (EOC), the Navy delivered the new system, called the Digital Rocket […]


Self-Healing Paint Could Halt Rust on Military Vehicles

Self-Healing Paint Could Halt Rust on Military Vehicles

A new additive could help military vehicles, including the Marine Corps variant of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), heal like human skin and avoid costly maintenance as a result of corrosion, officials announced March 18. Developed by The Johns […]


Fiscal Year 2014 US Navy Destroyer Contract Awards Announced

Fiscal Year 2014 US Navy Destroyer Contract Awards Announced

Today, the Navy announced two separate contract awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 destroyers. The first contract award funds one FY 2014 DDG 51 Arleigh Burke Class destroyer under a previously awarded FY 2013-2017 multiyear procurement (MYP) contract with Huntington […]


Fiscal Year 2014 Littoral Combat Ship Contract Awards Announced

Fiscal Year 2014 Littoral Combat Ship Contract Awards Announced

Today, contract modifications were issued to Lockheed Martin Corporation and Austal USA under their respective Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) block buy contracts to add funding for construction of two fiscal year 2014 Littoral Combat Ships each. These are the seventh […]


Navair Develops Forward-Firing Miniature Munition

Navair Develops Forward-Firing Miniature Munition

With the success of a forward-firing miniature munition, also known as Spike, the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) proved that the government, by owning and controlling a weapons design, using modern modular designs and commercial-off-the-shelf components through ‘non-Department […]


 
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