Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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Unmanned Watercraft for Expeditionary Warfare Progressing Rapidly

ARLINGTON, Va. — The development of unmanned watercraft for expeditionary warfare has been progressing rapidly, said the program manager of U.S. Navy Unmanned Maritime Systems. “We made a tremendous amount of progress in the expeditionary warfare area in 2019,” Capt….

Raytheon Delivers 10th AQS-20C Mine-Hunting Sonar to Navy

WASHINGTON — Raytheon Co. has delivered its 10th AN/AQS-20C mine-hunting sonar system to the U.S. Navy, the company said in a Jan. 15 release. The sonar-towed body was officially transferred to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division. The system…

Blackjack UAS Fielding Complete for Navy, Marine Corps

ARLINGTON, Va. — The fielding of the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial system achieved full operational capability in 2019, Navy’s program manager said. Col. John Neville, the Blackjack’s program manager for the Program Executive Office-Unmanned and Strike Weapons, told Seapower at…

Navy Carriers to Receive Unmanned Aviation Warfare Centers

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy is installing control centers for unmanned aerial vehicles on its aircraft carriers as the ships go through overhauls and maintenance periods, a Navy official said. Capt. Chuck Ehnes, the Navy’s program manager for in-service…

Navy Studying Single-Phased Delivery for JFK

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s program manager for the next three aircraft carriers said the sea service is considering the business case for a single-phased delivery of the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). Speaking Jan. 16 at…