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Virginia-Class Submarine Indiana is Delivered to U.S. Navy

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division delivered the newest nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine to the U.S. Navy, the company said in a June 25 release. The future USS Indiana (SSN 789) is the 16th Virginia-class submarine…

Navy Developing Ship Coatings to Reduce Fuel, Energy Costs

ARLINGTON, Va. — It can repel water, oil, alcohol and even peanut butter. And it might save the U.S. Navy millions of dollars in ship fuel costs, reduce the amount of energy that vessels consume and improve operational efficiency. The…

Commander Nominated for Resurrected U.S. Second Fleet

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Donald J Trump has nominated Vice Adm. Andrew L. Lewis to command the new U.S. Second Fleet, to be headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. Lewis, a naval aviator, has served as deputy chief of naval operations for…

Wave Gliders Selected to Study Arctic and Southern Oceans

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Oceanographers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Scripps) and the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington (APL-UW) have selected Wave Glider long-duration ocean robots as their sensor platform to conduct advanced scientific research in the most…

Marine Corps to Award Orders for Cold Weather Boots and Socks

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Marines will stay warm during ambient cold weather operations with new boots and socks. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) intends to award sole source purchase orders for two types of Intense Cold Weather Boots…

Schultz Takes the Helm as Coast Guard Commandant

WASHINGTON — Adm. Karl L. Schultz took command of the U.S. Coast Guard during a June 1 ceremony at Coast Guard headquarters presided over by President Donald J. Trump and attended by most of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, homeland…

New ‘Rebreather’ Helps Navy Divers Beneath the Waves

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy diver hoisted a 60-pound life-support regulator onto his back, then donned a 30-pound metal helmet. Fellow divers connected his diving suit to an “umbilical” hose pumping in breathing gas and establishing communications with the…

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