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Saildrone USVs to Collect Data on Gulf Stream

ARLINGTON, Va. — Saildrone Inc., an operator of ocean-going unmanned surface vessels (USVs), has been selected by Google to collect oceanographic data on the Gulf Stream.  “Saildrone has been selected to receive a grant of over €$1 million ($1.2 million USD) from the Google.org…

Admiral: Artificial Intelligence Will Be A Wingman, Not a Lead

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy is very much on board for integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning into its networks, but human decision makers must always be part of the decision process in warfighting, an admiral said.  “From a…

VTG Awarded Navy Contract to Modernize Combat Systems Across the Fleet

CHANTILLY, Va. — VTG has been awarded the Technical Insertion 16 Sustainment, Installation, Procurement and Engineering Services contract by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the company said in an…

CNO: Programs Must Advance the Navy’s Core Missions

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy’s top officer emphasized the need to focus on the Navy’s reasons for being to avoid tangents that ultimately detract from its role in the defense of the nation.  Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday,…

Fleet Forces Re-Designation to Atlantic Fleet On Hold, CNO Says

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy’s plan to bring back the name “U.S. Atlantic Fleet” is on hold, the Navy’s top officer said.   “Right now, implementation is on hold, based on the findings of the ongoing Global [Force] Posture Review,” said…

Navy Awards Raytheon Contract for AQS-20C Mine-Hunting Sonars

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Technologies a contract to upgrade some AQS-20A towed sonars to the AQS-20C configuration.  The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded Raytheon a $66.5 million firm fixed-price contract for engineering, design, development, production,…

Navy Orders Unmanned Influence Sweep System from Textron

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has ordered another Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) unmanned surface vehicle (USV) from Textron, the Defense Department announced.  The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded Textron Systems a $12.9 million contract for one low-rate initial production…

Navy Orders 11 P-8A Aircraft for $1.6 Billion

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has awarded a $1.6 billion production contract to Boeing for 11 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol reconnaissance aircraft, nine for the U.S. Navy and two for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).   The Naval Air…

Navy Orders One E-2D Aircraft Inside Major Support Contract

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract modification to support the service’s fleet of E-2D Advanced Hawkeye battle management aircraft and to build one additional E-2D.  Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. Aerospace Systems, Melbourne, Florida, was…

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