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U.S. Navy Research Pilots Help Scientists Gather Data from the Air

U.S. Navy pilots and naval flight officers flying specialized aircraft are helping scientists collect data for airborne research. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Scientific Development Squadron One (VXS-1), based in Maryland at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, operates worldwide…

Q&A: Ron Tremain, VP Maritime Domain Awareness, Saildrone Inc.

Ron Tremain hails from Sherwood, Oregon, and is the vice president of Maritime Domain Awareness for Saildrone Inc. Prior to coming aboard Saildrone, Tremain led the maritime business development team at Insitu and consulted on avia­tion programs at Boeing. Tremain’s…

Adding to the Fleet: Navy Evolves to Counter Changing Threats

Last December, then-Navy Secretary Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced plans to bring back the U.S. Atlantic Fleet in a name change that was a deliberate message to the world — in particular the near-peer competitor nations of Russia and China as…

Fatigue at Sea: Researching How Lack of Sleep Can Affect Sailors

Lack of sleep is problem that’s long dogged sailors at sea. Insomnia and general fatigue often are blamed for leading to mistakes, mishaps and collisions at sea, some fatal. It’s not just anecdotal. Recent research studies have found long workdays…

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