Saturday, September 19, 2020

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Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 gets first MQ-8C Fire Scout UAS

NORFOLK, Va. — Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 received its first MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter on Sept. 15 aboard Naval Station Norfolk, the squadron announced. HSC-22 marks the first East Coast squadron to operate the MH-60S Knighthawk, MQ-8B Fire…

Riverine Forces Renamed Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces

LITTLE CREEK, Va. — Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) announced the official name change for all Coastal Riverine Forces to Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces (MESF) Sept. 16.  While history and tradition are important to the U.S. Navy there are times…

Moton: Unmanned Vessels May Require Different Approaches to Maintenance

ARLINGTON, Va. — The admiral in charge of developing the U.S. Navy’s unmanned surface vessels (USVs) and unmanned underwater vessels (UUVs) said the maintenance strategy for the vessels may require different approaches to maintenance, particularly at the operational level (O-level).    …

Commander Praises Agility that Deployed Low-Yield Warhead for SLBMs

WASHINGTON —The admiral in command of the nation’s strategic deterrent forces defended the new W76-2 low-yield nuclear warhead before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) in a hearing on Capitol Hill and praised the agile process that rapidly deployed the…

AI, Machine Learning, seen revolutionizing undersea activities

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and unmanned systems are enabling surface and undersea activities even while COVID-19 hampers the ability to put humans on ships, maritime leaders said during a webinar on Sept. 17. Retired Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, deputy administrator…

NAVSEA Commander: Planning Critical to On-Time Maintenance of Ships

ARLINGTON, Va. — The on-time delivery of ships, submarines and systems from the Navy’s repair yards and the private shipyards as well as on-time delivery of new construction ships remains the Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA’s) top priority, the NAVSEA commander said.  …

Navy Awards L3Harris $104 Million Contract for F/A-18 EW System

MELBOURNE, Fla.—The U.S. Navy has awarded L3Harris Technologies a $104 million follow-on contract to supply the next production lot of the electronic warfare (EW) system that protects F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft against electronic threats. The announcement was made on…

Navy Ship Days Delayed by Maintenance Reduced 80% in 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. — The number of ship days delayed by maintenance has been reduced by 80% in fiscal 2020, a senior Navy engineering duty officer said, even with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting operations.   “The needle is really moving, and moving…

NSWC IHEODTD Announces Name Change

INDIAN HEAD, Md. — Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) announces its new name, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD). The name change reflects not only an alignment with its…

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