Thursday, April 22, 2021

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NAWCAD Team Brings First-of-its-Kind P-8A Decoy Prototype to Test

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — An Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 P-8A Poseidon successfully completed an airworthiness test of a pod-mounted radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) prototype at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Atlantic Test Ranges, March…

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…

Leidos Completes Delivery of Seahawk MDUSV to U.S. Navy

RESTON, Va. — Leidos has completed delivery of a cutting-edge autonomous vessel to the U.S. Navy, known as Seahawk, the company said in an April 7 release. The Office of Naval Research awarded Leidos the cost-plus-fixed fee contract to build…

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,…

NNSY Welcomes MTS Sam Rayburn for Inactivation

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) welcomed the Moored Training Ship Sam Rayburn (MTS 635) April 3 in advance of its inactivation.   Rayburn (formerly SSBN 635) served as a MTS at Nuclear Power Training Unit – Charleston for more than 30…

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…

USS John Finn Returns from First Deployment

SAN DIEGO — Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) returned to San Diego April 2 after its first deployment, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs said in a release.  John Finn departed with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike…

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