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Navy, Marine Officials: AI Will Augment — Not Replace — Humans

ARLINGTON, Va. — U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials close to the effort to develop artificial intelligence in machines say the technology is advancing rapidly and will be used where it can add value.  Discussing AI in an April 16 webcast of the Navy…

Space, the Hostile Frontier: Panel Explores Defense of Earth Orbit

Space is not benign — no longer just the domain of unmanned scientific probes and occupied by astronauts in capsules or space stations exploring and conducting research, panelists stressed during a webcast that was aired on April 16 as part of the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space 2020: Virtual Edition.  “Space, internationally, is very important to our way of life. It’s of strategic importance. We see our adversaries starting to…

MARAD’s Buzby: Readiness of Sealift, Ready Reserve Force Suffering

ARLINGTON, Va. — U.S. strategic sealift fleets need recapitalization and some increased manning to achieve the readiness that the nation needs to sustain its maritime power, the U.S. maritime administrator said April 14.    “The readiness is suffering,” a fact that sealift stakeholders recognize, Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby said during a webcast that is part of…

Coast Guard: Illegal Fishing in Oceans a National Security Issue

WASHINGTON — Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) is a national security issue that threatens global economic order and the sovereignty of nations and that enforcement is over-stretched to counter the threat, U.S. officials said.  IUU includes fishing without a permit, catching over a legal limit, catching the wrong…

SAIC to Build Propulsion for Navy Mk48 Torpedo From Scratch

ARLINGTON, Va. — With the U.S. Navy resuming manufacture of Mk48 torpedoes for its submarines after a two-decade hiatus, the engineering effort to restore the industrial capability to build the torpedo has required some resourcefulness on the part of defense…