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-+*The Office of Naval Research will meet with 200 industry reps later this month in advance of the Navy’s deep dive into additive manufacturing — aka 3D printing. The Navy wants to give its ships at sea the capability of making parts as needed, something that not only will come in handy in emergency but […]

-+*The Navy is poised to begin operational testing of its new MQ-8C Fire Scout UAS, a vertical take-off-and landing drone engineered for maritime missions and slated to deploy aboard the services’ Littoral Combat Ship by 2018, service officials said. The MQ-8C is a larger, upgraded version of the currently existing MQ-8B Fire Scout, a vertical […]

-+*  Lawmakers have added $60 million toward submarine upgrades to include unmanned aerial vehicles, torpedo enhancements and combat systems modernization. The funding initiative, which moved the $60 million from Navy destroyer modernization over to submarine research and development, was put in place during the 2016 defense bill mark up by Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., chairman […]

-+*Huntington Ingalls’ Undersea Solutions Group showed off its Proteus mini submarine at the Navy League’s 2015 Sea-Air-Space Exposition. The potent-looking vessel can serve as a unmanned underwater vehicle or a manned swimmer-delivery system. The battery-powered Proteus can carry six combat swimmers 350 to 700 nautical miles, depending on the type of battery used, according to […]

-+*The Navy is moving closer to having a sea-launched, anti-ship cruise missile able to change course in flight and hit moving ship targets from distances up to 1,000 miles, according to two recent Tomahawk Block IV tests at China Lake, California. “The USS Kidd, one of our guided missile destroyers, launched a Tomahawk missile that […]