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Navy researchers are working to create nanofiber coatings for surgical implants and wound dressings that would help promote healing and also combat infection. The work is being done by the Naval Medical research Unit, San Antonio, according to a report in the July issue of Naval Medical Research and Development News. In one research area, […]

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FARNBOROUGH, England — Raytheon engineers are preparing for the first planned flight of a prototype Next-Generation Jammer pod aboard a Gulfstream jet this coming September, company officials said July 14 at the Farnborough International Airshow here. Technology development of the Next-Generation Jammer, or NGJ, was awarded to Raytheon in July of last year through a […]

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The Navy is adding weapons and a new maritime search radar to Fire Scout drone, a helicopter-like vertical take-off UAS now conducting tests aboard the Littoral Combat Ship, service officials said. The weapons being added to the Fire Scout are part of a program that fires laser-guided 2.75 inch, folding-fin rockets called Advanced Kill Precision […]

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The Navy is preparing to launch the first ship-board tests of a new Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System designed to replace steam catapults and propel fighter jets and other aircraft off the deck of an aircraft carrier and into the sky over the ocean, service officials said. The EMALS system, which uses an electromagnetic field to […]

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Navy patrol coastal ships recently test fired laser-guided precision missiles at moving targets during a recent exercise with the Griffin missiles in the Persian Gulf, service officials said. So far, the Navy has outfitted four PCs with Raytheon-built Griffin B surface-launched, laser-guided missiles able to hit targets at ranges up to 4 kilometers. The USS […]

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