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Navy Drone Launched From Submarine
2013-12-06 09:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US military has stepped up its use of drones over the past decade, and the Navy has just announced the successful testing of another new drone, which was launched from an underwater submarine. The drone, dubbed “XFC” after its eXperimental Fuel Cell, is an all-electric, fuel cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS), according to a Navy press release. The drone was developed through the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR)...

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2011-02-10 11:25:07

By Geoff S. Fein, Staff Writer, Corporate Strategic Communications, Office of Naval Research Flight crews responsible for launching aircraft from the decks of carriers are transitioning into the computer age, with the aid of an Office of Naval Research (ONR) TechSolutions effort to move paper tables onto handheld devices. The Catapult Capacity Selector Valve (CSV) Calculator could eventually eliminate the need for paper-bound launch bulletins. The device underwent final test and evaluation at...

2011-01-18 13:40:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raising the bar another notch in aircraft simulation capabilities, the Aircrew Training Systems Business Unit of Environmental Tectonics Corporation is now making available for their ATFS-400 Phoenix, Aircraft Carrier Landing training. Aircraft Carrier Take-Offs and Landings prove to be extremely challenging because of the need to learn take-off and landing procedures on a moving target with a short runway. As a result, Aircraft Carrier...

2009-07-04 12:43:47

Wisconsin's Cheese Lady says she's marrying a retired Navy commander enamored by her efforts to sculpt an aircraft carrier out of cheddar. Professional cheese sculptor Sarah Kaufmann, 57, first caught the eye of retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Bill Parry, 67, as they were aboard a plane and she was poring over the plans for her 6-foot-long sculpture of the USS Ronald Reagan, which was unveiled at the ship's home-porting ceremony, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Saturday. The two were to wed...

2006-07-17 22:03:39

PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - A U.S. aircraft carrier group arrived in South Korea on Tuesday amid heightened regional tension brought about by North Korea's test-launch of missiles two weeks ago. The group led by the nuclear-powered carrier USS Enterprise, and including a guided missile cruiser, attack submarine and other ships, arrived for a previously planned port call at the southeastern city of Pusan, the U.S. Navy said in a statement. "The Norfolk, Virginia-based carrier's...

2006-02-17 04:45:39

BEIJING (Reuters) - A lucky bidder may come away from an auction in China with their very own Russian aircraft carrier -- albeit one converted into a floating theme park with a movie theater and restaurants. Bidding is expected to start at a cool 128 million yuan ($16 million), Chinese media said on Friday. The Minsk, a decades-old, decommissioned relic of the Soviet era, was first bought by a Chinese company for scrap metal in 1998 but then sold to an entertainment firm, which...

2006-02-14 17:18:07

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will mount this summer its biggest show of naval power in the Pacific in at least 10 years, with exercises involving four aircraft carriers, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said on Tuesday. The announcement by Adm. Gary Roughead was in line with Pentagon orders unveiled this month to boost the U.S. Navy's presence in the Pacific, said Capt. Matt Brown, a fleet spokesman. Four aircraft carrier strike groups will take part in three...

2005-11-18 17:32:05

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy has chosen the USS George Washington to be the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier it will base in Japan under an agreement last month in which the only country ever hit by atomic bombs ended its resistance to the move, U.S. officials said on Friday. The George Washington will be sent to Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, to replace the USS Kitty Hawk when that aging conventionally powered carrier is decommissioned in 2008, said a Navy...

2005-10-27 19:38:19

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States for the first time will base a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in Japan starting in 2008, the U.S. Navy said on Thursday, after the only country ever hit with atomic bombs dropped its long-standing resistance to the move. The oldest aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy, the USS Kitty Hawk, is based in Japan in order to keep a nonnuclear-powered carrier there, but it is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2008. Keeping an aircraft...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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