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2014-09-18 16:20:29

PALMDALE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a flight from California to Maryland. The UAS flew 11 hours from the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) facility in Palmdale to Naval Air Station Patuxent River to start its next phase of testing, moving the program closer toward operational assessment. Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the Navy's MQ-4C Triton UAS program....

2014-09-16 08:25:44

CROFTON, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company Coffee is now proud to be the Preferred Premium Coffee of Navy Athletics. With a focus on creating strong local partnerships, Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company premium coffees will be offered as part of a game day selection for guests enjoying the suite-level experience at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium during the 2014 athletic season. In addition Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company has included exclusive...

2014-09-11 08:25:06

Elite Racing, Rare Navy Ship Tours, Military Appreciation, Stadium Super Trucks, Street Bike Stuntman, and more to headline annual festival on Naval Air Station North Island SAN DIEGO, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week the Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival will kick-off its 17(th) year as the premiere auto racing speedway in Southern California. More than 25,000 are expected to attend the highly anticipated event slated for September 20-21, 2014. Located on the most...

2014-09-08 12:20:58

Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition Submits Letter to Defend Placement of Bibles in Navy Hotels DALLAS, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last Friday, the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition, of which Liberty Institute is a member, submitted a letter to the Secretary of Defense and the Office of the Secretary of the Navy to encourage Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) to allow placement of Gideons Bibles in all Department of Defense (DOD) lodging...

2014-08-29 12:21:23

GROTON, Conn., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Electric Boat today delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine North Dakota (SSN-784) on time and more than $30 million below target cost. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81320 North Dakota is the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, which provides the Navy with the capabilities required to retain undersea dominance well into the 21st...

2014-08-27 08:21:34

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mikros Systems Corporation, (OTCBB: MKRS), an advanced technology company specializing in the research and development of electronic systems for the Department of Defense, announced today the award of a major new production contract award valued at $5,000,000 for its ADEPT® equipment, used by the U.S. Navy to maintain advanced radar systems. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120601/PH16889LOGO The Navy plans to purchase fifty-four...

2014-08-25 12:20:44

BATH, Maine, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $100 million contract to provide planning yard services for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81320 Bath Iron Works, as the LCS Planning Yard, will provide maintenance and modernization support for all Navy LCS 1 and LCS 2 variant ships. Work to be...

2014-08-20 20:20:28

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) as one of five contractors for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) full deployment production contract to upgrade cybersecurity, command and control, communications and intelligence (C4I) systems across the fleet. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity multiple award contract has a potential value of $2.5 billion over eight years....

2014-08-19 08:21:02

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Using a newly developed advanced maritime test bed, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently demonstrated how continually evolving technologies such as data fusion and predictive analytics can be used to share intelligence quickly and securely - even in limited bandwidth naval settings. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b This new software test platform, designed to mimic different naval environments at sea and ashore,...

2014-08-13 08:21:16

CLINTON, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) subsidiary Remotec Inc. an $8.8 million contract to repair and upgrade 103 MK3 Series Remote Ordnance Neutralizations Systems (RONS), increasing the capabilities and availability of the explosive ordnance disposal robots. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division,...


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Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
2013-09-24 15:48:13

The Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout is an unmanned autonomous helicopter that is used by the United States Armed Forces for reconnaissance missions, situational awareness, and targeting assistance for ground, air, and sea bound soldiers. There are four variants of this UAV, two of which were derived from Schweizer helicopters. The first MQ-8 version, known as the RQ-8A, was used after the Navy retired their RQ-2 Pioneers. The Navy wanted an updated UAV with specific guidelines, including...

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

Frederick Hauck
2012-10-18 14:05:34

Frederick Hauck is a retired Captain and pilot in the United States Navy, and a NASA astronaut. He was born Frederick Hamilton "Rick" Hauck on April 11, 1941 in Long Beach, California. He was raised in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., and he graduated from  St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. in 1958. He then went on to attend Tufts University as a Navy ROTC student, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from in 1962. He was commissioned upon graduation and reported...

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2010-11-18 18:23:59

Pete Conrad was an American naval officer, astronaut and engineer, and he was the third person to walk on the Moon. He was born Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. on June 2, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While his legal name was Charles, his mother gave him what would be his lifetime nickname, Pete. The Great Depression had a tough impact on the Conrad family, but they pulled through it. Conrad has always been bright and intelligent; however, he suffered from dyslexia, a condition that was not...

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2010-10-29 20:50:05

Jim Lovell is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the US Navy. He was born as James "Jim" Arthur Lovell, Jr. on March 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. During his childhood, Lovell was interested in rocketry, and built flying models. His father died in a car accident when he was young. Lovell graduated from Juneau High School in Wisconsin. Later he attended the University of Wisconsin"“Madison for two years. He then transferred to the United States Naval Academy, and entered in the...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'