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2012-05-08 06:22:15

ATLANTA, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Industry, Inc. (NYSE: SI) today announced it has been awarded a contract to equip two U.S. Navy Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessels with its unique diesel electric propulsion solution at Dakota Creek Industries Inc. (DCI), located in Anacortes, Wash. Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) will design the ships. The total order value is more than $10 million. (Logo:...

2012-05-08 02:21:15

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Max Sound Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: MAXD), an innovative audio technology company that is changing how we listen to music, watch movies, play video games, experience television and communicate on our mobile devices, announced further progress today in its "Strategic Partnership" to introduce MAXD technology to the U.S. Federal Government. Government sales partner Intelesis Technologies Corporation...

2012-05-02 10:20:37

GROTON, Conn., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Electric Boat today delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782) to the U.S. Navy 363 days ahead of contract schedule and more than $60 million below target cost. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). John Holmander, vice president and Virginia program manager for General Dynamics Electric Boat, noted that Mississippi was at the most combat-ready state of any...

2012-04-24 06:21:06

SAN DIEGO, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Congressman Bob Filner (D-California) has joined with several prominent LGBT civil rights leaders from San Diego and across the country, calling on the US Navy to name " ... the next appropriate ship after Harvey Milk." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120424/CG93629) The late civil rights icon, Harvey Milk was a Navy veteran who began his service during the Korean War. In Korea, he served aboard the submarine rescue ship USS...

2012-04-17 06:21:05

SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics NASSCO today began construction of the future USNS John Glenn, the second ship of the U.S. Navy's Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) program. The 765-foot long ship is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in the first quarter of 2014. When in service, the ship will be used as an offshore staging area for Navy and U.S. Marine Corps personnel and equipment. NASSCO has construction contracts to build a total of three Mobile Landing...

2012-04-16 06:21:00

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from the U. S. Navy's Program Executive Office, Littoral Combat Ships Unmanned Maritime Systems Program Office and General Dynamics unveiled a quarter-scale model of the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (SMCM UUV), known as "Knifefish," at the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space Exposition being held at the Gaylord National Resort. Knifefish is a heavyweight-class, minehunting, unmanned undersea vehicle designed...

2012-04-05 14:20:06

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $1.05 billion, five-year contract to provide more than 200 digital cockpits and integrated mission systems and sensors for the Navy MH-60R "Romeo" and MH-60S "Sierra" helicopters. "U.S. Navy crews operating the 300-plus MH-60 Romeo and Sierra helicopters already in the fleet understand just how critical these aircraft are to protecting our ships from surface and undersea threats," said Rear Adm....

2012-04-05 06:21:18

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy will commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and The Star Spangled Banner starting in April. Commemoration events will take place at War of 1812 historic sites across the nation and during Navy Week celebrations in other locations. The U.S. Navy first demonstrated itself as a force to be reckoned with during the War of 1812. This bicentennial presents an opportunity to reflect upon how, in 1812, the Navy...

2012-04-04 06:20:49

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle's William F. Smith has been named 2011 Navy Contractor Tester of the Year by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). He is the third Wyle employee to be honored by NDIA as a Tester of the Year since 2004. Smith was recognized for his engineering support to the U.S. Navy's T-45 Project Office and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 (VX-23) as a lead flight test conductor and flight clearance facilitator. He was presented with...

2012-04-04 06:20:33

ARLINGTON, Va., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineering Services Network Inc. (ESN), an engineering and technology solutions company that provides services to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies, has named retired Navy Cmdr. Albert J. Desmarais as director of business development for its Navy operations, and will provide additional marketing support for its Veterans Affairs and Maritime operations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120404/NE81943 ) Mr....


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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...

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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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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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