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2014-03-10 16:20:36

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Naval Academy Alumni Association will honor five Naval Academy graduates with the Association's Distinguished Graduate Award on March 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy. The ceremony will be attended by the Brigade of Midshipmen; Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller, USN, class of 1974, and Admiral Robert J. Natter, USN (Ret.), class of 1967; chairman of the Naval Academy...

2014-03-04 16:20:59

Each Deserving Young Patriot Receives $5,000 SAN ANTONIO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront today announced the five recipients of the 2014 Military Child of the Year® Award. The national non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance to military families annually gives the award to an outstanding military child from each branch of service - Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard....

2014-03-03 08:21:14

Advanced mine detection solution to counter prevalent undersea threats TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded $35.5 million to provide the U.S. Navy with AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar systems and equipment. The system leverages advanced sonar technologies to support the Navy's critical minehunting missions, ensuring safe access and passage for military and civilian vessels on the world's oceans and waterways....

Scientists Discover Bending Rules For Animal Wing, Fin Tips
2014-02-18 14:58:33

Marine Biological Laboratory A Navy-sponsored project to design a biologically inspired, swimming jellyfish robot has led scientists to the surprising discovery of common bending rules for the tips of wings, fins, flukes, mollusk feet, and other propulsors across a broad range of animal species. The study, led by John H. Costello of Providence College and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, where he is a visiting scientist, is published this week in Nature...

Lawsuit Lands US Navy's Potentially Harmful Sonar Training Exercises
2014-01-28 10:58:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In December, the National Marine Fisheries Service authorized Navy sonar training exercises off the coasts of Hawaii and California through 2018. This authorization came despite admittance by the Navy that the work will kill up to 155 marine mammals, cause more than 2,000 lasting injuries and generate approximately 9.6 million instances of temporary hearing loss – as well as disruptions of natural activities. On Monday, groups led by...

2014-01-16 12:21:03

Leveraging its open architecture approach, General Dynamics enables the Navy to quickly integrate new technologies onto critical platforms to meet fast-changing mission requirements. FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was recently awarded two contracts valued at approximately $226.7 million by the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) office for continuing efforts to...

2014-01-14 12:20:52

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently completed a milestone test on the U.S. Navy's evolutionary Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 system. This test further validated the system's ability to protect the Navy's fleet from evolving anti-ship missile threats. Under SEWIP Block 2, Lockheed Martin will upgrade the AN/SLQ-32(V)2 system found on all U.S. aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other warships with...

2014-01-13 12:20:47

Experienced executive aims to ramp up defense services LEXINGTON PARK, Md., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With a new year comes a new strategic force at The MIL Corporation (MIL), a government contractor with a strong defense presence in Southern Md. Having undergone a recent organizational shift to accommodate growing business sectors, MIL has added William (Bill) Dunkin to its executive team as the Senior Vice President of the Engineering and Technical Services Business Sector. His...

2014-01-06 12:20:57

Testing validates aircraft performance before surveillance sensors are installed SAN DIEGO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy have completed nine initial flight tests of the Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS), marking the half-way point in a process called envelope expansion. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) A photo accompanying this release is available at...

2014-01-06 08:30:46

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Immersion Consulting, a business management and technology consulting firm with headquarters in Annapolis, is pleased to announce that Immersion was awarded the Department of Navy's 2013 Agency Program Coordinator of the Year Award for Immersion's outstanding Defense Travel System (DTS) support for Commander, United States Pacific Fleet Headquarters, Submarine Force, United States Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC). Immersion's DTS team was selected...


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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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