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2011-08-19 16:00:17

As the Office of Naval Research (ONR) increases its science and technology (S&T) investment in unmanned systems, a number of hurdles need to be overcome including autonomy and littoral operations, ONR's director of innovation said at an Aug. 18 conference on unmanned systems. "We are tackling those issues to find the right technologies for the Navy and Marine Corps," said Dr. Larry Schuette, ONR's director of innovation, at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2011 conference, in...

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2011-08-11 13:41:29

Reaching a new threshold in underwater medical studies, the Office of Naval Research (ONR), today announced a novel capability for examining how cells work at pressures far below the sea surface. Researchers at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) have designed, built and validated a novel hyperbaric environment to study cellular behavior at greater depths. The joint ONR-NEDU effort is designed to explore advances to protect Navy divers working at depths of up to 1,000 feet. "This is a...

2011-08-10 11:32:00

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Juliet Marine Systems, Inc. (JMS) announced today that the US Navy/USPTO have removed Secrecy Orders previously applied to GHOST. For the first time, Juliet Marine is able to release photographs of GHOST, the first super-cavitating craft, to the public. GHOST was designed and built by US Citizens for the US Navy at no cost to the government to protect US sailors, servicemen and servicewomen. (Photo:...

2011-08-10 07:00:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $32.2 million U.S. Navy contract for the Global Positioning System-based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Service program for Navy surface and subsurface platforms. GPNTS, designed to replace the current Navigation Sensor System Interface, supports mission-critical real-time positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) data services, including weapons, combat systems, and other command, control,...


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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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