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2011-05-04 14:00:00

MUSCATINE, Iowa, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has awarded The HON Company a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), effective June 1, 2011. According to Jean Reynolds, HON's vice president of strategic development for government markets, who received the notification, this business win means HON is the only commercial manufacturer authorized to sell to the Department of the Navy in all five furniture categories and in all 50 U.S. states plus Puerto Rico, Guam and other...

2011-04-29 14:00:00

GROTON, Conn., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has released $1.2 billion for the construction of the 14th Virginia-class submarine, SSN-787, to General Dynamics Electric Boat, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). This award marks the beginning of production of two submarines per year on the Virginia-class program. The release of the funding allows procurement of long lead-time components that will support the planned official construction start later this...

2011-04-20 12:43:00

MOORESTOWN, N.J., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy, supported by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has installed the Aegis Combat System aboard two new Navy destroyers, USS Gravely (DDG 107) and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). The Aegis Combat Systems aboard the ships have also been certified as fully operational through the tests known as Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials. During the trials, the ships' Aegis Combat Systems were evaluated for combat-readiness through...

2011-04-14 12:15:00

ORLANDO, Fla., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that it will respond to the government's Request for Proposal (RFP) for the next phases for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command issued the RFP for Engineering and Manufacturing (EMD) and Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) on JAGM on April 13. "Lockheed Martin's JAGM builds on three of the most trusted precision-guided weapons on the battlefield today:...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- During a U.S. Navy exercise, Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) DeepSiren underwater acoustic communication system bridged a capability gap for submarines operating beneath the Arctic ice by providing on-demand tactical mission and emergency response information. The system was successfully operated during the Navy's ICEX 2011 exercise conducted by the Arctic Submarine Laboratory far north of the Arctic Circle. "Raytheon DeepSiren enables...

2011-04-01 07:30:00

LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pauley Perrette, best known for her role as Agent Abby Sciuto on the EMMY nominated series, NCIS, on CBS is set to launch a new single release with Navy Veteran and Classic Motown endorsed hip hop artist, B. Taylor. The upcoming single release is entitled "Fire In Your Eyes". Pauley recently presented BEST ROCK ALBUM at the 2011 Grammy Awards to English Alternative Rock Band, MUSE, alongside Paramore. Taylor walked the red carpet with Motown...

2011-03-26 00:00:29

Leading Technology Integrator Installs Navy Dental Digital Imaging (DDI) Solution throughout all NNMC Dental Departments Crofton, Md. (PRWEB) March 25, 2011 Force 3, delivering innovative data center, unified communications and security solutions, today announced the deployment completion of the Navy's Dental Digital Imaging (DDI) solution throughout the National Naval Medical Center Bethesda (NNMC). The deployment consisted of Navy DDI installation and training throughout all Dental...

2011-03-22 08:07:00

EAGAN, Minn., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently delivered the 8,000th AN/UYQ-70 combat console suite to the U.S. Navy, marking a key milestone for a system that is currently installed on 90 percent of the Navy's commissioned ships. The milestone Q-70 system will be installed on the USS Minnesota (SSN 783) Virginia-class submarine to upgrade combat control and navigation systems. It is a command workstation that permits operators to display combat control...

2011-03-18 07:06:00

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led industry team $376 million to construct the nation's seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The fixed-price-incentive-fee contract provides funding for the second of 10 ships the Navy awarded to the Lockheed Martin team in December 2010. The contracts for the remaining eight ships will be awarded through 2015. Marinette Marine Corporation, a Fincantieri company, will construct the ships in...

2011-03-15 09:35:00

SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) held a successful critical design review for an electronic warfare system upgrade that will defend U.S. Navy surface combatants from evolving anti-ship missile threats. Under the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), the Navy is pursuing an evolutionary succession of enhancements to its AN/SLQ-32 electronic warfare system currently installed on aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other...


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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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