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2010-12-11 07:20:00

The United States Navy proved in a record-setting test on Friday in Dahlgren, Virginia that its dream weapon -- the rail gun -- is the real deal and unlike any other weapon ever used in warfare. Rather than relying on an explosion to fire a projectile, the technology uses electromagnetic current to accelerate a non-explosive bullet at several times faster than the speed of sound. The conductive bullet zips along a set of electrically charged parallel rails and out of the barrel at speeds up...

2010-12-03 04:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy Program Executive Officers for Submarines, Aircraft Carriers, Integrated Warfare Systems, Ships, and Littoral and Mine Warfare will be hosting a conference for Small Businesses who seek opportunities with the U.S. Navy. The NAVSEA Small Business Conference will take place at Florida International University in Miami, Florida on February 1, 2011. This event will provide an unprecedented forum where Small Business owners can connect...

2010-11-30 09:12:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company), has surpassed the 20,000 flight hours milestone training U.S. Military forces. The U.S. leader in outsourced tactical airborne services for 16 years, ATAC provides tactical air services for the U.S. Navy, Marines, and Air Force across a wide variety of threat replication and tactical aircraft training requirements. ATAC was recently awarded a $43 million follow-on contract from the Navy. (Photo:...

2010-11-22 08:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Flextronics Retail and Technical Services' (RTS) Firedog, a national technology services company, today announced a partnership with the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM), a $2.5 billion retail organization of the Department of the Navy that provides quality of life support for active duty military, retirees, reservists and their families. Beginning today at Norfolk, VA, NEX store locations, Firedog technicians will be available on site and...

2010-10-18 08:00:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) achieved a key milestone in its Navy Multiband Terminal program with the first production order for next-generation NMT satellite communication terminals. The U.S. Navy award follows a successful field test and "Milestone C Review," which marks the completion of complex system development. The initial production award is for 22 systems, consisting of 15 ship, five submarine and two shore terminals, along with...

2010-10-06 09:00:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received a $112.3 million contract to design and develop an S-band radar and radar suite controller technology demonstrator for the U.S. Navy's new Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR). This highly advanced system will provide unprecedented capabilities for the Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. AMDR is being developed to fill capability gaps identified by the Joint Requirements Oversight Council in May 2006....

2010-09-29 19:00:00

New commemorative coin marks 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart unveiled designs for the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Program today at the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's annual convention in historic Charleston, S.C. The bureau is minting and issuing the commemorative coins in recognition and celebration of the establishment of the Medal of...

2010-09-28 16:22:00

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a new multi-year procurement (MYP) contract from the U.S. Navy for 124 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. The new contract is valued at $5.297 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Boeing will deliver 66 Super Hornets and 58 Growlers to the Navy from 2012 through 2015. "The men and women of Boeing are honored to provide the Super Hornet's advanced, combat-proven multirole capability...

2010-09-23 12:56:50

The Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global) continues to pursue aggressive energy goals established by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, with the design of a system that controls electrical flow for lighting, a highly efficient platform that may spark a new era of power savings. Designed by the Tokyo Institute of Technology and fine-tuned by researchers at MERSTech in partnership with the ONR Global's office in Tokyo, the Magnetic Energy Recovery Switch (MERS) harnesses and recycles...

2010-09-16 09:07:00

MOORESTOWN, N.J., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently demonstrated the second generation of its Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capability in a formal U.S. Navy test event. This configuration, known as Aegis BMD 4.0.1, enables the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Navy to defeat more complex ballistic missile threats and also introduces the BMD signal processor, which improves target identification. Aegis BMD 4.0.1 marks the beginning of the...


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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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