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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...

2013-12-28 08:20:04

Sequestration, the Navy Yard shooting, and the first women to graduate the Marine infantry course make the list MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Military.com released their picks for the top Military stories of 2013 this week. The collection features 20 stories that put the military and defense industry in the spotlight and includes bitter fights over new service medals, benefits for same sex partners and a high profile Army official being cleared of wrongdoing in a sex scandal....

Navy Drone Launched From Submarine
2013-12-06 09:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US military has stepped up its use of drones over the past decade, and the Navy has just announced the successful testing of another new drone, which was launched from an underwater submarine. The drone, dubbed “XFC” after its eXperimental Fuel Cell, is an all-electric, fuel cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS), according to a Navy press release. The drone was developed through the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR)...

2013-12-03 23:32:46

Comark, a leader in the design and manufacture of rugged computer and display solutions for the Military and Mobile markets has successfully completed full environmental testing of its updated 20” family including MIL-901D Grade-A lightweight shock test. Medfield, MA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 The upgraded 20” LCD family includes a rugged touch display as well as a full panel-PC / HMI. The LED enhanced 20” LCD provides a native resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) in support of legacy...

Unique Simulation-based Training And Experimentation Unveiled
2013-12-03 14:01:17

Office of Naval Research A unique system that merges the virtual and real worlds to train Sailors for combat scenarios was unveiled Dec. 2 in Orlando. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is demonstrating the Fleet Integrated Synthetic Training/Testing Facility (FIST2FAC) at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, commonly referred to as I/ITSEC. Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder will discuss FIST2FAC and training technologies for the...

2013-11-29 23:24:43

The U.S. Navy awarded 914 companies, including Client Solution Architects LLC (CSA), a new or renewed spot on the Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) SeaPort-e acquisition program for services procurements program. The government estimates $5.3 billion of services will be procured each year under these SeaPort-e contracts. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 The U.S. Navy awarded 914 companies, including Client Solution Architects LLC (CSA), a new or renewed spot on...


Latest Navy Reference Libraries

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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