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2013-02-06 12:20:17

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mikros Systems Corporation (OTCBB: MKRS) announced today that it expects to deliver an additional 35 Adaptive Diagnostic Electronic Portable Testset (ADEPT®) Units to the US Navy during the first quarter of 2013. Upon fulfillment, Mikros will have delivered 139 ADEPTs to the Navy over the past five (5) years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120601/PH16889LOGO ) ADEPT units are manufactured in the Mikros Largo, FL facility....

2013-02-06 08:20:38

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced it was awarded a prime contract by the United States Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division to provide logistics and program management services for the Navy Corrosion Control Assistance Teams (CCAT). The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee contract has a one-year base period of performance, two one-year options, and a total contract value of approximately $23...

2013-01-16 08:20:20

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has delivered more than six million lines of software to the U.S. Navy for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program. Part of the Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE) -- the integrated mission system for the DDG 1000 class -- the software delivery supports ship activation and combat system testing, set to commence this year. The magnitude of this software development program is recognized as one of the most...

Ocean Drones Could Rise To The Surface On Command
2013-01-16 07:47:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While in the process of inventing methods with which to quickly deploy drones to the other end of the world, DARPA has come up with an idea that resembles something from a Michael Bay movie. The title of their press statement says it all: “Falling Up: DARPA To Launch Just-In-Time Payloads From Bottom of Sea.” There´s a lot of cost and complexity involved when moving a Navy vessel or troops across the water,...

2012-12-27 04:20:06

LONDON, December 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The development of highly capable, flexible and value for money surface fleets that are capable of functioning with coalition partners in a wide-variety of threat environments, remains fundamental to the modern navy. The role of the warship has never been more varied and important and Defence IQ's upcoming Surface Warships conference, which is taking place 30 - 31 January, 2013 in Madrid, will provide the opportunity to further...

2012-12-24 16:20:32

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Anthony Foundation readies to roll out the navy blue and gold carpet for 100 players, coaches, and staff from the Navy Football Team on Christmas Day. The Navy Midshipmen, in town for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, will be joined by 100 community volunteers to prepare and serve 4,000 meals of honey glazed ham to San Francisco's poorest residents. Homeless and isolated veterans comprise 20% of the meals served in St. Anthony's Dining...

US Navy Bomb-Sniffing Dolphins Get The Axe, Replaced By Robots
2012-12-03 14:18:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dolphins are remarkable creatures. Their impeccable eyesight, exceptional sonar abilities and gracefulness underwater not only make them an undersea wonder, it also aids in their ability to hunt and track down prey. Marine biologists are well aware of the intelligence of dolphins and have been studying and training them for years. These gentle marine mammals have even been used for national security, protecting our borders...

2012-11-27 08:20:33

RESTON, Va., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services to the federal government, announced today that the Company was awarded a new production and engineering services contract in support of the United States Navy's Automated Digital Network Systems (ADNS). The five year contract exercises a one-year base period and four one-year option periods, with a total value of $68 million, if all options are exercised. Under the...

2012-11-15 12:21:41

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This holiday season, at more than 200 locations in Afghanistan, service members will dine on a feast reminiscent of home, a Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence senior official said. Rich Faso, the supply chain's director of customer operations, lauds the workforce and industry partners for making the Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts possible. "The personnel at DLA Troop Support and our servicing vendors take great pride...

2012-11-14 08:22:50

OWEGO, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems command awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $30 million contract to integrate new avionics and software on multiple C-130T aircraft as part of its avionics upgrade program. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will incorporate the Department of Defense's Future Airborne Capability Environment conformant cockpit, which gives the Navy unprecedented flexibility capability for reuse across multiple aviation platforms....


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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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