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Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII

One-on-One with Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII

photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Lewis/Released)Serving the NavyWhile traditional subsea companies manufacture product primarily for three broad targets: military, offshore energy and science, the military clients come with a unique set of requirements. “With the U.S. Department of Defense focusing on Unmanned Maritime Autonomy Architecture (UMAA) and Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA), open architecture is vital to ensuring compatibility across systems, platforms and domains,” said Fotheringham. “Launch and recovery becomes a challenge when a UUV might be

Photo: BAE Systems

BAE Reflects One Year after Takeover of Riptide

and the 9" (9.375”) diameter (120 to 240 lbs.) 2MP. The family of unmanned vehicles are designed to be sophisticated yet simple, efficient, and flexible platforms that offer performance discriminators on depth, range, endurance and speed.“As joint all-domain operations become the Department of Defense’s (DoD) operational norm, there is increased need for undersea platforms capable of integrating key payload and autonomy technology,” said Dr. John Hogan, director of the Sensor Processing and Exploitation group at BAE Systems. “In the time since the acquisition was announced

U.S. Navy file photo of Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Justin Cosgrove participating in morning colors aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) while the ship is moored in New York City in support of the nation™s COVID-19 response efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sara Eshleman)

Meterologists, Oceanographers Help Pave a Safe Path for USN Hospital Ships

and Oceanography Command Rear Adm. Okon.The Pentagon activated USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort, staffed with active-duty and reservists medical personnel, to treat non-coronavirus patients along both coasts to relieve local hospitals amid surges in coronavirus patients.Ship-following COAMPS is the Department of Defense’s only high-resolution, coupled atmosphere and ocean prediction system. FNMOC operates the ship following COAMPS to provide continuous coverage of atmospheric model data to ships at sea, not operating within normal or static forecast model locations.“FNMOC is the foundation for

Fig.1: A Slocum glider from Teledyne Webb Research, en route to deployment. Credit: Rutgers University.

Measuring the Hostile Ocean Beneath Hurricanes

for Teledyne Marine, has been involved in the creation, design, and development of oceanographic sensor platforms including profiling floats and gliders.Fig. 7: Airborne deployment of an EM-APEX float. Credit: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter, DVIDS. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsemen

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/ Armstrong Marine)

Research Vessel Delivered to Orca Maritime

.The second IPS-drive catamaran delivered by Armstrong, the 4216-CTC model was selected by Orca Maritime after the builder delivered the same design to UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (R/V Bob and Betty Beyster) in 2019.Orca Maritime will utilize the workboat in support of Department of Defense initiatives, environmental agencies, energy sectors, and commercial enterprise. Vessel operations will include the launch and recovery of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), underwater gliders, surface and underwater sensors, remotely operated vehicles (ROV), and unmanned surface vehicles

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New Tech Aids US Navy Mapping

the upgraded PILLS during an Advanced Navy Technology Exercise (ANTX) with the Hydrographic Department at the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) in August. The exercises involved mapping areas of the Eastern Gulf Coast and providing in-depth analysis and post-processing training for Department of Defense personnel at the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise, with participation from NAVOCEANO and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).Eric Korpie, PILLS Programme Manager: “Areté is proud to have showcased the PILLS technology at ANTX in partnership with

Richard Byno (Photo: TDI-Brooks International)

TDI-Brooks Hires Byno

Offshore geochemical exploration and heat flow measurement company TDI-Brooks International said it has haired Richard Byno III, PMP, as Director of Marine Operations.Byno joins TDI-Brooks with more than 17 years or operations experience, having most recently most recently worked at the Department Of Defense, where he served as a high-level strategic senior military advisor providing guidance to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Executive Branch.He previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps where he was a Member of a Marine Special Operations Command team in which he performed

[left to right] Gus Green, Director of Industrial Security Field Operations, Defense Security Service, Dan Payne, Director, Defense Security Service, Donald Dwyer, Assistant Facility Security Officer, Retlif Testing Laboratories, William Hayes, Facility Security Officer and Executive Vice President, Retlif Testing Laboratories,  Cheryl Matthew, Northern Regional Director, Defense Security Service, and Mike Halter, Deputy Director Industrial Security Field Operations, Defense Security Service. Ph

DSS Honors Retlif

, the Cogswell award recognizes industrial security excellence and outstanding achievement in matters related exclusively to a facility’s security program.Established in 1966, it honors the late Air Force Colonel James S. Cogswell, the first Chief of Industrial Security within the Department of Defense.Retlif Executive Vice President and Facility Security Officer William K. Hayes said, “Retlif prepares for DSS assessments by continually maintaining an active readiness posture where security is an integral part of every employee’s job. We have a security education program in

Weddell Sea polynya, initally 3,700 square miles, 2017. False color NASA satellite image shows ice in blue, clouds in white. (Photo: Scripps Institution of Oceanography)

Robotic Data Help Explain Mysterious Holes

Chair in Arctic Studies at the UW; and Casey Brayton at the University of South Carolina, who initiated her work in the project as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at Scripps.SOCCOM is funded by the National Science Foundation. Campbell was supported by the Department of Defense through the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship program. Additional funding is from the NSF, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, UW,  and Scripps Oceanography.– Adapted from University of Washington 

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