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3D at Depth SL3 non-touch data collection process with the TBD-1 Devastator Aircraft (Credit: Air/Sea Heritage Foundation photo by Brett Seymour)

Subsea Wreck Brought to Life by Lasers

, millimetric data to build an accurate 3D model as a 21st century site map for this significant cultural heritage asset; and to serve as a “pre-disturbance survey” for the proposed recovery, conservation and public exhibition of the historic plane at the National Museum of the United States Navy in Washington, DC.This particular plane, US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics Number (BuNo) 1515, formerly assigned to Torpedo Squadron Five (VT-5) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-5) with the fuselage code "5-T-6" is located in a sensitive marine habitat. In order to conduct

L3 OceanServer Awarded GSA Contract

It features longer runtimes and precise navigational accuracy, enabling long ingress/egress missions that provide greater standoff distances and increased mission safety. L3 OceanServer has a proud history of working with various government agencies, including the United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy, making this GSA contract a logical next step in business development

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Aquabotix Awarded U.S. Navy Project Contract

UUV Aquabotix Ltd (ASX:UUV) has announced that it has been awarded an approximately US$70,000 contract to support a United States Navy project. The project will involve further developments to Aquabotix’s SwarmDiver product. This initial development project will conclude with a testing and demonstration to various U.S. Navy personnel.Whitney Million, Aquabotix’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “This is a second project involving SwarmDiver and the United States Navy, in the last seven months. SwarmDiver can be used broadly, in numerous mission types. This development contract

Saab Seaeye’s Sea Wasp MCM ROV (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

Subsea Defense: Extending Unmanned Capabilities

, navies have been ramping up their activity in developing MAS and unmanned systems. “We are doing a lot of work in autonomy and automation,” Rear Admiral Moises DelToro III, Deputy Commander for Undersea Warfare, Naval Sea Systems Command; Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Centet, United States Navy, told UDT. “Over the past 2-3 years there’s been a lot of work in unmanned systems. We have been able to deploy unmanned undersea vehicles from a US submarine. We’re also experimenting with unmanned aerial vehicles,” deployed from vessels, “in order to extend our

Number 1 on MTR's list of "Top10 Ocean Influencers" is Yohei Sasakawa, chairman, Nippon Foundation. (Copyright: Nippon Foundation.)

MTR’s “Top 10” Ocean Influencers

Global Ocean Institute (Ocean Institute), a concrete response to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and in particular Goal 14 - the Ocean Goal- that commits governments to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.No. 2The United States Navy & Admiral John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval OperationsThe United States Navy, led by Admiral John Richardson who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Aquabotix Scores USN Funding

Aquabotix Technology Corporation was granted an award of $78,000 in non-dilutive hardware integration funding from the United States Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) to deliver a solution geared towards unexploded ordnance missions for the United States Navy. After delivery, this solution will be incorporated into Aquabotix’s key product SwarmDiver or other unmanned underwater vehicles manufactured by Aquabotix, to support unexploded ordnance detection missions by the United States Navy and allied forces. Ordnance that was disposed of or did not explode when deployed in

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Aquabotix to Support U.S. Navy

to make a meaningful technical contribution in this field.Whitney Million, Aquabotix’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We continue to execute on our strategy of leaning on our strengths in the defense industry and of close engagement with governmental customers, particularly the United States Navy. As a member of iUPDC, Aquabotix will be afforded opportunities to bid on research and development and prototype maturation projects. Aquabotix is grateful to the Consortium for the confidence that this invitation shows in Aquabotix’s abilities. Participation in this Consortium provides

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Aquabotix Enters R&D Partnership with US Navy

, including its ranges and personnel, to test and demonstrate Aquabotix’s SwarmDiver product and other relevant technologies for this United States Naval laboratory and other interested parties.Whitney Million, Aquabotix’s CEO, commented, “We are honored to be co-operating with the United States Navy and believe that SwarmDiver can be a game changer for the U.S. and allied naval operations.&rdquo

USNS Bowditch (Photo: U.S. Navy)

China to Return Seized US Underwater Drone

U.S. side's unilateral and open hyping up is inappropriate, and is not beneficial to the smooth resolution of this issue. We express regret at this," it added.   Trump, a Republican who takes office on Jan. 20, weighed into the dispute on Twitter on Saturday.   "China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters - rips it out of water and takes it to China in unprecedented act," Trump said in a tweet early on Saturday from his seaside resort club Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, where he plans to spend the holidays.   The Pentagon has said the drone

The shock trials are designed to demonstrate ship's ability to withstand the effects of nearby underwater explosion and retain required capability. Photo Austal

LCS 6 Completes Full Ship Shock Trials

. Last month, the Navy commenced FSST on JACKSON to validate her operational survivability after exposure to underwater shock. Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton said this test now completes the physical shock trial for the LCS programme and we note the positive reaction of the United States Navy following the trial. “We’re very pleased with the performance of JACKSON during these Full Ship Shock Trials following the extensive work programme that has been implemented on the ship to meet this standard. Whilst the Navy will continue to assess the results for several months

Liquid Robotics Adds Three to Strategic Advisory Board

luminaries to their Strategic Advisory Board (SAB). The new members will join the existing advisory board comprised of 18 industry experts across the defense, foreign affairs, communications/technology and science industries.   The new advisors are: Admiral Timothy J. Keating, United States Navy (Ret.), former Commander of the United States Pacific Command whose mission was to preserve the security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region with an area of responsibility for over 3.4 billion people and half the surface of the earth.  General Walter “Skip” Sharp

The Future is Unmanned

and unmanned underwater assets on behalf of the MOD In-Service Submarine Team and rescue exercises involving the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). BMT Cadence’ sister company, BMT Designers & Planners has also done a large amount of work in developing launch and recovery systems for United States Navy and United States Coast Guard aircraft and vessels.   Safe Deployment Before UUVs are deployed as more than just an R&D exercise there needs to be confidence that there are adequate safeguards in place to ensure that they won’t damage or harm any other ocean users that they

Global map of the variations in the pull of gravity derived from satellite radar altimetry. http://topex.ucsd.edu/grav_outreach

Evolution of Ocean Exploration: Mapping the Seafloor with Geodesy

detailed maps of beneath the oceans’ surfaces.   “We’ve been doing this for a longtime – at first we got data from a satellite called Geosat which was a U.S. Navy satellite launched in 1985. A breakthrough in altimeter coverage became available in 1995 when the United States Navy declassified the data from their mapping missions. The next big breakthrough was the CryoSat-2 ESA, which maps of the changing topography of the icecaps and over the ocean. It’s really a wonderful platform because it has better accuracy and coverage than all previous altimeters,&rdquo

Figure 1. SST and Navy personnel recover STAFAC array in November, 2015. (Photo: SST)

SST Completes Engineering Project for the US Navy

system for power and telemetry. The system consists of two vertical high gain measurement system (HGMS) array structures moored in 4,000 feet of water; an underwater tracking and communication system; and a seafloor cable system (with shallow water junction box) for power and telemetry from the United States Navy's Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) shore facility on Andros Island to the underwater array. SST, with a Navy team, designed and installed the STAFAC mooring and mechanical systems, including a large A-frame (Figure 3) and has conducted all of the operations for maintenance

Australia’s future submarine programme

Panel to Oversee Australian Submarine Program

that the competitive evaluation process remains sound, is conducted in accordance with probity and accountability principles, and that participants have been treated fairly and equitably. The members of the Expert Advisory Panel are: * Professor Donald Winter, a former Secretary of the United States Navy; * The Honourable Julie Anne Dodds‑Streeton, a former Justice of the Federal Court of Australia; *Mr Ron Finlay, one of Australia’s leading infrastructure specialists with extensive legal experience; and *Mr Jim McDowell, a member of the First Principles Review team with extensive

Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth, guided missile destroyer USS Sampson and MH-60R Seahawk from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 operate together in the Java Sea while supporting the Indonesian-led search effort for AirAsia flight QZ8501. (U.S. Navy photo Brett Cote)

US Navy Ships Exit AirAsia Search

effort coordinated by the Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency with the U.S. Navy ships USS Sampson & USS Fort Worth, helicopters, and sonar equipment,” said U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake. “I commend the professionalism and dedication to the mission the sailors of the United States Navy exhibited while working in close coordination with their Indonesian counterparts. We are all pleased with the recovery of the black boxes and location of portions of the plane that we hope will shed some light on the cause of this tragedy. The United States offers condolences to the families

AIS RX PRO special receiver

True Heading Bags Lockheed Martin Contract

today they will fulfill a major order from the world’s largest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin. Building on a longstanding partnership, True Heading has been selected by Lockheed to supply the AIS RX PRO special receiver. Lockheed will use the receiver as part of its contract with the United States Navy to develop the BLQ-10 system. An electronic warfare support system for U.S. submarines, the BLQ-10 system provides automated intercept capability including: detection, classification, localization and identification of both radar and communications signals. The AIS RX PRO is designed specifically

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