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Navy Remains Committed to Responsible Marine Mammal Research

Large pod of dolphins off the coast of Virginia. (U.S. EPA photo by Eric Vance)

By Rear Adm. Kevin Slates Director, Energy & Environmental Readiness Division President Obama recently issued a proclamation that declared June 2013 as National Oceans Month. Among other things, the proclamation recognizes the vital role the oceans play in supporting our economy, providing food and energy, and enabling national security. It calls …

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SeaFox: A quicker, cheaper, safer mine-hunting capability

The mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11) conducts convoy escort operations with a large natural gas tanker during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise, May 21, 2013. IMCMEX 13 includes navies from more than 40 countries and will exercise a wide spectrum of defensive operations designed to protect international commerce and trade. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair/Released)

Representatives from 41 nations have gathered in the Arabian Gulf for International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013, a training exercise on how to keep the seas free of mines. By Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Gleason  Executive Officer, MCM Crew Reaper Mine hunting is the mission. Identification and neutralization is the method. Maintaining open, safe sea …

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Unmanned MQ-4C Triton Completes First Flight

The Northrop Grumman-built Triton unmanned aircraft system completed its first flight from the company's manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif., May 22. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman by Bob Brown/Released)

By Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Today, the U.S. Navy’s initial system development and demonstration MQ-4C Triton air vehicle successfully completed its first flight from Northrop Grumman’s facility in Palmdale, Calif.   The arrival of Triton, accompanied by two other unmanned systems, the MQ-8B/C Firescout …

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3-D Printing Offers Unlimited Potential for Navy

A conceptual illustration of how a ship’s propeller could be built using additive manufacturing. (U.S. Navy graphic by Alvin Quiambao/Released)

By Dr. Lawrence C. Schuette Office of Naval Research, Acting Director of Research For the Navy, one of the Holy Grails (we have quite a few) aboard a ship would be a “Star Trek” replicator for replacement parts. You are afloat and you need a new part. The aviation or …

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Unmanned X-47B Completes First Carrier-Based Launch

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), May 14. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman by Alan Radecki/Released)

U.S. Navy aviation achieved a historic milestone today. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia, May 14.   The unmanned aircraft launched from the deck of George H.W. Bush at …

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Navy’s Information Dominance Corps Leads the Way in Warfighting in Cyberspace

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By Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet and co-Lead for the Navy’s Information Dominance Corps Later today, I will be leading a panel during the 2013 Sea-Air-Space Exposition at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. The panel is entitled “Warfighting …

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