Training torpedoes launched from Navy submarines as part of Ice Exercise 2018 challenged naval and Coast Guard divers in Arctic recovery exercises. The Seawolf-class fast-attack sub USS Connecticut and the Los Angeles-class fast-attack sub USS Hartford participated in the drill.
A video posted by Russia's Defense Ministry is said to demonstrate the capability of a new hypersonic missile to deliver conventional or nuclear warheads. The air-launched missile is said to be capable of penetrating any defensive system.
General Dynamics will be repairing the engine and addressing other maintenance tasks on the USS Mesa Verde under a $15.2 million contract. Work on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock is scheduled for Norfolk, Va., and should be completed by May of next year.
Additional long lead time material for steam, electric plant and other components is the subject of a $696 million fee modification to a previous contract awarded to General Dynamics Electric Boat for Virginia-class submarines.
The Navy has chosen Gulf Island Shipyards for a $63.5 million contract covering design and construction services for the towing, salvage and rescue ship. The T-ATS will eventually replace the Safeguard class of salvage and rescue ship and the Powhatan-class fleet ocean tug.
Annie Mabus, daughter of former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, presided as the USS Colorado, the Navy's latest attack submarine, joined the fleet in ceremonies at Groton, Conn. The Colorado is capable of fighting subs and surface ships as well as carrying out surveillance, delivering troops and launching Tomahawk missiles.
The Navy is seeking further information on potential cost savings from Huntington Ingalls Industries as it considers whether to place an order for two aircraft carriers rather than one. The potential for significant savings must be proved, said James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition.
Academic and business-to-business publishing are increasingly vital for the career advancement of mechanical and biomedical engineers. An editorial consultant and a Ph.D. candidate in neurobiology at Columbia University offer their thoughts and recommendations on how to improve your chances of publication.
Autonomous vehicles are plowing ahead with the first driverless snowplow to clear the tarmac at an operating airport. Two of the Yeti snowplows, developed by Swedish company Semcon, were deployed this week at Norway's Fagernes Airport and managed to clear about 670 football fields per hour in a variety of weather conditions.
A laser beam weapon that can rapidly target and overheat a cruise missile or drone will be mounted on an F-15 for testing this summer, the Air Force says. The system must overcome limitations of size, weight and power for airborne missions.
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