US, S. Korea join in days of naval drills off Korean Peninsula | Missile fired from destroyer downs ballistic target | Highly advanced attack sub christened
October 19, 2017
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US, S. Korea join in days of naval drills off Korean Peninsula
About 40 ships of the US and South Korean navies are conducting exercises off the Korean Peninsula amid tensions with North Korea. The exercises, which include the carrier USS Ronald Reagan, were due to last from Monday through Friday.
Reuters (10/16) 
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Cybersecurity & Combat Systems
Missile fired from destroyer downs ballistic target
Missile fired from destroyer downs ballistic target
(Alexey Kravtsov/AFP/Getty Images)
A Raytheon Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IB guided-missile system aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Donald Cook tracked and downed a medium-range ballistic missile target over the weekend. It was the 36th successful test out of 43 tests to date.
Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) (10/17),  Jane's Information Group (10/16) 
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Highly advanced attack sub christened
The Navy's quietest and most sophisticated attack submarine has been christened the USS South Dakota. The sub's ability to evade detection is credited to advances in electromagnetic and acoustic underwater technologies.
The Washington Times (10/16) 
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Arctic Day 2017
With 16 technical presentations, an expert panel featuring RADM William Galinis, USN (invited), RADM Michael Haycock, USCG (confirmed), and RDML Lorin Selby, USN (invited), and briefs on recent US Navy testing aboard the USCGC Healy and the NASEM report "Acquisition and Operation of Polar Icebreakers: Fulfilling the Nation's Needs," this workshop is the icebreaker engineering event of the year. Register Now
In-Service Engineering
Huntington Ingalls picked for USS Boise overhaul
Skirting the longstanding backlog of work at public shipyards, the Navy has tapped Huntington Ingalls to overhaul the attack submarine USS Boise. The initial $59.7 million contract could ultimately rise to $385 million if all options are exercised.
Inside Defense (tiered subscription model) (10/16) 
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USS Helena set for 2nd modernization
The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Helena will be upgraded under a $65 million-plus contract with Huntington Ingalls. It's the second overhaul for the Helena; previous work was done in 2009 in San Diego.
United Press International (10/16) 
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Conference to explore cleaner options for powering ships
Cost constraints and crackdowns on sulfur pollution and other emissions are forcing major changes in shipping propulsion. Next month's Power & Propulsion Alternatives for Ships conference, organized by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, will focus on alternative fuel options and other solutions.
Maritime Propulsion (10/13) 
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Boats & Craft
New research vessels to widen knowledge of the oceans
New research vessels will set out on missions to fill many of the blank spots in our understanding of the oceans. Among several notable vessels now being designed and built are polar explorers from the UK and China.
Marine Technology News (10/10) 
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Unmanned vessel surveys cable route at sea, marking a first
In a world first, an autonomous vessel has assisted in a seabed survey for a cable route. ASV Global and TerraSond carried out the 760-mile survey in the Bering Sea using a C-Worker 5 autonomous surface vehicle that required minimal human guidance.
The Maritime Executive online (10/10) 
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The Leading Edge
Amphibious dock ship construction underway
A keel authentication ceremony marked the official beginning of work on another of the Navy's San Antonio-class amphibious dock ships. The future USS Fort Lauderdale is being built by Huntington Ingalls at its Mississippi facility.
United Press International (10/16) 
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Combat Systems Symposium agenda available
The agenda for the Dec. 4-5 Combat Systems Symposium being held at Washington Navy Yard is available on our website. Hear from Admirals Boxall, Hill, Galinis, Druggan, Small, Wade and Wolfe, in addition to expert panels on Fleet Tactics, Talent, Tools, and Training, New Trends in Systems Engineering, and Combat Systems in New Construction and Modernization. Early bird registration closes Nov. 1.
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Upcoming ASNE professional development opportunities
Naval engineering encompasses a wide range of topics, from hull, mechanical, electrical engineering to combat systems, smart machinery, autonomous systems, acoustics, and efficiency. Diversify your knowledge base with ASNE professional development. Upcoming courses include Clean Power Technologies, Introduction to Combat Systems Engineering, and the OPV Phenomenon. Learn more by visiting our education calendar.
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