Navy reveals events leading to May collision | Lockheed technology bringing Navy's detection capabilities beyond line of sight | Raytheon to produce joint Army-Navy radar system
December 7, 2017
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Navy reveals events leading to May collision
A loss of radar contact with a fishing boat and subsequent unconventional maneuvers intended to avoid impact led to a collision, the Navy says of the May 9 incident involving the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain. The collision occurred in the Sea of Japan.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (11/30) 
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Cybersecurity & Combat Systems
Lockheed technology bringing Navy's detection capabilities beyond line of sight
Lockheed Martin is moving to the critical design review stage of the Navy's Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare system. The system, deployed on MH-60 Sierra and Romeo helicopters, will enable the Navy to detect enemies beyond line of sight.
C4ISR & Networks (11/30) 
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Raytheon to produce joint Army-Navy radar system
Raytheon will be providing an Army-Navy Joint Electronic Type Designation System radar for a new Arleigh Burke-class destroyer under a contract valued at more than $48.6 million. The radar, deployed on cruisers and destroyers, supports the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System on land and at sea.
United Press International (12/4) 
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‘Tis the Season for ASNE Scholarships
Holiday break is the perfect time to apply for the next academic year's scholarships. The ASNE Scholarship Program supports students interested in pursuing an education and career in naval engineering. Visit our website for more information about ASNE Scholarships. The scholarship window closes March 2!
In-Service Engineering
Navy, Marines choose Leidos for signature silencing support
Virginia-based Leidos will provide support for a Navy and Marine Corps signature silencing program for surface ships and undersea systems. The $41.9 million contract applies to the Southeast Alaska Measurement Facility, the Navy's only West Coast facility that takes "high fidelity passive acoustic signature measurements."
United Press International (12/4) 
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Russian nuclear sub has updated design
Improvements in silent operation and maneuverability were among the reasons for several design updates in Russia's latest Project 955A "Borey-A" nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine. The newest sub in the program, the Knyaz Vladimir, was officially launched Nov. 17, with delivery to the Russian navy set for next year.
Jane's Information Group (11/28) 
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The Leading Edge
Institute will explore undersea tech
General Dynamics Electric Boat is teaming with the University of Connecticut and the University of Rhode Island to research undersea vehicle technologies and offer related training. The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology at UConn's Avery Point campus in Groton, Conn., "could be like the Silicon Valley for underwater activities," co-director Arun Shukla said.
The Log online (California)/The Associated Press (11/29) 
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Video: Stealth destroyer undergoing trials
Builder trials are underway for the Navy's second stealthy Zumwalt-class destroyer. The future USS Michael Monsoor left Bath Iron Works in Maine on Monday for trials that will test the hull and mechanical and engineering components.
Boston/The Associated Press (12/4),  Portland Press Herald (Maine) (12/5) 
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Digital technology reshaping world of war
Artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing are the subjects of increased focus and spending by the Defense Department amid a changing global war environment. Envisioned is a future of greater machine-human collaboration as new applications drive "an emerging military-technical revolution," former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (12/3) 
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Crew of USS America sends off Command Master Chief Robertson
Dubai was the scene as Command Master Chief Kenneth Robertson relinquished his duties aboard the Amphibious Assault Ship USS America. "If I can inspire one sailor to stay Navy, or if I can inspire one sailor to advance, get their qualifications, become a better person, then I feel I've done my part," Robertson said.
Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (11/28) 
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Naval engineering certificate free webinar Dec. 13
Join ASNE Professional Development Committee Chair Rich Delpizzo and Executive Director Leigh McCue for a free 1-hour webinar, 1200-1300, on Dec. 13. We will provide an overview of key milestones toward earning the certificate. Bring your questions -- we will stay online until the last question is answered! Register online.
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Opportunities to participate in MegaRust 2018
The call for papers is currently open, and exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are selling fast for MegaRust 2018, to be held May 22-24 in San Diego. MegaRust provides an impartial forum for dialogue between government and commercial organizations and providers of coatings and corrosion control products, processes, technologies and solutions. Participants include representatives from military, industry and government organizations involved with research and development, design, engineering, construction, maintenance, modernization and operation of naval systems that are potentially affected by corrosion. Learn more.
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