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Hurricane Michael Hits Coast Guard’s Largest Program, Leaving Devastation

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The shipyard building the Coast Guard’s biggest program, the $10 billion Offshore Patrol Cutter program, has been leveled by Hurricane Michael.

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Navy Railgun Ramps Up in Test Shots

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


PENTAGON: Consider 35 pounds of metal moving at Mach 5.8. Ten shots per minute. 1,000 shots before the barrel wears out under the enormous pressures. That’s the devastating firepower the Navy railgun program aims to deliver in the next two years, and they’re well on their way. “We continue to make great technical progress,” said… Keep reading →

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The Secret Is The Software For Sea Robots Vs. Mines

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, MD: Pax River is a robot zoo today, showcasing unmanned vehicles from micro-mini-submarines — so small you can throw one like a football — to what appears to be a solar-powered canoe. More than 40 systems here from 30 projects and six nations were gathered by the US Office of… Keep reading →

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