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September 2016 Issue

ONR Delivers New RV
To Scripps for Ocean Research

The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) delivered the U.S. Navy’s newest research vessel, RV Sally Ride, honoring the first American female astronaut, to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, which will operate and maintain it. Sally Ride will begin research operations in October.

RoboBoat Competition Tests
Students Design, Build Skills

Thirteen teams of high school and college students competed at the ninth annual RoboBoat Competition in Virginia Beach, Virginia, programming student-built ASVs to navigate through a series of water-based challenges.

Teams had two mandatory tasks and five missions to complete in full autonomous mode to test boat design via propulsion, speed, navigation and basic sensing abilities testing.

Georgia Institute of Technology won first place, Florida Atlantic University won second and Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember won third.

REP16-Atlantic Exercises
Naval Autonomous Robots

This summer, off the coast of Portugal, the Portuguese Navy, the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation and the University of Porto worked together again in the Recognized Environmental Picture Atlantic 2016 (REP16-Atlantic) maritime exercise. Also participating were the Belgian Navy, OceanScan, and observers from the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center, NASA and European Project H2020 JPI Oceans.

ASVs, AUVs and UAVs equipped with different sensors and acoustic payloads demonstrated robotic capabilities in mine countermeasures, expeditionary hydrography, search and rescue, maritime law enforcement operational scenarios, and rapid environmental assessment.

Shark Marine MAKO, Navigator
Chosen by Royal, Danish Navies

Shark Marine Technologies Inc.’s MAKO diver delivery system was chosen by the Royal Navy. It is equipped with a Shark Marine Navigator diver-held sonar and navigation system for conducting underwater investigations, reconnaissance and object identification.

The Shark Marine Navigator was also chosen by the Danish Navy to enable divers to cover expansive MCM area searches, as well as shallow-water security operations.

WTD 71 Selects FOCUS 2 ROTV
For German Navy Tech Development

Wehrtechnische Dienststelle, WTD 71, developer of underwater technologies for the German Navy, has selected a MacArtney FOCUS 2 ROTV system as a flexible instrumentation platform for their development efforts.

The FOCUS 2 was supplied with MacArtney LUXUS compact low-light cameras, ORE Trackpoint 3 USBL transponder, Valeport MiniSVS sound velocity sensor, and Imagenex FL forward-looking sonar.

Newest US Attack Sub
Completes Alpha Sea Trials

The U.S.’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, Illinois (SSN-786), returned to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard following the successful completion of alpha sea trials, its first voyage in open seas.

The trials included a range of submarine and propulsion plant operations, submerging for the first time, and high-speed runs on and below the surface.

To Showcase Unmanned Systems

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division in Newport, Rhode Island, hosted the 2016 Annual Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) in August at its Narragansett Bay Test Facility.

Naval Warfare Centers, universities and industry partners showcase their latest unmanned systems and related technologies at ANTX. This year’s focus was cross-domain communications and command and control above, on and under the sea.

Singapore Navy Gets
SharpEye Nav Radar

Kelvin Hughes is supplying its SharpEye navigation radar for the Republic of Singapore Navy’s Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) program. The lead ship of the fleet was delivered equipped with two I-Band (X-band) SharpEye systems. Seven more vessels will be equipped with the same systems.

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