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June 2016 Issue

25 Years Ago 1991. The Second International Submarine Races were held off Riviera Beach, Florida, where homemade two-person submarines, built by young engineers and system designers from universities, marine technology companies and research centers, competed for the $5,000 top prize. ... The Navy’s carrier-based aircraft fleet was boosted through budget reshuffling. The revised budget upgraded existing A-6 and F/A-18 fighter and attack planes as an interim move until the AX plane could be designed and built. ... Dr. Charles Herzfeld resigned his post as head of Defense Research and Engineering—the Pentagon’s top technology post, catching Pentagon observers by surprise.


15 Years Ago 2001. Northrop Grumman Corp. made an aggressive offer to buy Newport News Shipbuilding Inc., the nation’s only builder of aircraft carriers. General Dynamics Corp. eventually acquired them for $2.1 billion. ... The Russian government hired a Dutch transport firm Mammoet to lift the sunken nuclear submarine Kursk from the bottom of the Barents Sea, in hopes of retrieving the 118 dead crewmen and discovering the cause of one of the worst accidents in Russian military history. ... U.C. Davis and Santa Barbara researchers received $6 million in federal funds to develop health assessments for estuaries.


10 Years Ago 2006. The Alameda, California-based U.S. Coast Guard cutter Sherman participated in the international training exercises Cooperation Afloat Readiness Training (CARAT) and South East Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEA-CAT) 2006. ... The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Maritime Administration jointly released a recommendation for best management practices of cleaning ships scheduled to be sunk as artificial reefs. ... The U.S. and Canadian coast guards and several other agencies conducted joint exercises in May 2006 in the Strait of Juan de Fuca to test their ability to respond to a major pollution incident impacting the contiguous waters on both sides of the border.


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