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iXblue Partners with Timothy Gallaudet’s Agency

iXblue Inc. and iXblue Defense Systems have formed a strategic partnership with RAdm. Timothy Gallaudet through his marine technology consulting agency, Ocean STL Consulting. Together, they will advance iXblue’s growing market presence in the U.S. in the fields of maritime autonomy, navigation, and positioning for the defense and private sectors. Gallaudet recently retired from NOAA, where he served as the

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USCG Updates Cyber Strategic Outlook

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has released an updated Cyber Strategic Outlook to address the rising threat of cyberattacks against critical maritime systems essential to the U.S. economy and security. The Coast Guard’s 2021 Cyber Strategic Outlook charts a path to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving cyber domain where threats to information and operational technology systems outpace those

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2020 Navy Contracting Summit

2020 Navy Contracting Summit

The 2020 Navy Contracting Summit will take place June 29 to 30, 2020 inNorfolk, Virginia. The Defense Department will need even more industry partnerships as the U.S. prepares for and responds to conflict. The Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act has been passed by Congress and signed by the president, providing $738 billion for defense for fiscal year 2020. That means substantial

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iXblue Launches its First Navigation-Grade Accelerometer

iXblue has announced the launch of the iXal A5, the company’s first navigation-grade accelerometer dedicated to high-performance applications. It is based on the vibrating beam accelerometer (VBA) technology and the vibrating inertial accelerometer (VIA) concept developed by the French aerospace lab ONERA.   The iXal A5 is a rugged sensor that provides high accuracy and repeatability, as well as a

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The U.S. Navy Tests Saab’s ASW Training System

For a three-month period in 2018, the Bahamas will play host to a demonstration of a new anti-submarine training device. According to Saab, anti-submarine warfare may be more necessary than ever in 2018. The testing venue is known as the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center. The anti-submarine warfare (ASW) device being tested is called the AUV62-AT, and it has

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China’s Arctic Ambitions: Q&A with Sherri Goodman

Arctic icebergs

  The Arctic has traditionally been a region where cooperation has been common between nations. Its significance on the world’s geopolitical map is changing, however, as global warming leads to increased ice melt, thus reducing barriers to maritime navigation. Less ice means more shipping traffic and better access to resources, most notably, oil and gas. China, despite not having any

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