A 4D imaging radar system for autonomous vehicles is being developed by Continental and processor specialist Xilinx. The system, which will begin showing up in production vehicles next year, will be able to detect an object's relative speed, elevation, direction and range in any weather or lighting condition.
The USS Nimitz has become the first US aircraft carrier to operate in the Persian Gulf since the USS Abraham Lincoln left in November 2019. The Nimitz and its strike group will provide air support for the ongoing Operation Inherent Resolve.
The guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam successfully hit a target during a simulated Tomahawk cruise missile attack in the Valiant Shield 2020 exercise off the coast of Guam. The exercise demonstrated the cruiser's ability to "track, target, and engage threats to protect peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific," the Navy said.
BAE Systems will build Archerfish mine neutralizers for the US Navy under a $110.94 million contract. The seven-year deal also covers fiber optic spool kits, support equipment, surveys, repairs and program management and support.
Newport News Shipbuilding will carry out an engineering overhaul of the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Boise under a $351.8 million contract modification. Exercised options would raise the contract value to $355 million.
Huntington Ingalls Industries has launched construction on a research center that will focus on developing unmanned systems. The Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence in Hampton, Va., will offer capabilities that include digital manufacturing, precision machining, surface finishing and welding.
Ramon "Tony" Morales was the first Hispanic engineer to be hired by the former Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station in Philadelphia and is now preparing to retire after 38 years that included extensive mentoring and encouragement. "I wouldn't change anything about the last 38 years," Morales said.
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