The Harry S. Truman carrier strike group wound up a brief stay in Virginia last month and soon will join the largest NATO exercise in two decades. The shortened deployment cycle for the group reflects the Navy's concerted emphasis on agility and unpredictability.
Researchers from Swinburne University of Technology are leading a study of corrosion-resistant coatings on the Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Canberra. "If the coating can double the length of time a ship can be at sea or available to be deployed, before it needs to be docked and cleaned, it could save costs and also increase operational readiness," said government researcher Richard Piola.
Certain internet of things technologies, such as smart sensors that take measurements and process data while monitoring their own condition, exhibit potential for a multibillion-dollar market driven by biomedical, manufacturing and smart city applications, according to Frost & Sullivan. Other types of IoT sensors with vast market potential include advanced driver assistance systems and gesture-recognition systems.
Mindful of the growing ballistic missile threat from North Korea, the South Korean military has opted to acquire ship-based SM-3 interceptors. The anti-ballistic missiles are intended to take down low-flying missiles in the terminal phase.
The Navy's 29th littoral combat ship, a Freedom variant, will be named the USS Beloit for the Wisconsin city and will be built by Lockheed Martin and Marinette Marine. The Navy's 32nd littoral combat ship, an Independence variant, will be named the USS Santa Barbara and will be built by Austal USA.
Capt. Jesse Zimbauer, in command of the nuclear-powered submarine USS Indiana since February 2015, was relieved last week by Cmdr. David Grogan. At the ceremony in Norfolk, Va., Zimbauer was lauded for his expertise, professionalism and leadership.
ASNE was founded 130 years ago to facilitate technical discussion for the betterment of naval engineering and the US Navy. Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium 2018 Technical Program Chair Guy Zanti is an excellent embodiment of that ideal, and as such is our September Member of the Month!
The Intelligent Ships Symposium is a biennial naval engineering conference that offers technical presentations, expert panels, and networking opportunities to our community of professionals. The emphasis of the symposium, taking place April 9-10, 2019, at the University of Pennsylvania, will be on recent advances in Intelligent Systems and the challenges that lie ahead for the next generation of Intelligent ships. Get on the agenda by submitting to the call for abstracts by Nov. 9.
Indiana's Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk opened in 2009 on a former steel mill waste site and quickly proved popular with visitors. But it has since suffered major erosion, and now the question arises of which entity will pay for the much-needed restoration.
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