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7/10/2020

Exyte Hargreaves has joined a mechanical, electrical and HVAC group that is performing work at the UK's Hinkley Point C nuclear plant. Exyte Hargreaves will design, build and commission ventilation systems for the plant.

7/10/2020

A new generation of fast-charging lithium-ion batteries is under development at StoreDot in Israel, using metaloids to replace graphite in anodes. CEO Doron Myersdorf explains how the company's nanotech approach can charge electronic devices or an electric scooter in five minutes.

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ASME
7/10/2020

An advanced innovation hub at the University of Michigan will distribute $710,000 among eight projects to address transportation efficiency, safety and sustainability. The projects will aim for innovation in battery, fuel-cell and structural technology.

7/9/2020

The USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan are carrying out dual carrier operations and exercises in the South China Sea in response to increased Chinese activity in the area, the Navy announced. "The purpose is to show an unambiguous signal to our partners and allies that we are committed to regional security and stability," said Rear Adm. George M. Wikoff, commander of the strike group led by the Reagan.

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Ronald Reagan
7/9/2020

The Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords is patrolling the Western Pacific without a replacement for the RGM-184A Naval Strike Missile it test fired in October, photos indicate. The absence raises questions about the RGM-184A program and the Navy's deployment capabilities, Joseph Trevithick writes.

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The Drive
7/9/2020

The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell has wound up 13 years of service with the 7th Fleet out of Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan and is on its way to Portland, Ore., for modernization. The next stop will be Naval Station Everett, Wash., where the McCampbell will join the 3rd Fleet.

7/9/2020

The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman has arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard for an Extended Carrier Incremental Availability after a seven-month deployment. The Truman joins the USS George H.W. Bush on the NNSY waterfront.

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USNI News
7/9/2020

More than two years of restoration and repair are now behind the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald, which has arrived at its San Diego home. The Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship in 2017, killing seven sailors and injuring at least three others.

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7/9/2020

The littoral combat ships Freedom, Independence, Fort Worth and Coronado will wind up their duties next year. The vessels, originally intended as LCS test platforms, will be mothballed in March as a cost-cutting measure.

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Defense News
7/9/2020

France is preparing to move ahead with plans for a new aircraft carrier to replace the country's only current carrier, the Charles de Gaulle. The new carrier may include an electromagnetic aircraft launching system, such as that on the USS Gerald R. Ford, as well as nuclear propulsion.