VLOS Demonstrates the Capabilities of Virtualized Systems at Sea

June 26, 2019 – Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), in partnership with Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) 5.0, Undersea Systems, successfully tested the Virtual Laboratory on Ship (VLOS), a virtualized Undersea Warfare Combat System (AN/SQQ-89 A(V)15), during a recent weeklong underway period. VLOS represents another important step forward in the U.S. Navy’s efforts to speed combat system element development and software upgrades. During the past year, IWS 5.0 developed VLOS in close collaboration with Applied Research Laboratory – University of Texas (ARL-UT)…

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NUWC Division, Keyport and UUVRON-1 Partner on Micro UUV

June 6, 2019 – The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport and Undersea Unmanned Vehicle Squadron One (UUVRON-1) partnered to complete initial sea tests for a pair of prototype unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) that offer a multifunctional platform capable of performing a variety of missions for the Navy. The innovative “micro UUV” can be configured with a broad spectrum of capabilities, thereby enhancing the Navy’s ability to complete various missions and extend the reach of the fleet; including near-shore and denied areas. “We had a sponsor who came to…

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Kraken commences testing of KATFISH with U.S. Navy

Kraken Robotics Inc. is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center – Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT). The CRADA covers the operation of Kraken’s high-speed actively controlled towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar, KATFISH, for multi-mission applications, including mine countermeasures. The CRADA defines a joint research and development relationship between NUWCDIVNPT and Kraken. The overall objective is to provide NUWC with experience operating the KATFISH, Kraken’s commercially off-the-shelf actively controlled, high-speed towed…

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Navy Railgun Lines Named for Two Electromagnetic Railgun Visionaries at Ceremony

The Navy dedicated and named its electromagnetic railgun lines in honor of two public servants who envisioned, nurtured, and laid the foundation for the U.S. Navy’s Electromagnetic Railgun Program at a ceremony held in their honor, Feb. 22. Posters and plaques commemorating the naming of the railgun lines for Adm. James Hogg (ret.) and Dr. Hans Mark were unveiled at the event and will be on permanent display to honor their efficacy and vision as the Navy continues working to push this revolutionary warfighting capability forward. “These visionary men had…

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NUWC Division Newport now operating Shipboard Electronic Systems Evaluation Facility in Spain

The U.S. Navy’s first permanent Shipboard Electronic Systems Evaluation Facility (SESEF) site in Europe is now operating in Rota, Spain. A Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport tenant activity site at Naval Station Rota, Spain, the facility services Commander 6th Fleet (C6F) forward deployed naval forces (FDNFs). It opened in September 2017. SESEFs are land-based test sites established in the 1950s to facilitate testing and evaluation of ship’s electromagnetic (EM) transmitting and receiving equipment for primary customers of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Military Sealift…

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