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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Truman Gets Underway for Sustainment Exercise

April 1, 2019 – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departed Naval Station Norfolk March 28 to participate in a scheduled sustainment exercise (SUSTEX) with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 ships and squadrons. “Since returning in December from our deployment to the U.S. Second and Sixth Fleets, our tasking has been to remain deployment-ready in every respect,” said Commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Rear Adm. Gene Black. “This sustainment exercise will provide a realistic and challenging at-sea opportunity to refresh our skills, apply what we learned on deployment and ensure…

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Future USS Michael Monsoor and HMS Queen Elizabeth Conduct PHOTOEX

November 16, 2018 – Two of the world’s most technologically sophisticated warships, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) and the British Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), conducted a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) with USS Lassen (DDG 82) and RFA Tidespring (A136), November 11. The rendezvous was a reminder of the long alliance between two maritime nations. “To come together on Veterans/Remembrance Day was a fitting way to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I,” said Capt. Scott Smith, Michael Monsoor’s commanding officer. “While…

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F-35 pilot makes history with revolutionary method of landing jets on HMS Queen Elizabeth

October 15, 2018 – A revolutionary method of landing an F-35 Lightning fighter jet on a ship has been carried out for the first time on board the UK’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. British test pilot Peter Wilson made history when he conducted the first ever shipborne rolling vertical landing (SRVL) this weekend – a method which looks like a conventional aircraft landing but requires even more intense skill and precision. Previously the jets have conducted only vertical landings, hovering by the side of the ship before moving…

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Nearly 300 NUWC Division Newport employees tour ships visiting for International Seapower Symposium

September 24, 2018 – The jacket New York City firefighter Bill Butler wore on Sept. 11, 2001, never leaves the bridge of the USS New York (LPD 21). Dust from the rubble of the World Trade Center has settled on a patch on the right sleeve, a Chinese dragon wearing a firefighter’s hat with the No. 6 — a logo for FDNY Ladder 6, which serves the city’s Chinatown district. Butler never wore the jacket again after that day, and, ultimately, he donated it to the New York. It is…

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