Navy Cuts Ribbon on USV Testing Facilities at Port Hueneme

The Navy conducted a joint ground-breaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 8 for the first purpose-built and co-located facilities for unmanned maritime vehicle testing. Located on Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), the facilities will accommodate testing, evaluation, and technology demonstration for Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) and Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) prototypes.…

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Directed Energy Lab Laboratory Opening at Point Mugu

The Navy’s exclusive Directed Energy Systems Integration Laboratory (DESIL) is officially open for business at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu as Navy senior leaders, and local officials, including Camarillo Mayor Charlotte Craven and representatives from Harper Construction Co. Inc. attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new facility on Dec. 3. DESIL is an 18,500-square-foot, three-story facility that will allow…

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Navy Announces Release of Draft Environmental Assessment for MQ-25A Stingray Home Basing

October 29, 2020 – The Navy is proposing to home base a new carrier-based unmanned air system at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, California. This system is known as the MQ-25A Stingray. The Stingray will serve as a tanker capable of refueling aircraft in flight. The Stingray will also be capable of conducting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations.…

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Navy’s Only Directed Energy Lab on a Sea Test Range Breaks Ground at NBVC Point Mugu

May 6, 2020 – Demonstrating that Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) remains open for business despite the global pandemic, Navy leaders and private contractors broke ground Tuesday, May 5 at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC)’s Point Mugu for what will become the fleet’s only dedicated facility to test, fire and evaluate complete laser weapon systems in a maritime environment. The…

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