Reservists Lend Helping Hands on Port Hueneme SDTS

Reservists with the U.S. Navy’s Surge Maintenance (SurgeMain) program are providing time, effort and additional skills to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s (NSWC PHD) Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) to help her crew prepare for an upcoming in-service inspection (INSURV) later this year. The SurgeMain program has supported the Navy’s four shipyards during peak workload periods since 2005,…

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Inaugural Multinational Underwater Repair Exercise in Guam

Divers from the U.S. Navy’s (USN) Underwater Construction Team TWO (UCT 2 ) Construction Diving Detachment ALFA (CDD/A), Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit ONE (MDSU-1), and the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Underwater Construction Team (UCT) completed the first-ever Multinational Underwater Repair Exercise (MUREX) from December 16 – 23, 2021 in Apra Harbor, Guam. MUREX is designed to develop interoperability…

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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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NAVSEA Considers NISE Project for SDTS

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division is part of a new collaboration that involves NSWC’s Port Hueneme Division and Philadelphia Division, along with academia and several small businesses. The collaboration is a Naval Innovation, Science and Engineering (NISE) project. The goal of the NISE project is to design, develop and demonstrate an autonomous, continuous monitoring system to analyze the…

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Groundbreaking Tuesday for $53M Point Mugu Coast Guard Air Station

The Point Mugu Naval Base Ventura County will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, July 27, for its $53 million Coast Guard Air Station. The permanent new air station will include a 43,045-square-foot hangar facility with four bays, shops, and storage for MH65T and MH60J helicopters, as well as a 12,183-square-foot administration building. Woolpert designed the air station and provided associated…

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NSWC Port Hueneme in At-Sea Demonstration Formidable Shield Exercise

May 6, 2021 – To support and strengthen relationships with NATO allies as part of the Maritime Theater Missile Defense Forum (MTMD-F) and to also test with partners the latest in air and missile defense technical capabilities, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) will be participating in the 2021 At Sea Demonstration/Formidable Shield Exercise with 10 allied…

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Recent Tests Advance Drone Use for Laser Target Firing

November 24, 2020 – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) researchers recently took an idea to use drones to test and evaluate ships’ new laser weapons a step further by successfully launching and landing one from a moving ship. From a few miles off the Port Hueneme coast, NSWC PHD Research and Technology Applications Manager Alan Jaeger…

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