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Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center Established

The Navy established the Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center (NOMWC), Oct. 26, at Stennis Space Center (SSC) with Cmdr. Paul Oosterling as its first commanding officer. Oosterling is a native of Ontario, N.Y., and a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Naval War College. He was the executive officer of the Naval Oceanography Operations Command before he was named NOMWC Commanding Officer. NOMWC provides ongoing support for the Navy's mine warfare forces to neutralize threats and to allow for assured access of maritime assets. It also provides the Navy's mine warfare operators with access to products and services of the Naval Oceanographic Office, also located at SSC. Establishment of the center comes after a three-year revitalization of the Navy's operational oceanography program. The center reports to the Naval Oceanography Operations Command, a subordinate of the Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, both located at SSC. The Naval Oceanography Operations Command, established in 2005, is focused on operational support to the Navy's warfighting and support disciplines – anti-submarine warfare; special warfare; mine warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and fleet operations (strike and expeditionary); navigation; precise time and astrometry; maritime and aviation. It is headed by Capt. Robert E. Kiser.


SEA Wins $5.4m Contract

Systems Engineering Associates Corp. (SEA CORP) has won a $5.4m contract to help replace traditional periscopes on Navy submarines with electro-optical technology. The contract calls for SEA CORP to provide support for Photonics Imaging Systems programs at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport. The work will include program management, administrative support, engineering analysis, problem reporting and correction and integrated logistics support for systems using


Homeland Security Technology Workshop

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center is co-sponsoring the Homeland Security Technology Workshop in Newport, Rhode Island on December 6-8. The focus of the workshop is protection of vital maritime infrastructure and safety of ports, harbors, and coastal and ocean ecosystems. Source: HK Law


NAVSEA Warfare Center Product Area - Ships and Ship Systems

By Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs Product Area (PA) focus is the hallmark of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Center realignment, which provides the ability for a Product Area Director (PAD) to examine and assess similar work being accomplished across all surface and undersea warfare center divisions. PAs ensures a centralized entry for customers and for workload acceptance to increase efficiency by looking for redundancy of effort and duplication of


U.S. Navy Contracts Update

The U.S. Department of Defense announced Navy contract update: The Navy is modifying the total amount of a previously awarded contract to Huntington Ingalls Inc, Newport News, Va., (N00024-09-C-2116) by $407,408,093 in order to extend construction preparation efforts and provide the ability to procure additional long lead material and advance construction activities for CVN 79 if required. The current contract has been in place since 2009


Dahlgren Engineers Ready USS Ronald Reagan

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division engineers, working with their counterparts from other Navy commands and industry, recently completed work to make aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) ready for the ship’s first deployment. Dahlgren engineers are also providing combat systems distance support while the carrier is deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. “This is far-reaching collaboration that makes a difference in our military’s ability to fight


Navy Lab Researchers Earn Office of Naval Research Award

Dr. Vernon Simmons, former Senior Scientist, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) and Dr. Yuan-Ning Liu, Chief Research Scientist, NSWCCD, received the annual Dr. Arthur E. Bission Prize for Naval Technology Achievement for leading-edge scientific research in structural acoustics. Dr. Simmons was unable to attend the August 23rd ceremony at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), which marked the second year in a row NSWCCD researchers have won the award


Sea Perch Attracts Kids to Fleet Week

Sea Perch is designed to interest children in science and engineering.

The Office of Naval Research partnered with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, to introduce underwater robotics to children at Staten Island's Stapleton Pier during Fleet Week New York 2008, May 21-28. Before and after touring three ships moored at Stapleton Pier – USS Monterey (CG 61), USS Nitze (DDG 94) and USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) – children and adults alike flocked to the booth of the Sea Perch project for a chance to play with miniature remote-controlled submersibles.


NAVSEA Named ‘Top Entry Level Employer'

Collegegrad.com named Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) a ‘Top Entry Level Employer” Jan. 30. This honor was announced on the Collegegrad.com website. Tony Gibert, Recruiting Director for NAVSEA’s Warfare Centers, agrees. "New college graduates are a very important part of our workforce. They not only bring a 'new' perspective coupled with global knowledge of technology applications and communication tools, but also show a contagious enthusiasm, work energy and initiative


U.S. Navy: New Software to Analyze Accelerations on High-speed Boats

Naval Special Warfare (NSW) 11-meter Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB) during a training exercise conducted by Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Coronado, San Diego. The airborne launch shown here is not uncommon for such craft.  Landings are characterized by high-acceleration impacts that may be damaging to structure, mechanical and electrical systems, and people. (U.S. Navy photo)

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock engineers released a new software that provides the government, industry and academia a standardized method of analyzing data that is expected to improve high-speed craft design. The Standard G software uses a physics-based approach to analyze data recorded during wave-impact testing on watercraft and was developed in partnership with the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Naval Academy and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


MARAD Study: Renewable Diesel Reduces Emissions, No Harm to Performance

T/S State of Michigan engine room (Photo: MARAD)

MARAD study shows renewable diesel fuel reduces emissions without impacting engine performance. The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has recently completed tests of renewable biofuel technology onboard the training ship State of Michigan. The project was part of a MARAD initiative to conduct


Latest DoD Navy Contracts

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General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. has been awarded a contract modification for NRMD tasks in support of operational nuclear submarines. Secondly, York International has been awarded a contract for shipboard air-conditioning & refrigeration system work


BMT to Support NSRP Welding Research Project

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BMT Fleet Technology Ltd (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced its latest research project with the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) to evaluate recent advancements in Integrated Cold Electrode (ICE) welding technology. Jointly funded by industry and the U.S


Hydroid Awarded US$26-million Navy Contract

Included in the latest listing of US Department of Defense, Navy, contracts is the news that Hydroid Inc, has been awarded a significant UUV order for services with long-term options. Hydroid Inc., Pocasset, Mass., is being awarded a $26,231,287 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price


Latest DofD Contracts

Amongst the latest Department of Defense contracts is a Navy contract for Maritime International Inc. to supply mooring equipment, and a US Army Corps of Engineers maintenance dredging contract for Manson Construction. Maritime International Inc., Broussard, La


DofD Navy Contracts for UUV's & a NJ Dredging Project

Hydroid Inc has been contracted to deliver the Navy with unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV's) and Great Lakes Dredge Dock by the USACE for placement of dredged materials at  the Keansburg, NJ, project. Hydroid Inc, Pocasset, Mass., is being awarded a $36,323,734 firm-fixed-price


Elimination of Overwelding - NSRP Project Workshop

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Technology Transfer Workshop: September 24, 2013, 9:00-11:30am Naval Surface Warfare Center   Overwelding is one of the most widespread problems in shipbuilding, causing significant distortion and associated rework costs in lightweight structural applications


Latest DoD Navy Contracts

USS Kauffman: Photo credit USN

Amongst the latest contracts Department of Defense, Navy, contracts are those to Armstrong Marine, for barges and ship paintwork maintenance; to  3PSC for operation & maintenance of naval survey ships; and to NASSCO for repairs & alterations to 'USS Kauffman' (FFG 59).  


Lithium-ion Battery Navy Contract for General Atomics

A Department of Defense, Navy, $12,490,000 contract has been awarded to General Atomics, San Diego Calif., for lithium-ion batteries and associated accessories to be utilized by the dry combat submersible program for the U.S. Special Operations Command.


Naval Surface Warfare Center Gets Wavemaking Upgrade

Photo: Naval Surface Warfare Center

By Nicholas Malay, NSWCCD Public Affairs Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) completed major renovations of the Maneuvering and Seakeeping Basin (MASK) facility, Aug. 16. For more than one hundred years, the Navy has built and conducted extensive testing on physical


Willard Marine Hires New East Coast Director

David Smokey Glover

Willard Marine, Inc. announced Monday that David “Smokey” Glover will join its east coast Virginia Beach facility as Director of Operations. Glover’s career in the maritime industry dates back to 1974 when he completed a four-year apprenticeship as marine machinist for Norfolk


New Energy Consumption Tools for US MEF's Developed

Energy consumption measurements: Photo courtesy of NSWC

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) engineers are developing tools to enable U.S. Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEFs) to more accurately predict energy consumption needs in theater. NSWC PCD Expeditionary Systems Division (Code E30) engineers were asked by Marine Corps


International Submarine Races 2013 Awards

Submarine entrant in 11th series: Photo courtesy of isrsubrace.org

20 teams demonstrated their engineering prowess in week-long human-powered design competition. Intelligent Decisions (ID), Inc., a  global IT systems integrator, congratulates Virginia Tech HPS and their vessel “Phantom 6” as the winner of the ID Innovation Award at the 12th


HiPer Craft Forum 2013: New Speakers Announced

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The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will host the High Performance Craft (HiPer Craft) Forum on June 19-20, 2013 at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk, Va. Government and Industry Speakers Include: •    CAPT Dan Shultz


LRAD Get Navy Acoustic Hailer Contract

US Department of Defense, Navy,  awards LRAD Corp. of San Diego, a US$12,231,360 order for its products. The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is for for small, medium and large acoustic hailing devices, mounts, test teardown and evaluation


 
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