Tag Archives: Navy

NOAA, Navy Teaming Up to Work on Unmanned Maritime Systems, Policy

NOAA, Navy Teaming Up to Work on Unmanned Maritime Systems, Policy

NOAA and partners from its Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at University of Miami and CARICOOS launch 11 ocean gliders that will collect data this hurricane season to improve prediction. NOAA Photo

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Navy are formalizing a partnership on unmanned maritime systems and the policies that will govern their operations, as each organization stakes out their own unmanned futures. Read More

Navy Answers How a 57-Year-Old Maverick Could Still Feel the Need for Speed

Navy Answers How a 57-Year-Old Maverick Could Still Feel the Need for Speed

Tom Cruise as Capt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in the upcoming film, Top Gun: Maverick. Paramount Image

Late last week, as the official motion picture trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick” raced around social media, among the questions without easy answer was how was Pete “Maverick” Mitchell still feeling the need for speed as a 57-year-old captain with 30-plus years of service? Read More

Lockheed Martin Working $2.5B in Hypersonic Weapon Contracts

Lockheed Martin Working $2.5B in Hypersonic Weapon Contracts

Artist’s concept of a hypersonic vehicle. DARPA Photo

Lockheed Martin is working through $2.5 billion in military contracts to develop a variety of hypersonic weapons in a bid to catch up with developments from China and Russia, company chief executive Marillyn Hewson said during a Tuesday earnings calls. Read More

Marine Task Force, USNS Stockham Team Up For Training, Engagements in Indo-Pacific

Marine Task Force, USNS Stockham Team Up For Training, Engagements in Indo-Pacific

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) conducts a night live fire exercise during the TF KM Mission Rehearsal Exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. on July 19, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo

A task force of Marines and sailors recently deployed to islands in Oceania, assisted by a Navy maritime prepositioning cargo ship that added to the growing list of places where the Marine Corps stretched its global reach in 2018. Read More

Navy Begins Temporary Senior and Master Chief Promotions for Critical Billets

Navy Begins Temporary Senior and Master Chief Promotions for Critical Billets

Senior Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) Brady Carmack instructs Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) during engineer training drills, Oct. 3, 2017. US Navy photo.

Senior Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) Brady Carmack instructs Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57) during engineer training drills, Oct. 3, 2017. US Navy photo.

In an attempt to retain vital enlisted personnel expertise in engineering, training and aircraft maintenance, the Navy is starting a pilot program that temporarily promotes sailors to senior and master chief ranks.

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