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  • 5 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A 3D printer invention, developed by a team of sailors assigned to the U.S. navy’s Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman’s (CVN 75) Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department, was sent for production aboard the International Space Station, June 21. The TruClip design was transmitted to the ISS as part of the Capitol Hill Maker Faire, celebrating the […]

  • 24 July 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Submarine construction does not necessarily have to be a lengthy and expensive process as the U.S. Navy’s Disruptive Technology Lab has shown creating the military’s first 3D-printed submarine hull. Working with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the U.S. Navy built a SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV)-inspired submarine that cost 90% less and took only days to […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The 3D printers are used for printing tools and testing of all kinds of machines, nevertheless BAE Systems has made 3D parts for military uses.   The company’s engineers have created and flown a 3D printed camera bracket part for the first time aboard a Tornado fighter jet, which was launched from BAE’s airfield at […]

  • 28 February 2020
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    German shipbuilder and submarine specialist thyssenkrupp Marine Systems plans to use 3D printers increasingly in manufacturing submarine parts. As informed, the corresponding quality and safety approvals have already been granted. Through the acquisition of the thyssenkrupp TechCenter Additive Manufacturing (in Mülheim an der Ruhr, North Rhein-Westphalia), the required technology and expertise will now come to […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Office of Naval Research has awarded Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) a $2.6 million two-year contract to supply technology solutions that will ensure the manufacturability of metallic parts from additive manufacturing (AM) machines. The contract, awarded through the Quality Metal Additive Manufacturing (Quality MADE) program, could move the US Navy closer to being able […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Headlines exclaim how 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has changed the way products are envisioned and created on a global scale. But what someone might not know is how additive manufacturing is helping Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) innovate and improve its ability to support the U.S. Navy.   Opportunities to utilize this pioneering […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced on Thursday it approved the first metal part created by additive manufacturing (AM) for shipboard installation. A prototype drain strainer orifice (DSO) assembly will be installed on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in fiscal year 2019 for a one-year test and evaluation trial. The DSO assembly is […]

  • 2 September 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    German submarine specialist thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has been cleared to introduce additive manufacturing to submarine construction after obtaining necessary approvals from classification society DNV GL. The company said that, as it works with international customers on the integration of additive manufactured parts on ships and submarines, it had a need for parts with acceptance test […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries, the sole builder of US Navy aircraft carriers, announced May 10 that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division is boosting application of 3-D printing in its operations. NNS has partnered with 3D Systems to develop additive manufacturing technologies expected to accelerate the adoption of metal 3-D printing in the naval shipbuilding industry. […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    In an effort to fine-tune the 3-D printing process, the US Office of Naval Research and Lockheed Martin have teamed up to explore how to apply artificial intelligence to train robots to independently oversee—and optimize—3-D printing of complex parts. As explained by Lockheed, high-value and intricate parts sometimes require constant monitoring by expert specialists to get them right. […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division announced it has delivered the first 3-D-printed metal part to the US Navy for installation on an aircraft carrier. The milestone was recognized during a brief ceremony on Monday at Naval Station Norfolk. The part was presented to Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, Naval Sea Systems Command’s chief engineer […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BAE Systems engineers in Warton, Lancashire, are using high speed wind tunnels to assess the aerodynamic characteristics of Typhoon Tranche 3 aircraft when equipped with two fuselage-mounted conformal fuel tanks. The Tranche 3 is the third and latest version of the jet.   BAE Systems engineers in Warton, Lancashire, are using high speed wind tunnels […]

  • 8 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy has hosted a number of organizations working on unmanned maritime systems for the main planning conference for October’s Unmanned Warrior. The demonstration of unmanned systems overlaid onto the twice-yearly multinational Joint Warrior exercise staged off western Scotland will allow the Royal Navy to see first-hand how some of the systems and sensors could […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    DAVD, also known as the Divers Augmented Vision Display, is the U.S. Navy’s next-generation diving helmet equipped with binocular-style “smart glasses” which caused media to compare the helmet to that of Iron Man. The micro-display, smaller than a postage stamp, is embedded into the helmet and ready to receive a variety of critical topside data that assists divers working […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Authorities

    A US Navy civilian engineer and two of his Marine Austere Patrolling System (MAPS) colleagues received a Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award at a New York ceremony, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) announced Oct. 22. Popular Mechanics honored Eric South – the NSWCDD lead electrical engineer for MAPS – for his role in […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy has put the Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed (MAST), an unmanned surface vessel (USV) based on the Bladerunner hull shape, on sea trials in the Tidal Thames, September 5. MAST is being developed by Portchester-based ASV Ltd, under research funding from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), providing a testbed to host a range […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy’s silent service has challenged a team of young scientists to re-envision what the future of underwater warfare would look like and the results of their work have now been revealed. Flying fish swarm drones, completely autonomous eel-shaped UUVs and dissolving micro UUVs are all part of the concept. The ideas were envisioned by […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Scientists and engineers at BAE Systems have lifted the lid on some futuristic technologies that could be incorporated in military and civil aircraft of 2040 or even earlier.   The four technologies unveiled are: 3D printers so advanced they could print UAVs during a mission; aircraft parts that can heal themselves in minutes; a new […]

  • 24 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Eight nations took part in a joint operational planning training opportunity during Sea Spirit 2012, at the Ford Island Conference Center on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. Canadian Forces College senior instructors from the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force, and Royal Canadian Navy led more than […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was busy yesterday on his first visit to the Air Force base on the Florida panhandle, talking to pilots from the 33rd Fighter Wing, meeting with and thanking service members and briefing local and national reporters.   The visit was one of three stops on a two-day trip that also included […]

  • 28 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    CODA has demonstrated the recently launched Echoscope4G® Surface during a US Navy training exercise as part of a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) 3D HUD System. The Surface is a real-time 3D sonar and can be used for launch on small rapid response rigid inflatable boats (RIB) and additional inflatable craft used in law enforcement, […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The BAE Systems-developed Artisan 3D radar system has passed its acceptance trials after three years of integration on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates. Artisan 3D has also been fitted on the new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth which is due into Portsmouth later this year. According to BAE Systems, the radar can monitor more than 800 objects […]

  • 29 May 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy has made a 3D animation of the remains of one of the ‘forgotten ships’, as the Royal Navy called it, sunk during the Battle of Jutland May 31, 1916. This is the armoured cruiser HMS Defence, blown up a little after 6pm on May 31 with the loss of every soul aboard […]

  • 29 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The second of two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers, the future HMS Prine of Wales, now has a functional operations room – two months earlier than it was intially expected. The operations room will allow the crew of HMS Prince of Wales to watch for threats, track the movements of the carrier’s F-35B Lightning jets and […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s new fleet tanker will be equipped with the FarSounder-1000 forward-looking sonar, the sonar manufacturer has announced. The company said the crew of New Zealand Navy’s biggest ship ever would benefit from real-time 3D data on what is ahead as the tanker navigates the seas. Construction on future HMNZS Aotearoa officially started […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    HMS Falmouth, a Royal Navy warship sunk by German U-boats, has been recreated in its final resting place through the use of underwater surveying and digital 3D modelling. The Battle of Jutland ship was sunk off the Yorkshire Coast on August 20, 1916. According to Historic England, the public body that performed the survey to mark […]

  • 18 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy’s Survey Motor Launch HMAS Mermaid was recently conducting hydrographic survey work in Far North Queensland, Australia and visited the wreck of HMAS Warrnambol (I). The Bathurst class minesweeper was clearing a mine-field in the Great Barrier Reef when on September 13, 1947 she struck a live mine and slowly sank. After resting on the seabed […]

  • 18 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BAE Systems, the company in charge of the training programme for the Royal Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers, has contracted BMT Defence Services to deliver a new 3D training system for the ships. BMT said it would utilise its existing training solution, Engage, to develop a 3D walkthrough training system that will support teams working with the Queen […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Navy has begun outfitting its warships with the ARTISAN (Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation) 3D radar, which is five times more efficient than any radar currently in use with the Navy. A radar system so sophisticated it can detect a tennis ball-sized object traveling at three times the speed of […]