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December 2015 Issue

Modular Sonar System
For ACTUV

Raytheon Co. has completed delivery of its latest Modular Scalable Sonar System for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program. The new system performs active and passive search and tracking, incoming torpedo warning, and small-object avoidance for safer navigation.


More Millennium Guns
For Danish Navy Ships

The Danish procurement authorities have contracted with the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group to supply additional 35-mm Oerlikon Millennium guns for ships of the Royal Danish Navy. The guns will be shipped in 2016. Two types of Danish ships will be equipped with the Millennium gun.

Teamed with Rheinmetall’s 35-mm Ahead airburst ammunition, the Millennium gun gives the Danish Navy a close-range self-defense capability for protecting high-value assets.


Orion Sonar Locates
El Faro in Bahamas

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc., under the operational direction of the U.S. Navy’s Office of the Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), successfully located the U.S.-flagged cargo vessel El Faro using the U.S. Navy’s deepwater side scan sonar search system, Orion. The ship was found in approximately 5,000 m of seawater in the vicinity of Crooked Island in the Bahamas. The U.S. Navy’s deepwater ROV, CURV-21, was used to verify and visually inspect the wreckage.


CDI to Provide Engineering,
Services Support to CCD

CDI Marine Co. LLC has been awarded a watercraft engineering and marine services contract by the U.S. Navy Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. The contract is in support of the center’s Combatant Craft Division (CCD), a full-spectrum, full life cycle, and technical support center for all types of combatant craft, boats, watercraft and associated systems. CDI Government Services will support CCD’s mission, including program/project management, engineering, alterations and industrial work, and integrated logistics support, with disciplines including structural, mechanical, electrical and electronic systems. This is a two-year, single-award contract.


US Navy Secures Milestone
Number of Patents

The Department of the Navy has received 393 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in fiscal year 2015—the largest number of patents the Navy has received since fiscal year 1977.

Some patents issued to the Navy in fiscal year 2015 include using agricultural waste to make silicon carbide; a reusable laboratory seat for aircraft crash testing; and removing nitrous oxide from exhaust gas.


Keel Laying for
LCS-15

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s 15th littoral combat ship (LCS-15), the future USS Billings, in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin.

The industry team has delivered three ships, with seven others in various stages of construction and testing.


NEPTUNE Program Funds
Energy Research

The Department of the Navy and the Office of Naval Research have launched the Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence initiative (NEPTUNE). The two-year pilot program provides funding to four universities, the U.S. Naval Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School. Its goals are to help the Navy and Marine Corps discover ways to improve energy conservation, generate renewable energy and implement energy-efficient technologies, while giving active-duty military, military students and veterans the chance to immerse themselves in university-level research.The first two schools to receive funding from NEPTUNE are Purdue University and Arizona State University.


DDG-115 Christened,
Scheduled for 2016 Delivery

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works christened the U.S. Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer Rafael Peralta (DDG-115). The ship is named for Sgt. Rafael Peralta, U.S. Marine Corps, who was killed in 2004 in combat in Iraq. The ship will be delivered to the Navy in 2016.



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