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The US Navy has successfully carried out a demonstration of a high-energy laser weapon installed in a warship. On May 16, 2020, the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) locked onto and disabled an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with its Solid-State Laser - Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) MK 2 MOD 0.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, Technolog
Earlier this week, the Blue Angels flew over Detroit, Michigan, to honor frontline workers. There wasn't a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in place but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) always issues a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) whenever a major event involving manned aircraft is planned. One remote pilot decided to fly his drone dangerously close to the fleet and is now in trouble with
the world’s biggest hospital ship is currently heading to the new york harbor where it’s intended to free up hospital beds in the greater new york region. The post US navy hospital ships on their way to new york to help fight coronavirus appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The British government is investing up to £2.5 million (US$3.2 million) to begin the development of an extra-large autonomous submarine for the Royal Navy. Measuring 30 m (100 ft) in length, which is larger than the Boeing Orca eXtra Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (XLUUV), the new test sub will be used to study how to build and operate robotic submarines for regular naval serviceContinue Readi
The US Navy has successfully installed its first Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) laser weapon aboard one of its warships. During dry-dock operations, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) received the stand-alone laser system, which is designed to blind the sensors on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: US Navy
Boeing and the US Navy have successfully flown two autonomous, linked EA-18G Growler aircraft in four demonstration flights at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, with a third manned Growler acting as mission controller.
Boeing has delivered the first improved F/A-18 Super Hornet to the US Navy with two more to follow before May. The Block III upgrades of the fighter are part of a Service Life Modification program that will extend the aircraft's service life.
The US Navy is not only developing robotic warships, but it also wants to teach them how to speak. In a request for proposals, the Navy has outlined how it wants its USVs to be able to have verbal radio communications with the crew of other ships.
the vehicles will transport an expected 500 passengers per day and more than 16,000 passengers per month. The post new york’s first self-driving cars transport passengers at the brooklyn navy yard appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.


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