Navy Technologies

December 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

 

Adm. Gary Roughead, USN, chief of naval operations (CNO), speaks with sailors in air operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. The U.S. Navy is defragmenting its approach to information from its networking architecture down to program and personnel specializations.

December 2009
By Rita Boland

 

The U.S Navy and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems are using an open architecture, open business model approach to update the Tactical Control System (TCS) of the AN/BYG-1 Submarine Combat System. The process keeps technology state-of-the-practice and allows faster implementation of the best ideas for upgrades.

December 2009
By Rita Boland

 

The second P-8A flight test aircraft flies over mountains on its maiden flight in June. During the nearly three-hour flight, pilots performed a series of airborne systems checks before landing at Boeing Field near Seattle.

Sea service upgrades antisubmarine warfare airplane for the first time in 40 years.

December 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon

February 2009
By James C. Bussert

Evolutionary introduction of assets leads to different combat capabilities.

February 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Sailors on the watch floor of the U.S. Navy’s Cyber Defense Operations Command  monitor, analyze, detect and protect unauthorized activity within the service’s information systems. The Navy is in the process of determining the structure it will assume for cyber activities.
Sea service and industry to share responsibility for information technology services.

February 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
The U.S. Navy guided missile frigate USS McInerney tows a semi-submersible craft seized by several U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement officers embarked aboard the frigate. The Navy and the Coast Guard are joining forces in a National Maritime Intelligence Center to address new oceangoing intelligence requirements.

A global reach now embraces maritime domain awareness across agencies.

May 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A U.S. Navy communications specialist on an aircraft carrier monitors video channels, including satellite links. The Navy’s newest increment in its Automated Digital Network System, or ADNS, is employing new commercial technologies to permit more flexible bandwidth management for routing information on and off ship.
Better Internet communications adds to fleet connectivity.

May 2008
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The U.S. Navy is automating the mine clearance mission with new technologies such as the battlespace preparation autonomous underwater vehicle (BPAUV). The BPAUV is designed to remotely locate and map enemy minefields with high-definition sonar.
Autonomous systems and new types of sonar seek to detect, neutralize ship killers before they strike.

December 2007
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A sailor climbs a ladder in a U.S. Navy maritime interdiction boarding exercise. New wireless technology offers improved safety and near-real-time information exchange from a boarding party on a target vessel to its base ship and Navy networks.
The network is extended to rubber dinghies at sea.

December 2007
By Rita Boland

 
The Common Submarine Radio Room (CSRR) system reduces the equipment footprint on a submarine through a combination of commercial technology and other novel features.
U. S. sea service introduces uniformity to submarine radio rooms.

December 2007
By James C. Bussert

 
Three new Type 022 Chinese missile boats lie at anchor in a shipyard. Two of the catamarans are painted in blue and white Chinese marine camouflage colors, which raises questions about the boats’ missions.
But the newest missile boats bear unusual markings.

December 2007
By Maryann Lawlor

 
The Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM) Maritime Operations Center monitors all of the U.S. Navy’s networks worldwide and supports the command’s information operations mission.
From protecting the networks to doling out intelligence, Network Warfare Command virtually sails alongside ships, submarines and aircraft.

December 2006
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Two U.S. Navy intelligence specialists identify and track surface contacts from aboard the USS Wasp. Navy intelligence increasingly will be providing vital information on maritime domain awareness to foreign navies as part of the Navy’s effort to identify global patterns or threats.
Keeping the Navy informed will require collaborative culture and technologies.

December 2006
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
The USS Princeton and the USS Nimitz lead a collection of U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard ships. The Navy is restructuring to interoperate with a host of ships from outside of its fleet, including those of foreign navies, as it addresses a range of new missions worldwide.
Network centricity lags as the sea service strives for greater versatility.

December 2006
By Rita Boland

December 2006
By Maryann Lawlor

 
The new alignment of responsibilities at the Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM) will enhance the service’s command and control abilities, increase maritime security and facilitate seamless communication.
Blending capabilities arms component commanders with additional intelligence.

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