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VIDEO: Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 9) Acceptance Trials

The future USS Little Rock’s (LCS 9) acceptance trials were completed in Marinette, Wisconsin, Aug. 25. The five-day, U.S. Navy-led trials featured a comprehensive array of tests designed to demonstrate performance of the ship’s propulsion plant, handling and auxiliary systems. Completion of the trials marks the last major milestone before …

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VIDEO: DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge: Expanded Highlights from the Final Event

On August 4, 2016, seven high-performance computers successfully played a game of Capture the Flag during the Final Event of DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge. In doing so, they made history, proving that it is possible to automate cybersecurity. The winners: 1st Place – Mayhem, built by ForAllSecure; 2nd Place – …

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VIDEO: Multi-Domain Command and Control

Multi-domain command and control means battle management systems are able to synchronize land, air, sea, space and cyber data in order to defend against, outmaneuver, and outfight adversaries.

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VIDEO: LCS Harpoon Launch

PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 22, 2017) A harpoon missile launches from the missile deck of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) off the coast of Guam. Coronado is on a rotational deployment in U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, patrolling the region’s littorals and working hull-to-hull with partner navies …

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VIDEO: STELaRLab – Advanced R&D by Australians for the Globe

Lockheed Martin’s Science, Technology, Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory (STELaRLab) hosted a visit by participants of the National Youth Science Forum. Among the demonstrations was a research project by the Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI) looking at how to design a UAV firefighting system by teaching a computer to analyse …

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VIDEO: USS John S. McCain Arrives at Changi Naval Base

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Republic of Singapore (Aug. 21, 2017) The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) arrives pier side at Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. Significant damage to …

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VIDEO: F-35B Ski Jump Testing

An F-35B flies test sorties during the second phase of ski jump testing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. The U.K. Royal Navy’s F-35B fleet will use this method to launch from their carriers; the Royal Navy has used sloped-deck ski jump ramps for carrier operations for decades. http://lmt.co/2wb6o03

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VIDEO: AV-8B Harrier II Ops Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

CORAL SEA (Aug. 16, 2017) An AV-8B Harrier II, assigned to the “Tomcats” of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311, performs a vertical short takeoff and land (V/STOL) from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). VMA-311 is concluding its “farewell tour” with the Bonhomme …

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