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UAVS SUPPORTING GEORGETOWN POLICE
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Source: Skyfire Consulting


Source: Skyfire Consulting


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GEORGETOWN, KY. -- Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) are supporting the Georgetown Police Department. The UAVs are helping to track lost citizens, fleeing suspects and find stolen vehicles. The GPD purchased the UAVs with seized drug funds in April 2017. The UAV is from Atlanta-based Skyfire Consulting.

The Georgetown Police Department will make its UAV unit available to other departments.

Source:  News Graphic
Associated URL: http://www.news-graphic.com/news/georgetown-police-department-drone-assisting-law-enforcement/article_0c9b2824-9f4b-11e8-b784-93968750b54e.html
Source Date: August 14, 2018
Author: Jennifer Peryam 
Posted: 08/14/2018

 
 
NOAA USES C-WORKER 4 FOR ARCTIC SURVEY
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Source: NOAA


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PORTCHESTER -- A recent blog by the NOAA Office of Coast Survey has detailed how a team of research engineers are using a C-Worker 4 autonomous surface vessel (ASV) to explore the use of autonomy for charting surveys in the Arctic regions.

The team, comprising research engineers and a graduate from the University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center (UNH CCOM/JHC) and personnel from NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey are onboard the NOAA Ship 'Fairweather' to test the C-Worker 4.

Delivered to the University of New Hampshire by ASV Global in 2016, the C-Worker 4 is a diesel powered ASV, measuring just over 4 meters in length. The vessel is part of the established C-Worker range and is designed to conduct a variety of offshore and inshore survey tasks.

The C-Worker 4 has a longer endurance and is larger in size than other unmanned surface vessels (USVs) used by NOAA. The C-Worker 4 is equipped with a standard suite of hydrographic survey equipment and can independently follow planned survey lines at a distance of approximately 5 miles from the ship. The ASV can also be remotely driven when alongside the ship for deployment and recovery.

This operation with NOAA "marks the first successful launch of an ASV for an operational hydrographic survey from a NOAA vessel in the Arctic" according to Rob Downs, Office of Coast Survey unmanned systems projects lead.

Following the launch on Saturday 28th July, the team has since carried out four further deployments including an overnight survey.

Known to the group as 'BEN' (Bathymetric Explorer and Navigator), the C-Worker 4 is collecting data to contribute to the Point Hope survey project. This project will fulfil part of the U.S Arctic Nautical Charting Plan, conducting hydrographic surveys in areas that have never previously been surveyed.

These tests using the C-Worker 4 are enabling the group to explore how autonomous technology can integrate with traditional survey methods. In addition, this testing is providing experience to the crew in the operation and support of autonomous systems.

Developing the C-Worker 4 for survey work is key to the Coast Survey's autonomous systems strategy which aims to explore how autonomy can provide more efficient and effective acquisition of environmental data.

Source:  ASV Global
Associated URL: https://www.asvglobal.com/noaa-uses-c-worker-4-for-arctic-survey/
Source Date: August 14, 2018
Posted: 08/14/2018

 
 
LOCKHEED MARTIN TO PROVIDE MULTI-NATION MK 48 MOD 7 CBASS SONAR REPLACEMENT KITS
Friday, August 10, 2018
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MK 48 Mod 7 CBASS Torpedo

Source: Lockheed Martin


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WASHINGTON -- Lockheed Martin Sippican Inc., of Marion, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $59,156,580 firm-fixed-price, cost and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-16-C-6412, from the United States Navy, to exercise options for the production of Mk 48 Mod 7 guidance and control sections (G&C), Mk 48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) functional item replacement kits, factory test equipment, spares, production support material, and related engineering services and hardware repair support for G&C sections and CBASS kits. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (89 percent); and the governments of the Netherlands (9 percent); and Canada and Turkey (2 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.

Work will be performed in Marion, Massachusetts (88 percent); Braintree, Massachusetts (8 percent); and Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania (4 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2021.

Fiscal 2018 weapons procurement (Navy) in the amount of $51,095,847; FMS funding in the amount of $6,230,033; and fiscal 2016 weapons procurement (Navy) in the amount of $1,830,700 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Source:  U.S. DoD
Associated URL: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1599617/
Source Date: August 10, 2018
Author: U.S. DoD 
Posted: 08/13/2018

 

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