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U.S. Navy inaugurates new cyber warfare reserve unit

U.S. Navy inaugurates new cyber warfare reserve unit

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Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy announced it has inaugurated a new Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group Reserve unit. Deputy Commander Rear Adm. James Butler presided over the ceremony on Jan. 4 at Club Meade. "We at U.S. Fleet Cyber Command are determine to increase our competitive advantages over our nation's adversaries by focusing on our capabilities, processes, and mostly importantly, our people," Butler said in a statement. "This new Reserve unit will leverage reservists' skill sets to support the active duty NCWDG component and its overall mission to test and deliver advanced cyber, cryptologic and electronic warfare capabilities to the Navy." The new reserve unit was ordered on Jan. 1. Sailors and Marines previously operated as a directorate within the reserve structure and will no...
Navy extends contract with Phoenix Air for electronic warfare training

Navy extends contract with Phoenix Air for electronic warfare training

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June 4 (UPI) -- The Defense Department modified a contract aimed at training aircrews in electronic warfare. The modified contract between the U.S. Navy and Phoenix Air Group, is valued at more than $ 14.6 million and extends the current period of performance by two years, expiring in November 2020. The deal, announced Friday, provides services in support of Navy electronic warfare aircraft training jamming systems. They are designed for "stand-off jamming for opposing force threat simulation during various levels of exercises for shipboard and aircrew tactics, aircraft weapon system operators and for procedures to counter potential enemy electronic attack threats," according to the Pentagon. Work on the contract will occur in Florida, California and Virginia. No funds will be obligated ...
GenDyn contracted for upgrades to Navy electronic warfare system

GenDyn contracted for upgrades to Navy electronic warfare system

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May 4 (UPI) -- General Dynamics has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for services in support of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program.The deal, announced by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 9.7 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price, which is a modification to a previous Pentagon award.The contract from Naval Sea Systems Command enables General Dynamics to provide Block 1B3 full-rate production in support of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, the Defense Department said.The program is designed to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare system, which will ultimately include "enhanced shipboard electronic warfare for early detection, analysis, threat warning, and protection from anti-ship missiles." The Block 1 upgrades are ...
Sublime submarines: The future of sea warfare?

Sublime submarines: The future of sea warfare?

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Fish-shaped torpedoes and dissolving parts could be examples of how submarine warfare could look in 50 years' time.Young British scientists and engineers from UKNEST, which promotes science, engineering and technology for UK naval design, took part in a challenge to design the futuristic subs.The Royal Navy designed the challenge to "imagine what a future submarine would look like and how it would be used to keep Britain safe in decades to come", a spokesman said.Image:Participants were to 'imagine what a future submarine would look like'The results included unmanned eel-like vessels with sensor pods which dissolve to hide from the enemy and a manta ray-shaped mothership with a surface that can morph in shape.Image:Rear Admiral Tim Hodgson said future engineers should be pushing boundaries...