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Marine propulsion systems on Warships to AUVs, submarines and Aircraft carriers to revolutionize underwater warfare

Marine transport is the backbone of international trade. As per the data revealed by the International Chamber of Shipping based in United Kingdom, nearly 90% of the total volume of merchandise trade occurs via sea route owing to its low cost compared to other mode of transports such as rail …

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DARPA Manta Ray developing new class of UUVs capable of carrying large payloads and long endurance missions to support persistent operations

USN has revised its Maritime strategy, for decisive warfighting advantage, in anti-access, area denial environment. US Navy’s vision is to achieve an integrated hybrid force of manned and unmanned systems with the ability to sense, comprehend, predict, communicate, plan, make decisions and take collaborative action to achieve operational goals. The …

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New Wind propulsion concepts and technologies to enable Wind-assisted Commercial ships and tankers navigating the seas

Marine propulsion is the mechanism or system used to generate thrust to move a ship or boat across water. The Navy and industry are investing in propulsion technologies that offer the potential to improve future naval ship designs. The goals of the current and planned technology development efforts are to improve …

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Navies launch Hybrid and full Electric propulsion for warships and submarines enabling fuel efficiency and stealthy operations in warfare

Marine propulsion is the mechanism or system used to generate thrust to move a a naval vessel across water. At present, 90% of the sea-going naval ship are diesel-powered. There are numerous benefits to electric motor propulsion including that it’s quieter, more efficient at lower speeds and less smelly. It’s …

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DARPA Novel Seaplane will employ wing-in-ground-effect (WIG) or Ground-effect vehicle (GEV) 

Traditional sea and air lift platforms have significant operational constraints that limit flexibility. Sea lift platforms provide highly efficient transportation of large payloads, but require long transit times (days to weeks), large highly developed ports, and large standoff distances in contested environments. Conventional strategic airlift platforms provide high speed, but …

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DARPA DELTA exploring digital twins for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) missions

Digital twins are a virtual and identical representation or model, with full characterization, of a physical product or system. A digital twin seeks to emulate the actual system by utilizing data analysis and integration, machine learning, and modeling techniques. Commercially, digital twins have been used in various applications, ranging from …

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Undersea Warfare Training Range (USWTR) is enhancing US Navy’s ASW training effectiveness

Anti-submarine Warfare is Critical for US Navy. Submarines still pose a threat to seaborne forces.  More than 90% of joint military equipment (Army, Air Force, Marines) still flows by sea. A great deal of humanitarian aid (tsunami relief, hurricane relief, humanitarian evacuation) comes by sea. Therefore to defend our nation, …

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Militaries developing underwater weapons from Amphibious guns to Supercavitating bullets for Underwater Warfare

Underwater warfare is one of the three operational areas of naval warfare, the others being surface warfare and aerial warfare. It refers to combat conducted underwater such as: Actions by submarines actions, and anti-submarine warfare, i.e. warfare between submarines, other submarines and surface ships; combat airplanes and helicopters may also …

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