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Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) provides last chance Defense for Naval ships

A close-in weapon system (CIWS),  is a point-defense weapon for detecting and destroying short-range incoming missiles and enemy aircraft which have penetrated the outer defenses, typically mounted shipboard in a naval capacity. Nearly all classes of modern warship are equipped with some kind of CIWS device.   CIWS Systems There …

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Ultra-Wideband Underwater Backscatter via Piezoelectric Metamaterials

Researchers are developing the Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT), a worldwide network of smart interconnected underwater objects that would transmit data from existing and planned roaming, autonomous vehicles, and underwater sensor networks to networks above the surface in real-time.   DARPA launched the “Ocean of Things” program in 2017 to …

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DARPA Ocean Of Things(OoT) to provide automatic detection of Russian and Chinese submarines and ships

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.  By 2025, it is predicted that there can …

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Mine Countermeasures (MCM) capability on AUV and Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) , Surface Warfare (SUW) , and counter terrorism missions

Sea mines are one of the cheapest and most dangerous threats for naval forces; a reality experienced in both World Wars and the Korean War. In order to mitigate the impacts and risks of sea mines on naval operations, advanced navies have been increasing their investments in autonomous Mine Countermeasure …

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Autonomous shipping or Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) is the future of the maritime industry

Autonomous ships refer to the ships that are remote built ships where operations are performed by remote control mechanism. These operations are operated by the humans located at the shore. Autonomous requires high quality systems and reliable communication system which work with the assistance of connectivity, control algorism and sensor …

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China leads the geostrategic race to exploit deep sea minerals

The oceans, which covers seventy percent of our earth’s surface are believed to be able to satisfy our need of minerals like gold, copper, silver, zinc, cobalt and manganese for the next hundred years. Water is heated in the Earth’s crust by magma and rises up through fissures, venting into …

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Reemergence of the wind ships and Wind Hybrid propulsion to aid cutting fuel costs and emissions of Commercial ships and tankers navigating the seas

The maritime industry is well on its way to a greener and more sustainable fleet. The main goal is to minimise the environmental impact of all vessels worldwide. The Fleet Transition Plan shows the ambition to reduce carbon intensity of its controlled fleet to 50% by 2030, compared to the …

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DARPA FFT challenge to develop alogorithms to accurately predict location of Floating sensors or floats in Oceans 10 days in Advance

“Oceans cover more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface, but we know very little about them,” said Ersin Uzun, vice president and general manager of the Internet of Things team at Xerox.   Floating sensors, known as floats, can gather far more detailed information, and can remain at sea …

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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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