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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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Photonics Masts are critical subsystems of Submarine imaging, navigation, electronic warfare and communications system

A submarine is a naval platform that can stay underwater for an extended period to carry out missions, both offensive and defensive. It is a complex platform that includes multiple components. As radio waves cannot propagate in water, communication with submarines is difficult. To overcome this issue, submarines are being …

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US Navy “Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO),” strategy integrating diverse autonomous unmanned vehicles UUV, USVs, UAVs

The US Navy published a navigation plan to boost the war vessels to 500 by 2045 in the region citing “both a current and long-term challenge.” Reiterating that China is the central threat to the US Navy’s maritime dominance, the report says: “This is a critical decade. As global challengers …

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DARPA’s NOMARS developing long endurance Autonomous warship for surveillance, targeting, electronic warfare and strike warfare

In 2018, China surpassed the U.S. Navy as the world’s largest naval force.  China has now launched a new “world-leading unmanned warship” that is supposedly ready for combat, Chinese media reports. The JARI multi-purpose unmanned combat vessel, a new product of the state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, is 50 feet …

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India enhancing Naval capability and collaborations to counter growing Chinese threat in Indian Ocean

The IOR is the region around the Indian Ocean. It includes the 22 member nations of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), along with other countries such as Myanmar in Southeast Asia,  Pakistan, and Djibouti in East Africa.    Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy, or PLAN) has been …

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Mine Countermeasures (MCM) technologies 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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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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Future Submarine concepts and technologies from mind controlled, ultrafast, laser communications to launching UUVs and UAVs.

Germans were first to demonstrate the revolutionary capability of submarines in World War I, by both sinking enemy combatants and interdicting commerce. Modern Submarines have become one of the deadliest weapons which are hardest to detect. They are literally a pile of submerged nuclear weapons ready to unleash widespread destruction …

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Industry 4.0 technologies for Smart and digital Commercial and Naval Shipyards

This form of  manufacturing, called Industry 4.0 is a collection of technologies and concepts for defining and operating ‘Smart Factories’, where the machinery of manufacturing – machine tools, the sensors monitoring them and such like – can communicate with each other, with the systems overseeing the factory and the people …

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Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6(V) is and integrated air and missile defense naval radar that can track multiple ballistic and cruise missile targets.

Navies around the world are increasingly facing formidable strategic and threat environments in terms of complexity, lethality, range, sophistication and number of threats. Many of these threats, including long-range anti-ship cruise missiles, can travel hundreds of miles to their targets,  toward surface ships challenged to detect the approaching weapon with …

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