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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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Navies integrating AI into Naval vessels

The general definition of AI is the capability of a computer system to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition and decision-making. Machine Learning (ML) is a subfield of Artificial Intelligence which attempts to endow computers with the capacity of learning from data, so that …

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New Piezoelectric materials enable Smart sensors, Actuators and Sonar Systems breakthroughs

A transducer is any device used to convert energy from one form to another, such as a conversion from mechanical to electrical energy or vice versa. An electroacoustic transducer is a device that converts acoustic energy (sound) into electrical energy (voltage or current) or vice versa.   Piezoelectric materials modify …

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Nuclear Power and storage technologies for marine Propulsion and floating nuclear power plants

The International Energy Agency’s has found that the accelerating demand for electricity – due to a growing global population and rising levels of affluence – is on course to outpace the growth of renewable energy and increase reliance on fossil fuels.   The International Maritime Organization has adopted mandatory measures …

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Stealth ships

A stealth ship is a type of ship which is especially used as a war vessel and is concealed from the navy vessels of other countries. It is an important warfare tactic that is used by nations wide across the world. Since they are invisible but the opposite navy vessels …

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Submarine accidents and incidents

Many navies now have a fleet of submarines, both large and small, primarily using them as a deterrent in territorial waters. A standard fleet is typically about five or more boats. China, India, Japan and South Korea all have large submarine fleets. In Southeast Asia, Indonesia has long had submarines. …

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Marine Communication involves Secure ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communications

Globalization has opened the doors for trade across the world and it has thus become necessary for ships to be equipped with the latest forms of communication and technology. Communication is vital for the safe navigation and management of ships. Marine communication involves ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication. Cell phones are …

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Growing collision risk to commercial shipping and unmanned surface vehicle (USV) , call for new technologies to improve Safe Navigation

The seas are becoming increasingly congested, with the IFT Transport Outlook 2019 predicting that demand for maritime trade could triple within the next 30 years. A large number of ships raises the chances of the collision.  Although the number of serious collisions  has fallen within the past decade with 132 …

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Threat of concealed weapon and missiles systems on standard international shipping container.

Containerized weapon systems are weapons built to carry everything they need to function inside a standard shipping container. Many nations including Russia, Israel, China, and the United States have had various “containerized” weapons in their stockpile for years now.   In 2010, it was reported that a Russian company is …

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Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technologies for surveillance, and anti-submarine warfare missions

An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is a robot that travels underwater without requiring input from an operator. AUVs constitute part of a larger group of undersea systems known as unmanned underwater vehicles, a classification that includes non-autonomous remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) – controlled and powered from the surface by …

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