16 Apr '12, 6pm

Meet the Navy’s Knifefish Mine-Hunting Robot | Defense Tech:

Meet the Navy’s Knifefish Mine-Hunting Robot | Defense Tech:

So, what’s this thing that looks like a digicam’d torpedo? It’s what the Navy is hoping will be it’s next-gen anti-mine robot called the Knifefish. Yup, the Knifefish is going to be a 20-foot, 3,000-pound robot that will go on 16-hour missions snooping around for sea mines using low-frequency bandwidth synthetic aperture sonar that’s so effective that it can even penetrate beneath the ocean floor depending on the makeup of the sediment on the seafloor, according to Navy Capt. Duane Ashton of the Navy’s Maritime Systems Program Office who unveiled the beast during the Navy League’s Sea, Air, Space Conference in National Harbor, Md., today. The Knifefish is designed to prowl the seas autonomously and can scan “high-clutter” environments using its sonar to tell the difference between all sorts of sea mines or even random debris, like say a refrigerator, on the sea floor by co...

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SECNAV: Navy can meet mission with 300 ships

navytimes.com 16 Apr '12, 9pm

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The Navy’s Newest Drone Chopper | Defense Tech:

defensetech.org 17 Apr '12, 6pm

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Navy to Speed Up Carrier-Launched Combat Drone Program | Defense Tech:

Navy to Speed Up Carrier-Launched Combat Drone ...

defensetech.org 17 Apr '12, 5pm

“We’ve had a statement of need from the Navy that was validated by the joint staff for UCLASS about three weeks ago … and ...

The Navy Kicks off the Search for Its Next Fighter | Defense Tech:

The Navy Kicks off the Search for Its Next Figh...

defensetech.org 17 Apr '12, 2am

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Meet Boeing’s New Carrier-Launched Drone Design

defensetech.org 16 Apr '12, 7pm

I just took this picture, showing a drawing of an advanced looking-drone under the UCLASS name, at Boeing’s booth at the N...

U.S. Navy's LCS Yet to Fulfill Its Promise

U.S. Navy's LCS Yet to Fulfill Its Promise

defensenews.com 15 Apr '12, 4pm

Throughout its decadelong existence, the littoral combat ship (LCS) program has had one enduring characteristic — promise....

Only a few more days until Railsconf 2012. Come...

robots.thoughtbot.com 20 Apr '12, 3pm

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