June 15, 2024

RIMPAC Tests 3D Technology at Sea

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The US Navy has installed a liquid-metal 3D printer on the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship Essex to help test the new printing technology at sea.

Life on Mars? NASA Gets Another Clue.

NASA Curiosity rover

A new analysis of sediment samples collected by the rover revealed the presence of carbon — and the possible existence of ancient life on the red planet is just one potential explanation for why it may be there,

Navy Gets First Block III Super Hornets

Super Hornets

Boeing delivered the first two Block III F/A-18 Super Hornets to the US Navy this month. The first of 78 new Super Hornets was ferried to Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 at Naval Air Station Pax River for continued developmental testing.

Navy Implements New Fire Safety Practices

VADM Roy Kitchener said he is encouraged by new fire safety protocols for ships undergoing maintenance in port. He said among the changes the Navy has invested in fire detection systems and added industrial-environment safety training at surface officer school.

Thornberry to Retire, 2020 End of Term

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Rep. Mac Thornberry, the Republican’s top voice on military and national security, will not seek reelection next year. He joins five other Texas Republicans retiring from the House at the end of 2020.