May 19, 2024

RIMPAC Tests 3D Technology at Sea

3D

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.

It’s Primary Election Day in Maryland

Vote

Today, Tuesday, July 19, is 2022 Primary Election Day in Maryland. Polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.

Navy Setting Stage for RIMPAC 2022

RIMPAC

The US Navy is preparing for Rim of the Pacific 2022, the world’s largest maritime exercise, which will take place from June 29 to August 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-six countries, 38 surface ships, four submarines, 170 aircraft, and approximately 25,000 personnel are expected to participate.

Heron Systems the Big Dog in Aerial Dogfight Competition

Aerial Dogfight

An AI system developed by Heron Systems in St. Mary’s County beat one of the US Air Force’s top F-16 fighter pilots in DARPA’s simulated aerial dogfight competition. “Team Heron took out the real human Air Force F-16 Pilot 5-0 without taking any damage at all! Huge accomplishment for the team! What a day!”

Defense Bill Includes Submarine Launched Nuclear Weapon

submarine launched nuclear weapon

The Senate and House agreed on a $716 billion defense authorization bill which includes $65 million to develop a controversial new submarine-launched nuclear weapon, the Trident II D5 with a W76-2, aimed at deterring Russia.

China Invited to Rim of the Pacific Exercises

China

Despite tensions in the South China Sea & tense aerial confrontations, China has been invited to attend next year’s US-hosted Rim of the Pacific exercises.