July 14, 2024

New Navy Dive Suit a ‘Game Changer’

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The US Navy has completed tank tests of its new deep-diving suit called the Deep Sea Expeditionary with No Decompression (DSEND) system. The service says the suit is light, flexible, and maintains sea-level internal pressure around the wearer even when hundreds of feet underwater. The DSEND demos took place at NSWC Carderock Division in Maryland and at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit in Florida.

Protocols Reduce Hypoxia – But No Clear Cause

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The Navy has substantially reduced hypoxic-like events in its fighters and trainers through implementation of new protocols and techniques. After spending $50 million and producing 8,000 pages of technical documentation, no single reason can be identified as the cause of hypoxia-like events.

Newest Littoral Combat Ship Reports to Fleet

Littoral Combat Ship

The Billings, a Freedom-class littoral combat ship, was commissioned in a Saturday ceremony in Key West, FL. The warship is named after Montana’s largest city.

F-35Bs Join Drills Off African Coast for 1st Time

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For the first time ever, US Marine Corps F-35Bs are on an operational deployment off the coast of Africa.

DoD Missing Own Goals on Competitive Bidding

DoD Fails Audit

DoD is falling short of its goals for bidding out contracts competitively.

Majority Favors Sequestration End

73 percent of voters want to lift spending caps in some form and 43 percent want sequestration eliminated and replaced with a bipartisan compromise.