In the new age of warfare, Navy has been using modern technologies to solve problems demonstrating the potential to increase fleet readiness even further and strengthen our Navy for the future.
Whether it’s additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, unmanned systems or mobile applications, Navy has been implementing the newest technologies and increasing the rate of technological creation in the face of great power competition.
Make sure to bookmark and frequently visit this page to learn more about how Navy’s adoption of advanced technology helps to modernize the fleet, restore readiness, increase lethality, generate higher operational tempo, lower costs and build capacity for the future fight.
3D MEDICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER: Software and Digital Application
In the video below, see how Navy medicine is using advanced software technologies utilized by 3D printers to create devices and prosthesis at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland.
- NAVSEA TIIL Gets Cold Spray Down Cold (July 10, 2019)
KEYPORT, Washington (NNS) — The Naval Sea Systems Command’s Tactical Innovation Implementation Labsprinted toward the future with the Cold Spray Sprint in January, an effort that kicked off the deployment of cutting-edge cold spray technology to shipyards and depot-level maintenance centers. Read more on Navy.mil
- NAVWAR Enterprise Launches Artificial Intelligence Prize Challenge with $150,000 Offered in Prizes (July 9, 2019)
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (NNS) — The Navy kicked off the Artificial Intelligence Applications to Autonomous Cybersecurity Challenge, a prize competition seeking innovative machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions for real-world cybersecurity challenges. Read more on Navy.mil
- Navy Data Platform Consolidates Business Intelligence Capabilities (July 9, 2019)
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) — Naval Supply Systems Command Business Systems Center launched Navy Data Platform, a standardized business intelligence and data platform that supports Navy supply-chain data-analytic capabilities. Read more on Navy.mil
- Eye on Innovation: Making Huge Strides in Virtual Reality at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (July 3, 2019)
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) — Imagine conducting ship checks and training aboard a ship without ever leaving your office. At Norfolk Naval Shipyard, this has become a reality thanks to virtual reality. Read more on Navy.mil
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Laboratory, based under the Sea-Based Aviation and Aeromechanics Branch, develops UAS for the maritime mobility mission of Carderock. This is a video feature on the lab, located at West Bethesda, Maryland.
- Junior Navy Scientists, Engineers Develop Integration Capability for Electric Weapons (June 13, 2019)
DAHLGREN, Va. (NNS) — Six junior Navy technologists recently out of college proved the potential of their project known as PEGASUS (Power and Energy Generation Analysis SimUlation System) to integrate electric weapons and electric propulsion systems aboard Navy ships. Read more on Navy.mil
- Navy’s 3D Submarine Radio Room Training Technology Adapted for USMC Tactical Communicators (June 13, 2019)
CHARLESTON, S.C. (NNS) — Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic developed and fielded 3D virtual training technology traditionally used by Navy submariners as part of a New Equipment Training package designed for U.S. Marine Corps communicators. Read more on Navy.mil
- Laser Focus: ONR Global and the Competition for High-Intensity Lasers (June 4, 2019)
ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) — In the 1990s, the United States was the leading innovator and dominant user of high-intensity laser technology, according to a 2017 report published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Read more on Navy.mil
- Carderock’s McAllister Talks Future of Unmanned Vehicles (May 28, 2019)
WEST BETHESDA, Md. (NNS) — Before the turn of the century, futurists imagined today looking something like an episode of “The Jetsons,” with robots doing the dull and dirty work in every home, and pilotless flying cars providing seamless transportation. Read more on Navy.mil
- Marines Make Virtual Training Reality for Naval Aviators (May 20, 2019)
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) — The dream of becoming jet pilots was almost within their reach. Self-confessed mechanical engineering geeks, the Occhipinti brothers commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Marine Corps in 2013. Read more on Navy.mil
- NAVSEA and NUWC Division, Keyport’s 3D Blueprint for the Future (May 16, 2019)
KEYPORT, Washington (NNS) — Naval Sea Systems Command Tactical Innovation Implementation Lab is advancing and maturing additive manufacturing (AM, also known as 3D printing) technology into the naval shipyards to support the fleet through Print Sprint II. Read more on Navy.mil
- NRL Introduces Newly Acquired Aircraft for Airborne Research (May 14, 2019)
WASHINGTON (NNS) — The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the Navy’s premier science and technology research squadron, Scientific Development Squadron ONE (VXS-1), unveiled the UV-18 “Twin Otter” as the newest addition to the squadron’s unique fleet of aircraft research platforms. Read more on Navy.mil
- NAVSUP Showcases Innovation at Sea Air Space Expo 2019 (May 6, 2019)
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (NNS) — Naval Supply Systems Command showcases innovative technology and processes at this year’s Sea Air Space Exposition, May 6-8, in National Harbor, Maryland. Read more on Navy.mil
- Modernization Takes Navy Enterprise Resource Planning to the Cloud (May 6, 2019)
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) — From purchase request to final delivery, a well-coordinated orchestra of technology and people work in harmony to ensure Navy supply-chain integrity. Read more on Navy.mil
- Data, Web, and Artificial Intelligence: Navy’s Next Frontier (May 6, 2019)
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) — As information technology rapidly advances, the use of mobile applications and artificial intelligence will continue to impact Navy decision-makers well into the future. Read more on Navy.mil
- Mobile Devices Enhance Navy Inventory Control (May 6, 2019)
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) — Navy Mobile Computing teams from Naval Supply Systems Command Business Systems Center are deploying mobile technology and support to deliver improved logistics readiness to the fleet. Read more on Navy.mil
- NUWC Division, Keyport Strives to Leap Ahead in Virtual Reality (May 2, 2019)
KEYPORT, Wa. (NNS) — The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport is bringing what used to be science fiction to the world of science fact through the development of practical augmented reality and virtual reality technology. Read more on Navy.mil
- Eye on Innovation: NNSY T&I Lab Hosts Shipyard Sharing Program (May 1, 2019)
PORTSMOUTH, VA (NNS) — The Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) Technology and Innovation Lab strives to break down barriers and bring technologies of the shipyard to the forefront, aiding employees who aim to make their jobs safer and more efficient through NNSY’s Innovation Program. Read more on Navy.mil