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SNA 2017
Surface Navy Association’s National Symposium
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Video: Raytheon Believes Excalibur is the Best Candidate for DDG 1000 / Advanced Gun System
Raytheon Excalibur DDG 1000 AGS
At the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium recently held near Washington DC, Raytheon was showcasing its Excalibur 155mm extended range precision projectile. Raytheon thinks that its weapon would be the right replacement for the LRLAP originally intended for the DDG 1000 / Zumwalt-class destroyers' advanced gun systems (AGS).

SNA 2017: Huntington Ingalls Industries Unveils Scale Model of DDG 51 Flight III Design
DDG 51 Flight III Arleigh Burke class destroyer US Navy HII SNA 2017 1
At the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium recently held near Washington DC, American naval shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) unveiled for the first time a scale model representative of the latest design of the next generation US Navy guided-missile destroyer: The DDG 51 Flight III.

SNA: Textron Systems Begins Sea Trials of Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV) for UISS
Textron Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle SNA 2017
Textron Systems Unmanned Systems announced during Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium that it began on-water testing for the fourth-generation Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV™), supporting the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) program.

Video: Boeing Harpoon ER Could "Dominate the Battlespace" Thanks to its Net-Enabled Capability
Boeing Harpoon ER anti ship missile
At the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium recently held near Washington DC, Boeing was showcasing its Harpoon ER. This latest variant of the iconic AGM-84 anti-ship missile comes with a more lethal (and lighter) warhead, more fuel and improved turbojet engine to double the missile range.

Video: Lockheed Martin Building LRASM Top Side Launcher Prototype for LCS OTH Requirement
Kongsberg NSM SNA2017
At the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium recently held near Washington DC, Lockheed Martin was showcasing its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) in three configurations: Air launched (as part of OASUW Increment 1 for B-1B and F/A-18), VLS launched (from Mk41) as well as top side launchers fitted on a LCS Frigate based on the Freedom-class LCS.

Video: Kongsberg Ready to Operationalize Distributed Lethality with NSM for LCS, DDG & LPD
Kongsberg NSM SNA2017
At the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium recently held near Washington DC, Norwegian company Kongsberg was showcasing the Freedom and Independence variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), an Arleigh Burke class Destroyer (DDG 51) and a San Antonio class Landing Platform Dock (LPD 17) each fitted with eight Naval Strike Missiles (NSM).

L3 KEO Completes Initial Integration Testing of the new MK20 Mod 1 Electro-Optial Sensor System
AOEW pod system for MH 60
L3 KEO announced during SNA 2017 the successful completion of initial integration and performance testing of its new MK20 Mod 1 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS) on U.S. Navy land-based test facilities. L3’s MK20 Mod 1 was tested at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division over an array of conditions and scenarios.

Lockheed Martin Unveils EW Pod for MH-60 Helicopters to Protect Vessels from Anti-Ship Missiles
AOEW pod system for MH 60
Lockheed Martin will build on its 45-year legacy of integrated electronic warfare system success under a newly awarded U.S. Navy development contract to provide MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats.

SNA 2017: General Dynamics Bluefin SandShark Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Ready to Order
Sandshark Micro AUV Bluefin robotics General Dynamics SNA 2017
General Dynamics Mission Systems today announced its new Bluefin SandShark™ autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) can now be ordered on the company’s website by defense, commercial and scientific customers worldwide. Weighing less than 11 pounds before adding a mission payload, the ‘micro’ AUV fits in a backpack, can swim up to five knots and dive down to 200 meters (656 feet).

SNA 2017: Raytheon Standard Missile-6 approved for international sales
Raytheon SM 6 Missile SNA 2016
The U.S. Department of Defense has approved the release of Raytheon Company's Standard Missile-6 to several international customers. Many of the approved countries are seeking the multi-mission SM-6 to bolster their shipbuilding programs.

Sea Control First - U.S. Navy Naval Surface Forces Commander
Boeing Harpoon launch uss coronado lcs littoral combat ship 1
Our Navy must control the sea to project power anywhere around the globe. Yet despite the primacy of sea control to all other naval operations and to our nation’s security, we struggle at times to define “this wonderful and mysterious power,” not only to the public but also to ourselves. It is important to get the terms right, as it is only then that we can shape the path to our return to sea control.

Comark to exhibit at the Surface Navy Symposium 2017 in Crystal City, VA
Comark, a cutting-edge manufacturer of high performance computer and display solutions, will be exhibiting at the 2017 Surface Navy Symposium on January 10th-12th, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia. Surface Navy Association (SNA) is specifically designed to promote communication between the Military and Business communities who share a common interest in Naval Surface Warfare and to support the activities of Surface Naval Forces.