Armor & Mobility

MAY 2016

Military magazines in the United States and Canada, covering Armor and Mobility, focuses on tactical vehicles, C4ISR, Special Operations Forces, latest soldier equipment, shelters, and key DoD programs

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tacticaldefensemedia.com 26 | May 2016 | Armor & Mobility | Unmanned Tech Solutions Naval Firepower Unmanned Procurement three different underwater environments (pool, bay and ocean). The next steps include capturing government intellectual property (IP) and refining technical data package. UTS: From an industry partnering perspective, how is NSWC working to maximize cooperation to optimize performance quality and acquisition efficiency? Rear Adm. Selby: We want to continue to build collaborative partnerships across the NAVSEA Warfare Centers, the rest of the Naval Research and Development Establishment (NR&DE) and with our counterparts in academia and industry. Meeting the challenges our nation faces today is a team endeavor – by working together we'll "get faster" in learning and our processes to the benefit of our most important customer: the warfighter. To this end, every NAVSEA Warfare Center Division has a technology transfer (T2) program, which leverages the innovative technical solutions, inventions, and patented technologies developed within the Warfare Centers to foster partnerships with industry and academia. The purpose of the T2 program is to fully utilize technologies developed with taxpayer dollars to enhance the economic and social well-being of the nation through commercialization. T2 can encompass opportunities such as Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), Educational Partnership Agreements and Work for Private Party agreements to collaborate and utilize facilities and equipment. UTS: Please feel free to speak to any other NSWC efforts slated for 2016/beyond. Rear Adm. Selby: We have come a long way as a team since the NAVSEA Warfare Centers stood up in 1992. Moving forward, we want to continue to leverage the full strength of the NAVSEA Warfare Centers. At the beginning of the year, the Chief of Naval Operation, Adm. Richardson, released the Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, which outlines three forces we face in the future – the first global force being the classic maritime system (traffic on the oceans and waterways); the second global force being the rise of the global information system (servers, undersea cables, satellites and wireless networks); and the third global force being the increasing rate of technological creation and adoption. In alignment with the Maritime Design, NAVSEA Warfare Centers launched a new Fleet Engagement Strategy to identify and rapidly respond to key fleet issues with actionable initiatives and prototypes. The effort includes establishing collaborative processes, strategic senior leadership engagement, leveraging internal investments and developing a high velocity learning organization that understands the nature of fleet challenges. Our continued emphasis on operational analysis will play a critical role in enhancing our decision support for complex multi-domain challenges. Bottom: Dr. Daphne A. Fuentevilla a chemical engineer and power system special- ist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, works on lithium battery safety with the Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity, supports Navy and Marine Corps program offces with system safety and platform integration of power systems, and participates in a Carderock research program developing a new battery membrane technology. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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