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Navy Researchers Investigate Arctic Thaw
At left, researchers work to place sensors in the ice of the Arctic Ocean. The work is part of new efforts by the Office of Naval Research to determine the pace at which sea ice is receding and provide tools to help the Navy better predict conditions and operate in once-inaccessible waters.
Scientists have traveled to the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic Ocean to deploy sesors to compile and coordinate new data on rapidly changing conditions, particularly as it applies to the Marginal Ice Zone, where ice and open ocean meet.
(Photo by Bill Shaw, Naval Postgraduate School)
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Deployment Nears for Laser Weapon
As Navy leaders gather this week at the 2014 Sea-Air-Space Expo in National Harbor, Md., engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer, fulfilling plans announced by the chief of naval operations a year ago at the expo.
The prototype, an improved version of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), will be installed on USS Ponce for at-sea testing in the Persian Gulf. At about $1 per shot, the laser offers Sailors an affordable and revolutionary way to counter a variety of threats, from unmanned aircraft to small attack boats.