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NUWC Division Newport to host Annual Naval Technology Exercise

By Tracy Warila, Public Affairs Officer | August 04, 2016

NEWPORT, R --

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division in Newport, R.I., will host the 2016 Annual Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) Aug. 16-18 at its Narragansett Bay Test Facility (NBTF).

ANTX is an annual three-day event created by the NUWC Division Newport to demonstrate future Navy technologies in action today. Naval Warfare Centers, universities, and industry partners have been invited to showcase their latest unmanned systems and related technologies at the NBTF range. ANTX provides a low-risk environment in which scientists and engineers may evaluate their technological innovations at the research and development level before their technologies become militarized and integrated at the operational level. The focus of this year’s exercise is cross-domain communications and command and control above, on, and under the sea at the operational level.

The United States has national interests in all sea domains, from the sea floor to space. Each domain offers its own unique challenges and opportunities. Participants at ANTX 2016 will demonstrate the benefit of combining operations across these domains to optimize the Navy’s collective effectiveness throughout the maritime environment. The event will highlight cross-domain communications and command and control. These connecting links will allow the disparate parts to operate collectively, such that the contributions of each will enhance the warfighting effectiveness of the greater whole.

In addition to NUWC sponsored initiatives, more than 20 additional organizations will contribute to the event. Exercises will encompass a broad collection of current work in unmanned systems, sensors, and other technologies of interest to the Navy and other maritime partners. NUWC Division Newport is planning an opportunity for media to see some of the exercises on Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 20 p.m. Representatives interested in attending should contact the Public Affairs Office at nuwc_npt_pao.fcm@navy.mil or 401-832-2336 not later than Monday, Aug. 15, to register.

For more information on the event, visit http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Warfare-Centers/NUWC-Newport/What-We-Do/Special-Events/

NUWC Division Newport, part of the Naval Sea System Command, is one of two divisions of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. NUWC Division Newport’s mission is to provide research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, undersea offensive and defensive weapons systems, and countermeasures. NUWC’s other division is located in Keyport, Wash.

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