US Navy Tests GhostSwimmer UUV

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Tests GhostSwimmer UUV View post tag: americas View post tag: GhostSwimmer Share this article Authorities The U.S. Navy completed tests on the GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS), Dec. 11.GhostSwimmer is the latest in a series of science-fiction-turned-reality projects developed by the chief of naval operations’ Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) project, Silent NEMO.Silent NEMO is an experiment that explores possible uses for biomimetic, unmanned underwater vehicles in the fleet.Over the past several weeks, Boston Engineering’s tuna-sized device has been gathering data at JEBLC-FS on tides, varied currents, wakes, and weather conditions for the development of future tasks.Michael Rufo, director of Boston Engineering’s Advanced Systems Group, said:GhostSwimmer will allow the Navy to have success during more types of missions while keeping divers and Sailors safe.The GhostSwimmer was developed to resemble the shape and mimic the swimming style of a large fish. At a length of approximately 5 feet and a weight of nearly 100 pounds, the GhostSwimmer vehicle can operate in water depths ranging from 10 inches to 300 feet.Its bio-mimicry provides additional security during low visibility intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions and friendly hull inspections, while quieter than propeller driven craft of the same size, according to Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC).The robot is capable of operating autonomously for extended periods of time due to its long-lasting battery, but it can also be controlled via laptop with a 500-foot tether. The tether is long enough to transmit information while inspecting a ship’s hull, for example, but if operating independently (without a tether) the robot will have to periodically be brought to the surface to download its data.[mappress mapid=”14704″]Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: Tests December 15, 2014center_img View post tag: News by topic US Navy Tests GhostSwimmer UUV View post tag: Naval View post tag: US Navy View post tag: UUV View post tag: Navylast_img read more

UFC: Jorge Masvidal feels Conor McGregor is scared to fight him

first_img 10 months ago UFC: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson plans to make a biopic on Mark Kerr WATCH US LIVE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read- UFC: Conor McGregor Shows Off His Lean Physique On InstagramUFC: Jorge Masvidal fires back at Conor McGregorJorge Masvidal has expressed his urge to fight Conor McGregor in the past but unfortunately, the fight never happened. Looking at the current scenario, Conor McGregor vs Jorge Masvidal looks absolutely legitimate but the BMF feels that McGregor is too scared to sign the contract. According to Masvidal, McGregor is a salty a** dude and that’s how he gets salt by asking for salt and vinegar at the drive because Masvidal himself has never asked for those two things. Masvidal also suggested McGregor for calling UFC President Dana White and throw some numbers at their way. Masvidal has slammed McGregor in the past too. After so much social media and public appearance beefing, Dana White should surely arrange the fight but only if McGregor agrees to it. The Irish fighter has yet not replied to Masvidal regarding their match-up and nothing can be said until the ‘Mr Notorious’ decides to respond.Also Read- UFC: Conor McGregor Gets Attacked In Khabib Nurmagomedov’s RussiaUFC: Jorge Masvidal vs Conor McGregor- Weight class?Conor McGregor is expected to make his return on January 18. However, the question remains of the weight category that he will fight in. Masvidal is a natural welterweight while McGregor fought his last bout in the lightweight category against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. So, will McGregor fight Masvidal in welterweight and then return to lightweight for facing the winner of Khabib vs Tony?. Nothing can be finally stated until the Irishman signs the contract and gives a steady disclaimer about his return.Also Read- UFC: 3 Major Fights In UFC History With Controversial EndingsAlso Read- UFC: The Biggest Dream Matches That Never Happened Inside The Cage 10 months ago UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz salary revealed FOLLOW US 10 months ago UFC 244: Doctor faces online threats after Diaz vs Masvidal fight Written Bycenter_img LIVE TV Raj Sarkar WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 6th November, 2019 17:42 IST UFC: Jorge Masvidal Feels Conor McGregor Is Scared To Fight Him Jorge Masvidal thinks that he can defeat Conor McGregor with ease and fires back at the former double champ for not signing the contract. Know more details. Former UFC champion Conor McGregor has made headlines with his recent statement in a press conference in Moscow in which he announced that he will face the winner of the BMF belt first as well as the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight after that for his much-awaited UFC return. Well, UFC 244 is over and Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal is officially the BMF in UFC. It is believed that McGregor must face Masvidal in his January 18 UFC return but nothing has been finalised yet. After Masvidal’s recent victory against Nate Diaz at UFC 244, McGregor showed his urge to fight the BMF through Twitter but Masvidal fired back at him for not signing an official contract yet. 10 months ago UFC 244: Jorge Masvidal wants to ‘run it back’ with Nate Diaz again First Published: 6th November, 2019 17:42 IST 10 months ago UFC 244: Where to watch, schedule and live streaming detailslast_img read more

USGA error rules Lauren out of US Open

first_img British champion Lauren Taylor has been ruled out of an automatic place in the 2012 US Women’s Open Championship following an error by the USGA. Earlier this month the USGA announced that, as British champion, Lauren would be exempt into the Open. This week they contacted the 17-year-old England international to apologise and explain that the news was incorrect.   The exemption will go instead to the winner of the 2012 British championship – who will claim her title in Carnoustie on 30 June, just five days before the US Women’s Open tees off at Blackwolf Run in Wisconsin. John Petrie, the chief executive of England Golf, commented: “It’s both a deeply unfair and a rather impractical decision. Having announced Lauren’s exemption and published it on their website it is just plain wrong to withdraw it. “Given the two events are just days apart, it rather assumes that a player will have booked flights and accommodation on the off-chance of winning the British title, which is in itself a physically and mentally draining week – not ideal preparation for a Major. The sensible solution is for the 2011 British amateur champion to play in the 2012 US Women’s Open and so on.” The news has created dismay and disbelief among Lauren’s 1600-plus Twitter followers. Among those asking the USGA to reconsider or issue a special invitation are Sky Sports Golf and Golf World.   Meanwhile, Lauren is accepting the news, keeping a low profile and has tweeted: “There are always speed bumps in the road to success. But you will come back stronger.” Her mother, Jackie, remarked: “Lauren is taking the news well and dealing with it with the maturity we know she possesses, having won such a great title at such a young age.” Lauren was 16 when she won the title and became the youngest-ever British champion. Her achievement was recognised before millions of television viewers when she went on to win the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award. Picture Courtesy of: CalCarson Golf Agency 29 Feb 2012 USGA error rules Lauren out of US Open last_img read more