DVIDS - News - Naval Oceanography Conducts Real-World Exercise in Mississippi Sound



Naval Oceanography is testing emerging, unmanned technology in the Mississippi Sound this year as part of a larger showcase known as the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) co-hosted with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) based in Newport, R.I. Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC), partnered with NUWC for a second straight year, provides an avenue for innovation, experimentation and high velocity learning, where industry, academia and government partners can exercise their technologies and showcase their relevance to Navy applications. With the margin of advantage ever thinner, knowledge of the environment, from the depths to the stars, is more critical than ever before for our Navy to maintain superiority in the physical battlespace, said Rear Adm. John Okon, commander, CNMOC. Naval Oceanography has to be an early and quick adapter of new technology to stay ahead.This year, four Naval Oceanography commands joined 21 partners to execute eight exercise vignettes. The Hydrographic Department at the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) partnered with multiple groups for a vignette titled Multi-Domain Unmanned Systems Operations Supporting Battlespace Characterization. This exercise demonstrates the capability of combining multiple technologies into simulated military survey mission scenarios, including two Unmanned Surface Vehicles equipped with environmental and acoustic se....

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