The launch and recovery of two Unmanned Surface Vehicles off of the Littoral Combat Ship was a great success! Check out this article on the new mine countermeasures mission package.
MAPC is honored to have our white paper on the TALONS tethered parafoil system accepted into ASNE’s Multi-Agency Craft Conference. TALONS Program Manager, Kevin Silbert, will be presenting the TALONS system for extension of Unmanned Surface Vessel command and control on Thursday at 11a.m. at the Boats and Crafts Port Tent! We look forward to seeing you there. Here’s a sneak peak at one of MAPC’s presentation slides:
MAPC has entered and won December, 2016’s “OpenWERX” Boat Bow Challenge design competition event for the SOFWERX organization. their info: http://www.sofwerx.org/openwerx/ MAPC’s Winning Design: [wpdevart_youtube]https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzoTrfVz-bT4hjqRIbxL6IfqwTQ0YVSaO[/wpdevart_youtube]
MAPC is pleased to be featured in Sea Technology Magazine’s November 2015 issue: “GARC, Military Rescue Boat: A versatile rescue craft for shallow and open-ocean missions.” The November issue now appears on Sea Technology’s e-Reader, or you can download a reprint of the article here!
September 25, 2015: “TALONS mimics a mast as tall as a skyscraper.” The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, released a new video and press release outlining MAPC’s latest TALONS demonstration. http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2015-09-24[wpdevart_youtube]ja7y_L58zBo[/wpdevart_youtube]
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** MAPC’s latest engineering success: The Remote Off-Shore Sensor System Baltimore, Maryland: Maritime Applied Physics Corporation successfully completed a recent demonstration of its latest maritime engineering platform: the Remote Off-Shore Sensor System, or ROSS buoy. The ROSS buoy is an unmanned platform designed to easily integrate multiple sensors in order to provide air, surface, and subsea maritime domain awareness in real-time by leveraging onboard line-of-sight and over the horizon communications links. The ROSS buoy, unlike traditional buoy designs, has a patent-pending passively stabilized gimbaled mast that can extend…
Friday, May 8, 2015: DARPA released information about two exciting projects under its TERN program (Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node). The TALONS program mentioned is led by MAPC. The full press release from DARPA can be found here: http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2015/05/07.aspx The Washington Business Journal share’s DARPA’s enthusiasm for TALONS, stating that the TERN program is one of DARPA’s “coolest” projects. Read the full article here: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/fedbiz_daily/2015/05/drones-at-sea-here-s-the-latest-from-one-of-darpa.html
National Harbor, MD: MAPC’s Launch and Recovery System on the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 2 and LCS4 were featured during a demonstration by Cubic Global Defense Corporation at the Sea, Air, Space 2015 conference this year. MAPC employees were on hand to test out the training system and were able to successfully tow the RMMV back into the LCS. Check out the video below of an MAPC employee virtually training on our Launch and Recovery System at the Conference! [wpdevart_youtube]Ix583upArpk[/wpdevart_youtube]
OKINAWA, Japan: On October 5, 2014 three airmen working at the Kadena Air Force Base were swept into the sea during Typhoon Phanfone, a category-4 storm with winds reaching 150 miles an hour and estimated 15-30 foot high waves. A joint rescue mission, launched by the 31st Air Rescue Squadron stationed at Kadena and the 11th Division of the Japanese Coast Guard and local fire department, began shortly thereafter, deploying two GARCs and six jetskis. Within hours, however, the jetskis were disabled, unable to handle the waves and the breaking…