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May 17, 2016
BAE developing new navigation system for submarines
Merrimack, N.H. (UPI) May 16, 2016
BAE Systems is developing a new undersea navigation system for U.S. Navy submarines and unmanned underwater vessels. The project is part of a program called Positioning System for Deep Ocean Navigation, or POSYDON, and was commissioned by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. "BAE Systems has more than 40 years of experience developing underwater active and passive acoustic systems," said Joshua Niedzwiecki, director of Sensor Processing and Exploitation at BAE Systems. "We ... read more

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