USS George H.W. Bush Tests New Software

first_img USS George H.W. Bush Tests New Software View post tag: USS George H. W. Bush View post tag: software April 27, 2015 US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) returned to Norfolk April 26 following the field-testing of the Navy’s new Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies (MAGIC CARPET) software.The crew also conducted carrier qualification (CQ) operations and the offload of ordnance to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12).Lt. Cmdr. Dan Marzluff, assistant air operations officer, said:This underway marked the first use of the MAGIC CARPET technology on an aircraft carrier. This software greatly reduces misses and wave-offs, which translates into more time on-mission and makes us an overall more effective force.MAGIC CARPET software is designed for F/A-18E/F/G aircraft that automatically adjusts the jet’s speed and angle of attack in relation to the intended landing surface. Initial tests of the system took place in early February at Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.George H.W. Bush also conducted CQs with the “Flying Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122, the “Vikings” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129, the “Lancers” of VAQ-131, and the “Sharpshooters” of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101. This training prepares pilots in carrier-based launches and recoveries in a safer environment than a combat zone.An ammunition offload took place day and night over a three day period, and despite the heightened sea state, the offload was completed on schedule.[mappress mapid=”15789″]Image: US Navy View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George H.W. Bush Tests New Software View post tag: MAGIC CARPETcenter_img View post tag: Tests View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Grow Binghamton 2020 plants the seeds to help the community

first_imgIts summer program, Grow Binghamton, does just that while involving the youth in the community. “We tried to make it outside this year, so we do a lot of our workshops here, which we normally do inside. And we’re trying to mainly stay here instead of traveling in the van together and being really close together,” said Townsend. “Day to day we usually do some farm work in the morning. That’s always farm maintenance, gardening, just growing vegetables and taking care of them really. Thursdays are our big harvest days for our CSA so that’s always a busy morning,” said VINES Youth Program Manager Hope Townsend. “I think VINES and Grow Binghamton specifically is really a constant in so many of our youth’s lives,” said Townsend. “I think it’s really beneficial not only for them to grow their own food, but see where the food goes and see where they can get involved in the community,” said Townsend. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — VINES, or Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments, is committed to developing a community food system. The organization is still providing a place for kids to learn this summer while also allowing them to give back to their community. A significant part of Grow Binghamton is to help teens build life skills. While many summer programs were canceled this year due to the pandemic, it was important for this program to run. The teens involved are also growing and harvesting produce. Although changes were made for everyone’s safety, Grow Binghamton only has six teenagers involved this year, as opposed to the standard 25. “We do a lot of workshop stuff. They’re training us in leadership. We’re learning about financial literacy,” said participant Tayvia Wright. Grow Binghamton takes place at the Binghamton Urban Farm on Tudor Street. “I’ve grown up in Binghamton my whole life, so I’ve been around here a lot. I’ve seen things when we’re at our peak, and we’re at our lowest like during floods. So I can see how small things really affect people, so if I’m able to give something to my community to help out a little bit, it feels like I’m going a long way,” said Wright. VINES runs 18 community gardens throughout the greater Binghamton area.last_img read more

SeaBird Secures Source Work in Asia Pacific

first_imgSeaBird Exploration has received a letter of award to provide a source vessel for an upcoming ocean bottom node (OBN) project in the Asia Pacific region.The project is anticipated to start during Q4 and will have a duration of one to two months.SeaBird will be using the Voyager Explorer vessel for the project.The Voyager Explorer, a 67.81 meters long vessel joined the SeaBird fleet in August 2011.The vessel is designed for shallow water operation worldwide.last_img