The Textron Systems Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV), shown here, can be used for mine sweeping and neutralization. At approximately 12 meters long, the CUSV would benefit from a new “green over red” light scheme to warn civilian mariners in its operating area.
Student naval aviators operate a flight simulator for training in the T-6B Texan II. The ability to take ground school knowledge from the classroom to the cockpit is what separates future naval aviators from those who may not make it.
A Marine from Bravo Company, 2d Recon Battalion, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, moves through woodland areas during a rainstorm at Pelham Range, Anniston, Alabama. In planning exercises, the Marine Corps must generate realistic weather conditions that cause commanders and staffs to consider the environment as they think through the problems presented.
A marine inspector for Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland, Oregon, inspects the propeller and rudder of the vessel Four Seasons. A data-driven marine inspection process would put the Coast Guard’s workforce in a better position to ensure the safe operation of the Marine Transportation System.
If fitness trackers such as the one pictured here can provide reliable and secure physiological data on military members, they can be a useful tool in monitoring service member health and wellness.
A Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 F-35B Lightning II on the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean in November 2021. The Lightning II community does not have enough landing signal officers (LSOs) for deployments, nor is there a clear way to solve this issue without making manpower sacrifices or funding a Marine Corps F-35B LSO school.
An F-18 Super Hornet lands on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) steams nearby in the South China Sea.