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CHIPS Articles: NUWC Newport to Host Advanced Naval Technology Exercise

NUWC Newport to Host Advanced Naval Technology Exercise
By Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Division Public Affairs Office - August 19, 2019
NEWPORT, R.I. — The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport will host the 2019 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) — Prepare for Battle: Undersea Security (US-19) Aug. 28-29. NUWC Newport will host the exercise at its Narragansett Bay Test Facility (NBTF) in Newport, Rhode Island.

This is the fifth year that NUWC Newport is hosting ANTX, an event designed to promote innovation and collaboration across government, industry and academia in an effort to evolve the state of the art for emerging Fleet technologies. The ultimate goal of ANTX is to get the best technology to the Fleet as fast as possible.

Across the Naval Research and Development Enterprise, ANTX has introduced a new paradigm in rapid experimentation and is a catalyst for increasing collaboration, fostering innovation, providing a low-risk environment for experimentation, building relationships, and promoting feedback with the Navy and its technical providers.

ANTX US-19 is the largest ANTX event hosted at NUWC Newport in terms of the number of participants, vehicles, and technologies since the exercise series began in 2015. This exercise will involve 60 participants.

Consistent with the undersea security battle space preparation theme, participants have identified technologies and future concepts that explore and interact with the maritime domain, and ensuring their security in order to bring the data home. These enablers include maritime assets with the ability to monitor, anticipate, recognize, and respond to change by interacting with systems from the seafloor to the ocean surface and above.

NUWC Newport is planning a media opportunity to see some of the exercises at the NBTF on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 1-5 p.m. Representatives interested in attending should contact John Woodhouse at or (401) 832-4256 not later than Tuesday, Aug. 27, to register.

In addition, media representatives may attend ANTX opening ceremonies at the Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Boulevard, on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 1:30 p.m. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is among those expected to speak. There are no special credentialing requirements to attend the opening.

NUWC Newport is a shore command within the Naval Sea Systems Command, which engineers, builds and supports America’s fleet of ships and combat systems. NUWC Newport provides research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, undersea offensive and defensive weapons systems, and countermeasures associated with undersea warfare.

Currently celebrating its 150th anniversary, NUWC Newport is the oldest warfare center in the country, tracing its heritage to the Naval Torpedo Station established on Goat Island in Newport Harbor in 1869. NUWC Newport maintains major detachments in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Andros Island in the Bahamas, as well as test facilities at Seneca Lake and Fisher's Island, New York, Leesburg, Florida, and Dodge Pond, Connecticut.

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport will host an advanced technology exercise (ANTX) Aug. 28-29 with a media opportunity on Aug. 29.
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