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Coyotes and Foxes and 'Big Eyes' ... Oh My! (New Navy Technology - on display for Fleet Week, NYC)
FNC ^ | 5-29-05 | Catherine Donaldson-Evans

Posted on 05/29/2005 9:28:18 PM PDT by STARWISE

NEW YORK — The seafaring boat houses a coyote, a silver fox and a creature dubbed "Big Eyes" — but it isn't a modern-day Noah's Ark.

Called the Star Fish, this little ship carries the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Afloat Lab onboard to show off all the latest technological wizardry the U.S. military can use — in the Iraq war, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the world.

The Coyote, Silver Fox and "Big Eyes" are the names of two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) (search) and a giant set of long-range binoculars, respectively. They're in New York Harbor for the Navy's annual Fleet Week (search) event, running through Tuesday, and are available for public viewing.

“All this technology is to stop the conflict, stop the war,” said former Navy Capt. Woody Berzins, public relations manager for Advanced Ceramics Research, which designed and built the Coyote.


"Every life has true value, but every life you save has more value," Berzins said.

— Coyote: The compact, battery-operated Coyote — an orange, unmanned surveillance plane built for the Navy to launch from the hulking P3 (search) prop jets — can silently glide down to a questionable vessel lurking in the water. The prototype will be ready for testing this fall.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afloatlab; binoculars; boathouse; drones; fleetweek; miltech; navalresearch; navy; rstv; starfish; uavs; unmanned; usn

The Office of Naval Research's Afloat Lab is housed on the Star Fish and docked in New York Harbor this week.

Some of the new gadgets being designed for the military, onboard the Afloat Lab at Fleet Week.

This system has infrared goggles that can be attached to any military "Big Eyes" binoculars -- or any other set of binoculars -- for enhanced communication.

The upgraded Silver Fox, an unmanned plane used by the military, on display at the Afloat Lab at Fleet Week."

The Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Targeting Vehicle (RST-V)."

1 posted on 05/29/2005 9:28:20 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: MJY1288; TexasCowboy; LadyX; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; TexKat

New Military Technology P I N G!

2 posted on 05/29/2005 9:42:50 PM PDT by STARWISE ( You get the govt. you deserve. CALL YOUR CONGRESS CRITTERS OFTEN -U.S. CONGRESS: 1-877-762-8762)
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Go get'em turbanites!
Nice to see NYC piers populated by our fighting men/women!
NYC done nice cleanup job around the piers, good time to visit Intrepid museum and visiting ships!
3 posted on 05/30/2005 8:13:21 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeePeee!)
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