NORFOLK (Nov. 4, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) passes Fort Monroe National Monument as the ship arrives at Naval Station Norfolk. Enterprise's return to Norfolk will be the 25th and final homecoming of her 51 years of distinguished service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik/Released)
The IBM Naval Ordnance Research Calculator (NORC) was a one-of-a-kind first-generation (vacuum tube) electronic computer built by IBM for the United States Navy's Bureau of Ordnance. It went into service in December 1954 and at 15,000 operations per second, was likely the most powerful computer at the time. In 1955 NORC was moved to the Naval Proving Ground at Dahlgren, Virginia. It was their main computer until 1958, when more modern computers were acquired. It continued to be used until…
THOR, a Tactical Hazardous Operations Robot, being developed by Virginia Tech is expected to be agile and resilient with perception, planning and human interface technology that infers a human operator's intent, according to the DARPA website.
Inside the USS Ford, America's Newest Aircraft Carrier
Newport News, Va.—U.S. Navy Capt. John Meier wants the USS Ford, the first of the United States' new class of aircraft carrier, to be completed by March 2016. Later that year his term as the ship's commanding officer will end, and his replacement will be the first to take the vessel (CVN-78)