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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Technology Focus of Sea Air Space Day 2

Navy Process Turns Seawater to Jet Fuel

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. –  The Sea Air Space Exposition here opened to record numbers of attendance.  More than 10,000 guests visited more than 20 Navy commands and 200 defense industry organizations on April 6th.  Today the focus will be on innovation

On April 8th the following topics will be discussed:
       The Navy has developed a process to turn sea water into jet fuel to propel aircraft including a model aircraft that has flown on the converted fuel
       New software has been developed that will allow Naval Aircraft to fly without the need for a human pilot

Kevin Traver, who coordinates Sea Air Space said, “This is unprecedented participation of defense industry and military in the technology arena.  Some of the technology being discussed at Sea Air Space is revolutionary and truly futuristic.”  He added, “The innovation panel is a compelling discussion involving the Navy’s technology leaders.”

Media are invited to attend the Sea Air Space “Innovation and Supporting the Warfighter” panel at 9:00 on Tuesday, April 6th at 9:00 a.m.  Call Mark McDonald at 402.309.0721 for additional information.
 For a complete list of keynote addresses, roundtable discussions and floor speaker topics visit

Each year, the Navy League presents the world’s largest maritime exposition, featuring the latest innovations and technologies in the defense industry. This year’s exposition will be held April 7-9 at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Admission is free for all service members and government service employees.  For more information, press materials, media credentialing and online registration, please visit, or contact Mark McDonald at

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