DVIDS – News – COVID-19 and hurricanes defeated, live ANTX event prevails


Despite COVID-19 limitations and planning challenges caused by Hurricanes Laura and Marco, a collaborative team prevailed in conducting a live Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX).

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) recently collaborated with Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC) in coordination with the Naval Oceanographic Office’s Fleet Survey Team (FST), and Klein Marine to conduct the testing at NSWC PCD.

The government and industry teams overcame potential setbacks by implementing safety protocols, maintaining a flexible schedule, and keeping a can-do attitude. With participants coming from across the country, one team travelling over 40 hours by vehicle, to both Gulfport, Miss., and Panama City, Fla., this synergy led to successes that far outweighed the struggle.

“The ANTX 20 vignette highlighted technology that is important to the Navy in maintaining a warfighting edge,” said Capt. Micah Weltmer, CNMOC ANTX director.

“The main benefits of ANTX are

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