Carderock basin officially opens

The US Navy’s new upgrade to the Manouvering and Seakeeping (MASK) basin was officially opened in a ribbon cutting ceremony on 19th December by Dr. John Holdren, assistant to the president for Science and Technology.

The upgrade to the 360-foot long and 240 foot-wide (110x73m) facility consists of 216 flap paddles designed by Edinburgh Designs Ltd, and can reproduce a wide variety of scale model sea conditions with continuous regular waves up to 1 metre in height possible.

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