Black Laser Learning® was recently awarded a second contract from United States Space and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWAR) to provide advanced side scan sonar image interpretation training to the US Navy's UUV community.
The Black Laser Learning® field instruction in San Diego was conducted in August while east coast detachments will receive the program in September. The instruction was carried out by Vincent J. Capone, M. Sc. president of Black Laser Learning who with over 20 years of sonar experience has developed a special Mine Identification sonar training program.
The classroom instruction is augmented by a military version of the Black Laser Learning sonar training program on DVD.
The new military training program was hosted by Vincent Capone who has over 20 years sonar and hydrographic experience along with a Master's Degree in Marine Science. Vince has been side scan sonar instructor for the US Navy, US Army Corps of Engineers, US EPA, Korean Navy, and Israeli Navy, Irish Navy as well as numerous commercial groups. He has worked with the FBI and US Department of Justice on underwater investigations. In addition to teaching sonar, Vince has also taught at Dowling College and the Isle of Shoals Marine Laboratory.