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At a Huntington Ingalls subsidiary, female divers make underwater history

Two engineers at the Undersea Solutions Group, a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, made history last month in Florida's St. Andrews Bay. Chloe Mallet, an ocean engineer, and Andrea Raff, a mechanical engineer, became the first women to crew and drive a dual-mode underwater vehicle. That's the long name for USG's Proteus, which can operate with or without a crew. HII anounced their accomplishment Monday in a news release. USG operates in Panama City, Fla. Both women have trained with Proteus and assist with its maintenance. They trained with USG's more experienced pilots to prepare for the big day. Mallet and Raff each co-piloted Proteus in the Bay...

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