Naval Group has displayed its I4Drones Mission system at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) in Abu Dhabi which coordinates the work of multiple drones operating both underwater and overland. “Naval Group solutions can integrate all types of autonomous vehicles for deployment above and underwater, exploiting their payload to the benefit of...
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth $12.3 million for phase one of the Manta Ray program
Northrop Grumman will manufacture niobium-based connectors (NiobiCon) that will allow passage of electricity to enable recharging of underwater unmanned vehicles. "Northrop Grumman Corporation has signed its first non-exclusive agreement to manufacture niobium-based connectors (NiobiCon) specifically designed for harsh environments," the company said in a statement Wednesday
India's Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israeli firm Elbit Systems to develop and customize the latter's Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) for the Indian Navy. The tripartite MoU was inked today during the ongoing DefExpo 2020 in...
Northrop Grumman will integrate its µSAS sonar system onto L3Harris Technologies Iver4 Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) for a 12-month test period for the Defense Innovation Units (DIU) Next Generation Small-Class UUV program. The DIU is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) organization founded to help the US military make faster...
Huntington Ingalls Industries' $350 million acquisition of Hydroid Inc from Kongsberg will help the company build Orca extra-large unmanned undersea vehicles (XLUUVs) with Boeing, for the United States Navy. “Hydroids advanced capabilities and reputation for excellence in autonomous and unmanned maritime systems provide the perfect complement to our existing unmanned operations, including Proteus in Panama City and our partnership with Boeing to produce the Orca XLUUV," said Mike Petters, HIIs president and CEO
General Dynamics has a $44.6 million modification contract for low-rate initial production of the US Navys Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (SMCM UUV), also known as Knifefish
China launched an unmanned combat ship yesterday with its developer claiming the vessel is combat-ready. The ship has a length of about 15 meters and a displacement of 20 tons, is capable of conducting air defense, anti-ship and anti-submarine missions thanks to a phased array radar system, vertical-launched missiles and torpedoes
South Korea has won $1.02 billion to supply Indonesia with three 1,400-ton submarines, according to multiple press reports
Huntington Ingalls has won a $727 million modification contract General Dynamics Electric Boat for the procurement of long-lead-time material for Virginia-class submarines. The award provides new funding to an existing contract for long-lead-time material to support the construction of Block V submarines
Turkish firm STM signed a contract yesterday to enhance capabilities of Pakistan Navys Agosta 90B Submarines. The company will modernize four Pak submarines
The US Navy plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for the procurement of a 50 feet unmanned sea vehicle (USV) to function as a sensor and communications platform. In the next two months, the service is set to issue a request for proposals for a new class of medium USV, up to 50 meters long,