US Navy to Issue RFP for Unmanned Sea Vehicle Soon

March 8, 2019 @ 11:41 AM

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...

Boeing Wins $43M Orca Unmanned Undersea Vehicles Modification Contract

February 14, 2019 @ 03:08 AM

Boeing is awarded $43 million modification contract for the fabrication, test, and delivery of four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUVs) and associated support elements. The Orca XLUUV will be an open architecture, reconfigurable Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

Lockheed Martin Wins $184M US Navy Contact for Electronic Warfare Systems

February 11, 2019 @ 05:26 PM

Lockheed Martin has won a $184 million modification contract from the US Navy for full-rate production of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 systems. SEWIP is a development program to upgrade the existing AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare system

Russian Navy Plans Deploying 30 Nuclear-capable Underwater Drones

January 14, 2019 @ 02:59 PM

The Russian Navy plans to place more than 30 Poseidon strategic nuclear-capable underwater drones on combat duty. "Two Poseidon-carrying submarines are expected to enter service with the Northern Fleet and the other two will join the Pacific Fleet

Russia Starts Tests of Nuclear Propulsion System for Underwater Drone

December 26, 2018 @ 11:03 AM

Russia has started underwater trials of its nuclear-capable drone, ‘Poseidon capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads. "In the sea area protected from a potential enemys reconnaissance means, the underwater trials of the nuclear propulsion unit of the Poseidon drone are underway,"

Elbit Systems, Leonardo to Develop Torpedo Capability for Seagull USV

December 6, 2018 @ 02:09 PM

Elbit Systems and Leonardo will together develop Leonardos lightweight and mini torpedoes launching capabilities of Seagull USV (Unmanned Surface Vessel). The solution will be based on the same architecture used for airborne torpedo launching systems, the company said in a statement Thursday

Thirteen NATO Allies Sign Maritime Unmanned Systems Declaration

October 4, 2018 @ 10:01 AM

Defence Ministers from thirteen NATO Allies signed a declaration of intent to cooperate on the introduction of Maritime Unmanned Systems. At NATO Summit in Brussels in July, NATO leaders had endorsed the implementation of NATOs reinforced maritime posture

US Awards $561M for Material Research to Develop Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Systems

July 31, 2018 @ 12:55 PM

The United States department of defense awarded multiple companies contracts worth $561 million collectively to support research and development for the procurement of materials and services used to develop, build, fabricate and support the Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) Family of Systems (FoS). Aerojet Rocketdyne, Alion Science and Technology, AMERICAN Systems, BAE Systems Electronic Systems, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc

NATO Deploys Israeli Unmanned Vessel during Anti-submarine Warfare Exercise

June 20, 2018 @ 11:19 AM

NATO forces in a recent Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercise deployed Elbit Systems Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV). The ASW force included the Spanish Navys Santa Maria-class frigate “Victoria”, the Royal Navys Type-45 HMS Duncan as well as the Seagull USV, Elbit said in a statement Sunday

Chinese Hackers Steal US Naval Warfare Secrets: Report

June 9, 2018 @ 11:25 AM

Chinese hackers have reportedly hacked into a US defense contractors computer networks and have made away with plans of supersonic anti-ship missile systems for submarines. According to a report by the

China Tests Unmanned 'Swarm' Boats

June 5, 2018 @ 12:33 PM

China has tested a ‘Swarm of 56 unmanned boats in Wanshan Archipelago near South Chinas Guangdong Province. The unmanned boats reportedly avoided islands and reefs, crossed bridge tunnels, made turns and changed their formation while navigating through the area

Russia Developing New Underwater Drone Capable Of Destroying Enemy Naval Bases: TASS

May 17, 2018 @ 01:37 PM

Russia is developing a powerful underwater drone that can carry a nuclear warhead with a capacity of up to 2 megatonnes to destroy enemy naval bases, TASS reports