Raytheon is being awarded an $83 million contract for the design, test and deployment of the Barracuda mine neutralization system. The Barracuda mine neutralization system is an expendable, autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle intended to identify and neutralize bottom, near surface and drifting sea mines
Australia will be home to Boeings largest autonomous systems development program outside of the United States following a new partnership agreement with the Queensland Government. Over the next three years, the rapid innovation program will see Boeing develop next-generation autonomous systems capability in Australia to increase the independent operation of air...
The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has completed its Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program to develop a naval vessel that can traverse thousands of kilometers without a single crew on board for months at a time. DARPA has transferred the technology demonstration vessel, Sea Hunter,...
Kawasaki Heavy Industries completed the verification test of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in UK waters. The AUV verification test was carried out from November 6 to 20, 2017 at The Underwater Centre, a UK marine testing and training facility in Fort William, Scotland
A Chinese research institute has claimed to be developing the world's fastest amphibious multi-role military vehicle with a top speed of 50 Km per hour on water. The four-wheeled vehicle is being developed at the China North Vehicle Institute under the China North Industries Group Corp, the country's largest maker of...
China is deploying a network of underwater gliders to help it track the movement and activities of foreign submarines in the disputed South China Sea. While China says it has sovereignty over the whole South China Sea, the US and some of its allies have been conducting ship, air and submarine patrols in the area claiming freedom of navigation
Goa Shipyard has delivered first Offshore Patrol Vessel (SLOP) to Sri Lanka Navy on 22nd July, 86 days ahead of schedule. SLOPV contract is one of the major export contracts, being executed by GSL currently for friendly countries, Goa Shipyard announced last week
Chinese unmanned boats will carry UAVs and underwater drones in rescue missions and anti-terrorism operations. The 3rd China Military and Civilian Integration Expo will feature unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and driverless cars
Denel and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) announced that the companies are collaborating to provide support for the South African navy's frigates and submarines. Under the accord, Denel's Maritime division will be responsible for maintenance and upgrades on three Heroine-Class submarines and four Valour-Class frigates of the navy
Micronet Enertec Technologies subsidiary Enertec Systems 2001 Ltd. (Enertec), has won a $350,000 purchase order from a large private aerospace & defense contractor for the development of a rugged diagnosis and simulation system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
The US navy is expanding the mission capabilities of its experimental submarine-hunting drone ship Sea Hunter that is capable of stalking Russian and Chinese submarines. The diesel-powered submarine is able to stalk for 10,000 nautical miles on a single tank of fuel at a speed of up to 27 knots
Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have announced a strategic partnership to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships. Rolls-Royce is developing remote controlled and autonomous ships and believes a remote controlled ship will be in commercial use by the end of the decade, the company said in a statement Monday