DARPA'S Unmanned Vessel Tests Elevated ISR Sensor Mast

October 25, 2016 @ 02:11 PM

DARPAs Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program has developed and built a technology demonstration vessel that is currently undergoing open-water testing off the coast of California. The ACTUV was recently set sail with its first payload: a prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast developed through the Agencys...

UK MoD Allows Use Of Unmanned Surface Vehicle Software

September 29, 2016 @ 12:51 PM

The UK Ministry of Defence has signed a licence agreement with ASV Global allowing for the use of its Advanced Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Capability technology. The contract has been signed through Ploughshare Innovations, the technology transfer arm of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) allows use of advanced marine...

ThyssenKrupp To Modernize Four Peruvian Submarines

September 8, 2016 @ 10:37 AM

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has won a contract worth an approximate $44.7 million to provide engineering and technical services for the modernization of Peruvian Navy submarines

Leidos Completes Initial Performance Trials Of DARPA’s Unmanned Anti-Submarine Demonstrator

July 26, 2016 @ 11:48 AM

Leidos has completed initial performance trials of the technology demonstration vessel it is developing for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program. The at-sea tests took place off the coast of San Diego, California

Spanish MoD approves Design Review Of Submarine S-80

July 19, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

The Spanish Ministry of Defense has approved the Critical Design Review (CDR) of its S-80 submarine being built by Navantia shipyard in Cartagena. It is very important for the future of the program and Shipyard milestone, since it involves permanently close the submarine design and allows the transition to production

Saab Unveils Underwater IED Robot

May 18, 2016 @ 01:35 AM

Saab presented its remotely operated vehicle (ROV), Sea Wasp, at the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland. Sea Wasp, which relocates, identifies and neutralizes underwater improvised explosive devices (IEDs), is designed to combat below-the-surface terrorism, the company said in a statement Tuesday

DARPA Selects BAE Systems To Provide Undersea Navigation System

May 17, 2016 @ 09:39 AM

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected BAE Systems to develop an undersea navigation system aimed at enhancing the US Navys ability to provide precise, global positioning throughout the ocean basins. The contract will support a program called the Positioning System for Deep Ocean Navigation (POSYDON), which seeks to allow undersea vehicles to accurately navigate while remaining below the oceans surface

Russia Developing Unmanned Underwater Vehicles For Fifth-Gen Subs

March 21, 2016 @ 01:55 PM

Russia is developing unmanned underwater vehicles for deployment by fifth-generation submarines. "The Rubin and Malakhit [design bureaus] are involved in the development

Boeing Rolls Out Autonomous UUV Echo Voyager

March 11, 2016 @ 10:14 AM

Boeing has rolled out an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), Echo Voyager capable of operating autonomously for months at a time. The 51-foot long Echo Voyager runs on a hybrid rechargeable system to run for months autonomously, and can also be launched and recovered without the kind of support ships usually necessary for unmanned, undersea vehicles, or UUVs, Boeing said in a news release Thursday

UK Invests £225m To Ensure Efficiency Of Four New Nuke Subs Assembly...

March 8, 2016 @ 09:51 AM

The UK ministry of defense is investing £225m towards new facilities where four new nuclear submarines will be assembled to ensure maximum efficiency. The first of the four submarines is expected to be delivered in 2028

Atlas ElektroniK UK Delivers Unmanned Surface Vehicle to German Navy

February 9, 2016 @ 03:05 PM

In December 2015 Atlas ElektroniK UK (AEUK) delivered an ARCIMS multi-role USV to the German Naval Technical Centre, WTD71, based within the Eckernfoerde Naval Base. This follows the recent success earlier in 2015 where AEUK secured a major contract with the UK MoD to supply the Royal Navy with an Autonomous Minesweeping Capability

Elbit Systems Unveils Unmanned Surface Vehicle System for Maritime Warfare Missions

February 8, 2016 @ 01:20 PM

Elbit Systems has unveiled its Seagull multi-mission Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) system. Seagull is a 12-meter USV with replaceable mission modules, with two vessels capable of being operated and controlled in concert using a single Mission Control System (MCS), from manned ships or from the shore, the company said in a statement Monday