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Elbit Integrates Mini-Drone Onboard Autonomous Boat

July 9, 2020 @ 11:16 AM

Elbit Systems has completed tests of Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) after equipping the boat with a mini-drone, last week. “Trials conducted in recent weeks were dedicated to the integration of a mini-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), onboard the Seagull USV, further enhancing its intelligence gathering capabilities,” the company said in a...

ECA Adds Unmanned Rotorcraft to Belgian-Dutch Mine Hunter Program

July 8, 2020 @ 05:03 PM

ECA Group announced Wednesday it selected the SKELDAR V-200 Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial system (UAS) for integration with the Belgian and Dutch cooperative naval Mine Countermeasure (MCM) program. The project involves building twelve mine hunters equipped with drone systems (Toolbox) to the Belgian and Dutch navies

China Type 075 Amphibious Assault Ship Reveals Unmanned Helicopter Drone Model

July 3, 2020 @ 09:02 AM

China's Type 075 amphibious assault ship (AAS) has revealed an unmanned reconnaissance helicopter model on deck which resembled the AR500C, a new drone that was test-flown for the first time on May 20. The presence of the life-size model of the AR500C together with that of what looks like a transport...

Belgian-Dutch Mine Hunter Program Clears “Systems Functional Review” Phase

July 2, 2020 @ 08:57 AM

The Belgian-Dutch mine hunter program has crossed “Systems Functional Review” phase that validates the functional and architectural studies of the ships onboard systems including propulsion and combat systems, and more than hundred drones. “On May 23, a new contractual milestone was crossed by the Belgium Naval & Robotics teams, exactly one...

Royal Navy Commences Trails of BAE Autonomous Boats

July 1, 2020 @ 07:56 AM

The Royal navy has commenced trails of autonomous boats built by BAE Systems which can be controlled from warships for anti-piracy, attack and shore-landing missions. Minister for Defense Procurement Jeremy Quin said: “Commencing the trials of the crewless Pacific 24 boat is an important stepping stone in the Royal Navys development...

Northrop Grumman Awarded $333Mn to Produce 3 MQ-4C Triton UAVs for Australia

June 26, 2020 @ 07:10 AM

Northrop Grumman is awarded a $333,401,760 modification for the production and delivery of three low-rate initial production MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft for the government of Australia. The contract includes two main operating bases and one forward operating base in an integrated functional capability-four and multiple-intelligence configuration, with associated export compliance and support for the government of Australia, A Pentagon announcement said

Elbit, Harris Demo Anti-submarine Capability Using Unmanned Surface Vehicle

June 9, 2020 @ 11:19 AM

Elbit Systems UK completed a series of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) trials with the UK MoD. Elbit Systems UK used its ‘Seagull USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicle) for these trials, with the USAs L3 Harris providing the sonar

Russian Firm Developing Underwater Drone Killer

June 1, 2020 @ 01:18 PM

An autonomous underwater vehicle that can destroy below-surface drones and mines is being developed by a Russian firm, Region. The drone can be armed with various projectiles to destroy different types of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) such as attack and reconnaissance drones and even undersea mines

BAE Systems’ Develops 6000 Meter Rated Underwater Unmanned Vehicle

May 14, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

BAE Systems Riptide division has developed the first prototype of a 6000 meter rated underwater unmanned vehicle (UUV). This depth in a small UUV will allow unparalleled flexibility and cost efficiency by taking on missions unprecedented for the small class of UUVs, reducing the barriers to access the deep ocean, a BAE Systems statement said

US Navy to Deploy MQ-8C Fire Scout ‘Helicopter’ UAV in 2021

May 9, 2020 @ 03:55 PM

One of the largest reconnaissance and surveillance UAVs, Northrop Grummans Fires Scout, built from a Bell 407 Helicopter is scheduled for deployment with the US Navy in 2021. The US Navy, with support from Northrop Grumman commenced flight testing of the MQ-8C Fire Scout equipped with the Leonardo AN/ZPY-8 radar in February

BEL, GRSE to Customize Elbit’s Unmanned Surface Vessels for Indian Navy

February 7, 2020 @ 12:42 PM

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 Lucknow city, India

General Dynamics Wins $45M for US Navy’s Knifefish Autonomous Undersea Vehicle

August 27, 2019 @ 08:31 AM

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

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