Tag Archives: ACTUV

Navy Plans New USV Design Initiative for Fiscal 2019

The U.S. Navy plans to design a new unmanned surface vehicle that will build on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program, Inside Defense reported Monday. The service branch has requested $2.8 million to produce a medium displacement USV concept beginning in fiscal 2019’s first quarter and conduct …

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Leidos Starts Unmanned Surface Vessel Operational Test Under DARPA Program

Leidos has begun operational testing of an autonomous demonstration vessel the company developed through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program. The company said Tuesday it commenced at-sea tests on Sea Hunter‘s autonomy system, sensors, mission control hardware and software off the coast of San Diego in California as …

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DARPA, Leidos to Extend Anti-Submarine Unmanned Vessel Test

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Leidos an $8.5 million contract modification to extend the testing phase of an unmanned vessel the company developed for tracking underwater threats. Leidos will perform tests as part of DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program, the Defense Department said Thursday. Work is scheduled to …

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DARPA Christens Leidos-Built ‘Sea Hunter’ Autonomous Ship Demonstrator

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has christened an autonomous vessel demonstrator that a Leidos-led team designed and built for DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program. Leidos Chairman and CEO Roger Krone joined several DARPA and Defense Department officials during the christening of a prototype unit for the Sea Hunter ACTUV at a dockside ceremony …

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Raytheon Completes Sonar Platform Delivery to DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has received a Raytheon-built sonar system for integration with the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program. Raytheon said Wednesday it handed the Modular Scalable Sonar System to DARPA as part of a subcontract it won from Leidos. MS3 is an open architecture-based platform designed to perform …

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DARPA Seeks Sensor Tech for Unmanned Surface Vessels; Scott Littlefield Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking information on nonradar technology that would help new unmanned surface vessels under the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program identify objects in its vicinity. DARPA said Thursday the request for information focuses on delivering the capability to track and classify those objects and direct autonomous …

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Leidos Completes Maritime Autonomy System Tests on DARPA Unmanned Vessel

Leidos has concluded a 42-day test of its maritime autonomy system under the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The company said Tuesday it equipped a surrogate vessel with the autonomy software and associated sensors to perform maneuvers and ACTUV mission functions to evaluate its compliance with the International Maritime …

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