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  • Scott Littlefield Named Chief Engineer for Scientific Systems' Maritime Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Scott Littlefield Named Chief Engineer for Scientific Systems’ Maritime Programs

    Scott Littlefield, formerly a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has been appointed chief engineer for maritime programs at Woburn, Massachusetts-based autonomous technology provider Scientific Systems. He will help Scientific Systems develop its strategy and facilitate customer engagement for maritime technology projects, the company said Monday. Littlefield most recently worked as principal […] More

  • Navy Plans New USV Design Initiative for Fiscal 2019 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 an analysis of alternatives starting in […] More

  • DARPA Transfers Unmanned Anti-Submarine Vessel Prototype to Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Transfers Unmanned Anti-Submarine Vessel Prototype to Navy

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has transitioned a prototype of an unmanned anti-submarine warfare vessel to the Office of Naval Research for further development. DARPA said Tuesday the Sea Hunter vessel was developed under the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program to serve as the first unit of a potential new class of unmanned maritime vessels. ACTUV will […] More

  • In The News: Ret. Brig.- Gen. Frank Kelley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    In The News: Ret. Brig.- Gen. Frank Kelley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems

    By land, air or sea, unmanned systems are a technological marvel in today’s efforts in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as mine warfare, electronic warfare and command and control operations. Some of the benefits to unmanned systems are reducing risk to U.S. sailors and marines, as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (DASN) for […] More

  • Leidos Secures Navy Contract to Help Build 2nd 'Sea Hunter' Autonomous Vessel - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leidos Secures Navy Contract to Help Build 2nd ‘Sea Hunter’ Autonomous Vessel

    Leidos has received a potential three-year, $43.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to build a hull structure for the construction of a second autonomous vessel. The company will develop the Sea Hunter II-Autonomous Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel Hull Number 2 under the cost-plus-fixed fee contract, the Defense Department said Friday. Work is expected to be completed […] More

  • Leidos Gets Recognition for Work Under DARPA's Unmanned Anti-Submarine Vessel Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leidos Gets Recognition for Work Under DARPA’s Unmanned Anti-Submarine Vessel Program

    Leidos has received recognition for its work to build an unmanned surface vessel under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program. The science and technology company said Monday its GCN dig IT award in the robotics, automation and unmanned systems category covers its support for DARPA to develop the Sea Hunter unmanned […] More

  • Navy Looks to Buy 2nd Leidos-Built Ship Drone as DARPA Hands Over ACTUV Program Control - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Looks to Buy 2nd Leidos-Built Ship Drone as DARPA Hands Over ACTUV Program Control

    The U.S. Navy is expected to buy a second autonomous vessel built by a Leidos-led team as the service prepares to take over control of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, USNI News reported Friday. Timothy Barton, maritime chief engineer at Leidos, said DARPA has begun […] More

  • Leidos Receives Gold Edison Award for DARPA Unmanned Vessel Devt Project Support - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leidos Receives Gold Edison Award for DARPA Unmanned Vessel Devt Project Support

    Leidos has received a gold 2017 Edison Award under the tactical and industrial technology category for its support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program. The company accepted the award during the 30th annual Edison Awards ceremony held Thursday in New York City, Leidos said Friday. Mike Chagnon, president of Leidos’ […] More

  • Leidos Starts Unmanned Surface Vessel Operational Test Under DARPA Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 a follow-on to performance trials conducted […] More

  • DARPA, Leidos to Extend Anti-Submarine Unmanned Vessel Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 complete work under the modification in […] More

  • DARPA Tests Unmanned Vessel, Sensor Mast Prototype Via Joint Maritime Demonstration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Tests Unmanned Vessel, Sensor Mast Prototype Via Joint Maritime Demonstration

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has demonstrated an unmanned vessel and a sensor mast prototype through open-water tests conducted off the coast of California. DARPA developed the autonomous vehicle through the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program and the sensor mast prototype as part of the Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems initiative, […] More

  • DARPA Christens Leidos-Built 'Sea Hunter' Autonomous Ship Demonstrator - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 held Thursday in Portland, Oregon, […] More

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