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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

  • Sea Hunter Anti-Submarine Vessel Joins Naval Fleet; Nevin Carr Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sea Hunter Anti-Submarine Vessel Joins Naval Fleet; Nevin Carr Comments

    Leidos' Sea Hunter autonomous anti-submarine vessel has passed nearly two years of testing with the U.S. Navy and joined the service's fleet of warships, CNBC reported Wednesday. The report said almost all of Sea Hunter's elements are now classified. Rear Adm. Nevin Carr, vice president and Navy strategic account executive at Leidos, stated that Sea […] 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Leidos Demos Unmanned Anti-Sub Vessel for DARPA Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leidos Demos Unmanned Anti-Sub Vessel for DARPA Program

    Leidos has conducted a series of initial performance trials on an autonomous vehicle it is developing for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program. Leidos said Monday its 132-foot trimaran Sea Hunter either met or exceeded speed, maneuverability, stability, seakeeping, acceleration/deceleration and fuel consumption performance requirements under the two-year DARPA and Office of Naval Research […] 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

  • Raytheon Completes Sonar Platform Delivery to DARPA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 torpedo warning, search-and-tracking and small-object […] More

  • DARPA Seeks Sensor Tech for Unmanned Surface Vessels; Scott Littlefield Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 behavior based on the International […] More

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