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Charles River Analytics Develops Detection Technology for Autonomous Vessels Under ONR Program

The Office of Naval Research has commissioned Charles River Analytics to develop a maritime detection technology for autonomous surface vessels under a $1.6M program. The 18-month Topside Optical Processing for Global Unmanned Navy or TOPGUN effort aims to leverage deep learning algorithms to support target detection distance, ship type identification and collision prevention, the company said Monday.

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SPA to Extend Navy Submarine Security Program Support; Edward Wright Quoted

Systems Planning and Analysis will continue to provide support services for the U.S. Navy‘s submarine security program under a five-year, $20M contract. SPA said Friday it will help the Office of Naval Research plan and manage technology transition efforts, as well as perform technical and operational analysis, modeling and simulation tasks. Edward Wright, …

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Navy Research Teams, Carnegie Mellon Partner to Encourage More Studies in STEM, AI

The Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University have partnered to boost interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and artificial intelligence studies for the U.S. Navy. NRL said Thursday the three entities will educate CMU students on the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief-related aspects of …

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Marines Use Aurora-Built Autonomous Flight Platform in Cargo Delivery Mission

Aurora Flight Sciences has helped the U.S. Marine Corps deliver cargo through an autonomous flight platform during the service branch’s recent integrated training exercise. A UH-1H helicopter equipped with the Aurora-built Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System delivered 520 pounds of water, gasoline, ready-to-eat meals, communications equipment and a cooler that contained urgent necessities to the California-based …

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Navy Selects tiag to Support ONR IT Operations

The Informatics Applications Group has won a potential five-year, $47.1 million task order from the U.S. Navy to help the Office of Naval Research establish an information technology network operation. Virginia-based tiag will also support ONR’s business process as part of the task order awarded under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Monday. …

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CTC to Develop Metallic Component Manufacturing Tech for Navy; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has received a potential four-year, $6.4 million contract to develop additive manufacturing technology for the U.S. Navy to build metal-based parts for air, sea and ground platforms. The contract awarded through the Office of Naval Research’s Quality Metal Additive Manufacturing program contains a two-year base period worth $2.6 …

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Raytheon BBN to Develop Drone Swarm Controller Under DARPA-Funded Program

Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary will support the Defense Advanced Research Agency‘s Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program through the development of a system for managing small autonomous air and ground vehicles. The controller technology will feature a visual graphical user designed to produce drone tactics, a game-based tactics simulator and a physical swarm …

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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 …

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