Tag Archives: unmanned undersea vehicle

Navy-Hosted Exercise Features Northrop’s Autonomous Maritime Platforms

Northrop Grumman demonstrated seabed warfare systems and the multidomain integration of unmanned platforms during a three-day exhibition of potential U.S. Navy technologies held last month in Newport, R.I. The company said Wednesday it launched sonobuoys from an autonomous Fire Scout surrogate helicopter and deployed micro synthetic aperture sonar on a man-portable unmanned underwater vehicle as …

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Navy, General Dynamics Conclude Sea Acceptance Trials of Mine Countermeasure UUV

General Dynamics has completed sea acceptance tests of a surface mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle the company developed for the U.S. Navy. The Knifefish UUV was tested across operational MCM scenarios that took place in  simulated mine fields off Boston’s coast, General Dynamics said Monday. Carlo Zaffanella, vice president and general manager of maritime and …

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General Dynamics, Navy Put Surface Mine Countermeasure UUV Through At-Sea Test

The U.S. Navy and General Dynamics‘ mission systems unit have evaluated a company-built autonomous surface mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle during a series of tests held off the coast of Boston. General Dynamics said Monday the tests aimed to determine if the Knifefish UUV could detect and classify mines that pose potential threats to naval vessels …

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Metron to Design Autonomous Tech for Navy UUVs

Metron has won a potential four-year, $33.9 million contract to help the U.S. Navy design, test and implement software to facilitate autonomous operation of unmanned undersea vehicles. The company will also design and integrate government-provided hardware to help address autonomy goals for various military missions, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Work will …

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Navy Tests AeroVironment Blackwing UAV’s Cross-Domain Data Relay Function

The U.S. Navy has demonstrated the communication, control and command functions of a small AeroVironment-built unmanned aircraft vehicle at the service branch’s Annual Naval Technology Exercise. AeroVironment said Wednesday its Blackwing UAV worked to connect with a swarm of unmanned undersea vehicles and communicated with a manned submarine’s combat control system during the ANTX event. The drone used a …

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HII Completes 30-Day Endurance Test of Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Developed With Battelle

Huntington Ingalls Industries has completed a 30-day endurance test of the Proteus unmanned undersea vehicle built by the company’s Undersea Solutions Group subsidiary and Battelle. HII said Tuesday Proteus was put in a tank at USG’s Florida facility where nearby computers fed navigational and depth data to the UUV’s autonomy and vehicle control systems to mimic an …

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