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  • 18 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Unmanned underwater vehicle developer Aquabotix announced it has entered a special purpose cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the US Navy to start testing of its SwarmDiver micro swarming unmanned surface vehicle (USV). The CRADA with Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport will allow Aquabotix to gain access to the Narragansett Bay test facility, […]

  • 8 January 2019

    The US Navy has awarded unmanned systems developer Aquabotix another contract for work on its micro swarming unmanned surface vehicle (USV) project. The Australian-listed and Massachusetts-based unmanned vehicle company has received a total of US$70,000 to further develop its SwarmDiver concept. This initial development project will conclude with a testing and demonstration to various US […]

  • 21 December 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Thales and Aquabotix announced they are joining forces to design and develop a rapidly deployable mine counter measures (MCM), rapid environment assessment (REA) and military hydrographic autonomous system mission solution. The project is a collaboration with Australian Academia and SMEs including the University of Sydney, Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), Flinders University, Western Sydney University, Mission […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded Raytheon a $29.7 million contract for work on the Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology (LOCUST) innovative naval prototype (INP). As its name indicates, the LOCUST project is aimed at developing a system for the deployment of small, low-cost swarming UAVs to autonomously overwhelm an adversary. Raytheon subsidiary BBN […]

  • 27 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Underwater systems producer Aquabotix has made its first sale to the United States Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) to support unexploded ordnance detection missions. Aquabotix said that its subsidiary Aquabotix Technology Corporation has been granted an award of USD 78,000 in funding from the US Navy’s NUWC to deliver its solution. After delivery, this solution […]

  • 6 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    As autonomy and unmanned systems grow in importance for naval operations, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to not only protect US Navy ships, but also, for the first time, autonomously “swarm” offensively on hostile vessels. The first-of-its-kind technology—successfully demonstrated over […]

  • 11 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Department of Defense revealed in a January 9 statement that three U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets launched one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms during an October 2016 demonstration at China Lake, California. The 103 Perdix drones launched from the Super Hornets demonstrated advanced swarm behaviors such as collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying, and self-healing. “Due […]

  • 11 January 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Juliet Marine Systems, Inc., (JMS), a privately funded company, today announced plans to select a weapons integrator for its revolutionary new product, GHOST. GHOST is a high-speed attack craft specifically designed to protect vital waterways like the Straits of Hormuz and to counter threats such as piracy, which is increasing in many areas of the […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    US Navy’s USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully tracked and neutralized both single and multiple fast inshore attack craft during live-fire testing off the coast of California July 18-22. The ship’s crew and embarked surface warfare (SUW) mission package (MP) detachment conducted test events using the ship’s core weapons system – the Mk 110 57mm gun-and […]

  • 19 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Office of Naval Research has recently tested autonomous unmanned swarming boats during a demonstration in the lower Chesapeake Bay. According to the service, the results have revealed ‘dramatic new possibilities’ for autonomy in future naval missions. Using a combination of software, radar and other sensors, officials from the Office of Naval Research (ONR)—together with […]

  • 4 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) began initial operational test and evaluation of the surface-to-surface missile module (SSMM) on November 17, the US Navy has announced. According to the navy, the initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) started two months ahead of schedule. The SSMM is the newest addition to the Littoral Combat Ship […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of the medium unmanned surface vehicle (MUSV). Similarly to the Sea Hunter, MUSV will be a pier-launched, self-deploying modular, open architecture surface vehicle capable of autonomous navigation and mission execution. MUSV is expected to be capable of performing a […]

  • 10 February 2020

    The US Navy took delivery of the future USS St. Louis (LCS 19) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) shipyard on February 6, 2020. The future USS St. Louis is the 10th Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team at FMM. The newbuild’s delivery is […]

  • 12 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has ordered over 40 Hammerhead unmanned surface vehicle targets and various payloads from QinetiQ Target Systems under a contract modification worth CAD$4.7 million. The order was placed under an existing five-year, $35 million framework contract with the Canadian Department of National Defence, awarded in May 2016, for provision of surface and […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The 2018-edition of the US Navy’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) provided a venue for industry and academia to demonstrate new navy technologies with a focus on interaction between humans and machines. Taking place at Naval Station Newport and the Narragansett Bay Test Facility (NBTF) at the end of August, the exercise was the largest so […]

  • 1 August 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) is looking to break its own record of simultaneously commanding and controlling 50 ocean gliders which it achieved earlier this year. According to NAVOCEANO, its oceanographic and engineering departments are on track to exceed their own milestone, achieved in April 2018. Dozens of additional gliders have been launched from […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy’s silent service has challenged a team of young scientists to re-envision what the future of underwater warfare would look like and the results of their work have now been revealed. Flying fish swarm drones, completely autonomous eel-shaped UUVs and dissolving micro UUVs are all part of the concept. The ideas were envisioned by […]

  • 7 October 2013
    Training & Education

    A pyrotechnics and lightshow spectacular was promised and what a show it was. Sydney Harbour was transformed into a tribute to the Navy as the city stopped to commemorate 100 years since the first Royal Australian Navy Fleet sailed through Sydney Heads in 1913. Over a million people swarmed to vantage points around Sydney whilst […]

  • 2 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) is scheduled to arrive at Naval Base San Diego May 2, marking the completion of the ship’s maiden voyage to her homeport. Independence is the first Independence-variant of the new LCS class to transit the Panama Canal, conduct a foreign port visit and arrive in San Diego. […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Raytheon Company successfully completed the latest guided flight test of its SeaGriffin™ missile. The test further demonstrated the effectiveness of SeaGriffin’s semi-active laser guidance system, and the missile’s ability to capture images from a newly-added imaging infrared seeker (IIR).   During the Raytheon-funded test, a SeaGriffin missile, launched from an integrated surface launch system, provided […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) departed Naval Station Mayport April 9, embarking on the ship’s maiden voyage to its homeport of San Diego. The transit, led by the ship’s Gold Crew, marks the successful completion of testing the ability of the ship’s mine countermeasures (MCM) mission package to detect, localize, and destroy mines […]

  • 21 September 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Saab Sensis manages the US Baseline of Sea Giraffe AMB and will provide US based program management hardware and software adaptations, system integration, testing, and total lifecycle support to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in support of the LCS program. As the platform system engineering agent, General Dynamics is responsible for the design, integration […]

  • 17 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) conducted the ship’s first Panama Canal transit April 15 while underway to her homeport of San Diego. Independence’s Gold Crew is the first to bring Independence through the Panama Canal, sailing a 105-foot-wide ship through canal locks only 110-foot-wide. “This is a very challenging evolution because of the […]

  • 2 May 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Deeper collaboration between Australia and France in advanced sonar and naval robotics technology will flow from a research agreement announced in Sydney today during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Flinders University in South Australia, ENSTA Bretagne – a French national graduate engineering institute in Brest, and Thales will […]

  • 13 June 2012
    Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy proved the ability of Raytheon Company’s Griffin® B missileto engage rapidly moving small boats during a recent live-fire demonstration. “This demonstration shows the Griffin missile’s effectiveness in engaging the type of small, fast-moving boats used by swarming threats and pirates,” said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ Air Warfare Systems […]

  • 28 August 2013
    Industry news

    The future USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully concluded acceptance trials after completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), the Navy announced Aug. 28.  Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy, which is planned for later this […]

  • 3 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) arrived at Naval Base San Diego May 2, completing the ship’s maiden voyage to her homeport. Independence, commissioned in 2010, is the first Independence-class ship to transit the Panama Canal, conduct a foreign port visit and arrive in San Diego. “It’s an honor to be the first-in-class […]

  • 29 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Coronado (LCS 4) during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard here Sept. 27. Coronado is the fourth littoral combat ship (LCS) to deliver to the Navy, the second of the Independence variant – noted for its trimaran hull – to join the fleet. Capt. Randy Garner, […]

  • 16 July 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The missile will defend against small boat attacks.