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  • 22 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Scientists and engineers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division have developed a way to change unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) mission information easier and faster. Autonomous systems engineers, Drs. Matthew Bays and Drew Lucas, refer to the system as “Autonomy in a Box.” Autonomy in a Box is designed to dramatically reduce the level […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    UK Ministry Of Defence (MOD) Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) has ordered a maritime autonomy demonstration system from SeeByte. The demonstration system will consist of UUVs equipped with SeeByte’s SeeTrack Neptune, an open architecture enabling autonomous multivehicle collaboration. The systems will be integrated with the UK’s Maritime Autonomy Framework (MAF) developed under Dstl funding. They enable the UK to develop […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A prototype maritime autonomy system for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program was recently tested. Leidos’ prototype was installed on a 42-foot work boat that served as a surrogate vessel to test sensor, maneuvering, and mission functions of the prototype ACTUV vessel. The prototype completed its first self-guided […]

  • 21 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Acoustics Division, with Bluefin Robotics, executed a record setting 507 kilometer (315 mile), long-endurance autonomy research mission using its heavyweight-class mine countermeasures autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), Reliant. NRL’s Reliant AUV, when equipped with a low frequency broadband (LFBB) sonar system, is perhaps best known as the prototype for the […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Vessels

    The US Navy’s office for unmanned and small combatants has started the next phase of the Ghost Fleet Overlord program which is designed to help the navy better decide which unmanned assets to acquire. As disclosed, the Program Executive Office Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) announced October 1 that it has awarded contract modifications […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Boeing’s extra large unmanned undersea vehicle (XLUVV), the 51 foot (15 meter) long Echo Voyager, has started sea trials off the coast of Southern California, the company announced. Boeing test engineers are checking the vehicle’s communications, autonomy, propulsion, systems integration and the vehicle’s battery operation with a mix of surface swims and shallow dives. Initial […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Sea Hunter autonomous trimaran became the first ship to successfully autonomously navigate from San Diego to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and back without a single crew member onboard, vessel designer and builder Leidos announced. The only time people were onboard during the transit was during short boardings by personnel from an escort vessel to […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    As autonomous technologies continue to develop and grow within the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) successfully demonstrated the Lockheed Martin OPTIMUS mission system’s ability to accomplish an autonomous approach and landing in an unprepared environment.   The system enhances the onboard intelligence of the […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Thales UK opened a new maritime autonomy trials and training center in Turnchapel Wharf in Plymouth, in a ceremony on October 11. The waterfront facility will provide access to trials areas for development of maritime autonomous systems and will act as the key maritime integration, test and evaluation center for the combined United Kingdom and […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK Ministry of Defence, through the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and in partnership with a number of associations and industry bodies, is making funding available through four initiatives each addressing different areas of maritime autonomy.   Autonomy in Maritime Unmanned Vehicles offers the potential to transform the manner in which many activities are […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The US Marine Corps’ unmanned helicopter has completed a successful final flight demonstration at Marine Corps Base Quantico, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced. The unmanned helicopter enhances autonomy options for the Marine Corps and was developed as part of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) program. AACUS is a partnership between ONR and technology company […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy received the long-endurance autonomous vessel known as the C-Enduro, vessel manufacturer L2 ASV announced on February 5. The C-Enduro will be used for military data gathering trials by the mine countermeasures and hydrographic capability (MHC) programme as the navy seeks to exploit autonomous technology. “We are proud to support the Royal Navy in […]

  • 19 March 2012
    Research & Development

    The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) celebrated the opening of its Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR), during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington March 16. The LASR facility will integrate science and technology components into research prototype systems and will become the nerve center for basic research that supports autonomous systems research for the Navy and […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    British technology company QinetiQ has been contracted by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) of the UK Ministry of Defence to stage a demonstration of unmanned and autonomous systems during the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior event. The demonstration, dubbed Hell Bay 4, will see a variety of unmanned underwater, surface and air vehicles working co-operatively within […]

  • 17 December 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Thales UK announced it has teamed up with Plymouth-based MSubs Ltd. for research in the field of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). The agreement follows the opening of a new UK maritime autonomy center in the south-west of England, in October this year. Thales has invested £1 million in the facility to build on its leadership in autonomous […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has selected the joint PIRIOU, DCNS and KERSHIP tender for the supply of four Offshore Support and Assistance Vessels (BSAH*) to the French Navy and for the associated maintenance. KERSHIP, a joint company created by the two naval partners, will ensure the management of this programme, which includes a firm order for two […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Vessels

    US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced it has completed testing and trials of the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) vessel. The technology demonstration vessel, christened Sea Hunter, has now been delivered to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) which will continue developing the revolutionary prototype vehicle. Sea Hunter is the first […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of an undersea autonomous system that can navigate to and physically manipulate objects on the sea floor. The autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles are to be developed as part of the agency’s Angler program which aims to improve […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    College students from around the world will have a hand in shaping the future of ocean robotics as they compete in the first Maritime RobotX Challenge, which takes place Oct. 24-26 in Singapore. Fifteen teams from five countries and three continents have journeyed to Marina Bay for the event, sponsored by the Office of Naval […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Northrop Grumman Corporation recently demonstrated new cross domain approaches for autonomous undersea, surface and air vehicles to advance the Anti-Submarine Warfare mission during this year’s Annual Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) at Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport. The demonstration featured mission management and control of a multi-vehicle collaborative autonomous system-of-systems conducting full spectrum search, detect, […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has shared a video of its newly-developed unmanned ocean-going vessel conducting speed and maneuverability trials. The vessel was developed under the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program and was recently transferred to water at its construction site in Portland, USA. According to DARPA, the vessel reached […]

  • 26 December 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has welcomed its newest offshore patrol vessel, BRP Gabriela Silang.  The change of flag ceremony for the 83-meter newbuild was held in Saint Nazaire, France, on December 18, 2019. It follows the OPV-8301’s successful completion of sea trials. The OPV is scheduled to depart from France on December 30 and […]

  • 31 October 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin $43.2 million contract for work on the US Navy’s Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) Orca. The contract is the first part of a two phase competition which includes the currently awarded design phase and a competitive production phase for up to nine vehicles to meet increasing demands for undersea […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Sea Hunter, the U.S. Navy’s unmanned anti submarine warfare vessel, has recently completed at-sea tests off the coast of San Diego, California. Developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program, the vessel met or surpassed all performance objectives for speed, maneuverability, stability, seakeeping, acceleration/deceleration, and fuel […]

  • 2 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK defense ministry has announced an investment of £75 million into new Royal Navy robot and autonomous mine-hunting technologies. The funding boost will be spent on two new autonomous mine-hunter vessels with sonars to enable remote mine-hunting at higher range, speed and accuracy in the Persian Gulf, as well as a new joint military […]

  • 16 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French shipbuilder OCEA is ready to launch the 84-meter offshore patrol vessel OPV 270 for the Philippines Coast Guard at its Les Sables d’Olonne site on July 17. The shipbuilder says the vessel is the “largest aluminium OPV built in the world”. It is built under a contract from late 2017, which included construction of […]

  • 15 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Naval Group on Thursday announced it is starting work on the Argentine Navy offshore patrol vessels (OPV), thereby officially confirming the four-ship contract with the South American country. As outlined by the shipbuilder, the first patrol boat to be delivered will be the L’Adroit which Naval Group developed and built with its own […]