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  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy and the General Dynamics Mission Systems Knifefish team recently completed an evaluation of Knifefish, an autonomous surface mine countermeasure (SMCM) unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). The test events took place off the coast of Boston using submerged navy mine test targets. According to General Dynamics, the evaluation demonstrated the UUV’s capability to detect and […]

  • 25 January 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Bluefin Robotics, a leading provider of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), announced that they will produce a variation of the Knifefish UUV for the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Knifefish is a specialized Bluefin-21 UUV that is being developed for the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV) program for which Bluefin is under subcontract to […]

  • 16 July 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Bluefin Robotics, a leading provider of Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) solutions for US Navy Programs of Record recently announced that the company has successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review for Knifefish, the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV). In November of 2011, Bluefin announced a subcontract from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) […]

  • 12 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    US naval researchers recently demonstrated a new capability which would allow the communication of a submerged unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) with a shore station through an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) as a communications relay. The US Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) remotely collaborated with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, during the joint autonomous vehicle demonstration in Brookeville, Maryland, […]

  • 3 October 2011
    Industry news

    General Dynamics Advanced Informational Systems Inc., McLeansville, N.C., is being awarded a $48,606,916 contract with cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price line items for the engineering, manufacturing and development of the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV). The SMCM UUV system will provide the fleet mine warfare commander with enhanced mine-hunting capability. The SMCM UUV […]

  • 17 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Hydroid Inc. has been awarded a USD 36.32 million contract for procurement of unmanned underwater vehicles (UVVs). Unmanned underwater vehicles, sometimes known as underwater drones, are any vehicles that are able to operate underwater without a human occupant. UUVs may be divided into two categories: Remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), which are controlled by a […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Training & Education

    L3 Technologies announced on April 4th, that it has acquired OceanServer Technology, Inc. The acquisition was completed on March 17, 2017, and the terms were not disclosed. The business was renamed L3 OceanServer and will be integrated into the company’s Sensor Systems segment. Based in Fall River, Massachusetts, OceanServer Technology develops and manufactures autonomous, lightweight […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    On Monday 31st March, the Royal Navy took a major step forward in developing a framework to allow Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) to be deployed from its anti-submarine warfare warships.   A Memorandum of Understanding between the Service and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) was signed which allows the two parties to work together in […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5 (CSDS 5), Detachment UUV, took delivery of Large Training Vehicle 38 (LTV 38), an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) Aug. 22.   The delivery makes LTV 38 the first UUV to join the vehicle inventory used by detachment UUV at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport. Once a few final operational preparations […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    ECA Group has released a new INSPECTOR 120 unmanned surface vehicle (USV) as a part of its robotic and autonomous systems portfolio for naval applications. As explained by the company, the 12-meter USV has been developed to automatically deploy the ECA Group unmanned systems (UUVs) such as autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) A18-M, towed sonars T18-M, […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy is looking at ways to have its underwater unmanned vehicles charged wirelessly undersea. It has recently awarded a $1.6 million contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne to develop a demonstration system that will allow the wireless charging of UUVs. The company will also develop a software system which will enable the Navy to prioritize and schedule […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Bluefin Robotics, a Quincy-based provider of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), announced that the company, in support of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), has successfully completed a long-endurance UUV mission from Boston to New York totaling over 100 hours with NRL’s Reliant “Heavyweight” UUV. The multi-day mission exercised UUV autonomy methods and demonstrated the capability of […]

  • 27 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has completed contractor trials for the US Navy’s Knifefish program, the company announced Oct. 26. The Knifefish UUV is a mine countermeasure (MCM) unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) operated in multiple mine test target fields at-sea using buried, bottom and volume type mine-test targets. According to the company, the Knifefish system successfully demonstrated […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A Turkish defense company has shared video footage of what it says is an unmanned underwater vehicle capable of carrying enough explosives to destroy surface warships. The underwater drone is called Wattozz and was developed jointly by Albayrak Savunma, which entered the defense business in 2017, and Karadeniz Technical University. The UUV is identical to a stingray, […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Image, Video: Boeing American multinational aerospace company Boeing has introduced their latest unmanned, undersea vehicle (UUV), the Echo Voyager. The company said the drone submarine is able to operate autonomously for months at a time thanks to a hybrid rechargeable power system and modular payload bay. According to Boeing, the 51-foot-long vehicle is not only autonomous while underway, […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. government has approved UUV Aquabotix’s Endura unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) for placement on the GSA schedule, the company announced on June 5. The GSA (General Services Administration) is an agency of the United States government that supplies products for U.S. government offices and operates the Federal Acquisition Service (the FAS). As part of […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Boeing and Huntington Ingalls Industries announced they are joining forces for the design and production of unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) for the U.S. Navy’s extra large UUV program. “This partnership provides the Navy a cost-effective, low-risk path to meet the emergent needs that prompted the Navy’s Advanced Undersea Prototyping program,” said Darryl Davis, president, Boeing Phantom Works. […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    American automaker General Motors has partnered with the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to incorporate automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems into the next generation of Navy’s unmanned undersea vehicles, or UUVs. Hydrogen fuel cells convert high-energy hydrogen efficiently into electricity, resulting in vehicles with greater range and endurance than those powered with […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    General Dynamics Mission Systems unveiled its new Bluefin-9 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at the Oceans 2018 event in Charleston, South Carolina. GDMS said the completely reengineered vehicle offers defense, commercial and academic customers highly-detailed subsurface data in minutes rather than hours. The two-man portable UUV provides the same data collection capabilities of larger UUVs, […]

  • 24 April 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts are buying another REMUS 100 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) from Hydroid Inc. in Pocasset, Mass., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime AS in Kongsberg, Norway. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, R.I., needs the Hydroid REMUS 100 for continued development and testing, supplementing NUWC’s existing inventory of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Commands (NAVMETOCCOM) spent the last several months preparing for an operational demonstration of unmanned systems which is taking place in the Gulf of Mexico between May 31 and June 1. Operations and observations collected during the demonstration will be integrated on a unique common operational picture at the Combat Readiness […]

  • 5 June 2019
    Industry news

    Shipbuilder and defense contractor BAE Systems announced it has acquired key assets of Riptide Autonomous Solutions (Riptide), the maker of small unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) technology and solutions. “Adding Riptide’s technological capabilities will position us to provide customers unmatched flexibility by offering a family of UUVs and integrated payload solutions capable of supporting a variety […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) is funding the development of an underwater robotic explosive ordnance disposal device that will keep divers out of harm’s way. The contract award was announced by RE2 Robotics, a developer of robotic manipulator arms, which has received a small business innovation research (SBIR) award to develop an inflatable underwater dual […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Italian defense company Leonardo was selected to lead the first European Defence Fund’s initiative project which will see the integration of unmanned platforms in surveillance and interdiction missions. OCEAN2020, as the project is called, is issued by the European Union under the ‘Preparatory Action on Defence Research’ program. The project will see unmanned platforms of different […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy recently demonstrated a new mine sweeping technique during a test in which a MH-60S helicopter deployed a MK-18 Mod 2 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). This demonstration proved a possible lighter, less time intensive way to sweep for mines in theatre, compared to a MH-53E helicopter towing a Mk-107 sled. According to NSWC PCD […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) a contract to provide its lithium-ion fault tolerant (LiFT) battery system for the semi-autonomous hydrographic reconnaissance vehicle (SAHRV), a small, portable underwater vehicle (UUV). GA-EMS is part of a team working with the Department of Defense to design, fabricate, deliver, and conduct at-sea testing of […]

  • 5 June 2018
    Authorities

    General Dynamics Mission Systems on June 4 announced completion of sea acceptance trials for the US Navy’s Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). The trials took place off the coast of Boston and followed contractor trials which concluded in October 2017. The latest tests were carried out using navy mine test targets and included […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    When members of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2’s Area Search Platoon (ASP) participated in a controlled exercise with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, EOD technicians were able to execute their mission in a fraction of the time. EODMU 12 was tasked to find mine shapes off the coast of Key West, […]