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  • 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 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Unmanned surface vessels (USV) still lag far behind their aerial equivalents in terms of technical capabilities, technology, and deployment. However, new threats, cost-benefit calculations, operational experiences in the past decade, and new technological developments are driving rapid growth in the market. USV may be used instead of manned vessels not only for defense but also […]

  • 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, […]

  • 6 December 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Israeli unmanned systems specialist Elbit Systems has teamed up with Italy’s Leonardo to equip the Seagull unmanned surface vessel (USV) with mini torpedoes. The agreement, announced at the Exponaval exhibition in Chile, will see the two companies develop the USV’ capability of mounting and launching light weight, mini torpedoes. As explained by Elbit, the solution will […]

  • 27 August 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Expeditionary Warfare USV, an unmanned surface vessel armed with a Longbow Hellfire missile system and a .50 gun mounted on a remote weapon station, showed off its capabilities at the 2019 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The unique weaponized USV is capable of performing force protection and long-range USV missions […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract to support the U.S. Navy’s integration onto an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) of the Northrop Grumman-built AQS-24A Side Look Sonar System to look for bottom and volume mines remotely. The repackaging of the sonar for USV use will build upon the proven capabilities of the AQS-24A. The […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French defense and security contractor ECA Group was recently awarded a new export contract for the delivery of three mine counter measure unmanned systems to an undisclosed customer. This contract, around €10 million, includes the supply of three Inspector Mk2 unmanned surface vehicles (USV). These Inspector Mk2 will be fitted with the recently developed subsea robotic system Towsca which is […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Dutch Association of Shipping Technicians (KNVTS) selected Elbit’s ‘Seagull’ unmanned surface vehicle (USV) as the winner of their Ship of the Year 2017 award. The KNVTS award is granted to the most technologically innovative ship presenting superior design, economics and sustainability. Seagull participated in MCM trials held by the Dutch and Belgian navies […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. announced it has completed the development of an additional mission module for its Protector Unmanned surface Vehicle (USV). The company said it performed a series of tests in which a number of Spike missiles were launched from the Protector and hit simulated enemy targets. This was the first-ever missile […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Israeli defense company Elbit Systems recently completed a trial test torpedo launch from its Seagull multi-mission, autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) system in Israel’s Haifa port. The trial demonstrated the capability of Seagull to install and launch light weight torpedoes, adding to the capabilities of the USV, which is designed to carry out unmanned maritime missions, such as protection […]

  • 26 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Atlas Elektronik UK, a joint company of ThyssenKrupp and Airbus DS, has delivered an ATLAS Remote Combined Influence Minesweeping System (ARCIMS) multi-role unmanned surface vessel (USV) to the German Naval Technical Centre, based within the Eckernfoerde Naval Base. The company said this delivery followed the recent success earlier in 2015 where AEUK secured a major […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy has put the Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed (MAST), an unmanned surface vessel (USV) based on the Bladerunner hull shape, on sea trials in the Tidal Thames, September 5. MAST is being developed by Portchester-based ASV Ltd, under research funding from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), providing a testbed to host a range […]

  • 9 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy recently completed developmental testing of the AN/AQS-20C (Q-20C) towed minehunting sonar, bringing the mine countermeasure system a step closer to joining the fleet. The Q-20C has advanced acoustic and electro-optic sensing capabilities that will detect, localize and classify bottom, close-tethered, moored, and volume-moored mines. According to Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City […]

  • 27 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy has completed developmental testing for the AN/AQS-20C mine-hunting sonar system for littoral combat ships at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, February 26. The AQS-20C is the next generation of the AN/AQS-20 system designed to be incorporated into the LCS mine countermeasures mission package. The system consists of four sonar […]

  • 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 […]

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

    Sonar and waterside security systems company Klein Marine Systems teamed with Israel-based international defense electronics company Elbit Systems to conduct mine countermeasure exercises in the Mediterranean Sea. The exercises were used by the companies to test their recent products. Klein put its 5900 mine hunting side scan sonar to the test while Elbit tested its new Unmanned […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Zycraft Pte. Ltd. (Zycraft) has successfully completed the Phase 1 development of the Vigilant Class Independent Unmanned Surface Vessel (IUSV), the company announced. A lead vessel named the LongRunner has already completed over 24 months of inwater testing in Singapore waters and traveled a total of 2000 nautical miles. During this period, the vessel also […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French company ECA Group recently demonstrated its unmanned solution for port and coastal protection in the Toulon area, south of France. The mobile system is based on several robotic systems, a USV Inspector Mk2 and a UAV IT180-60, controlled and supervised from a centralized Command and Control center based onshore. This system can be used for homeland […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Israel-based defense and homeland security company, Elbit Systems, has introduced a new unmanned vessel platform. The Seagull is a 12-meter modular, multi-mission Unmanned Surface Vessel(USV) system with replaceable mission modules and two vessels capable of being operated and controlled in concert using a single Mission Control System (MCS), from manned ships or from the shore. The system provides unmanned end-to-end mine […]

  • 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 […]

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

    Sailors and civilian personnel from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) journeyed to Singapore to support the inaugural Maritime RobotX Challenge, Oct. 24-26. The event is sponsored by ONR and organized by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation, the National University of Singapore Faculty of […]

  • 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, […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Industry news

    US defense contractor L3 Technologies announced it has acquired unmanned surface vessel (USV) and autonomous vessel control systems company ASV Global. With this acquisition, L3 is expanding its unmanned vessel portfolio with anti-submarine warfare (ASW) solutions, unmanned off-board sensors and integrated unmanned surface and undersea vessel (USV/UUV) operations. The new company will be known as L3 […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.K. Ministry of Defence has given ASV Global a licence to use its Advanced Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Capability technology. The contract has been signed through Ploughshare Innovations, the technology transfer arm of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). The licence is centred on Dstl’s Advanced USV Capability Project, due for completion in late 2017, […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    French autonomous systems developer ECA Group announced its participation in the EU-led autonomous systems integration project OCEAN2020. With Italy’s Leonardo at the helm, ECA Group will join partners from 15 European countries to work on the first cross-European military research program to-date. OCEAN2020 will examine the integration of unmanned platforms of different types (fixed wing, rotary […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Espadon, a French mine warfare demonstration program which brought together DCNS, Thales, and ECA Group, resulted in the development of a system that enables the world’s first AUV launch and recovery from a USV, ECA Group said. Completed in May, 2016, the Espadon program was a component of the French MoD overarching Système de Lutte Anti-Mines Futur (SLAMF, future mine […]

  • 27 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French autonomous systems developer ECA Group recently unveiled and demonstrated its new mid-sized mine counter measure autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), the A18-M. A live demonstration of the company’s new AUV family member took place off Toulon, Southern France, on February 16. According to the company, the AUV is capable of mine detection and classification in water […]