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HII Completes $350M Buy of Kongsberg Maritime’s Hydroid Subsidiary; Andy Green Quoted

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has finalized its acquisition of Pocasset, Mass.-based marine robotics provider Hydroid from Kongsberg Maritime for approximately $350M as part of efforts to expand its capabilities in the autonomous and unmanned maritime systems market. HII said Thursday it will operate Hydroid as part of unmanned systems business unit within its technical solutions division, which now includes capabilities in small and medium unmanned underwater vehicles with the addition of Hydroid’s Remus and Seaglider autonomous underwater vehicles.

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Hydroid Secures $84M Navy UUV Engineering, Training Support IDIQ

Hydroid has secured a potential five-year, $84M contract from the U.S. Navy to engineer and provide training services for a class of unmanned underwater vehicle systems. The company will support the MK 18 family of systems under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a base value of $15.8M, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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BAE Acquires Riptide Autonomous Solutions; Terry Crimmins Quoted

BAE Systems’ U.S. subsidiary has completed its purchase of Plymouth, Mass.-based unmanned underwater vehicle provider Riptide Autonomous Solutions for an undisclosed sum. BAE Systems Inc. said Monday its electronic systems sector will absorb Riptide staff primarily to support the FAST Labs organization, which develops technological offerings for use in defense, security and aerospace domains.

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Serco Inc. Strikes $225M Deal for Alion’s Naval Business; Dave Dacquino, Craig Reed Quoted

Serco Group’s North American subsidiary has agreed to acquire the naval systems business unit of Alion Science and Technology for $225M in a push to expand its footprint in the naval modernization, sustainment and support services market. Serco Inc. said Thursday it expects the transaction to be finalized in the …

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McAleese & Associates: FY 2020 Navy, Marine Corps Budget Request Totals $206B

A report by consulting firm McAleese & Associates says the Navy and the Marine Corps requested a total budget of $206B for fiscal year 2020. The Navy’s FY 2020 budget request includes $20.4B in research, development, test and evaluation funds for several programs: unmanned surface vessels and unmanned underwater vehicles; directed energy; conventional …

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General Atomics, University Partner to Build UUV Navigation, Sensing Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 30, 2017 — General Atomics will collaborate with the University of Mississippi to develop acoustic-based navigation and sensing technologies that will work to support unmanned underwater vehicle platform systems for deep-sea missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The university said Thursday the partnership involves General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems unit occupying …

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General Atomics to Supply Li-Ion Battery for DoD Surveillance UUV

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 19, 2017 — A business unit of General Atomics will provide a lithium-ion battery system for a portable unmanned underwater vehicle as part of a contract with the Defense Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will supply its Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant battery to power the Semi-Autonomous Hydrographic …

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Boeing Provides Sensors, Teams With Liquid Robotics at Unmanned Warrior 2016 Demo

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 1, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Liquid Robotics teamed up to participate at the two-week Unmanned Warrior 2016 naval demonstration event organized by the British navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The team used four Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft equipped with Boeing’s acoustic sensors to detect and track an …

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DARPA Seeks Input on Anti-Submarine Bistatic Sonar System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has begun its search for an anti-submarine bistatic sonar system that works to maintain a ship’s stealth while in operation, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Monday. John Keller writes DARPA seeks companies to develop active sonar sources, signal processing and undersea communications technology for …

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