Tag Archives: unmanned underwater vehicle

Navy Kicks Off Medium UUV Solicitation

The U.S. Navy is seeking potential contractors to design, test and build a medium unamnned underwater vehicle platform that can be launched from submarines and expeditionary vessels.

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Navy Holds Virtual Industry Day for ‘Hammerhead’ Maritime Mine Deployment System

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Naval Sea Systems Command and the program executive office unmanned and small combatants held a virtual industry day to discuss with industry stakeholders the requirements for the design and production of a maritime mine deployment platform. The Hammerhead system is designed to detect and home in on anti-submarine warfare targets and can be fielded from an unmanned underwater vehicle, NAVSEA said Monday.

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

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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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