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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 to Deliver Prototype Li-ion Battery for Navy Snakehead UUV

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 6, 2019 — A General Atomics business unit will develop and test a Lithium-ion battery system for U.S. Navy unmanned undersea vehicles under a contract with Advanced Technology International, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. General Atomics said Monday its electromagnetic systems unit will provide a prototype Lithium-ion Fault …

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Alion Secures Spot on Potential $794M Navy UUV Development Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 19, 2018 — The U.S. Navy has awarded Alion Science and Technology a spot on a potential $794M contract to develop and support the service’s fleet of unmanned undersea vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The defense contractor said Wednesday it will deliver rapid prototype material related to the …

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23 Firms Win Spots on $794M Navy Unmanned Undersea Vehicle R&D Support IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded 23 companies positions on a potential five-year, $794.5 million contract to support the development and fabrication of unmanned undersea vehicles. The Defense Department said Monday the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division received 28 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that will run through July 2023. Contractors …

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Boeing Picks L3 to Help Design Capabilities for Navy’s Extra Large UUV

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 3, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has added L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) to a team that the former will lead in efforts to develop an extra large unmanned undersea vehicle under a potential $42.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. L3 said Thursday its …

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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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Boeing, Lockheed Secure Design Work on Navy’s Extra Large UUV Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 19, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) are working to develop designs for an extra large unmanned undersea vehicle after the U.S. Navy awarded the companies two separate contracts for the program, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. USNI News reported Tuesday the service branch has …

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L3 Eyes Undersea Market Expansion Through Adaptive Methods Buy

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has purchased Centreville, Virginia-based systems engineering firm Adaptive Methods for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand footprint in the undersea market. L3 said Tuesday it will incorporate Adaptive Methods into its sensor systems business segment to operate as L3 Adaptive Methods. Christopher Kubasik, L3 president and …

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