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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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L3 Acquires UUV Power System Manufacturer in Naval Market Push; Michael Strianese Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has completed the acquisition of maritime power-generation technology developer Open Water Power for an undisclosed value in a move that seeks to expand the former’s unmanned undersea vehicle portfolio. The Massachusetts-based company will take the name L3 Open Water Power and operate under L3’s sensor systems business, the …

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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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Michael Strianese: L3 Eyes Tactical UUV Market With OceanServer Buy

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has bought autonomous unmanned undersea vehicle manufacturer OceanServer Technology for an undisclosed sum, a move that Chairman and CEO Michael Strianese said marks L3’s expansion push into the UUV market. Fall River, Massachusetts-based OceanServer builds lightweight UUVs for military, commercial and international clients, L3 said Tuesday. The business was …

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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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HII Tests Endurance of UUV Built With Battelle Over 30-Day Period

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 28, 2016 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has conducted a 30-day test of the endurance of an unmanned undersea vehicle its Undersea Solutions Group subsidiary built in partnership with Battelle, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. HII said Tuesday the team checked the Proteus UUV’s autonomous behaviors while submerged in …

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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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Navy Schedules Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Industry Seminar

The U.S. Navy will brief industry in October on a program to build an unmanned underwater vehicle for long-term coastal operations, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes the Naval Undersea Warfare Center and Naval Sea Systems Command will jointly discuss the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle program …

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DARPA to Develop Unmanned Submersible Mothership

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has released a broad agency announcement for a five-year unmanned submersible project, Military and Aerospace Engineering reported Tuesday. John Keller’s post indicated the submersible will function as a mothership that can launch unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles undetected. The report said DARPA has …

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GDAIS Wins Potential $87M Award to Develop Anti-Mine Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) advanced informational systems business unit has won a potential $86, 719, 986 U.S. Navy contract to engineer, manufacture and develop a surface mine countermeasure unmanned underwater vehicle. The SMCM UUV system will enhance the capabilities of the fleet mine warfare commander and address the Navy’s need to …

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