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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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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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