Multinational Mine Warfare force clears the sea

October 22, 2019 – Joining units from the Republic of Korea Navy and the United States Navy, HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne have sailed to participate in the 2019 Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) being conducted in the waters off South Korea. This is only the second time Royal Australian Navy Minehunters have contributed to MIWEX and the first time a Task Group Command element (CTG) has joined the ships for a deployment. The Mine Warfare Exercise will see units challenged with searching for, identifying and clearing maritime mines in…

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General Dynamics Mission Systems Introduces New Autonomous Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

September 11, 2019 – General Dynamics Mission Systems today released the new Bluefin-12 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle at Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019. This new vehicle builds upon the proven Bluefin autonomy and uses shared Bluefin Robotics’ core capabilities, increased mission modularity and embedded intelligence to complete users’ long endurance, high-consequence and changing missions. The base Bluefin-12’s extended modularity supports the integration of user-designated sensors and payloads to deliver new mission-critical capabilities. The Bluefin Robotics core autonomy with Standard Payload Interfaces (SPI), open-architecture compatibility and greater than 4,000…

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Teledyne Awarded $22 Million AUV Contract

August 19, 2019 – Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Instruments, Inc., has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center to supply autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and related monitoring and communications acoustic systems. The initial 2019 value of the contract is approximately $5.4 million. The award has a maximum value of $22.2 million through December 2024, if all contract options are exercised. “For more than a decade, Teledyne has been the leading provider of autonomous underwater gliding vehicles to the…

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Almirante Maximiano Launches AUV in Antarctica

February 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – During the 4th phase of Operation Antarctica (OPERANTAR XXXVII), north of the Bransfield Strait, near the South Shetland Islands in Antarctica, researchers on the Polar Ship (NPo) “Admiral Maximian”, representing the Nautilus Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), in collaboration with the University of East Anglia (UEA), launched a stand-alone submarine vehicle ( glider ) from a boat and collected it two days later. With the launch of the glider , the Nautilus project was intended to conduct a 75-kilometer oceanographic section across the…

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Alion Awarded $37M Task Order to Provide Engineering and Technical Services

October 23, 2018 – The Department of Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI, has awarded Alion Science and Technology, headquartered in McLean, Va., a sixty-month, $37M (if all options are exercised) task order under the SeaPort-e contract to support the Autonomous Maritime Systems Test Center (AMSTC) and Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs). “Alion is thrilled to be part of the Navy’s Unmanned Undersea Vehicle initiatives. These vehicles are paramount to current and future undersea missions. We are proud and humbled to work side by side with the Navy’s experts to design,…

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L3 Acquires OceanServer Technology

April 4, 2017 – L3 Technologies announced today that it has acquired OceanServer Technology, Inc. The acquisition was completed on March 17, 2017, and the terms were not disclosed. The business was renamed L3 OceanServer and will be integrated into the company’s Sensor Systems segment. Based in Fall River, Massachusetts, OceanServer Technology develops and manufactures autonomous, lightweight Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs). Since its inception in 2003, OceanServer Technology has established itself within a growing specialized market, providing highly capable UUVs to a wide array of military, commercial and international customers.…

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Kraken’s KATFISH Completes Successful Phase One Sea Trials

March 08, 2017 – Kraken Sonar Inc. is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed phase one sea trials of its KATFISH™ towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar system. Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO said, “These are exciting times in the underwater robotics industry. Customers are starting to fully understand the cost and risk mitigation benefits of unmanned systems. Both military and commercial markets are showing encouraging growth as they are now incorporating unmanned vehicles and intelligent sensors in their procurement plans and budgets. In fact, industry analysts Market Info Group estimates…

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