Aboard USS Jackson, MQ-8C Fire Scout Returns to Flight

Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) completed underway return to flight operations of the Navy’s unmanned helicopter, the MQ-8C Fire Scout, in the Philippine Sea, April 20. The flights at sea were a conclusion of MQ-8 operational testing to return to routine flights on Littoral Combat Ships deployed to the Indo-Pacific. The MQ-8C, assigned to the “Wildcards” of…

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HUGIN Edge: A Class A Leading Medium Size AUV

Delivering exceptional durability and reliability, configured for ease of deployment from all platforms and offering class-leading sensor and navigation performance, HUGIN Edge is the newest member of the HUGIN family of AUVs. The new design combines elements of HUGIN’s carbon monocoque approach used with success for the last 20 years coupled to extensive hydrodynamic modelling to refine the hull’s low-drag…

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Teledyne Awarded $39.2 Million AUV Contract

July 19, 2021 – Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., was awarded an indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract with a maximum base value of $27.4 million from the U.S. Navy for the Littoral Battlespace Sensing-Glider (LBS-G) program. The contract, awarded under full and open competition, includes a single five-year ordering period and five one-year option periods. The…

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Black Sea Fleet Rescue Ship Epron Tests Unmanned Underwater Systems

February 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – With the crew of the rescue vessel “Epron” from the rescue squad of the Black Sea Fleet’s Search and Rescue Directorate (UPASR), an exercise was conducted to launch a remotely controlled unmanned underwater vehicle intended for monitoring operations at great depths. The event took place within the framework of the crew working out the…

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ROK Navy to Develop an Autonomous Underwater MCM System

December 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (Director Wang Jeong-hong) signed a contract with LIG Nex1 to develop an underwater autonomous mine probe system worth about 12 billion won. The underwater autonomous mine searcher system development is a project to develop a domestic technology for an underwater robot that autonomously searches for mines installed in the…

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Thales and Flinders University sign MOU for RAN AUV Program

September 14, 2020 – Thales Australia and Flinders University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a study into the development of an automation system for the launch and recovery process of the General Dynamics Mission Systems Bluefin 9, procured by the Royal Australian Navy under its Deployable Mine Counter Measures project. Current launch and recovery processes for AUVs…

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