Textron Systems Autonomy Engine for DARPA Sea Train

Textron Systems is pioneering a system for multiple individual unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) to autonomously work together as coordinated sea trains, which collectively overcome individual vessel range limitations by exploiting wave reduction efficiencies. This autonomy engine is being provided to Applied Physical Sciences (APS), a General Dynamics company, for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Sea Train program. “USVs…

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BAE Systems to Advance Autonomy Software for DARPA

BAE Systems, Inc. has received a $6.5 million Phase 2 contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further develop software that will enable semi-autonomous, multi-domain mission planning. The Phase 2 award under the Adapting Cross-Domain Kill-Webs, or ACK, program follows a successful Phase 1 demonstration. As part of Phase 1, BAE Systems’ FAST Labs™ research and…

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L3Harris to Design Vessel for DARPA in NOMARS Program

March 2, 2021 – L3Harris Technologies has been selected to design an autonomous surface ship concept for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to demonstrate the reliability and feasibility of an unmanned ship performing lengthy missions. L3Harris was chosen for phase one of the two-phase No Manning Required Ship (NOMARS) program. The L3Harris design concept will streamline NOMARS’…

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No Manning Required Ship (NOMARS) Program for long-endurance Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV)

October 13, 2020 – DARPA has awarded seven contracts for work on Phase 1 of the NOMARS program, which seeks to simultaneously explore two competing objectives related to unmanned surface vessels (USV) ship design: (1) the maximization of seaframe performance when human constraints are removed; and (2) achieving sufficient vessel maintenance and logistics functionality for long endurance operations with no…

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