KALUGS DS Demonstrated to Spanish Navy

October 26, 2020 – A collaboration between three European companies has conducted to a new solution for maritime operations related to security & defense. Sea tests of the new integral platform developed by the Spanish company UTEK was performed last week. The new solution is based in an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) and was named “KALUGA DS”. The system includes…

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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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Navy Awards First USV Family of Systems Contract Delivery Orders

August 28, 2020 – The Navy has awarded the first delivery orders from the Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity – Multiple Award Contract (IDIQ-MAC) to support the Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Family of Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced Aug 28. Advanced Acoustics Concepts LLC, Arete Associates Inc., Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., and Peraton Inc. were awarded fixed-price contracts on…

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Elbit Systems Integrates a mini-UAS Onboard the Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel

July 9, 2020 – Elbit Systems is expanding the operational capabilities of the Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) beyond Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Mines Countermeasure (MCM). Trials conducted in recent weeks were dedicated to the integration of a mini-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), onboard the Seagull USV, further enhancing its intelligence gathering capabilities. The shipborne mini-UAS is capable of point water…

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US Navy’s Unmanned Influence Sweep System Achieves Milestone C

February 26, 2020 – The Program Executive Officer for Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) has granted Milestone C approval to the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) program. The decision clears the way for low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the system, PEO USC announced Feb. 26, 2020. The Navy plans to exercise options for the procurement of three LRIP systems…

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