NUWC & USCG Evaluate Underwater Threat Detection

Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport’s Argus Expeditionary Maritime Defense System team recently partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center to evaluate capabilities that could aid the Coast Guard’s detection efforts, particularly with counter-unmanned undersea vehicle missions. As part of its comprehensive efforts to provide maritime security and protect critical infrastructure, the Coast Guard is looking…

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NUWC Newport Provides Support for ICEX Support

Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport teams that included scientists, engineers and divers recently returned from three weeks in the Arctic supporting Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2022, a real-world assessment of the operational readiness of the region. During ICEX, fast-attack submarines fired five exercise torpedoes under the Arctic ice, which Navy divers and a Division Newport team then recovered. Along…

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GAO: Navy Needs to Maximize Early Investments

The Navy envisions using uncrewed maritime systems—robot ships and submersibles with artificial intelligence instead of sailors—to meet current and future threats at sea. The Navy estimates it will spend $4.3 billion to acquire 21 uncrewed vehicles over the next 5 years, but this estimate doesn’t include the “digital infrastructure”—e.g., data repositories and software—needed for AI. Now, the Navy is prototyping…

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REMUS 300 Selected as US Navy’s Next Generation Small UUV

Global engineering and defense technologies provider HII announced today its advanced unmanned underwater vehicle, REMUS 300, was selected as U.S. Navy’s next generation small UUV (SUUV) program of record. REMUS 300 technology was designed to advance distributed maritime operations by conducting critical underwater missions. The initial phase of the program includes the production and testing of REMUS 300 UUVs over…

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Navy Large Unmanned Surface and Undersea Vehicles

The Navy wants to develop and procure three types of large unmanned vehicles (UVs) called Specialist in Naval Affairs Large Unmanned Surface Vehicles (LUSVs), Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicles (MUSVs), and Extra-Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUVs). The Navy’s proposed FY2022 budget requests $434.1 million in research and development funding for these large UVs and their enabling technologies.

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First Prototype Snakehead LDUUV Christened

A Navy team led by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport and the Program Executive Office for Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) conducted a vehicle christening for the first Snakehead Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV) prototype Feb. 2 at the Narragansett Bay Test Facility in Newport, RI. Snakehead is a modular, reconfigurable, multi-mission LDUUV deployed from…

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