Netherlands MoD, Dutch Naval Design Collaborate on USV Development

April 13, 2024 @ 04:29 AM

The Netherlands defense ministry and Dutch Naval Design have entered into a partnership to develop unmanned surface vessels (USVs) for maritime operations, expected to be ready for deployment in about four years. The contract formalizing this collaboration was signed two days ago

Boeing's Aurora Flight Sciences Tests FALCON System for Precision Boat Control

April 10, 2024 @ 06:31 AM

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing company, has been testing its "Fast Adaptation and Learning for Control Online" (FALCON) control architecture on the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts. The recent trials focused on demonstrating vessel-to-vessel station keeping for an underway replenishment (UNREP) scenario and automated passage through conditions similar to the Suez...

L3Harris, Qatar’s Performance Marine Present 'Suhail' Autonomous USV at DIMDEX

April 9, 2024 @ 05:46 AM

L3Harris Technologies and Qatari shipbuilder Performance Marine showcased the first locally-built autonomous Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), Suhail, at the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX). Designed and locally manufactured by Performance Marine, Suhail is a 39-foot USV that integrates L3Harris ASView control system technology

Northrop Assembles Manta Ray Uncrewed Underwater Vehicle

April 9, 2024 @ 02:36 AM

Northrop Grumman completed assembly of a full-size uncrewed underwater vehicle (UUV) prototype known as Manta Ray, on Monday. A new class of UUV, it is an extra-large glider that will operate long-duration, long-range and payload-capable undersea missions without need for on-site human logistics

Romania Destroys Suspected Ukrainian U.S.-Origin Naval Drone with Russian Warhead

April 8, 2024 @ 09:52 AM

Romanian forces have destroyed an unmanned surface vessel (USV) of U.S

Asia-Pacific Customer Orders HII’s REMUS 620 UUV

March 15, 2024 @ 05:15 AM

HII has received an order for a REMUS 620 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) from an international customer in the Indo-Pacific Region. The customized, medium-class REMUS 620 UUV will be built and delivered in 2024 by HIIs Mission Technologies division and will be used for monitoring and data collection missions

Turkish ASELSAN’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Completes Diving Test

March 13, 2024 @ 08:12 AM

The diving test of Turkey's first Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). DERİNGÖZ, developed by ASELSAN, has been completed

Inspired by Ukraine’s use of Unmanned Attack Boats, Europe Kicks off Similar...

March 8, 2024 @ 10:46 AM

Following the success of Ukraine in bringing down Russian warships using small unmanned boats, the European Defence Fund (EDF) has launched a project led by an Estonian firm, Baltic Workboats to develop similar drone vessels. The EUROGUARD project has officially commenced in Estonia with an investment of almost 100 million Euro

India’s DRDO Developing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

March 8, 2024 @ 04:08 AM

Indias Defence Research and Development Organization is developing a High Endurance Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HEAUV). “Maiden Surface run of High Endurance Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HEAUV) meeting all the mission parameters were carried out successfully at Cochin Shipyard, International Ship Repair Facility(ISRF) Jetty, Kochi,” the

Qatari Firms Unveil Autonomous Surface Vessels at DIMDEX Exhibition

March 6, 2024 @ 09:23 AM

Qatari companies have presented advancements in autonomous surface vessels (ASVs) at the ongoing Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX), showcasing their contributions to the evolving landscape of maritime technology. Private-owned firm Performance Marine, in collaboration with L3Harris, introduced the 'Suhail,' a 39-foot autonomous surface vessel constructed entirely in Doha

Ukraine Initiates Establishment of Unmanned Systems Forces

February 7, 2024 @ 12:19 PM

Ukraine is set to establish an Unmanned Systems Forces as a separate branch within the Ukrainian Armed Forces, following a directive issued by President Volodymyr Zelensky. The presidential decree, numbered 51/2024 and titled 'On increasing the Capabilities of the Defense Forces,' has been officially published on the Presidential Office website