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Saildrone Launches First Aluminum Surveyor USV

Saildrone announced it has launched the first aluminum Surveyor unmanned surface vehicle (USV) off the Austal USA production line in Mobile, Alabama. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Lisa Franchetti was on site Monday, March 4, 2024, to inspect the vehicle, ahead of these new USVs being tested under contract to the US Navy.

Saildrone Launches First Aluminum Surveyor USV

Bollinger Hosts Delegation of US Navy and Marine Corps Leaders at Its Facility in Pascagoula, MS

Earlier this week, Bollinger Mississippi Shipbuilding Shipyards hosted a delegation of US Navy and Marine Corps leaders at its facility in Pascagoula, MS. The delegation included Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Christopher Mahoney, PEO Ships Rear ADM Tom Anderson, and US Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. The visit underscored the critical role Bollinger plays in American shipbuilding in enhancing our nation’s defense capabilities and bolstering the economy.

Bollinger Hosts Delegation of US Navy and Marine Corps Leaders at Its Facility in Pascagoula, MS

Planet Labs to Deliver Vessel Detection and Monitoring for US Navy

Planet Labs PBC, a leading provider of daily data and insights about Earth, announced its fully owned subsidiary, Planet Labs Federal Inc., was awarded a seven-figure contract by the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific for vessel detection and monitoring over key areas of interest throughout the Pacific. The project will integrate both Planet’s daily, global PlanetScope data and high-resolution SkySat data into the Department of Transportation’s SeaVision platform, a web-based maritime situational awareness tool. The contract includes fusion of technology from SynMax, a longtime Planet partner, who will provide vessel detection using their analytics technology over Planet data.

Planet Labs to Deliver Vessel Detection and Monitoring for US Navy

Kraken Signs Agreement with US Navy for Next-Generation SAS Sensor Research

Kraken Robotics Inc. (Kraken) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport (NUWCDIVNPT). The objective of this CRADA is to conduct joint research into advanced signal processing techniques for the current and future generation of Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) sensor technologies. This also includes exploration into enhanced image processing techniques such as data fusion, image registration, multi-spectral image enhancement and automated target recognition.

Kraken Signs Agreement with US Navy for Next-Generation SAS Sensor Research

US Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Kingsville (LCS 36)

The US Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Kingsville (LCS 36) at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, March 1, 2024. Kingsville is the 18th Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) constructed, and is the first ship ever named after Kingsville, Texas.

US Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Kingsville (LCS 36)

Amentum Wins NAVSEA Contract for Fleet Engineering Solutions

Amentum has been awarded a $591.6 million contract by the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) International Fleet Support Program Office (PMS 326) to deliver life-cycle support and other follow-on technical solutions and services to eligible allied international naval forces. This contract enables Amentum to deliver naval ship and systems engineering, maintenance, sustainment, and modernization capabilities to numerous allied navies.

Amentum Wins NAVSEA Contract for Fleet Engineering Solutions

Babcock Awarded Contract to Refit UK Nuclear Submarine

Babcock and the UK’s Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) have agreed a full cost recovery contract worth an estimated £560 million to undertake the planned deep maintenance and life extension program for HMS Victorious, one of the UK’s Vanguard Class nuclear submarines.

Babcock Awarded Contract to Refit UK Nuclear Submarine

Thales Successfully Delivers the First Captas-4 Sonar for the US Navy

The first CAPTAS-4 variable-depth sonar transmitter has been delivered to the US Navy's Constellation Frigate Program (FFG-62). This delivery, ahead of schedule, demonstrates the effectiveness of Thales as a trusted partner to worldwide navies. The US Navy will benefit from the demonstrated reliability and performance of the CAPTAS-4, the undisputed market leader in underwater variable depth active systems.

Thales Successfully Delivers the First Captas-4 Sonar for the US Navy

Research into Unexploded Underwater Ordnance Removal Aims to Protect Marine Environments

Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have successfully tested new methods developed by UK industry to remove unexploded ordnance (UXO) on the seabed in a way that is considerably less harmful to marine life. The study compared newly developed methods for ordnance disposal with existing techniques and its findings have published in the latest edition of the journal, Marine Pollution Bulletin.

Research into Unexploded Underwater Ordnance Removal Aims to Protect Marine Environments

Kraken Robotics Minehunting Systems Operational with the Royal Danish Navy

Kraken Robotics Inc. (Kraken) is pleased to announce the completion of all deliveries and the successful sea acceptance of all systems for its mine-hunting sonar equipment under the Royal Danish Navy Minehunting sonar upgrade program. This contract was signed in September 2020, following a competitive bidding process. Under the contract with the Danish Ministry of Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), Kraken has delivered four complete turnkey mine-hunting systems, with each system consisting of a KATFISH™ towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar, Tentacle® Winch and Autonomous Launch and Recovery System (ALARS), topside command and control equipment, and remote operation and monitoring capability for standoff mine-hunting operations.

Kraken Robotics Minehunting Systems Operational with the Royal Danish Navy

Damen Unveils New Multi-Purpose Support Ship to Meet Today’s Defense & Security Challenges

Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled a new ship design based on modern defense and security requirements. The Multi-Purpose Support Ship (MPSS) has been co-developed with the Portuguese Navy, the vessel’s launching customer. It is a solution for the increasing use of drone technology in combat and surveillance. In addition to its primary function, the MPSS is designed to fulfil a wide range of additional tasks, including auxiliary roles.

Damen Unveils New Multi-Purpose Support Ship to Meet Today’s Defense & Security Challenges
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