Tags unmanned surface vessel

Navy looking to add vendors to $982M IDIQ contract vehicle for unmanned systems tech

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The Navy released an RFI to gauge companies’ interest in pursuing access to the IDIQ-MAC pool of awardees for the Unmanned Surface Vehicle/Vessel Family of Systems.

Navy issues RFI for unmanned ‘mother ship’ that could deploy other drones

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The Navy is conducting market research to see if contractors would be able to satisfy anticipated program requirements for a new “Attritable UxS Mother Ship" (AUMS).

Navy developing new mesh network of robo-ships enabled by sensors, AI and the cloud

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U.S. Naval Forces Central Command is creating a “mesh network” of unmanned surface vessels that can transmit ISR data via the cloud.

Navy working to prevent unmanned shipbuilders from monopolizing software integration

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The sea service is also keeping an eye on industry to try to prevent shipbuilders from having too much influence over the software and AI integration market for those types of platforms, according to Adm. Michael Gilday.

Navy grappling with the future of its unmanned fleet

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The Navy wants to create a “hybrid fleet” that includes a large number of robotics vessels to complement its manned ships, and it is laying the groundwork for such a transformation. However, its new shipbuilding plan and recent comments by senior officials indicate that the future of the unmanned force remains murky. The service is touting the benefits of having cost-effective uncrewed maritime systems that could conduct a variety of…