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A Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System launches munitions from a MARTAC T-38 Devil Ray unmanned surface vehicle, attached to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Task Force 59, during Exercise Digital Talon in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 23. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Justin Stumberg)

Navy pulls trigger on new robotics warfare specialist rating

Robotics warfare specialists will be the Navy's subject matter experts for computer vision, mission autonomy, navigation autonomy, data systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning for uncrewed and…
The MARTAC T-38 Devil Ray autonomous unmanned surface vessel (USV) built by Maritime Tactical Systems demonstrates an autonomous high-speed pass along the port side of the Spearhead-Class expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10) amongst onlookers from the Scientists-to-Sea program underway during the Navy’s Fleet Experimentation Program (FLEX), Oct. 17, 2022. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor/Released)

DIU shopping for autonomous robo-boats with swarming capabilities for US Navy

The organization is on the hunt for low-cost unmanned surface vessels that could go into production next year
SAN DIEGO (May 13, 2022) – The medium-displacement unmanned surface vessel Sea Hunter sits pierside at Naval Base San Diego, during the Unmanned Surface Vessel Division (USDIV) One establishment ceremony. USDIV One will focus on unmanned surface vessel experimentation and fleet advocacy for the surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin C. Leitner)

Navy pursuing fixes for robo-ships after observing ‘inappropriate’ interactions at sea

The service continues to learn as it gains more experience deploying unmanned surface vessels and putting them through their paces in exercises and other scenarios.
The unmanned surface vessel (USV) Ranger returns to its homeport, Naval Base Ventura County, in Port Hueneme, California, concluding Integrated Battle Problem (IBP) 23.2, Jan. 15, 2024. IBP 23.2 is a Pacific Fleet exercise to test, develop and evaluate the integration of unmanned platforms into fleet operations to create warfighting advantages. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jesse Monford)

Navy’s robo-ship quartet completes 5-month exercise sailing the Pacific

As the USVs returned to homeport, DefenseScoop was briefed on the Navy’s completion of Integrated Battle Problem 23.2.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III (left) and Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces (right), speak with international service members during a visit to NAVCENT headquarters in Manama, Bahrain, Dec. 19, 2023. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Marita Schwab)

Houthis deploy unmanned kamikaze boat amid Operation Prosperity Guardian

The "introduction of a one-way attack USV is a concern,” the commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command told reporters.
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PEARL HARBOR (June 29, 2022) – The large unmanned surface vessel Ranger arrives at Pearl Harbor to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Demitrius J. Williams)

Navy issues new RFI for large unmanned surface vessel

Naval Sea Systems Command released a sources-sought notice Nov. 3 for the LUSV.
A Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System launches munitions from a MARTAC T-38 Devil Ray unmanned surface vehicle, attached to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Task Force 59, during Exercise Digital Talon in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 23. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Justin Stumberg)

Robo-ship from US Navy task force launches missiles in Middle East region

A USV operated by Task Force 59 successfully attacked a target boat with a “Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System” during an exercise last week, according to U.S.…
The unmanned surface vessel (USV) Ranger conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) as the USV Mariner transits nearby during Integrated Battle Problem (IBP) 23.2, Sep. 16, 2023. IBP 23.2 is a Pacific Fleet exercise to test, develop and evaluate the integration of unmanned platforms into fleet operations to create warfighting advantages. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Monford)

Cadre of advanced Navy robo-ships transit the Pacific, make first-ever port call in Japan

Four uncrewed surface vessels recently transited across the Pacific Ocean via the U.S. Navy’s Integrated Battle Problem 23.2 exercise.
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