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U.S. Navy Submarines: Soon To Become Drone Motherships?

Summary: The U.S. Navy is exploring the integration of undersea drones (UUVs) with nuclear attack submarines (SSNs) to revolutionize antisubmarine warfare (ASW). Historically, navies have utilized autonomous or semi-autonomous systems like wire-guided torpedoes for target acquisition and engagement. Modern advancements see both the U.S. and its rivals advancing UUV technology for …

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Orca Drone Submarine Delivered To Navy

Boeing has now delivered the first of its Orca extra-large unmanned undersea vehicles, or XLUUVs, to the U.S. Navy. Delivery submarine drone has been delayed by several years, in part due to differences between Orca and its prototype as well as the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The delivery was …

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Navy to complete rapid delivery of new C-UAS system to Ukrai…

The Navy will complete the delivery of a new Counter-Unmanned Air System (UAS) weapon system to Ukraine this month as part of the Department of Defense aid package. Last year, the contingency operations team for the Direct and Time Sensitive Strike program office (PMA-242) began working an urgent requirement to …

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PteroDynamics Transwing UAS flies at sea during U.S. Navy ev…

PteroDynamics, an innovator in autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft systems, announced the successful demonstration of the advanced capabilities of its automated Transwing® vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle system (UAS) at the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Hybrid Fleet Campaign Event (HFCE) on board the …

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U.S. Navy looking to operate UAVs from non-carrier ships

The United States Navy has published an official Request for Information (ROI) to gather information on available fixed-wing drone launch and recovery systems for non-carrier ships. While not a request for bids, solicitations, or any other funding commitment, the ROI sheds some light on the future strategic thinking of naval …

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‘Silent Swarm’: US Navy seeking electromagnetic spectrum tec…

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division tested emerging electromagnetic disruption equipment developed by civilian contractors in Alpena, Mich. during Exercise Silent Swarm 2023. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Megan Breen). LONDON — A US Navy surface warfare center is seeking industry and government agencies to participate in …

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NSWC PCD’s collaborates with Sagetech to elevate UAS in Navy

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) continues its pursuit to be a collaborator of choice who expands naval superiority in its latest partnership with Sagetech Avionics, Inc. The two organizations held a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) signing ceremony, July 27. This CRADA, entitled the Unmanned …

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Northrop Grumman delivers fourth Triton to U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) delivered the fourth multi-intelligence MQ-4C Triton to the U.S. Navy ahead of initial operational capability (IOC) this year. The delivery completes the set of aircraft for Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP) 19’s establishment of the first operational orbit, while a second orbit is preparing for delivery …

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MQ-9B SeaGuardian Featured in US Navy Group Sail Exercise

The U.S. Navy’s Group Sail Exercise, held over a six-day period in Hawaiian military operating areas, featured one of the world’s most advanced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) — the MQ-9B SeaGuardian® supplied by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI). SeaGuardian conducted Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), …

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British Navy takes delivery of Banshee Jet 80+ drones

The new jet-powered Banshee drones can fly with a speed of up to 400mph. Credit: LPhot Barry Swainsbury/UK Royal Navy. The UK Royal Navy (RN) has received new jet-powered Banshee Jet 80+ remotely-piloted air systems (RPAS) from defence technology company QinetiQ. Following the delivery of drones, the RN has formed …

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