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BAE Reflects One Year after Takeover of Riptide

One year ago, the FAST Labs R&D arm of BAE Systems announced the acquisition of Riptide Autonomous Solutions, with the goal  to pair Riptide’s unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) with BAE's mission system capabilities in autonomy, navigation, communications, sensor processing and electronic warfare, among others. The Riptide family of UUVs includes three offerings: the 4.875” diameter (25 lbs.) micro, the 7.5" diameter (65 to 120 lbs.) 1MP (man-portable) unit and the 9" (9.375”) diameter (120 to 240 lbs.) 2MP. The family of unmanned vehicles are designed to

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Cambridge Pixel Announces Dual Redundant Radar Tracking

, plot extraction and clutter processing.Cambridge Pixel's radar technology is used in naval, air traffic control, vessel traffic, commercial shipping, security, surveillance, and airborne radar applications. Its systems have been implemented in mission-critical applications with companies such as BAE Systems, Frontier Electronic Systems, Blighter Surveillance Systems, Exelis, Hanwha Systems, Kelvin Hughes, Lockheed Martin, Navtech Radar, Raytheon, Saab Sensis, Royal Thai Air Force, Sofresud and Tellumat

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Good Undersea Vehicles Come in Small Packages

and operational choices. For ROVs the Sofar Ocean Trident represents perhaps the pinnacle of compact performance and design optimization. While the Blue Robotics aptly named BlueROV presents a more flexible option. In AUVs the highly engineered “classic” approach is demonstrated by BAE Systems Riptide micro vehicle, albeit with a very flexible software outlook. A new entrant from Queensland University of Technology, the RangerBot, presents a novel paradigm change to keep costs down for specific use cases.Starting with the ROVs, the BlueROV from Blue Robotics presents a typical ROV form

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New UK Center for Maritime Innovation

help the co-ordination of research across the maritime sector by giving an understanding of commercial opportunities aligned to a shared roadmap. This will underpin government initiatives and investment and support the wider prosperity agenda linked to innovation.Eight maritime companies (Babcock, BAE Systems, BMT Group, Cammell Laird, Lloyd’s Register, QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce and Shell),supported by the Society of Maritime Industries, and four universities (Newcastle, Southampton, Strathclyde and UCL) have been working to develop MarRI-UK since 2013. Led by Patrick Carnie of Babcock Marine and

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BAE Systems Acquires Riptide

BAE Systems, Inc. has announced the purchase of the key assets of Riptide Autonomous Solutions, a Plymouth, Mass.-based provider of unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) technology and solutions.Specializing in small UUVs, Riptide’s platforms are deigned to be sophisticated yet simple, efficient and highly flexible, offering performance discriminators within this domain that include greater depth, range, endurance and speed.“Adding Riptide's technological capabilities will position us to provide customers unmatched flexibility by offeringa family of UUVs and integrated payload solutionscapab

Olis Robotics Hires Boyer as CCO

managing both start-up and large corporate organizations to launch innovative new products and services. He most recently served as a vice president for Kymeta Corporation, and previously held program management and business development lead positions with SAIC, Ravenwing (acquired by Boeing) and BAE Systems. Boyer earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and his MBA from The George Washington University.Olis Robotics’ CEO Don Pickering said, “Tom’s expertise developing and demonstrating the value of innovative technology will be critical as we accelerate

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Support Vessel Delivered to Oceaneering

Oceaneering International announced Monday that it has taken delivery of a newbuild subsea construction support vessel, Ocean Evolution, built by BAE Systems in the US.The US-flagged, Jones Act-compliant multi-service vessel (MSV) has completed sea trials and received all necessary ABS and U.S. Coast Guard certifications and is currently in Port Fourchon, La., completing final outfitting and preparing for project work scheduled to begin in June.Oceaneering said the vessel is designed to serve deepwater stimulation and intervention needs with its ABS Well Stimulation and Well Intervention (WS/WI) ready

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Aquabotix Joins the SENEDIA Alliance

for non-members to gain. Our inclusion in this alliance firmly bolsters Aquabotix as a contributor of the defense community and policymaker ongoing dialogue,” explained Aquabotix CEO, Whitney Million.Alliance members includes a range of relevant organizations, including such industry leaders as BAE Systems, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.Earlier this week, Aquabotix announced it entered into a special purpose Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport

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Britain Awards $3.3 Bln in Submarine Work to BAE Systems

Britain on Monday awarded defence firm BAE Systems 2.4 billion pounds ($3.26 billion) to work on two submarine programmes, the company said in a statement.The Ministry of Defence gave BAE a 1.5 billion pound contract for delivery of the seventh Astute class submarine, and a further 900 million pounds for the next phase of the Dreadnought submarine program, the company said.($1 = 0.7364 pounds)(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Kate Holton)

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