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Survey Vessel Joins Hunt for Lost F-35

may need to recover the aircraft's flight data recorder to find what happened to the $126 million jet.In the meantime, they have examined the missing pilot's medical records and questioned his colleagues about his mental state as part of their investigation, the spokesman said.The Lockheed Martin plane, which was less than a year old, was the first F-35 assembled in Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.It was aloft for only 28 minutes before disappearing without warning and had logged a total of 280 hours in the air. (Additional reporting by Greg Torode in Hong Kong

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ASL Hires Taillefer

support of ASL, Taillefer founded and started a new defense company called Maritime Way Scientific, which for the next nine years earned a reputation as an effective and capable acoustic modelling and sonar analysis company.  Maritime Way developed an acoustic modelling system called SPARTA for Lockheed Martin, an acoustic modelling system for arctic sound propagation called Arctic BellTex and acquired the technologies and assets of a Seabed Classification System.In his new role at ASL, Taillefer will be leading several technology projects and will be expected to foster a greater involvement with

Resourceful: Norwegian AUV and oceanographic researchers work in sync. Photo Credit: Professor Martin Ludvigsen, NTNU AMOS

The “Disruption” in AUV Trends

of the marine supply chain cannot be too distant. Unmanned large AUVs can launch drones, be partly unmanned and their payloads can be augmented or replaced by a drone and/or a knot of navy SEALs. Like littoral insertions and surveillance ops, new missions in this market are devised all the time.Both Lockheed Martin and Boeing have recently revealed very-large AUVs, and yet that cable-laying ISE AUV back in 96’ was also pretty large. “The size depends on endurance and the length of the operation. That’s the main driver. The amount of ballast would have some bearing as well. For the most

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Aquabotix Joins the SENEDIA Alliance

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

Dennis joins SeaRobotics as Director of Programs

as a commercial diver after graduating from Florida Institute of Technology. He then joined Subsea 7's engineering group focused on Deepwater ROV and Intervention Tooling System design. Dennis later joined ROV manufacturer Perry Slingsby Systems, as its Vice President of Programs then moving onto Lockheed Martin as Business Development Manager for its AUV program. Before joining SeaRobotics, he served as General Manager of the Southeast Region for MacArtney, Inc.    

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Lockheed Martin to Design an Extra Large UUV for the US Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $43.2 million contract to Lockheed Martin for the design of its next autonomous underwater vehicle.   The Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) Orca is a two phase competition, including the currently awarded design phase and a competitive production phase for up to nine vehicles to meet increasing demands for undersea operational awareness and payload delivery.   Lockheed Martin said it will design long-range autonomous vehicle to perform a variety of missions, enabled by a reconfigurable payload bay. Key attributes include extended vehicle range

Six micro-UUVs ready for delivery (Photo: Riptide)

UUV Manufacturer Aims Big by Going Small

1980s and early 1990s, that UUVs began to be noticed again.   New, lower cost, autonomous vehicles leveraging the latest computer hardware and processing, as well as sensors from ROVs, began to appear in academic research labs. During this period large U.S. defense contractors such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman led various Navy program development efforts. As the 2000s opened, technologies from the academic labs and research institutions transitioned to start-ups. These firms began to deliver UUVs as products. While volumes were small the market for U.S. and international defense

SoCal Tech Focus: Tecnadyne

vehicles. Tecnadyne products are presently being used on thousands of vehicles throughout the world, operated by many offshore oil service companies, universities and research institutions. Recent customers include Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Stanford University, University of Washington APL, Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, GE Nuclear, Oceaneering International, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, L-3 and Electric Boat. Tecnadyne has recently focused its attention on the growing AUV market and the need for higher efficiency thrusters. AUV specific thrusters share many characteristics with Tecnadyne&rsq

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DCNS Australia Opens Adelaide Future Submarine Facility

. The next contract between DCNS and the Australian government should be signed next autumn. It will deal with complete studies and conceptual designs of the future submarines. The framework contract was signed at the end of September 2016; it includes preliminary design activities, coordination with Lockheed Martin the Combat System Integrator, and the building of infrastructures.   The start of the first submarine construction is expected to take place around 2020, with the first delivery planned for 2030.   The Australian future program should employ about 2,900 persons in Australia directly

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Australia, France Meet to focus on Future Submarine Program

cooperation in the Pacific.   “Building on these links, and in light of the cooperation that we will have for decades to come under the Future Submarine Program, we will establish formal Defence Ministers meetings," Minister Payne said.   "In partnership with DCNS and Lockheed Martin Australia, Australia is now positioned to design a submarine that meets our unique capability requirements. Australia and France already have a close bilateral defence relationship, which will be further strengthened through Australia's Future Submarine Program," Minister Payne said.  

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