Naval Sea Systems Command News

Phoenix Bags $97m SUPSALV Contract

Phoenix International Holdings Inc. (Phoenix) won a $97 million (maximum value) contract to provide diving and diving related services to the United States Navy. The primary purpose of this contract is to deliver operational, engineering and technical support to the Navy's air, mixed gas and saturation diving services program overseen by the Naval Sea Systems Command’s Office of Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV).The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Kraken President and CEO Karl Kenny (Photo: Eric Haun)

US Navy to Evaluate Kraken's AquaPix MINSAS

Robotics Inc. announced Monday that its subsidiary Kraken Robotic Systems Inc. has been selected by the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense, Comparative Test Office, to participate in a Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) program in support of a U.S. Navy Program of Record managed by the Naval Sea Systems Command, EOD Program Office. The FCT is designed to test selected foreign technologies as evaluated by U.S. military operators, with a view to future procurement.Under this contract, Kraken will integrate its AquaPix MINSAS sensor on a man-portable AUV owned by the U.S. Kraken’s AquaPix

Saab Seaeye’s Sea Wasp MCM ROV (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

Subsea Defense: Extending Unmanned Capabilities

using underwater autonomy, causing disruption.”For these reasons, navies have been ramping up their activity in developing MAS and unmanned systems. “We are doing a lot of work in autonomy and automation,” Rear Admiral Moises DelToro III, Deputy Commander for Undersea Warfare, Naval Sea Systems Command; Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Centet, United States Navy, told UDT. “Over the past 2-3 years there’s been a lot of work in unmanned systems. We have been able to deploy unmanned undersea vehicles from a US submarine. We’re also experimenting with unmanned aerial vehicles

Kraken's KATFISH - High Speed Actively Controlled Synthetic Aperture Sonar (Photo: Kraken Robotics Inc.)

US Navy Tests Kraken’s KATFISH SAS

Sonar. Over the past five years, we have worked well with various U.S. Navy groups, and these efforts have accelerated significantly over the past 18 months. We look forward to further collaboration with NUWC to develop cost-effective solutions that support the warfighter.”NUWC is part of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). NAVSEA along with its predecessor organizations have been responsible for the design, construction, delivery, maintenance and disposal of the U.S. Navy’s ships and ship systems. NUWC is the center for the majority of research, evaluation, engineering operations, and assistance

US Navy Testing New Anti-submarine Technology

additional Raytheon mission modules to complete the system. The Navy will take delivery of the DART Mission System from Raytheon later this year and plans to take the system to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center early next year for additional testing.PEO USC is affiliated with the Naval Sea Systems Command and provides a single program executive responsible for acquiring and sustaining mission capabilities of the LCS class, from procurement through fleet employment and sustainment. The combined capability of the LCSs and LCS mission systems is designed to dominate the littoral battle space

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SeeByte to Extend US Navy Unmanned Capability

SeeByte said it has been awarded a Naval Sea Systems Command contract valued at $22.59 million over five years to provide engineering, technical support and training services for the MK18 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Family of Systems (FoS).   The award allows the government to execute task orders with SeeByte for the provision of various supplies and services including but not limited to upgrades to the SeeTrack Common Operator Interface for Navy (COIN) EOD software modules, purchasing of autonomy software (SeeByte’s Neptune autonomy engine) licenses for MK18 UUVs, MK18 software and

US Navy Partners with ALFA International

, aerospace and telecommunications industries,” said Rajab Aboubakr, president of ALFA International. “We look forward to working with the Navy and other customers in addressing needs for environmentally friendly protection of subsea equipment.” NUWC Newport is a U.S. Navy Naval Sea Systems Command laboratory devoted to the research, development, test and evaluation of undersea warfare systems. Located in Middletown, R.I., the Division makes its research products available for commercial development under patent license agreements and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) transits the Thames River as it departs Naval Submarine Base New London for a six-month deployment. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

USS Providence Returns Ahead of Schedule

the Fleet 23 days ahead of schedule and on budget April 7.   USS Providence arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard December 4, 2015, for a Pre-Inactivation Restricted Availability (PIRA). The project team and ship's crew worked seamlessly throughout the maintenance availability to meet the Naval Sea Systems Command's mission priority of the on-time delivery of ships and submarines.   "As a team, the shipyard with the captain and crew of Providence, focused on the positive plan forward," said project superintendent, Mark Ayotte. "Together we reached our goal of getting the warfighter

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US Navy ROV Gets a New Assignment

A U.S. Navy remotely operated vehicle, designed and built by Phoenix, has been transferred to Undersea Rescue Command.   Tasked by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Office of the Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) to design and build a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to conduct salvage operations to water depths of 2,000 feet of seawater (fsw), Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. took the vehicle, originally named Hydros, from a “blank piece of paper” to a completed ROV ready for at-sea testing within the span of 10 months.

FarSounder Secures Navy Contract

two U.S. Navy transferred OSPREY Class Mine Hunter Coastal (MHC) Vessels. The systems were sold by FarSounder's dealer Voyager Maritime Alliance Group of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. via their customer, VSE Corporation. VSE's delivery order is under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract through the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) International Fleet Support Program.   "This contract award demonstrates the strategic benefits of deploying FarSounder's commercially developed 3D navigation and obstacle avoidance systems,” said Cheryl M. Zimmerman, CEO of FarSounder. "They are advanced

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