Naval Undersea Warfare Center News

NUWC Division Newport Commanding Officer Capt. Mike Coughlin (seated left) and Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center Director, Christian Cowan (seated right) signed a Partnership Intermediary Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Prater/Released)

NUWC Joins 401 Tech Bridge Project

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport has joined the 401 Tech Bridge innovation initiative in the state of Rhode Island.“The Warfare Centers recognize that to be successful, whether it is on a submarine, on a ship or solving a technical challenge, you need a good team,”  NUWC Division Newport Commanding Officer Capt. Mike Coughlin said.  “We realize that Expanding the Advantage means reaching out beyond our Navy partners, Warfare Centers and traditional defense contractors.  We need our team to include small businesses and educational institutions

A crowd gathers to hear speeches and presentations during the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2019 held on Aug. 29 at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport's Narragansett Bay Test Facility. ANTX 2019 demonstrates the future of Navy technologies in a low-risk environment before they become integrated in the fleet. This year's theme was Prepare For Battle: Undersea Superiority. (by Rich Allen, McLaughlin Research Corp.)

NUWC TECH Capabilities on Display at ANTX 2019

when the then-colony passed a resolution stating that there would be a single continental fleet fronted by the Continental Congress.Ninety-five years later, the Naval Torpedo Station was born in Newport to provide research and technology to the Navy. Fast forward to the present day and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport’s Advanced Naval Technical Exercise (ANTX) 2019, held Aug. 29, demonstrates that Rhode Island remains on the cutting edge.“Two-hundred, forty-four years ago, Rhode Island set the path for the Navy that we have today and Rhode Island, quite frankly,

ANTX survey area data collected by L3’s Iver UUV (side scan sonar mosaic with magnetometer overlay) (Image: L3 OceanServer)

L3 OceanServer Participates in Advanced Naval Technology Exercise

Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) manufacturer L3 OceanServer said it was among the participants in this year's Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX), an annual event held at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I., where the future of naval technologies is demonstrated. L3 OceanServer’s presence included 12 Iver unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV), the largest UUV showing at ANTX.Iver vehicles  completed seven missions at the event, including three customer-operated missions, showcasing new technology payloads and advanced command and control (C2) capabilities. One

(Photo: Teledyne Marine)

A System of Systems Approach to Mine Countermeasures

team of underwater, surface and aerial unmanned vehicles was recently deployed Newport, R.I. to demonstrate a “System of Systems” approach to expeditionary mine-countermeasures (MCM).The multi domain unmanned assets were deployed by Teledyne Marine and its industry partners at The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport during the 2018 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) August 29-31.The multi-vehicle, multi-company demonstration began with a Power Docks Blue Isles Autonomous Power Microgrid platform simulating providing power to all vehicles. A Teledyne Oceanscience Z-Boat

L3 Technologies Wins Navy Deal

at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured, in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1(a)(2)(iii) - only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity (N66604-18-D-G800). (Awarded Sept. 10, 2018

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

US Navy Tests Kraken’s KATFISH SAS

software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems Kraken Robotics Inc. said its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) creating a new a joint research and development relationship with U.S. Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center – Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT).The overall objective, Kraken said, is to provide NUWC with experience operating the KATFISH, the company’s commercially off-the-shelf actively controlled, high-speed towed SAS from a surface vessel of opportunity.The entire system is designed

US Navy Testing New Anti-submarine Technology

testing milestones, July 16.The first was a 10-day Dockside-1 test event on the Dual-mode ARray Transmitter (DART) Mission System Towed Body and associated launch-and-recovery assembly components in Fort Pierce, Fla. The second was a full-power, in-water test of the active array at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Seneca Lake Detachment's test facility in Dresden, N.Y."The Seneca Lake Test was a huge step forward for the DART System and the ASW Mission Package as a whole. This revolutionary technology is critical to countering the rising submarine threats worldwide," said LCS Mission

Photo: Aquabotix

Aquabotix Scores USN Funding

Aquabotix Technology Corporation was granted an award of $78,000 in non-dilutive hardware integration funding from the United States Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) to deliver a solution geared towards unexploded ordnance missions for the United States Navy. After delivery, this solution will be incorporated into Aquabotix’s key product SwarmDiver or other unmanned underwater vehicles manufactured by Aquabotix, to support unexploded ordnance detection missions by the United States Navy and allied forces. Ordnance that was disposed of or did not explode when deployed in

(Photo: Aquabotix)

Aquabotix Joins the SENEDIA Alliance

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

Figure 1: The Riptide Family of Compact UUVs (Photo: Riptide)

Taking UUVs Faster, Further & Deeper

have been demonstrated at-sea on several autonomous undersea vehicle (AUV) classes with application to various undersea mission areas. This work represents a significant investment, millions of dollars and decades of research and development.Draper requested and received approval from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) to provide MOAA as an option on all Riptide UUVs sold to the US Government or Government purposed vehicles. This will be a no cost option on all Riptide UUVs for eligible customers. The availability of MOAA on Riptide UUVs is a direct result of their flexible and open software

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