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Nautilus AUV ready for action (Image: UFRJ Nautilus)

UFRJ Nautilus: A Brazilian AUV Project

edition, but worked hard to return in 2018. RoboSub has existed for more than 20 years and is the main international academic competition for AUVs, Since 1997. The competition takes place annually in San Diego. It attracts a global participation, also attracting large companies such as Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Siemens, General Atomics, MathWork, Teledyne, SolidWorks, BlueRobotics, among others, as well as the U.S. Navy. In this way, competition becomes a networking space between young engineers and specialists. “If we want to develop our skills as a team and as innovative national agents, we consider

US Navy Testing New Anti-submarine Technology

."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 Module Program Manager Capt. Ted Zobel.The array previously was tested at Raytheon's shallow-water facilities in Portsmouth, R.I. This test on Seneca Lake was the first opportunity for the new technology to be demonstrated in an open-water test environment, which allows better understanding of how the system will perform when deployed on an LCS. The successful completion of

(Photo: Aquabotix)

Aquabotix Joins the SENEDIA Alliance

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

Curtiss-Wright Winch Systems for US Navy Sonar

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division has been selected by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to provide its winch system technology for use in a new Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) for the U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class.   Raytheon recently announced that it had been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to develop the VDS, a mission-critical anti-submarine warfare asset that will be deployed from the LCS to locate and track submarines. Curtiss-Wright joins Raytheon's agile, dedicated team of industry experts committed to advancing the design to a full Pre-Production Test

Molly Donohue Magee

Undersea Technology: A Strategic Rhode Island Advantage

University of Rhode Island to develop the first U.S.-based Tuna Research Center of Excellence.   When one thinks of who are the important players in this cluster, the first thoughts often go to government and giant corporations (and with good reason —organizations such as Electric Boat and Raytheon are valued corporate leaders), but it is the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that have the most diverse economic impact. Those large companies rely on multiple SMEs in their supply chain to provide them with the materials and services they need. Additionally, the role of the nontraditional technology

US Navy Partners with ALFA International

suite of an international digital mammography equipment supplier. ALFA International Inc. manufactures and markets specialty adhesives for electronics, medical, aerospace, telecommunications, automotive and civil engineering industrial applications. ALFA International’s clients include ITW, Raytheon, General Electric, Ford Motor Company, General Dynamics, Johns Manville, Reckitt Benckiser Teradyne, Amphenol and Clorox

Example of a Synapsis INS, installed on a research vessel. (Photo: Raytheon Anschütz)

VARD Selects Synapsis INS For an Advanced Research Vessel

The German navigation system integrator Raytheon Anschütz has won a contract for the supply of a Synapsis Integrated Navigation System (INS) to an advanced research vessel. VARD Holding Limited, a major global designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels, with their subsidiary VARD Electro AS, have selected Raytheon Anschütz’ Synapsis INS for a new research  vessel.  The Synapsis INS is part of a large equipment and electrical installation package, which VARD Electro AS will provide to Cochin Shipyard Ltd.   The INS consists of a total of six workstations for chart

RV Meen Shandhani (Photo: Photos: IMC/Bangladesh Department of Fisheries)

FRV for Bangladesh

area is located against the bulkhead that separates the machine space from the steering gear compartment, which also houses fresh water tanks port and starboard.   Navigation electronics are primarily Furuno (including X- and S-band radars, DGPS navigator, log, GPS plotter/echo sounder) with Raytheon Anschütz selected for the autopilot and GPS; Hapcon for the bridge navigation watch alarm system; and Haiyang for the AIS. Furuno also supplied a color scanning sonar and Doppler current indicator, while a Samyung unit was specified for the net recorder. The only exceptions to the use of Furuno

Combat System Integrator for Future Submarines

another step towards building and harnessing the innovation potential of Australia’s defence industry, as outlined in our 2016 Defence Industry Policy Statement.”   Minister Payne and Minister Pyne acknowledged the quality of the proposals received from Lockheed Martin Australia and Raytheon Australia, which reflected the high standing of both companies, each of which is a significant partner to Defence in Australia.   “Raytheon Australia will continue to provide critical in-service support for the Collins submarines,” Minister Payne said.    

MacArtney’s FOCUS 2 vehicle subjected to a SAT out of Eckernförde, Kiel, on board the M/V Elizabeth Mann Borgese of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (Photo: MacArtney)

New ROTV System to Aid German Naval Research

technologies for the German navy, has acquired a MacArtney FOCUS 2 ROTV system representing a stable and flexible instrumentation platform as the basic tool for its development efforts.    With the purpose of testing SAS sonar technologies for mine detection, a full scale on-site demo of a Raytheon ProSAS installed on a FOCUS 2 ROTV system was organized for WTD 71. The advantages of the FOCUS 2 ROTV as a flexible instrumentation platform were recognized by the researchers at WTD 71, who instantly came up with new ideas for other applications enabling WTD 71 to benefit by  the strong features

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France sinks Japanese, German Sub Bids

further contribute to Australia's naval capabilities," said Hans Atzpodien, Chairman of Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. Japan's Defence Minister Gen. Nakatani said the decision was "deeply regrettable," and he would ask Australia to explain why it didn't pick Japan's design. America's Raytheon Co, which built the system for Australia's ageing Collins-class submarines, is vying for a separate combat system contract with Lockheed Martin Corp , which supplies combat systems to the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet. A decision on the weapons system is due later this year. ($1 = 1.2967 Australian

Submarine Bidders Step up Lobbying for Australia Tender

, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Australia.   ThyssenKrupp is proposing to scale up its 2,000-tonne Type 214 class submarine.   France's state-controlled naval contractor DCNS has proposed a diesel-electric version of its 5,000-tonne Barracuda nuclear-powered submarine.   America's Raytheon Co, which built the system for the Collins-class boats, is vying for a separate contract for a combat system for the submarine with Lockheed Martin Corp, which supplies combat systems to the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet.     (By Colin Packham and Tim Kelly; editing by Jane Wardell

MTR 100: SL Hydrospheric

Jay Larsen Vice President: Kevin Beck SL Hydrospheric, LLC is made up of eight members, all hailing from the deep ocean search and survey industry.  In 2009 it formed the company to combine its deep tow sonar expertise with the newly available ProSAS suite by Applied Signal Technologies (now Raytheon).  The result is the SLH PS-60 vehicle, capable of 6000 meter depth and a two km swath at 10 cm resolution.  It has performed sonar searches and surveys in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Nigeria.   The technological thrust of SL Hydrospheric is in the design of Synthetic Aperture


Standard Missile Shows Versatility with “Juliet” Flight Test

Ladner, Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems 3.0 Program Manager. "SM-6 is undoubtedly the most advanced anti-air missile the Navy has ever produced and delivered to our Sailors."   The SM-6 is the sixth variant of the Standard Missile family developed for the Navy with Raytheon Missiles Systems. Last June, Raytheon was awarded a $275 million contract modification covering SM-6's all-up round production and its spares. The SM-6 program has been in development for seven years and achieved Initial Operational Capability in November 2013. It is now undergoing FOT&E, which

MSI Delivering SAS Components for Raytheon’s Surveyor Solutions

MSI is now producing two new Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) components for two systems of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems’ PROSAS suite of sonar solutions. Raytheon’s PROSAS Surveyor family of synthetic aperture sonar systems provides high‐definition sonar capabilities for a wide range of applications. The PROSAS Surveyor 60 (PS60) and PROSAS Surveyor 175 (PS175) systems collect simultaneous side scan, SAS data and operate at 6,000 meter depth. Both multifunction, wide swath systems enable coverage rates up to three times greater than conventional side scan sonar systems. MSI's

AN/AQS-20A system: Photo courtesy of Raytheon

Raytheon Get US$35-Million Navy LCS Sonar Contract

Raytheon Company says it is to provide the U.S. Navy with AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar systems and equipment. The system leverages advanced sonar technologies to support the Navy's critical minehunting missions, ensuring safe access and passage for military and civilian vessels on the world's oceans and waterways. Deployed from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as the variable depth sonar for the AN/WLD-1 Remote Minehunting System (RMS), the AN/AQS-20A system is towed undersea to scan the water in front, below and to the sides of the vehicle for anti-shipping mines. "An essential component of LCS

Image of Prometheus’ signal processing work showing the difference in “featuregrams” between targets and non-targets using Prometheus MIRK processing. The match filter processing (commonly used by Navy) identifies all of the noted peaks as targets but when the signal is processed using a Prometheus algorithm suite, targets and non-targets are correctly identified.

Dr. Jennifer Brower, Prometheus

Scientific Research, Mathematics and Information Sciences and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, Rome, New York; the U.S. Army including the Space and Missile Defense Technical Center, Huntsville and the DASD Munitions and Chemical Matters, OUSD AT&L. We have partnered with Raytheon, BBN Inc., Cisco Systems and Newport News Shipbuilding to bring technology solutions to the DoD. Looking at the military / defense applications: what are the overriding drivers for your business in this market today?      The overriding drivers for our technology are the

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