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ThayerMahan, Geo SubSea Partner for Seabed Surveys

Groton, Conn.-based autonomous maritime security solutions company ThayerMahan, Inc. announced it has executed a cooperative partnering agreement with marine geophysical surveying, data analysis and reporting firm Geo SubSea, LLC.ThayerMahan CEO Mike Connor stated, “ThayerMahan is bringing best-in-class seabed imaging technology to customers in government, industry and academia that provides a very efficient way to image and map the ocean floor and undersea infrastructure. We are proud to be partnering with Geo SubSea because they are experts in turning seabed monitoring technology into the

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iXblue, ThayerMahan in Unmanned Surface Vessel Pact

ThayerMahan, a company specializing in autonomous maritime security solutions has partnered up with iXblue, a company specializing in navigation, acoustic positioning, and underwater imaging.The two companies are teaming up to provide unmanned maritime and survey services using iXblue’s DriX Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) in North America as well as internationally.In a statement on Monday, the companies said that ThayerMahan’s expertise in maritime domain awareness, and iXblue’s Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), would help both companies address a wide range of maritime and survey

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US Navy to Test L3Harris UUV

L3Harris Technologies will provide an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) for expeditionary undersea missions for U.S. military.The U.S.Navy and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), which accelerates commercial technology to solve national security solutions, has awarded an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to L3Harris for the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Small-Class Maritime Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (MEMUUV) program.This award includes the delivery and testing of an Iver4 - 900 PW UUV and two field swappable modular payload sections, including real aperture and

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Morgan Advanced Materials Eyes Maritime Security Sector

seen a significant upscaling of maritime security efforts including increased investment in SONAR systems and technology based on PZT components.    Paul Turnbull, Sales and Business Development Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, explained, “With heightened demand for maritime security solutions, Morgan Advanced Materials is in a strong position to supply vital components which are used in SONAR applications. We can offer PZT components in a range of formulations and have the capacity and capability to meet demand in the U.S., U.K., and other nations.&rdquo

MAST, WESMAR Partner on Maritime Security Technology

for improvements in levels of protection.   Steve Hull, General Manager at MAST North America, said, “The partnerships with WESMAR is further evidence of our ongoing commitment to provide our clients operating in the marine environment with access to the most advanced technology driven security solutions. There is strong synergy between our companies and the WESMAR sonar product line is ideally suited in our range of products and services to these industries and our global clientele.”   

Sonardyne’s Andrew Wood (left) and NDI’s Andy Meecham (right) conclude the deal that sees NDI become Sonardyne’s nonexclusive partner for maritime security in the U.S.

Sonardyne, NDI Partner for US Maritime Security

region, underwater technology specialists, Sonardyne International Ltd, U.K., has entered into a nonexclusive agreement with Northern Defense Industries (NDI) to become its strategic partner for maritime security and defense projects in the U.S.    Virginia-based NDI supplies integrated security solutions for maritime, energy and critical infrastructure applications both in North America and around the world. Its multi-sensor surveillance solutions, including radar, CCTV and AIS, are used to provide early warning of potential threats approaching ports, harbors, waterside power stations, ships

Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development & Acquisition) Sean Stackley (left), and Dr. Delores Etter (right) present the award to Ms. Pamela Posey, Dr. James Cummings, Dr. Alan Wallcraft, Mr. Joseph Metzger (left to right), NRL Oceanography Division. (Photo: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)

Awards Ceremony Recognizes NRL Researchers

surveillance system, and has greatly improved the network security posture of Department of Defense networks. Flying Squirrel was selected as the Department of Defense standard 802.11 wireless discovery application under the auspices of the United States Strategic Command-chaired Enterprise-wide Security Solutions Steering Group (ESSG) in 2006. As a result of this selection, Flying Squirrel software is now available to any DoD user at no cost, resulting in its wide use across Department of Defense. Subsequently, the scope of the Flying Squirrel program has dramatically expanded, with new and improved

One of the 2012 teams getting their pilot aboard their submarine (Photo: Tim Hooper/QinetiQ)

Human Powered Submarine Races Underway

to see such enthusiasm for engineering events such as this.” He goes on to explain: “At BAE Systems, we engineer, manufacture and support the innovations that strengthen security at home and around the world.  For generations, we’ve delivered advanced defence, aerospace and security solutions that keep our nation at the forefront of modern capability. Our people manage some of today’s toughest challenges, delivering the most complex programmes.   “Our story is about 32,800 people in the United Kingdom who work on innovations that make us safer, manufacturing that

AUVs are Central to Lisbon Security Program

which was drawn from the recent SHOAL project. In partnership with Bristol Robotics Laboratory and SonarSim, BMT has designed a cost effective prototype which utilizes intelligent algorithms and behavior in order to leverage as much as possible from low-cost sensors. “A common issue with security solutions and AUVs is the high cost of systems, therefore it was important for us to look at ways of designing a low cost solution which could help improve overall port security,” said Luke Speller, Senior Research Scientist at BMT Group. “A distinct differentiator is the AUV’s ability

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