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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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US Navy to Evaluate Kraken's AquaPix MINSAS

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 MINSAS synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) sensor is currently offered in the MINSAS 60, 120, 180, and 240 configurations

U.S. Military personnel reviewing the SwarmDiver system during the U.S. Navy's Advanced Naval Technology Exercise in August 2018.  (Photo: UUV Aquabotix)

U.S. Military Trials Swarmdiver

UUV Aquabotix Ltd (ASX:UUV)  was awarded an approximate $150,000 contract for the purchase of its SwarmDiver system along with training and test support for the United States Military.This hardware and services sale will enable necessary government evaluation activities for the Military’s consideration of operational use of the product in theater.This award represents the fourth (4th) order placed by the United States Armed Forces related to the SwarmDiver family of vehicles since the product’s launch in April 2018. 

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As US Opens Up Offshore Waters, Eastern GoM Beckons

opponents near other places offered under the Interior Department's proposed drilling plan issued last week, like California's Pacific, the Atlantic and Arctic.                But accessing it would likely require the consent of the U.S. military. The eastern Gulf has been formally off-limits to drilling since 2006 due mainly to the Defense Department's concerns oil development would interfere with extensive military testing and training exercises in the area.   "The eastern Gulf of Mexico could be very attractive

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) survey ship HMAS Melville located the submerged aircraft (File photo: Royal Australian Navy)

Crashed US Military Aircraft Found off Australian Coast

An Australian Navy survey ship has located a U.S. military aircraft that crashed off the Australian northeast coast at the weekend and left three Marines missing, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Monday.   The navy divers will conduct remotely operated underwater vehicle operations before considering sending down divers, Payne said in a statement.   The U.S. Marine Corps had suspended a search for the three Marines missing since the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashed while on regular operations on Saturday. The Marines have described the incident as a "mishap" and

Performance Inflatables Acquires SUBSALVE

USA’s commitment to customers, its innovation, top quality reputation and dedicated staff throughout this process and we plan to support this great foundation in the years to come. Subsalve USA has been at the forefront of this industry working with the most demanding clients including the U.S .military, Oceaneering International Inc., McDermott Caspian Contractors Inc., Ardent and many other industry leaders across many sectors around the world. In addition, we look forward to adding to the capabilities of the business, and expand its impact regionally, globally and into adjacent product areas.&rdquo

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South Bay Cable Celebrates 60

full ocean depth in lengths exceeding 10 kilometers.    Today, South Bay Cable continues to focus on highly engineered cables for use in dynamic applications including remotely operated vehicles, side scan sonar, tow systems, minesweepers, pipeline inspection, airborne aerostats and numerous military programs.    From the drawing of the copper rod to the jacketing of the finished cable South Bay Cable has the production capabilities to perform nearly all manufacturing operations in-house. With a dedication to continually pushing the envelope through innovative engineering, ever

China Seizes US Underwater Drone in South China Sea

; The drone was taken on Dec. 15, the first seizure of its kind in recent memory, about 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay off the Philippines just as the USNS Bowditch was about to retrieve the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), officials said.   "The UUV was lawfully conducting a military survey in the waters of the South China Sea," one official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.   "It's a sovereign immune vessel, clearly marked in English not to be removed from the water - that it was U.S. property," the official said.   The Pentagon confirmed

Sonar image of the German submarine U-576. (Credit: NOAA & SRI International)

Researchers to Visit ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ Wreckage

States had been in World War II for less than a year, but the fight was coming to the nation’s shores. On July 15, 1942, off Cape Hatteras, N.C., the German U-boatU-576 sank the Nicaraguan-flagged freighter SS Bluefields. But it came at a steep price – the merchant ship convoy and its U.S. military escorts fought back, sinking the U-boat within minutes as U.S. Navy air cover bombed the sub while the merchant ship Unicoi attacked it with its deck gun.   NOAA discovered the two sunken vessels in 2014, 35 miles offshore and approximately 700 feet underwater just 240 yards apart. Archaeologists

Thaw Could Release Toxic Waste Buried Under Greenland's Ice

Global warming could release radioactive waste stored in an abandoned Cold War-era U.S. military camp deep under Greenland's ice caps if a thaw continues to spread in coming decades, scientists said on Friday.   Camp Century was built in northwest Greenland in 1959 as part of U.S. research into the feasibility of nuclear missile launch sites in the Arctic, the University of Zurich said in a statement.   Staff left gallons of fuel and an unknown amount of low-level radioactive coolant there when the base shut down in 1967 on the assumption it would be entombed forever, according to the

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