Star International, a worldwide supplier to the offshore and marine industries, has launched a new Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) that has been designed for use by shipping operators to identify piracy threats.
The Navy has awarded contracts totaling $41,985,112 to six companies for LUSV studies. Each contract includes an option for engineering support that if exercised would bring the cumulative value for all awards to $59,476,146.
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding in collaboration with Shin Nihonkai Ferry Co., Ltd., has successfully applied for grant aid under the “Joint Technological Development Programme for the Demonstration of Unmanned Ships” sponsored by The Nippon Foundation.
Marakeb Technologies and Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to explore global collaboration opportunities in the field of autonomous technology.
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Hydroid Inc. a leading provider of advanced marine robotics to the defense and maritime markets and a U.S. based indirect subsidiary, wholly owned by Kongsberg Maritime.
A seven-meter (23-foot) long unmanned surface vehicle (USV) known as SD 1021 has become the first autonomous vehicle to complete an east-to-west crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Navy’s Future Surface Combatant will likely include both an unmanned and an optionally unmanned surface vessel as part of a growing family of systems.
Rolls-Royce presents a vision of a future land-based control centre in which a small crew of 7 to 14 people monitor and control a fleet of remote-controlled and autonomous vessels across the world.
The Navy is working on adding a number of anti-surface weapons to an unmanned surface vehicle that so far has been used as a passive platform for mine countermeasures.