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.
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.
During the 5th National Conference on R&D in Defence and Security, Siport21 has presented the project “Prediction System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles on Naval Platforms”, carried out for the Ministry of Defence.
Almost two thirds (64%) of global marine industry executives believe there is uncertainty surrounding liability issues relating to unmanned ships.
The UK Ship Register has signed its first ever unmanned vessel to the flag, showing how it is adapting to the changes of the maritime industr
Russian developers have launched the project of a unique technological platform that will allow testing of unmanned surface vessels navigation in virtual environment.