The Navy is considering basing laser weapons from aircraft carriers and unmanned surface vessels (USVs) to help protect naval groups from Chinese missiles in the future, the service’s top officer said Wednesday. “We’ve always had a defense in depth approach to defending the fleet. Where we ...

Leidos [LDOS] finished the delivery of the Seahawk autonomous medium displacement unmanned surface vehicle (MDUSV) to the Navy, the company announced April 7. The company built the vessel via a $35.5 million 2017 contract from the Office of Naval Research. Work primarily occurred  on the ...

Anduril Industries on Thursday said it has acquired Area-I in a deal that builds out its line of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with fixed-wing aircraft and related technologies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Area-I, which is based in the Atlanta area, has 73 employees. Area-I has three ...