The Navy said on Feb. 3 that production of the MK 18 Mod 2 Kingfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) program of record has completed. MK 18 Mod 2 production started in 2012 via competitive contracts that Hydroid won with a vehicle based on its REMUS 600 vehicle. In 2020 HII [HII] bought Hydroid ...

A Navy official this week confirmed the service has addressed reliability issues in the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) that were tied to vehicle design issues identified in the latest annual report from the Pentagon’s top weapons tester. The UISS is part of the Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) ...

The Navy issued a notice on Jan. 31 announcing a three-day long industry day focused on opportunities in unmanned surface and undersea vessels (USVs and UUVs, respectively), in accordance with the latest defense authorization bill.  The fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) ...

The final fiscal year 2023 omnibus appropriations bill allowed the Navy to end the Snakehead Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV) program, but urged prioritization in using commercial alternatives. The Navy’s FY ‘23 budget request documents said the service planned to eliminate ...

A Navy team in October demonstrated a new launch and recovery concept for large unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) using an HII platform, the service said on Monday. The demonstration entailed land-based launch and recovery approach and a new solution to launch large UUVs from Navy amphibious ships ...

The U.S. 5th Fleet completed the Digital Horizon three-week unmanned and artificial intelligence exercise event in Bahrain on Dec. 15.  The event started on Nov. 23 with 15 unmanned systems from 17 industry partners including Aerovel, Shield AI, Easy Aerial, Elbit Systems, Exail, L3Harris ...