The commander of 5th Fleet last week said the Navy is expanding unmanned operations under his command, leading up to the largest unmanned exercise in the world later this month. “Two weeks from now…we’ll be commencing IMX 22, International Maritime Exercise ‘22. It’s our largest exercise, ...

The Navy on Tuesday said it successfully completed underwater explosion shock testing (UNDEX) for its newest unmanned minesweeper, the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS). The UISS is an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) that will allow the Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) to perform a mine ...

The Navy announced it intends to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) early next year for the design, development and production of the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Block II system. The COBRA program is used to conduct unmanned aerial tactical reconnaissance in littoral ...

The Navy said Tuesday that it conducted a ground-breaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony for facilities that aim to be the focus of testing new unmanned surface and undersea vehicles. Two facilities, located at Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), ...

The Navy is planning to host a workshop in February with industry and academia to explore and better understand the state of unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) system capabilities and identify areas for additional research. According to a request for information (RFI) released on Nov. 30, the Unmanned ...