Navy shipbuilder HII [HII] this week announced the successful demonstration of a capability allowing amphibious ships to launch and recover Large-Diameter Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (LDUUVs). The company’s San Antonio-class amphibious warships, among others, have well decks that can be used to ...

The Navy last month issued a Request For Information (RFI) seeking industry feedback on developing systems for the Mining Expendable Delivery Unmanned Submarine Asset (MEDUSA) unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) and aims to award a prototyping contract by fiscal year (FY) 2023. The Navy’s Unmanned ...

This week the CEO of HII [HII] said the company’s selection for the Navy’s Lionfish Small Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (SUUV) allows it to expand international sales. In March, the Navy issued a presolicitation notice that it will buy the Lionfish small UUV (SUUV) from HII, which offered its Remus ...

Anduril Industries said this week it is partnering with the Australian Defense Force on a $100 million effort for Extra Large Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (XL-AUVs) for the Royal Australian Navy. The company said on May 4 it and the Australian government are specifically entering into commercial ...