ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND – 17 May 2013 – Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. announced today that a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island was a complete success.
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16 May 2013 - Unmanned naval systems played a significant role during last year's International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) and this year's exercise features even more vehicles and demonstrations of new tactical concepts.
First X-47B Cat Shot
14 May 2013 - The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia, May 14. (U.S. Navy video)
First X-47B Tailhook Landing
4 May 2013 - The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completes its first shore-based arrested landing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.
28 April 2013 - India's growing maritime unmanned aerial vehicle fleet is being put through its paces to prepare for another Mumbai-style complex terrorist attack.
14 April 2013 - Despite a growing demand for unmanned systems, several Navy programs are facing the budget axe.
Production of Northrop's Triton UAV has been delayed a year. What programs are next for cuts?
21 March 2013 - DARPA has detailed requirements for its proposed Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node Unmanned Aerial System.
21 March 2013 - How can the PLA's growing UAV fleet be countered at sea?
20 March 2013 - OpenClovis Solutions, Inc., has signed a contract with SAIC to support the development of DARPA's Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) project with the SAFPlus platform.
13 March 2013 - The Navy awarded Northrop Grumman a $71 million contract to procure six additional MQ-8C Fire-X variants, for a total of 30 aircraft.
12 February 2013 - Navy unmanned air vehicles could be configured to support better communication at sea.
11 February 2013 - How the U.S. Navy's experimentation with various combinations of platforms and drones is transforming mine warfare.
7 February 2013 - The U.S. Navy announced that it will stand up Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 (VUP-19) at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida on 1 October 2013.
31 January 2013 - Northrop Grumman employees mate the fuselage with the wings of a company-owned Triton test bed unmanned aircraft in Palmdale, Calif. Based on the U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton, the system provides a detailed picture of surface vessels to identify threats across vast areas of ocean and coastal areas.
1 February 2013 - Video: LCS Program Office CAPT Ashton discusses Unmanned Mine Countermeasures Systems.
30 January 2013 - Can a tiny robot save the Navy hundreds of millions of dollars a year in fuel consumption?
24 January 2013—Bluefin Robotics announced that they will produce a variation of the Knifefish UUV for the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).
19 January 2013 - The Commanding Officer of USS Benfold describes the value the Puma small tactical UAV brings surface combatants in Proceedings Magazine.
18 January 2013 - Naval aviation is approaching a critical decision regarding unmanned aircraft.
10 January 2013 - How did the stocks producing unmanned naval systems perform last year?
9 January 2013 - Telephonics Corporation was awarded a $33 million contract by Northrop Grumman to build and test nine multi-mode maritime surveillance radars for the Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle.
30 December 2012 - This year's top stories for unmanned naval systems.
27 December 2012 - Drones add agility and quantity to this critically important domain.
21 December 2012- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has released an updated promotional video revealing new details about the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV). More here.
16 December 2012 - An analysis of how the Naval Special Warfare Command has successfully integrated unmanned systems into its operations the past decade.
6 December 2012 – In November, Sailors from Riverine Squadron Three flew the Puma All Environment (AE) small tactical UAV for the first time operationally off Navy ships in the Persian Gulf.
5 December 2012 - USS Klakring (FFG-42) returned to Mayport, Florida from a record setting deployment on December 1 with four embarked Fire Scouts.
2 December 2012 - Can carrier-based drones take over strikes against militants in Pakistan?
X-47B First Catapult Launch
29 November 2012 - The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) Air Vehicle (AV-1) demonstrator successfully completed its inaugural land-based catapult launch at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
According to Northrop, the aircraft reached an airspeed of 151 knots during its 10 minute flight.
26 November 2012 - Can Navy request for proposals from small business fix the ailing Remote Minehunting System?
12 November 2012 - SeeByte will feature its smart software for unmanned maritime systems at the upcoming EXPONAVAL 2012.
10 November 2012 - Poland's Navy has the opportunity to make a big leap with auotonomous unmanned surface vessels.
8 November 2012 - Quadrotor swarm experiments have produced some interesting results, including potential for future military applications. Now some researchers in Germany are working to transition these concepts to the underwater realm.
4 November 2012 - Admiral Greenert's "Navigation Plan" sets an aggressive vision for naval drones in America's fleet.
30 October 2012 - In depth analysis on the the U.S. Navy's recent testing of Rafael's Protector Unmanned Surface Vehicle.
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