News Articles with Category: Business

Two Men Charged With Stealing Defense Contractor's Trade Secrets

November 14, 2017 - via Hartford Courant Search warrants from March to November 2011 found that both men uploaded LBI's proprietary information to accounts in Dropbox, a cloud-based storage system, according to the 29-count indictment returned by a grand jury sitting in Bridgeport.

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DoD IG: Navy Should Reevaluate or Cancel Surface Mine Countermeasure UUV Program

November 14, 2016 - via DOD Inspector General The report stated the Navy has yet to demonstrate Knifefish’s capacity to detect, classify and identify bottom and buried mines and failure to meet minimum requirements could result to program reassessment or modification of production increments.

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Teledyne Marine Presents Enhanced Survey Capability at Belgian Navy 2016 North Sea Unmanned MCM Trials

November 12, 2016 - via Teledyne Gavia During the trials, Teledyne Marine showcased a significant capability in Gap fill utilizing the Teledyne BlueView 2250 multibeam profiler coupled with the Edgetech 2205 600/1600 kHz Side Scan Sonar on a Gavia AUV.

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The Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market in the APAC Region Is Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2016 and 2022

November 8, 2016 - via Markets and Markets The autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) market is expected to grow from USD 211.8 Million in 2016 to USD 497.9 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 15.31% during the forecast period.

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Now Available: Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market - Global Forecast to 2022

November 7, 2016 - via Fast Market Research Fast Market Research announces the availability of the new Markets and Markets report, "Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market - Global Forecast to 2022", on their comprehensive research portal

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Hydoid awarded 7.4M contract extension

November 3, 2016 - via NSWC Indian Head For engineering support and training services for the MK18 Mod 1 and Mod 2 unmanned underwater vehicle systems. The MK18 Mod 1 and Mod 2 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) systems are in support of very shallow water missions, very shallow water mine countermeasures and underwater object localization tools.

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Swimming ahead [INDODEF16-D3]

November 3, 2016 - via ECA Group Under the MMCM programme, being managed by OCCAR on behalf of the French and UK governments, ECA is part of a Thales/BAE Systems team that was recently given the green light to manufacture two prototype MMCM systems. Having already participated in the earlier design definition stage, ECA will during this next phase supply a total of six AUVs derived from its generic A27-M AUV product.

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Skipper UUV breaks cover [INDODEF16-D3]

November 3, 2016 - via Janes The Skipper UUV features four vectorable thrusters and large wing surfaces for improved stability, and was successfully demonstrated to the Indonesian Navy in July this year. Its initial application is as a mini-mobile torpedo target equipped with a noise maker payload.

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Testing the Waters: Navy Takes Cautious Steps With Autonomous Ships

October 21, 2016 - via National Defense The thinking now shaping the Navy’s plan for autonomous vehicles is that ship prototypes will have to prove their mettle in an integrated network, similar to what would happen in a real-world scenario.

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EaglePicher's Grand Opening of New Lithium Ion Center of Excellence

October 21, 2016 - via EaglePitcher The Lithium Ion Center of Excellence provides a reliable, high-volume supply of critical items identified as essential for national defense, alleviating concerns regarding market volatility and uncertainty within the current international market.

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Thales-Led Team Gets $164M Deal for Anglo-French Naval Mine-Hunting Drone

October 20, 2016 - via Defense News The MMCM system will consist of a surface unmanned vehicle from British firm ASV. This small boat will deploy a Thales towed sonar to collect data, while an ECA automated underwater vehicle and Saab remote operated vehicle will also gather information for assessment and destruction of mines.

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Saab buys Danish defense company

October 19, 2016 - via SAAB Saab said the acquisition of Nordic Defense Industries further develops Saab's leadership in the unmanned underwater domain when it comes to regional reach, technology and innovative solutions.

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Juliet Marine Systems Unveils Plans to Construct Guardian Submersible Unmanned Surface Vehicle

October 19, 2016 - via Juliet Marine Guardian is intended for surface and subsurface operations, either manned or unmanned. It will extend 30 to 45 feet in length with a top speed of 35 knots when operating in surface mode with four feet of draft in the water.

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Thales and 19 French SMEs Develop Combined Surface and Underwater Unmanned System

October 17, 2016 - via Thales The new AUSS concept (Autonomous Underwater & Surface System), the world's first hybrid unmanned system capable of operating both above and below the surface.

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Coatian Navy receives autonomous underwater vehicles

October 17, 2016 - via Hydroid Croatia has received donated autonomous underwater vehicles from the United States.

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OFG expands AUV Capability

October 10, 2016 - via Ocean Floor Geophysics OFG has invested in a 3000m-rated Hugin AUV. The AUV Chercheur is equipped with an unsurpassed sensor and software suite for extremely efficient inspections.

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Oceaneering expands AUV operations into West Africa

October 5, 2016 - via Oceaneering International The company is mobilizing one of its 3,000-m rated AUVs, which is capable of performing deepwater geophysical hazard and pipeline inspection surveys.

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Market Analysis: Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market Worth 497.9 Million USD by 2022

September 30, 2016 - via Market and Markets The market is expected to grow from USD 211.8 Million in 2016 to USD 497.9 Million in 2022, at a CAGR of 15.31% during the forecast period.

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Added Science Capability for Gavia AUVs: New Plug and Play Science Bay Module

September 29, 2016 - via Teledyne Gavia The Gavia Science Bay module is a standard payload module that comes with several hull penetrations designed to accommodate a variety of scientific sensors.

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Underwater Robots: Will the Pentagon Miss the Boat?

September 27, 2016 - via National Defense The Defense Department has made significant investments in underwater vehicle designs and prototypes but has not funded advanced development in the “middle area” where vehicles would be produced in larger numbers for testing and experimentation.

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SaferTrident’s semi-autonomous vehicle for divers tested at Masdar

September 27, 2016 - via Masdar Institute The SaferTrident system is a multi-purpose hybrid diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) and autonomous underwater vehicle that can be used to assist divers to do underwater mapping and localisation

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Challenging the change!

September 11, 2016 - via China Post DWTek Taiwan, launched a self-designed unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). The UUV is a total module solution service. Monew, the first module-based UUV model, can offer a customized combination to fulfill customer requirements across all industries pertaining to underwater business and national defense.

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Tech transformation in survey market

September 5, 2016 - via Douglas-Westwood London Fresh technology could significantly advance offshore survey operations, acting as a differentiator for smaller companies in a difficult market.

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Scientists Create Robotic Terminator To Hunt 'Darwin's Nightmare'Fish

September 5, 2016 - via Gizmodo India The two prototypes include video cameras, so that pilots can guide the robots through the water, but the ultimate goal is to build autonomous underwater robots to hunt lionfish.

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OceanServer Delivers Next Generation AUV for Water Quality Solutions with YSI Integrated Systems & Services

September 2, 2016 - via OceanServer Technology The i3XO EcoMapper AUV is based on the robust Iver3-580 AUV platform and takes advantage of YSI’s expertise in water quality solutions. The i3XO AUV utilizes the EXO water quality system to provide users high resolution water quality data, side scan sonar imaging, downward looking current profiling, and an option for bathymetric surveying.

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Why Are Early Adopters of Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing Getting Out of the Game?

August 31, 2016 - via Green Tech Media Sony and (maybe) Nissan are dropping their battery production as the industry matures.

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New Company Exocetus Autonomous Systems launches in Wallingford, CT

August 10, 2016 - via Exocetus Autonomous Systems Exocetus Autonomous Systems is a designer and producer of autonomous underwater vehicle customizeable for research and commercial activities. The Coastal Glider, their flagship product, is the only open platform glider that end users can freely modify to meet their specific needs, and a 5 kg payload to accommodate those needs. Additionally, the patented ballast engine provides top speeds of 2 kts, double that of other vehicles, and the ability to move easily between fresh and salt water without the need to re-ballast the vehicle.

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Riptide Ships Six More Micro-UUVs to US Navy

August 2, 2016 - via Riptide Autonomous Solutions Riptide Autonomous Solutions has shipped six Micro-UUVs to the US Navy. The unmanned undersea vehicles are configured with a dry payload volume that will enable rapid payload development and demonstration and allow the Navy to test various new sensor systems with these small flexible vehicles.

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General Dynamics Mission Systems Acquires Bluefin Robotics

February 22, 2016 - via Bluefin Robotics Bluefin Robotics will become part of General Dynamics Mission Systems’ Maritime and Strategic Systems line of business.

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Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market by Type, Application & Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2020

September 16, 2015 - via Markets and Markets Major drivers identified for the autonomous underwater vehicles market are the rising importance of AUVs in defense, maritime security, and research, growing energy needs, and rising investments into offshore oil & gas drilling.

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Boston Engineering Receives $500,000 MassVentures Grant to Commercialize its Biologically Inspired Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)

September 15, 2015 - via Boston Engineering MassVentures helps growing Massachusetts-based companies commercialize technologies developed under Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contracts.

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Underwater Vehicle Program Achieves Acquisition Milestone

September 3, 2015 - via US Navy Unmanned Maritime Systems An industry day is scheduled for Sept. 14 in Washington, D.C., at which the Unmanned Maritime Systems Program Office will host a presentation and discussion for the industry community on LDUUV requirements.

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Kongsberg European Seaglider Support Center

August 20, 2015 - via Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc The new support center will begin stocking spare parts and battery refurbishment kits immediately and will have the capacity to perform standard vehicle battery refurbishment services and minor system repairs by Q4 2015.

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Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market 2015-2020 Report Launched

August 7, 2015 - via Market Reports Market Forcast for unmanned underwater vehicles 2015-2020

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Kraken and Tritech Launch Correlation Velocity Log

August 4, 2015 - via Kraken Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Tritech will sell the Kraken-developed CVL, AquaTrak(TM), under the Tritech name and branding, through their international network.

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Boeing's yellow submarine: The new vessel, built in Huntington Beach, can dive down to 20,000 feet

July 28, 2015 - via Boeing Boeing’s latest and largest submersible is a follow-up to its 2001 Echo Ranger, the smaller, original yellow submarine that conducts ocean surveys. The 32-foot-long Echo Seeker has a 6,000 pound cargo capacity and is equipped with sonar technology for enhanced ocean-bottom mapping.

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Navy to Invest Up to $1.43 Billion to Support Unmanned Mine Countermeasures Vehicles

July 22, 2015 - via US Navy Seven contractors were awarded three-year contracts, with two one-year options, for a range of engineering work: design, fabrication, installation, test and evaluation, fielding, maintenance, training and more for both hardware and software of existing and future systems

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Navy Names First Director of Unmanned Weapon Systems

June 29, 2015 - via US Navy Rear Adm. Robert P. Girrier will be assigned as director, unmanned weapons systems, N99, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

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Advanced Manufacturing: Marine Robotics And Other High-Tech Add To The Cape's Economy

May 25, 2015 - via Hydroid Hydroid is one of several companies on Upper Cape Cod that makes things for the oceanographic industry. It's what economic development people call an 'advanced manufacturer' -- they're producing complex products that overseas competitors are unlikely to build because of the quality needed, or even the timing. These are exactly the types of companies the region wants to attract.

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AUVs: Getting Defensive

May 14, 2015 - via Kongsberg Maritime The defense community is ahead of the commercial market with regard to processing real-time high resolution data in-mission and making the vehicle respond to it.” Richard Mills, Kongsberg Maritime

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House Boosts Funding for Underwater Tech

May 13, 2015 - via Office of Naval Research One of the items Forbes is trying to fund is the Fleet Modular Autonomous Unmanned Vehicle (FMAUV), "a rapid-development project to address emerging fleet capability needs,"

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Liquid Robotics launches Open Oceans Partner Program

May 5, 2015 - via Liquid Robotics The Open Oceans Partner Program is an important expansion of the Company's overall partner strategy to collaborate with industry leaders to provide extensible, high value, and affordable solutions built upon the Wave Glider platform.

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Unmanned Sea Systems Market Entering Turbulent Waters

April 28, 2015 - via Forecast International The torpedo segment is worth $8.1 billion, with the USV and UUV segments worth $6.1 billion and $1.2 billion, respectively.

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Bluefin Robotics delivers Ship Hull Inspection Systems 4 and 5 to the U.S. Navy

April 20, 2015 - via Bluefin Robotics Although it looks like a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) with its six thrusters and its fiber optic data tether, the vehicle is powered by an onboard battery and operates primarily autonomously with the ability for the operator to take manual control to investigate contacts

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DARPA expands Boeing's Hydra Contract

April 16, 2015 - via Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command The Hydra focus will be on safely transporting existing undersea vehicles, providing the required energy for long endurance, efficiently transferring energy, transferring and transmitting collected information, and launching and docking the vehicles.

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Kraken Introduces AquaTrak(TM) Correlation Velocity Log

April 15, 2015 - via Kraken AquaTrak(TM) Uses Advanced Acoustic Correlation and Synthetic Aperture SonaR Signal Processing to Provide Superior Performance Over Conventional Sensors

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Minisub a Hit At Navy Expo

April 14, 2015 - via Huntington Ingalls Industries The Proteus is unique, designed to be manually crewed or to function as an autonomous, unmanned underwater vehicle.

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Huntington Ingalls looks in new directions with Proteus

April 13, 2015 - via Huntington Ingalls Industries Proteus can operate with a crew of six divers or it can be unmanned. It can spy on the enemy, fire weapons, transport gear or patrol a harbor.

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Memorial University Spins off New R&D Companies

April 10, 2015 - via Memorial University The camera application has the potential to be a game-changer in cold, harsh and ice-prone environments like the Arctic, allowing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to remain underneath ice, docking on the seafloor to recharge, greatly extending their operational range.

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DOF Subsea to Launch AUV Service

April 7, 2015 - via DOF Subsea The company will showcase its newest service, utilizing three Slocum Gliders, named the DOF Skandi Explorers

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Anglo-French project aims at using robots to fight underwater mines

April 6, 2015 - via Thales When deployed, Thales sees the mine hunters of tomorrow as a fleet of underwater robots, unmanned surface vessels, towed sonars, and remote operated vehicles connected by Iridium satellite links as well as radio, acoustic, and direct cable links that allow the command ship, robots, local operations centers, and Reach Back data centers to remain in close communications.

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Oceaneering Completes Acquisition of C&C Technologies

April 2, 2015 - via Oceaneering International By combining C&C’s survey services and technologies with Oceaneering’s existing product and service lines, the combined company can now offer customers more integrated solutions throughout each phase of the offshore oilfield life cycle.

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Thales-led Team Wins Anglo-French Mine Hunting Deal

March 27, 2015 - via Thales BAE is to provide the mission management system responsible for managing the command and information systems. ASV will supply the surface vehicle, ECA the underwater unmanned vehicles, SAAB the remotely operated vehicles and Wood & Douglas will supply communications.

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Special Notice: Sonar and Other Underwater Sensing Technology

March 24, 2015 - via Sandia National Laboratories Sandia seeks to collaborate with a company or companies interested in partnering opportunities leading to new applications of advanced algorithm technology for underwater vehicles.

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Innovate UK Boosts Marine Autonomous Systems Growth

March 17, 2015 - via National Oceanography Centre Starting later this year the projects will see NOC working closely with businesses to develop a low cost robot sub, a pressure tolerant rechargeable battery and an integrated, low cost, shore based technique for surveying the full water column.

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Kraken Gets Funds for Seabed Mapping Development

March 17, 2015 - via Kraken The funding is being used to develop a real-time, ultra high resolution seabed mapping system that is based on Kraken’s Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar (INSAS) technology, real-time SAS signal processing algorithms and coupled with an onboard version of advanced 3D seabed visualization software.

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Sabertooth AUV Goes 4D in Lake Vättern

March 11, 2015 - via Saab Seaeye For the demonstration the Sabertooth was equipped with a high-end sensor suite including side scan sonar, sub bottom profilers, high frequency imaging sonar, multibeam echo sounder and cameras, along with GPS, DVL and inertial measurement unit (IMU) supporting the navigation. Processing of the trajectory data was achieved with an algorithm developed by Saab Dynamics.

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Unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) from Lockheed Martin to be upgraded for countermine warfare

March 11, 2015 - via Lockheed Martin These upgrades to the RMMV involve reliability improvements and modifications for integrating the unmanned mine hunter onto the Littoral Combat Ship and that ship's countermine warfare mission package. Lockheed Martin previously made upgrades to the RMMV to enable the unmanned vessel to perform coastal defense, or intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR).

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Petrobras inks Libra AUV contract

March 9, 2015 - via DeepOcean The Libra field is 2000m water depth in the Santos Basin, about 230km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Surveys will be performed with a 3000m-rated autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The AUV is capable of delivering high resolution high quality HISAS bathymetry and side scan sonar data for Sub Bottom Profiling (SBP) at high speeds.

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Fugro expands AUV fleet with delivery of Echo Surveyor VII

March 7, 2015 - via Fugro The Echo Surveyor VII recently joined three of Fugro’s specialist survey vessels in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in the Southern Indian Ocean.

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Groupe Gorgé Announces First Commercial Success for the A18 Underwater Robot

March 5, 2015 - via ECA Group The A18D robot is able to travel underwater for more than 24 hours and up to 3,000 meters in depth. Equipped with next-generation sensors and with the latest software technology in terms of missions, the robot has the best operational capacity for hydrographic surveys, oceanographic research, exploitation of the natural resources of the seabed, and even search and rescue operations.

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C&C Technologies introduces pipeline inspection AUV

March 5, 2015 - via C&C Technologies The first complete pipeline inspection AUV to incorporate a laser micro bathymetry system. With one pass over the pipe’s top or side, the 4,500 m- (14,764 ft-) rated laser micro bathymetry system provides span measurements, and the Kongberg EM 2040 multibeam supports seep and leak detection with water column data.

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New Research Report "Global Underwater Robotics Market 2015-2019"

March 3, 2015 - via Research and Markets The growing need for underwater robotics for ocean surveillance in the field of scientific research has forced several market vendors and research institutions to develop perpetual underwater robotics for continuous surveillance. Perpetual underwater robotics have the ability to refuel themselves and are powered by natural, renewable, and ocean thermal energy.

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DARPA approaches industry for unmanned sensors to monitor Arctic land, sea, and air traffic

February 25, 2015 - via DARPA For this project DARPA remote sensing experts are asking for proposals for low-cost unmanned air, surface, and subsurface sensing systems for the Arctic, including ways to deliver sensor information to remote sites.

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INEA Inks ‘Blue Growth’ Grant Deals

February 23, 2015 - via INEA BRIDGES, a four year-long project bringing together research partners from 9 countries, will improve the unique European underwater glider SeaExplorer to adapt it to more diverse operations deeper in water.

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Five Minutes with Tim Taylor, Tiburon Subsea

February 13, 2015 - via Tiburon Subsea Services Tiburon Subsea is a new company that is structured to scale and fill the technical equipment needs of the marine industry, with our focus on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles.

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Oceaneering to Purchase C&C Technologies

February 1, 2015 - via C&C Technologies Lafayette oil service company to be acquired for $230 million. C&C will retain its name, and its headquarters will remain in Lafayette.

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Acquires Engineering Solutions Division

January 30, 2015 - via Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. ESD will operate as Undersea Solutions Group, a subsidiary of HII, and will report to Newport News Shipbuilding's Submarine and Fleet Support division.

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New ‘hybrid’ underwater vehicle prototype

January 23, 2015 - via Makai Ocean Engineering This ‘hybrid’ autonomous underwater vehicle is called the Bottom-Skimming AUV, or B-SAUV. The B-SAUV is propelled by thrusters but can touch, glide along, and interact with the seafloor.

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France Evaluates Bids for Anti-Mine Study

January 16, 2015 - via Defense News The study for an unmanned system is a key part of the cooperative Maritime Mine Counter Measure (MMCM) program.

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New AUV Facility for Antarctic Exploration

January 12, 2015 - via Australian Maritime College The facility will build next-generation hybrid autonomous vehicles (AUVs) capable of exploring hundreds of kilometers under meters-thick ice.

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AUV to Monitor Munitions in the Baltic Sea

January 9, 2015 - via OceanServer The Iver AUV is equipped with high resolution side scan sonar, a magnetometer and a full suite of environmental sensors utilizing the YSI Sonde 6600. This combination of sensors enables the AUV to identify likely munitions and take geo-registered environmental readings in close proximity to the targets.

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A Prototype Battery Could Double the Range of Electric Cars

December 23, 2014 - via Seeo Solid electrolytes have a number of potential advantages; the one Seeo has developed uses pure lithium, which allows it to store more energy.

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Commonwealth Awards $5 M R&D Grant for Center for Marine Robotics

December 19, 2014 - via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Award will assist in expansion of facilities & innovative research to bolster marine robotics sector in Massachusetts

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FY 15 Navy SBIR Solicitation

December 12, 2014 - via US Department of Defense Solicitation Deadline 18 Feb 2015 6:00AM EST

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360Heros Announces the 360Abyss

November 24, 2014 - via 360Heros 360Abyss is the world’s first and most advanced panoramic underwater video and photo gear. Compact, rugged and versatile, the 360Abyss can shoot fully spherical video and photo content at depths as low as 1,000 meters

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Slocum G2 Gliders Delivered to DOF Subsea

November 20, 2014 - via Teledyne Webb Reaearch DOF Subsea selected the Slocum glider as our first platform for remotely managed Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Oil and Gas operations due to its scalability, reliability and track record

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Tiburon Subsea Takes Delivery of OceanServer AUV Rental System

November 11, 2014 - via OceanServer Tiburon Subsea provides global underwater technology rental, training and support services with a focus on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles.

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Navy Seeks Better Underwater Systems, but not More Expensive Ones

November 11, 2014 - via AUVSI Like to see systems with better batteries, more onboard automation, common control systems and increased speed. And they could be cheaper, as reduced unit cost “could enable swarming and air-dropped systems.”

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GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. acquires Akoostix Inc

November 7, 2014 - via GeoSpectrum Technologies The acquisition of Akoostix provides GeoSpectrum with world class acoustic and sonar processing capability, allowing us to better support our customers. We are one of only a few sonar companies with the in-house capability to provide end-to-end integrated systems.

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China ushers in 'robot age'

November 6, 2014 - via People's Daily Online We can't give up China's robot market to foreign suppliers. We need to develop our own technologies and occupy the market with self-developed robots.

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Teledyne Buys Oceanscience

October 27, 2014 - via Teledyne Through the acquisition of Oceanscience, as well as the recent investment in Ocean Aero and the pending acquisition of Bolt Technology and its Seabotix division, we will have significantly broadened Teledyne’s portfolio of remotely-operated and autonomous marine systems

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IAMC in Need for AUV

October 19, 2014 - via Italian Institute for coastal marine environment The procured AUV should be capable of operating in a depth up to 1,000 meters, acquiring oceanographic data and geophysical surveys with a range of at least 8 hours.

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OceanServer Awarded AUV Contract with US Naval Undersea Warfare Center for Iver3 with Rowe Technologies, Inc. DVL

October 9, 2014 - via OceanServer This system will include several Iver3 options just released including the Rowe Technologies, Inc. (RTI) SeaPILOT 600 kHz Doppler Velocity Log with ADCP.

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Hydroid Celebrates Grand Opening of New, Eco-Friendly Manufacturing/Research Facility on Cape Cod

October 6, 2014 - via Hydroid 40,000 square-feet and houses the company’s engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance operations. The building includes a 20-foot testing pool, a 6,000 meter rated hyperbaric test chamber

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HUGIN AUV chosen by leading survey providers

October 1, 2014 - via Kongsberg Maritime Kongsberg Maritime annouces new Hugin orders

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Boeing, Liquid Robotics Enter Maritime Surveillance Partnership

September 23, 2014 - via Boeing The initial focus of the collaboration will be to develop total integrated solutions for antisubmarine warfare, maritime domain awareness and other maritime defense applications.

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Phoenix International Awarded US$75-M Subsea Navy Contract

September 19, 2014 - via Phoenix International Phoenix International conducted the undersea search for Malaysian Flight 370 under contract to the US Navy using its Artemis vehicle.

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Introducing Robo-Tuna, the Navy's Newest Robotic

September 18, 2014 - via Boston Engineering Boston Engineering calls its prototype of the robot the "BIOSwimmer," and says it "can inspect the interior voids of ships such as flooded bilges and tanks, and hard to reach external areas such as steerage, propulsion, and sea chests. It can also inspect and protect harbors and piers, perform area searches, and carry out other security missions."

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Electric Boats, Small Submarines and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) 2014-2024

September 17, 2014 - via Reportlinker The many interviews and investigations carried out in the preparation of the report have revealed a market that is larger and growing faster than is popularly assumed, though some incumbents miss what is happening with new entrants and in other parts of the world.

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Robotic hand works undersea

September 15, 2014 - via German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence Built-in sensors track changes in pressure, texture and movement as the hand explores an object. Software uses the sensor readings to create a digital map of the object and make an educated guess about what it might be.

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Fastwave Becomes Australian Distributor of Kongsberg Seaglider System

August 20, 2014 - via Fastwave Marine systems integration specialist Fastwave has recently been appointed Australian distributor by Kongsberg Maritime for the supply, installation, training, service and support of the SEAGLIDER system.

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Michael Toscano: Underwater Drones’ Potential Uses are ‘Limitless’

August 19, 2014 - via AUVSI “As the ability for us to show more and more business cases or market cases to utilize this technology [grows], you are going to see more of the technology come to bear,”

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University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment celebrates new research vessel, robotics lab

August 18, 2014 - via University of Delaware The new Robotic Discovery Laboratories consolidate CEOE’s environmental robotics capabilities by fostering collaboration, coordinating operational logistics, and facilitating the management of large datasets.

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UD expands ocean research

August 18, 2014 - via University of Delaware Late last week, the university dedicated a new lab, the Robotics Discovery Laboratories, at the Lewes campus

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Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

August 10, 2014 - via IBIS World AUVs have historically been used for a limited number of tasks due to the technology available; however, as AUVs are increasingly being used in commercial scenarios, the industry will grow over the five years to 2019. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Manufacturing industry to its growing industry report collection.

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Maritime Autonomous Systems Secure USD 15 Mln Funding

August 5, 2014 - via Defence Science and Technology Laboratory The opportunities presented by Maritime Autonomous Systems are very exciting. However if we are to fully exploit these opportunities we need to invest in key areas such as “Supervised Autonomy” and “Deployment & Recovery” in order to meet future requirements and position the UK as a world leader in next generation Maritime Mission Systems.

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Market Research Report: Unmanned Maritime Systems for Defense & Security: UUV and USV Current Vendors, Products, Markets, and Technologies

July 24, 2014 - via ReportsNReports The business analysis gives you a comprehensive view of current Unmanned Underwater Systems (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Remotely Operated Vehicles, Mine Delivery Vehicles, gliders and associated systems) and of Unmanned Surface Systems (Unmanned Surface Vehicles, partially submerged vessels and associated systems) for the Defense and Security markets (Public and Private) worldwide.

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DARPA Blue Wolf program seeks revolutionary breakthroughs in undersea vehicle speed and efficiency

July 11, 2014 - via DARPA TTO The Blue Wolf program will develop and demonstrate integrated underwater vehicle prototypes able to operate at speed and range combinations previously unachievable in fixed-size platforms, while retaining traditional volume and weight fractions for payloads and electronics. DARPA is seeking proposals for novel concept designs, dynamic lift and drag reduction systems, and innovative hybrid energy systems.

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NOC Welcomes New RAS Approach

July 4, 2014 - via National Oceanography Centre Its key priorities include developing and operating new tools for working in harsh environments and ensuring that technological innovations are demonstrated in real world environments.

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Teledyne Invests in Ocean Aero, a Designer of Marine Autonomous Vehicles

July 2, 2014 - via Teledyne Ocean Aero’s planned unmanned underwater/surface vehicles, powered by wind and solar, complement Teledyne’s battery-powered Gavia AUVs and market-leading autonomous gliding vehicles using buoyancy-based propulsion

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James Bellingham Appointed Director of WHOI Center for Marine Robotics

July 2, 2014 - via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute The Center for Marine Robotics at WHOI was established in 2012 to speed development of robotic technologies through collaboration with industry sponsors, academic partners, and key government agencies to change the way people and machines work together in the marine environment.

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Centre to build underwater robots could be given green light

June 24, 2014 - via National Oceanography Centre The new NOC facilities would be used to build a fleet of 40 Marine Autonomous and Robotics Systems (MARS), similar to the underwater craft currently being used to search for the missing MH370 aircraft in the Indian Ocean.

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US Navy Purchases 4 Iver3 AUVs and Modernizes 3 Iver2 Systems

June 19, 2014 - via OceanServer The new vehicles will include two standard Iver3-580 units and two new Iver3-450 Nano AUVs.

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Big AUV count rise seen for next five years by Douglas-Westwood

June 13, 2014 - via Douglas-Westwood Douglas-Westwood says to expect the highest growth market to be the commercial sector, including the offshore oil and gas industry

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Smart subs from local firms coming to the rescue

June 13, 2014 - via Boston Globe The local firms working with automated underwater vehicles are growing as demand for their technology increases from oil and gas companies, the Department of Defense, and ocean-exploration organizations.

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Saab: Polish Navy choses Saab's Double Eagle for the Kormoran II MCMV

June 10, 2014 - via Saab The new generation of Double Eagle is able to operate both as a battery powered AUV and a as a conventional tethered ROV. As a new feature the AUV will be able to find and by automatic dock with the tether while still in the water. This will enable download of collected data and recharge of batteries without any risky launch and recovery operations.

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Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market to Grow at a CAGR of 31.95% to 2019

June 7, 2014 - via ReportsNReports ReportsnReports.com adds "Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market by product [ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles)], Application (Defense, Oil and Gas, Scientific Research) & by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, The Middle-East, Latin America, ROW) - Forecasts & Analysis 2014-2019

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QinetiQ lands a £5.3m submarine training contract

June 4, 2014 - via QinetiQ The autonomous underwater targets, which are the size of torpedoes and simulate the radiated noise and target echo strength of a submarine, are used for training submarine crews to detect and classify targets.

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Saab Expects Increased Sales of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

May 13, 2014 - via Saab Saab’s naval branch, which incorporates its autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) units, contributed US $366 million of the group’s 2013 revenues, totaling $3.65 billion.

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European Groups Vie for Mine-Hunting Study

May 13, 2014 - via Defense News A selection is due this year for a study to develop an unmanned system that the British and French navies plan to put through trials.

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Quadrant EPP Showcases Innovations in Plastics, Polymers and Composites for Unmanned Vehicles

May 12, 2014 - via Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products Quadrant offers the widest range of high-quality, lightweight, high-wear resistance polymers and composites specially developed for Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV), Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUV), and Unmanned Spacecraft.

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Navy undersea warfare experts ask OceanServer to refurbish Iver2 research UUV

May 12, 2014 - via NUWC Newport RI NUWC officials announced a plan last Thursday to contract with OceanServer to refurbish and upgrade a NUWC-owned Iver2.

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Kraken Successfully Delivers AquaPix® Synthetic Aperture Sonar System to Defence Research and Development Canada

May 7, 2014 - via Kraken Sonar Systems Kraken’s AquaPix® INSAS system provides seabed images with unprecedented image resolution and detail. The system leverages the sophisticated signal processing capabilities and unique imaging technologies of Kraken's revolutionary INSIGHT™ SAS image processing software.

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Kildare company Cathx Ocean to create 50 jobs following US deal

May 7, 2014 - via Cathx Ocean The Cathx M12 imaging system aboard the AUV extracts information in real-time from the underwater images it collects and uses it to provide critical decision-making data to the AUV

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Kongsberg Maritime: Ships Seagliders to National Oceanography Centre

April 29, 2014 - via Kongsberg Underwater Technology Kongsberg Underwater Technology, Inc. is a supplier of advanced hydro-acoustic systems and underwater instrumentation including autonomous underwater vehicles, multibeam echo sounders, sub-bottom profilers and integrated motion reference systems.

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RMN wants to acquire state-of-the-art technology

April 24, 2014 - via New Straits Times Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Datuk Abdul Hadi A. Rashid said such assets would come in handy in underwater search and rescue (SAR) operations.

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Bluefin Robotics wins $7.1 million Sole Source contract to develop Navy's next-generation underwater drones

April 14, 2014 - via Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space Center The NRL's Black Pearl program is developing an underwater drone for research in long range and multi-static mine hunting and ASW programs, as well as in new distributed sensing research. For this project Bluefin experts will develop as many as five next-generation underwater drones based on the company's Bluefin 21 UUV.

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TE Connectivity to acquire the SEACON

April 13, 2014 - via TE Connectivity We are excited by the addition of the SEACON group because it combines their fiber optic capability, TE's cable product line and the power connector range from our Deutsch acquisition to create a leading product offering for undersea applications.

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The unmanned underwater future

April 9, 2014 - via Australian Strategic Policy Institute They’re being considered as key complementary elements to address several operational challenges navies currently face.

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NUWC Proposes to give Sole Source Contract to WHOI for Remus services

April 7, 2014 - via NUWC Newport RI The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT) has a requirement for services to perform systems engineering, system development, technical analysis, installation, integration, testing and evaluation services in support of U.S. Navy, Government-owned Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV).

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Coast Guard looks for unmanned ocean vehicles to hunt smugglers, poachers, and icebergs

April 6, 2014 - via U S Coast Guard Coast Guard officials are looking for long-endurance marine vehicles that can operate unattended -- except for remote monitoring -- for several weeks to several months.

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Global AUV fleet to increase 42 per cent by 2018

April 4, 2014 - via Douglas-Westwood North America will continue to dominate global AUV expenditure, predominantly on military unmanned technology

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Pentagon Boosting its Push for Underwater Drones

March 31, 2014 - via Defense News The Pentagon has called for more technology that will enable U.S. military to place assets closer to potential targets without attracting attention.

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Royal Navy Join Forces with National Oceanography Centre

March 31, 2014 - via National Oceanography Centre The NOC is pleased to be able to apply its world-leading capabilities and considerable experience in marine autonomous systems – sometimes referred to as unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) – to work with the Royal Navy

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Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market worth $4.84 Billion by 2019

March 28, 2014 - via Markets and Markets The global AUV market is estimated to be $457 Million in 2014 and expected register a CAGR of 31.95% in 2019.

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DARPA moves forward with project to lay sea-based electronic ambushes for enemy naval forces

March 27, 2014 - via DARPA Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., this week released a formal solicitation (DARPA-BAA-14-27) for the second and third phases of the Upward Falling Payloads (UFP) project to hide sensors and other devices on the ocean floor that will last for as long as five years concealed at depths to 20,000 feet.

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Kongsberg Expands Rental Services with MUNIN AUV

March 11, 2014 - via Kongsberg Maritime Expected to be available for hire in October 2014, the MUNIN AUV will further enhance the existing portfolio of Kongsberg Maritime Ltd rental equipment, which supports customers within the offshore oil and gas, environmental and renewable energy markets.

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Remontowa Shipbuilding chooses KONGSBERG Hugin AUV for Polish Navy mine countermeasures

February 13, 2014 - via Kongsberg Maritime The HUGIN 1000 MR AUV has been selected as it is specifically designed for MCM operations and can detect, classify and identify mines in a single mission.

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Full Scale Production of KONGSBERG Seaglider Begins

February 11, 2014 - via Kongsberg Underwater Technology The KONGSBERG Seaglider Team has completed extensive training with the university’s Seaglider Fabrication Center personnel, and is pleased to announce that full scale production of Seaglider systems has begun. In addition to manufacture of new Seaglider vehicles, the facility is also performing refurbishment or upgrade of existing systems.

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Sonar Equipment Services Changes Name to Subsea Technology & Rentals

February 3, 2014 - via Subsea Technology & Rentals A new name in advanced subsea equipment supply is being unveiled at Subsea Expo on Wednesday 5th of February 2014.

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Tallinn University of Technology Selects Iver AUV for Research in the Baltic Sea

January 27, 2014 - via OceanServer The Iver EP platform provides users a fully developed remote helm capability that allows predefined missions to be interrupted and changed.

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Polish Armed Forces Take Delivery of Two Teledyne Gavia AUVs

January 23, 2014 - via Teledyne Gavia This contract is significant as it is the first purchase of AUVs for MCM by the Armed Forces of Poland.

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ESS Extends Product Line for Oceanographic Use

January 16, 2014 - via Engineered Syntactic Systems “We recently discovered that there is a need for readily available, off-the-shelf products such as cable floats and Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) buoys. We are nimble enough to respond quickly and work closely with customers to provide cost-effective solutions that will address these needs.”

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Unmanned Maritime Systems Support Industry Day

December 23, 2013 - via Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific The Industry Day will be held at SSC Pacific on Weds, January 15th from 0900-1130AM in San Diego, CA onboard the Naval Base Point Loma "Topside" campus in the Building A33 Auditorium.

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Call for Papers: Journal of Instrumentation Automation and Systems

December 22, 2013 - via Journal of Instrumentation Automation and Systems Call for papers for the first Issue April, 2014

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Book: Further Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles

December 16, 2013 - via Institution of Engineering and Technology Topics including Navigation guidance and control of the following unmanned marine vehicles: remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), including gliders, autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs).


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US Navy Plans to Release Draft RFP for the Restart of the Mark 48 Torpedo

December 13, 2013 - via Inside The Navy The service is looking to award two multiple year procurements, each with a base year and four options, for the guidance and control and afterbody/tailcone sections for the torpedo.

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UTEC Survey’s Growing AUV Fleet: Two Additional Gavia Offshore Surveyors Purchased

December 11, 2013 - via Teledyne Gavia The UTEC Gavia AUVs are fully equipped for geophysical surveys in near-shore environments out to 1000 meters.

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Turkish company to present UUVs in Baku

December 7, 2013 - via GATE Electronik Company representatives said that Azerbaijan is interested in UUVs of GATE Electronics, but didn’t reveal in which of them.

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DOD SBIR/STTR's Released

November 20, 2013 - via US Department of Defense Response due Jan 22 2014

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Hydroid asked to repair and upgrade Navy's fleet of MK 18 unmanned underwater vehicles

November 11, 2013 - via NAVSEA PMS-EOD To repair and upgrade the Navy's fleet of MK 18 Kingfish unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), as well as to help train Navy personnel to use the unmanned submersibles.

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Boston Engineering to Incubate Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Technology at UMass Dartmouth ATMC

November 7, 2013 - via Boston Engineering Our ability to rapidly develop tactically relevant, game-changing technologies in the maritime mission space is strengthened by this opening.

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Research and Markets: Underwater Robotics - 2013 Report

November 6, 2013 - via Research and Markets The report provides an in-depth analysis of the global underwater robotics market.

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Heriot-Watt University Group announces tender for the supply of AUV and associated equipment.

November 4, 2013 - via Heriot-Watt The deadline for submission of tenders is November 27, 2013.

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Eni Norge Tests Underwater Robot in Hammerfest

October 29, 2013 - via Eni Norge In contrast to traditional AUVs, this robot is equipped with multiple propellers. These enable it to stop, hold its position and adjust its movements as required and in response to sensor data.

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The Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (JUVS)

October 28, 2013 - via Unmanned Systems Canada NRC Research Press adds a new title to its prestigious collection of scientific and technical journal publications Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems

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DRDO to roll out underwater vehicles

October 27, 2013 - via DRDO The flatfish-shaped, 1.7-tonne reconfigurable vehicle capable of carrying payloads of up to 500 kg would now be converted into an operational platform.

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Electric Boats, Small Submarines and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) 2014-2024

October 22, 2013 - via IDTechEX Forecasts, Players, Opportunities - Inland/seagoing, surface/underwater, manned/unmanned

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Israel to develop unmanned submarines

October 15, 2013 - via Globes The Ministry of Defense's weapons development administration (Mafat) is targeting a global market worth $2 billion annually.

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Bluefin Acquires SeeByte Adding New Software Capabilities to Maritime Robotics Portfolio

October 7, 2013 - via Bluefin Robotics Bringing these two companies together will allow us to bring integrated expertise in vehicle control, low-level vehicle to high-level mission autonomy, sensor processing, operator interface, and power subsystems to our customers

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New Underwater Connector from Amphenol Ideal for Deep Submersion Applications

October 4, 2013 - via Amphenol Industrial Global Operations Can be used in depths up to 6,000 meters

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AUVSI 2014 Call for Papers

September 30, 2013 - via AUVSI AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2014, being held 12-15 May in Orlando will highlight the most important technological research and advancements driving the dynamic unmanned systems community forward. Submit your proposal for possible inclusion in our 2014 educational program!

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Diminutive underwater vehicles to scan ocean bed

September 27, 2013 - via DNA The MAUVs, fitted with sensors and cameras, can perform a number of tasks, which include surveying and mapping the seabed, monitoring the health of the marine life and oil rigs.

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MSHIPCO Teams with Ocean Aero to Build the SUBMARAN Unmanned Vehicle Prototype

September 27, 2013 - via Ocean Aero The completely autonomous platform operates on the high seas for months at a time, using wind and solar energy with the ability to “disappear” for extended periods of time by diving below the surface.

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Navy asks Hydroid to build large and small unmanned submersibles in $36.3 million contract

September 19, 2013 - via Hydroid Hydroid will provide an unspecified number of the MK 18 UUV family of systems (FOS), which consists of the MK 18 Mod 1 Swordfish -- based on the Hydroid REMUS 100 UUV -- and the MK 18 Mod 2 Kingfish -- based on the Hydroid REMUS 600 UUV.

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Navy researchers choose underwater glider UUV sensors from AML Oceanographic

September 13, 2013 - via Naval Postgraduate School Monterey This purchase upcoming sensor purchase from AML is for the replacement of advanced oceanographic environmental sensors for the autonomous gliders.

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QinetiQ Opens UK’s First Maritime Autonomy Centre

September 13, 2013 - via QinetiQ The capabilities will range from closed water testing through to full scale open water tests where a number of assets can operate together to de-risk a mission prior to deployment. A virtual adaptive independent modelling environment will also allow system architecture and mission systems to be developed.

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LDUUV Industry Day Oct 16

September 10, 2013 - via NAVSEA PMS-406 Industry Information Day will be held on October 16, 2013 and is planned to be an all-day event focused on the LDUUV System projected technical requirements, current assessment of technology maturity, and expected program details. This Industry Information Day will be an information exchange with industry led by the Program Manager for Unmanned Maritime Systems (PMS 406) within the Program Executive Office for Littoral Combat Ship (PEO LCS) organization.

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Fugro performs oil & gas industry's largest AUV survey ever commissioned

September 5, 2013 - via Fugro The data is being acquired for the Area 4 Rovuma basin development offshore northern Mozambique. The challenging AUV survey is the largest ever commissioned and one of the first in this new and remote frontier area off the coast of East Africa.

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Hydroid is currently seeking a Vice President of Engineering to manage the company’s engineering team,

September 4, 2013 - via Hydroid Includes product support, research and development, and engineering on a day-to-day basis; application and system engineering functions

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Kongsberg Maritime Unveils MUNIN

September 4, 2013 - via Kongsberg Maritime A Sophisticated New Generation Compact Offshore Survey AUV

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SouthCoast resources proving a boon to thriving robotics industry

September 1, 2013 - via Fall River Herald News We are strategically placed, with the Naval Undersea Center, Woods Hole and our own research college

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Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Orders a Second Iver2 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for Research

August 30, 2013 - via OceanServer This second system provides additional capability for APL’s general research, including the development of underwater sensor systems.

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DARPA releases BAA for unmanned submersible mothership able to launch UAVs and UUVs

August 27, 2013 - via DARPA STO The Hydra large UUV is to use modular payloads inside a standardized enclosure to deploy a mix of UAVs and UUVs, depending on the military situation. Hydra will integrate existing and emerging technologies in new ways to create an alternate means of delivering a variety of payloads close to where they’re needed.

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Teledyne Webb Research Reaches Third Milestone of U.S. Navy LBS-Glider Program

August 26, 2013 - via Teledyne Webb Research Teledyne Webb Research has delivered 84 gliders under this program. This FRP Phase Three calls for thirty two (32) additional gliders (six 200 metergliders and twenty six 1000m gliders).

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NOAA asks industry for long-endurance UUV to profile ocean temperatures and salinity

August 21, 2013 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics A long-endurance unmanned submersible able to operate over vast ocean areas for months at a time while using a minimum of electric power.

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Boeing Predicts 'Game Changers' for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

August 20, 2013 - via Defense News The game changer is what we’re interested in and what we assume will be persistent systems, bigger vehicles with a lot of payload capability and a vehicle that always comes back home.

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How the heart of AUV was developed

August 14, 2013 - via DRDO The Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) underwater vehicle is currently undergoing sea trials at about 100 metres below sea level. The four-metre long, 1.4-metre wide, flat fish-shaped vehicle can travel at a speed of about 7 km per hour at depths of up to 300 metres below sea level.

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Underwater vehicle helps to explore uncharted territory

August 13, 2013 - via Australian Maritime College The research platform will be based at AMC for five years and used to conduct surveys on projects including seafloor mapping, mixing in the water column and under-ice flow dynamics in lakes and oceans.
 


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Navy asks Hydroid to upgrade UUV with WiFi networking and new onboard computer

August 13, 2013 - via Hydroid Officials of the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research (CAVR) needs upgrades to the UUV that include collaborative multi-UUCV operations in confined spaces, underwater docking, and wireless communications.

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World AUV Market Report 2012-2016

August 13, 2013 - via Douglas-Westwood The 4th edition of Douglas-Westwood's World AUV Market Forecast expects major market growth over the next five years. The size of the existing fleet of reportedly active vehicles, stands at 560 in 2012 (up from 390 in 2009) and Douglas-Westwood forecast this to rise to 930 by 2016.

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Submarine on a vital mission

August 10, 2013 - via Australian Maritime College It carries an arsenal of cameras, sonars and environmental sensors to guide it and survey large tracts of water column and seabed.

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US Navy Purchases 6 New Iver AUVs

August 9, 2013 - via OceanServer Early this year, OceanServer delivered the 200th AUV system

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First Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Joins Modus’ Subsea Fleet

August 9, 2013 - via Modus The acquisition is part of a planned investment programme by the North East England-based company to develop a dedicated division operating a fleet of AUV units to provide survey and inspection services across offshore field development life cycles.

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General Dynamics Completes Comprehensive Risk Reduction Program for Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

August 6, 2013 - via General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems By performing the CIT effort at this phase of the Knifefish program, the team can identify critical elements that could be detrimental to the delivery and operational availability of the Knifefish program if left to the later program phases.

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'National Marine Technology Week' Date Set

August 5, 2013 - via MTS Resolution coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Marine Technology Society and OCEANS 2013 in San Diego.

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DARPA chooses Sparton to help develop hidden weapons and sensors that pop up from the ocean

July 24, 2013 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics DARPA awarded a contract to Sparton last week for the first phase of the Upward Falling Payloads (UFP) program, which seeks to pre-deploy sensors or non-lethal weapons on the ocean floor sometimes years in advance for surprise deployment among the nation's naval adversaries during times of war or international tension.

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French Navy testing anti-mine drones

July 24, 2013 - via UPI The French Navy said Alister 100 AUVs will be the Navy's first underwater drones for combating mines and will be used for advanced operations in shallow waters, channel assault operations, for port clearance, and for secondary missions such as seabed survey and reconnaissance.

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DARPA considers unmanned submersible mothership designed to deploy UAVs and UUVs

July 23, 2013 - via DARPA TTO The Hydra program will develop and demonstrate an unmanned undersea system with a new kine of unmanned-vehicle delivery system that inserts UAVs and UUVs. stealthily into operational environments to respond quickly to situations around the world without putting U.S. military personnel at risk.

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Teledyne Webb Research announces Slocum glider service and repair facility in the United Kingdom

July 15, 2013 - via Teledyne Webb Research Slocum glider service support and repair facility located in Watford, Hertfordshire (UK).

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Raytheon, Applied Physical Sciences to develop mine-hunting unmanned boat

July 11, 2013 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics The program will blend unman-ned surface vessels, unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), manned surface ships, and laser-equipped helicopters. Raytheon's contract is worth $1.9 million, and that of Applied Physical Sciences is worth $1.4 million.

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Dual Use Submersible Vehicle Wins Prestigious R&D 100 Award for Battelle, The Columbia Group, and Bluefin Robotics

July 10, 2013 - via R&D Magazine Proteus, a new class of underwater vehicle that is unique in its ability to operate in either manned or autonomous mode, has been recognized as one of the best technical products of the year

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Phoenix AUV Now Capable of Diving to 4,500 Meters

July 9, 2013 - via Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. The Phoenix AUV is equipped with field-swappable acoustic and optical payloads. The acoustic payload section can concurrently operate a Reson 7125 multibeam (400kHz), Edgetech 2200-M side scan sonar (120/410 kHz), and Edgetech DW2-16 sub-bottom profiler (2-16 kHz) on 20 hour dives at speeds up to 3.5 knots.

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Ziphius takes drone tech to the waves

June 28, 2013 - via Gizmag The Ziphius is a remote-control aquatic drone, that’s capable of autonomous behavior

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New AUV Market Research Report Released

June 27, 2013 - via Reportlinker Electric Boats, Small Submarines and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) 2013-2023: Forecasts, Players, Opportunities

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MK18 Kingfish UUV Deployed to 5th Fleet

June 26, 2013 - via NSWC Panama City Kingfish is an autonomous underwater unmanned vehicle (UUV) used by the U.S. Navy for mine detection missions with an improved endurance and area coverage rate that replaces the in-theater Swordfish system.

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Automated Next Generation Deep-Sea Services: Smart ROV`s Create a Blue Ocean Market

June 25, 2013 - via Reportlinker Bringing together the intelligent capabilities of AUVs and the work-class functionalities of ROVs is expected to create a booming, new segment.

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Navies Use Undersea Drone as a Sub Warfare Training Target

June 24, 2013 - via Wired The battery-powered AUV62 can either be preprogrammed to follow a particular underwater route, using collision detection to avoid other vessels, or a remote operator can control it using either a radio or acoustic link. It can travel at speeds as fast as 20 knots, and it can descend to more than 1,640 feet below the surface.

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Global Oceans and Liquid Robotics Form Strategic Alliance

June 11, 2013 - via Liquid Robotics Liquid Robotics will make available a fleet of Wave Gliders for rapid deployment and available for use on a day-rate or longer-term lease basis through Global Oceans. As a result of the Alliance, Global Oceans can more readily mobilize these research and ocean observation tools for scientists to utilize on its expeditions.

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News Flash

June 7, 2013 - via Inside Defense The House Armed Services Committee provided $22 million in the advanced submarine system development line item for "unmanned underwater vehicle development."

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Oil Companies Race to the Bottom of the Sea

May 30, 2013 - via Business Week To build the integrated system the industry envisions, a network of remote monitoring sensors will be needed to transmit data and instructions between the surface and seafloor. Swimming robots, which are now tethered to ships on the surface, will monitor the equipment and perform maintenance, while a new offshore electrical grid will power the submarine operations.

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Navy recommends Bluefin 21 underwater drone for next-generation Black Pearl research

May 24, 2013 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington announced their intention to negotiate with Bluefin on a sole-source basis to develop an underwater drone for research in long range and multi-static mine hunting and ASW programs, as well as in new distributed sensing research.

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Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

May 23, 2013 - via IBIS World Commercial uses for AUVs will contribute to high growth in the next five years.

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QinetiQ unveils Sea Scout UUV

May 17, 2013 - via Defense Tech The idea is to have an air or water– launched UUV able to go underwater and use various sensor technologies for Anti-Submarine Warfare and Mine Countermeasures down to depths of 200 meters beneath the surface.

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Kongsberg Obtains Rights to Commercialize Seaglider™ Technology

May 16, 2013 - via Kongsberg Maritime "In looking for a new commercial licensee for Seaglider™, we wanted a company with broad experience in both the marine instrument and AUV businesses. Kongsberg fits that bill well and we hope they will bring this technology to many more people interested in understanding the ocean.

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OCEANS'13 MTS/IEEE San Diego Call for Abstracts

May 8, 2013 - via IEEE/OES Deadline Extended to May 17, 2013

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Saab Seaeye Opens Largest Indoor Test Facility (Sweden)

April 26, 2013 - via Subsea World News The company sees the new facility bringing significant savings in time and costs, whilst offering a unique opportunty to develop and trial underwater systems

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Liquid Robotics’ Wave Glider Autonomous Ocean Robot Wins Gold at Edison Awards

April 26, 2013 - via Liquid Robotics Liquid Robotics was honored for the creation of the world’s first wave powered autonomous ocean robot, powered solely by the planet’s endless supply of wave and solar energy.

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Navy undersea warfare researchers to purchase additional REMUS 100 UUV from Hydroid Inc.

April 23, 2013 - via Hydroid NUWC officials plan to release a formal request for quote (RFQ) to Hydroid around 1 May.

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New Market Research Report: Electric Boats, Small Submarines and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)

April 19, 2013 - via Market Research Reports Military electric craft dominate in market value today, Civil marine electric vehicles will constitute the largest marine electric vehicle market by value.

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MTS/IEEE OCEANS '13 San Diego Call for Papers

April 18, 2013 - via Oceans'13 MTS/IEEE San Diego Abstracts due May 3 2013

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New Market Research Report:Global Underwater Robotics Market 2012-2016

April 18, 2013 - via Market Research Reports Global Underwater Robotics Market to Grow at a CAGR of 6.77 Percent Over the Period 2012-2016 – Underwater Robotics Industry Share,Size,Trends,Analysis And Forecast To 2016

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Call for Papers UUST'13: Abstract Dealine Extended to April 30

April 11, 2013 - via UUST'13 The Autonomous Undersea Systems Institute (AUSI) is sponsoring the 18h International Symposium on Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology (UUST2013). The Symposium will be held August 11-14, 2013 at the Portsmouth Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Abstract Deadline: April 30, 2013

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Kongsberg Maritime Ltd to offer Autonomous Underwater Vehicles as part of growing rental service

April 9, 2013 - via Kongsberg Maritime "The addition of AUVs is a direct response to customer requests and will be one of the most significant developments within our rental service so far."

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Magnetic Shape Memory Material

April 9, 2013 - via Goodfellow Whilst not achieving the frequency of piezo-based materials or magnetostrictive materials, magnetic shape memory materials give much higher strain outputs (typically 10 to 100 times more)

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Call for Abstracts about to Open for OI 2014

April 9, 2013 - via OI 2014 The call for abstracts for Oceanology International 2014 (OI 2014), with its eight free-to-attend industry and technical conferences, is to open on 15 April 2013 and has a closing date of 30 August 2013.

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General Dynamics Completes Successful Critical Design Review for Knifefish Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

April 8, 2013 - via General Dynamics Knifefish is the first heavyweight-class mainstream mine countermeasure (MCM) UUV that will address the Navy's need to reliably detect and classify mines resting on the seafloor and buried mines in high-clutter environments and areas with potential for mine burial.

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Sea Waves and Sunlight Power This Upgraded Naval Robot

April 8, 2013 - via Wired The SV3 version keeps the wave energy, but adds solar panels and battery storage capacity sufficient not only to speed up the surfboard-like vessel, but also to power the sensors, electronics and transmitters on board.

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Brigham City company to make composite tanks for unmanned, underwater vehicles

April 6, 2013 - via Standard Examiner The current contract with NRL calls for tanks that must be capable of storing high-pressure hydrogen and oxygen in undersea conditions with adequate durability for extended submersion in seawater

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Tesla Offshore Purchases Bluefin-21 for Deepwater Survey Business

March 27, 2013 - via Bluefin Robotics Tesla Offshore will operate their AUV on a global basis and, specifically, in the Gulf of Mexico where US government regulatory agents are considering proposals that mandate archeological and shallow hazard survey data be acquired by AUV technologies.

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Darlington-based Modus Seabed Intervention has begun an investment programme into a planned fleet of new Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

March 26, 2013 - via Modus Seabed The AUV division perfectly complements our existing subsea capabilities, but also opens new market streams

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Director Sought for the Center for Marine Robotics

March 20, 2013 - via WHOI The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) seeks a founding Director for its new Center for Marine Robotics (CMR). WHOI is a world leader in marine robotics, including research, development, and operations of all types of advanced vehicles and sensors and is now creating a new Center for Marine Robotics to advance its research in robotics and autonomous systems for science, security, and industry.

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Ocean-faring Robot Cashes in on Offshore Oil and Gas

March 20, 2013 - via MIT Technology Review Liquid Robotics raised $45 million to build out its fleet of self-propelled marine robots.

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Autonomous Systems Workshop at Ocean Business 2013

March 20, 2013 - via Ocean Business 2013 The workshop will be held at Ocean Business 2013, on Wednesday 10th April 1500–1700, Conference Room 344/32

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Teledyne Technologies becoming major player in unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) sensors

March 19, 2013 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics Look for Teledyne to continue acquisitions and technology development in UUV sensor payloads, as the company becomes a force to contend with in this market.

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Global Oceans Joins Autonomous Undersea Vehicle Applications Center (AUVAC)

March 18, 2013 - via Global Oceans Global Oceans and AUVAC will develop collaborative approaches to bringing AUV technology suppliers and the ocean science community together for expanded, cost-effective AUV deployment for scientific applications throughout the world’s oceans.

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Sweden touts unmanned underwater vehicle

March 15, 2013 - via Swedish Defence Matériel Agency, FMV The AUV62 system was developed by FMV in partnership with the Swedish Defense Research agency and Saab. During submarine hunting exercise, AUVs could behave like a submarine, both by its sonar echo and its noise. When used as a target during anti-submarine warfare exercises, it transforms the ping the chasing sonars transmit so that they sound like when detecting a submarine. In addition, it can make noises like a submarine. In this way, the cost of training is reduced because crew training no longer requires a real submarine.

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Knifefish UUV Enters EMD Phase After Extensive Component Testing

March 15, 2013 - via Inside Defense The program is beginning to order long-lead items, and by fiscal year 2014 prime contractor General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will have constructed three Knifefish UUVs and accompanying equipment for support, storage and operations.

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Global Oceans

March 15, 2013 - via Global Oceans Global Oceans is a new organization, working to expand the scope and extend the reach of ocean research platforms and assets.

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Teledyne Completes acquisition of RESON

March 1, 2013 - via Teledyne With the addition of RESON, as well as BlueView and Optech last year, Teledyne now offers 3D marine imaging systems for use from aircraft, fixed platforms, surface vessels and AUVs over a wide range of distances and water depths.

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OCEANS ’13 MTS/IEEE San Diego Call for Abstracts

February 28, 2013 - via Oceans'13 MTS/IEEE San Diego The deadline for abstract submission will be May 3, 2013

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OceanServer Technology Announces Full Compatibility with SeeByte's SeeTrack Military

February 20, 2013 - via SeeByte OceanServer Technology has chosen to release their newly developed advanced plug-ins, created for the SeeTrack Military software, so that current users of the Iver2 AUV systems may operate and benefit from SeeByte's smart solutions and additional modules such as seafloor classification, Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and the Performance Analysis and Training Tool

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Hydroid Littoral Battlespace Sensing AUVs Enter Full Rate Production

February 19, 2013 - via Hydroid Company production schedule of AUVs for U.S. Navy accelerated

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Making mobile robots work together

February 11, 2013 - via McGill University The goal of the network is to pool knowledge and act as a catalyst for the development of integrated robotic applications to make smarter devices, where land-based robots "talk" to swimming robots and/or airborne robots, depending on the situation.

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SeeByte’s SeeTrack Military Now Compatible with Marine Sonic Sea Scan HDS

February 1, 2013 - via Seebyte SeeByte announces the compatibility of its SeeTrack Military software systems with the Marine Sonic Technology, Ltd. high resolution Sea Scan HDS side-scan sonar system.

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Teledyne Technologies to Acquire RESON

January 30, 2013 - via Reson The closing of the transaction, which is subject to customary conditions, is anticipated to occur in the first quarter of 2013.

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NCS gets two Gavia AUVs

January 28, 2013 - via Offshore NCS expects the new equipment will be used to provide ultra-high-resolution data for pipeline and platform inspections; scour monitoring surveys; cable and pipe route surveys; and offshore wind farm surveys.

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Bluefin to Deliver Knifefish Variant to Naval Research Laboratory

January 24, 2013 - via Bluefin Robotics The vehicle will be used to advance NRL's low-frequency broadband (LFBB) payload technology and support their broader mission to advance basic and applied research in undersea warfare.

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New capital investments for NERC

January 24, 2013 - via NERC NERC will receive capital funding of £10m over the next two years for research and technology development of marine robotics. The UK has a strong track record in development of autonomous underwater vehicles. NERC, particularly through its National Oceanography Centre (NOC)

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International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering (IJUSEng) Inaugral issue January 2013.

January 22, 2013 - via Unmanned Vehicle University The International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering (IJUSEng) is the official journal of Unmanned Vehicle University.

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Kraken Secures Government of Canada Funding to Support Development of Acoustic Velocity Sensor

January 21, 2013 - via Kraken Sonar Systems The funding will be applied to the development of AquaTrak™ - a new Correlation Velocity Log (CVL) designed for underwater navigation. AquaTrak™ will be used to measure the speed over ground of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and can also be used for high resolution current profiling.

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LDUUV May Become Acquisition Model For Future Navy Programs

January 18, 2013 - via Inside Defense ONR is developing LDUUV prototypes right now and is using the office's funding to make tweaks. In 18 months when prototypes five and six are built, Klunder said they should be able to enter the fleet.

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Saab Receives Order for AUV62

January 17, 2013 - via Saab The AUV62 is an artificial acoustic target that mimics a submarine in a way that is compatible with any torpedo- and sonar system on the market today.

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Air Force surveys industry for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) for Eglin test wing

January 16, 2013 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics Officials are looking for companies able to provide equipment, operation, and maintenance of the unmanned systems at Eglin and at other locations.

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Kraken Awarded AquaPix® Sonar Contract by Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organisation

January 14, 2013 - via Kraken Sonar Systems AquaPix® is capable of providing detailed seabed images with a constant resolution better than 3cm out to a range of 300m from each side of an underwater vehicle (600m swath). It can also produce 3D bathymetric data with a resolution better than 25cm x 25cm while delivering depth accuracy in compliance with IHO S44 special order requirements.

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Slocum Gliders Head to Brazil

January 14, 2013 - via Teledyne Webb The initial glider for the University of Sao Paulo is a 200m depth rated coastal version. Subsequent gliders will be optimized for deeper operation at a maximum 1000m depth.

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DARPA to Launch Just-in-time Payloads from Bottom of Sea

January 12, 2013 - via DARPA Upward Falling Payloads (UFP) Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-13-17

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Teledyne BlueView begins shipping tiny imaging sonar suitable for small submarines and UUVs

January 8, 2013 - via Teledyne Blueview The small size of the M Series imaging sonar, which company officials say is 30 percent smaller than Teledyne BlueView’s P900 Series and includes the same features and functionality, is particularly useful for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).

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Newfoundland Company Acquires Synthetic Aperture Sonar Intellectual Property from Marport

January 7, 2013 - via Kraken Sonar Kraken was recently spun-out from Marport and is headquartered in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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DCNS developing sub-launced anti-aircraft missile

December 24, 2012 - via DCNS The self-defence system with an undersea vehicle (UUV) would shoot a Mica medium-range missile.

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Lockheed Martin acquires assets of unmanned vehicle control software developer CDL Systems

December 22, 2012 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics CDL Systems has developed an open, standards-based, and commercial off-the-shelf software product that has been integrated into unmanned vehicle platforms. The company’s products are designed on interoperable and open architecture systems to support government and civil applications.

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Knifefish

December 19, 2012 - via Marine Technology Reporter Knifefish employs a low-frequency broadband synthetic aperture side-scanning sonar to look for mines that are in the water column, or “proud” mines that are resting on the sea floor or partially buried.

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FUGRO Survey Ltd. orders a new HUGIN AUV system

December 18, 2012 - via Kongsberg Maritime Kongsberg Maritime is proud to announce that FUGRO Survey Ltd. has ordered the latest generation of HUGIN AUVs to augment their existing fleet of survey vehicles.

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4 capabilities essential for future national defense

November 30, 2012 - via CSBA A new report says that the four critical capabilities and assets that the Defense Department will need to counter the predominant threats to national security in next decade are special operations forces, cyberspace assets, long-range strike bombers and unmanned aircraft, and more submarines and unmanned undersea vehicles

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IP Univ students develop vehicle to explore the deep sea

November 29, 2012 - via IP University Apart from deep sea research activities and rescue operations, the group claims the AUV can be applied to a range of other functions — underwater mine surveys, ocean floor mapping, oil and natural gas explorations.

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AUV maker Hydroid expands facility, adds jobs

November 12, 2012 - via Mass High Tech Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) maker Hydroid Inc. will break ground on a research facility near its existing location at Heritage Commerical Park in Pocasset this week.



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Robots replace costly US Navy mine-clearance dolphins

November 8, 2012 - via BBC News The Navy has been moving quickly to rush new robotic technologies to the field, including an unmanned underwater vehicle, known as the Kingfish

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National Oceanography Center Established (China)

November 5, 2012 - via China Daily The center will speed up the development of the region’s marine technology.

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AUVSI Launches Public Education Website to Tout Unmanned Systems Benefits

November 1, 2012 - via AUVSI The website is part of AUVSI’s greater education campaign to help educate the public, decision makers and government officials about unmanned systems.

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Future Military Robots To Be More Quiet, Lethal And Intelligent

October 27, 2012 - via DefenseWorld.net According to various studies, the AUV market is set to expand up to $2.3 billion by 2019 while the military robotics field is expected to surpass $8 billion by 2016.

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iRobot closing Durham office and laying off 30

October 24, 2012 - via NewsObserver The company is halting efforts to develop Seaglider as a product and will focus on existing customers and research efforts that will now occur at iRobot’s headquarters in Bedford, Mass.

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Maritime Drones: Future of the Fight Against Naval Mines

October 22, 2012 - via French Direction Generale de l’Armement Espadon aims to evaluate a system able to processing vast maritime and coastal areas, discreetly and without exposing the lives of operators. The system consists, among other demonstrators, of a surface drone, dubbed Sterenn Du (Black Star in the Breton language), which plays the role of drone-carrying drone, and two types of underwater drones that it will carry to the operations zone, which detect and identify mines.

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AUVSI NE Unmanned Maritime Vehicles Conference

October 17, 2012 - via AUVSI November 6-7 at the Naval War College, Newport, RI.

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Marinexplore Raises Seed Funding to Organize the Planet’s Ocean Data

October 17, 2012 - via Marinexplore The company addresses the two biggest issues around managing marine-related big data: how to access the vast amount of data that reside in isolated silos, segregated and disconnected from each other; and how to make the time-consuming handling and processing of all this data more efficient.

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Canadian ocean survey technology promises huge savings for oil and gas industry

October 15, 2012 - via National Research Council Canada A new robotic vehicle can navigate in any direction underwater without human intervention.

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OceanServer Qualifies Marine Magnetics Explorer Magnetometer

October 15, 2012 - via OceanServer Pairing this powerful sensor with the Iver2 AUV provides users with a powerful new survey approach for collecting magnetic data.

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Exocetus Development LLC purchased all rights to ANT Littoral Gliders

October 12, 2012 - via Exocetus The Exocetus [x-o-seat-us is the name of a flying fish] glider has been renamed the Exocetus Coastal Glider and will be manufactured in the Exocetus facility at 1444 East 9th Ave, Anchorage, AK, 99501, USA.

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BWB Acquires Six REMUS AUVs for German Navy

October 2, 2012 - via Hydroid German Bundeswehr purchaces six Remus 100 AUVs to enhance the capabilities of German Navy's divers.

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New research laboratory aims for the sky and sea

September 27, 2012 - via Virginia Tech News The new lab allows Schmale, Woolsey, and other researchers at Virginia Tech to investigate the increasing use of unmanned vehicles.

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With Proteus, Bluefin Robotics dives deep for new business

September 25, 2012 - via The Patriot Ledger The Proteus can carry unmanned cargo or up to 7 people at distances up to 500 miles underwater.

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Pressure Tolerant Power Electronics. Servo Drive for thruster control on underwater vehicles.

September 4, 2012 - via Robotics Tomorrow This custom servo drive has been specially designed for AC brushless motor thrusters and can operate at high hydrostatic pressures without the need of expensive pressure relief vessels.

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Pressure Tolerant Power Electronics. Servo Drive for thruster control on underwater vehicles.

September 4, 2012 - via Robotics Tomorrow This custom servo drive has been specially designed for AC brushless motor thrusters and can operate at high hydrostatic pressures without the need of expensive pressure relief vessels.

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SeaRobotics to Found Company’s Core Business

September 3, 2012 - via Subsea World News SeaRobotics Corporation has teamed with a private equity group led by Ocean Investments Capital to fund the expansion of the company’s core business, including the commercialization of its Robotic Hull Cleaning systems, and the development of new product lines in the ocean sciences and survey markets.

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New AUVAC Initiative

August 24, 2012 - via AUVAC After many discussions it has been decided that in order to continue to provide timely information and support and to add more of the services people are asking for, we must request support from the community. In return for that support, we will provide an opportunity for you to advertise your company or your products in a variety of ways as 
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US firm Moog buys subsea specialist Tritech

August 23, 2012 - via BBC News Tritech specialises in underwater technology, including acoustic sensors and sonars

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AUVSI Holds Largest Gathering of Unmanned Systems

August 21, 2012 - via Aerospace Manufacturing and Design With more than 550 exhibitors and 7,400 attendees, AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 highlighted the future of unmanned systems in military, civilian and commercial applications.

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IEEE AUV 2012 is a collaborative event dedicated to autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for ocean applications.

August 20, 2012 - via Hydro International Developments in the use of autonomous underwater vehicles for science and industry are the subject of an international conference which takes place in Southampton, UK, from 25 to 27 September 2012.

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Notice of intent to award Sole Source

August 20, 2012 - via FedBizOps he Coast Survey Development Lab intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with Hydroid, Inc. The Coast Survey Development Lab (CSDL) requires the purchase of two (2) Remote Environmental Measuring Units (REMUS) Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Simulators for mission simulation and verification of government owned AUVs.

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Liquid Robotics Offer Wave Glider Robots to the Military

August 9, 2012 - via Defense Update Liquid Robotics, developer of the Wave Glider autonomous robotic surface platform for ocean surveying is broadening its activity to offer government and military solutions by establishing the new Federal Business unit.

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Weapons maker Lockheed builds submarine for oil rigs

August 3, 2012 - via Reuters At a small waterfront facility just outside Palm Beach, Florida, engineers have developed a 10-foot unmanned submarine named Marlin that uses sonar and other technologies developed for the U.S. military to inspect off-shore oil rigs in far less time and at lower cost than current systems.

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Hull Inspection Robot Successfully Completes Government Testing

August 2, 2012 - via Bluefin Robotics The system demonstrated increased operational speeds and nearly twice as much endurance as its predecessor—the prototype HAUV-2. In addition to its standard DIDSON imaging sonar, it is equipped with a camera, which provides vital supplemental visual information to divers tasked with re-locating contacts.

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Ministry of Defence plans new wave of unmanned marine drones

August 2, 2012 - via The Gaurdian Nato's success with airborne drones inspires focus on unmanned maritime vehicles for surveillance and combat

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Navy gets new robot to detect mines on ships

July 28, 2012 - via Navy Times The robot, small enough for two sailors to carry, emits a signal from a sonar camera as it moves around the ship. Once it assesses the ship’s shape, it can move in closer and detect mines about the size of an iPhone.

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Navy researchers look to BlueView Technologies for UUV laser sensor systems

July 27, 2012 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics U.S. Navy researchers are looking to 3D imaging sonar experts at BlueView Technologies Inc. in Seattle to develop a low-power 450 Khz interferometric fiber laser sensor (FLS) system for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).

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WHOI scientists/engineers partner with companies to market revolutionary new instruments

July 26, 2012 - via WHOI Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers have partnered with two companies to build and market undersea technology developed at WHOI

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South African Navy Seeks Mine Countermeasures System

July 26, 2012 - via Janes Defence Weekly The South African armaments acquisition agency, Armscor, has issued a request for information (RfI) on behalf of the South African Navy for an "organic core sea mine warfare" system that will provide a full range of capabilities and can be expanded.

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Notice of intent to award Sole Source

July 25, 2012 - via FedBizOps The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) intends to solicit, on a Sole Source basis, OceanServer Technology for one (1) each Iver2 AUV-EP-42 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle and required accessory items.

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Poland – Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs) for Mine Detection and Seaport Protection

July 24, 2012 - via UK Trade & Investment Purchase of two Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs) and three computer systems for mine detection and harbour protection to be delivered by 2013 to the Polish Navy.

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Florida Keys Community College Purchases Iver2 AUV

July 18, 2012 - via OceanServer OceanServer Technology, Inc. has received a contract from Florida Keys Community College (FKCC) for an Iver2 AUV equipped with an L-3 Klein 3500 Side Scan Sonar.

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Notice of intent to award Sole Source

July 17, 2012 - via NOAA Design, Fabrication and Technical Support of SeaBED Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

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Bluefin Completes Knifefish SMCM UUV Design Review

July 13, 2012 - via Bluefin Robotics Bluefin Robotics announced today that the company has successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review for Knifefish, the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV).

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VCT Delivers HarborScan Unmanned Vehicle to NOAA for Disaster Response

July 12, 2012 - via VCT HarborScan is a two-man portable 7 ½” diameter AUV, 98” in length with a maximum operating depth of 300 meters. Navigation sensors include GPS, DVL and INS.

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Announcement of Maritime Open Architecture Autonomy (MOAA) Industry Day and software availability.

July 11, 2012 - via FedBizOps To help inform the potential US DoD Contractor MOAA user base, the Navy plans to hold a MOAA Industry Day at the Kossiakoff Center, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD, 20723 on 14 Sept 2012.

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Announcement of Maritime Open Architecture Autonomy (MOAA) Industry Day and software availability.

July 11, 2012 - via FedBizOps To help inform the potential US DoD Contractor MOAA user base, the Navy plans to hold a MOAA Industry Day at the Kossiakoff Center, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD, 20723 on 14 Sept 2012.

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Autonomous underwater research robot comes to Horn Point Laboratory

July 10, 2012 - via UMCES Not only will it help researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science diagnose the health of the Chesapeake Bay, but the marine robot will be available as a shared resource for scientists to use in coastal environments around the world.

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EXOCETUS DEVELOPMENT LLC TO PURCHASE ALL RIGHTS TO ANT LITTORAL GLIDERS

July 1, 2012 - via Exocetus Eocetus has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the assets, intellectual property [2 patents and 1 pending] and technology for the Littoral Glider from ANT [formerly Alaska Native Technologies LLC].

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Second Offshore Surveyor AUV for UTEC Survey

June 29, 2012 - via Teledyne Gavia Teledyne Gavia’s “Offshore Surveyor” is increasingly being utilised by commercial survey companies where the low logistics approach and modular design of the Gavia, coupled with a 1,000m depth rating allow for considerable cost savings in the survey role when compared to traditional means.

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Phoenix Purchases Bluefin 21 AUV

June 27, 2012 - via Phoenix International Holdings Phoenix is offering its global AUV services to customers in the military, government agencies, the ocean research community, oil and gas industry, as well as to those with interests in archaeological and cultural resource investigations.

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New Journal: International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems

June 12, 2012 - via Emerald Mechanical and Materials Engineering The journal is dedicated to the advancement of the applied science, technology and know-how of unmanned systems through the dissemination of original research work representing significant advances in the design, development, testing and operation of unmanned vehicles and systems for various applications.

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Japanese Ministry of Defense Purchases Hydroid REMUS 600 AUV

June 12, 2012 - via Hydroid New System Rounds Out AUV Fleet to 5 Vehicles

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U.S. Navy Eyes Technology To Cloak Subs

June 5, 2012 - via Aviation Week The underwater acoustic-evading technology for submarines and unmanned undersea vehicles creates a coating that features broadband, passive waveguides, which redirect acoustic energy around an object, “rendering it nearly undetectable” to active sonar

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Phoenix Purchases Bluefin-21 AUV to Expand Service Offering

May 31, 2012 - via Bluefin Robotics Bluefin will deliver an 1,500-meter depth-rated Bluefin-21 AUV system and upgrade the system to a depth rating of 4,500-meters

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Teledyne Technologies to Acquire BlueView Technologies

May 31, 2012 - via Teledyne Technologies BlueView’s imaging sonars and microbathymetry systems further increase Teledyne’s instrumentation content on AUVs

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Defense Funding Awarded to Four Scripps Oceanography Researchers

May 29, 2012 - via Scripps Institution of Oceanography Funds support acquisition of instruments from California, Massachusetts manufacturers and new field research Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego

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Bluefin Offers SeeByte SeeTrack Plug-In on AUVs

May 24, 2012 - via Bluefin Robotics The company is making the capability available so that current and future users of Bluefin AUVs may leverage SeeByte’s smart solutions and additional modules.

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Norwegian University of Technology and Science purchases REMUS 100

May 16, 2012 - via Hydroid The Norwegian University of Technology and Science - NTNU has purchased one REMUS 100 system to support and enhance the operations of the University's Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory - AUR Lab.

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£16 million boost for UK robotics

May 10, 2012 - via Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council UK research to develop smart machines that think for themselves will receive a £16million boost today thanks to a major partnership between the government and industry.

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Deepwater Robots Developed by Navy to Dive for Dangers

May 10, 2012 - via Business Week The drones are an upgrade from a small fleet of remote- controlled underwater vehicles the Navy has used since the 1990s to comb shallow harbors and clear debris for ships.

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Navy Sees More Unmanned Craft Above and Below Water Level

May 4, 2012 - via Signal Magazine The U.S. Navy will be using unmanned vehicles both in the air and underwater to a greater extent, according to Rear Adm. William Leigher, director of warfare integration for information dominance (N-2/N-6F)

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Pingers for Government and Marine Industry

April 27, 2012 - via Maritime Executive Government agencies and marine service companies are finding a variety of uses for acoustic pingers and pinger receivers.

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RFQ: Environmental Tests of MK 18 Mod 2 UUV

April 26, 2012 - via FedBizOps Small Business Set Aside

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Notice of intent to award Sole Source

April 25, 2012 - via FedBizOps Autonomous Undewater Vehicle Support Services

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Hydroid Launches Next-Generation AUV Designed for Survey Applications

April 23, 2012 - via Hydroid REMUS 600-S Features Advanced Technology to Exceed IHO Standard.

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UTEC Acquires Second AUV to Increase Global Productivity

April 23, 2012 - via UTEC Survey The AUVs incorporate many key features including: a nosecone-mounted digital stills camera and Imagenex obstacle avoidance sonar, the Inertial Navigation System-T-24 IMU by Kearfott DVL, which is aided by 1200kHz Doppler Velocity Log from Teledyne RDI. Additionally both of UTEC’s AUVs have a Side Scan Sonar – dual-frequency (900-1800kHZ) by Marine Sonics Technology Ltd., and a Multi-beam Echo Sounder – Geoswath Plus by GeoAcoustics.

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ONR intends to award a $5.9M LDUUV Autonomy Test System as a Sole Source to Hydroid

April 23, 2012 - via FedBizOps The prospective contractor shall develop an autonomy testing system that allows autonomy development on land based simulators to in water testing on UUV (Unmanned Underwater Vehicle) in a realistic environment.

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No Love for NURP

April 20, 2012 - via Science House appropriations subcommittee responsible for NOAA proposes folding NURP into the agency's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), and "purging or maintaining" NURP's current fleet of submersibles and underwater robots.

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DARPA Doubling Down on Spy Technologies

April 18, 2012 - via National Defense DARPA also is looking to improve underwater sensors. The distributed agile submarine hunting program, or DASH, aims to create a network of small unmanned underwater vehicles that scan upwards from deep in the sea to detect quiet diesel electric subs. The technology also would give operators a look into abysmal plains deep on the ocean floor.

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New BIRNS Aurora LEP Light

April 18, 2012 - via Birns Unparalleled, Brilliant 14,000 Lumen Light Output for High Performance Underwater Vehicle Use

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DARPA seeks to wean smart weapons off GPS with hybrid inertial navigation system-on-a-chip

April 18, 2012 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics Navigation and guidance experts at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., are trying to reduce the military's reliance on Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite guidance for advanced munitions, mid- and long-range missiles, and other weapons by creating a navigation-system-on-a-chip that combines traditional and atomic inertial guidance technology.

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U.S. Navy and General Dynamics Unveil Model of Minehunting, Heavyweight, Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

April 16, 2012 - via General Dynamics General Dynamics unveiled a quarter-scale model of the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (SMCM UUV), known as "Knifefish," at the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space Exposition

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Navy Will Give Nearsighted Minehunter Robotic Glasses

April 16, 2012 - via Wired This is a scale model of the Navy’s newest drone sub, called the Knifefish. Manufactured by General Dynamics, the Navy unveiled it for the first time on Monday at its annual Sea Air Space convention just outside Washington, D.C.

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Royal Norwegian Navy Purchases Four Additional REMUS 100 AUVs

April 11, 2012 - via Hydroid The AUVs were acquired by the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) on behalf of the RNoN and will be used by the Norwegian Armed Forces for mine countermeasure operations.

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Meller Sapphire Optics for Submersible and AUV Applications

April 10, 2012 - via Meller Optics Meller Optics, Inc. is introducing custom fabricated sapphire optics that can withstand saltwater and high pressure, making them ideal for use in military and commercial submersible and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) applications.

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Wentworth Environmental Services Purchases Iver2 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

April 5, 2012 - via OceanServer The new system is expected to be a multipurpose vehicle used for general imaging surveys and a test platform for new methods to characterize sites with underwater military munitions (UWMM).

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Hydroid Ships Four REMUS 100 AUVs to Japanese Ministry of Defense

April 3, 2012 - via DefPro Hydroid announced today that it has shipped four REMUS 100 systems to the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MOD). The AUVs will be used for mine countermeasure operations as well as investigating and mapping sea floor dispersion of contaminants following last year’s 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

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Call for papers: International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems

March 27, 2012 - via Emerald Research The journal is dedicated to the advancement of the applied science and technology of unmanned systems. It aims to disseminate original research representing significant advances in the design, development, testing and operation of unmanned vehicles and systems for various applications.

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Hydroid Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Delivery of 200th REMUS 100 AUV

March 20, 2012 - via Hydroid In December 2011, Hydroid delivered its 200th REMUS 100 AUV to the Swedish Navy, which purchased two of the vehicles to support its mine countermeasures program.

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DARPA STO BAA 12-28 Assured Arctic Awareness

March 16, 2012 - via DARPA STO The unique physical attributes and emergent environmental trends in the Arctic offer opportunities to tailor new technology that otherwise limits traditional approaches.

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Navy Laboratory Bets Big on Unmanned Ships

March 15, 2012 - via National Defense At the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, scientists and engineers are working on a variety of underwater and surface vessels that one day may do some of the fighting on their own.

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U.S. Expands Use Of Underwater Unmanned Vehicles

March 14, 2012 - via National Defense Apr 2012 The Pentagon’s budget request for unmanned maritime systems (including unmanned surface) research, development, testing, procurement, operations and maintenance is approximately $641 million for the 2011 to 2015 period.

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Inside NRL's Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research

March 14, 2012 - via Naval Research Laboratory On Friday, March 16, 2012, the Naval Research Laboratory will open a new facility — the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR), at its main site located in Washington, D.C.

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REMUS AUVs – “It Comes Down to Reliability and Availability”

March 13, 2012 - via DefPro Interview with Christopher von Alt, President and CEO of Hydroid, Inc.

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Sonardyne Announces Collaboration With WHOI Engineers To Launch A Unique Subsea Optical Communication Technology – Bluecomm

March 13, 2012 - via Ocean News and Technology This unique wireless communications technology promises to enable subsea data to be transferred at speeds equivalent to broadband.

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SeaCat Inspects Drinking Water Tunnel with a Length of 24 Kilometres

March 12, 2012 - via Atlas Elektronik Unmanned underwater vehicle passes under the Swabian Jura mountains in seven hours

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Underwater Electromagnets Provide Stability

March 8, 2012 - via 2G Robotics Underwater electromagnets are very useful because they can be turned on or off by interrupting the circuit. Before energizing the underwater electromagnet, the magnets are easily placed into position by ROV or diver. With the introduction of this technology to the industry underwater deployment specifically related to stability of small systems underwater has been dramatically improved.

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Hydroid Delivers REMUS 6000 System to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

March 7, 2012 - via Hydroid AUV to be used by Naval Oceanographic Office for deep ocean operations.

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‘Unmanned ocean vehicles help cut oil discovery costs'

March 7, 2012 - via The Hindu Business Line Unmanned underwater vehicles and devices help cut operation costs and enhance efficiency in oil and gas exploration, says Mr Srinivasa Raju, CEO of Geomardy.

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Oceanology International at the Doorstep

March 7, 2012 - via Hydro International From 13 to 15 March 2012 in the ExCeL Centre situated in the London Docklands, seven separate one-day conferences are scheduled, focusing on ocean observation & forecasting; hydrography & geophysics; navigation & positioning; oil & gas; marine renewables; maritime security; and unmanned underwater vehicles.

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JAMSTEC Chooses Name for its New AUV

March 2, 2012 - via Subsea World News YUMEIRUKA (pronounced “yume-iruka”), a coined word meaning dream and dolphin, was chosen to be the name of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) newly developed and constructed by JAMSTEC.

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Icelandic sub for Russian Navy

February 24, 2012 - via Barentsobserver.no The Russian Navy is buying the Icelandic-developed Gavia Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.

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Global AUV Fleet set to Increase Substantially

February 23, 2012 - via Marinelink.com Douglas-Westwood Press Release: The AUV market will continue to be dominated by North American activity; Military and research sectors to have 90% market share by 2016.

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ORE Offshore Adopts EdgeTech Name

February 23, 2012 - via ORE Offshore The two divisions have been operating successfully under one roof for many years and the company is excited to continue building its strong reputation under one common name moving forward.

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Hydroid Launches New AUV: The REMUS 100-S

February 21, 2012 - via Hydroid The Remus 100-S is an evolution of the highly successful, man portable REMUS 100 system configured specifically for hydrographic and offshore surveys.

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Unmanned/Minimally-manned Underwater Vehicle (UMUV)

February 21, 2012 - via DARPA RDDS A New 9 M UMUV emerged in the FY 12 DARPA RDDS

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Bluefin, Battelle, and The Columbia Group Investing to Propel Proteus Vehicle into the Seas

February 21, 2012 - via Bluefin Robotics Bluefin Robotics, a subsidiary of Battelle, is joining with The Columbia Group to invest in the next generation large submersible vehicle.

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Belgian Navy Purchases Two Additional REMUS 100 AUVs

February 16, 2012 - via DefPro wo new REMUS 100 AUVs will enable the Belgian Navy to detect underwater mines, improvised explosive devices and other undetonated ordnances at Very Shallow Water (VSW) areas

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Two AUVs Delivered to Romania

February 16, 2012 - via OceanServer SC Marine Research SRL Takes Delivery of Two Iver2 AUVs

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SABERTOOTH CUTS TEETH IN ROCKY MOUNTAINS

February 16, 2012 - via Hibbard Inshore Hibbard Inshore, the Michigan based deep tunnel and underwater specialist is first to order the new Saab Seaeye Sabertooth hybrid long-range AUV/ROV.

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Double-hulled Sabertooth AUV/ROV

February 15, 2012 - via SAAB The double-hulled version of the SAAB Seaeye Sabertooth offers twice the operational duration of the single-hulled Sabertooth launched last year. The Sabertooth concept combines the technologies of both AUV and ROV into a single unified resource. The result is a vehicle with the range and manoeuvrability of an AUV and the tooling capability of a light-work ROV.

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King Abdullah University of Science & Technology Purchases Hydroid AUV

February 10, 2012 - via Hydroid Hydroid has delivered a REMUS 100 AUV to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

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EdgeTech Introduces New 2205 Sonar System for UUV's

February 9, 2012 - via EdgeTech The new 2205 Series is the latest generation of electronics, transducers and software specifically optimized for the demanding size, power and cost constraints present in hosted platform systems.

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Russia to Buy Icelandic Underwater Drones

February 3, 2012 - via Moscow Times The Defense Ministry plans to spend 729 million rubles ($24.5 million) on eight underwater drones made by Icelandic firm Teledyne Gavia

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Navy Plans Fleet of Unmanned Underwater Gliders

February 1, 2012 - via MOAA The U.S. Navy has moved into full rate production of its underwater Littoral Battlespace Sensing-Glider (LBS-G) program, calling for the manufacture of 35 gliders from a Huntsville, Ala., company.

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Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division – Building MCM Autonomy

February 1, 2012 - via NSWC Panama City Today, the NSWC PCD is a significant developer of autonomy for mine countermeasures (MCM) and littoral warfare for the US Navy, using unmanned vehicles as a force multiplier to defeat littoral threats and reducing the risk to the warfighter.

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Navmar wins Navy antisubmarine target system contract

February 1, 2012 - via Philadelphia Business Reporter Navmar Applied Sciences Corp. is being awarded a $9.64 million contract by the Navy to advance the development of a “Mobile Shallow Water Antisubmarine Target System,

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AFCEA West 2012: Boeing readies Echo Ranger test bed

January 25, 2012 - via UVOnline Boeing is preparing to conduct sonar payload testing in March using its Echo Ranger UUV test bed

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Princeton Security Technologies Completes Radiation Sensor Testing on LDUUV With Boeing

January 25, 2012 - via Princeton Security Technologies Princeton Security Technologies Completes Radiation Sensor Testing on LDUUV With Boeing

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Devices to Defeat Bombs Top Government’s Annual Counterterrorism Wish List

January 24, 2012 - via National Defense Today, unmanned underwater vehicles only search for such threats. The office wants to add manipulators and other tools that could be used to render the IEDs safe. Modifications of existing commercial or military systems will be considered.

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Swedish Navy Receives AUV's

January 23, 2012 - via Marinelink.com During November and December 2011 the Swedish Navy received the last two of four state of-the-art Remus 100 AUVs

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Iran Says Has Built ‘Smart’ Remote-Controled Submarine

January 22, 2012 - via Eurasia Review The 3-Kg Phoenix is a mono-propelled propulsion system that has a fin maneuverability system, and can “can carry out surveillance for one meter,”

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Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) and Autonomous Operated Vehicles (AUV) in the Energy Market 2012-2022

January 19, 2012 - via Visiongain This report offers an examination of the ROV and AUV market over the next decade, providing detailed market forecasts for each of the regional markets and offering in-depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges facing companies in the ROV and AUV market throughout the world.

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Hydroid Upgrades UK Ministry of Defence's REMUS AUV Fleet

January 12, 2012 - via Hydroid Hydroid has received a contract to deliver upgrades to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence's current fleet of REMUS 100 vehicles

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Bluefin Robotics Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

January 5, 2012 - via Bluefin Robotics Bluefin Robotics has received ISO 9001:2008 Certification for the design, development, manufacturing, operation, and servicing of their Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and related products.

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GeoAcoustics Name Change

December 30, 2011 - via GeoAcoustics The company GeoAcoustics (Great Yarmouth, UK) has officially changed its name to Kongsberg GeoAcoustics Ltd

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'Penguin' mini-sub will explore ocean depths

December 19, 2011 - via Earth Times A mini-submarine shaped like a penguin has been created to explore life 6,000 metres under the sea. The yellow Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) has been developed to combat the high pressure in the ocean depths by a team at the Technical University of Berlin.

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Swedish Defense Forces Purchase Two Additional REMUS 100 AUVs

December 16, 2011 - via Hydroid The REMUS 100 AUVs will be used to support Sweden’s mine countermeasures program, especially in harbors and other confined or shallow waters.

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Call for Papers AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2012

December 13, 2011 - via AUVSI Abstracts Due 13 January 2012

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BEML joins hands with Defence research unit for tech centre

December 11, 2011 - via The Hindu Business Line Some of the projects that were jointly developed and delivered together include the launch and recovery system for the Underwater Autonomous Vehicle.

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India in elite club with AUV launch

December 11, 2011 - via Deccan Herald The project primarily meant for defence research with Electronic Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Hyderabad, as the concurrent engineering partner.

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Japan Coast Guard Orders ISE Explorer AUV

December 2, 2011 - via ISE The vehicle will be used for marine search and recovery as well as survey operations. The JCG Explorer will also be supplied with a light-weight self-articulating ramp based launch and recovery system which will be installed on one of their ships.

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OceanServer Launches New AUV with L-3 Klein’s UUV-3500 Side Scan Sonar

December 2, 2011 - via OceanServer – OceanServer Technology has unveiled a new “Base42” vehicle equipped with the L-3 Klein UUV-3500 High Resolution side scan sonar.

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FFI - Norway Wins Contract for UMS from EDA

November 25, 2011 - via Defense News The project aims at improving sonar performance by reducing the effects of self-induced noise and providing tools for developing conformal hydrophone arrays.

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DOE selects projects aimed at reducing ultra-deepwater drilling risks

November 23, 2011 - via Department of Energy Lockheed Martin researchers will demonstrate that an AUV with advanced autonomy and sensors can perform subsea structural inspection tasks

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Bluefin UUVs for LCS SMCM UUV Program

November 21, 2011 - via Bluefin Robotics The SMCM UUV system will include two Bluefin-21 UUVs in addition to launch and recovery equipment, a support container, spare parts and support equipment.

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NAVY 12.1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

November 15, 2011 - via US Department of Defense January 11, 2012 Solicitation closes to receipt of proposals

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Research, Development, Testing and, Evaluation (RDT&E) services to Autonomous Unmanned Systems (AUS) programs across underwater, maritime, ground, air, and space domains

November 14, 2011 - via SSC Pacific SSC Pacific is seeking sources to provide Research, Development, Testing and, Evaluation (RDT&E) services to Autonomous Unmanned Systems (AUS) programs across underwater, maritime, ground, air, and space domains

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Gen Dyn designing mine counter-measure

November 10, 2011 - via UPI The Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle system will be part of the Littoral Combat Ship Mine Warfare mission package.

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Jim McFarlane

November 3, 2011 - via Hydro International 
Dr. McFarlane started ISE in 1974 and has been involved with the design, construction, and operation of manned, tethered and untethered Remotely Operated Vehicles as well as subsystems of these vehicles including manipulators and computer control systems. In 2009, ISE was inducted into the Offshore Energy Center Hall of Fame and was also named as one of Canada's top 40 defence companies.

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Naval and ocean engineer to lead NOAA ocean exploration and research office

October 25, 2011 - via NOAA OER provides direction to NOAA and advises the U.S. Department of Commerce in the field of ocean exploration, research, and advanced technology development.

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Navy BAA - No-Touch Geophysical Strength Properties for Navy Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) And Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Systems

October 22, 2011 - via FedBizOps This announcement seeks out technologies and methodologies used to autonomously collect geotechnical data and use it to deduce geotechnical properties of the seafloor. This data must be collected without direct physical interface to the seafloor in the specific mission area of interest. It is assumed that the sensor utilized will not require a physical interface with the seafloor.

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Distinguished Technical Achievement Award for Christopher von Alt

October 21, 2011 - via Hydro International Hydroid president and co-founder Christopher von Alt has been named the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society.

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Unmanned Maritime Systems – Defense & Security UUV & USV – 2012-2020

October 20, 2011 - via Unmanned New Market Report Published

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Hydroid Signs Contract with NOAA for REMUS 600 AUV

October 19, 2011 - via Hydroid Hydroid Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and the leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), has received a contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for a new REMUS 600 AUV system. The REMUS 600 will provide NOAA's Office of Coast Survey with full bottom coverage depth sounding data in conformance with NOAA standards for nautical charting.

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Teledyne Gavia Delivers Offshore Surveyor AUV to GAS Srl

October 14, 2011 - via PRWEB.COM Newswire Teledyne Gavia announced today the sale and recent delivery of the Company’s Offshore Surveyor class Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to Geological Assistance and Services (GAS) of Bologna, Italy.

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Mass. Governor Deval Patrick Makes First Visit to WHOI

October 14, 2011 - via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute During his 90-minute visit to WHOI, Governor Patrick toured several of the Institution’s labs and was briefed on its robotic vehicle development and ocean observing programs.

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GD Wins Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Contract

September 30, 2011 - via Signal Magazine General Dynamics Advanced Informational Systems Incorporated, McLeansville, North Carolina, is being awarded a potential $86,719,986 contract with cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price line items for the engineering, manufacturing and development of the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV).

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Unmanned Maritime Systems Maturing from Big Problems to Big Opportunities

September 21, 2011 - via Defence Professionals 

To provide insight into this growing multi-billion dollar market, Market Intel Group LLC (MiG) is launching a new, comprehensive market and technology forecast titled: “Unmanned Maritime Systems - Defense & Security UUV & USV – Markets, Technologies & Opportunities Outlook – 2012-2020”

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Unmanned Maritime Systems Maturing from Big Problems to Big Opportunities

September 21, 2011 - via Defence Professionals 

To provide insight into this growing multi-billion dollar market, Market Intel Group LLC (MiG) is launching a new, comprehensive market and technology forecast titled: “Unmanned Maritime Systems - Defense & Security UUV & USV – Markets, Technologies & Opportunities Outlook – 2012-2020”

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Bluefin Robotics Acquires Hawkes Remotes and Expands into ROV Market

September 14, 2011 - via Bluefin Robotics Bluefin Robotics, a leader in the design and manufacturing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) announced today that the company has acquired the assets of Hawkes Remotes, Inc (HRI), a spinoff from Hawkes Ocean Technologies (HOT), that develops advanced Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). Bluefin plans to leverage their AUV autonomy and subsea vehicle experience to add hybrid capabilities to the Hawkes ROVs and offer them as an extension of their current product line to the oil and gas industry.

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OceanServer Awarded 2 New AUV Contracts

September 9, 2011 - via OceanServer OceanServer Technology, Inc. has recently received AUV orders from NOAA and the University of Wisconsin for use in scientific research and mapping applications.

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Hydroid Awarded AUV Contract From Ocean Observatories Initiative

September 6, 2011 - via Hydroid Company to provide Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and docking stations for research program.

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C & C Technologies has completed over 240,000 KM of deepwater mapping - 6 Times Around The World

August 29, 2011 - via C&C Technologies AUV fleet has completed over 240,000 kilometers of deepwater mapping since beginning commercial operations in January 2001.

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OceanServer Receives Orders for 4 New AUVs

July 22, 2011 - via OceanServer OceanServer Technology, Inc. has recently received new orders for four Iver2 AUVs, two for US end users, one from a European research organization and the first for a South American survey company.

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Three MK 18 Mod 1 Swordfish Variants for NOMWC

May 20, 2010 - via Hydro International Hydroid has received multiple delivery orders under an existing US Navy contract to provide three additional MK 18 Mod 1 Swordfish variants of the Remus 100 to the Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Command (NOMWC) headquartered at Stennis Space Center, Miss, USA, in partnership with PMS 408 (EOD).

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