Subsea Defense

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Brandi Smith Named VP of Newport News' Columbia-Class Program

Global defense and technologies company HII announced Thursday that Brandi Smith has been named vice president of the Columbia-class program at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. Smith will succeed Charles Southall, who will retire July 1 after more than 35 years of distinguished service.

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US Navy Sets Up Unmanned Surface Vessel Division

The U.S. Navy is moving full speed ahead toward wider adoption of autonomous unmanned surface vessels, having recently established a dedicated Unmanned Surface Vessel Division (USVDIV).Cmdr. Jeremiah Daley assumed command of the newly established USVDIV One during a ceremony on May 13. “To meet the challenges of the 21st Century,

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HII Launches Virginia-class Submarine New Jersey

HII announced that Virginia-class submarine New Jersey (SSN 796) was recently launched into the James River at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division.The 7,800-ton submarine, which had been in a floating dry dock since being transferred from a construction facility in March, was submerged

Saab Seaeye Falcon robot deployed during training exercises aboard a Portuguese Navy hydrographic

Portuguese Navy conducts Hydrography Training with EQS Falcon

Training exercises aboard a Portuguese Navy hydrographic vessel have been completed by EQS (Environment Quality Services) using their Saab Seaeye Falcon robot.Teams from the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute and EQS undertook several exercises over three days on board the Portuguese Navy vessel Andrómeda,


RTsys Wins AUV Contract with Slovenian Navy

RTsys signed a contract with the Slovenian Navy for the supply of one COMET-MCM AUV and two NEMOSENS micro-AUVs. These three autonomous vehicles will be added to the existing range in use of SONADIVE hand held sonar units and therefore will give to the Slovenian Armed Forces through its EOD Diving Department

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Bollinger to Build Uncrewed Mine Countermeasure Vessels for the US Navy

Lockport, La.-based Bollinger Shipyards earlier this month was awarded a U.S. Navy contract for the production of the Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Surface Vehicle Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MCM USV), engineering services and other direct costs.According to the Pentagon, the $13,725,953 fixed-price incentive (firm target),

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Choi Joins HII Mission Technologies as VP

HII announced on Monday that Henry Choi has joined its Mission Technologies division as vice president of business development for cyber, electronic warfare (EW) and space.Choi is responsible for driving business growth, strategy and customer engagement for HII’s full-spectrum cyber, EW and space

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HII’s REMUS 300 Selected as US Navy’s Next-gen Small UUV

Global engineering and defense technologies provider HII (NYSE:HII) announced today its advanced unmanned underwater vehicle, REMUS 300, was selected as the U.S. Navy’s next generation small UUV (SUUV) program of record. REMUS 300 technology was designed to advance distributed maritime operations by conducting critical underwater missions.

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Turkey Defuses Stray Naval Mine in the Black Sea

A military diving team deactivated a stray naval mine off Turkey's northwest coast on Monday, Turkey's defense ministry said, the second such device to be defused in the area in days amid the war in Ukraine.NATO member Turkey borders the Black Sea, as does Russia and Ukraine, which Moscow invaded on February 24.

Virginia-class attack submarine Montana (SSN 794) successfully completed initial sea trials in

Virginia-Class Submarine Montana (SSN 794) Delivered to US Navy

America’s largest shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) on Friday delivered the newest Virginia-class fast-attack submarine to the U.S. Navy. Montana (SSN 794), which successfully completed sea trials last month, is the 10th Virginia-class submarine to be delivered by HII’s

Neil Gordon, chief executive of the GUH

UK’s Subsea Industry Can Create 180,000 New Jobs by 2035, Global Underwater Hub Says

The UK’s underwater industry, currently valued at £8 billion with a third of the global market share, has the potential to grow to £45 billion by 2035, creating an estimated 180,000 new jobs and around £20billion or more in exports for the UK, the newly launched organization Global Underwater Hub (GUH) said.