U.S. Navy invests in unmanned vehicles for mine countermeasure operations

Photo: Textron Systems The U.S. Navy has awarded Textron Systems a $33.8 million contract for the production of the Common Unmanned Surface Vessel (CUSV), which will be a platform for the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS). The unmanned boats are designed to provide the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) with a Mine Countermeasure (MCM) capability. Testing for the first phase of development is due to begin in 2015. The Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) will tow a Mk104 acoustic...
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