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  • Undersea Warfare

    March 2021

    Columbia Submarine Program Challenges Supply Chains

    The effort to build the Navy’s next-generation ballistic missile submarine has moved into the full construction phase, but the sea service and its industry partners face supply chain challenges as they work to keep the project on track.
  • Navy News

    September 2020

    JUST IN: New Navy Lab to Accelerate Autonomy, Robotics Programs

    Over the past few years, the Navy has been building out a new family of unmanned surface and underwater vehicles in a variety of sizes through various prototyping efforts. It is now standing up an integration lab to enable the systems with increased autonomy, officials said Sept. 8.
  • Navy News

    October 2019

    NEWS FROM EWC: Navy Improving Mine Warfare Capabilities to Counter Russia, China

    By Connie Lee
    The Navy must improve its mine warfare capabilities as it faces an era of great power competition, said one top Navy mine official Oct. 22.
  • Undersea Warfare

    September 2019

    Royal Navy Employing AI for Mine Hunting

    By Mandy Mayfield
    The United Kingdom’s Royal Navy is utilizing artificial intelligence to enable autonomous mine-hunting vessels.
  • Maritime Security

    June 2019

    DARPA to Use Shrimp, Plankton to Detect Undersea Threats

    By Mandy Mayfield
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s biological technology office will begin prototyping sensing capabilities using undersea organisms such as plankton and shrimp to detect threats.
  • Undersea Warfare

    May 2019

    JUST IN: Allied Naval Leaders Warn of New Age of Mine Warfare

    Sweden — Potential adversaries have taken note of how effective improvised explosive devices were in Iraq and Afghanistan and may try the same tactics at sea, naval leaders said May 13. “Mines are a type of asymmetric warfare. They are cheap. They are easy to place. They’re a nuisance and they are out there,” Frank DiGiovanni, deputy director of the expeditionary warfare division of the U.S. Navy, said at the Undersea Defense Technology symposium in Stockholm, Sweden. And they are not just a military problem as they can threaten commercial sea traffic and impede free trade, he added.
  • Navy News

    November 2018

    Columbia-Class Program Must Navigate Sea of Risks

    The Navy’s program to build a new ballistic missile submarine that would remain on patrol until the 2080s faces a number of hurdles, raising concerns among service officials and analysts that the first boat might not be ready on time.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    November 2018

    Navy Developing Underwater Robotic Arm

    By Mandy Mayfield
    The Office of Naval Research awarded re2 Robotics a $2.5 million contract to continue to develop an underwater robotic arm.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    March 2018

    Navy to Send More Unmanned Systems to Sea

    The Navy is moving ahead with unmanned surface and undersea vehicle development, and pursuing enabling technologies that will make the platforms operationally effective.
  • Navy News

    January 2018

    Navy Faces Gap in Counter-Mine Systems

    The Navy is on the lookout for new, advanced counter-mine technology as a number of its legacy systems age, service officials have indicated.
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