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Navy to Release RFP for Unmanned Surface Vehicle Procurement

The U.S. Navy plans to issue a request for proposals for acquisition of a new class of unmanned surface vehicles in May, and the contract will be awarded by the close of 2019, USNI News reported Wednesday. An unclassified document from the service branch shows that the medium-sized vehicles will work as a sensor and communications relay vehicle in support of the Navy’s unmanned systems fleet.

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Navy Adm. Ron Boxall on Unmanned Surface Vessels, Future Frigates

Navy Adm. Ron Boxall, surface warfare director OPNAV N96, has said his goal for 2019 is to bring more weapons and sensors into the battlespace to enable larger combat ships to serve as command and control for smaller vessels, Defense News reported Wednesday. “If you think about what we are trying to do with the surface force, we have large and small surface combatants that will [ultimately make up part of the 355-ship Navy] but we have no requirement for unmanned surface vessels right now, which I see as an absolutely critical part of distributed lethality, distributed maritime operations environment that we are moving into,” Boxall said.

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Rear Adm. Ron Boxall: Navy’s Large Surface Combatant to Have Space for Lasers, Railguns

Navy Rear Adm. Ron Boxall, surface warfare director OPNAV N96, has said the service’s first Future Surface Combatant ship would have the space, weight, power and cooling capacity to integrate laser guns, radars, an electromagnetic railgun and other weapon systems, USNI News reported Wednesday.

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Navy Eyes Large Surface Combatant Procurement in 2023; Rear Adm. Ron Boxall Quoted

The U.S. Navy plans to purchase its first Future Surface Combatant ship in 2023 in support of its Arleigh Burke Flight III warship program, USNI News reported Tuesday. The combatant ship will integrate design elements from Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) and Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) destroyer vessels, according to the report.

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