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Navy Surface Dev’t Squadron to Receive Unmanned Vessel Next Month

The U.S. Navy is preparing to commence experiments of the first unmanned vehicle assigned to a new surface development squadron in San Diego, USNI News reported Monday. Surface Development Squadron 1 or SURDEVRON 1 will take command of the Sea Hunter unmanned surface vehicle by Oct. 1., said Capt. Henry Adams, the squadron's commodore.

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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 Marks Status of First Unmanned Warship as ‘Classified’

The U.S. Navy has decided to designate information about the status of the service's first unmanned warship as “classified” following initial tests of its first prototype, National Defense reported Monday. In November, ONR tested the prototype Sea Hunter ship outside Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ONR tested the ship's endurance and range capabilities to establish “operator trust in safe reliable operations,” according to Lt. Cmdr. Tim Gorman, a spokesperson for U.S. Pacific Fleet.

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