DARPA asks industry for unmanned undersea vehicle payload delivery system

U.S. military researchers are working with industry to develop an advanced undersea payload delivery system for extra-large unmanned underwater vehicles (XLUUVs).

Apr 1st, 2017

U.S. military researchers are working with industry to develop an advanced undersea payload delivery system for extra-large unmanned underwater vehicles (XLUUVs). Payloads could involve persistent-surveillance sensors, weapons, or other unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., have issued a broad agency announcement (HR001117S0022) for the Hunter program to develop a payload-delivery system from a large UUV. The Hunter program involves only the payload-delivery system and not the extra-large UUV itself. The Hunter Program is a 45-month program in three phases: the first to design and build the payload delivery device to fit inside a government-provided payload module; and the second and third phases to support integration of the payload delivery device into the big UUV for testing. E-mail questions or concerns to HR001117S0022@darpa.mil.

More information is online at www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/HR001117S0022/listing.html.

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