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AUVSI 2016: Systems integration tests for CUSV in Q3

4th May 2016 - 19:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in New Orleans


The single CUSV system being built for the US Navy will proceed into systems integration by Q3 this year, and continue through the rest of the year before delivery.

Developed by Textron Systems the CUSV was selected in 2014 for the US Navy’s Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) programme, part of a payload and platform package to deliver a viable mine countermeasure capability to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).

‘There is a contract for one vehicle and at the completion of that, the [US] Navy can ask for LRIP [to begin],’ Wayne Prender, VP control and surface systems support at

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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