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L3 technologies for Boeing XLUUV bid

8th November 2017 - 01:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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L3 Technologies has joined Boeing’s team to design next-generation technologies for the US Navy’s Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) programme, the company announced on 2 November.

Under the programme, L3 will integrate communications, mission planning, autonomy, navigation, cybersecurity and anti-tamper capabilities throughout the vehicle and system as part of the Boeing team. The system will include a fixed ashore command centre, a mobile command centre and forward operating base support systems.

Jeff Miller, SVP and president of L3’s Sensor Systems segment, said: ‘We are developing discriminating unmanned undersea technologies, including vehicles, communications, power capabilities and sensors, to stay on the leading edge as the undersea threat evolves over the next decade.’

Boeing and Lockheed Martin have each been awarded Phase 1 contracts for the navy's XLUUV programme, which aims to meet increasing demand for undersea operational awareness and payload delivery.

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