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New year’s resolution for CUSV and its Milestone C

15th January 2020 - 15:10 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Washington, DC


A ‘variety of circumstances’ were factors in Textron Systems’ Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV) missing its Milestone C target in 2019, with the system now being tailored for 'sweep and clear' missions. 

The CUSV was originally intended as a component of the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) programme, which would add an unmanned sub-surface sweep module to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).

This will now extend to the detection and neutralisation of sub-surface mine threats, as requirements for the LCS module expand. 

Wayne Prender, senior VP of applied technologies and advanced programmes at Textron Systems, told Shephard that the

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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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