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SAS 2017: Textron highlights USV expansion

2nd April 2017 - 16:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley


Textron Systems has highlighted the expansion of US Navy interest and applications for its fourth-generation Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV) at the Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition.

The CUSV has been under development in support of the US Navy's Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) programme since 2014, according to Wayne Prender, Vice President of Control and Surface Systems.

He said that the design and build phase, along with initial component integration activities, was completed late last year and was followed by the start of on-water testing early this year.

'Since January we have successfully completed our initial underway test activities

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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