Leidos demonstrated the role autonomy could play in augmenting the US Navy's (USN) fleet, during the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2017.
Using its R/V Pathfinder unmanned surface vessel (USV) – which served as surrogate to develop the autonomous capability for the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) platform – Leidos conducted intelligence preparation of the environment (IPE) missions specifically measuring the bottom of St Andrews Bay in Panama City, Nevin Carr, vice president and US Navy strategic account executive, for Leidos, told Jane’s .
“When you think about what the navy wants to use autonomy for everybody says dull, dirty and dangerous [missions].
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