Sea Platforms

USN releases RFI for Unmanned Maritime Autonomy Architecture

21 February 2019

The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) issued a request for information (RFI) on 15 February for the service’s proposed Unmanned Maritime Autonomy Architecture (UMAA).

NAVSEA’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Unmanned and Small Combatants (USC), Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) Program Office is looking for government organisations and industry to participate in the development of the UMAA, which is being established to enable autonomy commonality and reduce acquisition costs across both surface and undersea unmanned vehicles.

An initial industry day has been scheduled for 4 March in Washington, DC.

The UMS Program Office chartered a cross-organisational team in 2018 to develop the UMAA to standardise “autonomy interfaces across its growing portfolio of unmanned vehicles”, the navy noted in its RFI.

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