The US Navy's Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) programme - part of the service's counter-mine mission packages designed to be deployed from Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) and vessels of opportunity - has reached Milestone C, contractor Textron Systems said on 26 February.
Textron Systems is the prime contractor and system integrator for the UISS and counter-mine unmanned surface vehicle (USV) programmes. The Milestone C decision, the company noted, allows the programme to enter low-rate initial production (LRIP), with the navy planning to award three UISS systems to Textron Systems under its existing contract.
The UISS programme is anchored on the Textron Systems Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV).
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