US Navy Challenge: Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) for Waterside Security

US Navy Challenge: Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) for Waterside Security

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The US Navy seeks novel designs for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) that can be shipped in a standard 20 foot shipping container, rapidly produced or assembled on site within 2 hours, and capable of carrying or towing a variety of functional payloads.

This Theoretical Challenge requires only a written proposal.

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Overview

The US Navy has a requirement for an expeditionary security Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) that is modular and attritable (low-cost and unmanned that can be reused at least several times with minimal maintenance.) Given the expeditionary nature of the system, it must be produced or assembled at the point of need to provide the flexibility required to meet evolving mission needs. This Challenge seeks novel designs for a USV that can be shipped in a standard 20 foot shipping container, produced or assembled on site in less than two hours, and capable of carrying or towing a variety of payloads.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on 13-Sep-2021.

Source: InnoCentive


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