U.S. defense and technology partner Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) conducted a successful demonstration of HII-built amphibious warfare vessels to launch, operate with, and recover Large Diameter Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (LDUUVs).
The research and development initiative between HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding and Mission Technologies divisions is part of a portfolio of internal research and development efforts led and funded by the company.
They aim to advance critical technology solutions in support of HII’s national security partners.
“HII is committed to advancing the future of distributed maritime operations and demonstrating our ability to support unmanned vehicles on amphibious vessels,” said Kari Wilkinsonpresident of Ingalls Shipbuilding, which hosted and participated in the demonstration.
“This is a great example of how HII can leverage the expertise of all divisions to develop…solutions for customers,” Noted Andy GreenPresident of Mission Technologies.
“HII is focused on growing critical enabling technologies, like unmanned systems and AI/ML data analytics, to help further enhance the capabilities of our national security platforms.”