There are 3 images added between 26 July 2011 and 6 January 2020
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Common Unmanned Surface Vessel and Fleet
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Maritime Applied Physics Corporation and Textron Systems*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: CUSV
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Common Unmanned Surface Vessel (CUSV) is a multi-warfare, multi-mission and multi-payload Fleet-class alternative built by Textron Systems for the US Navy. The CUSV incorporates unmanned maritime command and control station from AAI and unmanned systems command and control technology from MAPC (Maritime Applied Physics Corporation). The surface ship also features a data-link, reconfigurable and versatile payload bay, common payload launch and recovery controller, and modular system with open architecture and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology. The US Navy expects the vessel to execute mine warfare; anti-submarine warfare (ASW); communications relay; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); anti-surface warfare (ASuW); and UAS/UUV (Unmanned Aircraft System/Unmanned Underwater Vehicle) launch and recovery missions.

Textron Systems first showcased the CUSV vessel in late 2010. The unmanned vessel was deployed successfully during July 2011 demonstrating its mine warfare capabilities operating from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).

CUSV Specifications

Crew: 0
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 7 news between
25 Jul 2011 and 15 Jan 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020US Navy Takes Delivery of 10h AN/AQS-20C Sonar System
Monday, January 6, 2020AQS-24B Mine Hunting Sonar Successfully Completes Initial in-Water Testing
Wednesday, January 10, 2018US Navy Searching for Ways to Weaponize Fleet Unmanned Surface Vessel
Monday, April 3, 2017US Navy Awards Textron Systems for Two Common Unmanned Surface Vehicles
Wednesday, January 11, 2017Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle Program Enters On-Water Testing
Tuesday, April 17, 2012Textron Systems Successfully Demonstrates its Second Common Unmanned Surface Vessel
Monday, July 25, 2011Common Unmanned Surface Vessel Successfully Executes Mine Countermeasure Missions during Tests

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