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LDUUV, SWARMING UAVS AT SEA-AIR-SPACE
Chief of Naval Research to Discuss ONR Technologies
By Office of Naval Research - April 10, 2015
ARLINGTON, Va.— For the first time ever, the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle-Innovative Naval Prototype (LDUUV-INP) will be on display to the public during the Sea-Air-Space Exposition, at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) booth No. 1012.

Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter will hold a special informational session at the ONR booth from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. EST on Tuesday, April 14, to discuss the ONR technologies on display.

LDUUV-INP represents cutting-edge UUV research that delivers game-changing capabilities to naval warfighters, including new capabilities in endurance, power and autonomy. Other breakthrough ONR technologies on display include:

-- LOCUST — Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Swarming Technology: On display is a prototype, tube-launched UAV. The LOCUST program will make possible the rapid launch of multiple UAVs to autonomously swarm and overwhelm the adversary. Researchers continue to push the state-of-the-art in autonomy control, and plan to launch 30 autonomous UAVs in 2016 in under a minute from R/V Sea Fighter (FSF-1), an advanced technology demonstrator operated by ONR.

-- GBAD — Ground-Based Air Defense On-the-Move: GBAD is a vehicle-based, mobile, high-energy laser that is a cost-effective defense against asymmetric threats like UAVs. On display will be the system’s search radar and a model of the planar waveguide laser.

-- MDUSV— ONR’s Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle program will be to autonomous surface vehicles what LDUUV will be to undersea autonomy. This technology will be joined with an emerging new 130-foot long vessel called the Antisubmarine Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV), in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

These and other technologies in autonomy and directed energy support highest-level Navy and Marine Corps leadership calls for greater autonomy capabilities for the future force.

Who: Rear Adm. Mat Winter, chief of naval research
What: Informational session on cutting-edge ONR technologies on display at Sea-Air-Space
When: Tuesday, April 14 | 12:45 – 1:15 p.m. EST. A question-and-answer session will follow.
Where: ONR booth No. 1012 at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition, National Harbor, Maryland
Why: The naval future force is not only coming, but is here. What once seemed science fiction is now reality, with new capabilities in endurance, energy and autonomy on display and discussed by senior Navy leadership.

*Editor’s note: Space will be limited. Please RSVP to Robert Freeman if you would like to attend this event. Separate availability with subject matter experts will be granted upon request at the Sea-Air-Space Expo. To set up an availability, please contact David Smalley .

ARLINGTON, Va. (April 7, 2015): First publicly released photo of ONR's Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle - Innovative Naval Prototype (LDUUV-INP). The LDUUV-INP technologies will develop enhanced capabilities in endurance, energy, and autonomous capabilities. Photo credit Office of Naval Research.
ARLINGTON, Va. (April 7, 2015): First publicly released photo of ONR's Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle - Innovative Naval Prototype (LDUUV-INP). The LDUUV-INP technologies will develop enhanced capabilities in endurance, energy, and autonomous capabilities. Photo credit Office of Naval Research.

ARLINGTON, Va. (April 7, 2015: First publicly released photo of ONR's Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle - Innovative Naval Prototype (LDUUV-INP). The LDUUV-INP technologies will develop enhanced capabilities in endurance, energy, and autonomy. Photo credit Office of Naval Research.
ARLINGTON, Va. (April 7, 2015: First publicly released photo of ONR's Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle - Innovative Naval Prototype (LDUUV-INP). The LDUUV-INP technologies will develop enhanced capabilities in endurance, energy, and autonomy. Photo credit Office of Naval Research.
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