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US Navy Tests Future Transport Ship’s Autonomous Capabilities

The U.S. Navy is conducting a series of test events aboard the service branch’s future expeditionary fast transport ship to demonstrate its ability to operate autonomously. The Unmanned Logistics Prototype trials are aimed at assessing the capabilities of the USNS Apalachicola (EPF 13) to conduct point-to-point autonomous navigation, vessel handling, and transfer of ship control from manned to unmanned mode,

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Alliance for Autonomous Ship Tech

Damen Shipyard and Sea Machines Robotics have signed an alliance agreement to further investigate the adoption of collision avoidance functionality on board Damen ships. For the past four years Damen Shipyards Group has been investing in autonomous shipping technologies. The shipbuilder has participated in several joint industry projects to research the readiness level of technologies. Damen is now entering the

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Collaboration to Develop Large Ocean-Going Autonomous Vessel

Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced during Singapore Maritime Week a memorandum of understanding with both ST Engineering Electronics Ltd., an information communications technologies provider and co-creater of Smart City Solutions, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd., the second largest trading house in Japan. The partners will collaborate on a project titled, “Development of Ocean-going Autonomous Navigation System on a Marine Asset”. The collaboration

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Kongsberg Gruppen Acquires Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine

Following European Commission approval, Kongsberg Maritime parent company Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG) has completed the acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine (RRCM). Officially part of Kongsberg Maritime, RRCM will operate under the KONGSBERG brand and the Kongsberg Maritime legal entity. KONGSBERG announced its intention to acquire RRCM, a global supplier of maritime technology and engineering products, in July 2018. With the unification

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