Unmanned Systems

Design, Engineering, Fabrication and Operation of Unmanned Undersea Vehicles

HII has taken over a century of naval shipbuilding experience and applied it to designing, engineering, manufacturing and operating the world’s most advanced unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs). In partnership with Boeing, HII is developing Orca, the U.S. Navy’s Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle. HII has also developed an optionally manned warfare demonstrator, the Proteus. Through its pending acquisition of Hydroid and strategic alliance with Kongsberg, HII is now a world leader in advanced unmanned undersea vehicles for defense, marine research and commercial purposes.

Platform Sustainment and Maintenance

Our expertise in designing, manufacturing and operating the world’s most advanced unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs), coupled with our decades of U.S. Navy fleet modernization and maintenance experience, uniquely enables us to maintain and sustain UUVs.

Autonomy Software Engineering

HII is developing software platforms that integrate the latest in autonomy, machine learning and artificial intelligence to ensure that UUVs are able to accomplish their mission, regardless of changes in mission profile, the oceanic environment or enemy activity–all without constant human intervention.