DIU seeks unmanned solutions to solve swarming network challenges at sea

By Georgina DiNardo / July 2, 2024 at 2:09 PM
The Defense Innovation Unit has released solicitations seeking industry technology that can connect hundreds -- or even thousands -- of autonomous weapon systems across great distances at sea. Through the ORIENT solution -- Opportunistic Resilient and Innovative Expeditionary Network Topology -- DIU is looking for unmanned and autonomous platforms that can guarantee the Navy’s Pacific Fleet’s unmanned vehicle connectivity remains unaffected and maintains the “freedom of navigation and access to waterways.” “This is critical to the free flow of goods...

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