January 17, 2011      

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $2 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV), which will be among the first of a new class of ocean-going unmanned surface vessels (USVs).

Under terms of the contract, a Northrop Grumman statement said that the company will develop a concept, specifications, and a manufacturing plan by the end of March 2011 for a persistent, auton...

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