Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Eglin seeks marine robots

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Air Force test experts are looking for companies able to provide unmanned underwater vehicles and sensor payloads to help recover air-delivered test weapons and provide other support to the Air Force 96th Test Wing and its ocean test range near Eglin. The Air Force Test Center issued a sources-sought notice for the Small Unmanned Marine Vehicle Systems Services program to find companies able to provide small unmanned vehicle and support personnel, equipment, tools, and materials. Systems should be self-contained and portable for remote operations; deployable from the coastline or from a 40-foot work boat; have a range of 420 nautical miles; and be capable of 24/7 operations. (Source: Military and Aerospace Electronics, 01/16/13) Notice