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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Huntington Ingalls Industries expands unmanned systems with new acquisition

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Jan. 6, 2021 - Huntington Ingalls Industries has acquired the autonomy business of Spatial Integrated Systems Inc. The acquisition further expands HII’s "unmanned systems capabilities with a highly skilled team and proven unmanned surface vessel (USV) solutions," the company said in a news release.

The acquisition follows other recent unmanned systems activity by HII, including the groundbreaking on a new HII Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence in Hampton, the acquisition of Hydroid, a strategic alliance with Kongsberg Maritime, and an equity investment in Sea Machines.

Huntington Ingalls said "SIS’s solutions are actively in use throughout the Department of Defense, coordinating and controlling multiple collaborative unmanned vehicles in the execution of mission applications including intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, harbor patrol, high value unit escort missions, payload delivery, mine clearance, and transporting supplies." Go online for more information.