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FEATURE Subsea Defense one-on-one with
PresiDent, unmanneD systems, hii
Hydroid, a familiar name in the Unmanned Underwater System defense market, was bought this year by Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). We checked in with Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems,
HII, for insights on the path forward for autonomy in the defense sector.
By Greg Trauthwein
Pictured Above: From left to right, Machinist Mate 1st Class Micah Patterson, Boatswains Mate 1st Class Stephen
Wodraska, Mineman 1st Class Coy Tully and Mineman 3rd Class Pete Calvert, assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, launch a MK 18 MOD 2 unmanned underwater vehicle from a rigid-hull infatable boat during Squadex 2016.
Squadex 2016 demonstrates U.S./U.K. mine detection capabilities in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Blake Midnight) May 2020 40