401 Tech Bridge offering $50K for unmanned surface vehicle design challenge for U.S. Navy

CHRISTIAN COWAN, left, executive director of the 401 Tech Bridge; Steve Bordonaro, center, director of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport’s Northeast Tech Bridge; and Christian Schumacher, technical program manager for Division Newport’s Argus Maritime Defense Systems, share the details of the Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Waterside Security Prize Challenge at the 401 Tech Bridge facility in Portsmouth in July. / COURTESY NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIVISION NEWPORT
PORTSMOUTH – The 401 Tech Bridge and the Naval XC Northeast Tech Bridge are offering a $50,000 prize as part of a theoretical design challenge for an unmanned surface vehicle for waterside security for the U.S. Navy. The modular, expeditionary vehicle must be low maintenance, reusable and capable of towing multiple functional payloads. It will…

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