Textron Systems’ Fleet-Class Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV TM) is the system of choice for the U.S. Department of Defense’s first USV program of record. Whether in mine sweeping and neutralization role; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); harbor security; monitoring or protection, our fourth-generation CUSV is a mature, multi-mission and multi-payload capable vehicle with significant in-water experience. Trust the proven CUSV to enhance maritime power, while keeping personnel out of harm’s way.
The first Fleet class USV, 11MUC0601, was delivered to the United States Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center in May 2008; the second vessel of the class entered service the following month.
In October 2014, Textron Systems won a $33.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the Fleet-class as the Common Unmanned Surface Vessel (CUSV). 52 boats are to be produced to equip 24 MCM mission packages with two vessels each, along with six for training and replacements. The CUSV completed its critical design review in November 2015 and moved into production in January 2016, with deliveries planned for early 2017 as part of Increment 3 of the LCS MCM package.