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GhostSwimmer

Navy's Silent NEMO project the GhostSwimmer™ strives to significantly advance UUV technology throughout the world. Read more

BIOswimmer

BIOSwimmer™ is designed for high maneuverability in harsh environments, with a flexible aft section. Read more

Iver 3 Nano

The Iver3 Nano is the most affordable AUV platform released by Ocean Server Technology.  Starting at just $53K USD including sonar (and $82K with SS and DVL) Read More

Haiyan underwater glider

The Haiyan underwater glider is 1.8 meters in length with a diameter of 0.3 meter, and weighs about 70 kilograms. The device is developed by a scientific research team of Tianjin University. The underwater glider can go 1,500 meters underwater; its maximum voyage is 1,000 kilometers and it can work 30 days continuously. Read Article

AutoNaut USV

AutoNaut is wave propelled and performs equally well on all headings, and has long endurance.
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AUV Community News

Secretary Of Drones: SecNav Mabus Creates Deputy Ass’t Sec. For Unmanned

April 15, 2015 - via US Navy On the civilian side, “I’m going to appoint a new Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems,” Mabus said at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space conference here. On the uniformed side, the Chief of Naval Operations‘ staff will create a new section, N-99. Together, he said, these two organizations will “coordinate and champion…. all aspects of unmanned – in all domains – over, on and under the sea and coming from the sea to operate on land.”

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Minisub a Hit At Navy Expo

April 14, 2015 - via Huntington Ingalls Industries The Proteus is unique, designed to be manually crewed or to function as an autonomous, unmanned underwater vehicle.

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Navy to Deploy First Underwater Drones from Submarines

April 13, 2015 - via US Navy Unmanned Maritime Systems The Remus 600s will launch from a 11-meter long module on the Virginia-class submarines called the dry deck shelter which can launch divers and UUVs while submerged.

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This Duck Drone Could Spy on Enemy Subs

March 30, 2015 - via Naval Research Laboratory Under its Flimmer program (for “flying swimmer”), the NRL team built a “Test Sub” — basically a submarine with wings —and simply worked around the fact that it was heavier than the typical drone. They took it on at least three test runs, dropping it from a plane at 1,000 feet. The test sub flew well enough, according to Edwards’s account, performing “as any other aircraft, controllable in three axes and exhibiting sufficient stability for man-in-the-loop flight.” The team then guided it along the surface of the water at 40 knots (about 46 miles per hour) “before sending it beneath the waves where it performed like a regular UUV,” or unmanned underwater vehicle.

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The World of 2020 According to DARPA

March 26, 2015 - via DARPA The Upward Falling Payloads program seeks to put robot pods on the ocean floor and then allowing them to lie in wait for years until, triggered by either an event or a command, they wake from their deathly sleep and rise to the surface to release their payloads.

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Kraken Sonar Delivers Deep-Sea Sonar System to Fraunhofer Institute

March 25, 2015 - via Kraken Kraken's 6000m AquaPix(R) Sonar to Be Integrated Into Fraunhofer IOSB's DeDAvE Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Program

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ATI April - May Acoustics & Sonar courses

March 24, 2015 - via Applied Technology Institute April - May Acoustics & Sonar courses

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2015 Marine Technology Society (MTS) student scholarship program

March 24, 2015 - via Marine Technology Society Applications must be postmarked no later than April 20, 2015.

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