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


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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Navy to Invest Up to $1.43 Billion to Support Unmanned Mine Countermeasures Vehicles

July 22, 2015 - via US Navy Seven contractors were awarded three-year contracts, with two one-year options, for a range of engineering work: design, fabrication, installation, test and evaluation, fielding, maintenance, training and more for both hardware and software of existing and future systems

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Navy Names First Director of Unmanned Weapon Systems

June 29, 2015 - via US Navy Rear Adm. Robert P. Girrier will be assigned as director, unmanned weapons systems, N99, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

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On This Sea Cruise, Drones Train to Be the Underwater Explorers of the Future

May 22, 2015 - via Australian Centre for Field
 Robotics Unmanned ocean robots can go where humans cannot. But first they gotta learn to work together.

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The 7-11 For Robot Subs: Underwater Plug And Stay Hubs

May 21, 2015 - via Office of Naval Research Forward-Deployed Energy & Communications Outpost (FDECO) allows unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to dock, recharge, upload data and download new orders, and then be on their way.

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Local researchers send underwater robots to assist in response to Santa Barbara oil spill

May 20, 2015 - via Scripps Institute of Oceanography The one near Santa Barbara owns a critical mission. "Our goal is to help," said researcher Dan Rudnick. "All of our data right now is being fed real time into these models."

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Unmanned vehicles loom large at Japan naval tech expo

May 15, 2015 - via Maritime Systems and Technology Asia Defense firms, all from countries on good terms with both the United States and Japan, pitched their latest technology on the exhibition floor of the three-day MAST (Maritime Systems and Technology) Asia conference to a wide audience of government and navy officials.

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AUVs: Getting Defensive

May 14, 2015 - via Kongsberg Maritime The defense community is ahead of the commercial market with regard to processing real-time high resolution data in-mission and making the vehicle respond to it.” Richard Mills, Kongsberg Maritime

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Navy Will Take 'Asymmetric' Approaches in Undersea Warfare

May 14, 2015 - via U S Navy The Navy is looking to use the 100-mile torpedoes in conjunction with unmanned aerial systems that are launched off the ship to do reconnaissance.

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