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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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DARPA wants to plumb the depths of an underwater Internet

April 22, 2015 - via DARPA DARPA is hoping to develop an underwater Internet that would allow submerged manned and unmanned systems to operate together just like they do on the surface and in the air—and communicate with airborne systems as well.

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KUTI Delivers First Vehicle with RSI Turbulence Sensor

April 22, 2015 - via Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc This new Seaglider with the RSI sensor will allow us to map ocean turbulence and mixing rates over much wider areas than possible with a traditional microstructure profiler

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Unmanned and autonomous – deep in the ocean and swarming in the air

April 16, 2015 - via Office of Naval Research The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) unveiled some of the most advanced unmanned and autonomous systems developed today, that could introduce new concepts of warfare in the years to come. the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle-Innovative Naval Prototype (LDUUV-INP), swarms of mini-drones, laser weapons designed to shoot such drones out of the sky, or ghost ships that can loiter at sea for months, are only few of the promising capabilities the Navy is planning for future operations.

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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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Coral Research Cruises Continue in Remote Australian Waters

April 13, 2015 - via Schmidt Ocean Institute This past cruise was a first of its kind study, using coordinated groups of seven different underwater robotic vehicles.

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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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Submarines: U.S. Navy Plans For China

April 12, 2015 - via The Strategy Page One tactic involves U.S. nuclear subs carrying a dozen or more torpedo sized UUVs (unmanned underwater vehicle) to be launched from torpedo tubes (and sometimes recovered for reuse as well) to perform electronic warfare (mostly jamming) and reconnaissance (electronic and the more conventional forms).

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