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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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Underwater Energy Transfer to Expand UUV Capability

August 20, 2015 - via NSWC Carderock The ability to use wireless technology to charge UUV batteries while underwater may significantly decrease time between missions, improving overall utility.

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Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market 2015-2020 Report Launched

August 7, 2015 - via Market Reports Market Forcast for unmanned underwater vehicles 2015-2020

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August 7, 2015 - via Boeing The Seeker’s larger size allows it to run for twice as long and go twice as far as its predecessor. Boeing’s used the extra interior cargo space—170 cubic feet, compared to 25 in the Ranger—to increase payload capacity, and packed it with enough silver-zinc batteries to keep it running for days on end. At a typical speed of 3.5 mph, it’s got enough life to travel 265 miles without recharging. And it fits inside a standard 40-foot shipping container— important for moving it quickly and safely around the world.

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Students Race Robot Submarines in ‘Back to the Future’-Themed Competition

August 5, 2015 - via Office of Naval Research San Diego State University took this year’s top prize of $6,000. National University of Singapore won second prize and $4,000; Maritime State University placed third for $3,000; earning $1,000 each were California Institute of Technology, University of Arizona, Far Eastern Federal University and Amador Valley High School, which placed fourth to seventh, respectively.

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Navy leaders: Future rides on unmanned systems

August 5, 2015 - via US Navy Science and technology development are key to minimizing critical gaps for future naval operations, specifically in the unmanned domain.

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Kraken and Tritech Launch Correlation Velocity Log

August 4, 2015 - via Kraken Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Tritech will sell the Kraken-developed CVL, AquaTrak(TM), under the Tritech name and branding, through their international network.

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US Navy submarine successfully launches and recovers underwater drone

August 1, 2015 - via US Navy The underwater drone was launched from a dry deck shelter – a removable module that can be attached to a submarine – which makes entering and exiting a sub easier when the boat is submerged.

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Scots underwater robots help tackle climate change

July 31, 2015 - via Scottish Association for Marine Science The Scottish Marine Robotics Facility is a lot more than just toys for scientists, it’s really about the new understanding that our scientists will generate”

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