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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

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

AutoNaut USV

AutoNaut is wave propelled and performs equally well on all headings, and has long endurance.
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Qianlong-1

The vehicle, can travel to a depth of 6,000 meters, is tasked to explore the seabed and collect hydrological data. It is about 4.6 meters long, 1,500 kg in weight and 0.8 meters in diameter. Read the article

The vehicle, which is a robot that can travel to a depth of 6,000 meters, is tasked to explore the seabed and collect hydrological data. It is about 4.6 meters long, 1,500 kg in weight and 0.8 meters in diameter. - See more at: http://auvac.org/community-information/community-news/view/2233#sthash.AnxF8d9p.dpuf

Ocean Aero Submaran

The “Submaran”, a new class of Unmanned Underwater, Surface Vessel (UUSV), takes the best of both of surface and subsurface vessels and combines them into a completely new, transformable, self-propelling body, capable of missions in extreme conditions. Read More

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As Technology Matures, New Roles Emerge for Underwater Drones

August 15, 2014 - via National Defense Key areas in the development of the LDUUV include greater autonomy and the creation of efficient fuel cells that will facilitate long-term submersion. Better reliability is another goal of the program. When you are out on an autonomous vehicle, even minor things can be a complete showstopper.

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Development Squadron 5 Receives First Unmanned Undersea Vehicle


August 28, 2014 - via US Navy LTV 38 was originally developed for the Sea Stalker program. The vehicle is 27-feet in length and 38-inches in diameter, and was originally assembled in 2008 by Penn State University's UUV land-based test facility in State College, Penn.

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Unmanned Systems Experts Convene to Discuss Challenges, Chaos and Opportunities at Navy's "High-Value" Technical Exchange

August 28, 2014 - via NSWC Dahlgren "Integrating unmanned systems into the Fleet has always been the biggest challenge. Technology hurdles can be overcome, but true unmanned systems integration requires us to alter our entire approach to warfighting to obtain the maximum benefit from the new capabilities".

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