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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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Fleet of AUVs deployed off UK

September 23, 2016 - via National Oceanography Centre Over 20 organizations are working closely together to share resources and expertise on this deployment. Industry partners providing vehicles and piloting support include Liquid Robotics, Boeing, RS Aqua and Blue Ocean Monitoring, Royal Navy are deploying and recovering the submarine gliders, software experts such as Esri UK, Helyx and SeeByte will help us visualize incoming data, and Plymouth Marine Laboratory and UK Met Office will ensure we have the most up-to-date satellite images and weather forecasts to support mission planning.

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Underwater gliders could improve hurricane predictions

September 22, 2016 - via WHOI/NOAA Over the past several years, NOAA has worked in collaboration with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to develop and deploy the remotely controlled gliders during the hurricane season. They are designed to delve into the heart of a storm where they then feed real-time information via satellite to scientists.

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General Atomics Lithium-Ion Battery Systems Selected for New Navy Submersible

September 22, 2016 - via General Atomics LiFT battery systems are high-energy density solutions for both manned and unmanned underwater vehicles. LiFT’s single cell fault tolerance prevents uncontrolled and catastrophic cascading cell failure. This not only ensures the safety of any on-board personnel, but also ensures systems continue to operate through faults to enable mission completion.

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Osbit supplies dock, garage for Modus AUV

September 19, 2016 - via Orbit The company designed and manufactured a floating launch dock and a sea parking garage to meet Modus’ launch and recovery requirements for the Saab Sabertooth hybrid AUV.

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AUVs to pack-hunt for seabed ore bodies

September 18, 2016 - via ECA After demonstrating the feasibility of using AUVs equipped with magnetometers to locate sulphide deposits, the next step was to develop the concept of AUVs hunting in packs with a pair of specialist partners

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Expert in Robotics dives Deep with Underwater autonomy

September 18, 2016 - via Michigan Technological University The goal is efficient planning and coordination of AUVs to help them stay out longer and prevent unnecessary human intervention that might endanger people, require extra equipment, money or shipping time, or slow down a mission.

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Stealthy underwater comms drone for nuclear subs tested in Russia

September 16, 2016 - via MAKO Fugu is intended to be used as both a sensor platform and a communication relay, which would allow a submerged submarine to communicate via satellite link without surfacing and exposing it to the enemy

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LDUUV News and Analysis

September 15, 2016 - via Multiple US Navy LDUUV, XLUUV activity

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