NEWPORT, R.I., 12 May 2014. Unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) experts at OceanServer Technology Inc. in Fall River, Mass., will refurbish one of the company's Iver2 UUVs for researchers at the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, R.I.
NUWC officials announced a plan last Thursday to contract with OceanServer to refurbish and upgrade a NUWC-owned Iver2. The value of the upcoming contract has yet to be negotiated.
The OceanServer Iver2 UUV is a commercially developed family of low-cost UUVs for sensor development, general survey work, subsurface security, research, and environmental monitoring.
The Iver2 UUV is the only commercially available platform that is single-man portable for launch and recovery from small boats without supporting equipment, Navy officials say. The UUV has suitable sensors and controller capabilities for NUWC research work.