The Bluefin-12D is a modular autonomous underwater vehicle with flexibility that allows for swappable payloads. Not only can it dive deeper, but it has greater energy and payload capacity than its shallower counterpart. The Bluefin-12D is a combination of immense capability and efficient packaging customizable for a variety of applications.
FREE-FLOODED MODULARITY – The vehicle design includes swappable payload sections and battery modules for in-field mission reconfiguration. Subsystems can be quickly accessed for rapid turnaround between missions and also allow for in-field maintenance, accelerating operational tempo.
VERSATILITY & SCALABILITY – Standard building blocks enable a variety of configurations without having to design from scratch. The Bluefin-12D can accommodate new payloads and enhanced energy sections – evolving with expanding requirements or changing applications. It can also be delivered with an empty payload section and a standard payload interface for customer payload integration.
ACCURATE NAVIGATION – The Bluefin-12D uses an INS to provide the best possible navigation accuracy. Dead reckoning drift is typically less than 0.1% of distance traveled, yielding higher quality data. USBL aiding further improves navigation accuracy.
EASE OF USE – An intuitive software package enables quick and easy planning and monitoring of missions and rapid post-mission processing and display, and is capable of exporting data to third-party software.