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Sea Maverick configuration

Platform: Sea Maverick
Manufacturer: Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory


The Sea Maverick UUV is another PSU ARL project. The Sea Maverick is larger and faster than the Sea Stalker – 48-inch diameter with a top speed approaching 15 knots while submerged. This increase in size changes the functionality completely as it is no longer able to be launched via a submarine DDS, therefore requiring a support ship, like LCS, or a complex redesign for a SSGN D5 missile tube launch. In September of 2009 the Sea Maverick UUV completed operational testing with the Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South off the coast of Key West, Florida. The UUV was deployed using the NAWC 38 Ranger class support ship operated by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and maintained mission support communications via satellite with JIATF South (United States Southern Command, 2009). The reports of the system performance show that it was a successful test and the operators have high hopes for the future of the Sea Maverick system.

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Sea Maverick
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 9.14m x 1.22m x 1.50m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 9.14m x 1.22m x 1.22m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: Information not available
  • Maximum Depth: 1,000.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: Yes
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): Information not available
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 2.57
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 7.60

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Crane
  • Ramp

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