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Sea Scout configuration

Platform: Sea Scout
Manufacturer: QinetiQ North America


Sea Scout™ is a general purpose UUV that deploys from a standard A-size sonobuoy launch container. Its compact, lightweight design also makes it suitable for alternate launch and recovery modes, such as hand launch from a small boat or aircraft. This innovative design eliminates the need for expensive and time-consuming support logistics.

Sea Scout’s size conforms to the A-size sonobuoy form factor (4.875” diameter by 36” length). When in the stowed condition, the whip antennas are bundled together with the parachute assembly to conserve length. Upon water entry, the parachute assembly is jettisoned and the antennas deploy upright, ready for use.

Sea Scout’s propulsion and control assembly is built around a seawater flooded motor with high power handling capability for a top speed in excess of 15 kts and high efficiency at typical cruise speeds. Three independently actuated
control planes provide control authority in the yaw, pitch and roll degrees of freedom for superior platform stability in operation.

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Sea Scout Download PDF
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 0.91m x 0.12m x 0.12m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 0.91m x 0.12m x 0.12m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: Information not available
  • Maximum Depth: 200.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): 8 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Anti-Submarine Warfare
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Mine Countermeasures

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 0.00
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 7.71

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Airbag Launch Tube

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