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Manta Test Vehicle configuration

Platform: Manta
Manufacturer: Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport


Manta Test Vehicle (MTV)

The Manta Test Vehicle (MTV) evolved from the need for a larger payload and energy capacity. NUWC Division Newport designed the vehicle to be a test platform for innovative UUV concepts of the future. It built on the technology developed for the NUWC 21-inch UUV, capitalizing on the use of heavyweight torpedo hull sections grouped together to provide larger capacity payload, energy and propulsion sections. Its futuristic design incorporates a custom fiber-reinforced plastic outer hull.

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Manta
  • Body Type: Oblate
  • Size (LxWxH): 10.44m x 4.72m x 1.80m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 10.44m x 2.44m x 0.90m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 14,060.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 243.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: Yes
  • Endurance (nominal load): 4 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Vehicle Research

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 2.32
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 5.14

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Crane