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.