The Bluefin-12 UUV is designed around a modular mechanical and electrical architecture built into a rugged and lightweight free-flooding structure. There are three distinct and very important advantages to Bluefin’s modular, free-flooded approach. First, it facilitates the addition of new features and capabilities into the AUV platform. The entire payload section of the Bluefin-12 can be swapped on-deck in under and hour.
Bluefin’s modular architecture improves operational availability and reliability. Our reliance on self-contained modular subsystems connected by underwater cabling allows any individual module to be swapped on deck in a matter of minutes.