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Razor platform

Manufacturer: Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport


RAZOR Multi-Mission Expeditionary Autonomous Unmanned Undewater Vehicle

The razor is designed to support a variety of Harbor Defence Missions. Razor can be operated autonomously or controlled by an operator, via a secure wireless link or over a fiber optic tether.

Razor comes equipped with a 30-inch mast that includes a camera, GPS, radio communications, imaging sonar and subsurface camera. It is designed to protect Navy assets, such as an aircraft carrier. If a threat comes around that carrier, one of these unmanned undersea vehicles will swim out to it and keep its camera locked on it. The vehicle has a couple of payload tubes from which it can deploy non-lethal weapons.

Physical Specs

  • Body Type: Oblate
  • Body Material: ABS
  • Size (LxWxH): 1.68m x 0.76m x 0.28m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 1.68m x 0.76m x 0.28m
  • Maximum Depth: 100.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Beach Survey
  • Coastal Mapping
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Force Protection
  • Harbor and Port Security
  • Hull Inspection
  • Rapid Environmental Assesment
  • Seabed Mapping

Propulsion System

  • DOF: 6
  • Hovering: Yes
  • Buoyancy: No
  • Biomimetic: Yes
  • Thrusters: 2
  • Nominal Speed: 0.00
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 0.00


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