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US UUV/AUV Projects (Unmanned/autonomous underwater vehicle)

bobbymike

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Sorry it's a UUV

https://news.usni.org/2017/04/04/navy-splits-lduuv-into-rapid-acquisition-program-at-peo-lcs-rd-effort-at-onr
 

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https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/06/biggest-us-shipbuilder-working-with-boeing-on-large-unmanned-underwater-drones.html
 

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http://seapowermagazine.org/stories/20170818-C2.html
 

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2017/09/15/robot-submarines-could-soon-be-used-to-spy-on-americas-enemies/
 

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https://news.usni.org/2017/09/21/navy-racing-test-field-unmanned-maritime-vehicles-future-ships
 

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https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/11/new-underwater-and-aerial-drones-sensors-small-satellites-mean-exposed-stealth-planes-and-submarines.html
 

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https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2018/05/us-military-funding-giant-transformer-robot-sub/147898/?oref=defenseone_today_nl

DENVER, Colorado — Want to de-mine a patch of ocean floor in hostile waters, deposit classified payloads off an enemy coast, shut off a broken oil valve, or just fight krakens? Texas-based startup Houston Mechatronics on Tuesday unveiled a giant, transforming robotic submarine, partially backed by the Defense Department, for deep-sea precision missions.

The Aquanaut unmanned underwater vehicle, or UUV, can chug beneath the ocean’s surface for hundreds of kilometers and then transform into a vaguely insect-like robot to perform delicate operations in the watery depths. Its biggest backers are players in the oil and gas exploration like Transocean, which are looking to better maintain oil rigs, offshore equipment, and help with operations. Houston Mechatronics co-founder and chief technical officer Nicholas Radford said the robots might would travel from site to site, like a frog swimming from one lily pad to another without ever having to be pulled out of the water. “‘We intend to blanket the Gulf of Mexico,” he said.
 

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Manganese nodules. Just sayin’.
 

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https://news.usni.org/2018/06/05/navys-knifefish-unmanned-mine-hunter-passes-key-test

The Navy’s Knifefish unmanned undersea vehicle, a key component of the Littoral Combat Ship’s mine-hunting capability, successfully completed sea acceptance testing off the coast of Massachusetts.

The Knifefish, built by General Dynamics and based on the Bluefin Robotics Bluefin-21 deep-water Autonomous Undersea Vehicle, is a self-propelled, untethered vehicle designed to hunt for mines without requiring an LCS or other manned ship to enter a minefield.

By successfully completing the sea acceptance testing, the program now moves to the next phase of development – developmental test and operational assessment – according to General Dynamics.

“These tests prove the Knifefish system can detect, classify and identify undersea mines in high-clutter environments,” Carlo Zaffanella, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Mission Systems, said in a statement.
 

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The first step towards a DEMON-4 i guess, our more literary members might know what i'm referring to:)
 
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