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

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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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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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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 U.S. Navy released a request for proposals for the design, development, test, and production of the Medium Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (MUUV)

 

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Actually a story about a $22 Billion ship wreck discovery. The jackpot comes in the form of the Spanish galleon San Jose which sunk with 11 million gold coins along with jewelry and silver. The ship is located in Columbian waters but because it was a Spanish ship, Spain is making a claim along with a private company.

Just as a side note, at current $1950/oz prices for gold, this amounts to a pile of about 30 gold bars on each side and weighing about 700,000 lbs. A bar of gold is about 28 lbs and 7 inch by 3.6 inch by 1.75 inch.


 

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