Underwater Unmanned Vehicles (UUV)

Typically torpedo-shaped vessels, UUVs are equipped with a variety of sensors suitable for surveillance and oceanographic monitoring. UUVs have a pre-programmed search pattern and cannot be operated remotely. Very useful for collecting data on vessels suspected of illegal activity, UUVs are expensive platforms and run the risk of becoming entangled in natural habitats, fishing gear, or industrial complexes like oil rigs. Gliders are a type of UUVs that are distinct in that they do not rely on a propeller for propulsion but rather on buoyancy variation. They often have more endurance than most UUVs, but operators have less precision of movement or control in high currents.

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The Bluefin-9 is a tiny, yet powerful underwater unmanned vehicle that is ideal for tactical operations.

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Echo Voyager

The Echo Voyager is a beast of an unmanned system at 51-feet long with survival at sea for up to six months.The system is scheduled for release by Boeing in early 2016 and is currently undergoing testing.

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Hydroswarm’s Evie, which stands for Ellipsoidal Vehicle for Inspections and Exploration, is a small, round underwater unmanned system that uses jet propulsion to travel underwater.

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The SeaExplorer is a rechargeable glider designed primarily for oceanographic exploration. A product of a collaboration between French company ACSA and several French oceanographic institutes, the SeaExplorer surfaces intermittently through up to two months-long deployments to send data and receive new mission commands via satellite.

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The Seaglider™ is an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed to withstand long data collection missions that can span up to 4,600 km.

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Trident is a tethered underwater drone that provides underwater imaging useful for mapping the ocean floor and providing visual access to hard-to-reach places.

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