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Defense Dept: China Gives Back Underwater Drone

The U.S. Navy has retrieved an unmanned underwater vehicle that Chinese forces seized Thursday in international waters near Subic Bay. The Defense Department said Monday China’s navy returned the Ocean Glider UUV to USS Mustin near the area where the vehicle was seized while performing routine operations. DoD added the UUV is a …

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DoD IG: Navy Should Reevaluate or Cancel Surface Mine Countermeasure UUV Program

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has recommended the U.S. Navy assess whether to continue or cancel the development of the Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle. DoD IG said Tuesday the requirements developers of Knifefish and the Littoral Combat Ship program — Expeditionary Warfare Division N95 and Surface Warfare Division N96, …

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Navy Leaders Seek More Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. William Merz, head of the Defense Department‘s submarine warfare office, and other branch officials are looking to add more unmanned vehicles into the country’s undersea force, Navy Times reported Thursday. David Larter writes autonomous drone developers have faced challenges in the collection of data from unmanned underwater vehicle …

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Navy Sailors Destroy Training Mine in UUV Demo

U.S. Navy sailors onboard the USS Sentry mine-countermeasures ship destroyed a training mine with live explosives attached to an unmanned underwater vehicle during an exercise conducted April 14. The Navy said Monday that the sailors piloted the SLQ-60 SeaFox UUV to probe and neutralize mine-like objects with the use of the …

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DARPA Seeks Unmanned Delivery Ship for UAVs, UUVs

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to develop an unmanned vehicle system to deploy unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles during military operations, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday. John Keller writes DARPA is scheduled to meet with industry on Aug. 5 at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics …

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