Sea Platforms

Surface Navy 2017: USN LDUUV to receive multiple mission packages

12 January 2017

Key Points

  • NAVSEA has set out the mission packages for LDUUV
  • Decision was reached by pooling requirements across command forces

The US Navy's (USN's) Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has revealed details of planned mission packages for the large displacement unmanned undersea vehicle (LDUUV) being developed as a government-led effort with the Naval Undersea Warfare Centre (NUWC).

LDUUV is intended to be fitted to accomplish mine warfare tasks including mine countermeasures (MCM); anti-submarine warfare (ASW); anti-surface warfare (ASuW); electronic warfare (EW); intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); and projected operational environment missions.

"That's all the payloads and capabilities that, as technology gets developed, it will have.

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