The US Navy (USN) has awarded Aquabotix a contract for an unexploded ordnance detection system that will enable the USN to both find and neutralise underwater threats.
The navy will eventually incorporate the capability into Aquabotix’s SwarmDiver, micro unmanned surface vessel (USV) or other unmanned underwater vessels (UUVs), manufactured by the company, providing the navy with an affordable technology to support unexploded ordnance detection missions.
The USD78,000 contract with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) will provide a recoverable system at a ‘disposables’ price point, according to Aquabotix.
Additionally, Aquabotix’s UUVs are capable of taking readings at multiple locations simultaneously, enabling the navy and allied partners to detect, locate, and neutralise unexploded ordnance, the company said in a statement.
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