C4iSR: Maritime

Swedish, US forces research the effects of ice on underwater sound

24 July 2019

The US Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) and Swedish military researchers are gearing up for another trial during the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 to study how ice affects sound underwater.

The upcoming tests will build on testing done on such effects by NAVWAR, the Swedish Defense Research Agency, and the Swedish Coast Guard in March in Lulea, Sweden.

The testing and research is part of a joint Swedish-US programme that includes personnel from the NAVWAR Reserve Program (NWRP) and Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific) Unmanned Maritime Vehicle (UMV) Lab. Through that programme, NWRP is meant to provide essential UMV expertise and end-user feedback during national and international exercises to inform new and emerging underwater technologies.

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