South Korean company Hanwha Systems has unveiled a model of a large-displacement unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) dedicated to anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations.
The UUV, which was displayed at the 22-25 October International Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition 2019 (MADEX 2019) in Busan, will operate as part of a larger surveillance network of sensors deployed from harbour facilities, unmanned buoys, surface vessels (manned and unmanned), and UUVs.
Called the Anti-Submarine Warfare Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (ASWUUV), the platform, which is still under development, will be powered by fuel-cell system and fitted with two GPS antennas and several sonar systems, including a forward-looking and two flank-array sonars, according to Hanwha Systems.
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