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MADEX 2019: Hanwha Defense showcases new UUV for ASW operations

28 October 2019
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Hanwha’s ASWUUV development was revealed at MADEX 2019 in Busan. Source: Manash Pratim Boruah

South Korean company Hanwha Defense has unveiled a new unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) that is designed specifically for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations.

The unmanned platform, named ASWUUV, was shown in public for the first time during MADEX 2019 exhibition held at Busan in late October.

The ASWUUV has been under development by the Korean Ministry of National Defense (MND)'s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) since 2017. Work is expected to be completed by 2022, with trials scheduled in 2021.

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