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Anduril to use Dive-LD AUV in undersea infrastructure mission

7th April 2023 - 11:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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A Dive-LD AUV. (Photo: Anduril)

The defence disruptor sees autonomous vehicles playing a pivotal role in the defence of undersea critical national infrastructure.

Following announcement of a partnership with the US National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) to autonomously inspect undersea power infrastructure, defence disruptor Anduril has told Shephard autonomous vehicles could play a crucial role in the defence of undersea critical national infrastructure.

Under the partnership, Anduril will use its Dive-LD AUV to inspect a power export cable from Block Island to Point Judith, Rhode Island, by the end of 2023.

The Dive-LD is a modular AUV that can carry systems for bathymetric and geophysical surveys, oceanographic sensing, undersea battlespace, mine countermeasures, anti-submarine warfare (ASW), seabed mapping and monitoring of

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Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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