Boeing, HII team for extra large UUVs
Boeing and Huntington Ingalls Industries have teamed up to design and build an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) in support of the US Navy’s Extra Large UUV programme, Boeing announced on 8 June.
Boeing is currently testing its new Echo Voyager UUV off the Southern California coast. The 51ft long multi-mission UUV is designed with a modular payload bay of up to 34ft and is autonomous, eliminating the need of a support vessel for launch or recovery. The UUV will be capable of operating at sea for months before returning to port.
Darryl Davis, president, Boeing Phantom Works, said: 'This partnership provides the navy a cost-effective, low-risk path to meet the emergent needs that prompted the navy’s Advanced Undersea Prototyping programme.
'We are combining Boeing’s preeminent UUV maritime engineering team with our nation’s leading shipbuilder and navy technical services company to get operational vehicles to the navy years ahead of the standard acquisition process.'
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