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UDT Asia: Japan ponders long-range AUV

18th January 2017 - 10:54 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Singapore

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Japan is researching the creation of a future AUV for seafloor exploration, including under-the-ice operations in the Arctic, attendees at UDT Asia in Singapore learned on 17 January.

Dr Hiroshi Yoshida, director of the marine technology department at the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology (JAMSTEC), is leading the development effort even though it has stalled somewhat due to a shortage of funds.

The ultimate aim is to produce a Long-Range Cruising Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (LCAUV) possessing a 3,000km range, diving depth of 6,000m and endurance of 600 hours. As well as exploration under Arctic ice, the fully autonomous

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