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  • Defence Notes

    Challenges and opportunities abound for US in autonomy research

    19th April 2022

    DARPA continues to explore the potential of uncrewed platforms across the air, land and sea domains — although industry, academia and government agree that challenges must still be overcome.

  • Naval Warfare

    Anduril acquisition reflects growing interest in AUVs

    3rd February 2022

    The AUV space is seen as a growing sector with deterring and defeating near-peer competitors requiring undersea capabilities.

  • Naval Warfare

    DARPA awards contracts for Phase 2 of Manta Ray programme

    27th December 2021

    Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation and Martin Defense Group were selected to build and test Manta Ray unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). The companies are each developing unique full-scale demonstration systems.

  • Naval Warfare

    DARPA taps Lockheed to design new large UUV

    9th March 2020

    DARPA has approached Lockheed Martin to design an extra-large UUV powered by innovative energy management techniques, as part of the Manta Ray project, which aims …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Sea-Air-Space 2018: Riptide to test compact UUV for DARPA

    9th April 2018

    Riptide Autonomous Solutions will begin sea testing a new version of its deep rated UUV as part of a DARPA phase II Small Business Innovation …

  • Military Logistics

    DARPA grapples with UUV logistical challenges

    2nd November 2017

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is eyeing ways to mitigate logistical challenges associated with sustaining, deploying and repairing unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    DARPA UUV undergoes deep sea testing

    5th April 2013

    A new specialised unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) developed under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) project has successfully completed deep-water testing by Bluefin Robotics. …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Northrop Grumman awarded unmanned surface vessel contract from DARPA

    6th January 2011

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned …

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Sea: sonar systems


    The Klein UUV-3500 side-scan sonar family is composed of the mid-depth (3000m) high-resolution, low-power, dual-frequency and the deep (6000m) variant which is a higher power ...

  • Military - UUVs

    D19 UUV

    Naval Group's family of D19 drones are AUVs designated to perform varying identification, surveillance, EW, mobile target, minelaying and MCM tasks. The D19 underwater drones ...

  • Sea: procedural training

    UUV Training Simulator

    The Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Training Simulator teaches users how to operate and control a UUV, specifically with reference to mine hunting. The UUV is ...

  • Military - UUVs


    The Bluefin-21 UUV is being developed for the Surface Mine Countermeasure UUV (SMCM UUV) programme to equip the USN’s Littoral Combat Ships. 

  • Sea: procedural training

    2 Sigma Digital Tutor

    A Digital Tutor that is designed to outperform schoolhouse instructors, bringing CTC training to a broad spectrum of sailors. Specifications include improving student outcomes for ...

  • Major networking projects


    The Compartmented High Assurance Information Network (CHAIN) is described as a robust architecture that improves interoperability of IT systems among the military services and security ...

  • Riptide Mk II

    At Oceanology International 2018, Riptide Autonomous Solutions presented its second-generation micro-UUV – the Mk II. The Riptide Mk II UUV has a maximum speed of ...

  • Military - UUVs

    Echo Voyager

    In March 2016, Boeing Defense, Space & Security introduced the Echo Voyager UUV. It is a 51ft (15.5m) long vehicle that can operate autonomously for ...

  • Military - UUVs


    Proteus is a dual-mode UUV capable of operation in either manned or autonomous modes. Primary missions are MCM, sensor development and vehicle research. 

  • Military - UUVs

    Phantom T5

    The Phantom T5 UUV was introduced in 2016. The ROV incorporates many of the old Phantom characteristics in a smaller system, with vectored thrusters added. 

  • Data links


    The QUINT Networking Technology (QNT) programme is intended to develop robust, affordable, miniature networked data link technologies suitable for use on weapons and by tactical ...

  • Military - UUVs

    Talisman M

    The Talisman UUV family is designed to provide flexibility for inshore MCM and harbour surveillance. The Talisman M is a demonstrator system used to support ...

  • Military - UUVs


    The Stingray UUV can be used for missions such as; port and harbour security, hull inspections, dam and tunnel inspections, SAR operations, pipe and cable ...

  • Data links


    The Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) programme is intended to develop, evaluate and demonstrate reconfigurable, affordable, robust, interoperable and evolvable communications technologies to support emerging ...

  • Air: UAS radar

    EchoFlight Airborne Radar

    The Echoflight is a small electronically-scanned UAS radar.  It provides long-range all-weather detection and tracking to allow users to conduct beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) ...