Unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) are making a big splash with the U.S. Navy, and the brass expects to incorporate even more of the vehicles into its fleet for years to come. “We are seeing an explosion of undersea vehicles,” says Vice Adm. William Burke, deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems. “We are looking at UUVs from RHIBs [rigid-hull inflatable boats], LCS [Littoral Combat Ships], aircraft, helicopters — all sorts of different platforms.” The UUVs are not only ...


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