Tuesday, April 17, 2012

US Navy’s New Drone Is A Mine Hunter

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US Navy’s New Drone Hunts Mines Wherever They Hide -- Gizmodo

The US Navy is building a fleet of mine-hunting ships that investigators say aren’t all that hot at finding mines. So in the coming years, those ships are going to get drone supplements to dive deep below the sea to spot the underwater weapons. Think of ‘em as pairs of robotic glasses.

This is a scale model of the Navy’s newest drone sub, called the Knifefish. Manufactured by General Dynamics, the Navy unveiled it for the first time on Monday at its annual Sea Air Space convention just outside Washington DC.

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More News On The US Navy's Newest Drone

U.S. Navy and General Dynamics Unveil Model of Minehunting, Heavyweight UUV -- Defpro
General Dynamics and U.S. Navy introduce model of unmanned, minehunting, undersea vehicle -- Military & Aerospace
Navy Will Give Nearsighted Minehunter Robotic Glasses -- Danger Room
Navy unveils unmanned undersea mine hunter for the littoral combat ship -- al.com
Meet the Navy’s Knifefish Mine-Hunting Robot -- Defense Tech

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