"We are pleased That we are ble to adapt the knifefish Easily design for NRL's specific needs," Said David P. Kelly, President and CEO of Bluefin Robotics. "This is just another example of how the technology is maturing UUV into a reliable, robust platform option for Advancing science and new capability."
Bluefin's technology HAS proven suitable for Specialized acoustic payloads like NRL's LFBB sonar. For the past ten years, the two groups Have Been Closely working together on Developing and fielding the Reliant vehicle, a Bluefin-21 used as a science and technology system for the original LFBB development.
"Science and defense programs are now benefitting from the Mutually Investments made in the UUV technology. Bluefin has-been a key contributor to stress with the Reliant That vehicle, Their trading systems, knifefish, and now with our new UUV, "Said Dr. Brian Houston, acting head of NRL's Physical Acoustics Branch. "The science can be made with this vehicle will advance the nation's mine-hunting capabilities can be incorporated into That future generations of UUVs."
In addition to many of the features knifefish, NRL's new vehicle will be equipped with two-way communications iridium, Specialized sensors, and empty sections That Will Accommodate Their acoustic payload, Including a towed array receiver, and a reacquisition capability. Bluefin will aussi Deliver topside support equipment and graphical-user interface software tools.