Navy Wants New Underwater Surveillance Drone for Ocean Research, Fleet Support

Navy Wants New Underwater Surveillance Drone for Ocean Research, Fleet Support
littoral battlespace sensing-glider

The U.S. Navy has released a request for proposals for autonomous glider technologies that could support the service branch's oceanographic survey and anti-submarine warfare missions, Defense News reported Wednesday.

The Navy intends to update its Littoral Battlespace Sensing Glider with a drone that can provide data on water conditions and conduct 90-day assessments of undersea environments where adversary submarines could operate.

LBS-G's replacement must have the capacity to reach 657 feet of depth, rapidly obtain samples and transmit data through satellite communications or line-of-sight datalinks, according to the RFP obtained by the publication.

The glider drone, which is manufactured by a Teledyne Technologies subsidiary, is intended to operate with the Navy's ocean surveillance vessels for fleet maneuvers and ocean research.

Teledyne Brown Engineering has delivered over 180 LBS-Gs to date.

The Navy will accept responses to the solicitation through March 8.

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