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Navy Receives First Knifefish Undersea Vehicle From General Dynamics

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General Dynamics' mission systems business has handed over the U.S. Navy's first Knifefish unmanned underwater vehicle for surface mine countermeasure operations as part of a $44.6 million contract modification awarded in 2019. The Knifefish medium-class mine countermeasure platform is based on the Bluefin-21 undersea vehicle and can launch from a littoral combat ship to function as an off-board sensor across minefields, the company said Thursday.

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Navy, General Dynamics Conclude Sea Acceptance Trials of Mine Countermeasure UUV

Navy, General Dynamics Conclude Sea Acceptance Trials of Mine Countermeasure UUV - top government contractors - best government contracting event

General Dynamics has completed sea acceptance tests of a surface mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle the company developed for the U.S. Navy. The Knifefish UUV was tested across operational MCM scenarios that took place in  simulated mine fields off Boston’s coast, General Dynamics said Monday. Carlo Zaffanella, vice president and general manager of maritime and …

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General Dynamics, Navy Put Surface Mine Countermeasure UUV Through At-Sea Test

General Dynamics, Navy Put Surface Mine Countermeasure UUV Through At-Sea Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Navy and General Dynamics‘ mission systems unit have evaluated a company-built autonomous surface mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle during a series of tests held off the coast of Boston. General Dynamics said Monday the tests aimed to determine if the Knifefish UUV could detect and classify mines that pose potential threats to naval vessels …

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General Dynamics Demos Bluefin-21, Bluefin SandShark Underwater Drones at Navy Tech Exercise

General Dynamics Demos Bluefin-21, Bluefin SandShark Underwater Drones at Navy Tech Exercise - top government contractors - best government contracting event

General Dynamics' mission systems business unit demonstrated its autonomous underwater vehicles at the U.S. Navy's Annual Naval Technology Exercises held in August at the service branch's Narragansett Bay test facility in Newport, Rhode Island. The company said Friday a Bluefin-21 AUV deployed two Bluefin SandShark micro-AUVs to perform target imagery transmission and …

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