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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 AIS Evaluates Underwater Drone Configurations; Thomas Kirchmaier Comments

General Dynamics AIS Evaluates Underwater Drone Configurations; Thomas Kirchmaier Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has evaluated the software and hardware components of an unmanned undersea vehicle the business unit is developing for the U.S. Navy. GDAIS conducted the subsystem configuration tests as part of a risk reduction program for the Knifefish mine-hunting underwater drone, General Dynamics said Tuesday. Thomas …

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General Dynamics Sub Drone to Report Mine Data

The Navy debuted plans Monday for its mine sweeping systems, featuring drone supplements and the capability to swim 16 hours at a time, Wired reports.  The General Dynamics-built Knifefish submarine drones are expected to be ready for deployment in 2015 and will be used to find buried mines.  The 19-foot Knifefish …

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