Publication Date: Nov 2018
General Dynamics Mission Systems has a history of success in the development and delivery of mission-critical solutions for the undersea domain. With Bluefin Robotics’ legacy of design and developmental know-how and General Dynamics’ extensive engineering reach and customer intimacy, a new generation of autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) was created to meet dynamic operational needs in challenging underwater environments. Most notably, General Dynamics is the systems integrator for the U.S. Navy’s Knifefish Surface Mine Counter Measure program of record. A highly advanced derivative of our commercial Bluefin-21 medium-class UUV, Knifefish autonomously searches, detects, classifies, and identifies buried, bottom, and volume mines in high-clutter environments in a single pass.
Developing technologies that set new standards within the marine industry takes time. Once in use, however, a robust new technology often proves superior under several parameters. This is the case of the Danish innovative company Copenhagen Subsea A/S. Founded in 2014, Copenhagen Subsea A/S develops and manufactures four sizes of electrical rim-diven thrusters for the most commonly used subsea vehicles in the marine industry: ROVs, manned submersibles and AUVs. Customers include companies and institutions within both the industrial segment and universities.