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General Oceans appointed Omer Poroy as CEO of Strategic Robotic Systems, Inc. Image courtesy General Oceans

Poroy named CEO of Strategic Robotic Systems

;During his tenure at General Dynamics Mission Systems, Poroy led enterprise-level strategy and business development initiatives through various campaigns encompassing Undersea Warfare, Maritime Autonomy and Distributed Maritime Operations. Prior to General Dynamics, he held various positions at Bluefin Robotics and Teledyne Technologies.  Poroy received his MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, and holds Ocean Engineering degrees from Florida Institute of Technology

Figure 3.  The author with a 440Wh car battery that floats! (Photo by Brian Hardy, Global Ocean Design)

Lander Lab #5: Lithium Polymer Batteries

protected battery containers that fit side composite, aluminum or titanium cylinders.  Battery options include alkaline, Li-ion, and primary lithium.SubCTech (Kiel, Germany) offers a line of pressure protected Li-Ion batteries for undersea applications.General Dynamics offers the “Bluefin Robotics 1.5 kWh LiPo battery” Conclusion:I haven’t tried charging LiPos under pressure, as one might with a cable-to-shore network, but I suspect they will perform normally.I hope this was helpful and you’ll explore the cool things LiPos can do for you.Other resources, Books&ldquo

Artist’s concept of Manta Ray UUV. Image courtesy DARPA

Back to the Future: Blended Wing Gliders Could Redefine Undersea Warfare

or heavyweight warheads. How might this platform be re-engineered to overcome these limitations and enable a broader range of missions?Enter the blended wing underwater glider.In the early 2000s, the Office of Naval Research, in partnership with Scripps Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, SAIC, Bluefin Robotics, and the applied research labs of Penn State and the University of Texas, Austin, sought to develop a high-endurance underwater glider capable of accommodating large payloads for use in marine mammal observation or ASW hold-at-risk operations. The result was the Liberdade-class blended wing

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XLUUV: If You Build It, They Will Buy

has been air and force protection systems, but earlier this year the company moved into the undersea domain with its acquisition of Dive Technologies, the Quincy, Massachusetts developer of the Dive-LD, a 5.8-meter, 2720 kg large displacement unmanned underwater vehicle (LDUUV). Founded by former Bluefin Robotics engineers, Dive pioneered the use of additive manufacturing (3D printing) to fabricate the LD’s outer hull, as well as its internal components and substructures. With the Dive acquisition, Anduril is now uniquely positioned to offer the RAN a near-term undersea warfare solution by combining

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General Dynamics Mission Systems Opens New UUV Manufacturing Site

Undersea Vehicle (UUV) Manufacturing and Assembly Center of Excellence.The repurposed manufacturing space at General Dynamics Mission Systems’ Taunton facility will provide manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing capabilities for General Dynamics Mission Systems’ Knifefish and Bluefin Robotics UUVs. Knifefish is a medium-class Mine Countermeasure (MCM) UUV that provides enhanced mine-hunting capability by detecting, classifying and identifying both buried mines and mines in high clutter environments. The company’s family of Bluefin Robotics products consists of UUVs and related

Knifefish SMCM program advances to Block 1 with increased capabilities added to all five LRIP systems. (Photo: General Dynamics Mission Systems)

GDMS to Retrofit US Navy's Knifefish UUVs

contractor General Dynamics, is the prime contractor for the Knifefish program. The company designed the tactical UUV using an open architecture concept that can be quickly and efficiently modified to accommodate a wide range of missions. The Knifefish SMCM UUV is based on the General Dynamics Bluefin Robotics Bluefin-21 deep-water autonomous undersea vehicle. The team is currently delivering the initial Block 0 units on the predecessor Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract. The UUVs are designed and developed out of General Dynamics Mission Systems’ Quincy, Massachusetts and McLeansville

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General Dynamics Mission Systems Wins $13.5 Mln Navy UUV Contract

.6 million contract to begin low initial rate production of five Knifefish systems. The company designed the tactical UUV using an open architecture concept that can be quickly and efficiently modified to accommodate a wide range of missions. The Knifefish SMCM UUV is based on the General Dynamics Bluefin Robotics Bluefin-21 deep-water autonomous undersea vehicle

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For the Royal Australian Navy, Technological Leap Starts Small

, you can send out one of the unmanned boats and trigger the mine using the AMAS,” said Troy Stephen who is the Director of the Underwater Systems Business for Thales Australia. “The AMAS is a proven capability used by many navies around the world.”General Dynamics Mission Systems Bluefin Robotics General Dynamics Mission Systems Bluefin Robotics of Quincy, Massachusetts, has delivered both 9-inch and 12-inch diameter Bluefin unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) for the programAccording to Stephen, both the Bluefin-9 and Bluefin-12 vehicles have good endurance, Stephen said, and yet are

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General Dynamics Launches New Bluefin-12

General Dynamics Mission Systems released the new Bluefin-12 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle at Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019.This new vehicle builds upon the proven Bluefin autonomy and uses shared Bluefin Robotics’ core capabilities, increased mission modularity and embedded intelligence to complete users’ long endurance, high-consequence and changing missions.The base Bluefin-12’s extended modularity supports the integration of user-designated sensors and payloads to deliver new mission-critical capabilities.The Bluefin Robotics core autonomy with

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