April 24, 2012

Knifefish Used to Detect Underwater Mines

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General Dynamics has developed the Knifefish, a drone submarine that can hunt for mines for the Navy via sonar. At a length of 19 ft. long and a weight of 3,000 lbs., the sub is released by a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS.) It was on display recently at the Navy League's Sea, Air, Space Conference in National Harbor, MD. Due to be in use by 2017, so far the fishbot must return to the LCS to upload any information found.

Via Defense Tech

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at April 24, 2012 11:30 AM
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