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Basic Dynamics releases video of Bluefin-9 underwater drone sea trials with the Royal Navy

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U.S. aerospace and protection firm Basic Dynamics Corp has launched a video of Bluefin-9 underwater drone sea trials with the Royal Navy.

Video posted to Youtube by Basic Dynamics appeared to point out the Royal Navy’s Maritime Autonomous Techniques (MAS) Trials Growth Unit demonstrates the Basic Dynamics Bluefin-9 autonomous unmanned underwater automobile (UUV).

The MAS Trial Crew is liable for conducting coaching and trials on all future autonomous programs for the Royal Navy. Through the trails, the 2 man-portable Bluefin-9 carried out nicely in harsh sea situations and the info was sharp and clear.

The Bluefin-9 options tightly built-in business off-the-shelf sensors that ship best-in-class imagery and acquire bathymetric and environmental information, together with information on water currents, temperature, salinity and turbidity. Designed for detailed hydrographic surveys, the Bluefin-9 is outfitted with Sonardyne Solstice Multi-Aperture Sonar (MAS) that gives high-resolution imagery even in littoral waters.

The Bluefin-9 can also be geared up with Nortek Doppler Velocity Logs (DVLs) that acquire data on water currents as much as 30 meters.