Search for MH370: AUV May Complete Mission Next Week

Alan Levin, Edward Johnson and Nichola Saminather April 19 (Bloomberg) -- An unmanned submarine on its seventh dive for the missing Flight MH370 may complete its mission in the southern Indian Ocean within a week, said the Australian agency conducting the search. The Bluefin-21 is combing an area within a 10-kilometer (6- mile) radius of a black-box signal detected on … [Read more...]

AUV Aborts Subsea Search for Flight MH370

April 15 (Bloomberg) -- A submarine scouring the floor of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian jet had to abort its maiden voyage after descending too deep, providing investigators with less than half the data the equipment was meant to capture. The Bluefin-21, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), was forced back to the surface by a built-in safety feature after … [Read more...]

US Department of Defense Gets a New Toy to Explore the Ocean

Hydroid, Inc. a Kongsberg Maritime subsidiary, announced today that they had delivered a new deep-diving Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) for use by the US Navy. The REMUS 6000 AUV, as it's name suggests, is capable of diving to depths of up to 6,000 meters and was designed under a cooperative program involving the … [Read more...]

Remote-Control Craft Expand Anti-Piracy Operations

Pictured: U.S. Navy Fire Scout Helicopter Remote-control helicopters that can spy on targets and mark them for attack are expanding the U.S. military's offensive capabilities on a range of battlefields without exposing Americans to greater casualties. Whether pinpointing enemies, hunting pirates or tracking drug smugglers, the multipurpose craft are at the vanguard of the … [Read more...]

Subsea 7’s Completes First Commercially Available Autonomous Inspection Vehicle

Subsea 7 announced today announced that it has completed the design and build of the first commercially available Autonomous Inspection Vehicle (AIV), a technology intended for remote inspection and intervention of subsea structures such as manifolds, wellheads and risers.  Designed in partner ship with the Scottish-based robotics software developer Seebyte, the AIV is the … [Read more...]