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Navy, Electric Boat Test Tube-Launched Underwater Vehicle

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Navy, Electric Boat Test Tube-Launched Underwater Vehicle

Postby Tom Dougherty » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:22 pm

Groton, Conn. – The Navy and General Dynamics Electric Boat are testing a prototype of a system that would allow the launch and recovery of unmanned underwater vehicles and other payloads from the missile tube of a cruise missile submarine.

Called the Universal Launch and Recovery Module, the system houses, launches and recovers an underwater vehicle, a Lockheed-built 10,000-pound prototype vehicle called Marlin, from the submarine’s missile tube. The system is showing promise in early testing and is slated to go sea aboard a guided missile, nuclear powered submarine (SSGN) next year, Electric Boat officials said.

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Re: Navy, Electric Boat Test Tube-Launched Underwater Vehicle

Postby ssn705 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:47 am

This and Providence's UAV launch a few months back...interesting time to be a submariner...wait, it is always an interesting time to be a submariner.


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