Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Media Kit
KEEPING SAILORS OUT OF THE MINEFIELD
The U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command awarded General Dynamics Mission Systems a contract to design and build Knifefish, the Surface Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) system. Knifefish is being developed to be part of the Littoral Combat Ship Mine Warfare mission package. Knifefish is the first heavyweight class mainstream Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) that will lead to production and deployment by forward operating forces. Acting as an off-board sensor while the host ship stays outside the minefield boundaries, Knifefish will reduce risk to Navy personnel, while providing Navy commanders and sailors with enhanced mine-hunting capability to reliably detect and identify undersea mines, mines in high-clutter environments.
Watch as the Royal Navy's Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS) Trials Development Unit demonstrates the General Dynamics Bluefin-9 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). During the trails, the two man-portable Bluefin-9 performed well in harsh sea conditions and the data was sharp and clean.
The USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) crew successfully demonstrated the fully operational Naval Strike Missile (NSM) for the first time. Using the ship’s integrated combat system, the crew launched the powerful anti-ship cruise missile at a decommissioned ship during Exercise Pacific Griffin.
U.S. Navy Selects General Dynamics Mission Systems to Evolve Littoral Combat Ship Combat Management System
Pittsfield, Mass. – General Dynamics Mission Systems, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy worth $90.6 million to be the Combat System Engineering Agent responsible for sustainment and upgrades to the Combat Management System for the Independence-varia…