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.
The new waveform is software that adds the MUOS capability to software-defined DMR radios, and improves secure voice, video and data communications across the MUOS satellite communications (SATCOM) network.
General Dynamics Mission Systems Demonstrates Cross-domain Command, Control and Communication Technology at ANTX 2018
At ANTX 2018, a General Dynamics Mission Systems-led team demonstrated cross-domain, multi-level command, control and communication (C3) among unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV), submarines and land-based mission operations centers.
General Dynamics Team Successfully Completes Critical Test Phase for U.S. Navy Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle
The General Dynamics Mission Systems team successfully completed all stages of formal Sea Acceptance Testing (SAT) of Knifefish, the U.S. Navy's Surface Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) system. The tests were conducted off the coast of Boston using Navy mine test targets and included a variety of undersea, MCM operational scenarios in multiple simulated mine fields.