Defence

Anti-Submarine Warfare

Electronic Warfare

Mine Counter Measures

Gateway Communications

Persistent USVs are being seen as strategic in Defence as force multipliers

Bluebottles have more power payload and performance making them the superior persistent USV for defence

Anti-Submarine Warfare

  • Silent
  • “Reel in keel“ winch
  • 50W average / kW bursts
  • Active & passive arrays
  • Depth via speed & winch
  • Speed to resolve L-R ambiguity
  • Network & collaborate with other Bluebottles & other assets

Electronic Warfare

  • 6m mast above sea level
  • Communications and Radar
  • Combine with other sensors
  • Electronic Support Measures (ESM) platform

Gateway Communications

  • 6m mast above sea level
  • Combine with other sensors
  • Cross-domain communications and data exchange system

Multiple sensors

  • More power, payload and performance
  • Network with other Bluebottles and assets
  • Allows multiple sensors on the same platform

Mine Counter Measures

  • Manage fleets of underwater assets
  • Intelligent path planning and manoeuvring systems
  • Remain safely in proximity while exchanging high-volume data

Other

  • Intrinsic low-observability
  • 2 per 20' shipping container
  • 5-6 m aft communications mast
  • Silent when not communicating
  • LARS from boat ramp or jetty/deck crane