Defence

Anti-Submarine Warfare

Mine Counter Measures

Electronic Warfare

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