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DCNS: Using submarines to deploy UUVs

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DCNS: Using submarines to deploy UUVs

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Submarines can now deploy unmanned underwater vehicles as offboard sensor platforms. UUVs are ideal for covert reconnaissance and intelligence gathering missions and for maintaining situation awareness while the host submarine remains at a safe standoff distance.

DCNS has done pioneering work in this area for over ten years, and has developed innovative, standardised solutions meeting the technical and operational challenges of UUV deployment without compromising the host submarine’s discretion. In 2016, the group successfully tested a UUV storage, launch and recovery system based on a docking station designed to be installed aft of the submarine’s sail. The station’s watertight

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