Shark-like ‘Ghostswimmer’ artificial fish unmanned underwater vehicle, is five foot long, weight 100-pound and is under tests now by the Navy.
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The Ghostswimmer UUV has been used to collect data on tides, currents, moves much like a large fish.
The Navy is testing now this unmanned underwater vehicle at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek.
The GhostSwimmer was developed to resemble the shape and mimic the swimming style of a large fish. At a length of approximately 5 feet and a weight of nearly 100 pounds, the GhostSwimmer vehicle can operate in water depths ranging from 10 inches to 300 feet.
Michael Rufo, director of Boston Engineering’s Advanced Systems Group, said:
“GhostSwimmer will allow the Navy to have success during more types of missions while keeping divers and Sailors safe.
It swims just like a fish does by oscillating its tail fin back and forth. The unit is a combination of unmanned systems engineering and unique propulsion and control capabilities.”