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Unmanned undersea vehicle employs hybrid power system to operate for months

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March 10, 2016

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Unmanned undersea vehicle employs hybrid power system to operate for months

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. Echo Voyager ? Boeing?s unmanned, undersea vehicle (UUV) ? is slated to undergo sea trials later this summer. Due to its hybrid rechargeable propulsion power system and modular payload bay, the vehicle can operate autonomously for months at a time, officials say.

“Echo Voyager can collect data while at sea, rise to the surface, and provide information back to users in a near real-time environment,” says Lance Towers, director, Sea & Land, Boeing Phantom Works.

The unmanned vehicle is 51-foot; it can be launched and recovered without support ships.

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