Military Embedded Systems

UUV contract with DIU garners Kongsberg Discovery U.S. Navy project assist


February 21, 2024

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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LYNNWOOD, Wash. Kongsberg Discovery won a contract awarded a contract with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to rapidly deliver HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) capabilities for the U.S. military, a move that could lead to the U.S. Navy acquiring HUGIN Endurance and HUGIN Superior deep-water AUV systems.

The HUGIN Endurance and HUGIN Superior underwater vehicles, according to the the Kongsberg contract announcement, are integrated with a suite of the company's sensors providing IPoE [intelligence preparation of the operational environment], MCM [mine countermeasure], SBW [seabed warfare], and seafloor mapping capabilities. 

The company announcement states that the DIU award is part of the drive to assist in the U.S. Navy’s large displacement unmanned underwater vehicle (LDUUV) prototype.

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