Seahorse-class Autonomous Underwater Vehicle


The Seahorse-class Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) from the applied research laboratory at Penn State University is maneuvered into position in Sea Fighter’s (FSF-1) mission bay during launch and recovery testing. At 28 feet, six inches, and weighing 10,800 pounds, Seahorse is an untethered, unmanned, underwater robotic vehicle, capable of pre-programmed independent operations. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsors the demonstration. U.S. Navy photo by Mr. John F. Williams (RELEASED)

The Sea Fighter (FSF-1) has been featured several times on MO, most-recently here.


The Seahorse-class Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) is moved into position with Sea Fighter’s (FSF-1) stern ramp during launch and recovery testing. At 28 feet, six inches, and weighing 10,800 pounds, Seahorse is an untethered, unmanned, underwater robotic vehicle, capable of pre-programmed independent operations. The demonstration is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). U.S. Navy photo by Mr. John F. Williams (RELEASED)


The Seahorse-class Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) is moved into position with Sea Fighter’s (FSF-1) stern ramp during launch and recovery testing. At 28 feet, six inches, and weighing 10,800 pounds, Seahorse is an untethered, unmanned, underwater robotic vehicle, capable of pre-programmed independent operations. The demonstration is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). U.S. Navy photo by Mr. John F. Williams (RELEASED)


The Seahorse-class Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) from the applied research laboratory at Penn State University is lowered into the water prior to undergoing launch and recovery testing with Sea Fighter (FSF-1). At 28 feet, six inches, and weighing 10,800 pounds, Seahorse is an untethered, unmanned, underwater robotic vehicle, capable of pre-programmed independent operations. The demonstration is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). U.S. Navy photo by Mr. John F. Williams (RELEASED)

Murdoc thinks it’s cool that this little puppy is being tested off the Sea Fighter. Murdoc likes the Sea Fighter.

Pics from Navy News Stand, and very large versions available (in order) here, here, here, and here.

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