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Sailors To Pilot 27-Foot Drone For Training

Undersea Training DroneDrive a Robot half a mile under the waves! The NAVY Times reports that the NAVY is taking a significant step forward in the development of underwater drones, according to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport in Washington State. Sailors will be able to pilot battery powered drones for up to half a mile underwater for a period of up to 72 hours. The vehicle, built at Penn State’s test lab in 2008, is dubbed the Large Training Vehicle 38.  It is 38 inches in diameter and 27 feet long, with a max speed of 4 knots. LTV-38 is set up to gauge environmental data – things like sea temperature, depth and salinity that can have a big impact on the Navy’s underwater sensors, said Cmdr. Brook DeWalt, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport spokesman. LTV-38 can be set up for surveillance missions as well, he said. Photo courtesy of the NAVY, find details at www.navytimes.com

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