Unmanned Force Protection: Iver 3
EOD Community Deploys Sub-Surface Unmanned Vehicles
Unmanned vehicles. It's a phrase very much of our times conjuring images of a sky filled with drone aircraft of various sizes and shapes.
Now replace the alien sky with the Earth's oceans and you've just entered the world of the Iver-3 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV).
Cruising at 2.5 knots at a depth of up to 300 feet, these self-guided AUV probes sail silently for 14 hours, sonar-scanning all they survey.
These silent, sub-surface sentinels are the latest in the arsenal of Navy underwater explosive ordinance disposal teams - maximizing threat neutralization and minimizing human risk.