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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel and Sea Hunter
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Northrop Grumman
Parent System: ACTUV
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: ?
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Description: The US Navy's Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV), also known as Sea Hunter, is an autonomous unmanned surface vessel intended to track submerged submarines all over the world. The high-tech robotic ACTUV vessel developed by DARPA will silently follow hostile submarines from a distance. The vessel is 132-foot long (about 40 meters) is especially well suited to follow diesel-powered submarines. It is equipped with radar-based navigation system that enables avoidance of obstacles such as rocks, shoals and other vessels. The vessel also incorporates Raytheon's Modular Scalable Sonar System (MS3) to detect and track extremely quiet submerged boats such as those owned by China, Russia and Iran. The exact specifications of the ACTUV vessel are unknown but it may be able to travel thousands of kilometers deployed at sea for several months. The US Navy may deploy the first ACTUV vessel by the end of 2015 or early 2016.

ACTUV Specifications

Crew: 0
Length: 40 meter (131 foot)
Max Range: 10,000 nautical mile (18,520 kilometer)
Mission Endurance: 90 day (2,160 hour)
Full Displacement: 140 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)


There are 11 news between
28 Dec 2010 and 12 Mar 2020
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Thursday, March 12, 2020US Navy to Test Sea Hunter II Unmanned Vessel by the End of 2020
Friday, January 3, 2020US Navy to Procure Two New Unmanned Ship Types by Mid 2020s
Saturday, June 9, 2018US Navy Developing Supersonic Submarine-Launched Anti-Ship Missile
Tuesday, January 30, 2018Sea Hunter Delivered to US Navy for Further Development
Monday, October 24, 2016ACTUV Unmanned Vessel Helps TALONS Take Flight in Successful Joint Test
Monday, February 15, 2016US Navy to Start Testing ACTUV Unmanned Ship Tracking Submarines
Wednesday, November 18, 2015Raytheon Delivers MS3 Sonar System for ACTUV Unmanned Submarine
Friday, April 3, 2015US Navy to Deploy Submarine Tracking Unmanned Vessel by the End of 2015
Tuesday, March 12, 2013DARPA to Test Raytheon's 5th Generation Medium Frequency Hull Mounted Sonar System
Wednesday, January 5, 2011Northrop Grumman Awarded Unmanned Surface Vessel Contract from DARPA

Operators & Related Equipment


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ACTUV Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
ACTUV 111 Apr 20162019-

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