L3’s Iver4 UUV Completes San Diego Bay Mission
L3 Technologies’ Iver4 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) has completed a mission lasting more than 14 hours in San Diego Bay, California.
This long-duration mission was completed with a standard nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery configuration – demonstrating the battery’s power endurance, system efficiency and predictability of the Iver4 platform.
During the transit route of over 35 nautical miles, the Iver4 UUV collected high-quality side scan sonar and bathymetry data to include more than 10 nautical miles of the dedicated survey.
“This successful mission demonstrates the Iver4’s extended endurance that our naval customers require to complete long ingress and egress missions,” said Daryl Slocum, L3 Fall River’s general manager. “The Iver4 is pushing the boundaries of what man-portable UUVs can accomplish. Its best-in-class endurance, combined with the highest-quality data collection, precise navigation and swappable payloads, makes the Iver4 an ideal choice for a variety of military and commercial applications.”