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DARPA Blue Wolf UUV Program to Research & Test Undersea Energy, Hydrodynamic Lift, and Drag Reduction Technologies

DARPA Blue Wolf UUV Program to Research & Test Undersea Energy, Hydrodynamic Lift, and Drag Reduction Technologies image
November 9, 2015 | Source: John Keller, Military & Aerospace Electronics

KEYPORT, Wash., 15 Oct. 2015. Two of the nation's largest defense contractors are joining a U.S. military research program to develop revolutionary underwater propulsion and drag-reduction technologies to enable manned and unmanned military undersea vehicles to move through the water faster and more energy-efficiently than ever before.

Officials of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Keyport, Wash., have awarded the Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. on behalf of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., for the DARPA Blue Wolf program, which aims at sea testing of undersea energy, hydrodynamic lift, and drag-reduction technologies for manned and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).