Echo Seeker at Boeing's Huntington Beach, Calif. 10 meter deep test tank (Boeing photo)
Boeing's Echo Seeker is a large, next generation autonomous underwater vehicle. The AUV has a greater depth and endurance capability than its smaller predecessor, Echo Ranger. The AUV is 32 feet (9.75 meters) long versus Echo Ranger, which is 5.6 meters long. Echo Seeker is capable of ocean dives down to 20,000 feet (6100 meters) and missions lasting up to three days.
Echo Seeker will conduct ocean reconnaissance, intelligence collection, and other missions for future customers.