UUVs have taken on a number of roles in the navies around the world, including hydrographic reconaissance, mine countermeasures, and oceanographic survey. The U.S. Navy generally classifies UUVs in four categories according to weight and diameter:
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28 June 2014 - Boston Engineering today announced the award of a $200,000 START Stage II grant to advance the development of its BIOSwimmer™ autonomous UUV.
11 February 2013 - How the U.S. Navy's experimentation with various combinations of platforms and drones is transforming mine warfare.
8 November 2012 - Quadrotor swarm experiments have produced some interesting results, including potential for future military applications. Now some researchers in Germany are working to transition these concepts to the underwater realm.
14 October 2012- How will navies detect and neutralize the increasing number of unmanned underwater vehicles?
Navy Tests Ocean Drones In Narragansett Bay
12 August 2012 - The Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport recently tested the Razor autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Read more.
AP Video on UUVs at the NUWC.
SPAWAR Autonomous vehicle video.