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The Bluefin-12S is a highly modular autonomous underwater vehicle with the ability to carry multiple payloads simultaneously. Its baseline low-cost navigation solution and 4.5-kWh energy capacity provide ample capability for most shallow applications. The ultimate configuration of Bluefin-12S is customizable for unique requirements.

FREE-FLOODED MODULARITY – The vehicle design includes swappable payload sections and battery modules for in-field mission reconfiguration. Subsystems can be quickly accessed for rapid turnaround between missions and also allow for in-field maintenance, accelerating operational tempo.

VERSATILITY & SCALABILITY – Standard building blocks enable a variety of configurations without having to design from scratch. The Bluefin-12S can accommodate new payloads and enhanced energy sections – evolving with expanding requirements or changing applications. It can also be delivered with an empty payload section and a standard payload interface for customer payload integration.

ACCURATE NAVIGATION – Bluefin’s navigation software combines information from the IMU and multiple other sensors – including GPS, a DVL, an SVS and a compass – to provide accurate navigation with an error of less than 0.5% of distance traveled, yielding high-quality data without an INS.

EASE OF USE – An intuitive software package enables quick and easy planning and monitoring of missions and rapid post-mission processing and display, and is capable of exporting data to third-party software.