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US underwater drones will fill the oceans: the new Anduril plant will produce them quickly and in large numbers

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun18,2024

US underwater drones will fill the oceans: the new Anduril plant will produce them quickly and in large numbers

Autonomous submarines Dive-LD will help the US military conduct reconnaissance, strike and install mines under water at a depth of up to 6 km.

Anduril plans to build a new factory in the USA to increase the production of Dive-LD underwater drones to 200 units per year. Naval News writes about it.

Anduril Industries announces the opening of a new facility for the production of the Dive-LD family of autonomous underwater vehicles in Quonset Point, Rhode Island (USA). The company will be able to stay ahead of the US Navy's demand and fulfill orders with unprecedented speed. The Dive family of drones are known to be used for a variety of missions, including surveillance and reconnaissance, mine countermeasures, underwater and seabed warfare, mapping, and more. The devices are able to dive to a depth of 6 km and spend 10 days under water.

The development, production and implementation of autonomous submarines on a large scale and in a short time will be of great importance to the military. A production complex with an area of ​​at most 45,720 square meters. m will enable Anduril to increase production capacity and create Dive-type drones to more than 200 copies per year. The plant is scheduled to open in 2025.

Anduril's drones are designed from the ground up for mass production with a focus on off-the-shelf commercial components with reliable supply chains, modular designs and advanced, scalable technologies that enable rapid device iteration based on needs customers The production complex will be able to provide a full life cycle — from research and development to maintenance — with special testing grounds, service bays and much more.

The idea to build a new plant arose against the background of growing demand from defense and commercial customers. The US Navy, for example, recently awarded Anduril an $18.6 million contract for the initial purchase of underwater vehicles. The military is also interested in developing prototypes of large-capacity unmanned underwater vehicles.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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