08/10/2014: Sailors assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, and members of Royal Jordanian Navy launch and recover unmanned underwater vehicle MK 18 MOD 1 for basic operation during Exercise
Eager Lion 2014 in Aqaba, Jordan, June 3.
Exercise Eager Lion is a recurring, multi-national exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships and enhance regional security and stability by responding to modern-day security scenarios.
MK 18 Mod 1 Swordfish UUV
Based on the REMUS 100, the Swordfish is designed to Search, Classify, and Map (SCM) the Very Shallow Water (VSW) Region (10‐40 ft).
The Navy has a total of 24 Swordfish vehicles: EOD Mobile Unit 1 San Diego, CA : 4 Systems (12 Block A Vehicles), Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU‐2), Norfolk, VA: 1 System (3 Block A Vehicles), Naval Oceanographic and Mine Warfare Command (NOMWC), Stennis, MS: 3 Systems (9 Block B vehicles).
According to a USN story:
Kingfish is an autonomous underwater unmanned vehicle (UUV) used by the U.S. Navy for mine detection missions with an improved endurance and area coverage rate that replaces the in-theater Swordfish system.
These UUVs are pre-programmed and designed to scan waters for targets or threats while offering sailors faster post-mission analysis using the Navy’s Mine Warfare and Environmental Decision Library (MEDAL) and Command Operations Interference Navy (COIN) systems.
Credit Video: U.S. Central Command Public Affairs: 6/3/14