L3Harris Technologies has announced the second vehicle in the Iver4 family of next-generation UUVs, the new man-portable Iver4 580 UUV.
The UUV is designed to address several customer missions, including survey; multi-domain intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; anti-submarine warfare; seabed warfare and mine warfare.
“The Iver4 580 is the latest evolution in the Iver family of vehicles bringing mission-critical capability to underwater survey and intelligence operations in a portable package,” says Sean Stackley, president, Integrated Mission Systems.
“L3Harris continues to advance industry leading capabilities in small diameter UUVs for our military and commercial customers.”
The Iver4 580 is built with Iver4 advanced technology, and is equipped with a full suite of sensors in a portable size (5.8-inch diameter and 82-inch length).
The UUV is also rapidly deployable from any vessel thanks to its small mission footprint.
The UUV provides users with a 200-meter depth system featuring sealed, hot-swappable battery sections that can be swapped without the need of a vacuum test, heading re-alignment, or special tools. This allows the vehicle to get back on mission with just minutes of downtime.
Mission time is reduced even further thanks to data recorded from the on-board sensor suite being downloadable from the Iver4 580 at gigabit Ethernet speed. The Iver4 580 design maximizes in-water efficiency, allowing the vehicle to travel at a speed of 4 knots and support longer missions.