Boeing, the aerospace giant, has hit a major milestone with the delivery of the inaugural Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) to the US Navy in Huntington Beach, California.
Dubbed XLE0, this cutting-edge autonomous submarine is at the vanguard of next-generation technology, designed to transform undersea operations and strengthen the nation’s maritime superiority.
Pioneering the Future of Undersea Warfare
The XLUUV is a leap forward in autonomous submarine technology, designed for extended undersea endurance missions, and represents a significant boost to the Navy’s capabilities in complex and changing maritime environments.
At 51 feet (around 15.5 meters), the XLE0 boasts a diesel-electric hybrid engine and a modular payload section, allowing for a wide range of mission-specific tools and systems.