In a groundbreaking achievement, the United States Navy has marked a significant advancement in its underwater capabilities with the successful launch and recovery of an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV).

The operation, conducted by the crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine, USS Delaware (SSN-791), under the banner of Operation Yellow Moray, exemplifies the Navy’s commitment to testing and enhancing its drone technology for underwater patrols and intelligence missions.

Advancing Underwater Operations

The deployment of the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Remus UUV stands as a testament to the Navy’s relentless pursuit of cutting-edge technology.

The HII Remus UUV is part of the REMUS (Remote Environmental Monitoring UnitS) line of underwater drones developed by Hydroid, a subsidiary of HII.

Assisted by members from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and crews from USS Indiana (SSN-789) and USS Orgon (SSN-793), the mission showcased collaborative efforts to bolster the Navy’s capabilities in the realm of unmanned underwater operations.

This achievement comes on the heels of another notable success, wherein the Navy’s Submarine Force Pacific recovered an unmanned vessel from a submarine torpedo tube, as reported by Naval News.