Unmanned Force Protection: Iver 3

EOD Community Deploys Sub-Surface Unmanned Vehicles

by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael Jones, Defense Media Activity
01 October 2015 Unmanned vehicles. It's a phrase very much of our times conjuring images of a sky filled with drone aircraft of various sizes and shapes.
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It's almost a scene straight out of Star Wars: the silent drone patrolling a vast alien sky scanning for any threats, collecting a lot of useful data to be analyzed later.

Now replace the alien sky with the Earth's oceans and you've just entered the world of the Iver-3 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV).

Cruising at 2.5 knots at a depth of up to 300 feet, these self-guided AUV probes sail silently for 14 hours, sonar-scanning all they survey.

These silent, sub-surface sentinels are the latest in the arsenal of Navy underwater explosive ordinance disposal teams - maximizing threat neutralization and minimizing human risk.
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150513-N-CW570-318 GULF OF AQABA, Jordan (May 13, 2015) Explosive ordnance disposal technicians, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and Explosive Ordnance Training Unit 1, conduct an ocean-bottom survey using an Iver Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) near the Royal Jordanian Naval Base in Aqaba during Eager Lion 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations, and enhance regional security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/Released)
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150513-N-CW570-318 GULF OF AQABA, Jordan (May 13, 2015) Explosive ordnance disposal technicians, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and Explosive Ordnance Training Unit 1, conduct an ocean-bottom survey using an Iver Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) near the Royal Jordanian Naval Base in Aqaba during Eager Lion 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations, and enhance regional security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/Released)
Photo By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Arthurgw
VIRIN: 150513-N-CW570-318
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150513-N-CW570-031 AQABA, Jordan (May 13, 2015) Explosive ordnance disposal technicians, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and Explosive Ordnance Training Unit 1, demonstrate the use of a Robotix vLBv300 unmanned underwater vehicle at the Royal Jordanian Naval Base in Aqaba during Eager Lion 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations, and enhance regional security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/ Released)
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150513-N-CW570-031 AQABA, Jordan (May 13, 2015) Explosive ordnance disposal technicians, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and Explosive Ordnance Training Unit 1, demonstrate the use of a Robotix vLBv300 unmanned underwater vehicle at the Royal Jordanian Naval Base in Aqaba during Eager Lion 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations, and enhance regional security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/ Released)
Photo By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Arthurgw
VIRIN: 150513-N-CW570-031
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150513-N-CW570-352 GULF OF AQABA, Jordan (May 13, 2015) Explosive ordnance disposal technicians, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and Explosive Ordnance Training Unit 1, conduct an ocean-bottom survey using an Iver Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) near the Royal Jordanian Naval Base in Aqaba during Eager Lion 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations, and enhance regional security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/ Released)
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150513-N-CW570-352 GULF OF AQABA, Jordan (May 13, 2015) Explosive ordnance disposal technicians, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and Explosive Ordnance Training Unit 1, conduct an ocean-bottom survey using an Iver Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) near the Royal Jordanian Naval Base in Aqaba during Eager Lion 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations, and enhance regional security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/ Released)
Photo By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Arthurgw
VIRIN: 150513-N-CW570-352
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150514-N-CW570-500 GULF OF AQABA, Jordan (May 14, 2015) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Dustin Gardner, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training Evaluation Unit 1, searches the ocean bottom with a Robotix vLBv300 unmanned underwater vehicle near the Royal Jordanian Naval Base in Aqaba during Exercise Eager Lion 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations, and enhance regional security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/ Released)
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150514-N-CW570-500 GULF OF AQABA, Jordan (May 14, 2015) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Dustin Gardner, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training Evaluation Unit 1, searches the ocean bottom with a Robotix vLBv300 unmanned underwater vehicle near the Royal Jordanian Naval Base in Aqaba during Exercise Eager Lion 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations, and enhance regional security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/ Released)
Photo By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Arthurgw
VIRIN: 150514-N-CW570-500

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