Congress approves termination of Navy's 'Snakehead' LDUUV program

By Nick Wilson / December 29, 2022 at 2:00 PM
House and Senate appropriators are supporting the Navy's decision to fully divest from its large unmanned undersea vehicle program and are directing the service to pivot to commercially available UUV technology. In the explanatory statement accompanying the omnibus bill, appropriators cite improvements in commercially available UUV technologies and encourage the Navy to “prioritize advancements in autonomy, endurance, and multimission payload capability now available in the commercial LDUUV sector.” The Navy’s fiscal year 2023 budget request included no funding for Snakehead...

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