US Navy Seals Using New Stealth Mini Submarine to Conduct Covert Operations

By: | September 4th, 2015

The increased nature of covert operations has dramatically heralded in the new age of naval combat.

To infiltrate some of the most hostile areas on the earth, US Navy SEALs are using a stealth mini submarine that can go hundreds of miles without detection.

Called Proteus, this mini submarine looks like the vehicle from future. It has been developed jointly by Huntington Ingalls Underwater Solutions Group, Bluefin Robotics, and Battelle.

This sub can carry six personnel and silently deploy them underwater for a stealthy operation. Once the door is opened, the ops team can swim towards their target in scuba diving gear. Once the operation is over, Proteus can even navigate autonomously to pick up soldiers from enemy waters.

Proteus is equipped with cutting edge communication systems like fully automated GPS to update its coordinates without resurfacing, an Iridium satellite communications system, and through-water voice and data acoustic communications systems.

Proteus is proving to be a highly flexible undersea vehicle due to its long range, large cargo carrying capacity, and ability to maneuver without being detected.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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