L3 OceanServer has announced its new Iver Precision Workhorse (Iver PW) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).

The new Iver PW is the first in a family of highly capable commercial AUVs to address a wide variety of customer missions, including survey research and mapping, sub-surface security, and environmental monitoring.

“Undersea missions are evolving, and L3 is uniquely positioned to develop military and commercial solutions using next-generation processing, autonomy and power technologies to enable new capabilities and missions,” said Daryl Slocum, General Manager of L3 OceanServer.

Iver AUVs support a range of military and commercial AUV operations due to their reliability, ease of operation and ability to transport the vehicles on commercial airlines. The new Iver PW extends critical features that have made the Iver product family the AUV of choice for military and commercial missions, with advanced capabilities, including:

  • Stress-free shipping with a removable lithium-free rechargeable battery section;
  • Commercial interface for customer-installed payloads;
  • Intuitive point-and-click mission planning with next-generation control software;
  • Lightweight, enabling one-person lift;
  • Extended range of 40-plus nautical miles on a single charge;
  • Open and modular with commercial off-the-shelf components;
  • Industry-leading tracking and safety communications;
  • Precise, repeatable measurements based on iXBlue INS sensor;
  • High-accuracy navigation solutions with extended range Nortek DVL; and
  • Low drag with EdgeTech 2205B conformal side scan and bathymetry transducers.

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