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Detachment Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

Detachment Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (DET UUV) was established in 1997 to operate the first submarine launched UUV system, Near-Term Mine Reconnaissance System (NMRS). Located at Submarine Base, Bangor WA, Det UUV provides the operational expertise to conduct a variety of UUV missions with two Intelligence, Collection, and Reconnaissance (ISR) UUV systems, NMRS and its replacement BLQ-11 (LMRS), planned for fleet delivery in FY-03.

Det UUV's mission of employing the Navy's premier submarine off-hull sensors, provides extended undersea Superiority in force protection, intelligence collection, and assured access for joint operations.

The Navy's current inventory of UUVs can be loaded on 688/688I class submarines using standard weapons handling procedures. They can be airlifted or shipped to any forward site capable of conducting weapons handling evolutions.

UUV operators are trained in Mine Countermeasures, Intelligence Collection, and submarine launch/recovery operations. UUV employment from a host submarine is an emerging force multiplier. COMSUBDEVRON 5 is recognized as the world leader in UUV operations and tactical development.

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