U.S. Navy asks industry for stealthy ways to neutralize underwater sea mines without tipping-off the enemy

U.S. Navy researchers are asking industry for enabling technologies to neutralize low-observable underwater explosives from over-the-horizon ranges and undetected by enemy forces.

Officials of the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Va., issued an updated solicitation (N00014-20-S-B003) on Friday for the Low Observable / No Collateral Damage Neutralization of Underwater Mines and Waterborne Improvised Explosive Devices project.

Researchers want enabling technologies to destroy or disable underwater mines or waterborne improvised explosive devices (IEDs) without causing explosions or other effects that an enemy nearby could detect and give away the presence of stealthy special forces.

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Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics