Navy and Industry Partners Complete Production Mk 18 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Systems

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February 7, 2023 | Originally published by PEO Unmanned and Small Combatants Public Affairs on February 3, 2023

The Navy announced today a significant milestone in the delivery of unmanned undersea warfighting capability to the fleet. Production of the MK 18 Mod 2 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) program of record has been completed.

Managed by the Expeditionary Missions program office under the Program Executive Office for Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC), the MK 18 Mod 2 UUV program began production in 2012 through competitively awarded contracts with Hydroid, Inc. in Pocasset, Massachusetts (now owned by Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII]). Since the initial production lot, more than 90 MK 18 Mod 2 UUV vehicles have been provided to the fleet.

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