Depth, speed, and agility where it counts

Riptide™ unmanned undersea vehicles

Incubating undersea mission s... Dive into the wet world of unmanned underwater vehicles. Learn how BAE Systems’ newest endeavor, Riptide, is making waves in the undersea market.
Combining best-in-class hydrodynamics, ultra-low power processing, and new energy technologies, BAE Systems brings next-generation capability to the autonomous UUV market.
BAE Systems pairs autonomous undersea platforms with world-class sensor and electronic payloads to create unmatched, highly adaptive UUVs for undersea missions.

BAE Systems is bringing next-generation capabilities to the unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) market. Our mission agnostic, modular system design enables easy modification for various development needs. 

It’s not just what’s under the sea. It’s how you respond to it.

Our UUVs provide a sustainable and scalable solution for developers of autonomy and behaviors, power systems, subsea sensors, and new payloads. Click “Advanced maritime mission provider” below to learn more about our undersea mission system payloads, providing critical capabilities that include autonomy, navigation, SIGINT, acoustic and RF communications, sensor processing, RF EW, acoustic IFF, active acoustics, and more.

Unmatched UUV performance for most size, mission, and budget specs

Matching our unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to the mission system capabilities specified by our customers starts with providing our small and medium class UUV designs in a range of mission-appropriate configurations and depth ratings. Our 9” diameter platform is recommended for missionization due to its large payload and power capacity, and ease of launch and recovery logistics.

Our 12" diameter model UUV-12 is in development and will launch with respect to the deployment timeline of its primary client, a branch of the U.S. Department of Defense (USDoD). We also build completely custom models. And no matter which models are called for, we have the expertise and resources to outfit them to meet any specified mission demands.

Undersea mission system payloads provide critical capabilities including autonomy, navigation, SIGINT, acoustic and RF communications, sensor processing, RF EW, acoustic IFF, and active acoustics.

Maritime mission providers

Our extensive expertise in sonar, signal processing, sensor fusion, undersea communications, electronic warfare, and autonomous systems coupled with our undersea autonomous vehicles allows us to address rapidly expanding maritime mission requirements in the global defense market.
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Nautical miles ahead of our competitors.

Featuring highly efficient power system designs, BAE Systems’ UUVs are capable of longer and/or more complex missions than our competitors when carrying equivalent payloads.

Standard configurations, extraordinary adaptability.

BAE Systems has developed standard, mission-focused system platforms for our UUVs that meet a broad range of defense and security applications. Our UUVs and sensor packages can be used for seabed surveillance, harbor protection, intelligence collection, infrastructure surveillance, mine countermeasures, and more.

Learn more. Contact our Electronic Systems business representative to arrange a meeting.