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Hammerhead ASW mine

Country of Origin: USA


The Hammerhead anti-submarine warfare naval mine is an advanced torpedo-mine built for clandestine deployment by the U.S. Navy’s Orca extra-large uncrewed undersea vehicle (XLUUV). The modern deep water mine is designed to accompany still in-development shallow-water mines. The Hammerhead is an encapsulated mine based on the Mk 60 CAPTOR concept (see separate record for more information). It is believed to have enhanced battery life and sensor capabilities compared to other Navy...

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