In concert with a new strategy for autonomous technologies, the US Navy is launching a research project to develop a system based on a high-temperature superconducting (HTS_ magnetic source with an advanced acoustic generator to detect underwater magnetic influence mines. The Office of Naval Research expects to award one to three contracts priced between $12 to $20 million by May 2022 in its Magnetic & Acoustic Generation Next Unmanned Superconducting Sweep (MAGNUSS) program.
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