Salmon expects that the next step in the modernization of SUPSALV equipment is the introduction of untethered sensor vehicles that can function autonomously.
SUPSALV also owns a so-called Advanced Unmanned Search System, which became a test bed in the 1980s for further research on autonomous underwater operations.
For SUPSALV operations, routine depths range from 4,000 to 5,000 feet.
government to decide whether SUPSALV crews will be called upon to salvage an aircraft or ship.
SUPSALV only gets involved when "it's in the best interest of the U.S.