Hydroid, a US subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and the manufacturer of marine robotics, said it has completed the first delivery of the new generation REMUS 100 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to its Naval Oceanographic Office customer.
This delivery is a major milestone for Hydroid and represents the continuous evolution of the REMUS AUV product lines and growth of marine robotics technology, the company noted.
“This is an exciting time for unmanned underwater technology and we are proud to play a major role in the market with our REMUS line of AUVs,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of Hydroid. “The evolution of the REMUS 100 is a testament to the sustainability and longevity of our AUVs and our ability to maintain our core offering, while also integrating the latest, cutting-edge technologies.”
The new generation REMUS 100 AUV is said to feature technology and capabilities that are the first of their kind in the industry, enabling increased autonomy and capability during missions. Designed based on the feedback from the AUV community, it combines the original REMUS 100 AUV with new features and capabilities, such as advanced core electronics, a flexible navigation suite with an exclusive conformal Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) and an open architecture platform for advanced autonomy.