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Naval Oceanographic Office receives REMUS 6000

07th March 2012 - 16:58 by the Shephard News Team

Hydroid has announced that it has delivered a REMUS 6000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). According to the company, the system will be used by the Navy in deep ocean operations.

The REMUS 6000 AUV is the deepest member of Hydroid's growing family of AUVs. It was designed under a cooperative programme involving the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and WHOI in support of deep-water autonomous operations. The vehicle boasts the same proven software and electronic subsystems found in Hydroid's highly successful REMUS 100 AUV, with a depth rating, endurance and payload that allow for operations in up to 6,000 meters of water.

Although the vehicle was purchased by WHOI as the primary AUV platform for new sensor and system integration enhancing NAVOCEANO capability for Navy missions, the ultimate end user for this REMUS 6000 is NAVOCEANO, which acquires and analyses global ocean and littoral data and provides specialized and operationally significant products and services to all elements within the Department of Defence. This most recent vehicle procurement by WHOI will eventually operate as part of the existing fleet of REMUS 6000 vehicles that the Navy utilises for deep ocean operations, thus increasing their overall operational capabilities.

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