Additional REMUS 100 AUVs for Sweden
Hydroid, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, has announced that it has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for two REMUS 100 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). According to the company the AUVs will be used to support Sweden’s mine countermeasures programme, especially in harbours and other confined or shallow waters.
The order is the second from the Swedish FMV, following a 2009 order for two Hydroid AUVs. The REMUS 100 AUVs will increase the Swedish Defence Force’s underwater countermine capabilities.
According to the company, FMV exercised an option on a previous contract to purchase the two AUVs. The new REMUS 100s will be deployed from Spårö-class mine hunter vessels by the Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams. REMUS 100s will help EOD teams find and classify submerged objects, ensuring harbours remain safe by tracking down any mines or other undocumented ordnances that may exist within Swedish waters.
Hydroid's REMUS AUVs are modular and versatile, and are able to be fitted with a variety of sensors and used to aid in hydrographic surveys, harbour security operations, debris field mapping, scientific sampling and mapping, as well as many basic and applied research programmes funded by ONR, DARPA and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence.
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