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Hydroid to support MK 18 UUVs

7th August 2019 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Hydroid will provide engineering support and training services for the US Navy's MK 18 family of UUVs under an IDIQ contract announced by the US Department of Defense on 6 August.

The $15.8 million contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring its cumulative value to $84 million.

Based on the Remus 600, the US Navy MK18 is a highly configurable vehicle with a maximum operating depth of 600 meters. Able to be deployed from vessels as small as an 11 meter RHIB and with a maximum mission duration of 24 hours, the vehicle can be outfitted with a broad range of sensors to meet the requirements of missions including organic mine countermeasure, hydrographic survey, area search, and surveillance and reconnaissance.

The work on this contract will continue through August 2024.

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