Unmanned Vehicles

Remus 300 prototype delivered to US Navy

11th February 2020 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Hydroid has delivered a Remus 300 UUV prototype to the US Navy for evaluation, the company announced on 11 February.

Delivered via the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), the UUV will be assessed by the Naval Information Warfare Center as a potential solution for the navy’s Next Generation Small-Class UUV (SUUV) programme.

As part of the Prototype Project Agreement with DIU, Hydroid is working with the navy on spiral upgrades to the Remus 300 to increase capabilities. As the system conforms to the navy’s Modular Open Systems Architecture and Unmanned Maritime Autonomy Architecture standards, the team will be able to rapidly integrate new modules and software.

The Remus 300 has a 7.5 inch diameter and a depth rating of 305m. It is two-man portable and allows for reconfigurable payloads, sensors and energy modules to meet mission requirements.

Duane Fotheringham, president, Hydroid, said: ‘The Remus 300 is a game-changer for the small UUV class. It’s a culmination of everything we’ve learned by delivering over 400 Remus UUVs over the past 17 years. The modularity and open architecture will make future developments easier than ever to integrate, ensuring Remus will continue to be one of the most advanced UUVs on the market.’

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