U.S. Navy orders REMUS 300 UUVs from Huntington Ingalls

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U.S. Navy personnel deploy a REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicle. (Source: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today a U.S. Navy order of two REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).

“REMUS UUVs have been used by the U.S. Navy for their defence operations for more than 20 years,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of the Unmanned Systems business group in HII’s Technical Solutions division. “We are pleased to provide them with the new REMUS 300 to support their critical national security missions.”

The two-man portable, small-class UUV offers swappable energy modules with up to 10, 20 or 30 hours of endurance. The open architecture and modularity allow the system to be tailored to specific mission requirements and enable spiral development and upgrades as technology evolves.

Delivery of the commercial REMUS 300 UUVs is scheduled for mid-2022.

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REMUS300 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV)

About Remus 300 UUV:

The REMUS 300 is a new, small-class unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) built for military and commercial applications.

The primary applications of the UUV are mine countermeasures (MCM), search and recovery (SAR), rapid environmental assessment (REA), hydrographic survey, renewables, marine archaeology, offshore oil and gas, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).

Features incorporated onto the UUV include:

  • Field changeable, environmentally sealed energy modules
  • Multiple energy options
  • GPS, WiFi and Iridium Antenna with LED status lights, emergency strobe and infrared strobe
  • High-speed thruster for high current operations
  • Dual-frequency 900/1800 kHz side-scan sonar
  • Payload Module with Software and Hardware Development Kits for third-party development
  • Option for a 4k low light black and white stills camera with LED light bar
  • Removable 1 TB hard drive
  • Toolless band clamps to easily separate modules
  • NEW HYFleet Graphic User Interface with the simulator

Check out Naval Library App to find out the specifications of Remus 300 UUV.

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