The Remus 600
Hydroid, LLC, a leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), announced today that it has won two contracts from the Australian Department of Defence.
The first contract was awarded by the Royal Australian Navy, one of the largest and most modern naval forces in South-East Asia, for Hydroid's REMUS 600 AUV, marking the first sale of a REMUS 600 outside of the U.S. The second was granted by the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organization for a REMUS 100, the world's most proven and reliable AUV.
Hydroid LLC, which is based in Pocasset, Massachusetts, holds the exclusive license from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the manufacture and further development of the REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle technology.
"The capabilities of REMUS have drawn interest from many navies throughout the world," said Christopher von Alt, president and founder of Hydroid. "When comparing existing and future naval requirements to the demonstrated capabilities of Hydroid solutions, it is clear that the demand for this technology will continue to increase."
Hydroid's REMUS AUVs can be fitted with a number of different types of sensors and cameras and have been used to aid in hydrographic surveys, harbor security operations, debris field mapping and scientific sampling and mapping. Hydroid's AUVs are currently being used by many navies around the world, including the U.S. Navy, British Royal Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy and German Navy.
(By D.C. Denison, Globe staff)