Hydroid LLC said today it has won a second-phase contract from the Royal New Zealand Navy as part of the navy's effort to develop counter-measures against underwater mines.
Headquartered in the Pocasset village of Bourne, Hydroid manufactures autonomous underwater vehicles, or AUVs.
One company product is the REMUS 100 - REMUS derives its name from remote environmental measuring units - the REMUS 100 is a compact AUV designed for operation in coastal environments, Hydroid said.
The order for an additional REMUS 100 AUV system was awarded after six months of extensive trials with the first two deployed systems by the Royal New Zealand Navy, Hydroid said.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)