Riptide Autonomous Solutions Unveils New Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

By Mike Ball / 31 Mar 2017

Riptide Autonomous Solutions UUVs
Riptide Autonomous Solutions, a developer of unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs), has announced two new platform offerings to complement their initial micro-UUV launched in 2016.

The new 1-Man and 2-Man Portable UUVs use the same architecture, proven hydrodynamic hull shape, and high efficiency electronics as the original micro-UUV. Drawing upon advanced manufacturing techniques, modern electronics, and open source software, the larger Riptide vehicles will deliver the same flexible solution. The 1-Man Portable UUV offers a 7.5 inch (19 cm) diameter and base weight just over 60 pounds (27 kg) with a depth rating of 300 meters. The 2-Man Portable UUV has a 9.375 inch (24 cm) diameter and a base weight of roughly 120 pounds (55 kg) with a depth of 600 meters.

”We are pleased to expand our offerings and deliver even greater capabilities… Our new family of low logistics vehicles offer our users extensive flexibility for greater energy and payload volume while leveraging the proven benefits of the micro-UUV design,” commented Mr. Jeff Smith, President of Riptide.

Riptide will be exhibiting at both the Ocean Business (Southampton UK) and Sea Air Space (Washington DC) conventions.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact