Hydroid Demonstrates Latest Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

By Mike Ball / 27 Sep 2017

Hydroid Remus 600 UUV

Hydroid has announced that, in conjunction with partners L3 Aerospace Systems, Sparton Corporation and AeroVironment, it has successfully demonstrated the company’s latest unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) capabilities, including the launch of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), at the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) in Newport, Rhode Island.

Outfitted with L3’s Rio Nino signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection payload and a Sparton Hammerhead canister containing an AeroVironment Blackwing UAV, the Hydroid REMUS 600 (also known as the MK18 Mod 2 and Littoral Battlespace Sensing – AUV) conducted a threat mission scenario. The fully-integrated vehicle demonstrated the clandestine insertion of above water intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), including the real-time collection of information, and the launch of a UAV covertly from depth.

“ANTX is an excellent opportunity for companies like ours to demonstrate the latest concepts and capabilities. With our partners, we were able to prove that UUVs are cross domain systems,” said Tom Reynolds, Hydroid’s vice president of U.S. Government Business. “These technologies were very easy to integrate and we look forward to building on what we have learned from this demonstration.”

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