REMUS 100 UUVs Delivered to German Navy

By Mike Ball / 29 Dec 2020
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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has delivered a batch of new REMUS 100 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to the German Navy. These units will be used to expand the Navy’s existing fleet of REMUS 100 UUVs, which are used for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations. Based on HII’s REMUS Technology Platform, the UUVs feature a modular, open-architecture design and provide a mission endurance of up to 12 hours.

The REMUS 100 UUV was originally acquired by Germany following extensive trials by the Federal Office of Defense Technology & Procurement. The Navy has been using these vehicles successfully for seven years, deploying them for a wide variety of tasks including area search, debris field mapping, and topographic ocean floor mapping in water down to 100 meters. The vehicles are equipped with side scan sonar, allowing them to create images of the ocean floor and increase search efficiency in low visibility areas.

HII collaborated with J. Bornhöft Industriegeräte GmbH, exclusive provider of REMUS vehicles to Germany-based customers, to deliver this technology to the German Navy. Germany is one of 12 NATO member countries, including the United States, which use REMUS UUVs.

Duane Fotheringham, president of Unmanned Systems at HII Technical Solutions, commented: “We value our ongoing partnership with the German Navy and are proud to help enhance their national security capabilities. Their new REMUS 100s will provide the latest technology to assist them in conducting their MCM operations.”

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