New UUV for Mine Countermeasure Operations Unveiled

HII's REMUS 130 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) has a compact, two-person-portable design, operational depths down to 100 meters, and an extended battery life of up to 10 hours By Joseph Macey / 14 Mar 2024
HII unveils new unmanned underwater vehicle at Oceanology International 2024 in London
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HII has developed a new unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), the REMUS 130.

The UUV was revealed at Oceanology International 2024 conference and exhibition in London, running until the 14th March.

The REMUS 130, the third generation of REMUS 100 vehicles, is designed to enhance underwater operations, and features a compact, two-person-portable design, effortless payload integration, operational depths down to 100 meters, an extended battery life of up to 10 hours for sustained operations with easy field battery change.

REMUS 130 was developed with HII’s internal funding specifically for customers seeking the long service life of REMUS UUVs, along with the proven modularity and open architecture of the REMUS 300 and 620 models at a reduced cost.

The REMUS 130 is built for a variety of missions and operations, including data collection, offshore oil and gas exploration, search and rescue, and mine countermeasures operations.

The vehicle features modern core electronics, navigation and communications systems with modular, open architecture interfaces to accommodate wet or dry payloads, including custom payloads developed by the user.

According to HII, the system is poised to transform underwater operations with its advanced features and cost-efficient solutions. 

“The REMUS 130 is built on the same proven technology platform as the REMUS 300 and offers customers a highly capable vehicle at reduced cost and risk,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of Mission Technologies’ Unmanned Systems business group. “We are excited to introduce this latest generation of the REMUS 100 that will help drive commonality across the fleet and provide our customers with more flexibility to address their mission needs.”

Posted by Joseph Macey Connect & Contact