German Navy receives REMUS 100 UUVs from Huntington Ingalls
The new REMUS 100 Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) were delivered to the German Navy by Huntington Ingalls Industries.
The vehicles will be used to extend the existing fleet of REMUS 100 UUVs used for mine countermeasure (MCM) activities of the German Navy.
Advanced core electronics and endurance of up to 12 hours are available on the latest REMUS 100 UUVs. The vehicles are open architecture and have improved modularity, based on the REMUS Technology Platform.
Following extensive trials by the Federal Office of Defense Technology & Procurement, the German Navy previously bought legacy REMUS 100 UUVs. These have been successfully used by the German Navy for area searches, debris field mapping and geological ocean floor mapping in water down to 100 meters for the past seven years.
In low visibility areas, the UUVs are equipped with side scan sonar, using sound to generate ocean floor images and increasing search performance.
“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,” stated Duane Fotheringham, president of Technical Solutions’ Unmanned Systems business group.
HII has been working with J. Bornhöft Industriegeräte GmbH, the exclusive supplier to Germany-based customers of HII's REMUS, will supply this technology to the German Navy.
Germany is one of 12 NATO member countries which use REMUS UUVs, including the United States.
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