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Huntington Ingalls delivers REMUS 100 Unmanned Underwater Vehicles UUVs to Germany navy.

| 2020

According to a press release published on December 21, 2020, Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has announced that it delivered new REMUS 100 Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) to the German Navy. The vehicles will be used to expand the German Navy’s current fleet of REMUS 100 UUVs used for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 REMUS 100 Unmanned Underwater Vehicles UUVs. (Picture source Huntington Ingalls)

The new REMUS 100 UUVs have advanced core electronics and endurance of up to 12 hours. Built on the REMUS Technology Platform, the vehicles are open architecture and have enhanced modularity.

The REMUS 100 is an autonomous underwater vehicle used by civilians for seafloor mapping, underwater surveying, and search and recovery as well as by several navies for mine countermeasures missions. The REMUS 100 takes its name from its max operating depth of 100 meters. It can be operated at a speed of up to 5 knots (9.3 km/h) and has an endurance of up to 22 hours at its standard cruising speed of 3 knots (5.6 km/h).

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

The German Navy previously acquired legacy REMUS 100 UUVs after extensive trials by the Federal Office of Defense Technology & Procurement. For the past seven years, the German Navy has been using these successfully for area search, debris field mapping, and topographic ocean floor mapping in water down to 100 meters. The UUVs are outfitted with side-scan sonar, using sound to create images of the ocean floor and increasing search efficiency in low visibility areas.

HII collaborated with J. Bornhöft Industriegeräte GmbH, the exclusive provider of HII's REMUS 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.

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