Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has 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.
According to HII, the new 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 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, 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.