HII’s new REMUS UUVs to bolster Royal Navy’s autonomous ops
Global defense and technologies partner Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has delivered three REMUS 100 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to the Royal Navy.
With these new systems, the UK’s Ministry of Defence has acquired a mix of REMUS 100s and REMUS 600s used for mine countermeasure operations over the last 20 years.
The Ministry of Defence’s first two REMUS 100s, acquired in 2002, are still in operation today.
“Our newest REMUS 100s will bolster their existing fleet with increased capability for the U.K.’s subsea autonomous operations,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of the Unmanned Systems business group at HII’s Mission Technologies division.
“Our use of the REMUS family of vehicles over the last two decades has paved the way for a future mine countermeasures capability with autonomy at its core. These vehicles represent an exciting evolution of our existing small AUV fleet and will make a valued contribution to the Royal Navy as a force for good both in home waters and on an expeditionary basis,” added said Cmdr. Rory Armstrong, mine warfare lead at the U.K. Navy Command Headquarters.
HII has sold more than 600 UUVs to 30 countries worldwide, including 14 NATO member countries like the UK.