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Oceanology International 2024: HII unveils UUV REMUS 130.

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According to a PR published by HII on March 12, 2024, the US company unveiled the latest addition to their unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) lineup, the REMUS 130, at the Oceanology International 2024 conference.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 REMUS Unmanned Underwater Vehicle. (Picture source: HII)

This new model represents the third generation of the REMUS 100 series, known for its robust design and operational efficiency in underwater exploration and data collection.

The REMUS 130 introduces several advancements aimed at enhancing the versatility and performance of underwater missions. Key features include a compact design that allows for two-person portability, straightforward payload integration, and the capacity to operate at depths of up to 100 meters. Additionally, it boasts an extended battery life of up to 10 hours, facilitating prolonged operations with the convenience of easy field battery changes.

Duane Fotheringham, president of the Unmanned Systems business group at Mission Technologies, highlighted the REMUS 130's development, emphasizing its foundation on the proven technology platform shared with the REMUS 300.

The aim is to offer customers a highly capable vehicle that minimizes both cost and risk. This new generation maintains the series' hallmark of modularity and open architecture, allowing for various mission-specific customizations.

The REMUS 130 is designed to serve a broad spectrum of applications, ranging from scientific data collection and offshore exploration to search and rescue operations and mine countermeasures. It features state-of-the-art core electronics, navigation, and communications systems, supporting both wet and dry payloads, including user-developed custom payloads.

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