HII’s Mission Applied sciences division has revealed a brand new medium-class unmanned underwater automobile (UUV): REMUS 620. Constructing on the design philosophy of the extremely profitable REMUS 300 — lately chosen by the U.S. Navy as this system of report for the Lionfish Small UUV — the REMUS 620 has a battery lifetime of as much as 110 hours and a variety of 275 nautical miles, offering unmatched mission capabilities for mine countermeasures, hydrographic surveys, intelligence assortment, surveillance and digital warfare. Constructed to help present and next-generation naval and particular operations forces operations, REMUS 620 contains a modular, open structure design to facilitate seamless payload integration and HII’s Odyssey™ suite of superior autonomy options for clever, robotic platforms.

REMUS 620 is similar measurement and weight of the primary and solely full-rate manufacturing medium UUVs: the MK 18 Mod 2, Littoral Battleship Sensing-Autonomous Undersea Automobile (LBS-AUV) and LBS-Razorback programs operated by the U.S. Navy’s Mine Countermeasure Squadrons, U.S. Naval Oceanographic Workplace and Submarine Forces, respectively. A number of REMUS 620s working collaboratively could be deployed from submarines, small manned or unmanned boats, amphibious ships, floor combatants and helicopters. REMUS 620 will also be used as a platform to launch and function different unmanned autos or payloads from beneath the ocean. REMUS 620 is constructed with fashionable core electronics, navigation and communication programs, and the automobile’s open structure can now be enhanced with HII Odyssey™, a collection of superior autonomy options for clever, robotic platforms. The automobile consists of the brand new Odyssey Mission Administration Software program.


“Retaining a ahead strategic benefit requires the flexibility to ship a large number of results from underneath the ocean. The REMUS 620 is the primary medium UUV designed to precisely ship this vary of superior above-and-below water results at lengthy vary.,” stated Duane Fotheringham, president of Mission Applied sciences’ Unmanned Programs enterprise group.

REMUS 620 is provided with a number of batteries able to 110 hours and a variety of 275 nautical miles per mission, which gives unmatched multi-day endurance, vary and stealth. The elevated REMUS battery life allows the UUV to execute a considerably longer path to and from a mission space than beforehand afforded by medium-class autos. The power modules are swappable, permitting for fast turnaround and incorporation of different power sources as they turn into accessible. REMUS 620 commonplace artificial aperture sonar payload could be changed or enhanced for multi-mission capabilities, together with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and cyber and digital warfare operations. REMUS 620 builds on the success of HII’s REMUS platforms, with 30 years of innovation and supply of greater than 600 UUVs to 30 nations worldwide, together with 14 NATO member nations. The scientific group may also profit from the payload flexibility and number of environmental sensors that may be simply added to the bottom automobile.

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