Hydroid, LLC, a leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, announced today that it has signed a five-year contract with the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO). Hydroid will provide NAVOCEANO with spare parts, service and support for the organization's one REMUS 100 and three REMUS 6000 AUVs.
NAVOCEANO acquires and analyzes global ocean and littoral data to provide specialized, operationally significant products and services for all elements within the Department of Defense.
"We are excited to see our technology making an impact on naval oceanography and underwater exploration and look forward to continuing our partnership with NAVO," said Christopher von Alt, president and one of the co-founders of Hydroid.
Hydroid's REMUS AUVs can be fitted with a number of different types of sensors and cameras and have been used to aid in hydrographic surveys, harbor security operations, debris field mapping and scientific sampling and mapping. Hydroid's AUVs are currently being used by many navies around the world, including the U.S. Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Netherlands Navy, Singapore Navy, NATO Undersea Research Centre, Royal New Zealand Navy, Belgian Navy and German Navy Test Lab.