Hydroid LLC announced today that with the recent shipment of a system to the New Zealand Navy they have shipped their 100th system since the founding of the company five years ago.
The REMUS system delivered in October is configured with a sensor suite specifically suited to meet the Navy's requirements for mine countermeasure activities (MCM). Representatives from the New Zealand Navy spent a week at Hydroid participating in factory acceptance testing prior to system shipment. Hydroid field technician Erik White will be traveling to New Zealand in November 2006 to conduct operational training to New Zealand Navy personnel.
A Hydroid representative stated "Hydroid is thankful that the New Zealand Navy is embracing the REMUS technology as a tool to accomplish their MCM mission. The REMUS technology is continuing to be adopted by navies around the world as a key component for MCM operations." Hydroid also thanked the Office of Naval Research for their vision and commitment to the REMUS technology during the 10 year development period at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Hydroid LLC holds the exclusive license from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the manufacture and further development of the REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) technology.
Source: Hydroid LCC