U.S. Navy Picks HII’s REMUS 300 As Next Gen Small UUV

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U.S. Navy Picks HII’s REMUS 300 As Next Gen Small UUV

The U.S. Navy selected REMUS 300, created by Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) as its next generation small UUV (SUUV).

REMUS 300 technology was designed to advance distributed maritime operations by conducting underwater missions.

The initial phase of the program includes the production and testing of REMUS 300 UUVs over the next year.

The vehicle incorporates advanced modularity and open architecture into a compact, man-portable design.

“REMUS UUVs have been extending the capabilities of the warfighter since they were first used in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of the unmanned systems business group in HII’s Mission Technologies division. “We’ve been enhancing, maturing and refining this technology since then, and are pleased the REMUS 300 meets needs for the Navy’s next generation UUV program.”

The SUUV program, also called Lionfish, is the next generation Mk18 Mod 1 Swordfish program, which also utilizes HII’s REMUS technology. The selection follows a two-year rapid prototyping effort involving multiple user evaluations and spiral developments to refine the REMUS 300 design. The acquisition was facilitated by the Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit and their commercial solutions opening process via the other transaction authority.

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