Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and the leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), announces that the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) has purchased four additional REMUS 100 systems. The AUVs were acquired by the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) on behalf of the RNoN and will be used by the Norwegian Armed Forces for mine countermeasure operations.
"With this purchase, Norway's Navy is building on its commitment to protecting the waters in and around the Norwegian coast," said Christopher von Alt, President and co-founder of Hydroid. "Our REMUS 100 AUVs allow the Navy to explore the harsh Norwegian waters regardless of the weather conditions and to survey areas for explosives where traditional mine countermeasure vessels cannot travel."
The REMUS 100 is a compact, lightweight AUV designed for operation in underwater environments up to 100 meters deep. The vehicle can be configured with a wide variety of standard and/or customer-specified sensors and system options in order to meet specialized mission requirements.
All of Hydroid's REMUS AUVs are modular: They can be fitted with varying sensors for use in hydrographic surveys, harbor security operations, debris field mapping, scientific sampling and mapping, as well as many basic and applied research programs. With more than 300 vehicles in the field, Kongsberg Maritime is currently the AUV market leader.