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Navy asks Hydroid to build large and small unmanned submersibles in $36.3 million con - 09/20/2013
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U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) experts needed unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) for ocean mine countermeasures, reconnaissance, and mapping. They found their solution from Hydroid Inc. in Pocasset, Mass. Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division in Indian Head, Md., awarded a $36.3 million contract to Hydroid this week for UUVs that provide the military force with very shallow water and shallow water mine countermeasures as well as underwater object localization tools. Hydroid will provide an unspecified number of the MK 18 UUV family of systems (FOS), which consists of the MK 18 Mod 1 Swordfish -- based on the Hydroid REMUS 100 UUV -- and the MK 18 Mod 2 Kingfish -- based on the Hydroid REMUS 600 UUV. Read more



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