Japanese AUV Fleet Grows to Five Vehicles - 13/06/2012

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MOD) has purchased one Hydroid REMUS 600 system for mine countermeasure operations. The new purchase brings the Japanese MOD AUV fleet to five vehicles. The REMUS 600 AUV was specifically designed for operations requiring extended endurance, increased payload capacity and greater operating depth.

Earlier this year, the Japanese MOD purchased four REMUS 100 systems for investigating and mapping seafloor dispersion of contaminants as well as mine countermeasure operations. Mine detection work includes locating explosive devices and other undetonated ordnances as well as finding and classifying submerged objects.

The order for the MOD purchase was submitted by SEA Corporation in Japan.

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