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Defense Ministry Purchases Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

June 18 2012


The Japanese Ministry of Defense has awarded Hydroid, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, a contract for a fifth REMUS 600 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), reports Kongsberg Maritime.

The system will be used for mine countermeasure missions, said company officials last week.

The REMUS 600 is designed for long-range missions and offers increased payload capacity and greater operating depth.

Japan earlier this year ordered four REMUS 100 systems for seafloor mapping and...

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