(January 30, 2004 – East Falmouth, MA) Hydroid Inc. announced that they have received an order from the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) in La Spezia, Italy, for two (2) REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) systems. NURC is an international organization that was established following the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty in 1952. Their primary mission is to fulfill NATO’s operational requirements in undersea warfare science and technology.
Commenting on behalf of the NATO Undersea Research Centre, Edoardo Bovio stated that “NATO Undersea Research Centre has been actively involved for several years in the uses and technology of AUVs. While contributing to state of the art AUV performance through sensor and algorithm research, the Centre has recently undertaken the task of assessing the value of commercially available AUVs for military applications.”
Kevin McCarthy, Hydroid’s vice president of marketing states “The contract with the NATO Undersea Research Centre is a key contract for Hydroid as we continue to broaden the market for REMUS and expand further into the international marketplace. Hydroid is particularly interested in increasing our exposure to NATO countries and we have initiated an aggressive marketing campaign to expose REMUS technology to this customer base.”
Edoardo Bovio concurred, adding “The procurement of the two REMUS systems from Hydroid will enable the Centre to participate in NATO exercises aimed at transitioning the use of AUV technology into NATO Navies.”
Hydroid Inc. holds the exclusive license from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the manufacture and further development of the REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) technology.
For further information contact Kevin McCarthy, Vice President of Marketing at Hydroid at Tel 508-563-6565, e-mail [email protected].
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