US firm to supply UUVs to Royal New Zealand Navy


US defence contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has been selected to supply four examples of its Remus 300 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN).

The UUVs will be utilised in mine countermeasures (MCM) and non-combatant roles including search and recovery. The unmanned craft can be reconfigured with a range of sensors and payloads to meet mission requirements.

In addition to the four vehicles, the RNZN also acquired high-definition camera modules and additional swappable battery modules.

HII expects to complete delivery of the four UUVs by the summer of 2022.

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