Riptide Autonomous Solutions, a developer of unmanned maritime vehicles, has announced that it has completed the delivery of its first three production Micro-UUVs to the US Navy’s SPAWAR Systems Center – Pacific. The unmanned undersea vehicles are configured with a flooded payload module that will enable rapid payload development and demonstration.
The Micro-UUV, Riptide’s first product, is a highly flexible, open source autonomous undersea vehicle that provides a state-of-the-art solution ideally suited for developers of autonomy and behaviors, power systems, subsea sensors, and new payloads. The Micro-UUV features open hardware and software interfaces, giving users a reliable and robust platform to advance technology development. The vehicle design is optimized for high efficiency and Riptide claims it has the best hydrodynamic signature in its class.