Ocean exploration has traditionally been dominated by surface ship technology. As a field-proven technology leader in advanced marine robotics, Hydroid’s autonomous underwater vehicles are changing the game.
Hydroid AUVs can dive to depths of 6,000 meters, explore shallow waters and hover in hazardous areas where navigation is difficult. These vehicles reduce the high cost of ocean exploration and sampling, while increasing the availability of scientific marine data.
Our AUVs have been involved with undersea mine countermeasures that have helped save lives by eliminating human divers from mine fields and have helped solve plane and ship disaster mysteries, including locating Air France Flight 447 wreckage and generating 3D mapping of the Titanic. Our vehicles offer scientists a new view on pressing global issues including climate change, the world’s declining fish population and environmental disasters.
(March 26, 2020) The acquisition of Hydroid, based in Pocasset, Massachusetts, expands HII’s capabilities in the strategically important and rapidly growing autonomous and unmanned maritime systems market. Read the Press Release
(February 11, 2020) The 305 meter-rated UUV is being evaluated for the Next Generation Small-Class UUV program. Read the Press Release
(February 4, 2020) “The UUV space is a space that we believe is only going to grow in importance. In my personal view, it’s not going to be a replacement for anything, it’s going to be an augmentation to the Navy’s traditional missions and operations,” said Mike Petters, CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Read Complete Story