Defense Applications

Hydroid, Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). Founded in 2001 to develop and commercialize the groundbreaking REMUS (MK18 and LBS) vehicles, REMUS was originally designed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), one of the leading names in ocean science. Hydroid has since grown into the world’s largest and most trusted provider of UUVs.

Hydroid has transformed the technology behind the original REMUS design into a line of UUVs that are trusted worldwide for its reliability, performance and data. Hydroid’s state-of-the-art facilities in Massachusetts produce a range of vehicle systems that can meet the demands of virtually any marine environment. The REMUS 100 was the first combat-deployed UUV in history and Hydroid is proud to have over 10 years of experience providing the United States Navy and its allies with the most combat-proven UUV in the world.

Primary Applications

Mine Countermeasures



Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)


Key Company Advantages

  • Proven performance as a prime contractor
  • ISO 9001:2015 certified, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007, CMMI Level 3
  • World class customer support & training capability
  • State-of-the-art manufacturing and testing capabilities

Key UUV Advantages

  • Modular construction for a variety of payloads
  • Low logistics systems; rapidly deployable
  • Open architecture software interfaces allowing for higher level or custom autonomy
  • Variable depth capability ranging from shallow coastal waters to 6000 meters; operational in approximately 98% of the world’s oceans
  • Highly stable and quiet platform for the best sensor performance
  • Certified energy sections for safe and reliable transportation and storage
  • Minimal installation and calibration
  • Long endurance vehicles for greater area coverage or extended station time for surveillance
  • Multi-vehicle operations

R&D Efforts

We are focused on:

  • Uniquely equipping our UUVs to gather highest quality data in a wide range of ocean environments
  • Higher level autonomy, navigation and acoustic communications
  • Lowering the platform’s signature (electrically, acoustically and magnetically) as well as selecting payload sensor frequencies and managing their synchronization
  • Increasing UUV area coverage rate and endurance
  • Increasing UUV systems interoperability with surface, subsurface and air platforms