Riptide Autonomous Solutions, a leader in affordable unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs), announces two new platform offerings to complement their market leading micro-UUV launched in 2016.

The new 1-Man and 2-Man Portable UUVs use the same technical architecture, proven hydrodynamic hull shape, and high efficiency electronics as the original Micro-UUV. Drawing upon advanced manufacturing, modern electronics and open source concepts the larger Riptide vehicles will deliver the same flexible solution already favored by Micro-UUV users. The 1-Man Portable UUV offers a 7.5 inch (19 cm) diameter and base weight just over 60 pounds (27 kg) with a depth rating of 300 meters. The 2-Man Portable UUV has a 9.375 inch (24 cm) diameter and a base weight of roughly 120 pounds (55 kg) with a depth rating of 600 meters. ”We are pleased to expand our offerings and deliver expanded capabilities, at exceptional pricing. Our new family of low logistics vehicles offer our users extensive flexibility for greater energy and payload volume while leveraging the proven benefits of the Micro-UUV design” said Mr. Jeff Smith, President of Riptide.

Riptide will be exhibiting at both Ocean Business (Southampton UK) on stand W43 and Sea Air Space (Washington DC) booth 1253 during the week of April 3-7, 2017. The full family of low logistics UUVs will be on display at Sea Air Space while the proven Micro-UUV will be on display at Ocean Business. “Both of our exhibits will welcome customers interested in our growing product line” Smith said.

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