Hydroid releases compact, one-man portable REMUS M3V AUV


Hydroid Inc. has announced the release of the REMUS M3V, a compact, one-man portable AUV that is low cost and ready to use right out of the box.

Capable of diving up to 300 meters in depth, the REMUS M3V can be used to support a variety of applications, including search and survey; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); marine research; and multi-vehicle missions.

Considered a “true A-size (36" x 4.875") vehicle,” the micro AUV has no fins or appendages outside the A-size envelope, and can be used for multi-domain deployments.

“The REMUS M3V benefits from all of the development and code-base work that has gone into our REMUS 100 AUV,” says Duane Fotheringham, president of Hydroid.

“It is a game-changing vehicle. Our vehicle is fully engineered, designed and integrated utilizing proven REMUS software. The thought, design and regression testing has all been done to create a robust product that customers can rely on.”

The REMUS M3V can achieve speeds of 10 knots (11.5 miles per hour) and is equipped with an “articulated tail control system,” as well as a positioning and navigation system in the standard configuration.

​The AUV has a variable center of gravity, which allows it to operate in a buoy mode. It is also outfitted with side scan sonar, and it has a multi-functional tail antenna that includes Iridium, Wi-Fi and a Flasher.

The REMUS M3V is considered a “low-logistics system,” and Hydroid says that it is compatible with existing survey and AUV capabilities.