BAE Systems say it has purchased Riptide Autonomous Solutions, a Massachusetts based provider of unmanned underwater vehicle technology.
In a release, BAE say:
“Specialising in small UUVs, Riptide’s platforms are sophisticated yet simple, efficient, and highly flexible, offering performance discriminators within this domain that include greater depth, range, endurance, and speed.”
“Adding Riptide’s technological capabilities will position us to provide customers unmatched flexibility by offering a family of UUVs and integrated payload solutions capable of supporting a variety of critical missions” said Terry Crimmins, president of BAE Systems Electronic Systems.
“Coupling our extensive expertise in sonar, signal processing, sensor fusion, undersea communications, electronic warfare, and autonomous systems with Riptide’s unique UUV platforms will enable us to affordably address rapidly expanding maritime mission requirements in the global defense, commercial, and research markets.”
The company, Riptide, had previously been expanding its product range and had moved into a new facility. Last year, the company revealed a new micro-UUV that can travel for 1,000 nautical miles without a recharge.
More on this specific platform (pictured above) can be found at Naval Today here.