Navy recruits robots for minesweeping missions

June 2005
Engineer (00137758);6/13/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7677, p7
Reports on the plan of the Royal Navy in Great Britain to procure torpedo-shaped REMUS (Remote Environmental Monitoring Units), robot minesweepers manufactured by U.S. company Hydroid. Use of sophisticated on-board sensors by REMUS to detect mines before relaying data back to a manned controller; Ability of the robot minesweepers to operate in water 30-100 deep at a speed of 3-5 knots; Other underwater applications of the REMUS scan.


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