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The Riptide AUV (Credit BAE Systems)

Good Undersea Vehicles Come in Small Packages

and operational choices. For ROVs the Sofar Ocean Trident represents perhaps the pinnacle of compact performance and design optimization. While the Blue Robotics aptly named BlueROV presents a more flexible option. In AUVs the highly engineered “classic” approach is demonstrated by BAE Systems Riptide micro vehicle, albeit with a very flexible software outlook. A new entrant from Queensland University of Technology, the RangerBot, presents a novel paradigm change to keep costs down for specific use cases.Starting with the ROVs, the BlueROV from Blue Robotics presents a typical ROV form

(Photo: Riptide)

BAE Systems Acquires Riptide

BAE Systems, Inc. has announced the purchase of the key assets of Riptide Autonomous Solutions, a Plymouth, Mass.-based provider of unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) technology and solutions.Specializing in small UUVs, Riptide’s platforms are deigned to be 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 offeringa family of UUVs and integrated payload solutionscapab

Principal donors for new research vessel that will conduct Marine Life Study cruises, Seal Spotting cruises and more for The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. From left: Cathy Hagadorn, educator; George Bauer, donor; Per Heidenreich, donor, State Senator Robert Duff; Carol Bauer, donor; Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling; and Astrid Heidenreich, donor.

Hybrid-Powered Research Vessel Christened

;s inaugural season. Designed by Incat Crowther of Australia, Spirit of the Sound is being built in Mamaroneck, New York, at the Robert E. Derecktor Inc. shipyard, with construction managed and integrated by Alternative Marine Technologies (Amtech). Her hybrid-electric propulsion system was made by BAE Systems Inc., Corvus Energy and Northern Lights Hybrid Marine. Fundraising and planning was led by Per Heidenreich, founder of Norwalk-based Heidmar, Inc., a commercial tanker operator. Committee member Robert Kunkel, president of Amtech, is serving as the Aquarium’s project manager for the boat&rsquo

The $2.7 million environmentally friendly research vessel, Spirit of the Sound (Photo courtesy of the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk)

‘Green’ Hybrid-powered Research Vessel Christened

inaugural season. Designed by Incat Crowther of Australia, Spirit of the Sound is being built in Mamaroneck, New York, at the Robert E. Derecktor Inc. shipyard, with construction managed and integrated by Alternative Marine Technologies (Amtech). Her hybrid-electric propulsion system was made by BAE Systems Inc., Corvus Energy and Northern Lights Hybrid Marine.  Fundraising and planning was led by Per Heidenreich, founder of Norwalk-based Heidmar, Inc., one of the world’s leading commercial tanker operators. Committee member Robert Kunkel, president of Amtech, is serving as the Aquarium&rsquo

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