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Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and HII Executive Vice President and President, HII Technical Solutions Andy Green break ground on HII’s Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence. (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Building Unmanned Systems Hub

a key role in strengthening our economic recovery as we continue working to rebound from this health crisis.”“The new campus complements our current facilities in Massachusetts, Florida and Washington that have been delivering marine robotics to the Navy for nearly 20 years,” said Duane Fotheringham, president, Technical Solutions’ Unmanned Systems business group. “In order to manufacture and support large and extra-large UUVs, the size of the manufacturing operation needs to increase significantly. This new facility will give us the space and infrastructure we need to scale

Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII

One-on-One with Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII

Hydroid, a familiar name in the Unmanned Underwater System defense market, was bought this year by Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). We checked in with Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII, for insights on the path forward for autonomy in the defense sector.Hydroid is a long-established, well-known name in the subsea Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) sector that recently had a change in corporate ownership, joining the Huntington Ingalls Industries family of companies. “The immediate impact is that we are now part of a much larger organization and have access to those

Hydroid’s REMUS autonomous underwater vehicle. Photo courtesy of Hydroid

HII Completes Hydroid Acquisition

comprehensive suite of autonomous underwater vehicle systems that address our customers’ needs. While this is a perfect complement to our existing UUV business, more importantly, it brings together brilliant and talented people who are at the leading edge of unmanned systems technology.”Duane Fotheringham, who previously served as Hydroid’s president and chairman of the board, will serve as president of Unmanned Systems, reporting to Green. Fotheringham joined Hydroid in 2008 as the vice president of operations and was responsible for the research and development, engineering and manufacturing

Photo: Hydroid

Hydroid Delivers to U.S. Navy

the next year as a potential solution for the Next Generation Small-Class UUV (SUUV) program for the Navy.“The REMUS 300 is a game-changer for the small UUV class. It’s a culmination of everything we’ve learned by delivering over 400 REMUS UUVs over the past 17 years,” said Duane Fotheringham, President of Hydroid. “The modularity and open architecture will make future developments easier than ever to integrate, ensuring REMUS will continue to be one of the most advanced UUVs on the market.”As part of the Prototype Project Agreement with DIU, Hydroid is working with

(Image: Hydroid)

Hydroid Appraised at CMMI V2.0 Maturity Level 3

processes for its autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and marine robotics products. Hydroid had been previously appraised in 2016 at Maturity Level 3 using the CMMI V1.3.“Always looking to optimize our business performance, we are pleased to have received this appraisal result,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of Hydroid. “Having been independently benchmarked by an authorized Lead Appraiser, it reaffirms our willingness to continually and consistently meet our performance commitments with confidence. Additionally, unlike many organizations, Hydroid has taken it a step further and

REMUS M3V (Photo: Hydroid Inc.)

Hydroid Introduces New High Speed, Low Cost Micro AUV

A-size envelope and can be used for multi-domain deployments.   “The AUV market is rapidly evolving and the heart of underwater exploration. At Hydroid, we continue to grow our product offerings as well as advance the technologies and capabilities of our existing vehicles,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of Hydroid. “The REMUS M3V benefits from all of the development and code-base work that has gone into our REMUS 100 AUV. It is a game-changing vehicle. Our vehicle is fully engineered, designed and integrated utilizing proven REMUS software. The thought, design and regression

(Photo: Paul Allen)

The AUV That Helped Find USS Indianapolis

it was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese Navy near the end of World War II.   The wreckage was found on August 19, sitting 5,500 meters below the surface in the Philippine Sea.   “We are honored to have had our REMUS 6000 be part of such a monumental discovery,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of Hydroid. “Paul Allen and his team have given the gift of solace to the survivors and the families of the brave men that lost their lives protecting our country. We are proud to have had our vehicle help solve this decades-long search.”   The REMUS 6000 AUV,

Photo: Hydroid

Hydroid Opens New Headquarters

team selected energy-efficient building materials and facilities equipment, including LED lighting throughout. Hydroid also installed electric vehicle charging stations for its employees.   "As we continue to grow, we wanted to create a space where our employees can thrive," said Duane Fotheringham, president of Hydroid. "We designed our headquarters with them in mind, creating a campus-feel that allows our team members to be closer together and work in a collaborative, dynamic environment. The end result is a new look and space that will benefit our employees for years to come."

Duane Fotheringham (Photo: Eric Haun)

MTR100: Hydroid

turnaround time and full electrical and hydraulic interfaces to test the assemblies while at pressure.      6 Benjamin Nye Circle, Pocasset, MA 02559 Phone: 508-563-6565 Fax: 508-563-3445 Email: glester@hydroid.com  Website: http://www.hydroid.com  CEO/President: Duane Fotheringham  Number of Employees: 162 President: Duane Fotheringham Marketing Director: Graham Lester Engineering Director: Sandor Becz Facility:  • 40,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility – opened October 2014 • An additional 15,000 square foot building is currently

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