During 2017 Riptide Autonomous Solutions delivered an expanding portfolio of offerings including the µUUV, an “A” sized 4.875” (124mm) diameter UUV; the 1MP One Man Portable 7.5” (190 mm) diameter UUV and the 2 MP Two Man Portable 9.375” (238mm) diameter UUV. To support this growth the company has moved into a new facility.
Previously housed in Greentown Labs, a facility focused on nascent companies, Riptide has moved to the Cordage Commerce Center in Plymouth, Mass. This site shares marine technology heritage, having once been home to the world’s largest manufacturer of rope for sailing vessels. Today it is a thriving business park.
This new location offers Riptide space to grow its staff and manufacturing capabilities as well as an onsite marina. As Riptide focuses on compact, easily deployed, UUVs this site ensures easy access for engineering testing and customer demonstrations. Plymouth is conveniently located near major undersea technology centers including Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I.
With its new expanded space, Riptide said it looks to grow both its team and customer base in 2018.