Navy looks to RE2 Robotics to develop autonomous unmanned underwater system to detect submerged sea mines

Sept. 24, 2021
RE2 systems have helped clean after a nuclear power plant explosion and install solar panels to make the process more efficient and safer for workers.

PITTSBURGH – The U.S. Navy has awarded a $9.5 million contract to RE2 Robotics Inc. in Pittsburgh to develop autonomous systems to neutralize underwater mines and explosive devices. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

24 Sept. 2021 -- RE2 experts say they plan to use a robotic system to place and attach neutralization devices to the mines or explosives to keep humans from doing the dangerous work.

The company's unmanned underwater system will enable the Navy to find and autonomously neutralize targets in deep ocean waters, while experienced divers supervise from a safe distance.

The system also is for complex offshore infrastructure and maintenance applications in the oil and gas and renewable wind industries, company officials say.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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