Last November, HII’s Mission Technologies division revealed the future of underwater exploration with the REMUS 620, the new medium-class unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). This week, the team achieved a critical milestone with the first in-water test.

“We are hitting the milestones we promised, from initial concept design to in the water in one year,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of Mission Technologies’ Unmanned Systems business group. “This is an exciting marker as we deliver the next generation of undersea capability and support naval and special operations forces’ missions.”