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Mk 18 Mod 2 Kingfish configuration

Platform: Remus 600
Manufacturer: Hydroid
Commercial Operator: Naval Oceanographic Office


MK 18 MOD 2 UUV Kingfish

Prototype under development 2011 to be used as a testbed
   -Develop/insert buried MCM sensor/sensor processing suite
   -Incrementally introduce autonomy and advanced sensors for more robust detection, localization, classification and ID (buried and proud)

Based on Hydroid REMUS 600 (Lightweight)
Dimensions: 12‐3/4” diameter, 11‐1/2’ long / Weight: 600 lbs in air
Operating Depth: 5m‐300m (Search to 3 m)

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Physical Specs

  • Platform: Remus 600 Download PDF
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 3.93m x 0.66m x 0.66m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 3.93m x 0.32m x 0.32m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 282.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 600.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): Information not available
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Beach Survey
  • Coastal Mapping
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Harbor and Port Security
  • Mine Countermeasures
  • Search and Recovery
  • Search, Classify and Map
  • Seabed Mapping
  • Sensor Development

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 1.50
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 2.60

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Crane