BAE Systems has purchased the key assets of Riptide Autonomous Solutions, a Massachusetts-based provider of the innovative, affordable unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) technology and solutions. Riptide specializes in small UUVs, their platforms are sophisticated yet simple, efficient, and highly flexible, offering performance discriminators within this domain that include greater depth, range, endurance, and speed.
“Adding Riptide’s technological capabilities will position us to provide customers unmatched flexibility by offering a family of UUVs and integrated payload solutions capable of supporting a variety of critical missions,” said Terry Crimmins, president of BAE Systems Electronic Systems. “Coupling our extensive expertise in sonar, signal processing, sensor fusion, undersea communications, electronic warfare, and autonomous systems with Riptide’s unique UUV platforms will enable us to affordably address rapidly expanding maritime mission requirements in the global defense, commercial, and research markets.”
Riptide employees will join the BAE Systems Electronic Systems sector, many as part of the FAST Labs organization, where the scientists and engineers innovate capabilities to address some of the toughest challenges in the defense, aerospace, and security domains.
The FAST Labs team looks forward to maturing Riptide’s platform technology, demonstrating new solutions, and scaling manufacturing production.
BAE Systems plans to maintain the Riptide facilities in Plymouth, Mass., further expanding their footprint in the New England area.
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