Adaptive Methods’ Detachment UUV (DET UUV) receives first commercial Micro-UUV from Riptide Autonomous Solutions

Adaptive Methods' Detachment UUV (DET UUV) receives first commercial Micro-UUV from Riptide Autonomous Solutions

Adaptive MethodsAugust 2016

Centreville, VA

Adaptive Methods’ DET UUV took delivery of the first micro-UUV built by Riptide Autonomous Solutions of Pembroke MA, for a commercial company. CEO of Riptide, Jeff Smith and CEO of Adaptive Methods, Barclay Roman, hailed the delivery as “historic“ for both companies.  The Riptide micro-UUV delivered to Adaptive Methods, named “Pompano” by DET UUV Director, Lewis Hart, was the first unit delivered to a non-government entity.  Riptide has delivered a number of micro-UUV’s to the US Navy, DARPA and classified customers over the last year.

Pompano joins DET UUV’s other UUV, the small IVER 2 class UUV built by Ocean Server, named “Wahoo”,  supporting Adaptive Methods’ UUV Autonomy efforts for NUWC Newport.

Adaptive Methods’ DET UUV was formed in May 2015 as the company’s innovation and operational center for all UUV initiatives.  DET UUV is leveraging Adaptive Methods’ experience in Mission Planning for Navy programs to develop world class UUV autonomy solutions, including partnering with Applied Research Laboratory/Penn State (ARL/PSU) of State College PA.

Adaptive Methods, Inc. (www.adaptivemethods.com) is a developer of advanced sensor systems, sensor processing, and computing architecture products for surveillance, security and military combat systems. Adaptive Methods is based in Centreville, Virginia, with satellite offices in five states.  For additional information, contact info@adaptivemethods.com.