Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) on behalf of the Navy and replaced the recently retired R/V Knorr vessel for the U.S Navy’s new oceanographic research vessel, R/V Neil Armstrong. The deep water acoustic positioning system, Ranger 2 USBL (Ultra-Short BaseLine), produced by Sondardyne, Inc., a Houston-based subsea technology company, has been selected for Neil Armstrong. Neil Armstrong is the first of two new Ocean-Class vessels ordered by the United States to fulfil national requirements for a high specification research ship based on the East Coast of the country. Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 USBL acoustic positioning technology will support the vessel’s work by enabling science teams to precisely monitor the position of underwater targets deployed from the Neil Armstrong.
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