Riptide Autonomous Solutions Launches Riptide Canada
PEMBROKE, Mass. — Riptide announced its first international expansion with the creation of Riptide Autonomous Solutions Canada, the company said in a Sept 6 release. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Riptide Canada is being established to support the increasing demand in Canada and abroad for affordable, flexible AUV [autonomous underwater systems] systems.
Leonard Baker, Riptide Canada’s director, said “I’m tremendously happy to be starting the next iteration of Riptide in an exciting location with a significant demand and market expansion underway. We are looking to continue the steep growth and success of Riptide by establishing a Canadian subsidiary positioned to support a very active marine technology user and development market.”
He added that they expect to see robust employee growth as several new programs come to fruition and more vehicles are delivered over the next few years.
“We are excited to be in a position to add this office in such a critical location as Halifax, supporting our local customers and working closely to enable the cutting-edge maritime development and leading-edge research with flexible and extensible AUV systems. Lenny’s technical knowledge and experience developing all of Riptide’s products, combined with his corporate history from our founding 3 and a half years ago, makes him the ideal candidate to lead this effort,” said Jeff Smith, Riptide’s president and chief executive officer.
Riptide Canada plans to establish development, production, and support capabilities in the Halifax area and add staff to meet their growing product demands over the next several years.
Riptide Autonomous Solutions is a small business focused on AUV development and production. Riptide’s flagship product is the Micro-UUV, a highly flexible, open source autonomous undersea vehicle that provides a state-of-the-art, low-cost solution for operators and developers of UUV sensors.