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Hydroid Engineering and Operations Appraised at CMMI Level 3

Hydroid facility
9. June 2016

Appraisal signifies underwater robotics company's commitment to continuous process improvement and highest levels of performance.

Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of marine robotic systems, announces it was appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®. The appraisal was performed by JFR Consulting, and included a comprehensive examination of Hydroid's business practices and development processes for its autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and marine robotics products.

"We are extremely proud that our company has received this highest form of third-party validation," said Duane Fotheringham, president of Hydroid. "As a leader in the marine robotics industry, we are dedicated to producing and delivering only the highest quality vehicles for our customers. The level 3 appraisal is a testament to our team's determination to provide our customers with top of the line systems, service and support."

CMMI is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve company performance. The level 3 appraisal indicates that Hydroid is performing at a "defined" level. At this level, company processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools and methods. It also means that Hydroid's set of end-to-end product development processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time.

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