Hydronalix maintains a staff of highly experienced engineers, technicians, and scientists. The company performs advanced research and development programs for the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Interior (DOI), Department of Energy (DOE), Domestic Preparedness Support Initiative (DPSI), National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Hydronalix also has worked since 2010 with the Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division, along with over 50 small and large domestic fire departments including Fire Department New York City, Austin County Fire Department, Houston Fire Department, Denver Fire Department, Norfolk Fire Department, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Montana Department of Transportation (MTDOT), and Hawaii Department of Transportation. The company also has clients in 33 foreign countries and has operated or supported missions in more than 50 countries.
The company's in-house capabilities include naval architecture and hydrodynamic design, electronic circuit design and fabrication, integration of advanced payloads and radios, development of advanced sensor systems and their integration, composite hull tooling and fabrication, injection molded part design and fabrication, fabric and textile manufacturing, in-house circuit board prototyping and fabrication, advanced test and evaluation, and novice to advanced operator training programs with certification. Hydronalix's manufacturing is vertically integrated so all aspects of production are controlled.
Unlike many of our competitors, Hydronalix designs its hull platforms, reviews the designs and the modeling with academia, fabricates the tooling in-house, manufactures the hull structures, machines all its components, designs and builds its electronics, integrates the platform systems, performs test and evaluation, packages and delivers to the customer, performs operator training, and provides service and maintenance support. Hydronalix also provides support services for its customer's missions with personnel and specialized equipment.
Hydronalix has an approved U.S. Federal Government cost accounting system by the Defense Contract Management Agency.
Additionally, the company employs a full staff for administration, marketing, R&D, manufacturing, testing and evaluation, customer support, and training operations. The company’s headquarters is in Green Valley, AZ and has recently opened a second manufacturing facility in Tucson, AZ. Hydronalix has distributors in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Central and South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Hydronalix's concept is to use the most advanced materials systems and technologies to maximize performance, efficiency, and durability in a new generation of micro unmanned surface vehicles and air vehicles. The executive team and board members have strong backgrounds in research, development, manufacturing and design of advanced composite materials and specialty high end ceramics along with UAVs. With staff based in Malibu, CA, the team had unlimited access for ocean testing on a daily basis while developing the company's advanced designs. With-in the first year the company had its first missions with NOAA in the Channel Islands, and then shortly after the company had a SONAR EMILY mapping mission at the glacial lake Imja Tsho in Nepal at the base of Mount Everest. Since the beginning, the company’s products have participated in a continuous stream of mission deployments for critical needs all across the globe. On average, Hydronalix USV systems are commissioned globally into service with a new agency or unit every week.