Solus-LR AUV (Photo: Cellula Robotics)

Solus-LR AUV Ready for Testing

Canada-based Cellula Robotics said its Solus-LR autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has been constructed and is ready to begin factory integration testing.

Featuring a fuel cell power pack and suction anchor, Solus-LR has a target range of 2,000 kilometers and is designed to stay submerged for multi-month missions.

The long-range vehicle is being developed under a contract by Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Department of National Defence's (DND) science and technology organization, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), under the All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) Science & Technology (S&T) Program.

Sea trials and a capabilities demonstration in Indian Arm, British Columbia are expected to conclude by April 2020.

NURP's AQUARIUS habitat was first named after George Bond, Pappa Topside.

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