Unmanned Vehicles

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"World's First" - Fugro Personnel Certified to Operate Uncrewed Surface Vessels

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro said that its personnel from its Middle East office has completed "the world's first" Maritime Autonomous Surface Systems (MASS) professional certified training delivered by SeaBot XR at the training academy CEbotiX, the National Centre for Operational Excellence in Marine Robotics based in Southampton, UK.

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DriX USV Delivered to UNH CCOM

The University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (UNH CCOM), as a member of the Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute (OECI), funded by NOAA Ocean Exploration, took delivery of an iXblue DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) and its Universal Deployment System. The autonomous solution

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Deployable from USV: Kongsberg Launches New AUV at Oceanology International

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime is presenting its HUGIN Edge medium-size autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) at this week's Oceanology International event which started Tuesday in London.According to the company, based in Norway, the HUGIN Edge offers "exceptional durability and reliability,

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Van Oord Orders Autonomous Offshore Vessel from Demcon

Dutch marine services and dredging contractor Van Oord has ordered an unmanned, autonomous offshore vessel from Demcon unmanned systems, a company that develops and builds unmanned, autonomously vessel platforms for survey and inspection activities in inland, coastal and offshore environments.According to Demcon,

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Kongsberg Maritime Launches New Multibeam Echosounder for USVs

Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new multibeam echosounder - EM 712 USV - for use with Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs).The latest addition to  Kongsberg's EM 712 range of shallow- to medium-water multibeam echosounders for seabed mapping applications, the EM 712 USV has been specifically

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Miros Sensors put to the test in the Port of Gdynia

Miros has installed a tailored environmental monitoring system to support a three-year research project at the port of Gdynia in Poland.  The custom system is designed to provide accurate current and wave measurements and oil spill monitoring from a strategic location in the bay of Gdansk. The expected

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Fugro Orders First-of-Its-Kind XL Class USV for North Sea Operations

Dutch geodata firm Fugro has ordered an uncrewed surface vessel of SEA-KIT XL Class for future North Sea operations. According to USV maker SEA-KIT, the 18-meter USV, to be named Blue Eclipse, will be the first of its kind, and will be constructed at SEA-KIT’s expanding UK production facility on the Essex coast.

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Malaysia's HGIS Uses Ocean Alpha USV for Shell Pipeline Survey

Malaysian geo-solutions provider HGIS has used their first uncrewed surface vehicle (USV), the 5.5 m M40P developed by OceanAlpha, to complete an entirely remote nearshore inspection of a subsea pipeline in TALI Field for their project with Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP).As a project highlight, the USV


SEA-KIT to Expand Fleet with New 12m USV

Uncrewed surface vessel specialist SEA-KIT International has announced plans to build another of its X-class, 12m USVs as a fleet vessel for launch in 2022.  This build, the sixth X-class to be constructed at the company’s Essex base, will pave the way for the company to meet increased market

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SEA-KIT's USV Equipped with Innovative Connectivity Solution by Inmarsat

Maritime and offshore mobile satellite communications specialist Inmarsat has installed a new connectivity solution on SEA-KIT's uncrewed surface vessel (USV) Maxlimer using virtualized networks that the company says will establish higher standards for over-the-horizon uncrewed vessel control.

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UAE, Israel to Jointly Design Unmanned Military, Commercial Vessels

Emirati and Israeli state-owned weapons makers on Thursday signed a strategic agreement in Dubai to jointly design unmanned vessels capable of carrying out anti-submarine warfare.United Arab Emirates defense conglomerate EDGE and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced the partnership on the final day of the biennial Dubai Airshow.