UV - Unmanned Vehicles

Al Marakeb launches B7X dual-use USV

12th January 2018 - 08:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The UAE's Al Marakeb Boat Manufacturing Company has launched a new dual-use unmanned surface vessel (USV), the B7X.

The new system can be used for both manned and unmanned operations. Designed and developed with an autonomous control system, the B7X can be used for a wide variety of defence and civil applications, including vessel monitoring, law enforcement, automated commercial transportation, search and rescue and surveillance.

Nour Al Sayyed, director of operations, Al Marakeb, said: ‘This pioneering USV unit reflects our strong attention to technology, craftmanship and service, while also looking to meet what our customers want, especially through safety, quality, cost and delivery.

'Aside from the B7X, Al Marakeb actively seeks to become a lead player in the UAE’s pursuit in the successful integration of autonomous technologies across the Emirates - whether on land, air or at sea - giving importance to the unified effort to achieve the goals and objectives set forth in UAE Vision 2021.’

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