Aquabotix to support US Navy project
UUV Aquabotix has received a contract to support a US Navy project, the company announced on 3 January.
The project will involve further development of the company’s SwarmDiver micro USV/UUV. This initial development project will conclude with testing and demonstration to the US Navy.
With a weight of 1.7kg and a length of 75cm, SwarmDiver can dive to a depth of 50m carrying various sensor payloads. It can provide wireless data feedback upon surfacing, and is deployable in groups for synoptic data gathering.
Whitney Million, chief executive officer, Aquabotix, said: ‘This is a second project involving SwarmDiver and the US Navy, in the last seven months. SwarmDiver can be used broadly, in numerous mission types.
‘This development contract will provide greater flexibility in the systems’ use while maintaining the benefits of conducting an unmanned mission. Aquabotix is excited to once again be afforded the opportunity to support the US Navy while expanding its own capabilities. We look forward to demonstrating this transformative technology advancement.’
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