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Australian award puts wind in Bluebottle’s sail

9th October 2017 - 02:26 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Sydney

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For development progress of its Bluebottle persistent USV to date, Ocius Technology received on 4 October the Defence SME Innovation Grant. This was one of five first prizes up for grabs at the Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards.

Ocius exhibited its second-generation Bluebottle at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney, which is 18ft long and has been christened Bruce. At the 2015 Pacific show, Ocius displayed its original 10ft-long demonstrator known as Nemo.

Robert Dane, Ocius’ CEO, told Shephard that the craft performed a technology demonstration on 10 August and that it ‘exceeded all target performance indicators

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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