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DIMDEX: 5G reveals Herculean task for USVs

25th March 2014 - 09:22 GMT | by Andrew White in Doha


5G International will unveil an autonomous refuelling-at-sea USV technology demonstrator (TD) next year, Shephard has been informed.

According to company director, Keith Henderson, the 38-ft long Marine Handling Craft (MHC) is designed to be deployed from a shore station to the theatre of USV operations. Carrying a total of 4,000 gallons of fuel, the MHC is capable of loitering on station for approximately two months and autonomously docking and resupplying USVs as and when required.

‘MHC allows on station refuelling and removes the necessity of the USV travelling distances to refuel. This is an important force multiplier that allows maximum

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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