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Exocetus eyes new markets after acquisition

7th April 2017 - 12:19 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Southampton

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Following on from the acquisition of the rights to the Coastal Glider AUV, officials at Exocetus Autonomous Systems are looking to expand usage in the defence and commercial sectors.

Capable of carrying a 5kg payload the Coastal Glider is one reputed to be the fastest glider of its kind, according to officials.

The company was present at the three-day Ocean Business 2017 at the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton, which ran from 4-6 April.

According to Andy Roberts, project manager at Exocetus, key features of the platform include the ability to transit between salt and fresh water without needing to

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