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Kongsberg to develop new USV

22nd December 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Gerrard Cowan in Belfast


Kongsberg is in discussion with a partner to develop a hull for a new USV that utilises the K-Mate maritime autonomous control system, with a range of customers worldwide expressing an interest in the technology.

The K-Mate is a surface vehicle control system that can be used to control the operation of unmanned and manned vessels, effectively turning the latter into a USV.

‘We can use it on anything from a 2-5 metre Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) up to bigger projects like 100 metre plus container ships,’ said Richard Mills, director of solutions for marine robotics and infrastructure sales. ‘It’s

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Gerrard Cowan


Gerrard Cowan

Gerrard Cowan is an author having recently published his world-renowned book 'The Machinery'. He …

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