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Saildrone details ISR-focused 10m USV, Voyager

29th March 2023 - 12:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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The Voyager USV's ISR package includes an AIS transceiver, camera array, digital radar and sub-surface passive acoustic sensors. (Photo: Saildrone)

Saildrone has detailed a new 10m USV, Voyager, designed for ISR missions.

Voyager has been developed to fill capabilities in near-shore ocean and lakebed mapping, face illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing challenges, and undertake ISR operations.

The Voyager USV is larger than Saildrone's 7m Explorer, which has seen extensive operation in the Arabian Gulf by the USN's uncrewed and artificial intelligence specialists Task Force 59.

Voyager's larger platform allows for a more persistent data link and offers increased power for ISR payloads.

Saildrone told Shephard the ISR suite on the USV includes an AIS transceiver, camera array, digital radar and sub-surface passive acoustic sensors – all primarily powered by solar and

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Harry Lye

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Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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