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The secret sauce of the Vertex

6th April 2017 - 09:54 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Southampton

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Lausanne-based unmanned systems manufacturer Hydromea has showcased the Vertex AUV, which officials aim to market towards a variety of commercial and civil applications in the near future.

The Vertex, at 7kg mass and 70cm in length, is one of the smaller systems in the sector but those behind the programme maintain that it is sufficient for its intended functions. The small systems are not necessarily intended to work alone but in concert with a number of identical AUVs to create a decentralised mesh network during operation.

With the Vertex and associated payloads now complete following a 12-year design and development

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