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Lloyd’s Register Awards First UMS Certificate to SEA-KIT USV

The first ever Unmanned Marine Systems (UMS) certificate has been awarded to SEA-KIT International by Lloyd’s Register, representing a milestone for the maritime industry. SEA-KIT has worked closely with Lloyd’s Register since early 2020 in a concerted effort to achieve the highest standards for the USV sector, culminating with the latest 12-m, X-class USV for Fugro being awarded the new

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Saildrone to Collect Data Inside Hurricane

As hurricane season approaches each summer, coastal communities on the U.S. Atlantic seaboard brace for impact. These fast-moving and often deadly storms aren’t only a persistent threat to human safety, they also present a significant economic impact—hurricane damage in the U.S. is estimated at around $54 billion annually.  In partnership with NOAA, Saildrone is going storm chasing in the Tropical

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Picotech Launches Small Integrated Multibeam Echosounder

PicoMB-130 Surf

Picotech has launched the PicoMB130 Surf, the world’s smallest integrated multibeam echosounder, delivering superior quality survey data from an ultracompact unit. The PicoMB-130 features:  Integrated multibeam echosounder, Applanix POS MV GNSS+IMU, and SVS with optionalacquisition PC, and autopilot, in the smallest form factor. Rugged fully overmolded digital transducers immune to galvanic corrosion. Ultralow power consumption for long endurance on

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Sonardyne Tests Nav Systems for UK ASVs

Sonardyne DASA

Sonardyne International Ltd. has demonstrated technologies that will aid autonomous vehicle operations in challenging environments under a project funded by the U.K.’s national Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA). Working with a 12 m-long SEA-KIT X USV, Sonardyne tested and validated sensors already used by UUVs for deployment on USVs in support of missions in coastal waters. Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav hybrid inertial

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