SeaRobotics Corporation, a leading developer of unmanned marine systems, announced a contract award to supply multiple SR-Surveyor M1.8 ASVs to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to help the Department of the Navy develop its advanced autonomy research program. The SR-Surveyor M1.8 is a tightly integrated, 1.8-meter long ASV designed to streamline logistics and optimize data acquisition in shallow and hard-to-navigate waters. The platform is specifically purposed to be versatile and rapidly deployable for users that require high quality, reliable data capture in remote and restricted waters.
Leveraging the highly reliable SR-Surveyor M1.8 ASV, SeaRobotics optimized the platform for multi-vehicle collaborative behavior development. This custom configuration provides an innovative and cost-effective system for various research activities.
“While we have developed a number of unmanned systems for marine defense application in the past, this is the first truly man-portable asset for multi-vehicle deployment,” said SeaRobotics president Don Darling. “This contract award supports the continued commitment to the advancement of autonomy research for naval operations and we are excited that the SR-Surveyor M1.8 will play an instrumental role.”
The first SR-Surveyor M1.8 is scheduled for delivery in Q4 2020, with staged deliveries bi-weekly to follow and scheduled to complete in early Q1 2021.
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