VIDEO: New Marine Robots Emerge on the Market
Al Seer Marine, LLC and 5G International Inc. announce new unmanned surface vessels (USVs). Russell Bartlett, Al Seer Operations Manager and Robert Murphy, CEO of 5G International Inc. have formed a strategic alliance for the production of an integrated fleet of new marine robots.
Eclipse Class vessels will be introduced at IDEX 2013 (The International Defence Exhibition and Conference), 17 – 21 February 2013 in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.
On display will be three new vessels, manufactured by Al Seer and based on four generations of USVs designed, built and tested by 5G.
“Al Seer is pleased to offer timely solutions for protecting the region’s population and their valuable assets. Eclipse Class vessels will be of particular importance to petroleum and marine interests in the Gulf region,” states Russell Bartlett.
The primary missions for Eclipse Class vessels are surveillance and non-lethal deterrence for small craft. They can be operated remotely via encrypted RF from shore, or world-wide via secure satellite links. These are also true robots, which can be pre¬programmed to perform fully-autonomous missions. Options include inertial navigation and Faraday-caged hulls for EMP protection. They are fast, robust, modular, and adaptable to a very wide variety of applications.
Robert Murphy says:
“Al Seer’s proven capabilities in the fields of megayachts and high-performance craft are a perfect match for 5G’s innovative systems. We have developed a proprietary, hybrid propulsion system which is well beyond the scope of typical production boat manufacturers. Al Seer is the ideal OEM at the right time in a very strategic location.”
Naval Today Staff, February 13, 2013; Image: Al Seer