Unmanned vehicles on order

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A MANUFACTURER of autonomous surface vehicle technology is to design and build six brand new unmanned surface vehicles.

ASV Global, in Portchester, has signed a new deal with SeaTrepid DeepSea.

The vehicles will be used to conduct wide-area, high-resolution surveys.

The bespoke SeaWorkers will each be fitted with an acoustic underwater positioning system to track the them throughout shallow and ultra-deep waters.

Dan Hook, managing director at ASV Global, said: ‘We are delighted to be supplying six new USVs into this ground-breaking project. The SeaWorkers have been designed specifically as a ruggedized workboat, capable of carrying large payloads and handling varying weather conditions and water depths. The ASView Control System will allow for the reliable and safe operation of the six vehicles.’