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Nauticus Robotics Announces Additional Contract Award with U.S. Defense Innovation Unit for an Autonomous Amphibious Robot

05.10.2022
Nauticus Robotics, a developer of autonomous ocean robots and associated services, announced today that it has been awarded a second multi-million dollar contract by the U.S. Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) for the development of an amphibious unmanned system also utilizing the Company’s autonomous command and control software platform, ToolKITT. This development follows Nauticus’ previous DIU award announcement on February 15, 2022, where ToolKITT is being utilized aboard the U.S. Navy’s Defender Mission Specialist remotely operated vehicle systems to advance the subsea vehicle with more autonomous behaviors. DIU is a Department of Defense organization that contracts with commercial companies to solve national security problems.

Ultra Awarded MADOC Next Generation Sonobuoy Contract

05.10.2022
Ultra Sonobuoy Systems (Ultra) has been selected as a qualified vendor for a Multiple Award Delivery Order Contract (MADOC). This contract will provide a vehicle for Ultra to supply the U.S. Navy (USN) with next-generation sonobuoys for the next five years. The USN Navy purchases roughly $300 million a year in sonobuoys. Ultra is the world’s leader in providing more than 200,000 sonobuoys to the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and other navies around the world.

Victor Vescovo Completes the First Ever Human Descents of the Ryukyu, Ogasawara, Izu and Japan Ultra-deep Ocean Trenches

05.10.2022
Caladan Oceanic completes a two-month expedition with the Japanese marine science community including extensive exploration of the underwater Great East Japan Earthquake epicenter area. Victor Vescovo and scientists also completed the first ever human descents of the Ryukyu, Ogasawara, Izu and Japan ultra-deep ocean trenches.

Bellona and Armach Launch Collaboration

04.10.2022
"Biofouling is a global problem, and to solve a global problem we need to collaborate globally. This collaboration aims to accelerate the uptake of proactive hull cleaning, as well as to understand the limits and risks with such solutions", say CEO of Bellona, Hallstein Havåg and VP Growth and Strategy at Armach Robotics, Rob Howard.

Tritech Is Latest Company to Join General Oceans AS

03.10.2022
Tritech International Limited has been announced as the latest company to become part of General Oceans AS: an umbrella company specialising in underwater technology and headquartered in London. The deal has been in the make for some months and will see Tritech joining Nortek, Reach Robotics and Strategic Robotic Systems as part of the common holding company General Oceans AS.

VIDEO: RTS Cube SDM system monitors subsea installation progress in real time

03.10.2022
Installation of subsea structures is a complex operation, therefore accurate monitoring throughout the campaign is essential for a successful result. For this, RTS presents the Cube SDM system.

Phoenix International Wins SUPSALV Contract

01.10.2022
Phoenix International Holdings Inc. is pleased to announce the award of a $112,000,000 cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for worldwide undersea deep ocean search and recovery operations and engineering and technical support to the U.S. Navy Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV). Work will be performed worldwide and is expected to be completed in September 2027.

Falcon is Winning Strategy for Hyprops Nigeria

29.09.2022
Hyprops Nigeria Limited has chosen the Saab Seaeye Falcon as the best robotic vehicle resource for increasing their long-term footprint in Nigeria.

Groupe Gorgé completes the acquisition of iXblue; paving the way to bringing ECA Group and iXblue together

29.09.2022
Groupe Gorgé announced today having reached a major milestone with the acquisition of iXblue. This operation, that will bring ECA Group and iXblue together, will lead to the rise of a European high-tech industrial champion in the fields of robotics, maritime, navigation, aerospace and photonics. The two companies will benefit from a global workforce of 1,500 people and will achieve an annual turnover of €250 million. Together, iXblue and ECA Group will provide customers with a unique offer ranging from components to complex systems to support critical missions in severe environments.

Kraken Demonstrates KATFISH High Speed Towed SAS in Royal Navy WISEX Demonstration

28.09.2022
Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company™, recently participated in the Royal Navy’s (RN) WILTON Industry Show and Experiment (WISEX) on the ranges in Kilbrannan Sound off Campbeltown, Scotland. WISEX provides an opportunity for industry to showcase new systems for consideration by the RN. With live demos and sea trials, the RN are better able to understand the demonstrated technology including software, sensors, and effectors necessary to implement a highly reliable Mine Hunting Capability (MHC).


HydroSurv Expands Production Facilities to Meet Demand for USVs

28.09.2022
Exeter-based HydroSurv has moved into brand new facilities to deliver expansion in production capacity for its state-of-the-art Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) for hydrographic and environmental data collection.

EYOS Partners with Ocean Conservation Exploration and Education Foundation (OCEEF)

28.09.2022
Two of the world’s leaders in ocean exploration have joined forces to push the boundaries of underwater conservation and research and embark on critical citizen science missions to the farthest reaches of the planet. EYOS, the authority in private superyacht expeditions, has partnered with Ocean Conservation Exploration and Education Foundation (OCEEF), a 501(c)(3) organization to educate the world about the ocean through immersive, data-collecting missions aboard OCEEF’s five-star research yacht, RV Odyssey. The advanced vessel will circumnavigate the world with missions in Antarctica, the Chagos Archipelago, the Galapagos and other remote destinations, where they will explore aquatic ecosystems teeming with biodiversity alongside top scientists, explorers, students, and educators.

World's First underwater inspection vehicle featuring Adaptive Autonomy successfully deployed at Nordsee One Offshore Windfarm

26.09.2022
Trials of the state-of-the-art A.IKANBILIS Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HAUV) conducted by Nordsee One GmbH and supported by manufacturer BeeX Pte Ltd and European partner Subsea Europe Services GmbH at the Nordsee One wind farm in the German North Sea have demonstrated true autonomous operation of an underwater inspection vehicle for the first time ever.

Tripartite subsea energy MoU signed between Baker Hughes, Mocean Energy and Verlume

22.09.2022
Baker Hughes, Mocean Energy and Verlume have signed a triparty memorandum of understanding (MoU) to identify and discuss potential opportunities for collaboration on integrated wave energy and subsea energy storage solutions for the emerging subsea clean energy market.

Cellula Divests its Seafloor Drill Division

22.09.2022
Cellula Robotics Ltd. is pleased to announce the acquisition of its Seafloor Drill Division by a confidential client. The sale, completed on September 2, 2022 will facilitate Cellula's focus on development of proven, trusted autonomy as it brings its industry leading fuel cell powered, long range AUVs, Solus-LR and -XR to market. The investment will also support the ongoing development of Imotus-S, Cellula's latest AUV innovation for vessel signature measurement.

TechnipFMC Awarded a Significant Subsea Contract for Shell’s North Sea Development

22.09.2022
TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant(1) engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract by Shell for the Jackdaw development, located in the United Kingdom North Sea.

UK Royal Navy Acquires Latest Generation REMUS 100S

21.09.2022
Global defense and technologies partner HII (NYSE: HII) announced today the delivery of three REMUS 100s unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy. The new systems bring enhanced endurance and the latest generation of sensors and payloads, allowing for increased data quality and mission efficiency.

Voyis Imaging Releases the Revolutionary Insight Nano Compact Laser Scanner

21.09.2022
Voyis Imaging Inc. (Voyis) has been a pioneer of subsea inspection technology, commercializing the first underwater laser scanner, the ULS-100. This product has been proven in surveys worldwide, producing quantitative analysis and actionable results in the most challenging environments.
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