Unmanned Marine Systems

ASV Global
Autonomous Surface Vehicles Ltd

ASV Unmanned Surface VehiclesASV Global (ASV) is a designer, manufacturer and operator of high-performance, rugged autonomous marine vehicle systems for military, government and commercial sectors.

ASV’s unmanned marine vehicle systems are used for a wide range of military and commercial applications. For military these include Mine Counter Measures (MCM), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), and Fast Inshore Attack Craft (FIAC) for combat training. For commercial these include, Oil and Gas Exploration and Construction, Oceanographic Data Collection, Hydrographic, Oceanographic and Environmental Surveys.

ASV also provides a broad range of technical services relating to autonomous marine vehicles, from concept design through to production and training. The company has a full complement of highly experienced staff as well as links with leading universities and manufacturing facilities.

ASView Control System

Remotely Control Surface Vessels

ASView-Bridge ASV User Control SystemASV has specifically developed and refined its ASView system for safe and reliable control of autonomous surface vehicles and has incorporated industry-leading research in collision avoidance and safe over-the-horizon operation. The complete system is comprised of the ASView-Bridge graphical user interface, ASView-Helm remote controller, ASView-Base radio enclosure and ASView-Core vehicle system.

ASView-Helm USV Remote ControlASView features direct remote control via ASView-Helm, assisted remote control, and a Mission Plan mode via ASView-Bridge UI that allows users to define lines, orbits and/or station keeping waypoints. It can be integrated into vessels with a wide variety of power generation and propulsion engines, motors and devices.

ASView supports a broad range of navigation sensors including GPS receivers, gyro stabilised and satellite compasses, inertial navigation systems, marine radar systems, AIS, electro optical and infrared cameras and depth sounders.

ASView Control System for Unmanned Surface Vessels

The system is compatible with line of sight communications including UHF radio, mesh network radio or Wi-Fi, as well as the commercially available Iridium, Inmarsat or V-Sat satellite communications systems.

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C-Stat Station Keeping Buoy

The C-Stat mobile buoy system is a station keeping vessel for applications where anchoring may be difficult or the cost or practicalities of operating a manned vessel for continuous periods of time are prohibitive. It is ideal for asset positioning, surface to underwater communications, and data collection.

C-STAT Station Keeping Buoy

An autonomous control system with sophisticated station-keeping algorithms allows the C-Stat to maintain position, with programmable drift parameters. The buoy is powered by a hybrid diesel electric system, and can travel for up to 5 days with a top speed of 3.7 knots.

Principal Particulars:

Length 2.6m
Beam 1.4m
Weight 470kg
Propulsion Diesel generator, battery and 2 x DC thrusters
Speed 3.7 knots
Endurance 5 days
Range 310nm
Fuel Capacity 94 litres
Payload capacity 20kg
Control ASView
Communications Radio/satellite

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C-Cat 3

Small Multipurpose Work USV

The C-CAT 3 is a multipurpose vessel developed for applications requiring a smaller craft, such as surveying, monitoring and other scientific research in littoral zones. Its modular design and large payload bay allow it to be easily fitted with a wide variety of above and below water sensors and other payloads.

C-Cat 3 Small Multi-Purpose USV

The vessel is powered by twin electric motors and can achieve a top speed of 7 knots. It can be controlled manually or pre-programmed to follow specified routes that can be updated at any point during the mission via an intuitive PC-based GUI.

Principal Particulars:

Length 3.02m
Beam 1.55m
Height 1.4m
Draft Min 0.39m, max dependent on payload ~0.7m
Displacement Lightship 270kg, fully loaded 340kg
Primary propulsion
2 x DC electric motors driving 3 bladed propellers
Operational speed range
Up to 7 knots
Payload power
12V or 24V

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C-Enduro

Long Endurance Maritime Unmanned Surface Vehicle

The C-Enduro is a long endurance USV, ideal for any application where long-term remote data collection is required. Capable of enduring missions of up to 3 months in length, the vehicle’s power system can be tailored to suit different climatic conditions by using diesel or methanol power chain, and/or harvesting energy using wind turbines and solar panels.

C-Enduro Solar Unmanned Surface Vehicle

C-Enduro USVThe hull features a rugged carbon-fibre construction with a self-righting design. A wide range of sensors can be fitted to the C-Enduro, including sonar, Electronic Warfare, wave measurement, and cameras. diesel or methanol power chain, and/or harvesting energy using wind turbines and solar panels.

This advanced USV can serve a multitude of roles, from security to oceanographic data collection to environmental monitoring.

Principal Particulars:

Length 4.2m
Beam 2.4m
Height 2.8m (including antennae), 1.5m (mast off)
Draft 0.4m
Weight 350kg lightship
Propulsion
2 x DC brushless motors
Speed
Up to 6.5 knots
Endurance
30+ days depending on power configuration
Control
ASView for direct, semi-autonomous or autonomous control
Communications
Radio/satellite
Solar panel system
12 high efficiency panels generating a peak electrical power of 1200W
Diesel generator system
Electric start diesel generator providing a peak charging power of 2.5kW. Can be run continuously for higher speed and payload missions
Wind turbine system
Lightweight three blade system generating a peak output power of 720W
Sensor options
keel mounted sensors, CTD lowered by winch, meteorological sensors, ADCP, MBES, side-scan sonar, PAM, acoustic modem, ASW (towed array or dipping), electronic warfare.

C-Worker Multi-Role USVs

The C-Worker family of USV platforms offers solutions for a wide variety of offshore, inshore and coastal operations. All vessels in the C-Worker range can be controlled directly, semi-autonomously or with full autonomy, with the ability to select and update mission parameters via the intuitive ASView control software.

C-Worker 4

Shallow Water ASV

C-Worker 4 is the smallest of the C-Worker USVs, with a diesel-powered waterjet propulsion system that makes it ideal for shallow water operations such as marine construction surveys and environmental data collection.

C-Worker 4 Shallow Water USV

Principal Particulars:

Length 4.17m
Beam 1.58m
Draft 0.41m
Weight 680kg lightship
Propulsion Marine diesel engine driving waterjet
Speed Up to 7 knots
Endurance Up to 48 hours
Payload capacity
20kg (on pole); 22kg (in 19″ rack)
Payload power Up to 800W nominal; up to 1.5kW peak
Control ASView for direct, semi-autonomous or autonomous control
Communications Radio/satellite

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C-Worker 5

Hydrographic Surveying ASV

With a repairable rugged aluminium hull and durable construction, C-Worker 5 is designed for surveying applications such as shipwrecks, cable laying and hydrography. It features an endurance of up to 7 days at a top speed of 7 knots, allowing for increased survey efficiency with a minimum of launch and recovery requirements.

Principal Particulars:

Length 5.5m
Beam 1.7m
Draft 0.9m
Height 1.8m
Weight 1900kg
Propulsion Direct driver fixed propeller 1 x Yanmar 57hp diesel engine
Speed Up to 10 knots
Endurance Up to 5 days at 7 knots
Payload capacity
20kg (on pole); 35kg (in 19″ racK)
Payload power 1kW
Control ASView for direct, semi-autonomous or autonomous control
Communications IP Radio

C-Worker 6

Ocean Surveying ASV

C-Worker 6 is a multi-role work-class vessel that can handle a wide variety of operations, including surveying, environmental monitoring, data collection and surveillance. It can operate for up to 30 days at a cruising speed of 4 knots, and can be integrated with a range of standard or custom payloads, such as sonar, infrared, video cameras, and chemical detectors.

C-Worker 6 Ocean Surveying USV

Principal Particulars:

Length 5.8m
Beam 2.2m
Draft 0.9m
Height 4.75m or 2.2m with mast folded
Weight 13500kg lightship
Propulsion 2 diesel generator sets driving 2 electrical pods via battery bank
Speed Up to 6.5 knots
Endurance Up to 30 days
Payload power 1kW
Control ASView for direct, semi-autonomous or autonomous control
Communications Radio/satellite

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C-Worker 7

C-Worker 7 Ocean Surveying USVOcean Surveying ASV

C-Worker 7 is a multi-role USV that features fully redundant power, propulsion and communication systems, and a large moon pool that measures 2.5m long x 1m wide. Its modular payload bay allows integration of multiple offshore payloads.

Principal Particulars:

Length 7.2m
Beam 2.3m
Draft 0.9m
Height 4.2m
Weight 5300kg lightship
Propulsion 2 x 20kW
Speed Up to 6.5 knots
Endurance Contact us for details
Payload power Up to 2kW
Control ASView for direct, semi-autonomous or autonomous control
Communications Radio/satellite

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C-Worker 8

Multi-Role Offshore ASV

Powered by twin 45hp diesel engines, C-Worker 8 is a rugged, versatile USV with a top speed of 10 knots and up to 7 days endurance. Interchangeable payload frames allow the vessel to be configured for a wide variety of missions, including surveying, environmental research, seismic support, and security.

C-Worker 8 Multi-Role Offshore ASV

Principal Particulars:

Length 7.7m
Beam 2.14m
Draft 0.99m
Height 4.24m (mast up)
Weight 4800kg fully laden, 3700kg lightship
Propulsion Two 45Hp Diesel engines driving fixed pitch propellers
Speed 10 knots
Endurance 7 days at 4 knots, 3 days at 8 knots.
Payload power 3kW
Control ASView for direct, semi-autonomous or autonomous control
Communications Radio/satellite

C-Sweep Rugged USV

C-Sweep Rugged High Performance ASVC-Sweep is a rugged, modular Unmanned Surface Vehicle capable of undertaking long-endurance minesweeping missions. It features a robust construction with either aluminium or composite hull, and is powered by twin diesel engines.

C-Sweep is capable of deploying secondary Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) or Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and can be fitted with a range of sensors.

Principal Particulars:

Length 10.8m
Beam 3.5m
Height 2.9m
Draft 0.7m
Weight ~9000kg
Propulsion 2 x marine diesel engines
Speed 25+ knots
Range 230nm+
Fuel Capacity
2300 litres
Control ASView direct, semi-autonomous or autonomous modes
Communications UHF, L/S Band, Sat-Comms
Options Sidescan, multi-beam, USBL, clip-on mine sweep or winch deployed systems electrical generator, AUV/ROV launcher.

C-Target Naval Target Drones

C-Target high-speed realistic target drones provide a way for naval personnel to train for scenarios involving Fast Inshore Attack Craft (FIAC), and are designed for gunnery training, weapons testing and ship command/control evaluation.

All C-Target drones utilise ASV’s proprietary control architecture and can be deployed individually or as part of a swarm.

C-Target 3

The C-Target 3 is a lightweight and fast-moving target drone. With a rugged aluminium construction, the hull features an innovative 2-part design that allows the boat to separate into two pieces for ease of transport and storage.

C-Target 3 Naval Target System

A lift hoop allows for easy deployment and recovery, and the outboard engine and electronics enclosure can be protected with ballistic panels.

Principal Particulars:

Length 3.5m
Beam 1.4m
Height 1.3m
Draft ~0.6m
Weight ~325kg
Propulsion 30hp
Speed 25 knots
Fuel Capacity 40 litres
Control
ASView-T direct or automated control
Communications UHF, 10km+
Options Single boat or multi-boat, visual, radar and thermal enhancements, real time video link and missed distance indicators (MDI).

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C-Target 6

The C-Target 6 is a fast, powerful target drone that can be used either as a direct target or to tow inflatable targets.

With a rugged aluminium hull, the C-Target 6 is capable of operating in conditions up to Sea State 4, allowing for training to take place in harsher weather.

C-Target 6 Naval Target USV

The C-Target 6 can be customised to resemble specific craft, and can also be configured for manned use (with the addition of an optional control panel) or as a low-cost Unmanned Surface Vehicle (with the addition of extra control functionality and camera systems).

Principal Particulars:

Length 6.5m
Beam 2.1m
Height 2.3m
Draft 0.3m
Weight ~1200kg
Propulsion 125hp or 150hp
Diesel IB option Yes
Speed 35 knots
Fuel Capacity 180 litres
Control
ASView-T direct or automated control
Communications UHF, 10km+
Options Single boat or multi-boat, visual, radar and thermal enhancements, real time video link and missed distance indicators (MDI).

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C-Target 9

The C-Target 9 is a highly versatile target craft that can be operated remotely via a radio link, or manually with a console. It can be equipped with a broad range of optional capabilities, including radar, thermal sensors and visual systems.

C-Target 9 Naval Target System

Principal Particulars:

Length 9.6m
Beam 2.4m
Height 3.5m
Draft 0.4m
Weight ~2750kg
Propulsion 2 x 225hp or 300hp
Diesel IB option Yes
Speed 50 knots
Fuel Capacity 600 litres
Control
ASView-T direct or automated control
Communications UHF, 10km+
Options Single boat or multi-boat, visual, radar and thermal enhancements, real time video link and missed distance indicators (MDI).

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C-Target 13

The C-Target 13 is a fast, highly realistic target drone. Propelled by twin 350hp engines and capable of a top speed of greater than 45 knots, it is the largest craft in the C-Target range. As with the other craft in the range, it features a rugged aluminium hull, manual or remote operation, and a range of optional radar, thermal and visual enhancements.

C-Target 13 Naval Target System

Principal Particulars:

Length 12.9m
Beam 2.7m
Height 3.9m
Draft 0.5m
Weight ~4200kg
Propulsion 2 x 350hp
Diesel IB option Yes
Speed 45+ knots
Fuel Capacity 600 litres
Control
ASView-T direct or automated control
Communications UHF, 10km+
Options Single boat or multi-boat, visual, radar and thermal enhancements, real time video link and missed distance indicators (MDI).

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Towed Targets

Inflatable Towed TargetASV’s range of towed targets for gunnery training and weapons testing offers greater stability and functionality than traditional standard cylindrical targets.

Constructed from PVC or Hypalon, the inflatable targets feature multiple repairable and replaceable chambers to allow for greater visibility and survivability. Non-inflatable targets are also available with an aluminium construction.

All targets can be fitted with radar, thermal sensors, missed distance indicators and video camera systems.

Principal Particulars:

Tri-3m Length
3m
Tri-3m Material Hypalon or PVC
Tri-3m Mass 30kg
Tri-6m Length 6.5m
Tri-6m Material Hypalon or PVC
Tri-6m Mass 80kg
Aluminium Hull Length 4m
Aluminium Hull Material Aluminium
Aluminium Hull Mass 200kg

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