Autonomous technology developer Milanion Group, in partnership with maritime solutions provider Aegean Projects, has successfully undertaken the conversion of a 6.8-metre RHIB to an unmanned surface vessel (USV) for the armed forces of an undisclosed EU member state.
USVs are a cost-effective way to to add force multipliers to a fleet of vessels while simultaneously removing human personnel from hazardous situations, as well as sparing them from having to perform dull, repetitive or otherwise unpleasant tasks. This unmanned vessel conversion can be configured to loiter, patrol, report and, if required, to intercept other marine traffic.
Davinder Dogra, CEO of Milanion Group, commented: “We hit the ground running with our partnership with Aegean Projects, and are already generating interest from prospective clients about unmanned land and sea vessel projects in Europe and further afield.”
Vassilis Hatzigiannis, CEO of Aegean Projects, said, “We are proud to announce the delivery of the Unmanned Surface Vessel conversion of the 6.8m RHIB to the Army of a NATO and EU Member State. Our specialist teams worked around the clock to ensure the tight delivery deadline (3 months) was met on time and within budget, despite the strict and unpredictable COVID-19 restrictions.”