Marine Advanced Robotics has delivered one of its WAM-V 16 ASVs (autonomous surface vessels) to Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific in order to support multi-domain unmanned maritime system autonomy. The WAM-V platforms are ideal for the deployment of a variety of sensors in real-world ocean environments where critical asset recovery must be performed under less-than-ideal conditions.
In addition to providing a stable platform for UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), ROV (remotely operated vehicle) and AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) launch and recovery, the WAM-V has proved invaluable for the deployment of sensors such as multi-beam echosounders, where the quality of collected data is greatly improved by the vessel’s stability.
Mark Gundersen, President & CEO of Marine Advanced Robotics, commented: “WAM-V stability and portability are unmatched and together with NIWC and our industry partners, we demonstrated the multi-domain (air, surface and subsurface) capabilities of the WAM-V during the Citadel Protect Autonomous Security Demo at NAVBASE San Diego where we launched a Teledyne Seabotix ROV and a Planck Aerosystems UAV. We have continued to develop the multi-domain functionality of the WAM-V platform and we are excited that NIWC will be advancing this capability for U.S. Navy mission needs.”