World’s Fastest Autonomous Interceptor Vessel Introduced

The vessel features dynamic collision avoidance and can be operated via over-the-horizon network connectivity from almost anywhere in the world By Mike Ball / 08 Mar 2022
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CMN NAVAL is showcasing the UHSI32, which the company claims is the fastest autonomous interceptor in the world, at the World Defence Show in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The vessel features advanced autonomous abilities and features that were developed in cooperation with Sea Machines Robotics.

CMN NAVAL will be demonstrating the UHSI32’s ability to execute autonomous transit missions, pattern autonomy and dynamic collision avoidance while being operated via over-the-horizon network connectivity from almost anywhere in the world. In addition, a Raytheon command and control system will be used to help analyze, track and compile data.

The UHSI32 combines multiple mission capabilities with high-speed performance (over 45 knots) and an extended patrol period of three days. With a length of 32m and beam of 7m, applications include maritime security, search-and-rescue (SAR), insertion, surveillance and protection of assets at sea.

Fadi S. Pataq of CMN NAVAL commented: “The UHSI32 is the first high-speed interceptor in its class to incorporate autonomous technology. We will continue to collaborate with world leaders in specific fields to push the boundaries of innovations and to become the world’s most advanced and sustainable shipbuilder.”

Frank Relou, business development manager for EMEA at Sea Machines, stated: “As a leading developer of autonomous control systems, Sea Machines brings innovation to the global security and defense sectors. This collaboration with CMN Naval represents the intersection of commercial and government sectors, and the capabilities of autonomous technology. We continue to prove the capabilities of our technology on the world stage, and we look forward to demonstrating its value once more at the World Defense Show.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact