Maritime Tactical Systems, Inc. (MARTAC), an innovator in maritime Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs), has unveiled the latest offering in its Devil Ray series of ASVs, the Devil Ray T24 (7m).
The base configuration Devil Ray T24 (T24) is designed as a high performance ASV capable of burst speeds up to 50 kts and open ocean cruising ranges up to 600 nautical miles, with a payload capacity up to 1,800 pounds.
The T24 was designed and developed from concept to empower operators to execute missions with multiple advanced above- and below-surface sensors over both line of sight and satellite datalinks.
According to MARTAC, the ASV’s use of advanced automation and Collision Avoidance Systems (CAS) provides the level of trust necessary to conduct missions with significantly reduced human intervention or oversight. In addition to its inherent autonomy, the T24 is built on an agile technology stack which is Interoperable and Interchangeable (I2I) allowing easy adoption of emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities.
True to the company’s vision of designing and developing ASVs capable of operating ‘Beyond Human Capability’ the Devil Ray T24’s rugged 10G rated high-speed hull and large deck area offers multi-domain system integration flexibility that is believed to be unmatched by any other unmanned platforms. The ability to easily integrate multiple payloads and communication packages complements the T24’s cross-domain capabilities.
According to MARTAC, the new T24 is the only ASV with native marsupial hosting capabilities with platforms such as MARTAC’s MANTAS T-series (T8 T12) ASVs, UAVs, UUVs, and ROVs.
The T24 is MARTAC’s commitment to providing its customers the finest in ruggedized, reliable, commercial-off-the-shelf technology with interoperable architecture allowing for seamless integration of government, as well as commercial systems architectures.
Bruce Hanson, MARTAC CEO, said: “We are excited about the launch of our Devil Ray T24 with its ability to change how ASVs are utilized to augment operations and manned systems. This is our first Devil Ray ASV designed from the ground up to meet specific multi-role mission requirements. It is capable of autonomous operation at high speeds, and we will continue to advance our technology to address the needs of our military, scientific and commercial customers’ missions, and applications. MARTAC’s Devil Ray ASV series truly operates ‘Beyond Human Capability’.”