Cellula Robotics Extra Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (XLUUV) has embarked on its highly anticipated sea trials, a key step in the company’s development of long-range hydrogen fuel cell powered autonomous underwater systems.
Designed to evaluate surface performance and autonomy, the initial sea trials offer a valuable opportunity to assess the vehicle’s capabilities in real-world maritime conditions.
Building upon Cellula’s preceding innovation, Solus-LR, the Solus-XR XLUUV has been crafted to attain unparalleled operational ranges, reaching an impressive 5,000 kilometers.
Through its port-to-port mission capability, Solus-XR removes the necessity for auxiliary support vessels, thus facilitating access to challenging and remote locations frequently encountered in Arctic sub-ice missions. Beyond the elimination of environmentally taxing high-emission support vessels, the cutting-edge hydrogen fuel cell technology developed by Cellula empowers the system to engage in sustainable operations, ensuring minimal ecological footprint.
Looking ahead, Cellula Robotics Ltd has planned demonstration missions for 2024, a pivotal step in showcasing the full spectrum of the Solus-XR XLUUV’s capabilities in real-world scenarios. These missions will underscore the vehicle’s potential to redefine underwater security and operations, solidifying its place as a game-changing technology.
According to Cellula Robotics, the sea trials of the Solus-XR XLUUV mark a defining moment in the company’s journey, demonstrating its commitment to excellence and setting the stage for a new era of XLUUVs.
“This momentous achievement is a testament to Cellula’s enduring commitment to innovation and excellence,” said Adrian Woodroffe, Director of Business Development at Cellula. “Through strategic partnerships and tireless dedication, the company has transformed a vision into reality with the development of the Solus-XR XLUUV, a cutting-edge testament to the future of maritime security.”