Norsafe developing USV in initiative with Kongsberg

(ARENDAL, Norway) — Norsafe has been working alongside Kongsberg to develop an unmanned surface vessel (USV) to act as a combined autonomous and data collection platform with different sensors.

Ideal for military and commercial maritime use, the USV has been designed to be robust and durable with easy servicing and the flexibility to allow for fast equipment changeovers.

Norsafe has used its years of experience to design a vessel that is stable on the water with minimal vibration and optimized for low air disturbance under the hull. These features are essential in providing nominal disturbance to the sensitive sensor equipment on board.

The USV has been designed for transportation either by road trailer or containerized on deck.

“Unmanned vessels are certainly useful in certain circumstances, especially in dangerous situations where the risk to human life is great,” said Dag Songedal, CEO for Norsafe. “We supply the military market with a range of patrol and assistance boats and used this experience to help develop and design the USV together with Kongsberg."

For more information contact or visit the Norsafe stand S5-360 at the DSEI show at Excel in London.

By Professional Mariner Staff