Posted by September 14, 2017

Norsafe, Kongsberg to Develop USV in Joint Initiative

Norsafe said it 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.

Kongsberg selected Norsafe AS as a partner for multipurpose USV manufacturing because of their well-known reputation for building robust and high quality crafts for extreme environments. Throughout the  process of finding the right partner, Norsafe showed the capability of creating an innovative and robust design, which fitted well to Kongsberg’s requirements.
 
Engineered 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 said it has designed 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 simple transportation either by road trailer or containerised on deck.
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