The French technology company Thales have developed a new USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicle) in collaboration with the British company L3Harris, ASV (UK), who specialise in autonomous maritime vehicles. L3Harris, ASV (UK) contracted NORCO to manufacture the mould tools and prototype composite shells for the project, which were subsequently fitted out at their facility in Portchester, UK.
The 12-metre long USV will be used to deploy two systems: Thales T-SAS towed sonar and SAABs Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV). Sea trials began in July 2018, and are progressing satisfactorily.
Manufacture of 12m Unmanned Surface Drone Vessels.