SeaRobotics Corporation (SeaRobotics) has announced the delivery of two USV 4.0, bathymetric, autonomous 4 meter unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) to the Chinese market. The systems were sold and delivered through LinkOcean Technologies Ltd., SeaRobotics' exclusive representative in China. The units will be used by two prestigious oceanographic institutions, The First Institute of Oceanography in Qingdao, and The Second Institute of Oceanography in Hangzhou to perform bathymetric surveys.
These recent orders leverage SeaRobotics extensive expertise and history delivering USVs for high precision bathymetry, water quality analysis, and hydrographic survey, as well as mine countermeasures, surveillance, targeting, and many other applications. The vehicles were delivered with fully integrated R2Sonic multi-beam echo-sounders, motion reference units, GPS systems, and sound velocity probes, with software from HYPACK to provide a complete autonomous unmanned, high precision, bathymetric survey system.
"The USVs will be used in estuaries and in the coastal zone for bathymetric survey. Dr. Ju Jun from The First Institute of Oceanography, and Dr. Lai Xianghua at the Second Institute of Oceanography, have declared they are very pleased with the performance of the systems," stated Shuren Qin, President of Link Ocean Technologies.
"We couldn't be happier with the performance of the systems, as well as the support we have received from Shuren and his team at LinkOcean Technologies who helped develop the initial specification, and supported us during the delivery, training and early operational phases of these systems," stated Don Darling, President of SeaRobotics.