Group delivers its new generation USV INSPECTOR Mk2 for underwater survey
ECA Group announces the release of its new generation Unmanned Surface
Vehicle (USV) Inspector MK2. Equipped with a wide variety of sensors,
effectors and associated mission management software, this comprehensive
platform offers a unique solution to various naval tasks.
ECA Group new generation Unmanned Surface Vehicle
(USV) Inspector MK2
This flexible and easy
to reconfigure, multirole USV is 9 meter long and 2.95 wide, weighing
less than 5 tons for a maximum speed over 35 Nds can easily be deployed
and operated from non-specialized ships.
With its new furtive roof and fully equipped cabin, the INSPECTOR
Mk2 can be used manned, remotely operated or in full autonomy. Its
hull shape combines a high transit speed capability with low draught
for shallow water operations and great motion stability for accurate
data gathering. This behavior combined with a long range communication
link make this platform ideal for underwater survey as well as homeland
This new generation USV will be delivered in its enhanced "imagery”
configuration. It will be fitted with an interferometric hull mounted
and a towed side scan sonar for shallow and medium depth underwater
survey. Alternatively fitted with two remotely operated vehicles dedicated
to inspection missions, SEASCAN, the USV will also be used as the
support boat for underwater inspection and identification.
The first serial system USV INSPECTOR MK2, from a batch of 4 systems,
has passed the qualifications at sea successfully and will be delivered
to the end user end of September 2015.