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2024-07-03

Exail Conducts Sea Trials of New Transoceanic USV

Exail’s new transoceanic Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV), DriX O-16, was launched and tested at sea recently. It was demonstrated to customers and partners, including major worldwide hydrographic institutes and navies.
 
Unveiled last March at Oceanology International in London, the DriX O-16 was first put to sea on May 29 in its home port of La Ciotat, South of France. After undergoing a first series of sea trials within the next couple of days, it was showcased in action to selected partners and customers on June 5.
 
Twice the length and five times the displacement of the legacy DriX H-8, the latest addition to Exail’s USV product line, DriX O-16, is designed for long-duration operations of up to 30 days. It benefits from an autonomy of 3,500 nm and can deploy multiple payloads and subsea assets. Its larger size allows for a wide range of payloads, including Multibeam Echosounders (MBES), Sub-Bottom Profilers (SBP), and acoustic subsea positioning and communication systems (USBL). 
 
Additionally, the USV features a launch and recovery system to deploy Remotely Operated Towed Vehicles (ROTVs), inspection-class Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). The new transoceanic USV is particularly suited for full ocean depth scientific and hydrographic surveys, geophysical and UXO surveys, and subsea infrastructure inspections.
 

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