Among other solutions is the brand new Vigilant Independent Unmanned Surface Vessel (IUSV), proposed by the local company ZyCraft.
Built from lightweight carbon nanotube fibre, the Vigilant uses two Yanmar 6LY3-ETP (480 hp) engines and higher fuel payload (up to 6,8 tons) to achieve at least 3,000 nautical miles, or 25 days of endurance, at loiter speed (6 kn). According to ZyCraft, the Vigilant IUSV is specifically designed to perform maritime surveillance, counter piracy escort, SAR, marine logistics or oil and gas survey tasks.
The Vigilant IUSV is fitted with a Seakeeper stabilisation system which provides anti-roll capability. This enables operations in high sea states with allowing EO/IR system and others electronic sensors to work optimally. The IUSV also features a Simrad 4G radar allowing a detection range of 24 km.
An in-house built collision avoidance software ensures the Vigilant operates safely even in congested waters. The IUSV has a 16 tons payload capacity.
ZyCraft was founded in 2011 for the purpose of developing advanced, unmanned maritime systems technologies. Besides the Vigilant IUSV, ZyCraft developed the M75 Unmanned Target Boat and a Diver Detection Sonar.