The company not only displayed a scaled model of the new USV, but also the actual vessel at the marina’s pier. On February 21, 2023, the surface drone performed a live capability demonstration at sea, performing maneuvers, deploying a sonar by iXblue/Exail and launching an unmanned underwater vehicle by L3Harris.
The ADSB 170M-Detector USV can be operated in either manned or unmanned mode to perform surface warfare, transport, surveillance, and mapping missions for either naval or civilian purposes. It can run silently for four hours on electric power or at speeds of up to 40 knots on diesel power.
With retractable 3D multi-beam forward-looking sonars ideal for obstacle avoidance, real-time seabed mapping, and rapid environmental assessment applications, the 17-meter-long vessel provides exceptional information gathering. A 360-degree camera, as well as radar, AIS tracking, a weather station, and vessel status monitoring sensors, improve situational awareness.
Depending on the machinery and power configurations, the USV’s large deck can carry payloads of up to 1000 kg. For surface warfare missions, the vessel can accommodate a remote weapon system. The 170M-Detector can operate autonomously while also being controlled by a mobile, stand-alone command and control station.
- Overall length: 17.4m
- Overall beam: 4.2m
- Draft: 0.85m
- Machinery: 2x 900 HP diesel engines, 2x Waterjets, 1 set of lithium batteries, 1x 17kW generator
- Electric mode endurance: 4 hours with 5 knots
- Max Speed: 40 knots