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Autonomous Surface Vehicles

  • Ocean/ Marine Services-Security
  • oil
  • electronics engineers



6A Trafalgar Wharf, Hasmilton Road
Portchester Hampshire PO6 4PX
United Kingdom

ASV is committed to building advanced innovative Unmanned Marine Systems ((UMS) for the Commercial and Military markets. Established in 1998 and rebranded in 2010, ASV has built a talented company of naval architects, mechanical, software and electronics engineers specialising in the design and construction of UMSs. The company works in the international oil & gas, scientific and research, security and military markets. ASV has achieved an enviable reputation for rapid, cost-effective realisation of demanding tasks, for the quality of its products and, most importantly, for delivering solutions and services on time and to specification. ASV has supplied over 30 different Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) for a wide range of tasks. Our products are in service with the UK MoD, government organisations, defence primes and several navies and businesses around the world. ASV has also carried out specialist military research into mine countermeasures (MCM) platforms and recently completed the design and build of an 11m composite vehicle specifically for use as a MCM Sweep vessel. The company is recognised as one of the world’s leading designers of novel autonomous vehicles and has recently one a competitive research contract to design and build a Long Endurance USV through the Natural Environment Research Council

ASV is part of the Global Fusion group and operates alongside sister company C&C Technologies which is the world’s leading survey company in the operation of UUVs.


ASV continuously develops USV technology through internal R& D funding and with external research organisations. A recent project won in competition through the Natural Environment Research Council will see ASV leading a team of specialised companies and a University to develop a long endurance Uunmanned Surface Vehicle.

The company continues to build its portfolio of Target Drones and by the end of this year will have built “C-Target” craft of 3m 6m, 9m , and 13m size. In addition to this ASV was sub-contracted by Thales UK to design and build a dedicated Mine Counter Measure vehicle for mine sweeping, which was completed and successfully delivered in Mar 13.

The mobile Station Keeping Buoy “C-Stat” has been developed for a university in Japan has recently conducted a 72 hr endurance trial in the Solent. Following a recent acceptance and some customer requested modifications this vehicle will be shipped to Japan for operations in May 13. Other projects recently completed are the conversion of an existing craft for beach reconnaissance. Finally alongside sister company, C&C Technology, ASV are designing and building a “C-Worker” which will be the World’s first Work Class ASV. This vehicle will be operated as a service vessel by C&C Technologies.

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