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Sapura Bolsters Subsea Capabilities with Exail Rovins INS

Sapura, a Brazilian provider of subsea services, has recently acquired eight units of Exail Rovins Nano Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) to enhance its ROV capabilities in offshore installation of subsea equipment.Integrated into Sapura's fleet of remotely operated vehicles (ROV), Exail INS will help Sapura to lay flex pipes and deploy subsea hardware onto the seabed, such as templates and manifolds, rigid jumper spools or tie-in-spools.The Exai INS are said to be able to ensure highly accurate navigation down to 6000 meters.Rovins Nano, equipped with advanced sensors such as accelerometers and

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Greensea IQ Expands its Plymouth, MA Production Facility

foot expansion of its Cordage Park production facility on October 17, 2023. This expansion establishes a manufacturing center for the production of several navigation and robotics systems including the Bayonet line of surf zone crawlers, EverClean hull cleaning robots, RNAV3 diver navigation systems and OPENSEA Edge autonomy hardware.“We were excited to open our newly expanded facility to the public for the first time and welcomed local blue tech businesses, community leaders and others from the marine industry,” said  Rob Howard, Chief Growth Officer, Greensea IQ

 Ed Husic MP - Minister for Industry and Science (middle) officially unveils the facility with Advanced Navigation CEOs and co-founders Xavier Orr and Chris Shaw.

Advanced Navigation Unveils Hi-Tech Robotics Facility in Australia for AI-Powered Navigation Systems

intelligence (AI) for robotic and navigation technologies, has unveiled a new high-tech robotics facility for autonomous systems based at the UTS Tech Lab in Botany, New South Wales (NSW), Australia.The facility will scale up the manufacturing of Advanced Navigation’s world-first AI navigation systems for GPS-denied environments, including its digital fiber-optic gyroscope (DFOG) technology, Boreas.Advanced Navigation says it is one of only four companies in the world with the capability to manufacture strategic grade fiber-optic gyroscopes."This technology empowers reliable navigation

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Exail Opens New Office in Norway

;With this new office, we will be able to provide increased support to our growing base of customers in Norway, and more generally, Scandinavia.”Exail noted it has won major contracts in the region over the past years, both in the civil and defense markets. This includes the sale of inertial navigation systems for Norway’s U212 submarines and Coast Guard vessels, Finland’s Multi-role corvettes, as well as Sweden A19 and A26 submarines. Exail also has partnerships with civilian Scandinavian companies such as Teledyne Gavia, Nortek and RTS

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FET Observation-class ROV for Memorial University

subsea maintenance tasks. Ancillary tools and sensors can also be added to the vehicle for survey and light intervention work. The Mohican is equipped to a high specification with a four function manipulator arm for complex underwater procedures.The ROV supplied also has precision measurement and navigation systems, HD & SD cameras, LED lighting and sonar for low visibility operations. Emergency location systems fitted include VHF beacon, combined with flasher

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Barge Completes Autonomous Navigation Test in Busy Belgian Waterways

circuit starting from a port in Niel on the Rupel River. The vessel entered a busy sea canal before traversing locks and passing several bridges as well as a yacht club and marina.Martin Giskegjerde / KongsbergKONGSBERG technologies used in the trial included Autodocking, Autocrossing and automatic navigation systems. The company has also developed cloud-based communications systems and advanced simulations to test and ensure that the vessel operated safely and optimally.Pål André Eriksen, Senior Vice President, Remote & Autonomous Solutions, Kongsberg Maritime, said: “We are delighted

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USCG's Keeper Class Buoy Tenders Set for Navigation Upgrade

data, the manufacturer said. Complementing Octans, the Netans Data Distribution system will facilitate the sharing of navigation information across various onboard systems.Ted Curley, President and General Manager of Exail, said, “The supply of these gyrocompasses will add to the 100+ Exail navigation systems already operating in the USCG. It is a testament to our long-standing relationship with the USCG.”More than 100 Octans gyrocompass already equip the USCG 87-foot Marine Protector Class and 100-foot Island Class Patrol Boats

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HAV Group Set to Acquire Undheim Systems, Adding DP Capabilities

;s smart navigation system, Raven INS, with Undheim Systems’ DP technology, HAV Group can provide solutions that control vessels at all vessel speeds and enables semi-autonomous functionality," HAV said.“There is a very exciting opportunity in combining HAV Group’s vessel navigation systems with our DP technology. The combination is an obvious plug-and-play solution that we can offer to today’s vessels, for both retrofit installations and newbuilds. In addition, the combination can provide an important piece of the jigsaw towards autonomous vessels. The delivery of

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Exail Launches New Compact USBL Positioning System

, a new compact and cost-effective subsea ultra-short baseline (USBL) acoustic positioning system for permanent vessel installation.Gaps M3 is a USBL positioning system with no embedded Inertial Navigation System (INS), making it a cost-effective choice for operators who can rely on existing onboard navigation systems. Intended for permanent USBL installations, Gaps M3 can indeed be coupled with navigation systems already on board to provide users with continuous access to high-level precision meeting any operational requirement for survey and Dynamic Positioning (DP) operations. Deployments from opportunity

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