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Meet PoBo: Floating Platform for Disaster Relief

reliefGeneral Dynamics European Land Systems-Bridge Systems won a contract to develop a multi-functional, modular floating platform known as Pontoon Boat (PoBo). The project was awarded under the Innovation Program for the Support of Diversification Strategies of Defense Companies in Civil Security Technologies, or DIVERS. DIVERS is a program launched by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWI), with VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH as the responsible project executing agency."The PoBo is a modularly configurable floating device,” said Sascha Wahlster, head of civil

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Autonomous Vessels: FAU Gets $1.25m for Research

, applied ocean systems, and ocean energy technologies. Federally and state funded research and development projects include autonomous underwater vehicle-based BOSS sonar systems, high-speed underwater modem communication, air-deployable buoys, durability of composite materials, coastline security technologies and systems for harnessing ocean energy. SeaTech has a long-term partnership with the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock Division and its South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility (SFOMF), which extends offshore south of Port Everglades. The partnership provides extensive combined

TE SubCom Launches New NOC Solution

, and SubCom is the ideal organization to provide that peace of mind.”     Capabilities of SubCom’s NOC include: Global, 24x7x365 coverage Full vendor-neutral capabilities Visibility of the network status at global and regional levels, along with proven security technologies and management processes developed exclusively by SubCom; customized support levels that meet customers’ specific monitoring requirements and service desk trouble ticket management and customized reporting capabilities

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OPTECH South 2017: Littoral Challenges in Colombia

;A tour of the COTECMAR shipyard was conducted prior to the conference.   Panel discussions focused on regional cooperation to address transnational threats; C4ISR and networks; disruptive technologies; surface operations and trends; underwater challenges and opportunities; and maritime security technologies across ashore, such as the challenges of mines and explosive remnants of war. “There needs to be a paradigm shift to get rid of unexploded ordnance so communities can more quickly get back to a sense of normality,” said retired British Army Lt. Col. David Leigh, now of Kareem

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Maldives Protects Fishery with GOST Nav-Tracker

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies) announced that its Nav-Tracker 3.0 VMS has been adapted for use by the Indian Ocean archipelago nation of The Maldives to prevent illegal encroachment on protected island fisheries and preserve special areas for traditional fishing techniques. GOST in conjunction with both The Maldives Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture and the Maldives government-owned telecom company developed a custom-tailored solution to address the country’s specific maritime protection tracking needs. Providing real-time satellite information, Nav-Tracker is being used by the

BIOSwimmer from Boston Engineering

Getting Defensive

; from idea to supply chain development, or it is adept to jumpstart a project in any product development phase. Boston Engineering’s Advanced Systems Group (ASG) develops game-changing robotics, unmanned systems, and special tactical equipment. Boston Engineering’s defense and security technologies provide advanced capabilities to support U.S. defense and homeland security operations. Its robotics capabilities emphasize unmanned vehicle innovation — including unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). In addition to Small Business Innovation Research

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