Riyadh KSA, March 2, 2022 – The French group CMN NAVAL announced the launch of the fastest autonomous interceptor in the world on the side-lines of the World Defense Show in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. CMN was demonstrating live the 32-meter UHSI32, which was designed in cooperation with the Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics.
CMN NAVAL will demonstrate the UHSI32’s ability to execute autonomous transit missions, pattern autonomy, and dynamic collision avoidance while being operated via over-the-horizon network connectivity almost anywhere in the world. In addition, Raytheon Anschütz’s SYNTACS command and control system will help analyze the data, track, and compile the situational picture.
The UHSI32 combines multiple mission capabilities with high-speed performance (over 45 knots) and an extended patrol period of three days. With a length of 32m and beam of 7m, missions include maritime security, search-and-rescue (SAR), insertion, surveillance, and protection of assets at sea.
“The UHSI32 is the first high-speed interceptor in its class which incorporates autonomous technology. The collaboration with Sea Machines allowed us to push the innovation envelope further with the HSI32. CMN NAVAL will continue to push the boundaries and to become the world’s most advanced and sustainable shipbuilder.” Says Fadi S. Pataq of CMN NAVAL.
“As a leading developer of autonomous control systems, Sea Machines brings innovation to the global security and defense sectors,” said Frank Relou, Business Development Manager EMEA for Sea Machines. “This collaboration with CMN Naval represents the intersection of commercial and government sectors, and the capabilities of autonomous technology. We continue to prove the capabilities of our technology on the world stage, and we look forward to demonstrating its value once more at the World Defense Show.”
The World Defense Show 2022 is described as a fully integrated and future-focused defense event set to showcase the latest technological developments from across the globe.