Thales has announced that it will be taking space in the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton to facilitate its ongoing partnership with the NOC on marine autonomy projects.
Thales and the NOC are currently working together on the regulatory, environmental risk, policies and laws associated with marine autonomous systems.
Eddie Awang, Thales’s VP of the Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance business, and Defence Mission Systems in the UK, said: “This is an exciting business partnership for Thales which will increase our engagement with the growing marine autonomy community and support our involvement in collaborative research and technology projects. Maritime autonomy is vital in transforming the capability we can offer our customers.”
Adam Schink, Marine Robotics Innovation Centre manager at the NOC said: “Thales is currently working with the NOC and many of the innovation centre partners on marine autonomous systems. We are particularly pleased to be partnered with Thales developing the next generation of marine robotic systems.”