ASV Global USV for University of Southern Mississippi

ASV Global has been awarded a contract by the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) for the provision of C-Worker 5 unmanned surface vehicle (USV).

The 18’ USV will be used for testing, training, and establishing procedures and protocols for use of the system by NOAA on future hydrographic programs.

Monty Graham, director of USM’s School of Ocean Science and Technology (SOST), said: “The C-Worker 5 from ASV Global will be a great addition to support USM’s growing capabilities in Unmanned Marine Systems Certification and our research toward improved mapping and charting in the Hydrographic Science Research Center.”

USM’s sponsors including NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey and the US Naval Oceanographic Office should also benefit from this USV investment.

“We are excited that USM has this cutting-edge platform available to teach the next generation of hydrographers,” said Rear Admiral Shepard Smith, director of NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey.

“USV technology is key to the US Navy’s future. USM’s acquisition of a C-Worker 5 USV is going to help Naval Oceanography build the more talented and agile fleet that the nation needs,” stated Rear Admiral John A. Okon, commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (COMNAVMETOCCOM).

We are delighted to be working with the USM. The C-Worker 5 is the ideal platform for survey work; to date, more than 11,000 km of hydrographic surveys have been performed with C-Worker 5 USVs, far more than any other diesel powered USV worldwide,” said Thomas Chance, CEO ASV Global.

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