Finally! OPVs with Robust Military Grade ISR Capabilities

Navies around the world are deploying Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) to monitor, protect, and show presence in their Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). But this has posed a challenge on how to equip them. Using military grade radars and other intelligence sensors (i.e. SIGINT) that are traditionally tailored to large vessels such as frigates and corvettes is not sensible. They are too big, heavy, require a lot of power and are very expensive for OPV’s budget. However, using commercial sensors is very limiting and not robust enough to seriously counter threats. Continue reading

Ultra Sonar Systems Supports Kraken Robotic Systems with Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) Services for the Delivery of KATFISH to the Royal Danish Navy

MSD6 Saltholm multirole vessel and MSF1 mine hunter transiting towards Klaipeda. (NATO photo by CPO Brian Djurslev)

Figure 1: Complete SeaScout® system in stowed position.

Ultra Sonar Systems (Ultra) is pleased to announce it has joined forces with Kraken Robotic Systems Inc. (Kraken) to support the supply of their SeaScout® system to the Royal Danish Navy.

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Plans for May Asteroid Departure

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Plans for May Asteroid Departure

This illustration shows the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft departing asteroid Bennu to begin its two-year journey back to Earth.
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This illustration shows the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft departing asteroid Bennu to begin its two-year journey back to Earth.
Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

On May 10, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will say farewell to asteroid Bennu and begin its journey back to Earth. During its Oct. 20, 2020, sample collection event, the spacecraft collected a substantial amount of material from Bennu’s surface, likely exceeding the mission’s requirement of 2 ounces (60 grams). The spacecraft is scheduled to deliver the sample to Earth on Sep. 24, 2023.

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