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Bayonet Ocean Vehicles, a new company, was launched at the recent Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) conference and exhibition in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company used the event to introduce its new line of amphibious crawling vehicles designated BAYONET 150, 250 and 350.

Deployable from land or water independent of weather, the new Bayonet crawlers have been designed to transit along the ocean floor as well as on land, making them the only robotic platform in the world capable of working the surf zone at ocean depths of up to 100 metres, and all the way up the beach, the company writes in a press release.

The BAYONET 150, 250 and 350 amphibious crawlers are based on OPENSEA, Greensea’s fully open architecture platform designed to offer the systems precision navigation, payload integration, autonomy, over-the-horizon commandand control and cover a wide range of possible payloads and applications including a variety of environmental, oceanographic, hydrographic, benthic and industry specific sensors to accommodate numerous commercial and military applications.

According to the company, these can include:

  • hydrographic survey
  • wind farm survey and maintenance
  • littoral warfare such as mine detection and clearance
  • coastal dredging support
  • environmental monitoring of the seafloor, beach zone, rivers and marshes
  • wharf inspections.