Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 17 February 2019: Al Marakeb Boat Manufacturing Company, a leading UAE based maritime company building high-performance vessels and Autonomous Systems Providers; is displaying its latest in USV technologies at the NAVDEX 2019 taking place from the 17th to the 21st of February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). In accordance with the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 focused towards strengthening the economy and the defense sector, the company, working in partnership with key industry players is exhibiting state of the art innovations at its stand (B-038).
Al Marakeb is hosting a live demonstration of AHM13USV, an armed 13m USV, a byproduct of a recent collaboration with long standing Emirati boat builder Al Hareb Marine for visitors to experience maritime technology first hand. The shipping container on display at Al Marakeb’s stand hosts a Command and Control station to operate the 13 m vessel situated at Ghantoot 70 km away of ADNEC. The vessel is being remotely controlled by the C2-20 Command & Control Station at NAVDEX using MAP Pro Autonomous Technology. For the live demonstration, the MAP Pro system relays engine diagnostics, route management, a live camera feed, a radar screens and an obstacle warning alarm in real-time. However, most notably, the system showcases live operation of the STAMP gun that is mounted on the vessel, and is provided through an ongoing alliance with IGG ASELSAN and Al Marakeb on several opportunities to date.
“Al Marakeb’s participation at this year’s NAVDEX serves to demonstrate the true power of working together with leading forces to combine technologies that ultimately place the UAE in the global arena for Unmanned Technologies. Our display at NAVDEX is a prime example of our company’s innovative culture which thrives on excellence and diversity. Collaborating with key industry players reflects our vision to upgrade defense technology and highlights our efforts towards implementing latest innovations in the USV market.” said Nour Al Sayyed, Chief Operating Officer, Al Marakeb.