Liquid Robotics Wave Glider: Anti-Sub, Counter-mine & Coastal Security

Officials of the Naval Information Warfare Center-Pacific in San Diego recently announced their intention to award sole-source purchase orders to Liquid Robotics to buy the company's Wave Glider unmanned surface vehicles (USVs).  For military applications these USVs are branded as the Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft (SHARC).  Wave Glider instruments, working together, can provide fleets of networked wave-powered ocean robots for military, oil and gas, commercial, and science applications.  Wave Glider can operate autonomously or be controlled virtually via any secure Internet connected device, and earned a Guinness World Record for the longest single mission by an unmanned autonomous surface vehicle.

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Thanks to CDR David Place (USN/Ret), davidplace47[at]gmail[dot]com, and Robin E. Alexander, President ATC, alexander technical[at]gmail[dot]com, for their assistance with this report, the background for which appeared in their  # 20 - 23 - 21 NOVEMBER 2020 edition of the UNMANNED SYSTEMS NEWS (USN).

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