Working with our companions within the Center East, L3Harris showcased the operation of the MAST-13 Scarab autonomous vessel within the United Arab Emirates in waters off Abu Dhabi. Through the demonstrations, the MAST-13 Scarab collected and shared information in real-time from built-in onboard sensors with the L3Harris group at AW22 in Jervis Bay, Australia. The demonstration featured reside video and management information with operators 7,500 miles away and proved the power of uncrewed vessels to offer Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) information to mission commanders globally.

The vessel was set in a simulated patrol mission and used its cameras and radar techniques to observe exercise within the space. The built-in system enabled operators to visually see tracks that have been presenting as an Automated Indication System (AIS), with put in EO/IR cameras, as a radar observe, or as a fusion of the put in sensors. This characteristic enabled operators to right away establish these contacts by AIS, radar and visually to find out if these contacts have been a possible curiosity, potential risk or are a part of the routine floor image for the patrol space.


Through the train, the MAST-13 Scarab was working uncrewed close to Abu Dhabi and was remotely monitored by the group in Jervis Bay. The person interface for the ASView™ management system was mirrored between the 2 areas, every with the power to observe the vessel and examine reside sensor and video information. The vessel operated constantly for 2 days through the train showcasing the ASView management techniques’ proficiencies. ASView permits autonomy on new and current vessels and may present a spread of management choices from direct distant management to full collision regulation-aware autonomy.

L3Harris MAST-13 Scarab quick interceptor vessel

Throughout AW22, the demonstration emphasised the state-of-the-art of autonomy and the system’s capability to share information with a number of management areas and supply real-world scenario consciousness internationally. Following the RAN’s contract award for L3Harris to transform RAN Patrol Boat HMAS Maitland to an autonomous patrol boat, AW22 supplied a real-world instance of the advantages of unmanned floor vessels and the essential position they will serve in offering maritime safety operations. MAST-13 Scarab’s participation in AW22 elevated the RAN’s curiosity within the MAST-13 platform in addition to L3Harris’ autonomous options – creating alternatives to additional develop globally.

MAST-13 Scarab is a 13-meter quick interceptor vessel able to working at over 40-knots and an endurance of over 36 hours. The platform was developed as an ISR system platform with a spread of built-in sensors together with EO/IR Pan-Tilt-Zoom digital camera, radar and AIS. The vessel is powered by twin diesel engines with waterjet propulsion, enabling excessive maneuverability and excessive pace.

Because the chief of autonomous maritime techniques, L3Harris is remodeling future missions with its household of autonomous floor and optionally manned vessels. L3Harris’ industry-leading floor autonomy know-how, the ASView management system, permits unmanned operations or distant operations from a land-based management station to execute pre-programmed mission plans and real-time operations. ASView is L3Harris’ proprietary Autonomous Floor Automobile management system. The system has been developed and augmented particularly for autonomous and distant management of unmanned autos and the conversion of manned vessels for unmanned use. Our know-how redefines operational functionality by enabling higher-risk missions, increasing operational attain, and increasing passive communications. ASView has been delivered on over 125 vessels thus far and is in operation on vessels from 2 to over 70-meters.