SeeByte Ltd, the worldwide chief of good software program options for uncrewed maritime programs, has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite- amount (IDIQ) contract to help the US Navy’s MK18 Uncrewed Underwater Car Household of Methods program. The awarded IDIQ has a complete potential worth of $87 million and a period of as much as 10 years. Beneath this contract, SeeByte will present engineering, technical help, coaching and simulation companies together with upgrades to SeeByte’s Mission-Stage Autonomy system, Neptune, growth of Automated Goal Recognition (ATR) modules and a bespoke coaching and simulation toolkit (Unmanned Methods Simulator).

Neptune robotically matches survey areas and goals to the out there property and their capabilities. It should adapt to adjustments within the setting throughout a mission, and can coordinate property to make sure mission success. Neptune permits uncrewed maritime programs for use to their full potential and has been adopted by the US, UK, Canadian, and Dutch Navies to be used in Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Mine Countermeasure missions. Neptune can combine with a various vary of uncrewed maritime programs, enabling operators to coordinate a number of property to carry out totally different behaviours as a part of a single operation.


The Mk 18 Mod 1 Swordfish Uncrewed Underwater Car is able to performing low-visible exploration and reconnaissance in help of amphibious touchdown; MCM operations (together with search, classification and mapping; and reacquire and identification); and hydrographic mapping within the VSW zone (10 to 40 toes depth) and the seaward approaches. It’s able to navigating by way of acoustic transponders in long-baseline or ultra-short-baseline mode or by way of P-coded GPS. Primarily based on the REMUS 100, the Swordfish is designed to Search, Classify, and Map (SCM) the Very Shallow Water (VSW) Area (10?40 ft). The U.S. Navy has a complete of 24 MK18 Uncrewed Underwater Automobiles.