Innovators: Defence & Security

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AUV WITH LOCALLY DEVELOPED SONAR IS THE FUTURE FOR CANADA'S ARTIC

by wade on October 7, 2014

(10/02/2014) For a wreck that has been underwater for almost 170 years, HMS Erebus looked almost perfectly preserved, the image so clear that viewers could almost see individual grains of sand. Resting more than 10 metres deep in icy Arctic waters, the long-lost ship was finally discovered thanks to a robot using state-of-the-art sonar able to grab images of the vessel’s hull, which was mostly intact.
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MASS '14 GEARING UP FOR 2nd ANNUAL MUST-ATTEND EVENT

by wade on October 6, 2014

Now in its second year, the Maritime & Arctic Security & Safety Conference (MASS) has already gained a reputation as a must-attend event. At MASS'14, October 28 - 30, at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre, St. John's NL, delegates will network and gain a wide perspective on challenges, opportunities and policies related to the Arctic and North Atlantic maritime environments. Read more.

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CHINA STRENGTHENING ITS ARCTIC PLAY

by wade on July 21, 2014

China does not loan out its pandas to just anyone, so a deal in April for two of the bears to head to Copenhagen zoo raised some eyebrows in Scandinavia. Some commentators suggested that this was all about the Arctic and especially about Greenland, which Denmark partly administers, and its mineral resources.
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SOMETHING FISHY ABOUT THE FUTURE OF US NAVY UUV SURVEILLANCE

by wade on July 4, 2014

The US Navy is testing a stealthy, 4 foot-long fish-shaped autonomous underwater vehicle designed to blend in with undersea life and perform combat sensor functions, service officials explained.

The so-called “bio-memetic” undersea vehicle is currently being developed as part of the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell,  or CRIC – a special unit set up by CNO Adm. Jonathan Greenert in 2012 to explore the feasibility of rapidly turning around commercially available technologies for Naval military use.
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STRONG GROWTH FORECAST IN GLOBAL AUV MARKET

by wade on June 21, 2014

North America will account for 75% of the military AUV market in 2014. However, this market share may decrease to 70% by 2018, as emerging economies increasingly invest in their military fleets. Overall growth of military demand in AUVs closely mirrors the investment in drone aircraft.
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