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The American Bureau of Shipping issued the first-ever classification for a commercial autonomous, uncrewed vehicle to Saildrone for the 10-meter Voyager.
A Saildrone Explorer was equipped with an ultrasonic microphone and deployed off the coast of California to study bats.
The accomplishment comes just 10 years after the first Saildrone USV crossed the Pacific Ocean and confirms Saildrone’s position as the only proven long-range, long-endurance uncrewed platform.
The National Data Buoy Center has replaced a moored weather buoy in a national marine sanctuary with a Saildrone USV to mitigate impacts caused by mooring material.
The two-month mission using the new Saildrone Voyager is in support of the NOAA deep-sea coral survey.
10 Saildrone Voyager USVs were deployed from Key West, a critical first step in the 4th Fleet’s Operation Windward Stack.
Saildrone Explorer SD 1045 measured the “highest wind speed recorded by a USV” during Hurricane Sam in 2021.
Saildrone’s passive acoustics array is designed to detect marine mammals like whales and dolphins to mitigate impacts on those species from human activities.
Tom Foldesi, formerly of DataStax and Defense Innovation Unit, brings 25 years of experience in strategic business development and sales.
After two years of successful missions in lakes Michigan, Huron, and Superior, a Saildrone Explorer will circumnavigate Lake Erie to improve fish stock assessments.
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