A Protected Planet
Saildrone’s autonomous platforms are agile, mobile, scalable, networked, and sustainable, providing persistent, cost-effective solutions for real-time interoperable data acquisition. Our proprietary onboard machine learning algorithm fuses sensor data, recognizes targets of interest, and alerts the end-user in near real-time—the “eyes” at sea. An advanced acoustics instrument package provides the “ears” at sea.
Maritime domain awareness (MDA) is the effective understanding of anything associated with the safety and security of the global maritime domain, including but not limited to illegal fishing, drug enforcement, and intrusion into protected marine sanctuaries. New stresses on ocean regions require new solutions to improve maritime domain awareness and support intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
Saildrone vehicles also carry an advanced scientific sensor suite that collects oceanographic and meteorological data while on MDA missions. This data is critical for understanding the impacts of a changing climate, which are predicted to strain economies and societies worldwide and could directly affect national security.