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Al Marakeb Showcases Autonomous Vessel Technologies at NAVDEX

: Feb 18, 2019 - : 2:15 am

Al Marakeb Boat Manufacturing Company, a leading UAE based maritime company building high-performance vessels and Autonomous Systems Providers, is displaying its latest in USV technologies at the ongoing NAVDEX 2019.


The company is hosting a live demonstration of AHM13USV, an armed 13m USV, a byproduct of a recent collaboration with Emirati boat builder Al Hareb Marine. The shipping container on display at Al Marakeb’s stand hosts a Command and Control station to operate the 13 m vessel situated at Ghantoot 70 km away of ADNEC. The vessel is being remotely controlled by the C2-20 Command & Control Station at NAVDEX using MAP Pro Autonomous Technology.


For the live demonstration, the MAP Pro system relays engine diagnostics, route management, a live camera feed, a radar screens and an obstacle warning alarm in real-time. The system showcases live operation of the STAMP gun that is mounted on the vessel and is provided through an ongoing alliance with IGG ASELSAN and Al Marakeb.


“Al Marakeb’s participation at this year’s NAVDEX serves to demonstrate the true power of working together with leading forces to combine technologies that ultimately place the UAE in the global arena for Unmanned Technologies,” said Nour Al Sayyed, Chief Operating Officer, Al Marakeb. “Collaborating with key industry players reflects our vision to upgrade defense technology and highlights our efforts towards implementing latest innovations in the USV market.”


The company’s AHM11USV, a new 11m addition to its fleet, is also making its debut at NAVDEX. The USV is comprised of the boat and propulsion system, the patented MAP Pro autonomous conversion kit and the rocket launcher-MILAS by IGG Aselsan.


The LMM Missile Launching System (MILAS), developed for defense against surface and aerial threats; is a customized solution for different naval platforms such as fast interceptor crafts, patrol boats and corvettes.

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