The C-Worker 7 is a robust multi-function unmanned surface vehicle (USV) suitable for a variety of offshore and coastal tasks. For example, it can carry out subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring without maintaining a ship on station, according to the website of manufacturer ASV Global.
With a rugged, self-righting aluminum hull, C-Worker can undertake missions of up to 30 days. The vehicle is 7.2 m long, weighs 5300 kg and has a top speed of 6 knots.
It incorporates fully-redundant propulsion and communication systems, and an integrated navigation sensor system that features visible light and infrared cameras, and radar. It can be fitted with interchangeable frames for a variety of payloads, such as multibeam sonar.
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