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OPT Successfully Demonstrates Counter Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Capability for US Government

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OPT Successfully Demonstrates Counter Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Capability for US Government

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OPT Successfully Demonstrates Counter Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Capability for US Government
OPT Successfully Demonstrates Counter Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Capability for US Government

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc., a leader in innovative and cost-effective low-carbon marine power, data, and service solutions, today announced it has completed successful demonstrations of a Counter Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (“CUUV”) WAM-V capability. Recent demonstrations at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Exhibition and the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International’s Pacific Pivot Event successfully showcased the ability to detect multiple underwater threats, including, singular and swarming micro Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (“AUV”).

Mr. Burdyny expressed his enthusiasm about this milestone, stating, “These field demonstrations further solidify the operational capability of our COTS WAM-V solution with the objective of keeping our warfighter safe and removing the man from the minefield. This capability represents a potential order of magnitude cost reduction feature to our services. I am excited to present the results of our demonstrations at the forthcoming Mine Warfare meetings in San Diego, and advance our ability to deliver solutions where they’re needed the most.

Counter Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (“CUUV”) WAM-V
Counter Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (“CUUV”) WAM-V. (Photo by OPT)

The results of these successful field demonstrations along with the Detect to Engage Mine Countermeasures (MCM) USV capability will be presented by OPT’s Chief Commercial Officer, Matt Burdyny, at the International Mine Warfare Technology Symposium taking place in San Diego on 21 -23 May. This solution puts OPT into the unique position of offering an affordable commercial off the shelf (COTS) Uncrewed Surface Vehicles (USV) solution that is capable of serving the mission of the Department of Defense’s Replicator Initiative.

OPT provides intelligent maritime solutions and services that enable safer, cleaner, and more productive ocean operations for the defense and security, oil and gas, science and research, and offshore wind markets. Our PowerBuoy® platforms provide clean and reliable electric power and real-time data communications for remote maritime and subsea applications. We also provide WAM-V® autonomous surface vessels (ASVs) and marine robotics services. The Company’s headquarters is in Monroe Township, New Jersey and has an additional office in Richmond, California.

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