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54 st / August 2017 ing skills during the 10th annual International RoboBoat Competition in Daytona Beach, Florida. The competition is sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation. The mission tasks demonstrated the student-designed maritime systems' autonomous behavior in different sce- narios, including speed, automated docking, finding a path in a crowded area, target identification, precise navigation and return to dock. The Daytona Beach Homeschoolers won the top prize, Hagerty High School from Oviedo, Florida, won second prize and Georgia Tech took third. SeeTrack to Integrate into Belgian Navy AUV Fleet SeeByte has sold 10 SeeTrack licenses, including person- nel training, to the Belgian Navy. SeeTrack will be integrated onto the Navy's AUV fleet, which will be deployed for mine countermeasures (MCM). The software package includes additional specialist mod- ules designed for MCM operations, including automatic tar- get recognition, change detection tool, performance analy- sis training tool and seafloor classification modules. Metal Shark to Build NCPVs For US Partner Nations Metal Shark has been selected by the U.S. Navy to build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels (NCPVs) for U.S. partner nations through the Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales program. Metal Shark will build up to 13 85-ft. Defiant-class welded aluminum cutters for the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala and other U.S. partner nations. Metal Shark will also supply electro-optical infrared sen- sors, diagnostic equipment, in-country reactivation, crew familiarization and test support. DCNS Gets New Name For International Push DCNS has changed its name to Naval Group to support its ambitions of exposure and credibility in international markets. This follows on the success of 2016 with selection by Australia as its preferred international partner for the design and build of 12 future submarines and the creation of a sub- sidiary in marine renewable energy. ABS to Provide Classification, Certification For Canadian Navy Noncombatant Fleet ABS has been awarded the Non-Combatant Class Society contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence to provide classification and certification services for the Royal Canadian Navy's noncombatant vessel fleet. ABS will assist in transitioning the noncombatant ves- sels to a Naval Materiel Regulatory framework, with the first phase of the program focusing on services for the Kingston and Orca vessel classes, as well as the auxiliary fleet, which engages in tug, diving and range support operations. In support of the future fleet, ABS will also play a key role in the transition process for the Harry DeWolf- and Queen- ston-class vessels into Canada's Naval Materiel Regulatory framework. ST ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Demos Fully Unmanned MCM ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Group has successfully demonstrat- ed a complete unmanned MCM Detect to Engage mission at the Belgium Navy's North Sea Unmanned MCM Trials. The ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK ARCIMS USV was fitted with a towed AQS-24B mine-hunting sonar from Northrop Grumman and the SeaFox mine disposal system from AT- LAS ELEKTRONIK. Once in the operational area, a 6-hour Detect to Engage mission was carried out using both remote control and autonomous operations. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK's new station-keeping autonomous behavior positioned the ARCIMS for accurate and stable launch and delivery of SeaFox for mine disposal. Raytheon, Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile for US Raytheon Co. and Kongsberg Gruppen will offer the Na- val Strike Missile (NSM) to meet the U.S. Navy's over-the- horizon requirement for its Littoral Combat Ships and future frigates. NSM is a long-range, precision missile with strike capa- bility against heavily defended land and sea targets and ad- vanced seeker and target identification technology. RoboBoat Competition Tests Students Maritime Engineering Skills Autonomy and the future force were in the spotlight as nine student-led teams tested their maritime engineer- navycurrents SEA TECHNOLOGY REPRINTS ® Electronic Reprints Digital versions of ST articles in high-resolution PDF format can be posted directly on your company's website. Hard Copy Reprints Include high-quality glossy reprints in your kits, and/or distribute them at conferences, seminars, and trade shows. Enhance your direct mail. For additional information, please contact: Compass Publications, Inc. T 703.524.3136 F 703.841.0852 Sea Technology magazine Since 1963, Sea Technology has been the industry's recognized authority in providing information in design, engineering and application of equipment and services in the global ocean community. Let Sea Technology work for you by providing published editorial content to validate your marketing initiatives.

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