ISE has been working on Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and Autonomous Marine Vehicles (AMVs) for 10 years. We have used our experience and technologies common to our other unmanned vehicles to introduce a new product called the Tactical Controller (TC) Kit. The TC Kit transforms an existing manned boat into an USV which operates via a command link. It is a portable, modular, flexible, expandable package that is based on ACE, ISE's proprietary open architecture control system software.
Three USV's have been implemented by ISE:
- Tactical Controller Kit - "The Machine" was a rapidly developed demonstrator for the US Military. ISE integrated the TC Kit into an existing 8 m RIB supplied by ACB Boats of Bellingham, Washington.
- SARPAL - SARPAL Autonomous Marine Vehicle (AMV) was developed for DND
- SEAL - The Seal USV was a demonstrator to DND for Search and Rescue.