Al Seer Marine, a renowned global maritime organization, and MARSS, a pioneering technology innovator with a worldwide presence, have underscored their dedication to collaboration by formalizing their commitment through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This landmark agreement aims to foster the development of advanced security solutions for USVs.
The MOU signals a key partnership between the two industry leaders and will spearhead rapid acceleration in the innovation of security and defence technology, supporting the work of Al Seer Marine’s “Autonomous Center of Excellence” for Maritime Autonomous Systems (MTII Center), and further establishing MARSS’ position as a global leader in technology innovation.
MARSS’ CEO and founder, Johannes Pinl, said: “At MARSS, we have spent many years innovating and improving our world-leading NiDAR technology to create an adaptable, scalable, intelligent and easy-to-use platform, which offers unparalleled, real-time protection against security threats.
“We very much look forward to this partnership with Al Seer Marine, and to drawing on their design and industry expertise to take our technology to the next level, as we work together to exceed our own expectations and those of our customers.”
This groundbreaking collaboration will witness the integration of Al Seer Marine’s USV research platform with MARSS’s proprietary NiDAR defense technology. This integrated system will demonstrate superior command and control (C2) capabilities and marine security features. Providing unparalleled situational awareness and security enhancements, it will support operators in their decision-making process, automatically detect potential threats, and suggest appropriate measures to neutralize them. This innovative system will be unveiled in mid-2024.
MARSS and Al Seer Marine have also established a joint initiative to develop operational training programs for their employees and partners. They will also collaboratively participate in contracted product and technology demonstrations within the region.
Guy Neivens, CEO of Al Seer Marine, commented, “As market leaders in the field of Unmanned Surface Vessels, we are thrilled to partner with MARSS on this groundbreaking project. Through our collaborative efforts in innovation and design, we are confident that we can seamlessly integrate MARSS’ advanced security solutions into our state-of-the-art vessels, ensuring unprecedented levels of security, defense, and safety for our clients.”
This strategic partnership between MARSS and Al Seer Marine represents a significant step forward in the evolution of USV security technology, promising enhanced safety and protection for maritime operations worldwide.