The US government may soon ban federal funds from purchasing drones made by Chinese manufacturers due to national security risks and concerns. With the widespread use of drone technology as well as the increasing benefits, how will the U.S. drone market respond to this new opportunity?
September 2019 brought the tragic news of the Golden Ray capsizing and the salvage and cleanup efforts. The US Navy is also reconsidering drydocking requirements for the LCS-2 after reports of drydocking shortages. SeaDrone was mentioned in a story for how micro-drones can help with coatings performance inspections. And the US Navy is supporting a Tunabot robot modeled after the yellowfin tuna. Read on for SeaDrone’s opinions on the news this month.
Riviera Maritime Media published a profile of Dr. Adam Bell from AkzoNobel that features his innovative use of micro ROVs for ship hull inspections. SeaDrone’s Inspector 3 was mentioned as Dr. Bell’s ROV of choice, and the article includes tips for piloting Inspector 3.
Learn how Cspect, a Belgium-based inspection company, modifies the SeaDrone Inspector 3 with attachments to enhance the ROV’s performance, including bumper and positioning systems.