Trusted Autonomous Systems are excited that the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) have now publicly acknowledged at IndoPac 22, our existing SeaWolf project with Cellula Robotics as one of three key programs of development for AUV capability!
Initiated and overseen by Trusted Autonomous Systems, funded by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Warfare Innovation Navy (WIN) Branch, with expertise, hardware and manufacturing from Cellula Robotics, the SeaWolf pilot project will develop a demonstrator 12m Autonomous Underwater Vessel (AUV) and existing technologies by early-2023. This project has been under discussion with RAN for 12-months and under contract for 6-months. Cellula Robotics have demonstrated experience in the delivery of AUV technologies and are in the final stages of establishing an Australian based entity to further the next stages of this project including Australian-based manufacturing.
The SeaWolf project is engaging with a range of Australian-based experts to deliver a prototype AUV and to harness technology, manufacturing and regulatory expertise to develop future AUV capability for the RAN. TAS have contracted Cellula Robotics, Mission Systems, Ocean Wave Consulting, East Consulting Services and Cellula Robotics have also engaged a range of expert sub-contractors on this exciting project including the world renown Ron Allum Deepsea Services. Additional sub- contracts are in finals stages of negotiation.
Trusted Autonomous Systems are a Defence Cooperative Research Centre funded through the Next Generation Technologies Fund and are not conduced for profit. Trusted Autonomous Systems also receive funding support from the Queensland Government.